Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Random Questions for You

The other day, I posted a response over at Pioneer Woman's blog. Do you know her? She's a homeschooling rancher's wife and a great photographer. Since then, people have been visiting me from over there and I've been absolutely inundated with throngs of wonderful, curious people. Thanks for visiting my blog!

I get lots of other visitors too, some from Mothering, some from google searches, some from other blogs who've listed me as good people. (Thanks, and it's mutual). Mostly, people are fairly quiet when they visit here. But, I thought it'd be fun if I could ask you guys questions, and hopefully you'll feel like answering. Answer any or all of the questions--whatever strikes your mood! I would like to get to know all of you.


Here we go:

If you had your choice of a chocolate croissant or some potato chips, which would you choose?

Would you rather laugh or cry at a movie?

Who's your favorite philosopher?

Which is your favorite monster family--Addams or Munsters?

Do you care about public aesthetics? (I hate the look of certain water towers, for example--do you find some structures in public spaces that you don't like?)

Kids, or no kids? How many?

How did you meet your partner?

How long have you been together?

What is important to you?

What work do you do that's important?

What do you love?

What do you hate?

What worries you?

What sustains you?

What reaffirms your faith in Man?

Do you always use your turn signal?

What are you looking for?

What have you found?

What have you lost?

Milk chocolate or dark?

Will the Cubs ever win the World Series, and do you care?

What's your favorite Summer Olympics event, and do you love the Olympics as much as I do? (It's coming soon!)

When you create, what do you do?

What's your least favorite chore around the house?

What do you like least about this blog (I might have some ideas...)

What do you like most about this blog?




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16 comments:

Mommyswanson said...

If you had your choice of a chocolate croissant or some potato chips, which would you choose?
Chocolate Croissant

Would you rather laugh or cry at a movie? Cry

Who's your favorite philosopher? Emerson

Which is your favorite monster family--Addams or Munsters? Addams

Do you care about public aesthetics? (I hate the look of certain water towers, for example--do you find some structures in public spaces that you don't like?) I think I am more aware of the beautiful ones

Kids, or no kids? How many? Yes, 2

How did you meet your partner? Long time family friend at church

How long have you been together? 15 years

What is important to you? Family, trust, dependability

What work do you do that's important? Teach, raise my children

What do you love? Door County, WI

What do you hate? Litter bugs

What worries you? What this world will be like when my children are older


What sustains you? My faith & my children


What reaffirms your faith in Man? They way families of different races & backgrounds came together just last week to picnic together as a community to celebrate the 4th of July - strangers watching out for each other's children, sharing, and just respecting each other.


Do you always use your turn signal? I don't drive

What are you looking for? peace

What have you found? a sense of purpose

What have you lost? my mom

Milk chocolate or dark? dark

Will the Cubs ever win the World Series, and do you care? No, a little

What's your favorite Summer Olympics event, and do you love the Olympics as much as I do? (It's coming soon!) Swimming! Oh YES!!!!

When you create, what do you do? Scrapbook

What's your least favorite chore around the house? Mopping the kitchen floor or putting laundry away


What do you like least about this blog (I might have some ideas...) I'll get back to you - this is only my 2nd visit

What do you like most about this blog?
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Laura said...

Thanks mommyswanson! I'm with you on the croissant and I also don't like to put clothes away. Don't you think you're done once they're clean?

grace said...

If you had your choice of a chocolate croissant or some potato chips, which would you choose?
Neither at the moment--I'm on Weight Watchers. :) Normally, though, the chips.

Would you rather laugh or cry at a movie?
Both at once is best, I think.

Who's your favorite philosopher?
Hobbes.

Which is your favorite monster family--Addams or Munsters?
Addams.

Do you care about public aesthetics? (I hate the look of certain water towers, for example--do you find some structures in public spaces that you don't like?)
Definitely. I'm just not much for big buildings in general, unless they are very old.

Kids, or no kids? How many?
No kids yet, maybe someday. Probably just one.

How did you meet your partner?
In college, but we didn't get together until after.

How long have you been together?
7 years in September.

What is important to you?
Being honest. Constantly trying to improve myself.

What work do you do that's important?
Dog rescue.

What do you love?
Alone time. Dogs. Good fiction in any format.

What do you hate?
Crowds and things that are very loud. Disorganization.

What worries you?
My dogs getting older. Not ever having a job that moves me.

What sustains you?
Again, the dogs. :) And summer in general. Trips back home to Oregon.

What reaffirms your faith in Man?
Seeing occasional kindness that comes out of nowhere.

Do you always use your turn signal?
Religiously.

What are you looking for?
Home. Work that matters and still pays.

What have you found?
A sense of calm about where I am right now.

What have you lost?
Quite a bit of the awe I used to have at the world.

Milk chocolate or dark?
Milk, oddly enough.

Will the Cubs ever win the World Series, and do you care?
Don't know, don't care.

What's your favorite Summer Olympics event, and do you love the Olympics as much as I do? (It's coming soon!)
I dislike them in general, but look forward to the soccer.

When you create, what do you do?
Make bath products and collages, mostly.

What's your least favorite chore around the house?
I hate to vacuum.

What do you like least about this blog (I might have some ideas...)
Sometimes it makes me feel as if you think you're better than those who live differently than you do.

What do you like most about this blog?
It gives me ideas and inspiration.

Laura said...

Thanks Grace--beautiful name! I'm with you on skipping the food--I'm trying to lose weight too. My husband and I met in high school, dated, I married someone else, then divorced, my husband and I got back together 10 years later.

I'm sorry to make you feel I think I'm superior--I don't think that. I'm just mad about the connections I see. I'm glad you can get some positive things here, that really is my goal.

Mama bee said...

If you had your choice of a chocolate croissant or some potato chips, which would you choose? Definitely the chocolate croissant. Why even ask? :-)

Would you rather laugh or cry at a movie? laugh - though lately I mostly watch movies that frustrate me/make me angry.

Do you care about public aesthetics? (I hate the look of certain water towers, for example--do you find some structures in public spaces that you don't like?) Meh. I care a little, but not much.

Kids, or no kids? How many? One so far. Contemplating numero dos.

How did you meet your partner? Entomology class in college.

How long have you been together? Nearly six years now.

What is important to you? Love, peace, the environment. Happiness.

What work do you do that's important? Right now, mostly community outreach stuff (both formal and informal). As a grad student I don't feel I do much "work", but I help out with the local Obama campaign, a local democratic Congressional candidate's campaign, and with La Leche League. It feels like a lot.

What do you love? Insects, esp. bees. Flowers. My daughter. My husband. Bellydancing. Reading a good book.

What do you hate? Hatred.

What worries you? The politics in this state (UT) and nation. The power of big corporations.

What sustains you? Dance, music, good food and a loving family. And hikes where we don't get very far but I learn some new plants and find some cool bugs.

What reaffirms your faith in Man?

Do you always use your turn signal? Almost always, even on dirt roads.

What are you looking for? My direction in life.

What have you found? The loves of my life.

What have you lost? Some goals.

Milk chocolate or dark? Dark.

Will the Cubs ever win the World Series, and do you care? Yes, they will. I care deeply. The second song I ever learned to sing was "Take me out to the ballgame" singing along with Harry Caray. Yes, we lived in Eastern Washington, but my dad was a Cubs fan and we could get WGN. Odd.

What's your favorite Summer Olympics event, and do you love the Olympics as much as I do? (It's coming soon!) I love to watch the runners. They amaze me. Sadly, I haven't watched any Olympic events in years (due to lack of TV).

When you create, what do you do? Dance, or bead. I make necklaces and earrings. Or I'll bake something sweet that I know will earn me praise.

What's your least favorite chore around the house? Dishes. Forever dishes.

What do you like least about this blog (I might have some ideas...) I dunno...I like it. Some things are more pertinent to my life than others, but it's not my blog.

What do you like most about this blog? Your perspective on homeschooling, not buying stuff, and politics. Really, I just think you're pretty neat. :-)

Laura said...

Aw shucks mama bee, I think you're pretty neat too and I check out your blog all of the time to see what's happening with you in your part of the world.

It sounds like you're doing quite a bit--thanks for helping with the Obama campaign out there...do you get any takers?

Harry Caray had the best voice, didn't he?

Thanks for visiting here!

janice said...

I'm dyslexic... I read "chocolate milk or dark"??? I was very puzzled for a few minutes. :)
I like dark just now.
Movie - I'd rather laugh, but not at something stupid.
Monster family - Munsters
Kids - 4 (Male)
Met husband - At a blood drive
Married - Almost 23 years!!
Love - Marshmellows, scented candles, my BFF's laugh :)
Hate - Little bugs in my kitchen
Olympics - Gymnastics
Turn Signal - Almost always
Things I care about - AIDS orphans in Ethiopia
Like about blog - This is the first posting I've read... I like the idea of not buying new. I'll have to read more.

Laura said...

Thanks Janice!

A blood drive has to be one of the most interesting places to find your life mate ever.

Gymnastics is one of my favorites too--but, I also really like the sprinters.

Thanks for visiting!

Shez said...

If you had your choice of a chocolate croissant or some potato chips, which would you choose? - neither, I'm on a serious health kick right now. My self righteousness disgusts even me.

Would you rather laugh or cry at a movie? - cry, I love coming out of a movie feeling like a wrung out dishrag.

Who's your favorite philosopher? - Ayn Rand.

Which is your favorite monster family--Addams or Munsters? - without a question of a doubt, Addams


Kids, or no kids? How many? - 7 year old twins

How did you meet your partner? - Match.com, we're a thoroughly modern couple.

How long have you been together? nearly 9 years


What work do you do that's important? raising children with principles.


Do you always use your turn signal? - I have seven year old back seat drivers who are always looking to find fault with my driving. I remember to use the turn signal out of sheer self preservation.


What's your least favorite chore around the house? sweeping

What do you like most about this blog? Your passion about politics. I might disagree with your political choices a lot of the time, but thoroughly enjoy reading what you have to write. I wish more people were passionate about politics, it might cause politicians to be more accountable.

Laura said...

Thanks Shez!

I like to cry at movies too. If you haven't seen the Swiss 1990 movie "Journey of Hope" about Turkish emigres to Switzerland, you really should. It is gut wrenching--I saw it before becoming a mother and don't know if I could even manage to get through it now. Difficult choices in that movie...

I appreciate your political sensibilties too--there is some overlap in our views. I know you supported Ron Paul--anti-war and very pro homeschooling. Obama's against the war and has commended parents for homeschooling--he's definitely supportive of parental involvement in education, including homeschooling.

Yours is one of the blogs I frequent and I always get some good information and I love seeing what your kids are doing. My kids are impressed with Shira's and Ben's paintings and are now inspired to take an art class. Thanks!

Thanks for visiting.

Anonymous said...

If you had your choice of a chocolate croissant or some potato chips, which would you choose?

chocolate, gimme chocolate!

Would you rather laugh or cry at a movie?

depends on my mood, but more often laugh

Who's your favorite philosopher?

Rush, Chris Rock, Mencia

Which is your favorite monster family--Addams or Munsters?

Addams

Do you care about public aesthetics? (I hate the look of certain water towers, for example--do you find some structures in public spaces that you don't like?)

Sure. I appreciate beautiful gardens, creative parks, well-kempt animals in a zoo. And classical college campuses.

Kids, or no kids? How many?

Kids, 4 young'uns

How did you meet your partner?

A mutual friend set us up, and it was love at first sight

How long have you been together?

Known each other almost 18 yrs, married for 14

What is important to you?

Financial stability, family, love, fun, creativity

What work do you do that's important?

Family manager

What do you love?

too much to list

What do you hate?

child molestors/predators

What worries you?

finances, violence

What sustains you?

dh, family, friends, faith

What reaffirms your faith in Man?

when communities come together in mutual aid or celebration


Do you always use your turn signal?

usually

What are you looking for?

my sanity lol

What have you found?

sometimes I find my sanity and some serenity

What have you lost?

my virginity

Milk chocolate or dark?

dark, baby! 82% is as dark as I go though.

Will the Cubs ever win the World Series, and do you care?

Yes, this is the year!!!

What's your favorite Summer Olympics event, and do you love the Olympics as much as I do? (It's coming soon!)

not sure, and not sure

When you create, what do you do?

Me, my dh, and God have created 4 pretty cool young'uns. I also write, cook, garden...

What's your least favorite chore around the house?

cleaning the bathroom


What do you like least about this blog (I might have some ideas...)

Not sure, I just ventured here.

What do you like most about this blog?

Hmm, not sure.

Laura said...

Thanks anonymous!

You're an optimist--the Cubs will win this year! Maybe...I'm 42 and they haven't won yet. At least they're not mathematically out of it like my husband and I always joke they are after the first game of the season.

I'm the youngest of 4--that seems like such a big family to me now, but growing up it was just us.

I'm looking for sanity too. Good luck to us.

Thanks for visiting.

Anne said...

If you had your choice of a chocolate croissant or some potato chips, which would you choose? Neither, though if I were out of tortilla chips, I might dip potato chips in queso out of desperation

Would you rather laugh or cry at a movie? I haven’t found a movie that made me laugh in so long. I like the full-box-of-tissue flicks. A bonus- I’ve read that stress hormones are secreted in tears.

Who's your favorite philosopher? I have a hard time reading views that aren’t couched in specific terms. Give me an issue and I can tell you whose thoughts resonate.

Which is your favorite monster family--Addams or Munsters? Addams by far (double snap)

Do you care about public aesthetics? (I hate the look of certain water towers, for example--do you find some structures in public spaces that you don't like?) I find a lack of green depressing- lack of greenspace, lack of trees, etc.

Kids, or no kids? How many? 2- one of each

How did you meet your partner? We both worked as relay agents for the deaf when I was in college.

How long have you been together? A little over 10 years

What work do you do that's important? Raising healthy, principled kids who respect themselves, their environment, their community and their curiosity

What do you love? My family, crawfish bisque, mayhaw jelly, spreadsheets,

What do you hate? Bigotry, the agendas of quite a few corporations, boiled okra, cheese “food,” poorly researched articles,

What worries you? Global warming, declining water quality, political apathy

What sustains you? My kids’ questions, my attempts at gardening, hiking in state parks, the support and insight of my husband

What reaffirms your faith in Man? My homeschool support group- We’re a diverse bunch. We do a pretty darn good job of focusing on our commonalities and connecting with one another. Are we scalable? That I don’t know.

Do you always use your turn signal? Yes, and I’ve been told that I drive like a grandmother.

What are you looking for? A beautiful yet cheap piece of land on which sits an old farmhouse that does not require major renovation, provides privacy and is closish to a small city

What have you found? What I’m looking for at prices I can’t afford

What have you lost? Visual contact with my parents, who are happily retired on a sailboat somewhere in Central America. I’ll get it back though. Til then, we do email and Skype.

Milk chocolate or dark? both

Will the Cubs ever win the World Series, and do you care? Not even on the radar

When you create, what do you do? A sense of community, a scrapbook/blog post, a (hopefully justified) sense of urgency

What's your least favorite chore around the house? Cleaning the kitchen

What do you like least about this blog (I might have some ideas...) hmmm,…your taste in music doesn’t always sync with mine

What do you like most about this blog? Political views and homeschool stories

Laura said...

Thanks Anne!

When we were kids, before my mom knew better, we ate cheese that came spritzing out of a can with a rosette nozzle--good on a Ritz.

Wow what an adventure your parents are having--that sounds fantastic.

I feel a great sense of community with my homeschool group as well. Thank God for like-minded people.

Thanks for visiting!

Dawn said...

Chocolate croissant of course.

I'd rather laugh at a movie.

Who's your favorite philosopher?
Kierkegaard or Pythagoras. Can't get divine numbers or Fear and Trembling out of my head.

Which is your favorite monster family--Addams or Munsters?
Addams fer sure!

Do you care about public aesthetics?
Yup.

Kids, or no kids? How many?
Yes - 2

How did you meet your partner?
At work. I had a crush on him for over a year before I made a move.

How long have you been together?
11 years

What is important to you?
My family.

What work do you do that's important?
Homeschooling.

What do you love?
I'm sounding so hokey - being a mom.

What do you hate?
Flowery fabric

What worries you?
my moods.

What sustains you?
Sunshine.

What reaffirms your faith in Man?
People in general.

Do you always use your turn signal?
Yes.

What are you looking for?
A ring I lost 15 years ago.

What have you found?
Confidence.

What have you lost?
-100 pounds.

Milk chocolate or dark?
Dark but only if it's 80% cocoa.

Will the Cubs ever win the World Series, and do you care?
No and no.

What's your favorite Summer Olympics event, and do you love the Olympics as much as I do? (It's coming soon!)
Um...The horse jumping. I know...

When you create, what do you do?
Blog entries, pencils drawings, felt stuffed animals and embroifered bags.

What's your least favorite chore around the house?
Dishes. Though it's also my favourite. Depends.


What do you like least about this blog (I might have some ideas...)
That I forget to visit it more often.

What do you like most about this blog? The humourous posts!

Laura said...

Thanks Dawn!

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the chintz either, at least, not covering big areas with great swaths of it.

Sorry about your ring, and inspired by your weight loss.

I love to check in on your blog--I've read funny things there and seen great links to more blogs--thanks.

Thanks for visiting!

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