Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tag, you're it! A survey

Okay, I was tagged by Marissa for this lovely survey. Here are the rules:

Rule #1: the tagged person must write their answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

Rule #2: tag 4 people to do this quiz; they cannot refuse (ok, so nothing bad will happen if you don’t participate but I would love to see your answers). The tag-ee must state who tagged them.

I’m tagging:
  1. Drevas at The Fertile Hurdle
  2. The lovely (and pregnant!) Still a Guest Room
  3. Jay at The Two Week Wait
  4. Alex at Alex’s Adventures
1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals or are they members of your family? They are definitely members of the family. We have been known to change our plans based on getting home sooner so the dogs spend less time in their crates. My dogs make me smile every day and I prefer their company to many (okay, most) people.

2. If you could have a dream come true, what would it be? HA isn’t it obvious? I want to be a mommy.

3. What would you do with a billion dollars?
- Pay off debt (house, car, student loans, credit cards)
- Buy a new car
- Help out my parents
- Buy myself the best RE in the world
- Load up the savings account
- Quit my job and just focus on getting pregnant all day long
- Get a personal trainer
- Hire a cleaning lady
- Donate a bunch to charity (probably ASPCA or something that helps animals)
- Buy some awesome new clothes
I’m going to stop now because this list is making me feel extremely shallow

4. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood? My dogs, my husband, pictures of puppies, a good workout, drinks with friends, daydreaming about my upcoming vacation, or lying on the couch reading a book in my PJs (depending on what’s causing the bad mood)

5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d be SUPER FERTILE WOMAN, extraordinaire. Because really if that were the case I wouldn’t have PCOS, which would change a lot of the other things I hate about myself (namely acne and man-hair)

6. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your significant other? We met in class while we were both undergrads getting English degrees. A sat behind me and cracked jokes for weeks before I finally turned around and smiled at him. : )

7. What kind of books do you read? Mainly contemporary fiction. I also have a huge soft spot for YA books. They’re great and straightforward in a way you don’t find elsewhere. I actually keep a list of the books I read here on my blog, on the tabs at the top of the page. I’m on #17 for this year.

8. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully with like an 8 year old, a 6 year old, and a 4 year old! Or maybe two 8 year olds and a 5 year old. Wouldn’t that be great? I don’t care where I work or where I live as long as I have a family.

9. What’s your fear? Having a stillborn baby. I can’t imagine anything more horrific.

10. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to see outer space? Fuck no. I love junk food and I don’t care about outer space.

11. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Hit snooze and go back to sleep.

12. If you could change one thing about your significant other, what would it be? I would make him more patient. But that’s totally a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

13. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be? Lulu ; ) (you guys know this isn’t my real name, right?)

14. If you had to choose between six months of sun or six months of rain, what would you choose? Six months of sun, I guess. Although I do like my showers.

15. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be? This is hard. I’m wracking my brain but I really don’t know. Probably soup – there are lots of different types of soup and it’s pretty healthy.

16. What is the thing you enjoy about blogging the most? The anonymity and the wonderful community of women I’ve found here. I love your comments and your input on my situation.

17. Do you prefer salty or sweet foods? SWEET. All the way.

18. What items are in your purse right now? Wallet, lotion, keys, phone, my current book, tampons (which I should take out because I can’t use them), mints, lip balm, a calendar where I keep track of my cycles and symptoms, metformin, ipod, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, checkbook, a few pens, Jesus no wonder this thing is so heavy!

19. If you had to choose between vacationing at the beach or in the mountains where would you go? The beach. Every time. I freaking love the beach.

20. What do you watch on television that you know you shouldn't? I don’t really watch television that much. I watch TV on DVD quite a bit (right now we’re on season four of HIMYM [Neil Patrick Harris I love you to death]) but the only thing I watch new is Glee.


Drevas said...

Loved learning more about you, Lulu! :)

Marissa said...

Thanks for doing this! It's fun to learn small tidbits about my blog-friends.

We're thinking about netflix-ing How I Met Your Mother. We watch most of our "TV" that way. We just finished Mad Men (what's out on DVD anyway) and are at loose ends!

Jay said...

Thank you so much for the shout out! I'm honored! And our "What would you do with a billion dollars" are pretty damn similar. I think though instead of a car, I'd buy a house. Everything else though was SPOT ON for me. And I also love HIMYM! Much appreciation!!! xoxo

Alex said...

What a great survey, and thanks for the nomination! I have time tomorrow - that's the great thing about bed rest... I'll definitely be doing the survey! And I really enjoyed learning more about you - you're awesome, and we're so very similar...