Friday, February 8, 2013

Mother Chick Chat - 48 Things You Never Knew About Me

Due to my lack of writing inspiration this week, I've decided to phone it in and just do a random question meme.  Sometimes you gotta do something to get the juices flowing again, so here we go:

1) Were you named after anyone?  To the best of my knowledge, I was named after Lindsay Wagner.  Well, I guess not really after her, just that my mom liked her name.  There you go, now you know my first name.

2) When was the last time you cried?  I'm not really an overly emotional person when it comes to things in my personal life, but yet, I cry at random commercials, Youtube videos, etc.  So, I cried watching that Budweiser Clydesdale commercial earlier this week and also some random video I saw on Facebook last night.

3) Do you like your handwriting?  Eh, I guess it's okay.  It's neat and you can read it, so it gets the job done.  Someone analyzed my handwriting one time and said that how I write across a page with no lines means my energy levels ebb and flow and I'm kind of up and down emotionally.  That was strangely accurate.

4)  What is your favorite lunch meat?  Holy random question.  Hmm, I guess turkey.  My favorite way to eat it is in a wrap with guacamole.

5) Do you have kids?  Yes, we've established that I have two.  We went back and forth for years on whether to have more kids and it's just not in the cards.

6) If you were another person, would you be friends with you?  I'd like to think so.

7) Do you use sarcasm a lot?  Um, yes.

8) Do you still have your tonsils?  Yes, even though I got tonsillitis all the time when I was a kid.  At that time, the doctor told my mom that they discovered that it was more beneficial to keep your tonsils than to take them out.  That must have changed because we had to have Violet's tonsils removed when she was eight.  Go figure.

9) Would you bungee jump?  No, no, no.  I used to think I was afraid of heights and then I discovered that I'm really afraid of falling.  I have dreams that I'm falling at least once a week and if I get stuck in traffic on an incline on a bridge, I kind of freak out a little.

10) What is your favorite cereal?  Oatmeal Crisp with Almond.  Just the right amount of crunchy nutty goodness.

11) Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?  No, seems like a waste of time.

12) Do you think you are strong?  Most of the time.

13) What is your favorite ice cream?  I really don't eat ice cream that much, but sometimes I get a craving for an M&M Blizzard from Dairy Queen.  That's the only kind of Blizzard I've ever liked and what's weird is that I don't really like plain M&Ms.

14) What is the first thing you notice about people?  Hmm, their hair color I guess?  

15) Red or pink?  Pink.

16) What is your least favorite thing about yourself?  I think I'm somewhat judgmental of others and I'm really working on changing that.

17) Who do you miss the most?  I don't really have anyone I'm missing.

18) What do you need to work on the most?  See # 16 - not being so judgmental of others.

19) What color shoes are you wearing?  I'm not wearing shoes at the moment.

20) What was the last thing you ate?  A peanut butter granola bar.

21) What are you listening to right now?  Pandora...let me check the song that playing:  It's called 'Life (No 13 in Musical Humors) by Tobias Hume.  It's from my classical channel.  The song before that was from Lady Antebellum and not it just switched to Bob Marley.  I have eclectic musical tastes and I shuffle on Pandora rather than sticking with one station at a time.  Although, I listened to my 60s station for three straight days this week without switching to anything else.

22) If you were a crayon, what color would you be?  I would be a limited edition color made to match OPI Pompeii Purple nail polish.  Best color ever.

23) Favorite smells?  Coconut suntan lotion and salt water.  The beach is my happy place.

24) How important are your political views to you?  Not very.

25) Mountain hideaway or beach house?  Beach house.  That said, we're doing the mountain hideaway vacation this summer.  We rented a cabin in the Blue Ridge mountains and with the hot tub, game room for the kids, and sunbathing deck, I'm looking forward to that kind of 'roughing it' in the mountains.

26) Favorite sport to watch?  I can really watch any sport and enjoy it, but I don't specifically seek sports out to watch.

27) Hair color?  Blonde

28)  Eye color?  Blue

29) Do you wear contacts?  Nope, and I don't wear glasses either.

30) Favorite food?  Oven roasted asparagus.  So good.

31) Scary movies or happy endings?  Happy endings.  I feel personally affronted when a movie doesn't end how I think it should.  Same goes for books.

32) Last movie you watched?  I haven't watched a movie in a while so I don't remember but I have a bunch of movies saved on the DVR that I haven't gotten around to yet.

33) What color shirt are you wearing?  Pink

34) Summer or winter?  Well, I live in a place where the weather is typically some version of summer, so I'll say that.  Although I like our winter weather, because it's spring/summer like also, so really, both.

35) Favorite dessert?  Toss up between Publix chocolate cake with buttercream frosting (so good) and cherry cheesecake.

36) Strength training or cardio?  Cardio.

37) Computer or television?  Computer.  I really use the tv for background noise.

38) What book are you reading?  I just finished a book so I'm not reading anything right now.  I'm in to 'women's Southern fiction' right now, AKA 'grit lit' and my favorite author in that genre is Karen White.  My favorite author overall is Elin Hilderbrand and all of her books are set on Nantucket, but she only writes one book a year.  I tend to read as a form of escape and to relax, so I don't ready anything too heavy.  I do like memoirs though and sometimes those are heavier reading - The Glass Castle comes to mind as a good one and one of my all time favorite memoirs was Angela's Ashes.

39) What is on your mouse pad?  I have an optical mouse so I don't have a mouse pad.

40) Favorite sound?  Probably thunderstorms and rain but I'm pretty partial to my white noise machine that I use every night also.  I also like the sound of waves rolling in to shore at the beach.  

41) Favorite genre of music?  Don't really have one, like all kinds.

42) What is the farthest you have been from home?  Not that far, actually.  I guess Honduras?

43) Do you have a special talent?  I mentioned this in my last post after my botched eyebrow waxing job but I can raise my left eyebrow on it's own without the right one.  I get that little quirk from my dad and I'm the only one of his kids that inherited that ability.  I can't do it with the right one, just the left.

44) Where were you born?  Ohio.  In my opinion, the most boring state ever unless you count Cedar Point.  Nothing compares to Cedar Point in terms of amusement parks.

45)  Where are you living now?  Somewhere that is close to the beach and warm most of the time.  And we are really good at growing oranges here.

46) What color is your house?  A really light green with white trim.  In the last year and a half we have completely changed everything about our house and it was 100% DIY.  It was really hard and painting the exterior of a house, especially a stucco house, is not that fun.  It was nice though, when one of my neighbors walked by after we were all done with everything and said our house looks so inviting and like something out of a storybook.

47) What color is your car?  Grey.  I really want a new one but the plan when I bought my current car was to drive it until Violet starts driving and then give it to her, so I'm really trying to stick with that plan because it's the fiscally responsible thing to do.

48) What are you doing this weekend?  (The original question was boring, so I made this one up.)  Mr. Chick and Violet are headed out of town in one direction for a soccer tournament and Lily and I are headed in another direction for a soccer tournament for her.  Such is the life of a soccer family.


  1. Fun list... I may have to try that later.

  2. Love these questions! I'm going to try them sometime!

  3. I always really enjoy reading posts like these. I swear you can learn more about someone with simple questions like these than whole entire posts!


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