Answering some more stuff

So, I am obviously taking my time working through everyone’s questions. Could I have picked a more exciting and hectic two weeks to decide that I had nothing to write about?

Michelle asked … : What are you most looking forward to about attending She Speaks? Are you nervous about any aspect of the conference?

I am so excited about the entire thing. I am looking forward to the worship. The fellowship. Meeting new friends. Meeting old friends, IRL.

Mainly, I am excited to see what the Lord has in store.When I think about that, my stomach and head swirl with excitement! I think, that because I was chosen for the scholarship, that any chance of doubt as to whether I was supposed to go or not, was removed. *Though, if I am completely honest, I will admit that I have this fear that everyone will realize what a dork I am! One night, I even had a dream that it was a sort of Stephen-KingCarrie-like moment – a big set up. (Get behind me Satan!) 

HRH said … : What questions would you make up if no one asked you questions (and that would be just sad)?

I would ask me my secret for staying so thin.I would ask me how I could possibly be 36, when I don’t look a day over 25.

Oh, you meant real questions…

I’ve been in some fun situations that I’d love to tell you about! Just read my 100 things about me or list of goals page, and I’m sure you’ll find all sorts of ideas for questions. Like, how did I manage to get pulled onstage at a Chris Issak concert. Why don’t I like swimming in the ocean? Am I really crazy enough to try to run a marathon by next year? What is it like to have a panic attack? Does my current blog design bug me?*

See? I could find all sorts of interesting things to ask me if I had to.

Fortunately, it didn’t come to that.

(*why yes, yes it does. I just haven’t found the time to change it at the moment)

Karla asked … : Are you a “hugger”? Do you think you would’ve been a hippie back in the day? ;) (We share the same name and I’m that way, so I was just curious.) 

I used to be a big hugger (and a big crier). But I dated a guy that teased me about it and it made me self-conscious. So, I stopped. I’ve noticed a lot of areas that I have closed myself off from through the years. But I am really working on being more emotionally open with friends. I still hug my family members all of the time. But am just a lot more reserved with non-family. Sad, but true.

As for the hippie part of the question? If you’d asked me that question 15 years ago, I would have said yeah. I could have totally seen myself being a hippie (except for the hairy armpits and legs part. and the drugs. and the incense and patchouli.) But now I would have to say no. I’m a free-spirit in so many ways. But I am so socially conservative, I would have made a horrible hippie.

The Nester said … : You are so funny! I want to know what you would like for me to have for you when I get to meet you when you come for SheSpeaks. I am waaay too excited about this. I haven’t been backreading your blog, do you like coffee? Hot or cold? Do you eat meat? Are you expecting my house to be clean? Are you afraid that I am gonna turn out to be a 70 year old bald man from Canada? Why are all of my questions not about you but–about ME?

I love The Nester. She is too funny. How do people get to be funny like her… just that whole effortless awesome humor. I hang around a lot of funny people. I’m hoping it will wear off on me.

And guess what!? I get to stay at her house the first night I fly out to SheSpeaks! I’m gonna be scribblin’ all sorts of notes as I go through her home. Decorating secrets. I’ll stay up all night taking notes. I’m gonna take my secret agent spy pen too, so that I can snap all sorts of photos of furniture arrangements and picture displays.

Yes, I eat meat (though I’ve been trying to cut waaaay back). Yes, I *HEART* coffee. I drink it black. I am in love with the Dunkin Donuts coffee at the grocery store. (the ad on this page is totally how I feel about their coffee right now) All other coffees are dead to me right now. DEAD! Love coffee hot. Not cold, unless it has ice cream mixed in with it. I double *HEART* that. I am not expecting your home to be clean, though clean sheets would be lovely.

And I snort every time I read that last line. You being a 70 year old bald man! I have to set down my hot coffee every time I think about it. You’re not, right? Please, no!?

That’ll do for now. I’ve had enough of talking about myself for the time being. Tell me about you.


  1. I just ran my second marathon 3 weeks ago and am really thinking of doing another one later this year. You can find a good training program at Hal Higdon dot com. I used that program to start running, and it seemed to ease me into the mileage at a very doable pace.
    Good luck to you and can’t wait to read about your race!

  2. You’re funny! I”m really enjoying reading these and I loved the hippie question. I’ve haven’t read that one before on any of these that I’ve seen and I loved your answer.

  3. Megan (FriedOkra) says

    Your muffin posts have been some of the funniest bloggin’ I’ve been privy to, girl. Don’t sell yourself short. I can’t wait til you get to my question. Can’t WAIT.

  4. You really got pulled onstage at a Chris Isaak concert? (be still my heart) You lucky girl!

  5. The Nester says

    Dunkin Donuts Coffee: check
    meat: check
    clean sheets: check

    I will work on all my best jokes so I can make you laugh when you come. I am really not funny at all in the flesh. I am dismal at best.

    can’t wait to meat you.

  6. You are so sweet.

    I really, really hope Nester isn’t a 70 y/o Canadian man. That would be so weird because usually 70 y/o Canadian men don’t have that sense of style but either way at least the sheets will be clean.

    By the way, how DO you stay so thin and young looking?

  7. More fun Karla tidbits. By the way – I think you are very funny.

    Looking forward to hearing about the conference when you get back. Take notes on Nesters home – I love her blog – love all her ideas.

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