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The Perks of Being Your Mom

Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over? — The Daily Post

Recently, I found one of these questionnaires on Tumblr. I haven’t done one of these since high school, and now as I do it, I find myself going, “I took these questions a lot more seriously ten years ago. Now they seem kind of…silly.”

So I guess I miss the sense of endlessness in school. I miss the free time. I miss the ability to take things so desperately seriously. I miss the feeling of having your heart so full that if someone touches it the wrong way, it would burst in a horrible explosion of viscera and emotional devastation. I miss that sensation that the most difficult decision you were going to make that day was saying ‘hello’ to someone you liked.

Also, here’s my questionnaire.

1.Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?
Ha! Lord, no. A husband is enough.
2.When did your last hug take place?
Today. In my house. With aforementioned husband.
3.Are you a jealous person?
I used to be, and maybe sometimes I think, “What I wouldn’t give for that person’s time/money/freedom/dog.” But recently I’ve been working on living more in the moment, and part of that is not comparing what you have with what someone else has.
4.Are you tired right now?
A little. I’m getting there. Most nights I take a sleep aid just so I don’t stay up all night. This night owl needs neutering.
5.Do you chew on your straws?
No. I do play with them, though. I’ll move it up and cap it with my finger so I trap the liquid inside, and drink it that way.
6.Have you ever been called a tease?
Ha, yeah. Boys are weird.
7.Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
I don’t believe so. I get to a certain point of delirium around 20-some hours, and although I’ve managed to pull all-nighters, I usually end up loosing my mind and there are just these missing gaps of time…
8.Do you cry easily?
Yes. Certain songs, movies, thoughts will reduce me to a blubbering mess. Luckily, I’m usually alone when this happens.
9.What should you be doing right now?
I should be going to bed.
10.Are you a heavy sleeper?
Absolutely. I shared an efficiency with my boyfriend in college, and he was always eager to have people over. I got very used to sleeping through company, parties, drinking…even a guy who came in with a broken nose.
11.Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months?
If I got into another relationship at this point, I highly doubt it. From where I currently stand, though, I don’t think I’ll ever not be married.
12.Are you mad at someone right now?
Nope. Feeling groovy.
13.Do you believe in love?
I believe in love like I believe that we are all bits of stardust. It’s hard to imagine, but when you stop and think about it…it makes sense. It exists.
14.What makes you laugh no matter what?
Goats yelling like humans. Every time.
15.Who was the last person you talked to?
My husband and his best friend, who he was talking to on Google Hangout.
16.Do you get butterflies around the person you like?
No, but he’s been getting yellow jackets in his room. Does that count?
17.Will you get married?
…Again?
18.When was the last time you smiled?
A little while ago. I made a brownie. It was delicious.
19.Does anyone like you?
Uh. Yeah. A lot of people. I remember these questions being more difficult in high school…
20.Do you secretly like someone?
Nope. I tend to yell that in people’s faces every chance I get.
21.Who was the first person you talked to today?
I’m tired of saying “my husband” so after that, it was my Mom. And my sister, who she was driving to work.
22.Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?
Most recently, my pal Jenn, who is the fiancee of my husband’s BFF.
23.What are you NOT looking forward to?
Going to bed. Definitely.
24.What ARE you looking forward to?
I just got a plane ticket to fly home for my birthday. I am stoked.
25.Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?
Yeah. Frequently, in fact. I feel there is a generational relevance that is lacking here…
26.Suppose you see your ex kissing another person what would you do?
Make an inappropriate comment. My favorite is still from this moment, when I was in college, and these two friends of mine were making out hardcore in the kitchen. And when I started to hear it, I said really loudly, “Man, that must be one stuck jar of pickles.” Ruined the moment completely, and they both practically fell out of the kitchen, laughing.
27.Do you plan on moving out within the next year?
Maybe. You never know.
28.Are you a forgiving person?
Absolutely. A forgetting person? Meehh…
29.How many TRUE friends do you have?
At least THIS many.
30.Do you fall for people easily?
Oh, yeah. I also tumble, trip and splat for people, and it’s never that hard.
31.Have you ever fallen for your ex’s best friend?
Have you ever fallen for your ex’s mom’s best friend? BURN.
32.What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?
Um. Brownie. Remember, we talked about this. It was delicious.
33.Who was the last person you drove with?
Neil Gaiman. I was listening to “M is for Magic.”
34.How late did you stay up last night and why?
I stayed up until about 10:30 because I got distracted writing.
35.If you could move somewhere else, would you?
Definitely. I have a laundry list of places I’d love to live for a year or so.
36.Who was the last person you took a picture of?
I don’t take many pictures of people, but I did take a picture of my Loot Crate and a bag of sexy stuff from Pure Romance.
37.Can you live a day without TV?
Yup. Hulu.
38.When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?
When I watched the season finale for True Blood. Lame.
39.Three names you go by..
Kate, Katie and Katherine. Notice a trend?
40.Are you currently in a relationship?
Guys. Married. Geez.
41.What is your all-time favorite romance movie?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Shut up, it’s totally a romance movie.
42.Do you believe that everyone has a soul-mate?
Sure. Several.
43.What’s your current problem?
Paying off my debts. Yuck.
44.Have you ever had your heart broken?
Heart, no. Wrist, yes.
45.Your thoughts of long distance relationships?
They’re great. I absolutely recommend having at least one.
46.How many kids do you want to have?
HA. GOOD ONE.
47.Have you ever found it hard to tell someone you like them?
No. In fact, never be afraid to tell someone you like them. If they react like a dick, they don’t deserve to be liked because they are awful people (you can forgive them at your reunion in 10-15 years). When you’re young and constantly around people, it’s really easy to think that only certain people can like you. When you get older, you should give love as good as you get it.

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4 thoughts on “The Perks of Being Your Mom”

  1. That was fun! If I were you, I wouldnt worry too much about the tone. The blog is your space and so I think you should write everything that is you. It could be a questionnaire like here or a poem or a post. I guess, after a while, the blog will assume a focus on its own. I think if we consciously try to send the blog in one direction you will lose the essence of the posts.

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