I am working on day one sans husband - I am not going to lie - I was a little weepy when the airport limo showed up yesterday to pick up Steve. Weepy because I wasn't getting picked up. Weepy because Steve gets to play with the new lens we bought on the weekend. But mostly weepy because I have no one to hang out with. No one to watch Breaking Amish or Here Comes Honey Boo Boo with me. Please tell me you watch these shows - so we can talk about both [or either] immediately. Speaking of Honey Boo Boo - Please don't tell me that the mother, June, and I are only a year apart? This blows my mind. How am I so late to viewing this train-wreck? Amazing.
Oh so today is exciting. It's the third Me, Myself, and I link up. You know that link up where I get to answer questions and you get to learn awesome things about me. You're excited right? Let's do this.
1. When you're feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself up?
I listen to music. Music is the best medicine for any mood. Bad mood. Sad mood. There is a song that will make want to dance it out. Usually when I am in a bad mood - I listen to poppier music. When I am sad - I like to get nostalgic and pull out rock or punk rock. Right now I am totally digging the new Propagandhi album - Failed States - Steve just bought it on iTunes and I can't.stop.listening. It's perfectly timed for my sad-missing-Steve self. Also - they are playing in Toronto on September 26th - who wants to go with me? [Because Steve isn't here]....
And now I am sad again - cue music....
This is from Riot Fest, an outdoor music festival that we attended here in Toronto two weekends ago [I stole this video from this person on YouTube]- but if you look closely at 0:54 in the centre you'll see my hand rise up to snap a photo. This photo to be exact.
Anyways - I am all over the place with this question. Let's move on.
2. If you had to live in a different time period which would you prefer?
For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with the 1950's. I would have loved to have been a teenager during this decade. Malt shops. Greasers. Hoop skirts. Ponytails. Jukeboxes. But now that I am older - I'd much rather be a 50's housewife. A housewife that looks exactly like Betty Draper. You know when she was married to Don.
3. What is the most creative Halloween costume you've ever worn?
I am really bad at coming up with clever Hallowe'en costumes. I always think every year that this will be the year that I purchase some fun fur fabric, bust out my sewing machine, and make an awesome lemur costume that I will wear year round - because it's that awesome. But then Hallowe'en rolls around and I probably paint my nails black and toss on some cat ears and call it a day. Typical E-Ho - all talk - little action.
Well one year a friend had a Hallowe'en in July party. And I went as the Tooth-fairy. I made a necklace out of chicklets. And wore a belt of toothbrushes. I looked pretty awesome. Funny coming from a girl with six cavities.
4. Five weird things about you we wouldn't know without being told?
Umm....what's not weird about me? And only five things? And how would you define weird anyways? When I think weird - I think quirky. When I think quirky - I think unique. So I am basically assuming that weird=unique.
+I hate reading used books - this is why I struggle with borrowing from the library or friends - I want to read a book with perfect pages, a perfect binding. This is also why you should feel lucky if I ever lend you a book. I'd be a rotten librarian.
+I can't buy something and wait to open it - I usually have the box opened by the time we get to the car. I'd be a lousy collector.
+I also can't buy something without thinking about it for 100 hours. I have huge shoppers remorse. I'll go to the mall with plans to buy a billion things and come home empty handed. Maybe I am just cheap. But why do we still never have money?
+I am afraid of change. Small change is good - but big change terrifies me. Sometimes I suck things up just because I don't want to deal with the unknown. I hope to work on this - but you know I don't want to change too much.
+I am shy. Like super shy. And I usually come across as either snobby or just 'quirky'. These are just tactics I use until I am comfortable. I wish my wit was quicker so I could at least make people laugh and quietly exit situations.
5. What would you tell your 16-year-old self?