Peach Rose

50 Things You Wish You Never Knew About Me

My friend Marianne from We Band of Mothers asked me to answer these 50 questions about myself.

You might want to stop reading right now. Go back to folding laundry, drinking coffee, and staring out the window. Do not give up 5 minutes of your life reading this list.  Trust me. This is not fit reading material…not even for the bathroom. You will learn things about me you wish you never knew. I learned things about me I wish I never knew.

If you are as as outraged as I am by this incredibly ridiculous, narcissistic, list-making blog post I have written, just head over to Marianne’s blog and leave her a comment about how she’s obnoxious for asking me to do this. Don’t let her tell you it’s payback for me asking her to do posts like this because that is a total lie. She never did a single one. Don’t let her witty responses fool you. Don’t get lost in her humorous remarks, and above all else, do not let her amazing story telling get in the way of the facts. She may even try to bribe you with her secret stash of pudding pops so be aware, people, be very aware.  She’s a trickster in disguise. She’ll make you fall in love with her one way or another. She always does.

If you are still here and still scrolling, don’t say I didn’t try to stop you.

1. What are you wearing?

I am wearing a pink, long sleeved nightgown with turquoise, pajamas bottoms. The pajama bottoms have little sheep on them. Little, numbered sheep that I am supposed to count in order to fall asleep faster each night. Except I never count them because it’s too dark to see, which is good, because it’s the only reason Jim still thinks I’m hot.

2. Ever been in love?

Yes, but to be fair my longest love affair has been with chocolate. I can’t help it. I might as well face it, I’m addicted to love.

3. Ever have a terrible break-up?

Yes. I’d tell you all of the details, but then I would have to kill you.

4. How tall are you?

5 feet 7 inches, but I have horrible posture so I’m probably more like 5 feet 3 inches. I’m sliding into my old crone years without much resistance.

5. How much do you weigh?

149 and a half. I am totally keeping track because I have to get down to 138 lbs. My doctors are ruthless. Plus, I’m lazy and like chocolate too much. See above.

6. Any tattoos?

No way. I am pain adverse. Plus I could never make that kind of commitment.

7. Any piercings?

I have one hole in each ear. I am so boring. I know.

8. OTP (One true pair, favorite fictional couple?)

Danny and Sandy because I like to sing “Summer Lovin'” as much as possible and as loudly as I can. Plus, it’s too early in the morning for me to think of any couples fictional or otherwise.

9. Favorite Show?

I can only pick one? I really liked that show Carnivale that was cancelled after a few seasons. I still think about it years later. What in the what was going on?

I’d probably have to say my all time favorite is The Office though because I can (and do) watch it over and over again and laugh and laugh.

10. Favorite Bands?

I love David Bowie. I once listened to his greatest hits album, on tape, for two years straight in my twenties. I also love Prince and Neil Young and Tom Petty. Oh, and Queen. Who doesn’t love Queen?

11. Something you miss?

My pants. Will I ever fit into you again, My Precious? Preciousssssss

12. Favorite Song?

Ziggy Stardust? Maybe. I can’t choose one. If you asked me tomorrow I’d probably say something else like Soul Meets Body by Death Cab For Cutie.

13. How old are you?

27. Always. Just like my Mother-in-law. We never age. We are always fabulous.

14. Zodiac sign?

Gemini. As if you couldn’t predict that. It’s my excuse. I can blame all the crazy on my birth sign. I’m also a rabbit if we’re talking about the Chinese zodiac. Hoppity-hop-hop.

15. Quality to look for in a partner?

The ability to laugh at all of the bad stuff. Give me a dark humor dark lord any day of the week. No, I don’t call my husband “lord” even though he begs me too.

I should have just kept it simple: Sense of humor.

16. Favorite Quote?

How do people only have one favorite of anything? I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to quotes. If you want to read 210 of my favorite quotes just head over there right now.

17. Favorite Actor?

I’ve always had a soft spot for Steve Buscemi.

18. Favorite Color?

Purple. Today.

19. Loud music or soft?

Lately? No music. Just let me listen to my podcasts already.

20. Where do you go when you are sad?

The forest. I love trees.

21.  How long does it take you to shower?

Who has time for that?

22.  How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Until afternoon. If I am lucky.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

Nope. I’m more of a verbal mud-slinger.

24. Turn on?

Biggest one? When my husband washes the dishes.

25. Turn-off?

Bad spelling. One time in high school this boy wrote me a love letter. Most of the words were misspelled. That’s when I knew we were never meant to be.

50 Things You Wish You Never Knew About Me

26. The reason I started blogging?

I was so lonely and I wanted applause. I’m like Beyoncé without the fame, fortune, and muscular thighs.

27. Fears?

I’m afraid of everything, but I never let that stop me. Oh, and sharks.

28. Last thing that made you cry?

This blog post, by my friend A Pleasant House, “How To Adopt A Child Without Signing Papers.”

29. Last time you said you loved someone?

I just told Tiny-Small I loved her. She ran up to me this morning and asked, “Are you still breathing, Mom?” She cracks me up. Best kid ever.

30. Meaning behind the name of your blog (It’s a Dome Life)?

I live in a geodesic dome. I hardly ever write about it. It’s just the place that houses all of my other shenanigans.

Mostly, though, it’s just all of the clever blog names were taken and I was thinking of that horrible Disney show about twin boys called “The Suite Life.” It’s embarrassing. I’ve never told another living soul that’s where I got my idea. Sadly, at the time, I thought it was called, “It’s a Suite Life” which is a different version, but same play on the word “sweet” so, technically, I didn’t even have it right to begin with.

For the record It is NOT “It’s a Do Me Life” as Godaddy, my hosting company, believes.

31. Last book you read?

You mean actually finished? I finished a book about Cesear, a fictional romance fiction thing that I did not love and cannot remember the name of right now. It was free with Amazon prime. I need more coffee for these questions. My memory came out with my placenta during child birth. I swear.

32. Book you are currently reading?

I just started The Giver but I am also in the middle of a few self-help books (for obvious reasons) and The Prince of Tides (for the second time).

33. Last show you watched?

The Sopranos. I am re-watching the entire series. I am stuck in the past right now. I am also watching Sex in The City for the first time.

34. Last person you talked to?

Jim. He was talking about how his cousin is an amazing newspaper writer while I sat typing my mediocre blog post. He’s just keeping me humble so I stop comparing myself to Beyoncé and making a fool out of myself in public.

35. The relationship between you and the person you just texted?

Married. I text Jim to annoy him. He’d prefer I just call. This is what marriage is all about.

36. Favorite food?

Lasagne. Sushi. Bread. Hot bread. Hot bread with butter…

37. Place you want to visit?

Sistine Chapel.

38. Last place you were?

The kitchen? What? I never leave home unless I absolutely have to, mostly because it requires getting dressed and to quote someone smarter than I will ever be, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

39.  Do you have a crush?

I have a crush on Justin Timberlake. I think he is sparkly. He can dance, sing, and he brought sexy back, which I totally thought was lost forever.

40. Last time you kissed someone?

Jim. He kisses me goodnight. Although, Tiny-Small kissed my leg this morning. I’m not sure if that counts. She was climbing up my leg and sliding down. I am the human fireman pole. Then she kissed my leg in thanks I suppose.

41. Last time you were insulted?

Every three minutes on the Internet. I even take it personally when someone else is being insulted.

Plus there was that moment yesterday when Tiny-Small asked, “Are you dressed? You can’t wear pajamas to the store.” even though I was in fact dressed.

42. Favorite flavor of sweet?

Orange. A fresh, giant, juicy, sweet orange.

What instruments do you play?

I play the spoons every morning when I make my coffee, but I also played the violin in second grade.

44. Favorite piece of jewelry?

My wedding ring.

45. Last sport you played?


46. Last song you sang?

Let it go….let it go…I cannot let this darn song go….

47. Favorite chat up line?

My chat up line is just a big smile, which, for some reason, makes older men think I want to be their girlfriend. It’s a curse. It also doesn’t work well on the Internet.

48. Have you ever used it?

Talking is overrated. Talk is cheap. Did I mention I try not to leave the house if at all possible?

49.  Last time you hung out with anyone?

I am hanging out with you right now.

50. Who should answer these questions next?

I am nominating Just a Mum, That Ash Girl, and Mayor Gia 

(I hope Mayor Gia draws all 50 answers).

If I nominated you and you don’t want to do it you are dead to me. Just kidding. I don’t really care.


P.S. I painted a rose. Day 27 of #30in30 paintings.

Peach Roses
Peach Roses watercolor 2.5 x 3.5.


14 thoughts on “50 Things You Wish You Never Knew About Me”

  1. Steve Buscemi….YES!!! He’s awesome! Did you know he was a firefighter and volunteered at Ground Zero after 9/11? Justin T. has grown on me through the years. And you love the forest and live in the dessert ( or is it desert?…don’t hate me!)???? Oh, the irony.

    I am sorry, but nominating you was so worth your answers. I owe you a kidney. And a game of tennis. xoxo mar

    1. I love Steve. When I was in college and we were playing the “who would you sleep with” game I chose Steve. My friends were fake vomiting. I didn’t care. I love that guy and knowing he volunteered at Ground Zero makes me love him even more.

      Oh and it is desert. I remember it this way: Dessert is something I always want more of so there is two ss. Ss…try saying that fast a few times for fun..

  2. This is fabulous and I enjoyed all the random fact! I have an unfinished list something like this that’s sitting in my drafts folder. I have new inspiration to go back and finish.

    1. You will never be dead to me, but I still hope you answer the questions even if only in words. 50 drawings later and we may not be friends anymore. I cannot have you cursing my name for weeks!

  3. Who has never been in love or had a bad break-up?! It seems they could have asked more poignant questions than that.

    Do you live anywhere near Chicago? There’s a spectacular Bowie exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Check this shit out:

    This sounds like a dating profile. Love the rose. Currently playing in my coffee shop: Linda Ronstadt singing, “Love is a rose but you’d better not pick it.” When my humor was more juvenile, I’d sing that song around the house substituting “rose” for “nose.”

    1. so true, if you’ve never had a bad break up you haven’t really lived.

      I do not live near Chicago although I am pretty sure that is absolutely where I belong. Most of my fans are from Chicago. I think I need to move.

      You are so right…the only thing missing from this dating profile is that I like long walks on the beach.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.