Monday, May 26, 2014

Answer Me This!

1. Beach or mountains? Where would you rather be?
I live in the middle of a state that has mountains to the west and ocean to the east (any guesses where I am?). The mountains are a second home to me, thanks to Mr. Skeptical's grandparents who have always kept a summer house there. For over 10 years, it's been our free vacation spot. We're locals by now; we know where the best restaurants are, where to shop, and the best places to hang out (er, at home. Always at home.). So, while I love the mountains, they aren't special to me anymore. They aren't a vacation really, because we go so often.

So, the beach it is. Mr. Skeptical isn't a fan of the beach because he is the lamest person on earth, after me. He hates heat, sand, the ocean itself, swimming, and basically everything fun about the beach. He does like seafood. Anyway, we go very rarely so it's a freaking treat to go. I love the beach!

Earlier this year with a friend.
BUT as much as I love the beach, I am so not getting into the ocean unless my dad is around. In a pinch, Mr. Skeptical's dad will suffice. There's something about our dads that makes me feel safe, like sharks are so not going to bother me with dads around. I used to love the ocean, and then I saw this picture and NEVER AGAIN.

Do you see those 2 little boys splashing around? Their mom took a picture, looked at it later

2. Which is more fun, Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
We celebrate Christmas in a totally secular way. It's the only Christian holiday we do celebrate, because I grew up with it. We don't do anything Christmas Eve, except work on getting pumped for opening mounds of gifts. Christmas morning definitely wins, for the food and cheer and gifts. It's really the only time during the whole year my side of the family goes all out for each other and it's always worth it.

3. What's the most embarrassing childhood outfit you remember wearing?
Oh man, I have the perfect answer for this. My mom was always HUGE in dressing us up and having pictures taken. She purchased these outfits one time that were so hideous my sister (younger, stubborn as hell) refused to wear it. There were tears, there was yelling, there was general unhappiness... but eventually my sister was stuffed into her CLOWN OUTFIT and we had our pictures taken. My mother still claims the outfits were cute. I wish I could find a copy of our picture but here's a very close version but we had more buttons and no hat:

When I dressed myself as a kid, there was always tights with shorts. Why, Julie? WHY?

4. Your house is quiet, you don't have to do work. What do you do?
I read! I am always reading. It's my thang. The only thing that can drag me away from a good book is a Netflix streaming TV show that I'm in the middle of... such as Gossip Girl. I am too old to be watching Gossip Girl, right? I can't stop. I have 1.5 seasons out of 7 left and then maybe I can move on with my life, or maybe I'll start again from the beginning.

The clothes. I need all the clothes.
5. What movie do you want to watch when you're feeling under the weather?

6. Did you have an American Girl when you were little? If so, which one?
I was born in the mid-80's and when I was a kid, the dolls weren't popular with my friends. The books, however, were the shit. I can still remember details about the original 4 and how my sister and I would argue over which girl we were. I loved Samantha and Felicity the very most.


  1. I also had a crazy clown outfit when I was a kid. Mine was red and white, though.

    1. It's comforting to know I'm not the only one. Where did our parents find such outfits?!

  2. But in the shark's defense, he didn't eat those boys. Even though he totally could have.

    1. Kendra Tierney, Shark Defender! Maybe the shark didn't know the boys were there? Or maybe he wasn't hungry. Sharks are evil, I know it.

      PS- HI, you're one of my favorites!