I’m in the club!

16 Apr

Well, I’ve officially been tagged in my first Q&A by my dear friend (and introductress, if you will, to the IF blogging community, Cristy at Searching for Our Silver Lining) and I couldn’t be more excited to participate!

Here are the rules:
1. Post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
3. Create 11 new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
4. Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
5. Let them know you’ve tagged them.

1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Happy. And healthy. And with any luck, a mom.

2. Do you have a favorite season? Which one and why?
Fall, easily. And it’s only grown since moving to New England. Fall feels like new beginnings. I love that fresh chill in the air, pumpkin-y things, apple picking, cider donuts, and the start of the holidays.

3. What is your fondest memory (childhood, teenagehood or adulthood)?
Tough one. First thing that comes to mind: remembering the early days of my relationship with my husband. We were just kids (in high school). I love thinking of the night we met, our first date, our first kiss. We were so awkward and clumsy and crazy in love, right from the start. We still are most of those things.

4. Name one thing you absolutely love about your sweetheart.
Hard to choose just one, honestly. But I suppose most of all, his staunch and unwavering love. I’d fall to pieces without it.

5. Speaking of music: Hip-hop or hard rock?
Hip hop.

6. Tell me one thing you did in the past week you are proud of.
I kept my house fairly clean all week and it helped my sanity hugely. I’m proud of that!

7. Tell me one thing you love about your body.
My small, ladylike hands and feet.

8. What was your favorite childhood toy?
I honestly can’t think of just one. I guess I’ll say the life-sized play stove I got for Christmas one year. It made the sound of sizzling when you “turned on” the burners.

9. Share a funny story.
This is more embarrassing than funny but last week, I was riding the elevator with my two bosses (the CEO and the president of my company) and another co worker and the president spotted some tea in my lunch bag with a pink package. “What flavor is the pink tea?” she asked. I guess the conversation had lulled and she was just trying to make small talk. I was immediately mortified and could not think on my feet. It was my Women’s Moon Cycle tea. I pulled it out and showed everyone, somewhat sheepishly. She just said, “Well, I asked and I got my answer!” Mortifying!

10. Looking back on this journey, what is one thing infertility has taught you?
Certainly not just one thing but I’ll say, I’ve learned my own strength and resilience more than anything. It’s something of a comfort to know I can withstand some of my worst fears.

11. Finally, in honor of Mel’s picky eater posts, share with us the one food you think everyone needs to try before they die. Explain why.
Ethiopian food, because it’s just delicious. My hubby is half Ethiopian and grew up there. He introduced me to the food and I absolutely love it. It’s one of my favorite types of food!  If you’re ever in the D.C. area, that’s the best place to go! I can give you some recommendations.

Here are my questions!

1. What’s your lucky number and why?

2. Do you still live in the place where you grew up? Why or why not?

3. Name one goal you have for yourself this week.

4. What’s your favorite item of clothing or jewelry in your closet right now?

5. If you could only have five kinds of cheese for the rest of your life, which five would you choose?

6. Do you have any tattoos? If so, tell me about them. If not, would you ever get one?

7. If your significant other was an animal, what animal would he or she be?

8. Are you an early riser or a night owl?

9. Would you rather be a dog named Killer or a cat named Fluffy?

10. How has infertility changed you?

11. Tell me about your oddest quirk.

And here’s who I’d love to hear from. Most of you don’t know me as I’ve only just recently started following your blogs – but I’d be stoked if you answered my questions! If you’ve already been tagged, I apologize.

Hattie @ between the paper sheets
Mrs. Rochester @ it’s gonna happen
Tracy @ Just Stop Trying and It Will Happen
Chanel @ Just Waiting for My Turn
The Cornfed Feminist
Trisha @ The Elusive Second Line
Alissa @ MissConception
Lisa @ Hapa Hopes
Unaffected @ For We Are Bound By Symmetry
Danielle @ Don’t call my Brenda
Lindsay @ Tiny Bits of Hope

I’m also going to answer my own questions in the comments – in case you’re curious about me!

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3 Responses to “I’m in the club!”

  1. Cristy April 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    I had a good chuckle about the “pink tea.” I’m willing to bet that your boss was feeling about as mortified as you. But hey, she learned something (other than to never ask about the pink tea again).

    You and I want the same thing for number 1. We’re going to make it happen too.

  2. mrsrochester April 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    thanks for tagging me! I did the quiz although I didn’t tag anyone since I just did one, but its up!

  3. Shelley April 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Here are my responses, if you were curious!

    1. What’s your lucky number and why?
    My lucky number is 11. I was born on an 11th and have always loved the symmetry of it.

    2. Do you still live in the place where you grew up? Why or why not?
    Nope. I grew up in the Maryland-D.C. area but moved to the Boston area for college and never left.

    3. Name one goal you have for yourself this week.
    I’d like to get to the gym just ONCE this week and I’d be so proud.

    4. What’s your favorite item of clothing or jewelry in your closet right now?
    I guess this silk dress from Madewell I got for Christmas, but generally I’m not loving my close right now, in part because I feel like I don’t look good anymore in a lot of my favorite pieces.

    5. If you could only have five kinds of cheese for the rest of your life, which five would you choose?
    I love to ask people this question because in my mind, it’s SO HARD! But mine would be feta, cheddar, Parmesan, mozzarella and goat.

    6. Do you have any tattoos? If so, tell me about them. If not, would you ever get one?
    I have three. Two I love, one I’m trying to love. I’ve got the words “Amor vincit omnia” (love conquers all) in Latin on my wrist, in my husband’s handwriting. The words “How loved you are” in my godmother’s handwriting on my clavicle. Those two I love. My third and most recent are two swallow silhouettes behind my ear but they didn’t come out quite right. I got them to commemorate my two losses. I’m getting them touched up next week though so I’m hoping that I’ll come to love them in time! Otherwise, my backup plan is to have them removed. 😦

    7. If your significant other was an animal, what animal would he or she be?
    A lion. Rawr. 😉

    8. Are you an early riser or a night owl?
    More of an early riser but I just generally like to sleep.

    9. Would you rather be a dog named Killer or a cat named Fluffy?
    My heart says a dog named Killer but I know I’m really more feline than anything.

    10. How has infertility changed you?
    In so many ways, too many to count. But it’s made me stronger, more patient, more understanding, to name a quick few.

    11. Tell me about your oddest quirk.
    Again, I have many. One of the ones that bugs my hubby most is that I cannot have anyone sit or lie on my bed with “outside pants” on. If the pants have been outside at all, they cannot be on my bed, period.

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