I’ve been tagged by TR Jensen over at The Narcissist’s Blog, to answer a list of questions. Pretty honored. If you haven’t read her blog yet, check it out. It rocks and I try never to miss an installment, even though my stupid reader never lists her new blogs. Like her, scanning the questions made me think it’d be fun.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
I was born in Euclid, Ohio and raised in Mentor and Willoughby. These are suburbs of Cleveland. I lived my early adult life in Cleveland also. It’s nicer than you think and I have a PowerPoint to prove it. Yes. I am a geek that made a PowerPoint for fun.
IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?
I have one grown foster daughter (21) and two step daughters (20 and 15).
HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE?
I have a boxer dog named Leeloo, two adopted cats Kittoo and Battee, and a little ridiculously cute but not-so-awesome dog that poops in my house. He’s a chihuahua/miniature weiner dog (they call them chiweinies) named Dexter. This is my little dog.
YOUR WORST INJURY?
You’d think it’d be one of my two motorcycle accidents, but it was actually a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. I lost about half my blood volume and was in surgery for a long time to stop the bleeding, losing my pregnancy, my fallopian tube, and part of my uterus. It was a long and difficult recovery.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
It’s weird, and I include it on my OKCupid profile, but I am an excellent low-crawler. Like.. freakishly good. I learned this in the Army. I am also a font of truly useless knowledge.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO BAKE?
I love to make cookies. I do this a lot for the holidays. I like making my own kind of jam thumbprints, chocolate chip, peanut butter, russian tea, greek powdered sugar cookies, and bunches of others. I also like baking mini pies in small canning jars. They are wonderful, not that hard to make, and make great gifts for friends and stuff.
FAVORITE FAST FOOD?
I try never to eat it, but when I do I have a thing for Arby’s. I love me some beef and cheddar and curly fries.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Well.. probably their faces or whatever is facing me. I mean I’d like to have x-ray mind vision, but I don’t.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I teared up this morning listening to Mackelmore’s (spelling?) “Same Love”. It’s all like deep and shit. I like Mary Lambert’s singing in it too. If you are at all weird, especially sexually, you must go right now and listen to it.
ANY CURRENT WORRIES?
I really don’t have any serious concerns. I worry about stuff though I hate to admit it. I’m kind of a ruminator. I worry about big junk like our government and people starving in America and little junk like fastidiously washing my good knives so they stay nice. Personal concerns right now include my waistline, my relationships, and why my damn little dog won’t gain weight and insists on not being potty trained.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
I am rereading The Outsiders because it was an old favorite book and I haven’t read it in forever and I randomly listed it on OK Cupid as a favorite. A guy asked me about it and when I admitted I hadn’t read it in 20 or so years he suggested we both read it and meet for coffee some day to talk about it. Pretty refreshing approach and I took him up on it. I think he honestly just wants friends because he and his wife are new to being open and she’s now living in another state with her other partner and I think it’s hard on him. We text sometimes and I think we might be slowly building a nice friendship.
The last book I read that I hated… The Elegance of the Hedgehog. What a rotten crappy book populated with the least likable and most pretentious pompous asses I’ve ever had the misfortune to read about. I know someone who’d love that book though. Okay.. that’s not nice. Bad SeattlePolyChick.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PIRATE?
A real pirate.. no. A fake Hollywood pirate, sure. Real pirates kill people and have tough lives and make other’s lives tougher.
Coffee, chocolate, bakeries, Great Date, Hubby, green tea, puppy ears, grapefruit and Chanel.
WHY DO YOU BLOG?
I love to write and it was a good outlet for all this polyamory junk because it’s been hard to make friends in the poly community. It has seemed that everyone I befriend wants to date me or not talk to me much. We are busy folk, but this kinda bothers me. I have some great friendships forming now though.
WHAT SONG DO YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL?
I could not care less. Play what you like. When my father died last year a funeral and a bunch of fancy pomp seemed wrong. He didn’t even own a suit anymore. He’d been a million people but was essentially a cowboy biker adventurist. We wanted to have a bonfire for him and couldn’t find a good place for it, but instead found a nice pavilion. We sat outside on picnic tables and told stories about him and ate simple snacks from trays I bought at Walmart. We brought his favorite stuff and his art. It was honestly the nicest service I’d ever been to. His family and friends told stories and said things about him. It was funny and sad and hard, but mostly good. He was a complicated guy like most of us and we both roasted and praised him. He was a wonderful and terrible father and a great and flawed human. It was perfect. If I have a say, I want this too. His close family then poured him into a river nearby.
He is part of everything now because ever drop of water in a river in Ohio is one day in the ocean and the rain and in all of us. It’s what I’ve wanted done with me when I die and he liked it.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My insecurity! I hate it!!!!!!! I am also not a fan of my desire to control everything.
World of Warcraft. (don’t judge me)
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND?
common interest, love, humor, decency, communication, fun.. regular stuff I imagine.
NAME SOMETHING YOU’VE DONE THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D DO
Get a girl’s number for my husband or be happy my boyfriend is excited about another girl.
Sit at a BBQ with my husband, my Dom, my lover and his girlfriend, a girl I fucked last night and my husband’s girlfriend… and like it. Poly is a strange strange world that seems really normal. The weirdest part is how not weird it actually is.
FAVORITE FUN THINGS TO DO
I love walking and reading and air hockey. I love roller skating and shooting pool and learning new stuff. I love orgasms, having them and giving them. I love dancing and singing, though I am awful at both.
ANY PET PEEVES?
I have OODLES! People who cut in line, don’t merge, talk loud on cell phones, lie, say supposubly, make me wait a lot, hate the president and don’t know why (totally fine if you know why).. oh god.. i just have oodles. Let’s leave it at that.
WHAT’S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU LAUGH?
My friend telling me that he and this boy he plays with are looking for a girl to have some very fun gay/bi boy fun with and my husband trying to help facilitate it. Hilarious! He’s all “Honey!! You love male/male action! Go do them!!!” If only my friend didn’t only like skinny girls. Roller Girl and I have that same fantasy but neither of us is skinny. On the plus side. now that he knows I like it he might send me pics. Huzzah!
And now I am going to tag some blogger’s to answer the questions themselves.
http://jackofalltriads.wordpress.com (all of them rock!)