Saturday, January 26, 2008

Amy, in review

Ok, so I stole this off of my sister Sarah's myspace page. And I know that surveys of any type are like, so totally LAME. But it's Saturday. And it's sleeting outside. And the kids are all playing nicely and there really aren't any hilarious stories to share or righteous political statements I feel like making. And I don't want to do my laundry yet. So here we go.

My story

Hi, my name is: Amy.

But you can call me: Amy, Ame, or in Skippy's case, Babe. At Banana's school they call me Mrs. Webber and I still haven't stopped looking for my mother-in-law over my shoulder when that happens.

Never in my life have I: Had any desire to go Scuba diving. All that water, all around....ugh I'm getting hives.

The one person who can drive me nuts is: Wait, I can only pick one? Um......I'll say either one of my girls when they get on a 20 questions kick and I'm trying to do something really super important like watch Ellen.

My high school was: Oswego High School. Go Drama Department!

When I'm nervous: I eat. And it's usually not something that's good for me. It's a Cinnamon Melt and a Coke from McDonald's or something that will stick to my ass for the next fourteen years. It must be my Italian Grandmother's influence - here you look sick, eat.

The last song I listened to was: That would be I've Got Friends by Garth. It was the last song on his concert that I watched on CBS last night. I know. Shut up.

If I were to get married right now it would be to: This question is moot. I'm already married and I think Skippy might object if I wanted things differently.

My hair is: The bane of my existence. I'm attempting to grow it out for the first time in about seven years and right now I hate it. I'm very tempted to go cut it short again but I'm staying strong. It's just that when I wake up I look like Medusa. Or Don King, take your pick.

When I was 4: I was still the only child. That's before my parents scarred me with siblings. I'm KIDDING. Sort of.

Last Christmas: Was our first one in Oregon. It rocked in an exhausting kind of way.

I should be: Cleaning my fridge. Something in there bit me.

When I look down I see: Chunk. He's playing on the floor next to me and drooling on my sock.

The happiest recent event was: Spending the day with my family in Portland for my birthday. We had a fabulous time. There's a blog about it around here somewhere.

If I were a character on 'Friends': I'd be skinny and I wouldn't hate my hair.

By this time next year: We will hopefully be much closer to buying a house and with luck, we will have a new vehicle.

My current gripe is: That I'm the only one in this house that understands the point of a laundry hamper.

I have a hard time understanding: Everything that's wrong with the world today. That's deep. I'm deep huh?

There's these girls: They are four and five and they are the light of my life.

If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: Skippy, then my Mom.

I want to buy: A minivan. A house. A maid.

Where do you plan to visit: Sweet Home Chicago baby! And we want to go to the coast this year at some point.

If you spent the night at my house: You'd stay up too late and then you would wake up with pet hair on your jammies but we'd make you a fantastic breakfast to make up for it.

The world could do without: Lots of things. Right now I'll say politics.

Most recent thing someones bought me: I got a crazy haul of birthday presents. A new coat from my Mom that is wonderful and warm, flowers from my husband, and oodles of other stuff. A girlfriend gave me a mug and some candy and a Starbucks card for my birthday, and I just got it last week because my husband forgot it. So thank you Kat! Yvonne also gave me knitting stuff. I'm really super excited about that, I just wish that the instructions weren't written in Swahili. No. They are. Really.

Most recent thing i bought myself: Probably a trashy magazine to read in the tub. Or chocolate. Or Starbucks.

My middle name is: Lynn. Blech.

In the morning I: Curse the school district for dragging me out of bed early and then not having the decency to at LEAST give me a respite with all day Kindergarten.

Last night I was: At my niece's basketball game and then out for pizza with my sister-in-law's family.

There's this guy I know who: Gives the best hugs. Luckily I married him.

If I were an animal I'd be a: A mama bear. I like to sleep in the winter, I'll kick your ass if you aren't nice to my kids, and I have a big butt and when I can't find my razor, hairy legs. That was an over-share. But it's a funny one.

A better name for me would be: You know, I think I'm an Amy.

Tomorrow I am: Going to paint two walls in my living room, get a Sunday paper, and go grocery shopping. Is that super duper exciting or what? I may need oxygen. Or at least another Starbucks.

Tonight I am: Going to tape and trim two walls in my living room, make spaghetti with Italian sausage, spinach salad, and bread, do some laundry, give my kids baths, put them to bed, watch a movie, have a bottle...I mean a glass of wine, and then crash.

My birthday is: Over for the year! Now we're gearing up for Skippy's next month.

How would you describe yourself: I'm a walking, talking emotional roller coaster and I'm a damn good Mom.


kat said...

ok i've just totally spent at least 20 seconds trying to wipe an icky spot off my computer screen, only to realize your son has a cheerio on his nose! xx

Ms.Toni said...

That just so cute! I can't wait to meet him =o)

I hope the summer would be a good time to visit. I am starting to save money purely to come see my girls.

I know you are planning a ChiTown trip too. We'll have to talk dates.