Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Old School Blogging Fun

This past weekend was warmish and super busy.  Friday night it was 48 degrees, so duh, we walked to Dairy Queen and got ice cream.   Then there were basketball games and skateboarding and pizza and more ice cream and dog walking and visiting and staying up late and typical busy weekend stuff.

And then on Sunday, I went into Detroit for the first Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit table read/rehearsal.  It was on the second floor of Whole Foods in Midtown Detroit.  It was beyond cool to look down on the busy market and hear all the inspiring stories from our new cast.  It was such an alive kind of feeling, electric really.

Being so busy and so distracted by stories and ice cream, I thought it would be fun to do something a little different on my blog.  Today I'm kicking it old school and linking up for a little Old School Blogging fun.  I'm answering questions and linking up with Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life and Julia from Wine In Mom.  

Let the Old School Blogging begin...

If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?
Um, my own.  Yeah, that's right, I would be on my own.  But in case I never get one, I would choose to be on The Real Housewives of somewhere.  I believe I could hold my own and have a little fun with the ladies.  One time a few years ago, I even made up a few intros I could use, just in case.


(Click here to watch the video.)

Name one thing you have saved from your childhood?

I have two boxes of things I've saved from my childhood and have moved with me roughly 259 times.  I have old spoons that I collected, piggy banks, journals and two stuffed animals, including Fluffy.  Fluffy is a bear that isn't very fluffy and never really was.  I got him when I was in a very bad car accident when I was five years old and I slept with him every night until I went to college. 

If your life had a theme song what would it be?

I love music and I have a lot of different songs that I think would fit.  One song that I think really feels right to be my overall life theme song....maybe Ani DiFranco's "Joyful Girl."  Because through it all, I really am joyful.  I choose joy, I choose the silver lining, even when it's really hard to see.

(Click here to listen.) 

What is your happy place?

Either a big city or a beach.  I love getting lost in a crowd in the big city and the people watching and the humanity of a big city.  I also love getting lost in the vastness of the ocean and the sound of the waves and the mystery of it all.

What is one thing about your home that you and your spouse disagree on?

My spouse and I disagree on a lot of things in life-- he hates realty TV, I love it; he is more conservative, I couldn't be more liberal; he doesn't like going to parties, I like to be the life of them; he's country, I'm city; he's quiet, I'm loud...but our house? We don't disagree about anything except color--I want more, he wants less.

What is your favorite fruit?

Bananas.  I have a banana every morning when I wake up.

Bow tie or regular tie?

I like both, but all four of the boys/man in my house don't care for either (too fancy and uncomfortable!).

Mexican or Italian (food, not men)?

Mexican!!!! I LOVE Mexican food. The end.

Where do you want to go on Summer vacation?

I live for the summer road trip--the freedom of the open road is heaven to me.  I love to stop at the funky places that look like they are fake but they are real.  One of my favorite places to go every summer is a place called GunTown Mountain in Kentucky.  Over the past few years, we got to know the woman that owned the general store there, Della.  When she sold the place I wished that Tim and I could have bought it and run it.  That's my real dream!
Here are the kids at the completely, wonderfully cheesy haunted house at GunTown Mountain. 
Does this say summer vacation or what?

What are your go-to shoes in your closet?

Right now, boots.  When the weather warms up it will be flip flops.  I'm not really a shoe shopper.  I like shoes, but I just don't spend a lot of money on them.  And I get attached to favorites.  My sister basically forced me to throw away my old boots because I was wearing them even though they had holes in the bottom of them.  I loved those boots so much. 

This is old school because it's random and fun and get to know you kind of blogging.  Love it.  Now go check out the other fun on Elaine and Julia's blogs.


  1. That rehearsal sounds so great! Glad it was such a success. And your video for RHW is great. As is your always wonderful attitude.

    I love the energy of the big city too, but if I have to choose the beach wins out. :)

  2. Joyful is the word I think of when I think of you, Angela. xo

  3. I eat one or two bananas a day as well, but wouldn't say they are my favorite fruit. I do love their benefits. :) And that kind of road trip sounds fantastic. One day, I'd like to do that!

  4. I love this, as usual. You make me want to throw the kids in the car and just GO.

  5. This just makes me smile. I love how you are the life of the party and your husband is not, that is so my husband and I. I also have 2 boxes of stuff from my chidhood that I've moved 259 times.