Friday, April 9, 2010

The Answers...

I know you have been sitting at home, anxiously checking your Google Reader for this post. So without further ado, here are the answers to your questions.

What is your favorite movie and why?

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I love everything about this movie: the characters, the way it's filmed, the story line, the emotion, the abstract nature. I triple love the ending.

The whole theme of discovering love through loss is brilliant.

If you could go back in time to any era, what would it be?

Easy. The 1950's.

The domestic arts were valued. The clothes, furniture, textiles, architecture, and housewares can't be beat. Life seemed more simple. There was a work ethic. People had a greater sense of pride. Children were polite.

I really think I was born in the wrong generation.

How do you fit all you do into 24 hours?

I don't get it all done. Let me dispel that myth right now.

But what I do accomplish, I give credit to good organizational skills. I'm a list maker. I plan out my week much like my menus. Each day I have things scheduled. I even plan the order in which I do things to be more efficient. This way, I know what the day holds and can stay focused.

I don't have a magical formula. I'm just a bit of an OCD-planner.

When will you move to Austin?

When we start the commune.

One day. One day I'll have a little get-away place in the city I love.

(As if you can't tell, this is Lia's question.)

Do you plan on having more children?

No. I don't plan on it.

And I say that with a bit of sadness.

There is a part of my heart that longs for a third baby. But I know how thin I'm currently spread...and that's with two that are somewhat self-sufficient. I can't imagine adding an infant to my current equation.

I just don't know if there is enough of me to be the kind of mommy I'd want to be to all my children. I don't know if it would be fair.

How did you come up with Little Fists?

It comes from a song called Little Drunk Fists by Slobberbone.

I dropped the "drunk" part. I didn't want folks to get the wrong impression.

For those of you just joining, Slobberbone is a band from Denton, TX. I have been a fan since college. I've seen them play numerous times. I met The Mr. at a Slobberbone show. Both of my children have heard them in utero.

I have a long history and a deep love for this band. So it seemed appropriate.

Plus, I would describe myself as feisty and stubborn. "Little Fists" sounds like me.

What cheesy, bad song will you listen to on the radio?

We have a classic country radio station here in Houston. I love it.

It plays all the old country tunes that I remember from my childhood. I go back to the days of riding in my Papa's truck, standing up on the bench seat with the windows down while George Jones and Conway Twitty played on a staticky radio station.

I'm amazed at how many lyrics I still remember.

If you could end one thing: world hunger, poverty, racism, AIDS, cancer, or ______, what would it be?

Geez. That's deep.

I actually gave this a lot of thought. Of course, I would love to end all of those things...and about a hundred others. This is the one question that I didn't have an answer for.

So, I'm going to lighten it up a bit.

I would wave my magic wand and ice cream would no longer make my jeans tight.

That is an example of a cop-out.

What 5 albums would you want to have on a deserted island?

Wilco...Sky Blue Sky
Death Cab For Cutie...Narrow Stairs
Neko Case...Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
The National...Alligator
Beulah...The Coast Is Never Clear
Chasmatic...Kicker Wisdom
a mix of random goodness

Yes. That's seven. And a mix is a bit of a cheat. But I've never been one to follow the rules.

What would you do with a million dollars?

I would sit in my little house on the lake in Austin and think about how to best use those funds as I shell black eyed peas picked fresh from my garden.

You asked. I answered.

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