Friday, December 18, 2009

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I feel like I want to say lots and lots, but . . .

I've got nothing to say.

It doesn't happen often, but it does happen.

So. . . let's play twenty questions.

I'll answer the first twenty questions I get from you guys in the form of a blog post (assuming they're somewhat appropriate *cough, cough Kristina P and DeNae) so then I'm telling you what you want to know and not just something that falls out of my head because it got displaced by my grocery list or something. Otherwise, I may be forced to recount cute stories about my two-year-old's adventures in language acquisition this week. These stories are hilarious if you're there, sort of funny when you hear them retold, and don't translate at all into writing. And actually, kind of reflect badly on me as a mother because one of them involves his mastery of the phrase "French fries" when I tried to sneak an empty McDonald's bag that he recognized on sight. I swear I don't go that often.

So go ahead, ask. I'll answer. Probably.

Oh, and just so you know, I have to start going to the hospital twice a week for some kind of test. She (the midwife, which is not nearly as granola-y as it sounds) didn't tell me the name of it but I think it's a non-stress test. Now, that's not grand news, but it's certainly not bad news. Baby and I are fine and I'm not on bed rest, so I can deal with a bi-weekly hospital visit. Maybe, since I have to leave Baby G with someone when I go, I'll pretend I'm at a spa for those thirty minutes. Oooh, and I bet I'll get lots of reading done. I'll snap my fingers occasionally and demand ice chips or those lemon swabs hospitals always leave lying around. Nurses love that. And the first time the nurse sets me up on my little monitor and leaves, I'm going to stick cucumbers on my eyes and recline so it makes her laugh when she comes back.

Um . . . I have no idea where I was going all with this.

Twenty questions. Proceed.

26 comments:

Kazzy said...

I love the cucumbers idea as a gag for the nurses! When my husband was a little guy and in the hospital he decided to drink his apple juice when the nurses came in to ask about his urine sample. He acted like he accidentally drank that instead. Those nurses need to laugh too, huh?

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I'll play. Where's your favorite place you've traveled? Where do you long to go? (And why? to both)

Don said...

From the deep dark recesses of idiotic job interview questions:

If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and why?

Jami said...

What is your favorite childhood memory involving food?

Kristina P. said...

Inappropriate? Little old me?!?!

If you could be any inimate object, what would you be.

No pressure to say Snuggie or The Hoff's underwear, or anything.

Kristina P. said...

Um, that was inanimate.

Josi said...

Outside of writing and family--do you have any goals? Any "I will master this" type of thing? If so, what are they?

wonder woman said...

I totally saw "intimate object" in Kristina's question.

I'm gonna be way blunt:
Why are you apprehensive about having a girl? Or raising a girl?

InkMom said...

I'm in.

Okay, I have a lot of respect for you because you have a political point of view and you own it, unapologetically, even though it may be different from that of most of the other members of our Mormon community. Did you find it difficult to arrive at that perspective -- did you experience opposition, or did you adopt the political views of your family? I'm always intrigued when I see members of a like-minded group who end up on different sides of an issue: a lone conservative in a family full of liberals, a handful of Democrats in a church whose members traditionally vote Republican. (And lest you think I judge you for your political affiliation . . . I changed mine from Republican to Independent after the last presidential election. And I know for certain that one of the things that makes the whole system work is intelligent, thinking beings on all sides who educate themselves about the issues and vote accordingly. How would we ever get anything done without opposition and valuable, cogent debate?)

Amber Lynae said...

I love that Kristina P slip and clarification. LOL

What is your funniest/most embarrassing public bathroom story?

Sue said...

Sorry about the testing - what a pain...

Was Kenny the only guy you were engaged to? How did he propose?

L.T. Elliot said...

NST's aren't bad. You basically lay there for a half and hour and listen to your baby's heart beat. It's all good.

Questions: Do you get a pedicure or do it yourself? (Come on, with your fantastic shoes, you know your nails look fantastic too!)

Karen said...

No one ever asks this question, but...

What kind of toothpaste do you use?

Terresa said...

Are you seeing a midwife? Sweet! A CNM, by the sound of it?

I had all my babies with a home birth midwife, it was a life changing experience (have we already talked about this?? I'm feeling a deja vu moment...).

So, for a question now:
What is your favorite brand of chocolate?

Linda said...

Who's your favorite aunt? only kidding!!! I could ask, who is your favorite IL Aunt!
Love you

Andrew & Sarah Clawson said...

What's your favorite and not so favorite thing about being a CODA? Did you ever hate the fact that your parents were both deaf? Be as honest as you can! :-)

Luisa Perkins said...

When did you first decide that the writing life was for you?

Ambrosia said...

How do you keep your house clean on bed rest? I know my house sure was trashed during my last few months.

CaJoh said...

Cool, I can still get in the game since there's only 18 comments so far…

Do you think you have grown as a writer over the years and has blogging helped or hinder your writing style?

Kelly O. said...

who is your favorite Ostergar and Auntie to James?

Kimberly said...

Has having two books accepted for publication changed how you see yourself?

Migillicutty said...

What kind of shampoo do you use?

Susan said...

Did you want to be a writer back when we were in college? Cause I don't remember that at all. I remember that you were smart and very nice, but somehow I missed the whole writing thing.

DeNae said...

Well I am completely chagrined. Evidently I'm question number 24. But Kristina used up two and she's not even allowed to ask a question.

Oh, wait. Neither am I. What EVER!

I'm going to ask one anyway:

Do you know where our DVD remote is?

Debbie said...

Why do Kristina and DeNae always get singled out? No, wait. That isn't my real question. That is just one of those philosophical questions. And my comment is way past 20 anyway, so I don't even get to ask a question. But why am I always late?

Stephanie Faris said...

What scares you most about motherhood?