We Want to Know Wednesday-You’re a SillyFace

Beast Boy: Kids are easy! All you have to do is make silly faces. Oh, and kids love jokes. This one never fails. Okay, why did the cookie go to the doctor?
Raven: …

Beast Boy: You’re supposed to ask why.

Raven: …Why?

Beast Boy: He went because he was feeling a little crummy! Ha, ha, ha! Get it?

Raven: …I guess I’m on my own. –Teen Titans


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{1} If you could spend a day with a blogger, who you haven’t met in real life, who would you choose? Hands down Impulsive Addict. We’ve already got go visit each other savings funds. It’s happening. And it’s going to be EPIC. If any of you would like to join us, feel free. Just know there will be copious amounts of drinking and silliness. You’ve been warned!
{2} What website do you check first when you go online? I always go to swagbucks.com because I’m trying to earn extra money. From there I usually check facebook or my email. 
{3} What is something you are saving money for right now? A house!! I cannot even tell you how excited we are to find something. 
{4} What is your go to silly face when a silly face is needed? (post a pic of it and be entered to win a prize from Mamarazzi)

Just like Britney Spears, I’ve been sticking my tongue out for as far back as I can remember.

{5} How do you relieve stress? I usually exercise or clean, or both, depending on how stressed I am. If I’ve had a really bad day I’ll take Monkey for a run and then clean the whole house. If Match finds me in the kitchen scrubbing away like a mad woman, looking like I need to be in the nut house wearing a Marcus lab coat, chances are something is stressing me out. 

We Want to Know Wednesday-High School Goals

Joey: Do you think I need a new walk?

Chandler: What?

Joey: Well, I’ve been walking the same way since high school. You know how some people walk in a room and everybody takes notice? I think I need a “take-notice” walk!

Chandler: Are you actually saying these words? –Friends

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already. Well sort of, I’m writing this at 1:30am. This week’s We Want to Know Wednesday came at a great time because I have been trying to force myself to stay awake so Match and I can be on the same schedule this week for his graveyard shifts.  Here’s this week’s questions and don’t forget to come play along!


Hosted by Impulsive Addict, Janette, Mamarazzi and Seriously Shawn

1. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Are you an eyes or a smile person? Maybe another body part?

I am a total smile girl. I also have a thing for backs and shoulders, but of course that’s not something one normally sees first thing unless you’re on a beach. Match has a great smile and it always makes my heart flutter.

2. If a movie was being made about you who would you like to see cast to play you? And would your movie be a comedy, drama, romantic-comedy, action film or a horror movie?

Ha, I did a post about this a long time ago. I had wished it could be Reese Witherspoon (haha I wish!) and be this adorable RomCom where the leading lady is all poised and perfect. Sadly I am pretty sure my life would be a total cheese ball ABC Family comedy made for tv movie starring Melissa Joan Hart where she would showcase my klutziness.

3. Does your high school yearbook include a senior comment section? If so share what you said about your future goals. Have you met those goals? If you do not have a yearbook just share what your goals where when you were 18 and if you have met them. If you’re brave enough include your Senior Picture!

Oh man. We didn’t have a comment section but I remember it painfully clearly. I wanted to go off to college and major in zoology and then work with dolphins. I proclaimed it loudly to anyone who would listen. That had been my goal since as far back as I can remember. I did go to college and I did get my degree in zoology. Along the way I realized that working with animals, at least in a zoo or water park aspect was just not for me. I did a brief stint working at Marine World where I learned that all dolphin trainers are horrendous bitches. True story! Now I’m coming up on my 10 year high school reunion in June and part of me is embarrassed that I didn’t achieve my goal. Then I look at my life with Match and I see how happy we are. If I had become a bitchy dolphin trainer we might never have met. I wouldn’t change where I’m at for the world.

This isn’t my senior picture but it’s a picture from my senior prom. Who stands like that? I guess I thought I had belly fat. I’d kill for that waistline now! And no, my boobies aren’t much bigger even now, but I have learned about the wonders of push up bras.  How much do you like the eyeshadow? I know you’re jealous of my mad makeup skillz.
4. What latest trend simply baffles you?

Ugh…there are many things. I have a huge problem with skinny jeans. I just don’t get them and I think most people look ridiculous in them. Sorry, I said it.

5. When you walk into a room how do you present yourself? Do you walk in with confidence and command the attention of others or do you slink in and do your best to go unnoticed?

I strut in. Just kidding. That depends on the situation. If it’s a party I practically tap dance into the room. If it’s  a mellow get together, I guess I walk in like a normal person. I never ever slink in.

We Want to Know Wednesday-Friendship Philosophy

Robin: So if it weren’t for you, Ted and I would still be dating?
Lily: OR you would have stayed together far too long, had an incredibly bitter breakup and not even remain friends and [teary eyed, to Robin] you and I would never have become best friends.
Robin: You don’t even have to say that. [Hugs Lily] –How I Met Your Mother


I’m playing along with a little q & a in the first ever We Want to Know Wednesday. Click on the button to join in the fun!


So here we go:

1. Do you make friends easily?
I make friends in line at the grocery store. Making new friends comes really easily for me, but I guess they are more acquaintances than actual friends. It has been harder to make friends the last few years though. It was so much easier in college. At my last job I worked alone 90% of the time. Now that I’m not working it may actually be easier. Especially if I can sign up for some classes. The older I get the more I’m realizing that I don’t want just acquaintances either, I want real quality friendships, and they are harder to come by.

2. What 3 qualities are a MUST in a friend?
#1 honesty-if I can’t trust you then we can’t be friends. #2 sense of humor-if we’re hanging out and we’re not laughing something is very wrong. #3. Dedicated-I have had friendships fizzle because I felt like the only one putting in any effort. Friendships are relationships too and they can’t just be one sided.

3. What makes YOU a good friend?
I’d like to think I have all of the above qualities I mentioned. Sometimes I’m brutally honest but most people appreciate that. I am also the kind of friend who goes all out. Birthday, wedding, whatever it is. I will make the extra effort and do something special. I love making presents for my friends and spending quality time together. even if that quality time is chatting on the phone, texting or online. Just making the time you know?

4. Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life? Yes? Tell us about the meet up. No? Who would you love to meet?
No I have never met a bloggy friend in real life but I am getting braver. Remember when I used to not post my face? Now I post pictures and I even posted a video blog. I’ve come a long way people. So I wouldn’t say never. I feel closer to some of my favorite bloggers and I feel like I know you already. Meeting up would be a lot of fun, and I don’t doubt that one day I will grow girl balls and actually do it!

5. Who is your best friend? Tell us about them.
I know it’s cheesy, but Match is my best friend. When we first met we sat down together and it felt like we had known each other our whole lives. There is no one I’d rather spend time with and I love how silly we are together.

I’ve been in relationships where my partner wasn’t my best friend and that is so not the case with us. We tell each other everything. Sometimes we stay up late at night just gabbing in bed for hours. I love that about us. I mean, who wouldn’t love this guy?

I have a good number of close friends that aren’t bestows but they are great people. Couple Wife is my go to for a gossip fest. Geeky and I are getting closer too. Monica, Tomboy and Tahoe Girl are all great girls and I’m so happy that we’re friends. Old Married Wife and I have drifted, but we are still pals. PHD Girl and I have been friends since 2nd grade, and even though she’s on the East Coast I like to think we’ll always stay in touch. There are also the new friends I’ve made through Match’s job, Sassy and Good Girl. I’m hoping to make closer connections with them as time goes by.

My whole life I’ve always had an easier time being friends with guys, such as Ex Best Friend (he’s not my ex friend, just my ex, it’s a long story). I just realized we’ve been friends for almost 7 years now. There’s also Chandler, who kept me company all of those weekends when Match had to work nights and I was bored to tears. I value their friendships but I make sure Match is always #1. The older I get the more I am enjoying couple friendships rather than the one on one platonic boy/girl friendships. I think as a single person that’s fine, but I realize if you’re going to be best friends with the opposite sex, it really is best if it’s your significant other. Saves me a lot of drama and unnecessary jealousy!

I am also extremely close to my mom, even though she lives in Oregon. I don’t talk about her often on the blog but we talk at least once a week if not more. She’s the first person (besides Match) that I tell about anything exciting or newsworthy in our lives. Except any argument that I have with Match. She gave me the best advice a long time ago when it comes to relationships. “You keep your relationship to yourselves. If you come to me to vent, you’ll get over it the next day but I will hold a grudge against him because you’re my baby girl.” If there were ever any real issues of course I could tell her, but she’s so right. Plus her and my Pops love him so much they’d probably just side with him anyways. 😉 I’m lucky that we have such a close relationship. It wasn’t always perfect and we don’t do very well if we’re together for long stretches of time, but I am very lucky to have a mom that I can count as a friend.

Then there are my blog friends. There are some of you that have been loyal readers for over 3 years now. I’ve followed along with your lives and I feel like if we’ve gotten to really know each other. You’ve been with me for all the big moments, and I’ve shared some awesome milestones with you too. I am so lucky for my bloggy friends. You know who you are and I just want you to know how much I appreciate our friendship.