Roll call, roll call! Let’s all scream as we introduce our team. Let’s multi-task, shall we? Since today is my birthday and there are so many new readers thanks to Scary Mommy, let’s get better acquainted. These questions came to me from the crazy funny Stephanie from When Crazy Meets Exhaustion and they came to her from the hysterical Marcia from Menopausal Mother. Here we go!
1. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
An itty-bitty town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Tina Fey clearly used this town as her inspiration for Mean Girls. Sadly, I was a total Gretchen Wieners without the whole “My dad invented Toaster Strudel.”
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE?
My older brother napped during Guiding Light, so that was the only show my mom watched. There was a character named Amanda. Eventually she went crazy and ended up in an insane asylum, but my mom thought it was such a beautiful and different name. Guess everyone else did too because it was the #1 name the year I was born. Not too original there, Mom.
3. IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?
Two kiddos- Monkey and Mimi. Here are they are with bed head but sharing the iPad. Sharing is caring.
4. HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE?
One dog- Suggie, the original baby. Here is a picture of her trying to eat a cookie in my bag, but she almost hung herself in the process. I get it, Suggie. I feel the same way about cookies
5. YOUR WORST INJURY?
Well the whole birth thing wasn’t a walk in the park. You know, the part of pushing a kid out of your va-jay-jay. Other than that, I would say falling off a bar (graceful) while in Cancun on spring break and breaking my foot was pretty nasty. I had to hobble around on a broken foot for a week in another country #survivor
6. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Besides making beautiful children? Lame TV trivia that was useless until a few weeks ago when I wrote a blog about life lessons in 90210. Jason Priestly retweeted it and it was on Scary Mommy!—Welcome to the big leagues, folks!
7. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO BAKE?
My great aunt’s fudge recipes. Not going to lie, they are a little bite of heaven.
8. FAVORITE FAST FOOD?
Any and all! Just gave it up for Lent because I was stopping for fries a little too often lately.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Pre-kids, yes. Post kids, HELL NO! I can barely get on a roller coaster without updating my will and fearing my husband will remarry some evil step-mother that will be raising my kids
10. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
If they are wearing the mom uniform—yoga pants, ponytail, someone else’s food on their shirt, stickers on their butt.
11. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Honey, I cry every day. I am an emotional basket case. I cry when I am happy, sad, angry, frustrated. If there is an emotion, I am usually crying.
12. ANY CURRENT WORRIES?
Non-stop—my kids, hubby, parents, selling our house, finding a house, will I need Botox this year…
13. NAME 3 DRINKS THAT YOU DRINK REGULARLY:
Coffee. Wine. Diet Coke- the Holy Trinity
14. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
Not going to lie, I love Mommy Porn. If you need some smutty titles, come see me. I’m like the romance drug dealer around these parts. No one wants to talk about it, but they come to me for the good stuff.
15. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PIRATE?
Is Johnny Depp on my boat? If so, yes. Otherwise, I’ll pass
16. FAVORITE SMELLS?
The beach, my kids heads, my husband’s shirts—the clean ones, not the ones he has worn all day—gross
17. WHY DO YOU BLOG?
I am crap at keeping scrapbooks and baby books and sometimes I am funny—Questionable Choices in Parenting was born!
18. WHAT SONG DO YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Lots of show tunes to liven up the joint. Like A Chorus Line’s “One, Singular Sensation.”
19. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
Staying in touch with my friends and family. However, a million different types of social media have helped. If I like your status on Facebook, it should be the equivalent to me calling you and saying “hi.”
20. FAVORITE HOBBY?
Reading smutty books—you know want to read them too. Everyone is doing it. You know where to find me…
21. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND?
Sarcasm, an appreciation for Howard Stern, and a love of wine
22. NAME SOMETHING YOU’VE DONE THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D DO:
Here’s the thing, I am pretty ballsy with a few cocktails, so I would go out on a limb and say I have done a lot that would shock people; however, my Dad and Mom read my blog religiously and I already got some flack for talking about shaving my girly parts. So let’s just walk away from this one, shall we?
23. FAVORITE FUN THINGS TO DO?
Beach, beach, beach with my kids, and beach.
24. ANY PET PEEVES?
People who have political rants on Facebook. Seriously, shut up. If you are so fired up all the time, go run for office or make that move to another country. Go back to posting your lunch and pictures of your kids.
25. WHAT’S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU LAUGH?
I found this gem on Pinterest and was laughing so hard my husband left the room:
And this HILARIOUS post by Kerri from HouseTalkN. I may have peed myself with #9.
So there you go, 25 burning questions answered about me! Make me a happy girl and take a one of the questions and answer it on my comments or on my Facebook page, OK? Remember, sharing is caring!
A different kind of hero says
Happy Birthday! Enjoy the day with some porn and wine! Maybe dip a few fries in that wine? It is your birthday, after all…
Porn and wine….good stuff 🙂
I’m lucky to be your friend Kelly Smith’s neighbor! I saw your blog link she shared on Facebook and was hooked! Your fabulous and I look forward to reading your posts.
Oh my! Thank you so much! A neighbor of my dear Kelly, you lucky lady! Welcome to my crazy and I am so glad you enjoy reading it!!
CrazyExhaustion (@CrazyExhaustion) says
Well done, Mama!! I didn’t realize you had given up something for Lent, too; we’ll have to keep each other in check. No fries for you, no meltdowns for me. We’re pretty much screwed, huh? 😉 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!
Crazy Catholics. Next year lets give up something easy, like crack or crystal meth. ok?
You did a great job with this–no#22 is hysterical!!! My mom reads my blog. too, and that thought is always in my head whenever I post something a bit edgy or TMI. Thanks for the shout- out on this–I totally appreciate it and will have to go now and check out the 2 funny blogs you mentioned!
Thank you so much!! P.S. I LOVE your site!!
Happy Happy Birthday! I feel like I’m the one who got the present by finding you recently! Hope your day was great and today’s tears were the result of too much drink and joy over how awesome you are;) And mom porn? We are destined to be friends. Forever friends. forever porny friends;)
Thank you!! You are too kind and you and I can swap titles anytime!