There’s so much more to learn about people than a few blogs can cover. I mean, I don’t run here to talk about every subject because some things require a very short and simple answer that don’t fit well in a blogging format. I assume you are here because you think I’m
cool not as weird as the guy in the next cubicle and that maybe you want to get to know me.
Well guess what? I want to get to know you too! And if you are half as awesome as I like to think I am, I bet your bloggy friends and lovely readers want to get to know you better too! And thus, Questions & Answers was born – a monthly link up party where you can either use my own question prompts, or make up your own!
Questions & Answers
What does an average day in your life look like?
On most days, I work at a jewelry and watch repair shop. I wake up around 6:30 in the morning to my boyfriend Jeremy snuggling on me and giving me kisses before he leaves for work and I turn over and
sleep snooze off and on while batting our cats Bruce & Oliver away until 8 or 9am depending on what time I need to be at work.
It takes me about an hour to get ready because I’m so super slow in the mornings. Once ready, I call for a cab unless I have a ride from a co-worker headed my way to the same shift. I go to work where I diagnose jewelry and watch repair needs, change watch batteries & bands, and do some very minor jewelry fixes.
I work an average of 8 hours each day. It’s really hard for me some days because of my struggles with narcolepsy. During my break, I usually take a 20-30 minute nap at my boss’ desk on a pink travel pillow I keep at work.
In the evenings, Jeremy picks me up from work. Depending on the day, we eat out or I go home and cook dinner for us. My energy level plays a big factor in this. Some nights I come home from work and I almost immediately get into bed where I nap again for several hours.
Other nights, I’m perfectly fine and it gives me more free time to stay up and do something fun – like blogging, giving myself a manicure, watching a TV show or playing a deck building game with Jeremy.
I don’t always have as much time for these things as I would like. I’m typically in bed by midnight so I can prepare to do it all again!
Are you a dog or cat person?
It might surprise you to know that I used to haaaaate cats. There was just something about them that I didn’t like. And then I met my late husband’s cat Cinders. He was kind of an asshole but kind of chill at the same time and eventually I had a feeling of “eh, you aren’t so bad” towards him. The cat… not my ex husband.
Then one day, we kept hearing the faintest meow and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. We finally found a very, very young kitten no more than 4 weeks old and she was sitting on our doorstep. I instantly fell in love.
Patches, as she came to be called, came during a time when I needed her most. She became my baby and when we could afford the initial vet bills, we took her into our home. I have loved most cats ever since. I’ve learned that not every pet is suitable for every person. I’ve had a cat that was just not right for me before we got Bruce & Oliver. But I’d consider myself a cat person now.
Don’t get me wrong – most dogs are okay. I prefer small dogs – the cute, silly, fluffy kind. But I find most to be overbearing and as an adult, I find I do not have the time or energy for the responsibility that is having a dog. Jeremy has talked about us maybe getting a dog once we have a house and a fenced in yard and I think I’d be willing to consider it at that time.
Do you eat seafood?
I grew up in a little town just outside of New Orleans. It would practically be a crime against humanity if I didn’t eat seafood. Having said that, there’s still a lot of seafood that I won’t eat.
I don’t eat most fish. It’s just not my thing. When I was a little girl, I experienced an in-school “hot lunch” day where they literally plopped a fish with a head on it onto my tiny plastic lunch tray. I was horrified and it scarred me for life. I cannot eat fish without thinking about it. Every. Time. For some reason that problem doesn’t affect eating tuna fish from a can. I have to be really into the mood for it and drown the tuna in lots of mayo, relish and hard-boiled egg… but I like it fine otherwise.
There are several variants of seafood I don’t eat either because I do not like it, or I have a problem with it on a texture level. So scallops, oysters, clams, squid and basically anything that squirms is completely out of the question. I just can’t even.
I love shrimp, lobster and crawfish! Again, growing up so close to New Orleans, getting several pounds of crawfish, corn, potatoes and andouille sausage to spread across a newspaper covered picnic table in the back yard was a regular thing. I learned how to shell a crawfish before I could tie my shoes!
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