Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Answer Me This...

Kendra's being nosy again, only this time she's doing it from a foreign country. So, knowing that there is nothing more exciting in Europe than reading our answers to her questions, let's indulge her. Poor thing. She must be so bored, bless her heart!

1. What's the scariest thing that's ever been in your yard?

Snakes, wasps (as in a whole nest of them that stung my husband about 20 times), coyotes, mockingbirds (those things are MEAN!)… take your pick. This is Texas, where something outside is constantly trying to kill you.

2. Beards. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

DOWN. Totally thumbs down. I think they're cool… on other people. Just not my guy. My dad has a beard and I'm fine with that. In fact, he'd look weird without it. But not on my husband, thankyouverymuch. As I told Miss Cari, my husband is on the shorter side of "average" for a man (he's 5'8") and he's always had a rounder face even though he's not overweight. He said himself, "I'd look like an Ewok with a full beard." Yeah… he kind of would.

3. If stuff breaks, can you fix it?

Depends on what it is. I can fix a broken cake. I can recaulk my own tub. But I've never tried to fix a machine. Husband has though… and without a beard!
Yes, I made this. Yes, there are multiple wooden skewers inside. Yes, the blue frosting wave in the front is covering a wedge shaped block that is keeping the ship from splitting in two. What about it?

4. What was your first car?

A used, silver Ford Tempo that I drove for my last two years of high school.

5. How often do you eat out?

Almost never. We will enjoy a pizza night occasionally but we bring that home. We haven't gone to have a sit down restaurant meal in a year or so except for one time we met some friends at Chipotle. When you get out of the habit and then try to go back, everything tastes too salty.

6. Why is your hair like that?

I'm lazy. I don't like to get my hair cut so I do it myself and I don't think I could stand the maintenance of a regular dye job so I just don't. I don't even like to style my hair, I just like to get it off my face and out of my eyes. (Poofing those bangs back in the 80's/90's burned me out, I guess.) Yes, I have some grey hair but I have an aunt who was completely grey before she turned 30 so I consider myself lucky it's only some. My husband doesn't seem to mind so I don't either. Funny story though… one time I went to go get my hair cut and the stylist also talked me into letting her shape my eyebrows. I came home and he said, "Please don't ever do that again." He had a very visceral reaction to my newly coiffed brows… and they weren't even that bad. It's not like she'd given me a permanent look of surprise; I could barely tell what she had done to them. They just weren't natural and he didn't like it. So, I don't mess with my eyebrows and he keeps his facial hair at bay. It works for us.