So over on Wife of a Sailor (http://wifeofasailor.com; I still don’t know how to make that blue link appear), Wife posts questions for other bloggers to answer on their own military spouse blogs. (Still with me so far?) And since I still don’t want to declutter the living room, I thought this might be fun to fill out while I’m still pretending to rest with my eyes closed.
Feel free to put on your own blogs and/or comment with your own answers. Have a great weekend!
1.When you vacation what type of vacation do you like to take (beach, historic, adventurous, food oriented, etc.)?
I love being near the ocean. Everywhere we go, whether it’s a day trip to the next city over or down to Monterey for the weekend, we love trying the local favorite cuisine. If there’s time, we’ll check out historical or science-related attraction.
When we went to visit my husband in April, we went to the Nauticus for the first time ever! Can you believe that? We lived in Hampton Roads for three years and never went. Also we planned on checking out Jamestown because our kids would eventually study the settlement in school but we ran out of time. My husband loves going to hole-in-the-wall, secret finds and I will try them but will NOT return if it’s unsanitary. I don’t care how good the barbacoa is, I didn’t like what they tried to pass off as carne asada!
2.What is your best memory associated with a song?
The first few notes of “I Will Survive” always brings a smile to my face for reasons I won’t share in this post. OMG, I won’t go there.
Different songs bring up different memories and if it makes me reminisce then I know that was a good time in my life. Disco, eighties, New Kids (yep, I said it), early 90s rap, old country, techno, etc… most music has good memories associated with them.
Our wedding song was “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” by Bryan Adams. My husband chose that song and I was really touched when he suggested it: “…seeing our unborn children in your eyes…” Come on! Who WOULDN’T melt?
My ringtone for him though is “Amazed” by Lonestar. Lonestar came out to NAB Little Creek a few years ago for a free concert. (Yes, it was NAB then.) All of their songs make me cry and are so friggin’ romantical that I normally would love hearing them live but couples were slow-dancing and I was so jealous that I wanted to punch them because my husband was deployed at the time.
3. If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with your time?
I would definitely travel but in three ways. I would want to travel as a family, as a couple, and by myself. Not necessarily split the vacation into thirds but we would all appreciate our destinations if we could experience them in those ways.
I would walk in the sand along the ocean every morning. Quick yoga session before breakfast. Spend time reading. Seeing each city as the locals do.
Please note that I do not camp or stay at hotels with a number in it. That is all. Thank you.
4. What is one thing about you that people do NOT typically notice at first that you wish they would?
I used to think that it was important that people knew I wasn’t just your average Trophy Wife because I am definitely hotter than a Trophy Wife. I used to think that the initials after my name were pretty important. And they are when I’m applying for jobs but college-educated doesn’t automatically equate to intelligence or even being a good person. (I’m sure we can all agree after seeing that YouTube video of a Harvard alum getting b!tchy on a train because someone told her she was talking too loud on her cell phone.) I knew some pretty dumb people in college and I am admittedly flighty myself.
My husband has enough credits for an Associate’s degree but he is the most intelligent, most well-read, most articulate person I know.
So hmmm… what do I wish people knew about me? Good question. I have no idea. I talk A LOT. I talk TO EVERYONE. Trust me, if I wanted you to know something about me, I probably told you twice, tweeted it last week, shared it on Facebook, and will try to tell you again tomorrow.
5. It’s a summer of sequels, and if you had to live in one of each of the following “worlds” (there are three total) which would you choose and why?
X-Men: Be a Mutant, what would your power be?
The only one that comes to mind
probably because he’s so hot is Wolverine. He’s a bad-@ss! Although instead of a life of crime, I’d probably go into sushi-making.
Harry Potter: Be a Witch or Muggle?
Some Muggles can do magic, right? I think it’d be cool to be a Muggle who could do magic because then you’d surprise everyone with their low expectations of your Muggle self.
Twilight: Be a Vampire or Werewolf?
I don’t like the idea of immortality and I’m not sure why. Everyone has to go sometime and if you’re already dead, living in a mortal world, what would your next step be? Besides, it’d be freeing to be a werewolf. You’d get to be nude all the time but then it would be a drag to hear your pack’s thoughts. I know WAAAAAY to much about these books and for that I apologize. I got caught up in the whole Edward (NOT Robert Pattison) thing: “I love this rebel because he’s way hot and loves/stalks me and his constipated look on his face means that he’s way deep…”