In the immortal words of Hammerstein:

Getting to know you,
Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you,
Getting to hope you like me.

Okay, now that that ear worm is firmly embedded in your brain, let’s move on to the Q&A/getting to know you section of our blog today. (Ours, today, because I would like your participation. Yes, YOU).
I’m pretty sure only about 3 people are reading my blog but let’s play a game and find out. I’ll answer some questions (completely random and made up by yours truly) and you answer them back to me in a comment, okay?
Here we go:
Q. What’s that one song that, no matter what, always stays in your top 5 favorites?
A. I love music. I do. I’m not one to pro-actively go hunt down new music and what I listen to is far from esoteric. To me, it’s all about the emotion the music provokes; it could be because that’s the song I danced to in 8th grade at the Y dances while getting my heart broken by my first crush (Love Bites by Def Leppard), or something newer that tugs at the heart strings (almost anything by Adele). So – since 7th grade I have LOVED Just Like Heaven by The Cure. Even when I went through my country music phase.
Confession: I even thought Robert Smith was hot once upon a time.

Newsflash: he’s not.

Q. Think back to your life and identify a crossroads, a decision you made that altered the course of your life. If you had chosen the other path what would it have been?

A. The thing about crossroad-decisions is they are so impactful that it’s hard to separate the decision from the effects that followed. Often one path isn’t particularly better than the other – just different. For me, right around the time I got engaged to my husband I had been applying to a semester abroad program. I chose marriage, and then a job, and a family followed shortly after. If I went on the semester abroad program I likely would not have married my husband, I would not have my babies, and I would be in a very different place now. I have no idea if it would be better or not – I certainly would have had different experiences. But I also wouldn’t have these cheese-monsters so how in the world can I argue with that??
Q. What do you typically do on a Friday night?

A. Friday nights are usually family nights at our house. Tonight, however, the hubby is out with friends, the kids are in bed (now – after a long Plants vs. Zombies game they needed my help with. They *asked* for help. I swear.), and these are my companions:
Some people may think this is sad. I, on the other hand, can’t tell you how peaceful my house is right now or how nicely the wine is going down. Silence. Sip. Ahhh. 

(In case you were worried that I ate the whole box of cookies I must tell you that I put the cookies away just after I took this picture. Scout’s honor. The wine I kept out just a teensy bit longer.)


4 thoughts on “Friday Night Q&A

  1. Sorry!!! I've been busy and lax. But I'm catching up. I used to the Robert Smith was hot too. And no, he's not, but in my imagination he is. Q. What's that one song that, no matter what, always stays in your top 5 favorites?A. How Soon Is Now by The Smiths. It just represents so much to and my earlier life. There are definitely others, too.Q. Think back to your life and identify a crossroads, a decision you made that altered the course of your life. If you had chosen the other path what would it have been?A. I would say probably when I didn't send in my housing application for UC Berkeley. I got in for school but kind of flaked on the housing app. And I used that as an excuse not to go to school there. Instead I went to UCSC and met Isaiah. The rest, is history.Again, there are a couple of other crossroads I could identify.Q. What do you typically do on a Friday night?Put the kids to bed. Chill. Nothing really. Maybe sew. Maybe watch a movie. Maybe read. Maybe geek. If we go out, it's usually on a Saturday.By the way… sometime soon I will be referencing one of your blog posts on one of mine. I'll let you know.

  2. Oh… and please don't think that no one is reading. Or don't get discouraged. I think that no one ever reads mine, but they do. It's just that not many people actually comment.

  3. Awesome Christi! Thanks for answering the questions. 😀 I love How Soon Is Now as well. The Cure, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, U2's Joshua Tree – the soundtrack of my early teens.

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