Sunday, August 10, 2008

Weekend Trivia

Way back on July 22nd, Tiffany over at Tiff's Bermuda Shorts tagged me with some trivia. I'd link you to her 'cuz her blog is fun and interesting, but she's gone private, so you wouldn't get far. But a tag is a tag! So here goes...

A. Attached or Single? Attached for the last 13 years, married for almost the last six of 'em.

B. Best Moment? Holding Urban Kid 1 for the first time. I was terrified of marriage and motherhood, but had finally strapped on the weights and followed Urban Dad into the deep end of the pool of life. And looking down at her was a total, "oh...NOW I get it!" moment.

C. Cake or Pie? Who cares? Pass me a fork!

D. Day of choice? Friday. Urban Dad is home and is basically ours for a few days. And if it's the Friday before a break at Great Big Urban High School, then it tends to be laid back and light.

E. Essential item(s)? Strong black tea, cell phone, tinted moisturizer, concealer, Ouidad hair products, minty gum, current issue of The Wall Street Journal. Yep, I'm high-maintenance and totally own it.

F. Favorite color?: Purple.

G. Gummy bears or worms? Wait, where's my cake and pie? Oh well, I guess bears. Not getting my cake or pie makes me want to bite off their little heads.

H. Home town? St. Louis, Missouri. Go Cardinals!!

I. Favorite indulgence(s)? A glass of good wine with the U-Dad, a good long sit in the steam room at the gym, a good long sit in the nail salon, a good long sit in the hair salon (gawd, this is pitiful). Finally, a nice run on a pretty day in the park.

J. January or July? July, hands down. I loathe winter.

K. Kids? Two fantastic little girls who keep me guessing.

L. Life isn't complete without? The Urban Dad. I spent years thinking marriage is what kills a relationship. With him, I've experienced the exact opposite.

M. Marriage date? October 28, 2002. A Monday afternoon after school. A security guard at GBUHS who is also an ordained minister came home with us and did it. If I'd had a bunch of time and plans, I would have freaked and pulled a Runaway Bride thing like that chick in Georgia.

N. Number of brothers and sisters? Three older half-brothers from our father's first marriage. One younger sister from his second marriage (the one that also produced yours truly).

P. Phobias? Heights. Can I tell you what it took to take Urban Kid 1 up on Navy Pier's Ferris Wheel? I loooooove that girl.

Q. Quotes: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." --Dr. Seuss "Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter." --Ayn Rand "We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." --Winston Churchill

R. Reasons to smile? Because life is just good right now. Honestly, I look at the rest of the world and realize that I truly do not have any real problems and am just so incredibly blessed.

S. Season of choice? Anything but winter.

T. Tag? Melissa at Complete Chaos,. And Anne at Hemstitch and Hydrangea -- because she needs to post already! We all miss her!

U. Unknown Fact about me? I absolutely cannot stand Oprah or The View. There. I said it.

V. Vegetable? Most anything but squash-type stuff, e.g. eggplant.

W. Worst habit? Clenching my teeth at night. Now I get to wear a sexy mouthguard.

X. X-ray or ultrasound? I suppose ultrasound. It implies something good instead of something broken, right?

Y. Your favorite food? Sushi.

Z. Zodiac sign? Aquarious.


G said...

I'm bored and can't think what to write on my blog, so I'm tagging myself...

Is that actually technically allowed?

Darcy said...

Oh my goodness. I think we could be BFFs. I loved your answers...

'cept sushi. to which I reply, "Gag me with a spoon!"


melissa said...

Loved this! And if you come to my house and find me watching The View or Oprah, please...something has gone terribly wrong....just shoot me. ;-)

I'll post my answers soon.

Tiffany (aka T, Tiffers, Tiffster, and Pally) said...

Well Done Urban MOM!!
It was great finding out new things about you.

If anyone wants to visit my Bermuda Shorts blog, just email me at

Happy to oblige.

Tiffany (aka T, Tiffers, Tiffster, and Pally) said...

Oooh! I just read your comment on my blog about your friend/my cyber pal. Thanks for the update. Please tell her I'm routing for her and wish her the best.
I hope she posts whenever she feels ready, I really loved her blog.