As I have not been much for writing lately, I was thankful that my friend T over at No Love for Fatties nominated me for a Liebster Award, complete with eleven interesting questions to answer. I thought her questions might help me write. And I think one of them might even spark a whole separate post. So thanks for that, T.
I’ve done this particular award a bunch of times. But as I have pretty much stopped doing awards, I’m just stealing the questions… and answering them.
- If you had to pick just one classic Disney movie to watch for the rest of your life, which one would it be and why? I’m talking released pre-2005.
I was immediately going to say Tangled because it’s my favorite, but that was released in 2010. So… Monsters, Inc. (2001)… or Sleeping Beauty (1959).
- If you had to choose between saving a clown from a horribly painful death or ordering a free pizza, what kind of toppings would you get?
Mushrooms and onions.
- Does the world really need the new Grinch movie that is coming out this holiday season?
Oh, hell no. Not even a little bit.
- When you go to the movies, explain to me your thought process – where do you sit? Why? Snacks – do you bring your own or buy there? Pay for VIP showings? Time of day? How close to opening night do you go?
• I sit in the center of the middle row. It’s the best view… and now that the theaters around here let you buy specific seats ahead of time, I always get the seat I want.
• I don’t usually snack at all, but if I do, I bring something with me… pretzels, granola bar, or if I’m splurging, M&Ms. Snacks at the theater are waaay overpriced.
• I have never paid for a VIP showing.
• I will go on opening weekend for some movies. As I am cheap and broke and reclusive and often with my kids, I usually go to the first show in the morning on Saturday or Sunday when the ticket prices are lower and the crowds are smaller.
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
If I don’t consider proximity to family (which, in reality, would be a deal-breaker), I would say Italy (Tuscany). Or Australia. Or Hawaii (but at this point, I’d like to get the hell out of the US).
- How early do you start your Christmas shopping? Are you a “gets started in May” type of person, or an “Ooo it’s December 23rd already? Better get shopping” person?
I hate Christmas, especially Christmas shopping. HATE. I make a list of what I absolutely must buy, and I order it online. If I absolutely must go out, I plan with my list and do it all in one day. This usually happens between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The sooner the better to get it over with. However, with my unemployment status and other such nightmares, I won’t buy much. Thankfully, people in my life understand and don’t expect me to overextend myself to buy them things they don’t even need or want.
[Side note: I hate Christmas crowds. If I just want to buy some damn laundry detergent, I have to deal with far too many shoppers at Target. It pains me. January cannot come fast enough.]
- What’s the perfect way to celebrate your birthday?
With a cheesecake and a fork. That’s the PG version.
- Do you have different versions of yourself depending on who you are talking to?
I do… but the act has been getting harder lately as I suck at ‘faking it.’ But, yes, I am different with different people… my kids, my mom, my sisters, my husband, my kids’ friends parents, and even here. When am I the most ‘me’? With mom. And here.
- What’s one fact that people tend to be shocked to find out about you?
I was having some trouble with this one. I’m sure there is something, but I’m coming up empty. I hate whipped cream. That might be weird to some, but it’s not really ‘shocking.’ I asked my daughter… she said it’s that I once walked ten miles to raise money for charity (this was back in high school). I guess I’m not very charitable overall… just mostly a bitch. So she finds this shocking.
Oh! I know! Sometimes, I actually have moments where I almost feel happy. Fleeting, infrequent moments… but they do happen. I am not miserable 100% of the time. I bet that’s shocking.
- Thrift shops – awesome places of wonderment and joy, or full of gross things that people have already owned/wore?
They can be awesome, but sometimes I’m totally grossed out. Varies.
- Rental Car insurance – do you get it from the rental place, or make sure you have your own set up before you rent?
I have car insurance already… so I never get it from the rental place because it’s redundant. They really push it… but no.
Guess which one I might make into its own post…? Your thoughts…?
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