Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Five Questions

Thanks to my friend LL for asking me these fascinating questions!

1. If you got a tattoo, what would you get and why? (And if you're opposed to defacing your temple, it can be a temporary tattoo...) Where on your body would you put it?

Potato Girl Answer: I would have to go for a Mehndi-style henna tattoo on my hands or feet. Here is a picture of one I especially like:


Why? For one thing, these henna tattoos can last several months, but they are not permanent. I know I would get sick of something permanent. For another, this form of "tattoo" is not injected into the skin with a needle, and thus, it does not hurt. And I think the designs are beautiful.

2. If you had a super power, what would it be? Who would be your arch nemesis? Who would be your sidekick?

Potato Girl Answer: The one super power I've always wished I had is elasticity. I think that is because I'm so frequently bumming on the couch or in my comfy, comfy, comfy bed and I don't want to move, so I wish my arm could just stretch long enough to turn off the light, brush my teeth, make some breakfast for the kids...I think you get the picture. Who would be my arch nemesis? Maybe someone who left dirty dishes and other messes everywhere? Or perhaps someone who threw brownies, ice cream, and danishes in my path, forcing me to eat them instead of pursuing my true errand. For a sidekick, I would really like a dog that would eat all the fattening food for me, clean the house, and take me on long walks. In fact, I would like a dog that looks like this little shiba inu from Japan:




3. What is your worst bad habit? What good habit are you currently working on starting or hoping to start? What thing in your life should you probably be working on but you don't really care enough to be bothered with?

Potato Girl Answer: Oh, there is such a treasure trove of bad habits to choose from. The worst bad habit that is bothering me right now is buying myself some Pepperidge Farms cookies at Target and eating seven of them on my way home, without a beverage, and they aren't even tasting that good after the first one or two, but I'm sad and mad at myself for buying them, so I just keep eating.


The new good habit that I am trying to develop is to get up each morning and take a brisk walk by myself before Dan leaves for work. I have been doing this for almost two weeks now. Yay! I wish there was something that I really don't care enough about to be bothered with, but I seem to care about and feel bothered by every thing in my life that I should be working on but am not. Some of the things that I should be working on but am not include: helping the boys do their homework and piano practice, organizing the food storage containers, and getting rid of all the stuff that is cluttering up this messy, messy house.

4. If you had a magic button, what would happen when you pushed it?

Potato Girl Answer: This one is easy. The kitchen would be magically cleaned. Or the bathroom. Or maybe the basement. Let's just say the whole house. And the car. And the yard. Just how magic is this button?

5. What would be your dream car and what would be the coolest feature?

Potato Girl Answer: My dream car would get about one million miles to the gallon. And it would run on garbage, like the De Lorean in Back to the Future. Short of that, I would like to own a Toyota Prius, which gets almost a million miles to the gallon:


But for looks, it would have to be a classic Mustang.



Now, if you want me to ask you five questions, which you will post on your blog, here is what you need to do:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "I too am an autobiographer."
2. I'll respond by asking you up to five questions. You will answer them, because you like talking about yourself.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

11 comments:

kendahl said...

Cheater! Ditching the "egomaniac" huh? Just kidding, I think it sounds better anyways :) I have seen so many Prius' (Priuses? Pri'i? what's the plural on that?) around Ann Arbor that I almost have forgotten how ugly they are. Almost. I wish it really could look like a Mustang. Sigh.

Potato Girl said...

Yeah, I just hated the egomaniac part, so I decided to change it to autobiographer. Totally cheating, I know. I'm a geek. Now I'm embarrassed.

kendahl said...

don't be! I like geeks :)

Jess said...

Ok so I've really enjoyed these five questions on everyone else blog so Andrea I to am an autobiographer ask away:) BTW I love the change from egomaniac to autobiographer.

Potato Girl said...

Okay, Jess, here are your questions: 1) If you had to choose another country to live in for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?
2) If you had to get rid of every object (not person or animal) in your house but five, which five would you choose to keep and why?
3) If you could have lunch with one famous person, who would you choose and why?
4) If Jared got abducted by aliens and you had to support your family single-handedly, what would you do for a living?
5) You are in a meditation class, and you have to think of a place that soothes you. Which place do you think of?

Potato Girl said...

Post these instructions with your answers for others who want to play the game:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "I too am an egomaniac [autobiographer]."
2. I'll respond by asking you up to five questions. You will answer them, because you like talking about yourself.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

marizasmom said...

OK Andrea, I loved your answers, and I think you write really good questions. I too would like to be an autobiographer. I'd also like to post interviews with my kids. I completely enjoyed your interviews of Adam and Eli. I'll have to get Wyatt to comment on them after he is done being grounded from the computer...

Dad said...

Oh that was very very good and I loved every thought! Dad

Rain-drop said...

This is pretty awesome. I just happened to come upon your blog while searching for Mehndi pics, 'cause I love the stuff, too.

I think it's the tattoo I would get, too, because they're impermanent but beautiful. I hope to get some soon. :D And the intricate ones like you showed, too, not the normal-ish ones.

Can you give me five questions?

I pretty much just talk about my life and myself on my blog (http://raindropsays.blogspot.com), so I guess I could count as an autobiographer. *smirk*

Rain-drop said...

Oh no, it's a year later! I just noticed that! Darn. Maybe I won't get five questions after all. *sad*

A year ago I was on spring break and lost my cat...;_; still miss him.

*wishes she could still get 5 questions*

Britt said...

I, too, am an autobiographer!

Awesome responses -- I think a junkfood-consuming sidekick would be helpful for a lot of us.