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Sunday Stealing: My Randomness Meme

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My Random Randomness Meme
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1. How did you choose your baby's or pet's names? 

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Rob chose our kids' names, all except the last one. He picked out Chloë Raine, and I loved that, so we went with it. For the twins, Robert William was a combination of naming after Hubs and naming after his father-figure mentor from his kidhood. Jack River was the subject of much discussion before we landed on it at last. I think I was the one who chose Sophia Lorelei. We both have water-based backgrounds, so it's fitting that all the kids have names related to water (even Robby, if you know that story).

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2. Have you ever been fishing?

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I've been fishing exactly twice that I can remember. No, four times, I lied. It's not a hobby of mine, but Rob is an avid fly-fisherman.

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.3. Have you ever had your national flag painted on your face? 

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Not that I can recall. Not sure why I would do that.

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4. What was the last social faux pas you made? 

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I make them all the time, so you never know. I think it was probably the post about parenting I made recently. Rob and I had a bit of a heated discussion about it, so I took it down. I thought it was good, though...

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5 .What makes you nostalgic?

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Lots of things tend to do that. Anything that brings me back to an old time or an old place tends to get me thinking about that stuff. I'm a dweller. I live inside my own head.

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6. What's the scariest thing you've ever done?

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Probably, it would have to be bringing four new people into this world! Have you seen this place, and the direction in which it's going?!

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7. What fairy tale character would you most associate with? 

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Oh, absolutely that would have to be Cinderella. I had a Cinderella story growing up, with the wicked stepmother and everything. Mop the floors! Do the laundry! Clean the bathrooms...! And yet, I've found my Prince Charming and am, more or less, living happily ever after. We even have a family decal on our van with those words over it!

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8. How much do you tend to swear in public? 

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I used to be worse about it, but I'm making a concerted effort to swear way less. I'm being successful at it, though I still slip sometimes.

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9. If you ruled your own country, who would you get to write your national anthem? 

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I wouldn't change our national anthem; I love it. So, no one.

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10. Who is the most intelligent person you know? 

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That would be hard tellin', since I know a TON of smart people. I used to put myself up there, too, but Mommy Brain has taken a toll on me!

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11. What's the craziest thing you've ever done for someone? 

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Hmm... When my sister's kid was sick, I dropped everything - even my still-nursing son, Jack - to drive overnight up to help her out. Jack was due to be weaned, but I'd have done it differently if I were thinking about it more clearly.

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12. What's the worst piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

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Not to marry my husband.  "It's too soon," they said of our whirlwind courtship. We're coming up on 13 years, and I'm insanely happy being with him. Yeah, I was write and they were wrong, nyah nyah nyah!

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13. If you had to describe yourself as a flavor, what would it be? 

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I'm going to go with Rocky Road. For many reasons. ;)

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14. If you had to describe yourself as a car, what would it be? 

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Why, I'd be a SmartCar! Little, cute, zippy, and, duh, smart!

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15. If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be?

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I'd be a tiger. I show my stripes.

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16. Do you think laughing at someone else's misfortune is wrong?

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Of course it's wrong! I hate it, hate it, hate it.

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17. If a loved one was to serenade you, what song would you most like them to sing?

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I wouldn't want to be the one picking. I would want them to sing whatever was in their heart to sing to me.

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18. Would you ever let your parents pick out a partner for you? 

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Oh HELL, no. HELL, no! Can I say it again? HELL, no!

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19. Have you ever tried spam? (the meat product)

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Maybe once or twice as a kid, camping or something, but I can't remember any specifics. Certainly not as an adult.

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Fin.

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