My Real Life

September 29, 2009

20 Questions

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 7:00 am

Some of the blogs that I regularly visit are playing twenty questions, and they are encouraging other bloggers to do so, as well.  As I was already in an answering questions frame of mind, I thought it would be fun.

Obviously, I read their blogs because they are smart and witty women.  Thus, their responses were smart and witty. 

Mine?  Well, they’re mine.  Smart and witty?  Eh.  True?  Absolutely.

1.  Show us the inside of something cute.

See, right off the bat I’m at a disadvantage.  I’m snuggling in bed with Baby Monkey and he’s the cutest thing I see at the moment.  Rather than cut him open or scope him, I think I’ll skip this one.

2. What’s the last homecooking you had?

I made spaghetti last night, complete with meat sauce that simmered all day long in the crockpot.  I cooked and cut up sausage and browned ground beef, threw in some spices.  Good Lord, it was delicious.

3. What do you miss?


Haven’t bought a book here since last June.

I miss you, baby.  I miss you.

4. What makes you laugh often?





5. What’s your favorite word?


Not the word itself, but what it does to kids of a certain age.  No one is immune.  Once kids hit the right age, it becomes a right of passage to be able to pronounce this word.  They have absolutely no idea what it means, but they say it for the coolness factor.  I love that, for just one moment in time, pronouncing a word correctly makes you cool.

6. What are you trying to quit?

I’m trying so hard to walk by the Turkey Hill Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream at ShopRite.  SO HARD.  However, so far, I have been unable to resist.


7. What’s your favorite commercial right now?

I laugh out loud, every time, at the Justin Timberlake/Peyton Manning ping-pong Sony commercial.

 8. Whose style do you dig?

Jennifer Garner.  Without a doubt.  I’ve never seen someone so incredibly comfortable with herself.  She’s just as beautiful in jeans and a t-shirt as she is on the red carpet.  She just strikes me as a beautiful, happy woman who enjoys life.  So, the style I admire isn’t necessarily fashion, but her style of living.


9. Link to a great blog you’ve discovered lately…

I’m enjoying SouleMama’s blog quite a bit.  Beautiful Mess is pretty funky as well.  I just discovered these two over the weekend.

10. What’s the last craft you made?

I’m assuming that I can include the scarf I’m knitting for Monkey Girl.  So, yeah…it’s this:


11. A photo of the last happy mail you got :]

Do you get “happy mail?”  Because, I don’t get “happy mail.”  I get bills and junk mail.  I haven’t gotten “happy mail” since I was 8 and got invitations to birthday parties.  You wanna send me “happy mail?”  I’d love it!  I’d take a picture and post it here!  However, until then, I have to skip this one, also.

12. Something you’ve got lately?

I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man, who could ask for anything more?  (Surely I’m not the only one who knows this song, right?  We’ve all seen Girl Crazy (1943), right?)

13. What are you looking forward to?


Next Sunday, I’m taking Monkey Girl to the American Girl store in NYC.  We are going to take the train in, walk around and check it out, then we have reservations for tea at 4 pm.  Can’t wait.

14. Post a recent snapshot of yourself.


Just don’t ask…because really, I don’t know.

15. Recent Favorite Movie?


16. Something you’re working on right now?

I’ve been working on getting representation for my book  and I’ve been working on finding some freelance writing jobs.  It’s slow going in both arenas, but I’m working on it!

17. If a movie were made about you, who would play you?

Reese Witherspoon.  I’ve been stopped in stores and asked if anyone had ever told me that I looked like her.  Several times.  I think it depends on the day for me, and in which movie you are thinking of her.  So, Reese it is.


18. What gives you goosebumps?

The new American Girl Doll.  She’s homeless and they are only making the outfit she comes with.  No accessories.  Nothing extra to buy.  Just the doll.  I think kids can learn a lot from it.


However, let me be clear.  I would have a lot more goosebumps if they would donate the proceeds from Gwen to homeless charities or offer some free dolls to homeless children.  Kinda pisses me off that they aren’t going that route.

Still, I think it’s a good lesson for kids to learn.

19. Share a new obsession.


20. What’s the meaning of your life?

Dream as if you’ll live forever; live as if you’ll die today.

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