Two Teens And Their Mama: Old School Blogging - 12 Questions

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Old School Blogging - 12 Questions


Today I'm linking up with Miss Elaine-ous Life for some Old School Blogging. This month the questions are HARD, but very interesting.


1. Are you young at heart or an old soul?
I try to be young at heart as often as possible because I think it's much more fun to go through life that way.  My boys probably wish I would be young at heart a little less often though since I tend to embarrass them frequently.  My husband is definitely an old soul, but maybe that's why we get along so well.


2. Tell me about a movie/book that has changed your life.
The Shawshank Redemption.  I argued with my husband about seeing this movie for the first time, because I'm not a huge fan of Stephen King.  But afterwards I cried and cried.  It's such a beautiful story about hope and forgiving yourself, which is something that I work on constantly.


3. Would you like to reconnect with any friends you've lost contact with?
There are a few people from my elementary years in North Carolina that I think about now and again.  I live thirty minutes from the town where I went to high school, so it's pretty easy to find someone if I want.  I'm not even on Facebook, so I guess the answer is no?


4. Where was your favorite place to go when you were a little kid?
Grandma Matthews' house in Concord, California.  I can still remember everything about it - the smell, the graham cracker cookies she kept in the refrigerator, the big backyard.  When we had to move her out a few years ago, it was one of the saddest days of my life.




5. Do you enjoy being with only one or two friends, or with a large group of people?
I do much better one on one since I tend to get intimidated in a large group and keep to myself.  Which sort of defeats the whole purpose.


6. What's your "quirkiest" habit?
Oh my goodness, there are many because I'm so OCD!  I type words out in my head (very strange, I know), I can't go to bed at night unless the kitchen is clean, I make my husband wake me up to say goodbye in the morning, even when he's leaving at 4:30am.  I could go on, but you might think I'm too weird and stop reading my blog!


7. What part of the past year sticks out in your mind?
How much my older son has matured and grown.  I hardly even recognize him these days. Oh, and our trip to Disney World because there's nothing I love more than being on vacation with my guys.




8. What do you use more often: your intuition or logical reasoning?  
At this point in my life, I'm not using either one very well.  Anxiety kind of takes over instead.  Normally, I should use my intuition more, because it's usually right.  I can reason something out ad nauseum if you let me.


9. Where is your favorite place to go out and eat?
Veraci Pizza in Seattle.  They make an "Earth Pie" with olive oil, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, and feta cheese.  I think I could eat it every single day. And I wish I had one right now.




10. What was the last song that was stuck in your head?
Something Latin from Zumba class.  I don't know what it's called and I know I have the words wrong, but I've been singing "my pookaloo, pookaloo, my pookaloo" all day.


11. What is your ethnic heritage?
A little bit of everything - German, English, Irish.  No Scandinavian, although everyone assumes due to my last name and because I'm blond (well, sorta, as long as I keep visiting my colorist).  I just say I'm Norwegian by marriage.


12. Give me the story of your life in six words.
The best is yet to come.

32 comments:

  1. Shut your mouth!!!! (Said in the nicest way possible). I swear we were separated at birth ;) I totally type out words in my head---I've even written about it on my blog because I find it so strange and have never met anyone who does it too (or admits to it). And Shawshank Redemption is one of my fave movies. I love blog posts like this! #12 is my favorite ;)

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    1. Hee hee - you made me laugh. And I'm so happy to find someone else who types in their head. I have no idea why I do it or how to make it stop :)!

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  2. This was so much fun!

    #12 is a great mantra.

    Has you husband been watching Vikings if he is Norwegian? I actually really like the show.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Yes, he loves Vikings! I told him his people sure were violent!

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  3. I loved how you answered the last question. These were great questions, too. I'm with you on the catching up with old, old friends front. While I'm on FB I find myself getting great joy out of connecting with new people. My bestest buds are from first year college and beyond.
    As for your eldest son growing up so quickly? My daughter is the same. Maybe it's something in the PNW water?

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    1. Don't you wish they'd slow down a little? I'm not ready for them to go yet.

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  4. Lana... I love your 6 word story... I have too many quirky things to mention. I lived Shawshank Redemption... the movie that changed me was Shindler's list.♡

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    1. Schindler's List was such a powerful movie for my husband too.

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  5. So many things I would have answered in the exact same words, Lana!
    My life-changing movie? Cider House Rules. A perfect reminder that, sometimes, the rules simply don't apply.
    Loved getting just a bit more insight into your soul! It was a good glimpse! :)

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    1. Thanks Diane. It makes me happy to know we have so much in common!

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  6. what a great post I love q/a posts my quirky thing is I have to dry the sink - there is probably more ---- I love love your six word answer...I wrote a six word description once on a piece of paper but I lost it and forgot what I wrote and I know it was a good one....I would have to make another one up.... your boys are handsome and yes vacations are wonderful :)

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    1. Thank you so much Marisa! I've never thought about drying the sink, but now I may have to start :)!

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  7. Aww, this was such a great post, Lana! Thoroughly enjoyed reading it and learning more about you. Also, you look so much like your grandmother - how nice!

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    1. Thank you! I will tell her - she's 96 and lives down the street from me!

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  8. So awesome that you have such fun memories of going to your grandparents. We didn't get to see my grandparents nearly often enough as they lived far away, and my other set died when I was young. So you aren't on Facebook, one of the holdouts eh? :) Don't worry most days you aren't missing much. So glad you linked up!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I keep wondering if I should join Facebook, but my friends all tell me NO!

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  9. Oh, Lana! I loved you before I read this post but love you more now! We are so much alike. Down to the OCD and typing in our heads. I usually move my fingers a bit, as if I were typing on a keyboard, so I take that to an even scarier level. Loved learning more about you. Wish we could do some Zumba together, singing "my pookaloo" and then share an Earth pizza. Big hugs!!

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    1. Leslie, you always make me laugh. Maybe we'll do Zumba together someday! I'm so happy to find someone else who types in their head - I thought I was the only one. Thanks so much for the kind comment!

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  10. This post was so fun to read Lana! I love the photos of you with your Grandma and your guys with Walt Disney! I have never seen The Shawshank Redemption ... sounds like I need to fix that though!

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    1. You and your husband would love The Shawshank Redemption - I highly recommend!

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  11. I love the photo of you with your Grandmother. And I love The Shawshank Redemption as a movie. I've never read the book but I guess I should!

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    1. Thank you - and thanks for the great Old School Blogging this month!

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  12. bahahahahaah. Great opening picture. I loved reading this about you!

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    1. Yep, that's a pretty special picture!

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  13. I love Shawshank Redemption!!! and your 6 words are awesome! I was just getting started reading this when the hubby walked and saw your picture and said "I see why you and her are such good friends, you're both weird!!!" I really loved this post though!

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    1. That just cracks me up Rena! Tell your husband weird is good!

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  14. I've never seen the Shawshank Redemption. Going to have to check it out. I have to clean the kitchen before bed too. And the pizza sounds awesome!

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  15. Your picture as a little girl is so so cute! Love to read this type of post!

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  16. Shawshank Redemption is easily in my top five movies of all time.
    The pizza.. yes to the pizza..
    Your six words is incredible!

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    1. Thanks Tamara. I feel like it's time to watch it again.

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