True Jersey Girl was kind enough to visit and interview little 'ol me. Here is a chance to peek at our conversation...
True Jersey Girl: How in the world do you live with those roaches???
Carol: I'm very lucky, because, being tall, I also have big feet. And so does my husband. With big feet you also have big shoes. And big shoes means more surface area to kill the roaches. I never thought I'd be happy about my big feet. And if you start naming the roaches they sometimes aren't as gross once you get to know them. OK, maybe not.
True Jersey Girl: I’ve only been to Texas twice, to San Antonio and Houston. Tell me what you do for fun in your little corner of the state.
Carol: Ah! Good question. Well, I've lived in about 6 different cities in Texas in the last 22 years. In Waco where I spent my middle school/high school years, there is absolutely nothing to do but get drunk. Oh, an the Dr. Pepper museum. The only thing Dallas is famous for is the TV show and killing a president. Which is rather sad. But you CAN visit Southfork and tour the 6th floor of the book depository there. In Houston, well, we have NASA to tour. That can be fun. Oh, wait, you asked what "I" do for fun? Go out to eat WAY too much, sometimes go out with friends, catch movies, see bands, the typical. I wish I could say something "Texany" like to two-stepping or rope steers, but I avoid cowboy boots, big belt buckles, wranglers, and cowboy hats so I'm shunned from that kind of stuff. They don't want my kind there. San Antonio ROCKS. I love that city.
True Jersey Girl: How did you meet your husband?
Carol: Well, I've known him since I was 12. We grew up in the same neighborhood. I actually had a crush on him when I was 12, but he of course didn't give me the time of day, since he was a few years older than me. So, he went off to college and when he came back, Wallah! I was grown up and irresistable! (OK, maybe not irresistable, but he did take notice). We started dating, got married when I was 20, and the rest is history.
True Jersey Girl: Are you going to find out the sex of your baby? Why or why not?
Carol: I am. My family wants to know. I don't necessarily care about getting all the "boy" or "girl" stuff. I plan on having more, so I actually would rather it be generic so I can use it for the next baby no matter what. But, to me you get TWO surprises if you find out ahead of time. The sex before the baby is born and then on the day he/she is born you get to meet him/ her for the first time. I have a few friends that want me to wait, but generally I think most people I know agree it's great to find out ahead of time.
True Jersey Girl: From your postings I read, the only thing I got about your musical taste is that you like Simon and Garfunkel. What is your favorite song of all time, and why?
Carol: I have to pick ONE? Oh, boy. That may take a while. I like such a variety, and it really depends on my mood. Yes, I love Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Bare Naked Ladies, U2, Creed, The Beetles, Peter Gabriel, Cheryl Crow (sp?), Norah Jones, some classical, some bluegrass, some blues, some jazz. I love it all. If I can sing to it, even better. I have the radio on all day and I rarely walk from room to room. I dance from room to room. Yea, my kids are going to think I'm weird. Oh, I forgot barbershop music. My husband used to sing in a barbershop quartet. I listen to that, too. I love harmony.
Thanks, TJG! That was fun! Now, I know most people have already done this, but if you haven't and would like to, then please say so! I would love to pass the buck. And it's a great thing if you can't think of anything good to put in your blog that day. In fact, Happy and Blue2, I don't think you've done it yet...how 'bout it? Hmmmm? I bet your public would like it.