Before I get started, I wanted to let you know that the best (funniest!) contest EVER will begin right here, next Tuesday. More details to follow soon!
I thought I knew what type of questions I'd get from yesterday's post, but I admit a few of you surprised me. I'm just going to tackle them in the order they came in, okay? It makes it easier for me to keep track of. There were so many, I had to break this into two posts. Part II will post tomorrow. I'm copying and pasting most of the questions straight from yesterday's comments.
Tell me everything you've learned about Golden Retrievers. My (40 lb) 14 week old puppy is adorable. She looks like a stuffed animal. She announced yesterday that she has officially entered the hard-core chewing phase …
I'll send you a separate email, but congratulations your Golden is officially teething. She will lose her baby teeth next and then the chewing will stop. I'd provide her with a lot of chew toys in the meantime. If you don't, she might gnaw through the support beams of your home. Really.
I love chair and a half's they are big and comfy and you can curl up and fall asleep if you want too. My next furniture set will have one. I am glad you picked the blackberry it is going to look great. You will post pictures when it is finished right?
Sure, I'd be happy to post pictures if you'd like. The furniture won't be here for about six weeks.
How come you never talk much about Briefcase?
Briefcase is a private person and he'd like to keep it that way. I respect his wishes.
Some Most of the time, anyway.
What else are you going to do to your house?
The outside desperately needs painting. I also need some window treatments. There's probably a zillion other projects too. I'm trying to take it one step at a time.
Do you and The Torturer still fight a lot?
Sometimes. Not as much as we used to. It's not my fault. The man can be IMPOSSIBLE.
Do the two of you (T) actually get along?
Most of the time we do. We've known each other for a very (!) long time. One day with The Torturer is like a decade with someone else. If you do the math factoring THAT in, I've known him forever.
What's changed most in your life since the car accident?
What hasn't changed? The hardest adjustment, I suppose, has been dedicating almost every moment of the last 2+ years to my recovery. The rest of my life had to be put on hold.
How old are you really?
Um … 24???
Where's the most unusual place you've had a reader so far?
Now, that's a hard one. The Internet makes the world a very small place. I'm very fortunate to have readers in over 100 countries right now. (And I love every single one of you! Smooches!)
Where's your favorite place you've traveled to?
Another hard question. I don't know if I can pick one favorite. (I love to travel, but I hate to fly.) I did particularly like Germany when I was there. Also, I'm mostly drawn to warm, tropical, places which is why Hawaii is a destination I've returned to many times.
oooo i love that one question: how old are you REALLY? heh. i'm askin' that one too.
So, you won't let up on me, huh? Twenty four. (Or, possibly in my forties.)
what zodiac sign are you?
Scorpio. The sex sign. Are you surprised? Heh! Did I mention CONTEST next week?
what kind of toothpaste do you use?
I'm a loyal Crest girl.
what kind of car do you drive? can i see pics?
A mail truck.
Not really, but wouldn't it be great if I did? It's a black SUV. A very dirty one at the moment, so no pics today. All SUV's look alike anyway.
shower or bath girl?
Shower. I suppose I may have taken a bath for relaxation now and again prior to having kids in my life. Now there is no time for relaxing ….
do you happen to work at the moment?
No. My rehab at physical therapy has been a full time job for the last several years.
i'm wondering what you did pre-accident?
are you planning on going back to work if you're not working now?
I'm going to answer these two together. I was a SAHM immediately pre-accident. I spent a lot of my career time working for a Fortune 500 company in a managerial position. I have a lot of experience with advertising, and public relations. I've written many press releases in my life ….. I hope to go back to some type of paid employment at some point. For now, my priority is still my recovery.
what on earth does briefcase DO?
Briefcase is the Vice President of a medical company. He travels a lot.
what's your fav pair of shoes? and picture of them please.
Speaking of Briefcase, he's laughing his ass off at this one. I'm not Imelda Marcos, but I may be close. I have an ongoing love affair with shoes. I pretty much live in my Rainbows (flip flops), but it doesn't stop me from collecting a lot of other shoes. It's impossible to pick a favorite, but here are a couple I really like.
do you color your hair? (evil laugh)
What color is your hair?
I'm going to answer these two together. My hair is blonde. I do sometimes add either highlights and/or low-lights. If I didn't I would walk around with white-blonde, straw-like, hair all summer. (Bimbo hair!) Swimming in a salt water pool and the ocean does that to blonde hair. I have a great stylist who takes pride in evening out the varied shades of blonde which grow out of my head. (No gray or white hairs yet!!)
Do you have any connections to anyone in the entertainment business?
Yes. My cousin is the business/finance manager for many celebrities. Having lived my entire life in Southern California, I've met some famous people over the years.
I think that's enough for today. I'll finish up the rest tomorrow. There are some pretty funny questions I'll be answering in tomorrow's post.