1. What are two or three expectations you have of yourself?
Are we talking daily? Or long-term? On a daily basis, I expect myself to not be lazy and to try and live my day to its fullest. Granted, this doesn’t always happen but I do expect it. I also have certain expectations for taking care of my family and feel disappointed if I don’t manage them. You know, like feeding the, etc. Long-term, I expect myself to become more patient with my children and,m as they age, take each new thing they encounter in stride and with understanding.
2. In what way does your outdoor space need sprucing up this spring?
Ha. Ha ha ha. Oh, it needs so much. Last August we cleaned up this front area very nicely. But the plants we put nearest the house definitely are not annuals and now the mulch is old. So I am looking for that first nice weekend to revive it a little and buy some other plants. Don’t get me started on the back!
3. According to this site (Roadtrippers), six of North America’s most wondrous waterfalls are-Webster’s Falls in Ontario, Upper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina,Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon, Multnomah Falls in Oregon, The Lower Yellowstone Falls, and Niagara. Have you seen any on the list? Which one on the list would you most like to visit? Prettiest waterfall not on the list that you’ve seen in person?
I did go to Niagra falls when I was maybe… 11 and it was pretty neat. My favorite were the ones in Hawaii – Akaka falls. I look awful in this photo and the lighting is weird because it was very early morning but, here you go.
4. Looking back, what’s something you wish you’d done as a teenager?
I don’t want to say this and have it sound like a regret; because that’s not true. But in some ways I wish I had been more aware of fashion and personal grooming in a current trend sense. Though, I have always done whatever I wanted because it felt right, so how I dressed was what made me feel comfortable.
5. Ham…yes please or no thank you? If you said yes please which of the following do you like best-baked ham with all the trimmings, a ham and cheese sandwich, prosciutto with melon, a ham biscuit, a bowl of split pea and ham soup, or a slice of pizza topped with ham and pineapple?
6. Are you typical of your generation? How so?
Well, I fit into the Gen-X category and apparently, “In 2011, “The Generation X Report”, based on annual surveys used in the longitudinal study of today’s adults, found Gen Xers, defined in the report as people born between 1961 and 1981, to be highly educated, active, balanced, happy, and family-oriented.” I would say that I fit into this pretty well.
They also say, “Compared with previous generations, Generation X represents a more heterogeneous generation, embracing social diversity in terms of such characteristics as race, class, religion, ethnicity, culture, language, gender identity, and sexual orientation.” And I definitely think this is true; more forward thought. I think a lot of people born at least 10-15 years after me are WAY too forward thinking and a little too lightweight and easy.
The places where I don’t fit in are I think in smaller areas. For example, most of my friends are doing very similar things and have similar interests. I veer off slightly in that I am on tumblr and listen to harder music and I think they don’t make time for those kinds of extracurricular things. But as it applies to the general assumption about my generation, I guess I fit the bill.
7. April rolls in at the end of the week, and in keeping with that theme…’act the fool’, ‘nobody’s fool’, ‘a fool’s errand’, ‘could have fooled me’…which foolish idiom most recently applies to you? Explain.
Nobody’s Fool! I try very hard not to be fooled by April’s fool’s jokes and any other garbage people try to pull on me. Also, as a bonus, have an 80s hair band.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I don’t often take my actual lunch break at work. I bring food or order Jimmy Johns and then work right on through. But my plan today is to drive to Barnes and Noble in hopes of finding a specific magazine. I don’t even buy magazines but it’s a special issue about Iron Maiden, complete with posters and stickers. (Yes, I am secretly a 13 year old girl.) And I was thinking I may even eat at Boston Market, since it’s on that side of town. Boston was one of those places we ate at A LOT before kids and even up until maybe four or so years ago. All locations but one closed and I am always baffled by this. Don’t people like comfort food? And it’s not like it sucked either. I would much rather have chicken, mac and cheese and mashed potatoes over a burger and fries. And if you have read my blog for any amount of time, you know I love me a big burger. So yeah, hopefully my lunch break will be satisfying. I need something for me.