Ok here’s the third part of our little q & a section. Feel free to ask more questions because these are by far the easiest and most fun posts to do. Talking about myself, thinking about myself, and making myself laugh are three of my favorite past times. I think there are enough questions left for part 4 and after that it’s back to plain old me thinking of something funny on my own. I suppose I could always interview myself. Anywho, if you have any questions to add post them in the comments and I’ll get to them.
How did you get so buff?
Hmmmm. Is this a joke? Me? Buff?? I don’t know WHAT my pictures are telling you, but I’m certainly not buff. I just started working out again, but the buck stops at cardio. No lifting…unless you count the babies. That’s all I lift.
Where do you get your patience from?
I’m actually not an extremely patient person. Shocking I know. You would think. But I’m not. I’m tolerant. Tolerance means I can put up with something (like noisy toys or a messy play room) and grit my teeth and ignore it as much as it bugs me, but when it comes to patiently waiting for my kids to get their shoes on, or to walk up the stairs for bed, or to stop crying. Zilch. I’m in go mode. We don’t have time to slow down and I don’t have time to deal with that crap.
What would you be doing if you didn’t have your computer?
When my computer went into the shops earlier this year I called Pat and asked him to pick up a new one on his way home from work. When he said no I hung up on him. After confessing to him that I was completely lost without any outside contact and was losing my mind stuck in a house with 12 crazy kids and pulling my hair out, I started to cry. He brought me home a computer. In short. I couldn’t do it. A computer is a priority right now. If the power went out or something I’d definitely spend more time reading, but if we’re talking long term…I just couldn’t do it.
Who is your Boo?
I’m assuming you’re talking about that picture I posted with the title My Boo at the top. I titled it “my boo” because I capital HATE the term Boo. So that part was kind of an inside joke with myself. I do that a lot with myself. We get along great. The handsome fella in the picture with me is Jared Leto. Jared Leto is my boo, but let me just add I’m not a weirdo celebrity groupie. I really don’t care about celebs at all. I don’t care about Brad Pitt or Vince Vaughn, I’m really not the type to go gaga over a famous person simply because they’re famous and Hollywood says we must love them. Who cares. However, I met Jared and he’s really nice and funny and he asked me to marry him in ten years and I agreed to do so. That makes him my boo.
Do you go to church?
I try. Well not that hard, but I should. I’m always making excuses. I’m trying. Religion is something I choose not to talk about on my blog because I don’t want to be preached to and I’m not interested in hosting an open forum based on what people do or do not belief. I’m SOO tired of those conversations. I was raised Catholic, but am no longer and that’s something I plan to address in some future posts.
What’s your earliest memory?
Hmmmm. I can’t pinpoint one exact memory as the earliest one, but I think I can track memories back until about the age of three. I could name a couple early memories but it hurts my brain to think that hard so I’d rather not. Better to save those brain cells for something useful. Like deciding if I should get an ice cream cake from DQ for Kainoa’s birthday or if I should bake him one.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Ahhhhh…Mr Taylor. DHT III. Don H. Taylor the third. Never did find out what that H. stood for. I had big plans for him. I had him for Sophomore history and I was the student TA for him my Junior and Senior year. He was the greatest. Made me want to teach actually. Also made me want to have his babies, but that’s for another day. If anyone out there can find Taylor and get him to marry me there may be a 20 dollar gift certificate to Target here with your name on it…
Were you always going to go into daycare?
I think in the back of my mind it was always an option. I really really really wanted to stay home with the babies…plus daycare is way too expensive to afford on a teacher’s salary. I guess I knew if we HAD to make extra money that I’d be able to do that. Other than my time teaching, and my stint at Subway, daycare work is the only work I’ve done. So I guess it makes sense.
If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
Probably to something cute and little like Alyssa or Emily. To me those names say “Hi I’m little and cute let’s be friends!!!” Kathy says, “Hi I’m dark and deal with deep emotional issues that I mask by being funny…did I just make things awkward???”
Do you make more than your husband, given the fact you watch ALL those kids?
It depends how you look at it. If you’re asking who brings in the most cash, then yes it’s probably me. But Pat has benefits, stock, 401k’s (whatever those are), etc. and overall is definitely worth more.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
Honestly I really think it was that Target incident with the whole wearing the apron and surprising a couple with money. I really should have just purchased myself some bedding and called it a day. But I get embarrassed easily…that might just be the most recent.
If you were going to another planet, and could only take 3 people and 3 items, which would they be?
I would take Nasa astronauts John Young, Dominic Antonelli and Scott Altman and I would bring a space shuttle, space suits, and pizza in a toothpaste tube and I would get myself the fuck off that planet faster than you could say 30 seconds to mars.
Did I mention I’m a home body??
Which one of your kids is your favorite?
I LOVE Maile because she has the sweetest heart. She cried when Kainoa got his shots and when Laina was out in the deep end of the pool with Pat she was worried sick and kept asking me to go get her. She is super smart and asks great questions and I never tire of hearing her worldly thoughts. She is perfect and funny and beautiful.
I LOVE Laina because she is silly and crazy and funny. I love her carefree personality and the way that she is content setting her toys up just so and inventing her own games with them. I cannot keep a straight face when she’s in trouble and I never get tired of watching her mind work. She is perfect and funny and beautiful.
I LOVE Kainoa because he’s sooo cuddly and sweet. I willed myself to have a girl when I was pregnant with him and yet the minute he popped out all felt right in the world. He loves to be chased and tickled and I never get tired of listening to him laugh. He is perfect and funny and beautiful.
SO which would YOU choose??? It’s impossible.
What are your top 3 favorite blogs to read?
You’re clearly trying to get me in trouble and you SO dodged the question when I threw it back at you. I’ll be honest. My favorite blogs to read, in no specific order are:
Ashley’s Closet…I don’t get a chance to read blogs every day because if I’m on the computer I’m usually busy working on my own, but rarely a day goes by where I don’t check hers. She’s totally playing hard to get though. I’ve been after her heart for months now to no avail. Most of you probably already have her on your blog rolls, and if you don’t already, don’t you dare think about leaving me for her. There should be room in your blog to love both of us.
Chaotic Pantheon…which basically is just a Dad trying to raise his kids and focus on an intense career while dealing with some serious bouts of OCD, insomnia, anger management, and ADHD (to name a few). He’s seriously entertaining, but is sometimes too busy to blog and it’s set to private so none of you get to read it. The other great thing about his blog is that his brother and friends also blog and they all talk about each other and make fun of each other and it’s just one giant circle of bloggy entertainment.
Next I have a handful of about…7 to 10 blogs that make me feel like I have long lost friends dispersed across the country and can only contact them via blog. I read their blogs as often as I can, but reading them is less about being entertained and more about wanting to check in and see how they are doing. So I wouldn’t feel right ranking them. I love them all.