Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Old School Blogging-Whoomp There It Is

I consider myself sort of old school.  For example, I prefer real books to reading on electronic devices.  I still watch shows like "Evening Nightly News," occassionally I buy a newspaper (made out of paper!), I think it's a real shame that soap operas don't dominate daytime TV anymore and I say things like "in my day."  Holy shit, I just sound like I'm old.  

Old, old school--whatever you want to call it, I thought I was the perfect fit to link up with Elaine from the miss Elaine-ous life and Kim from Co-Pilot Mom's Old School Blogging.  That's right I'm joining in on the fun and just like the old school Tag Team classic, Whoomp There It Is, says: "I'm taking it back to the old school, cuz I'm an old fool, who's so cool." 

For this link up, they are asking a bunch of random questions. Check out my answers:

What was the last thing you watched on TV?  I fell asleep last night to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion.  I enjoy the Housewives' shows, but the reunions make me sad.  It all gets really real and fight-y. But I caught a few minutes of Ellen this afternoon and she always makes me feel happy.

When did you last step outside?  What were you doing?  I walked back to my car after having dinner with a friend.  It was dark.  I was so excited to be out after 9 p.m. on a school night. But I was really, really tired too....because I'm old (school).

What is on the walls of the room you are in?  My kitchen/nook/office/dance studio is my favorite place in my house, which is good because I spend a lot of time here.  It looks like a sort of insane kindergarten teacher's space--a giant chalkboard fills half of one wall, a Dixie Cup light garland hangs on the window, children's artwork lines the wall above the window, an easel stands behind me at the ready for anyone to be creative, a rainbow craft hangs by the door and fresh, beautiful daffodils are in a vase.  It's colorful and chaotic...a real window into my soul.

If you became a multi-millionare overnight, what would you buy?  I'm very bad with money.  I've always said that if I did win the lottery (or become a multi-platinum recording artist) I would find a way to blow it all and end up bankrupt.  BUT I would blow it all on sending my kids to college, buying a house on a beach,  starting a kick-ass charity, buying everyone I know a car and going to Paris.

Tell me something about you that most people don't know.  I LOVE being alone.  I've always loved it.  People are cool, but I find a lot of joy in being alone.

Who made the last incoming call on your phone? My husband.  We were standing in the kitchen/nook/office/dance studio together and I  asked him to called my phone so I could find it.  

If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?  I would add a bedroom and change my kitchen floor (I would LOVE to have a checkerboard floor!).

What was the last thing you bought? Dinner. I had an awesome dinner out with a good pal.  

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?  Neither.  I discovered an intense fear of heights on top of a mountain in my early twenties.   I prefer to stay grounded.

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?  These are two of my favorite things--food and celebrities. This is really hard for me to choose. My first thought was Oprah because she's Oprah.  But my final answer is Tina Fey because she is f*cking awesome.  

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?  Whole Foods.  We are a gluten-free family and that shit is expensive.

Is the glass half empty or half full?  I can go either way.  A therapist told me once I was a balancer--someone is feeling a little down, I'm half-full and keeping it light; someone is feeling a little too high, I'm half-empty and keeping it real.

What's the farthest-away place you've been? Amsterdam. I was in college, it was sweet.  (That's 90s' old school slang for it was amazing.)

What's under your bed? So much junk. I'm part-hoarder.

What is you favorite time of the day?  I peak around 2 p.m.
By 4 p.m., I'm totally done.

What inspires you? People that work hard to help others and create change.  Women and men that I know that stand up for what they believe in.  Underdogs inspire me.  Artists inspire me.  My kids inspire me.

Don't my kids inspire you?
They can even make the baby pool a fun toy in the winter.  

And whoomp there it is! My answers. Shaka-laka-shaka-laka. 

Just in case you want to hear the Tag Team classic Whoomp There It Is, here you go:



  1. I love Ellen too! She would be my dinner date, if that's ever possible.
    Love the picture of you passed out, I have a very similar one of me ;)

  2. ok, thank you for posting the jam! That. Is. All.
    Been a long time.

    Word to ya mutha.
    Holla back.
    One old school homie to anotha.


  3. I ADORE the walls/windows in that room! So cheery and bright. Love that. And my husband OFTEN calls my phone just so I can find it. Underdogs inspire me too. Don't they everyone? If not, they should. And that photo of you, SO great!! Thanks for linking up, my friend!! :D

  4. I love your kitchen/office/nook/dance studio! Your windows are awesome! And checkerboard floors are so cool.
    My husband and I have been known to call on another's phones so that we can find them too. :)

  5. If you have lunch with Tina, you HAVE to invite me. And I'm also desperate to change my kitchen floor. Someday.

  6. I love that song! And Tina Fey. Let's call her up and make a date.