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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Survey Says!

Did you imagine me saying that title in my best Richard Dawson voice?  Because I totally was.
Okay, everyone is doing it.  Why not?

1.            What is your occupation right now? 
SAHM.  (stay at home mom!) but I'm an occupational therapist when I do work, most of my experience is in hand therapy, acute trauma, and pediatrics (like kids with developmental delays like autism).  I've taken the last year off since my second son was born.  The key to being a happy SAHM is to never actually stay home.  That is the key.  We go places almost every day.  Anywhere from the gym, children's museum, to the grocery store, to playdates in our backyard or in the park---seeing other adults during the day is the only way to stay sane.  
2.            What color are your socks right now?

3.            What are you listening to right now?
I'm listening to the other night's episode of Big Brother.  It's playing on my computer while I read and write.  
4.            What was the last thing that you ate?
Greek yogurt with splenda & Crystal Light mixed in for flavor.

5.            Can you drive a stick shift?
No.  My BFF tried to teach me in highschool.  She chose the cemetery (of all places!) to try and coach me through it.  She was a great teacher but I suck when eye-hand-feet coordination is required.  Which is funny b/c my dad is a helicopter pilot.  Did you know helicopter pilots have to use both feet and hands to fly?  All at the same time!  I obviously was not blessed with any of his coordination.
6.            Last person you spoke to on the phone?
I had to call about a bill saying I owe $1,598 for the anesthesia during my surgery.  Umm, no I don't!  It was $800 and I paid it a month ago.  I even checked with the bank to make sure the check cleared.  WTH?
7.            Do you like the person you stole this blog from?
8.            How old are you today?
9.            What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
College football is the ONLY sport I watch. Go Longhorns!  Texas fight!
10.          What is your favorite drink?
Coffee.  Especially the "bold" flavors made by Keurig.
11.          Have you ever dyed your hair?
Highlights mostly.  I was blonde as a child and it became dark blonde after puberty but I put highlights to make it more blonde.  Once, I got tired of the expense (in college) and dyed it brown.  I did not recognize the girl in the mirror.  Never again.
12.          Favorite food?
13.          What is the last movie you watched?
I honestly can't remember, it's been so long.  We have Netflix but the only thing we watch are TV shows.  Right now my husband and I are watching the 3rd season of True Blood and Friday Night Lights.
14.          Favorite day of the year?
Christmas (because of my boys).
15.          How do you vent anger?
I bitch and moan to anyone who will listen.
16.          What was your favorite toy as a child?
My Cabbage Patch dolls.  Grace Maricela, Mara Cherry, and Gerard Stu (hey!  I didn't name them!)
17.          What is your favorite season?
When I'm in Pittsburgh, it's summer and fall.  If I'm in Texas, I'll take fall/spring.  Summer is too damn hot and humid there.
18.          Cherries or Blueberries?
Rainier cherries.  
19.          Do you want your friends to blog this survey?
20.          Where is you favorite place to escape?
Camping anywhere.  But I don't do tents.  Mama needs a cabin with AC and a bed.
21.          Favorite TV Show(s)?
Of all time?  Six Feet Under.  I liked the series Rome on HBO.  And Spartacus!  
22.          Living arrangements?
We own a beautiful place in Colorado with a view of the mountains but right now we are renting an ugly house in a very urban neighborhood in Pittsburgh.  Can you really expect much from a neighborhood named "Squirrel Hill"?  But it's cool!  Lots of restaurants, shops, etc within an easy walk from our house.  I just miss my beautiful brand new house.....the one I'm living is over 100 years old.  It's somewhat charming but I'm not a fan of the awful 1960's kitchen remodel.
23.          When was the last time you cried?
I have no idea.  I don't cry very easily but if I do it's because I'm super pissed off.
24.          What is on the floor of your closet?
Shoes, shoes, shoes! 
25.          Who is the friend you have had the longest?
I'd say it's my BFFs Jennifer & Lara.  We met in sixth grade (so, 23 years ago).
26.          What did you do last night?
Snuggled with the hubs after the kids went to bed and watched Friday Night Lights.  The episode where the coach caught his daughter in bed with the quarterback.  
27.          What are you most afraid of?
Disability (perhaps because of my career).  All it takes is one second .....  From a head injury to getting your leg ripped off in an accident...working with these patients is rewarding and it reminds you every day that your life could change in an instant.  It makes me appreciate everything I have, every day.  Well, most days.
28.          Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
29.          Favorite dog breed?
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.  Yes, I spelled Wheaten (the breed is spelled with an "e", the color is spelled with an "o.")  We have a 3 year old named Dolly.

30.          Favorite day of the week?
31.          How many states have you lived in?
Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania
32.          Diamonds or pearls?
33.          What is your favorite flower?
I love the smell of verbena. 


  1. Amen to #20! I need AC, too.

    And I've never heard of verbena, I'll have to Google it. :)

  2. I'm not much of a tent camper myself.

    Love getting to know you better!

  3. My Dad taught me how to drive in a cemetery too! (But an automatic... he only taught me the mechanics of driving a stick). Anyway, those early Sunday mornings are actually come of my fondest memories with my Dad.

  4. Great answers...This is why I like these things because we get to learn so much more about all our blogger friends!!

  5. Oh my gosh! That pic is adorrrrable!! I love #15 too funny!! I am seeing an OT right now for my tendonitis and she's a miracle worker. So thank you :)

  6. Oooh your dog is sooo lovely!! Thanks for sharing that picture!

  7. First, I'm not sure I can follow you anymore because I just found out you're a Texas fan. I am die-hard Kansas State University. We will see this year on the field little lady!

    Second, I am in love with your dog. I usually like huge dogs, but yours is so cutey/cuddley!