Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Five more Glamorous Questions

Courtesy of The Superstar:

1. How has having children changed your life? Sheesh, it would be easier to answer how they HAVEN’T changed my life! I love more, I cry more, I laugh more, my patience gets tested more and I worry about the future more. They took my perfect little unorganizedly-organized world and turned it all upside down. And I love every single second of it!

2. If you could choose one place to raise your family other than the place you are now, where would it be? (you can't say that Podunk is Perfect and you wouldn't choose any other place. That ruins the fun!) I would NEVER say that Podunk is perfect. There are good and bad things about living everywhere. And even though San Diego is home and I would love for them to experience the childhood I was given out there, if I could pick ANYWHERE to raise them, I’d pick Northern Virginia. There is so much history out there (most of it within a two hour drive from where I lived when I was there) and I think you get a greater education from actually seeing things like the Civil War battlefields and the Holocaust museum than you can get from any old classroom textbook.

3. What is your movie guilty pleasure? Something you should never admit to watching much less loving... but you're going to anyway? ;) Hmm. . .that’s a tough one because pretty much every movie that I love has a severe cheese factor. The first ones that come to mind are the Princess Diaries movies. But, suffice to say that if you know of a movie that absolutely tanked at the box office, odds are that I own it and may or may not cry at the end of it. *ahem*

4. If you could pick one person in your life who has had the most influence on you and who you've become, who would it be and why? Probably my grandma. She taught me how to appreciate everyone, love unconditionally, get down on the floor and play with you kids (or grandkids), keep a grip on your passions (the ones that are your own, you know before Mr. Wonderful came along), and live each and every day like it’s your last one here on this earth.

5. What is that one song, that no matter where you are and what you're doing, you have to stop everything, turn it up, and sing at the top of your lungs, dancing along? Oh boy, you’re really trying to embarrass me with this one, aren’t you? ;) Music is so huge in my life that it’s more like a group of songs from stages in my life that make me crank up the radio (like 80’s Hair Bands from driving to the beach with my mom) (or SWV / Mary J. Blige / Boyz II Men from 7th grade rollerskating on Saturday nights) (or Nirvana from my 8th / 9th grade grunge phase). But if I have to pick ONE song, it has to be Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”. It’s stupid, I know, but you have to know the story: I remember putting on a concert for our parents with my apartment friends at 5 years old, playing a footstool for a drum, BEING Bon Jovi, and lip-synching to that song. Every time I hear it, it brings me back to that time. The awesomeness of innocence and youth. Long before things like moving, divorce, or death had stripped away all of that.

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So there you have it. Five more things about me that you probably didn’t need to know. But seriously, I would blog every day if I had fun questions like this to answer! I’ll extend the offer again, that if you want to be interviewed, just comment here and I’ll come up with some questions for you!

2 comments:

Battlerocker said...

I like cheesy movies too. I have to hide it, but it's a guilty pleasure. :)

bsg said...

whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-oh LIVIN' ON A PRAY-ER! TAKE MY HAND WE'LL MAKE IT I SWEAR!

that's totally my "crank it up" song too. It's all I can do not to belt it out when it comes on my launch at work. even if i'm on the phone with a customer i totally lip sync and belt the words out. :)