Monday, July 26, 2010

Where is #4?

I stole this from Sweet Pea :) I figured I'd keep her title 'cause I think it's cute. If anyone would like to steal it from me, feel free. Tell me in the comments if you do so I can read your answers.

1) If you could live in any country but the USA, where would you live?
Wow, it's hard to say since I've never been out of the country except to Canada when I was young and briefly to Mexico on a cruise 6 years ago. (I wouldn't want to move to Canada or Mexico ;)) I think I'd have to visit a bunch of places and check them all out first. Without having visited though, Ireland seems like it would be beautiful and laid-back and have an "out in the country" type feeling. Ireland, in a house overlooking the ocean :)

2) Why did you title your blog "All Aboard the Pity Boat"?
I actually explained this briefly in my very first post.

"The phrase "pity boat" is something I used to use when I was in highschool and I was feeling bad about myself. No matter what it was, too fat, bad hair, friend problems, boyfriend problems, school problems, parental problems, or even just a general feeling of blah, I'd use it to describe how I was feeling and to joke about it with my friend. "All aboard the pity boat! wooo woooo" and off I would go in my complaining.

Now-a-days I think I "board the pity boat" a lot less often but I still think of it every now and then. If I'm being really hard on myself about something or other I'll think of it and smile. So, while it sounds like a really negative title, it's not so very negative to me."

Funny enough, I think I've regressed in my pity-boating. I find myself boarding the pity boat a lot more often now than back when I wrote that post. "All Aboard the Pity Boat" also goes well with my love of water and the ocean so I evolved it into my blog theme.

3) How many "in real life" people know about your blog?
R (my husband) knows about it but doesn't read. Two old friends of mine (and possibly their daughter) know about it but I think only one of them reads. (love ya, Heather!) That's it. I've debated telling my sisters about it but have decided not to so far.

5) What kind of clothes do you wear?
I wear all different kinds of clothes and I don't stick to particular brands. However, when I got my current job, it was a lot more business-y dress than I was used to so I had to seek out more professional clothes. I started shopping at Lan.e Br.yant and was very happy with the fit of their clothes. Some of their stuff is cheaply made (and it's pretty expensive which is annoying) but I like it enough to keep going back (with coupons!)

6) What are you having for dinner tonight?
Ugh, the age-old question. I seriously hate that question and it's a source of stress for R and I. As weird as that sounds. I'm not a good planner when it comes to meals and we rarely know in advance what we will have.

However, tonight I have a plan! (Amazing, I know.) I have leftover chicken and leftover peas to use so I'm going to try and make this. I'm planning to use croissant dough-from-a-can though, instead of making the biscuits from scratch, to save a little time.

7) Where do you "blog"?
From my work laptop, where ever it happens to be. Mostly I blog from my office at work but if I blog from home it could be on the living room couch, at the dining room table, in our basement office, or just about anywhere.

8) Do you like to cook?
I love to cook and bake but I am a sloooooow. I feel like I don't have time to plan meals, shop, and cook properly so I end up very rarely cooking. If I was a stay-at-home-wife that is one of the things I would go crazy with!

9) What's your beverage of choice at night?
Water. I very rarely drink anything else, though I do sneak sips of R's beverages (soda, seltzer, lemonade, hard cider, etc) often.

10) What would you most like to know about your fellow bloggers who read this?
I'm curious to know if you actually read these question-answer things on blogs or if you skip over them ;) For me it depends. If I see some interesting questions or I'm heavily involved in the blog, I'll usually read them.


  1. I read them!!!

    Thanks for sharing - I HATE the thing about deciding what to have for dinner. It's bad, but there's a part of me that likes it when the hubs works late - I don't have to think about dinner, I'll just have cereal or something...

  2. I love these things. They remind me so much of "slam books" we used to make and pass around in school. I was the slam book queen!

  3. Hey Girl, thanks for the shout-out ! You rock !!

    As much as I try to have a plan for dinner, I usually wing it everyday ! Tonight I made breakfast for ! Genius I know !

  4. I'm so behind in reading and commenting...OK.
    1. Chile
    2. I don't know why I picked the name. I really don't.
    3. Everyone who knows me, knows my blog.
    5. I'm a jeans/tshirt kinda girl, and I can only buy from Gap because they're the only clothes on the planet that fit me. I hit the outlet often, and don't have too many clothes period.
    6. Taco soup
    7. Laptop in home office
    8 I love to cook!
    9. wine sometimes, Lime Gatorade always
    10. I love their hearts...pure and simple!

  5. Oh man, I remember when both Hubby and I were working (with lots of overtime) and it was impossible to plan dinner ahead or even get to the grocery store more than once every two or three weeks. It was the time of day we dreaded!

  6. Dude. Stick with the "no one in real life reads my blog" thing. Although I love my open book blog, there are many times I would love to spout off about things that I have no business spouting off about. (Like bastard EX in-laws)
    I tend to read the Q&A's about people I know or have little internet crushes on but the rest tend to be overlooked.
    I love you too...I'm assuming I'm the Heather you were talking to.