Sunday, May 18, 2014

answer me this

I don't (yet) follow Kendra of Catholic All Year, but when I saw her weekly linkup over at Carrots for Michaelmas, I decided to join in!

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

Hmmm... how 'bout a crew of movers, loading up all our earthly belongings into sea crates, which we wouldn't see again for the next 2 months until they arrived on the other side of the world?

2. Beards. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

Thumbs up for my dad, who's sported a beard for my entire life. Thumbs down for my husband, because... beards make me think of my dad.
My parents at my wedding reception, December 2008.
3. If stuff breaks, can you fix it?

Probably. I'm reasonably handy. My awesome dad (pictured above with his awesome beard) taught me well. I don't know how to do electrical-type repairs, but most other stuff I could likely figure out.

4. What was your first car?

Well, the first car I drove regularly was a white 1999 Plymouth Neon, but I didn't technically own it (my parents did). The first car I owned was a blue 2005 Toyota Echo.

This one isn't mine, but it looked just like this.
5. How often do you eat out?

Every couple of weeks. We used to eat out a lot more (well, by "eat out" I mean "get takeout") when we were in residency and both working 70-80 hours a week. Getting home at 7pm after working for 12-13 hours (every day) doesn't lend itself to culinary inspiration.

6. Why is your hair like that?

Basically because I'm kind of lazy about it. It's wavy and kind of coarse and very thick, so it's kind of a pain to "do" anything with it. I periodically let it grow long, then chop it off above my shoulders after 6-12 months, and repeat. Every few days I wash it and scrunch in gel and let it air-dry. Usually I wear it in a ponytail, because, as I said: lazy. I don't dye it, and don't plan to, even though I have a few-- gulp-- gray hairs now. (Partly because I don't have a burning desire to look younger than I am, and partly because-- can you guess?-- lazy!!) READY FOR THE EXCITEMENT??

Short (this is usually the only length at which I regularly wear it "down")
Shoulder-length (pulled half-back with a clip or hair claw)
Long (pulled back in a ponytail)
Long (pulled up in a messy bun)
Those are basically my only 4 hairstyles. Super creative and stylish, amiright?

Head over to Carrots For Michaelmas (this week) to see more Answers!


  1. No matching pigtails with your daughter? That could be a great hairstyle #5 :)

  2. Haha, yeah, it'd be an awesome look and wouldn't be a bizarre contrast at all with my 5'10" height.. ;o)