Old School Blogging: The Questions

We bloggers who have been around for a while often reminisce about the good old days, when we had to blog uphill on foot, BOTH WAYS. Or something like that.

Back in September I wrote about how I wanted to bring the Blogroll back because back in the day we all had Blogrolls and we all left comments and that’s how our communities were formed. (Oh, and ahem, my Blogroll is right HERE, in case you’re new here and want to discover some new blogs!)

Another thing we did was write posts that answered a list of questions (and then usually tagged people to do the same, half of whom would get annoyed because “I DON’T DO THESE KINDS OF POSTS” or “I DON’T HAVE TIME TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS” or for a variety of other reasons). These kinds of posts were always interesting to read, and I discovered that they still are when I read Liz’s latest post. She grabbed the questions from Elaine from The Miss Elaine-eous Life (Elaine is also the SE Texas LTYM co-producer!) and Kim from Co-Pilot Mom and did some Old School Blogging, which I will now copy. (The act of Old School Blogging and the questions, NOT the answers. Well, except for one.)

What is the last thing you watched on T.V.? “Good Morning America”, because I’m a morning news junkie. Since disconnecting our satellite and installing an antenna we can’t watch NBC live anymore, and after eight months I may finally be finished with withdrawal symptoms from missing the “Today” show. MAYBE.

When did you last step outside? What were you doing? About fifteen minutes ago I went out with Roxie so she could do her business. (Wow. After answering the first two questions I’m thinking I shouldn’t have done this Old School Blogging thing. Could I BE any more boring?)

What is on the walls of the room you are in? My two book covers (which my sweet husband framed for me after each one was published), a custom canvas celebrating our 25th anniversary, a picture of one of my favorite Chicago sculptures, Magdalene, a poster print of Mount St. Helens that I framed ages ago when I worked at LeeWards Craft Store, and the above-mentioned tv antenna.


If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? Multi-millionaire? Okay. *takes deep breath* A condo at Marina City (my dream home), a second home in the southwest somewhere for Jim and I to visit in the winter, a third home next door to Liz, new cars and repayment of student loans for my kids, an apartment in NYC for my sister along with lots of plane tickets so she can go there on the weekends but still keep the job she loves so much here, something really nice for our parents, and lots and lots of trips to destinations worldwide. (Maybe I need to become a billionaire. Or maybe not: I’m a pretty good bargain hunter.)

Marina City Tower wtmd

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know. As crazy I am about working out at this point in my life, I never played one sport as a kid and, outside of my required gym classes I didn’t start exercising until the age of twenty-four.

Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
Jim, calling from China to check in.

If you could change something about your house without having to worry about expense or mess, what would it be? I would change our screened-in porch to a walled-in sunroom so that we could expand the size of the upstairs and turn our bedroom into a master suite. I mean, go big or go home, you know?

What is the last thing you bought? Gas for my car, a Cherry Coke Zero, and Rolos on my way home from Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Absolutely not and you couldn’t pay me enough. I DO, however, scream things at the tv while watching contestants on “The Amazing Race” hesitate in bungee jumping and skydiving situations. (“GO ON, YOU BABY!” “JUMP!!” “OH MY GOSH, JUST GO!!!”)

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? Sarah Silverman, who I have loved for years. The first time (out of several) I watched her episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”, I actually told Jim that I would like to get coffee with her, and I DON’T EVEN DRINK COFFEE.

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? I don’t max out my credit card but if I had to choose somewhere to spend lots of money without regard for paying it off, I’d say either Amazon.com (ha! They sell EVERYTHING) or some travel agency somewhere.

Is the glass half empty or half full? (Here’s where I copy/alter Liz’s answer:) Half full; unless it happens to be a glass of my favorite wine Bacardi and Coke or Jack and Coke, then it’s totally empty.

What’s the farthest away place you’ve ever been? Dresden, Germany in 2006. I loved visiting Dresden because it was part of the former East Germany and many people there don’t speak English as they do in the west, so I got some great practice on my rusty German language skills. Dresden is also the home of the most beautiful dairy shop in the world! And it truly is! I mean, I have only been to that ONE dairy shop ever but I can’t imagine another dairy shop being more beautiful.


What’s under your bed? A couple of storage containers full of off-season clothing and lots and lots of dog hair. Maybe a random shoe, too.

What is your favorite time of day? I’m a little odd because I consider myself to be both a morning person AND a late-night person. Another answer to the question would be “bedtime!” because I’m always tired.

What inspires you? My husband always inspires me to follow whatever crazy paths/dreams/ideas I come up with because he’s so supportive. My kids, too. My friends, too! I love seeing others in this same space do great things and carve new paths (especially when I know them personally and have watched their hard work from a front row seat!).

Aaaand…that’s it! I’m not tagging anyone because YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, but if you do, and you want to, go ahead! I’d love to read your answers. The linky on Elaine’s original post is closed for new entries but you can still go click on those who got in on time! (Be sure to let me know if you do it!)