Okay so I have been following Mama M. at My Little Life for a little while….ahem stalking her blog I mean, but in a nice way, nothing creepy…Anyhoo she does these Five Question Friday posts and today I thought ‘what the heck’ let’s see if I can do it too! So there is this whole linky thing involved…and I am hoping that I can do it. If you want to link up too, I would suggest going to her blog and following the directions she laid out because I can’t be trusted. Now let’s get to the questions.
1. What is better, growing old with out money or dying young and wealthy?
This is definitely a no brainer to me. My goal is definitely to have a long and happy life and although most days I am convinced that having stacks of money lying about would make me infinitely happy, if I had to choose between stacks of money and dying in the next couple years or living for another 50 or so, I would go with the latter. But my answer to this question doesn’t mean that I am not doing my darndest to make sure that when I am old I have a nice fatty fat retirement egg to nest on. Not like a “ski chalet in the Alps” retirement egg, but maybe a “sitting in my hot tub sipping on some champagne up at our little A-frame cabin in the mountains of Colorado” retirement egg. I plan to be a sassy champagne drinking granny! Deal with it….and come visit me, I am bound to be a hoot!
2. Who takes out the garbage at your house?
Well like everything in marriage, Andy and I share this 50/50…..eerrr I mean I start bitching on Wednesday night and we both scamper around the house gathering up recycling and trash from all the rooms and taking them out to the curb. Hey! at least I don’t just bitch and stand there and watch him. We take it out together.
3. Have you ever had the same dream many times?
I am pretty sure that I have, but I can’t think of one right now. It is just one of those things when you’re in the dream and it feels so familiar. I inevitably forget my dreams about two hours after I wake up. I can remember them for a little while, usually long enough to tell someone about it, but then whoosh…out they go from my brain like clockwork.
4. Can you play a musical instrument?
Yes, I can play the violin. I started when I was 6ish or so. There was a program called “Weekend for Strings”. My parents used to drop my brother and I off Saturday morning at what I then thought was the butt-crack of dawn. I laugh now at the thought of being able to sleep in until 8am…. ahhhh bliss. So yeah, big bro wanted to learn to play the bass so why not get rid of both your kids for the day? Now I pretty much rocked the violin through junior high and high school, the only players better were a couple of Asian kids in my classes (I know how racist this sounds, but it is the TRUTH, I remember them like any person remembers their long-time arch nemesis. I was convinced that their parents beat them if they didn’t practice 3 hours a day though). So what happened to my rockin’ skills? Well I stopped practicing. I still have my violins, plural…because I have a regular one (that is gorgeous!) and an electric one (because I like to rock!). As much as I internally pester and pester myself to get my music out and brush up on it, there just aren’t enough hours in the day! Seriously it is on the top of my list to do it, but in the past three years I have probably practiced six times max. And the painful part is my brother is practically freakin’ Edgar Meyer (amazing bassist, check him out) and I know I could have at least held on in the second violin section of some symphony (even if I was in the very very back) if I had just not been such a freakin’ slacker in college and my adult life. Ahhhh….c’est la vie. Thanks for the reminder FQF I am going to try harder in 2010.
5. If you owned your own store, what would you sell?
OMG, I would LOVE to have my own store. I am serious. Andy has listened to me drone on about it forever, he can vouch for me. But what would I sell…..trickier question. I imagine it would be like a funky vintage store where I could sell the clothes I have designed and made, but maybe there would be awesome retro furniture for sale there too, and then I also thought it would be awesome to have a diner/cafe attached, and then maybe in the back would be my architecture office….ooo and there should be cupcakes, but that could be part of the diner/cafe. You see. I would never be able to decide. hahaha.
Happy Friday Everyone! I am off to Steamboat for skiing with my pops!