#6: Vennita Sparkles asked: What exactly is it that you do? I like your posts and such, just not clear on what you DO.
Me:I’m glad you asked, because I’m going to print this out and show it to my husband later. He probably wonders the same thing. Okay, I have a part-time job at a local hospital where I work as a speech pathologist. I work there anywhere from 3-10 hours a week. My main role is to assess/treat adults with swallowing disorders. My almost 5-year-old is in preschool a few days a week from 9:30 to 2:30 and my 8 1/2-year-old is in the second grade (October birthday). I will step up the workload next year when my younger son is in Kindergarten. When I’m home, I write things like this post right here, posts for NickMom, work on my handy dandy purse pictures and do the million other things that always need to be done every single day away from the computer.
#7 Lyndsey asked a few things:
What’s your favorite color?
Me:Well, it depends. If I am staring at a gumball machine, my favorite color is pink. (That gum tastes like Pepto Bismol.) If I am staring at shirts in my closet, hmmm…blue? I don’t know. I really like the orange and blue on this blog. It reminds me of creamsicles and turquoise.
Your guilty pleasures?
Me:Us magazine. I know. What a waste of time. Sometimes I read it and think, “I DON’T CARE WHAT DINGDANG SHOES KHLOE KARDASHIAN IS WEARING!” but then I keep reading. I’ll compulsively read an article about Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and think, “BUT I DON’T EVEN CARE! WHY AM I READING THIS DING. DANG. ARTICLE?” and continue to read. Another guilty pleasure is The First 48. I don’t know why, but I love watching that show. I don’t want people to get hurt, of course, but…I get all into it. If I ever saw one of those detectives on the street and didn’t have any paper, I’d ask them to sign my right shoulder.
What were your dreams of as a child, as in, what did you want to become as an adult? (She wanted to be a superstar softball player.)
Me:Tour guide. I was constantly playing “tour guide”. I love going on tours of anything and one day, by stankin’ golly, I WILL GIVE TOURS. I used to pull my cocker spaniel around our above ground pool and give her a tour called “Shark Encounters”. She’d pay really close attention to everything I told her about hammerheads, the great whites, etc., but she never asked a question. I want to give tours where people ask questions. I also wanted to be a news anchor or an author. I was quite obsessed with reading and still have all of my Sweet Valley High and Babysitter Club books. The mention of the news anchor bit actually reminded me that Ron Burgundy is about to hit the big screens again. “The human torch had trouble getting a bank loan” is my favorite Ron quote. I hope he says that again.
What personality do you have hidden inside that you are too scared to let out or perhaps just never was able to put into action? (She referenced people like Gwen Stefani, Pink or 70s Cher.)
Me:It is interesting that you mentioned Gwen Stefani and Pink, because I have been to both of their concerts. I do think I have a little Gwenny and Alicia in me. If you told me that I’m actually NOT Gwen or Pink while I’m singing along to their CDs in the car, I’d screech to a halt and make you get out. “GET OUT THIS SECOND! I WILL NOT TOLERATE THAT TYPE OF DISRESPECT!” is what I would probably say to you. I’d feel bad a few seconds later, beg you to get back in the car and then treat you to an Orange Julius. I don’t think I have any personalities hidden inside me, really. They’re pretty much out there. I do think I would have loved to have tried improv comedy or comedy teams when I was younger. It is likely that I would have failed miserably, but it would have been really awesome to try, I think. I have been to Second City in Chicago and have watched other live improv shows. I am always so impressed!
So, that’s it.
That’s all I’ve got.