Thursday, October 2, 2014

50 questions. All you ever wanted to know about me....and more.

I mean, couldn't we have capped this at like, ten questions?  Do you really need to know 50 things about me?

Thanks for the nom there Andi at Delusions of Ingenuity, I am so going to exact revenge upon you for this one.  But, good girl I am, I cannot say no to my blogging b.f.f.  I mean, I can say no to my brother-in-law asking me to help him freaking move...hire movers like grown-ups do.  I can say no to that third slice of pie...the second helping was enough for me, thanks.   I can even say no to the door to door salesman asking if he can use my bathroom.  Uhhhh...hell no.  But I can't say no to Andi.  I mean, have you ever seen her dog, Eddie?  He's freaking adorable and my dogs boyfriend, to boot.  So let's have at it...all 50 of these questions.  Right....50.  Whooo....I hope I have the right answers, do you think C will work for all of them?

1. What are you wearing?

What is this, some kind of online dating questionnaire?  Isn't the reason I'm married so that I never have to fill one of these out?  I will say that I am wearing several threads from my latest sewing adventure.  Does that make you horny?

2. Ever been in love?

Oh yeah, Mr. Darcy and I are having a torrid love affair.  Don't talk to my sister.  Mr. Darcy loves me and only me.

3. Ever have a terrible break-up?

Yeah....we had just gotten back from spending the 4th of July at the lake with my entire family and I had an epiphany....WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING WITH THIS IDIOT?  We were capping off the festivities at a concert and fireworks show that my parents paid for, when he said something about how much he loved me, blah blah blah, and I just couldn't fake love anymore.  Not even to watch Alabama, Donny Osmond and some really sweet fireworks. 

4. How tall are you?

***text message to husband*** are you okay with me filling out an online dating survey about what level of gorgeousness I am?  This must be a really good dating site, 50 dimension of compatibility!  Take that, E-Harmony, 27...weak!

5. How much do you weigh?

Does anybody tell the truth on these things?  Maybe I should refer to my driver's license to answer this...nope, that's not accurate.

6. Any tattoos?

Oh yeah, I totally have tats.  My best friend accidentally stabbed me with a pencil when we were about 12, I still have the pencil mark in my leg.   It counts.

7. Any piercings?

Ears, times two.  But I haven't worn actual earrings for a long time.  My ears are very sensitive and you do NOT want to see or smell what happens when I take the earrings out after a few weeks.  Blech.  Let's just say my body is rejecting them by all means possible.

8. OTP (One true pair, favorite fictional couple?)

That would be Elizabeth Me and Mr. Darcy.  Danny and Sandy?  Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre.  Claire Me and Jamie. 

9. Favorite Show?

You might make fun of me, but chances are if you turn my TV on at any random time, it's probably on PBS.  All my favorites are on there.  Nature shows, Downton, Sherlock, The Story of Lewis and Clark, Anne of Green Gables...

10. Favorite Bands?

Does talk radio count?  No, well then, Neil Diamond is my most favorite...and the soundtrack to Grease 2.
11. Something you miss?

Staying up until 4 AM reading a really great book because I don't have a family to take care of.

12. Favorite Song?

Total Eclipse of the Heart, as sung by my sister and myself.  She's the girl and I am the boy and the back-up singers.

13. How old are you?

Old enough to know better than to do one of these questionnaires.

14. Zodiac sign?

Virgo, but I'm not very happy about it.  I mean, who wants to be the uptight, demanding bee-atch of the zodiac?

Is it an accurate portrayal of my personality?  Who asked you, now go re-load the dishwasher the way I taught you.

15. Quality to look for in a partner.

I tell my girls when they look for a boyfriend to choose a man who's their friend, who they enjoy spending time with and who treats them like they're the best thing that ever happened to him.  Just like their Daddy treats me.   Awwwww.  sniff sniff.  I done picked good. 

16. Favorite Quote? 

"The maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be."

-Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

I have no idea if I cited that correctly.  Damn bibliographies. Good thing Andi's a grammar fiend, she'll let me know.

17. Favorite Actor?

I really like Howard Keel from 7 Brides for 7 Brothers and Calamity Jane.  In fact, I let The Mister know there are two reasons I married him 1-Howard Keel 2-Jamie Fraser...they're both redheads in case you didn't know.

18. Favorite Color?

I love them all!  Except maroon...and mauve...and that really ugly shade of orange...and forest green...and peach...and...

19. Loud music or soft?


Soft.  I don't even like concerts (unless they're Neil Diamond), I'm a major dud.

 20. Where do you go when you are sad? 

My bathtub with a good book.

21.  How long does it take you to shower?

Looooong time.  I love to use all the hot water in the house.

22.  How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Five minutes, tops.  Just long enough to throw on a bra and maybe yank a brush through my hair.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

Yes.  I was ten, she was eight, on the sidewalk in front of my house. Can't remember all the particulars, just that we were both digging each other with our fingernails as hard as we could.  I am pretty sure I won.

24. Turn on?

Outlander, episode 7, The Wedding.  Phew, is it hot in here?

25. Turn-off?


Bad breath.

26. The reason I started blogging?

To become a hundred-aire the easy way.

27. Fears?
Myself or a member of my family losing our health

28. Last thing that made you cry?

The giant pile of onions I chopped

29. Last time you said you loved someone?

Tonight as I kissed both my girls goodnight.  
"Goodnight, I love you."  
"Goodnight Mommy, ummmm...Mommy, my finger hurts." 
"Your finger wasn't hurting 5 minutes ago when you were playing, it'll feel better in the morning, now go to sleep.  I love you."  
"Ummm, Mommy....tomorrow can I wear a skirt instead of pants?"  
"Yes, we'll talk about it in the morning.  Love you."  
"Uggggh, child, time to sleep.  Goodnight.  I love you."  
"Love you, Mama."

30. Meaning behind the name of your blog (The Beating Hearth)?

You know how the hearth is the historical center of the home and my blog is all about what goes on in my home, and a play on words....beating heart...beating hearth...see, clever, right? 

31. Last book you read?

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

32. Book you are currently reading?

A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

33. Last show you watched?

The Human Planet, Grasslands episode, with my girls tonight, before bed.  Just what you want your little girls to see right before dream-time, a lion taking down a wildebeest and getting down to bloody business. 

34. Last person you talked to?

The Mister, he just came home from work and school.

35. The relationship between you and the person you just texted?

Have to check who I last texted...Oh, it was actually the library telling me Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is past due.  Gosh darnit!  It's really hard to make it through a book on CD in the allotted time-frame when you only listen to it going to school in the mornings.  sigh.  Before that it was my cute husband.

36. Favorite food?

I love a little surf and turf.
37. Place you want to visit?

 Europe.  Period.  Luckily my kids are going to French school and so I've informed the husband we will be going to France for my 40th birthday, we'll take the girls and they can speak for us the entire time.  It'll be completely awesome.

 38. Last place you were?

Tucking my girls into bed?  That seems like a really boring answer.  I did go to the library today, to return Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and get this...I left one of the CDs in my car and came home with it.  Forehead smack.  Going back to the library tomorrow to return it.
39.  Do you have a crush?

Many.  All my fictional boyfriends....see question #8

40. Last time you kissed someone?


My Oldest.  She just had another sleep-walking episode.  I helped her not think the kitchen is the bathroom, tucked her back into bed and gave her one last smooch goodnight.

I can't believe my daughter inherited my very worst trait, sleep walking.  Shudder. 

41. Last time you were insulted?

When my kids told me how awful and gross my French Dip Sandwiches were
Or maybe when I was told how terrible my French accent is by my six year old.  Well excu-use moi.

42. Favorite flavor of sweet?

I really want to make shortbread with salted caramel on top, drizzled with chocolate.  Yup, that's my favorite flavor of sweet.

43. What instruments do you play?

Piano, badly.  Clarinet, really badly.  Banjo (seriously), a little better than I play clarinet, but still badly.

44. Favorite piece of jewelry?

Well, it's a length of yarn with a heart bead on it, made by my baby. Every time I take it off, it breaks her heart.  So I wear it, always.

45. Last sport you played?


46. Last song you sang?

Dirty Deeds Dunderchee by AC/DC  Look, if you didn't grow up as an 80's, mullet-wearing, rocker/chess nerd/football player (the husband has layers, doesn't he?) then you might not understand exactly what the band is saying when they sing this song.  You might think dunderchee is Aussie slang for doing something really cruel and bloody-like. The Aussies are all about talking strange, just look at my friend Mel.  Her cute baby was asking for bickies one time.  What the hizzle is a bicky?  It's a biscuit which means cookie in Australia. I had to ask the husband, what in the heck does dunderchee mean?  He looked at me with sadness in his eyes.  "Do you mean, done dirt cheap?"  Yup.  That's what I meant. 

47. Favorite chat up line?

??? Hello. ???

48. Have you ever used it?


Every time I answer the phone.

49.  Last time you hung out with anyone?


With people other than my kids and husband?  I have a pretty great group of friends and we get together pretty often.  My brother just moved in with me after graduating from UCLA and realizing finding a decent job in Utah is much easier than in LA, and I am sure he thinks I live the most boring life, ever!  HA!  Wait til you have kids, brother.  Wait til you have kids.

50. Who should answer these questions next?

 Karen from the Feral Turtle...because I am going to move into a commune with her someday

 Can I renominate Andi from Delusions of Ingenuity?

Mel from Mellywood's Mansion. She just did something like this not too long ago, but why the hell not? 

And finally, Amy from While Wearing Heals, because I love her guts 


  1. Daaaaang woman! You got that done fast! And no, you may not renominate me. :P I can't believe you're still under the delusion that Jamie is yours. Listen. HE'S MINE! ALL MINE!!!!! You can have that silly English guy though with the girly-name. I'm taking the Scot.


  2. Wish I lived closer so that we could do a reading/ movie marathon. I've read A Room with a View twice and seen the movie thrice. I'd both read and watch again...enjoy!! And there's always Mr Darcy. So fun to learn more about you. You crack me up, always!!

  3. Why the hell not?? You do realise it's 50 questions that includes my weight!! Seriously it's only my love of you that I will spend some time this year looking for time to answer.

  4. Well Heather it was nice to learn a thing or two about your...but it was awesome to enjoy your humor even more! You play the banjo???!!! I'm a sleepwalker too.

  5. Is it really harder to find a good job in LA than it is in Utah?

    The answers are funny. I have a pencil lead mark in my leg from a friend too. Those things just don't go away.

  6. That was fun to read. But you made ONE mistake : Darcy is mine. I mean you are married, be nice and leave me Darcy!


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