I see you.
Give me something fun to do.
OK. Here you go. It’s a Friday Quiz.
I hope you’ll play today. Just leave your answers in the comments.
1) What is more valuable– high self-esteem or humility?
For a long time I’ve thought that high self-esteem was uber important. Until recently, I have given little thought to humility, at least in any kind of comprehensive, useful way. I am beginning to think that perhaps there is something to this humility thing. And that it will take me a lot further in life than confidence can.
I feel like a genius for having finally figured it out.
2) What is your favorite marinade?
Italian dressing on chicken on the grill. Though my friend Chris makes this marinade for chicken that takes like eleventy billion days to work. I was dubious when he made it for me last summer because wouldn’t the chicken go bad in that amount of time? But it was divine. In a pinch though, when you don’t have eleventy billion days to prepare dinner, I am all for the Italian dressing.
3) Tell us about a temptation you have resisted within the last 24 hours.
As I have referenced over the past couple of days, I have been extraordinarily vexed by the sheer number of hours I’ve spent alone with my darling children. I love them, but seriously, my skin was beginning to crawl. So tonight, I had a babysitter so I could get to a doctor’s appointment. It ended early and rather than go home, I went and sat outside the front of a nail salon and contemplated getting a pedicure.
I didn’t get one. But I did sit in my car and read Baby with the Bathwater for a nice calming 30 minutes.
Not only did it relax me, but I also felt much more confident in my parenting skills after reading that play.
4) Ponytails on men. Your thoughts.
I would say no thank you. I don’t want to be disparaging, because I am sure a lot of lovely, sexy, handsome men have rocked a pony. But I would prefer without. This makes me think of my college roomates and how we obsessed over how Leonardo DiCaprio wore a wire headband to keep his long shiny locks off his face. We found this practice of his disconcerting and for some reason would, in times of anxiety or stress or when we saw men rocking long dos, would scream WIRE H.BEEEEEEEE! I remember us writing Wire H.B. on steamed up car windows too. I don’t know why that memory is so clear, but it is. And then we would all shriek WIRE H. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I saw a guy wearing a wire H.B. very recently and got the giggles over it and thought of them all fondly.
5) Last stranger that you found endearing and why.
Maybe the lady in the comfort shoe store. I went in there to see if maybe they had anything cute for my mom who had foot surgery a while back and needs some comfortable shoes. The place had these REALLY UGLY comfort shoes everywhere, and randomly, an old-timey western decor. There were like shelves with mini barrells filled with fake flowers and a dress form wearing an old timey dress. And then at the very back of the store a popcorn cart. It was such an odd store. And the lady in the front tried to give me a catalogue and I accepted it saying, I’ll take it to my mom. She’s on the lookout for really cute comfort shoes. And she laughed and took the catalogue back and said, “Oh, these shoes aren’t cute. Don’t give it to your mom. She’ll be like, what are you trying to do to me?”
Happy weekending you little Easter bunnies. I hope your holiday is filled with lilies, promises of new beginnings, lots of calorie-free chocolate, and old-timey stores with comfort shoes and popcorn.