To distract myself from stuff I don’t feel like dealing with (denial is my friend), I grabbed these questions from sonofabeach‘s blog. I didn’t take them all… just the ones I felt like answering. Because I can do what I want. Ha!

What is your zodiac sign and does it fit your personality?
My unwelcome birthday is soon, 6/11. Gemini…

Astrologers believe Geminis have a volatile temperament, that their strength however is their versatility, and that their versatility allows them to learn a little about everything and develop skills in many areas. Geminis along with Capricorns are considered to hold unique artistic and creative abilities unlike other signs in the zodiac. They have a wide appreciation for the arts, philosophy, history and the natural sciences. They do not like boring people.


I emphasized the best parts. It should also say ‘they do not like stupid people‘. Interesting that my son is Capricorn (which is mentioned above)… he is a lot like me. (Poor kid.) All wrong, though, is that my mom is also Gemini (her birthday is today) and she and I are really quite different.

What blog is your favorite to read and why?
There’s no way I’m going to choose one. Okay, mine. Hahaha. I’m kidding. Although I do go back and read old posts occasionally. Sometimes, I amaze myself. I read something I forgot I wrote and I think, my God, I wrote that? I love it! It’s a good feeling… whether anyone agrees with me or not.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Uhh… something I do by myself… maybe more often than is normal. But I do not feel guilty for it, so… I guess that doesn’t count. Oh… I love taking off for a drive to nowhere with my window open singing like I’m fucking Adele or something. (I am a decent singer, but I’m no Adele…) But I feel like I should be home with my family or doing something more constructive.

What is your earliest memory and how old were you?
I remember the day my parents brought my little sister home from the hospital. I was 4… and my two older sisters were at school, so I got to ‘have the baby to myself‘ for a few hours before they got home. I am closest with my little sister to this day. Although very close to the one a year older as well. (The 3rd doesn’t speak to me or my baby sister… she is nuts. Way more nuts than I am.)

What is the worst present you ever got?
This will sound bad… and the gift itself wasn’t terrible… but I was a mess! It was a bracelet that cost too much and I felt so guilty having it that I cried for hours. (And it was Christmas…) I ultimately returned it and gave half the money back to the gift-giver… I was ‘required‘ to keep the other half.

Quick, what’s on your right?
Coffee. (Funny, I started writing this earlier… and this was my answer. Now it’s 9pm-ish and I have coffee again – decaf now, though… I’ve got to sleep eventually. I guess.)


Have you ever met anybody famous?
*NSYNC… and for the record, Justin Timberlake was a total ass! I always hated him… still do. Joey and JC, by far the coolest. And JC’s voice… by far the best. (I’ll never understand why Justin got all the attention and promotion.) Plus JC was (kinda still is) delicious. (I don’t know this for certain… I did not taste him. But if I thought it was appropriate, I would have.) By the way, this was never my kind of music… (poppy boy band stuff) but who couldn’t like ‘Bye Bye Bye‘? Oooh, maybe this is my guilty pleasure! Though I haven’t listened to them for years…

What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Christmas morning — we sleep over Mom’s on Christmas Eve (after I’ve had plenty of her delicious champagne punch — the one time of year I always drink… okay, not when I was pregnant). Two of my sisters (not the one who doesn’t speak to me), my brother-in-law and my nephew also stay over. The gift exchanging is fun with the kids… and then Mom makes blueberry pancakes and bacon. And sometimes a bunch of other stuff. Yum.

receive bacon.

Damn… now I want bacon.


About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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17 Responses to distraction.

  1. Marquessa says:

    Lol…which one was JC?

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  2. Haha! Terrific! Now I want bacon!!! Timber lake was an ass? That’s kinda surprising. He seems like a likable dude. The third answer made me nearly spit out MY coffee, at 10:11p.m. I might add. Sleep schmeep! 😃

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  3. Miriam says:

    I share in your guilty pleasure too 🙂

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  4. This is great! I never liked Timberlake either! He’s not that good-looking, come on! And of course, I was already guilty pleasuring over the Backstreet Boys at that time! Ick, just kidding! I swear even decaf keeps me awake if I drink it in the evening. Does your eldest sister speak to any of you? Harry’s eldest sibling, a sister, is like that with him. She’s horrible!

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    • “Guilty pleasuring” as a verb sounds really dirty. Crazy sister speaks to my mom (well, my parents, but my dad passed away a few years ago) and she speaks to one of my sisters…the one who is a year older than me and lived in NYC. I think there’s a jealousy issue… because NYC sister is the only one single with no kids. Crazy is on husband #2 and she does have a son… so it all makes no sense. There’s much more to the story… it may make for a good piece of writing people will think HAS TO be fiction… Maybe I should write it! I’m guessing it would be entertaining…!

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  5. A.C. Melody says:

    My dad’s a Gemini and that description is very accurate. 🙂 I agree, the last part should be amended to ‘stupid people’ not boring people. lol

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  6. Very different post. Fun to read. Thanks for sharing this.

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