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My Mother's Secret

Sunday Stealing: The Authentic Meme

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1. How long have you been blogging?

I started my first blog on MySpace when that was all the rage, in '05 or '06. I think I started this one in Oct. or Nov. of '07, to give it more public access and change the vibe. So, coming up on my 5th Typepad blahgiversary!

2. Did you go to college?

Indeed. I did my B.S. with a double major in Marine Science & Biology, and a minor in Chemistry, at the University of Miami (FL). Then I worked on my Ph.D. in Elasmobranch Ecomorphology (Biology) at U. of South Florida for 1½ yrs before changing focus to a Master's in Science Ed. I did that for a ½-year before taking a break, during which I unexpectedly got married and immediately got preggers. So, one day I'll go back, but with a different goal altogether: Law School.

3. Where have you traveled?

Guam, Canada, Mexico, lots of Central America & the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. I think I listed all the countries specifically last week, if you really want to know. ;)

4. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

I've been called Molly Ringwald more than once, when my hair is redder than it is now. And shorter. I don't mind that a bit; love her!

5. What are your three biggest pet peeves?

Drivers who take 11 billion years to make a right turn in front of me. Smoking around children. People who are too lazy to do the very easy task of recycling.

6. What is your favorite movie?

It's a toss-up between Dirty Dancing & Grease. Footloose is pretty high up on the list, too.

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?

Of the first three, definitely NOT beer. Of the last three, Diet Coke or Diet Mt. Dew.

8. What is something you enjoy doing when you have me time?

I love to knit. And if I don't have enough time to do that, admiring and petting my pretty yarns is enough. (You have to be a fiber enthusiast for that not to sound weird, I think.)

9. What is your biggest phobia?

Bugs landing on me without my permission. I. Freak. Out.

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past?

When I was super-huge pregnant with Chloë (my first), there was a cockroach in the bed. I didn't know it. I didn't have any undies on. Long story short, when I rolled out of bed with my big belly in the way, and walked to the bathroom, I felt something... the cockroach was stuck in my buttcrack. Yup. It happened. I screamed bloody murder. Good thing that mofo was already dead...

11. What day would you love to relive again? Why?

The day Rob and I eloped - funnest day EVER!!!!

12. If your life was turned into a movie… what actor would your best friend think should play you?

Oh, gosh. Someone really smart, funny, and weird... Parker Posey comes to mind.  I'll have to ask her that, though. ;)

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?

Let's see... I worked as a cashier at several different grocery stores, working my way up to Front-End Manager at Publix in college. I worked the Alumni Association (basically calling up graduates and begging for money) for Work-Study for a year or so. I worked at the SCUBA shop where I got certified, talking myself into a job there because I could tell they needed my organizational skills! I did a paid internship at Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, FL, and was offered a position that I had to decline because of other obligations, unfortunately. I was a live-in night nurse to a quadriplegic who has since become a close friend while I prepared for grad school, studying for my GRE (which I KILLED on, tyvm). I was a legal secretary in an estate-planning law firm, a Biology TA, and a gas station attendant at various times during graduate school. Oh, and I worked at Kaplan.  And I did lots and lots of babysitting!

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.

Me with my college BFF, Trini-mama.

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?

I'd be packed for Australia in about 10 minutes flat!

16. Where do you see your life 6 and 1/2 years from now?

I honestly don't know. Either living the farm life somewhere between/near San Diego and L.A., or traveling the world by boat, while still homeschooling the kids. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out in the meantime!

17. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be and why?

Twenty. It was an awesome year for me, I felt great, I was cute and young and livin' the life. But I wouldn't; I enjoy getting older.

18. What 5 songs are included on
the soundtrack to your life? (You can pick "Middle School", "High School",
"College", "Post College" or any format you like.)

"Crazy," by Gnarls Barkley. "Tears in Heaven," by Eric Clapton. "The Day You Gave Me a Son," by Babyface Edmonds. "Give Me One Reason," by Tracey Chapman. "If I Had a Million Dollars," by Barenaked Ladies... and sooo many more!

19. Romney picked Paul Ryan to run as his veep. Any thoughts?


20. Your chance: Pick a meme you've done for us to steal. Bud and Judd will visit EVERY post today. Feel free to say, "Bugger off", or anything like that.

Bugger off, or anything like that. I don't know; are you running short? Make some up! ;)