There’s a little game of tag going around the ol’ blogosphere (I love using that word like it’s a normal thing to say).
Here are the rules which I’m quickly going to not follow.
Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you; then create 11 questions to ask the people you’ve tagged
Tag 11 people and link them in your post
Let them know you have tagged them
I took a handful of questions from each of these lovely ladies, so here goes.
1. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
I collect pet peeves. I have hundreds, and I store them on a shelf where I can stare at them and ponder them. Like people who drive the speed limit in the left lane. If you are not the fastest person in the left lane, you need to get out of
my the way. The use of the word “irregardless.” “Unnecessary” quotation marks. VOICEMAIL. Why does it still exist?! I only listen to voicemails so the little icon on my phone will go away.
2. Reveal one thing your readers don’t know about you.
I have a strong (strong) fear of commitment. The fact that I’m happily married is just a testament to the quality of man my husband is. But this mostly manifests itself in my inability to remove tags from something I bought because I’m afraid I’ll want to return it, and removing the tags means I’VE COMMITTED to the purchase. I’ve had this vase from World Market for – not kidding – maybe three years. I love it and I’m not returning it. And I still haven’t taken the tag off. That’s not even normal.
3. Who is your celebrity crush?
This is absurd. I don’t have any (JAMES FRANCO) crushes outside of (JIM HALPERT) my husband.
4. What is something about yourself you’d like to change?
I would be less klutzy, have less alien-long toes, talk less and be a less awkward phone-talker.
5. What is the number one thing you hope to accomplish in 2012?
Successfully give birth. If I still have a baby in me at the end of 2012, I’m going to call this year a failure.
6. What do you enjoy about blogging?
All of it. Writing, interacting with you all, having a creative outlet and a motivator to get stuff done.
7. Favorite kitchen or home improvement tool?
We have a fold-and-store griddle that we got from our wedding registry. I love it so much that I made up a song about it and I sing that song to myself every time I use it. It goes “Fold and store griddle, fold and store griddle, fold and store GRIIIIDDDLLLLLEEE.” My songwriting abilities are legendary.
8. You’ve been forced at gunpoint to sing karaoke. What song do you choose?
No matter what song I chose, I’m confident that the moment I began singing, the gunman would turn the gun on himself and put himself out of his misery. Once in fifth grade, I won the lead in the school play. The music teacher wanted to add some songs to the play, so she asked me to audition to sing a few songs. I came to her room after school, and she played a few keys on the piano and asked me to repeat them. About three notes in, she looked at me with a sad expression and said, “I’m sorry.”
9. If you could go on any TV game show, what would it be?
You know that old show “Password” that aired forever ago, probably before I was alive? I WOULD HAVE ROCKED THAT SHOW.
10. What’s your favorite season?
Fall. No – spring. Summer? Christmastime. Every time the seasons change, I think about how much I love that new season and don’t want it to end. I’m so happy to live in a place where we get four very diverse seasons.
11. What are your thoughts on brussel sprouts?
Brussel sprouts are a giant mystery to me: I think I would like them. I feel like they’re this giant gift from God waiting for me to unwrap and enjoy, when I can get work up the courage to try them. In the meantime, I’ll revel in the mystery and anticipation.
Have a great weekend!