I’m a copycat

23 Feb

Inspired by ICLW, there’s been a list of questions about yourself to answer floating around the blogoverse. Yay memes! Since I always feel an unexplained urge to do everything that Courtney does, here’s my list:

  1. Age: 30.
  2. Blog Title Inspiration: I don’t know. I started this blog on a whim, I guess it’s just the first thing that popped into my head. It’s a bit dramatic, but I’m happy that Elphie came up with Mo as a nickname for me. It lightens things up a bit.
  3. Chore You Hate: Um… Everything. Though I guess doing dishes and taking out the trash are at the top of that list.
  4. Day at the Beach or Cozy Rainy Day? Cozy Rainy Day, hands down. Especially if Shmerson is home and the puppy is feeling particularly cuddly.
  5. Essential Start Your Day Item: Currently: my bbt thermometer. Oh, and xanax (Dr’s orders!). Ahh well.
  6. Favorite Color: Purple. In fact I’m rather obsessed with the color. I even used to have a huge purple couch. Now that i live in wedded bliss, I’ve tried to dial it down a bit (the drawbacks of living with a guy, but I still have a purple purse, purple wallet, purple coat, and yes, purple hair – not electric purple because I’m not 15. Eggplant purple)
  7. Gold or Silver? Silver. Definitely. Even my engagement ring and wedding ring are in white gold. Don’t know why, but I associate gold with guidos. Just don’t like it.
  8. Height: 5’2″
  9. Instruments You Play: I kind of play the guitar – but know mostly basic chords and the intro to “Wish you were here” by pink floyd. I rock on hard level guitar hero, tho. (Shmerson on the other hand, can pull off “hotel california” in expert mode. I am still in awe.)
  10. Job Title: That’s a tough one. I work from home, managing the family business, and I also do freelance work, and I’m a filmmaker. So let’s just say Content Editor/General Manager/Writer/Director/Film Instructor/Generally Confused.
  11. Kids: 2 miscarriages, will start trying again for a first soon.
  12. Live: Haifa, Israel
  13. Mom’s Name: I don’t mention mine here to fool the google machine, but I guess her’s won’t hurt. Miri. Short for Miriam. But nobody’s called her Miriam since she was about 10. So Miri.
  14. Book Currently on Your Nightstand: I’ve mostly been doing the audiobook thing. But “Man in the Dark” by Paul Auster is eagerly waiting to be cracked open. He’s my favorite author and I can’t bring myself to audiobook him. On the other hand I never read before bed because it actually makes me stay up engrossed. (Fun fact: I read “The Lovely Bones” before it was fashionable. I cracked it open at 8pm, and didn’t put it down until I was done, at 6am. Since then I don’t read before bed, for fear of it happening again. When a new Harry Potter book used to come out, I would sleep through the day on purpose to prepare myself for an all-nighter, and read until I collapsed). Ok. Enough on that topic.
  15. Nickname: On here it’s “Mo” (thanks again Elphie! And congrats on the new URL!). I actually have several nicknames from several people. Shmerson calls me “Shmerson” (surprise surprise!), Squish calles me “Squishy” (again, shocker), my parents call me either “pashosh” (hebrew for little songbird, methinks), or “tushka” (which means nothing). PM calls me “mansies” which evolved from “man”, another friend calls me Dudess… My brother calls me “sissy” (I call him that too. We like to make funny). The list goes on an on. I am a woman of many layers.
  16. Overnight Hospital Stays? Luckily, no.
  17. Pet Peeve: Tough one. Oh! When people make plans with me, get me all excited about them, and then cancel on me at the last minute. Oh, and people who talk with their mouth full.
  18. Quote from a Movie: Court stole mine, so I’m gonna go with “A woman’s heart is an Ocean of secrets” from Titanic. No, actually I only use that cynically. Ok – make it “Hang around with Yus” Squish and I actually use it when we meet famous people as in: “I got to hang around with Yus!” Squish recently had the honor of hanging around with yus – courtesy of Machine Head. Yay Squish!
  19. Right or Left Handed? Right.
  20. Siblings: One older brother. (Hi sissy!)
  21. Time You Wake Up? Since the happy pills, my sleep schedule is all over the place. Average is about 11am. I’m working on improving that.
  22. Underwear: Spanx, or granny panties, depending on what I’m wearing (hey, a girl needs to breathe sometimes!)
  23. Vegetable You Dislike: I hate pickles, peppers, and tomatoes (but only raw tomatoes, I cook them all the time. Which is weird.) I also kind of dislike beets, but I’m all for the greens.
  24. What Makes You Run Late: Usually my tendency to procrastinate which leads to me scrambling around the house to get stuff done before I leave, thereby making me late.
  25. Yummy Food You Make: That actually requires a list: Chicken Parm, Tomato Sauce, Stuffed Mushrooms, Salmon Teriyaki, Pasta with shrimp spinach and bacon, Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, Lemon bars, French Onion Soup, homemade chicken fingers, and scorched green beans with garlic. Oh! And Lobster in a whiskey flambe with a white wine butter shallot sauce. I think that covers it. Yeah, I like to cook.
  26. Zoo, Favorite Animal: Bunnies! I like bunnies! (petting zoos count, right?)

Now it’s your turn. JOIN US! JOIN US!

12 Responses to “I’m a copycat”

  1. bodegabliss February 23, 2011 at 21:02 #

    Hehehe. Wait, are you calling me a guido? That’s not very nice.

    • mommyodyssey February 23, 2011 at 21:07 #

      No, I’m saying I associate gold with guidos in my head. Wearing gold does not equal being a guido. This rule applies for everyone except myself (and actual guidos).

  2. Marie February 23, 2011 at 21:38 #

    I also hate raw tomatoes. Weird. But I sometimes talk with my mouth full. And please come take 50% of our bunnies.

  3. Shona February 23, 2011 at 22:24 #

    Purple hair! I’d love to see a picture. Is this an anonymous blog or are there pictures.

    Good luck when you start trying again for a baby. Sorry to read you had two miscarriages.

    Shona ICLW

  4. Misty February 23, 2011 at 23:47 #

    Thanks for the blog idea!

  5. Christina February 24, 2011 at 00:24 #

    Visiting from ICLW!

    I may have to copycat your copycat post. Only, I will go ahead and put in my own answers, so maybe it really isn’t totally copying?

    Sorry for your losses and I hope you find success soon!

  6. slcurwin February 24, 2011 at 23:39 #

    HOW DO YOU HATE PICKLES!!!! I’m rethinking our friendship here, lol.

    and Spanx? are they all they say they are? Cause I’ve been thinking a pair for when I’m all dolled in fancy tight dresses may be nice.

    • mommyodyssey February 25, 2011 at 00:56 #

      I think it was some sort of childhood trauma involving a gross pickle that made me rule them out for good. You still love me, right? RIGHT?
      And spanx do in fact, do wonders for women with a huge ass. But I’ve seen your figure darling, you don’t need them.

      • slcurwin February 26, 2011 at 03:20 #

        Oh, I’m not saying I have a bad figure, but if I’m wearing something tight, it enhances that leftover baby belly. Since I have no boobs and a small bum it stands out unproportionally in certain outfits.

        Yes I still love you. But I may need to force feed you some baby dills untill you get past the trauma and into the love. Dill pickle and cheddar on a butter bun, yum.

  7. Vicky February 25, 2011 at 22:56 #

    These questions are awesome. Or maybe it seems that way because your answers are awesome. Either way, I’m totally copy-catting this onto my blog =P kthnxbye

    • mommyodyssey February 26, 2011 at 00:29 #

      🙂 Thanks Vicky! Looking forward to reading yours!

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