Rather, I was partnered with one of my favorite people ON EARTH, and we both decided that something so good should be postponed slightly, while we both see to other things this week. Amicable settlement here, people. So she will go and write something wonderful, and I will start coming down off of an anxious week full of sending Des to daycare for the first time, getting Scarlet (and myself) settled into a kindergarten routine, editing client photos, and just trying to stay sane. And it’s my sister’s bridal shower and bachelorette party weekend! And my cat just burped on my lap, and it was adult human-sized.
My bachelorette party was fun. Since I don’t drink at all, it was largely based around food. And penis balloons. Every time I use the “p” word, many of your comments go to spam filters, but have no fear. I will accept them warmly into my blog.
Yesterday, I had the good fortune to be tagged in a 50 question survey by Charlotte at My Pixie Blog. I figured that since I’m such an overachiever, I could use these questions for my Ask Away Friday. 50 questions instead of 10. I won’t write a book for each one, like I sometimes do, but feel free to consider yourself tagged and play along, should you like the questions!
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Now here we go! 50 nifty questions – some deeper than I expected, and some more honest/perverted than I expected to get.
1. What are you wearing?
Obviously, a sundress. Glad I’m writing this now and not late night, which would mean a Batman t-shirt and moose pants.
(I was looking for a picture of myself wearing today’s sundress, and instead came across this gem from the early 80’s. My mom wore sundresses many moons ago too!)
2. Ever been in love?
Yes. I think I’ve said it more than I’ve been totally in it. Or the right kind of it, if that makes sense. It’s happened BIG twice.
3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
They’ve all been terrible! Except one. I’ve given bad ones and oh boy, have I received one doozy of a bad one.
4. How tall are you?
I’m 5’6″ and proud!
5. How much do you weigh?
Well. That’s personal! At the time of this post, I weighed in at a whopping 115 pounds this morning. I’m narrow.
6. Any tattoos?
No. Never. I get claustrophobic about nail polish, and it comes off.
7. Any piercings?
I got my ears pierced when I was ten. I got a second hole in my right ear when I was a teenager but it closed up due to inactivity! I don’t know why my original piercings didn’t close up because I never wear earrings. Too much hair.
8. OTP (one true pair, favorite fictional couple)?
Huh? Oh, maybe Big Pete and Ellen from “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.” Am I dating myself there? I’m a big fan of Emma and Hook on “Once Upon a Time.” When she kissed him in the season finale, I swear I could feel it. Is that perverted?
9. Favorite show?
See above question! I love a lot of shows. I think I get the most into Once Upon a Time, though. In that way that I swear I’m in the middle of their kisses! (not usually) I love Doctor Who as much, or better, or worse. Or something!
10. Favorite bands?
I don’t really know how to separate favorite singers from favorite bands so I’ll just name a lot of favorite musicians at once: Bruce Hornsby, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Tori Amos, Ben Folds, Counting Crows, Michael Jackson, Sarah McLachlan (old stuff), Beatles, The Police, The Who, Steely Dan, John Williams, Danny Elfman, those people who sing “Safe and Sound” just because they sing “Safe and Sound”. Same with “Nightswimming”. Also Toad the Wet Sprocket, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin.
11. Something you miss?
Living life without so much fear and anxiety.
12. Favorite song?
Right now it’s “Safe and Sound.”
13. How old are you?
14. Zodiac sign?
Leo. I’m nearly on the Cancer/Leo cusp, though.
15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Having the capacity for true joy. A vulgar sense of humor. Ambition. Believing in a little (or a lot of) magic.
16. Favorite Quote?
People always attribute it to the original Winnie the Pooh books, but it’s actually a Disney movie quote, I believe: “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
17. Favorite actor?
Tim Curry. Bill Nighy. Alan Rickman. Robin Williams. (sob) Adam Sandler.
18. Favorite color?
19. Loud music or soft?
Definitely depends on the mood.
20. Where do you go when you’re sad?
I love Charlotte’s answer! “Within.” I can dig that. I go somewhere.. happier. The camera. The kids. The blog. The outdoors. The cookies.
21. How long does it take you to shower?
Anywhere from five to twenty minutes, depending on my hair.
22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, depending on my if I’m drying my hair or not. It’s a lot of hair!
23. Ever been in a physical fight?
No, except with siblings. I recall some scratches, bruises and fat lips. Mostly, I was the one giving them out!
24. Turn on?
All of the stuff I answered for quality in a partner. Good hair is a nice bonus, but not at all a requirement.
25. Turn off?
Intolerance and hatred. Having opposing political views than me.. can be a dealbreaker but isn’t always. Depends.
26. The reason I started blogging?
After a five year writing and photography dry spell, I needed something to start me talking, and hold me accountable.
Death, loss, leaving my children, letting go, losing control, vomit, snakes, roller coaster, spinning things.
28. Last thing that made you cry?
Realizing that there’s a title attached to what I am experiencing – PTSD. I felt relief and fear all at once.
29. Last time you said you loved someone?
Five minutes ago when I was tucking Scarlet and little Bella into bed.
30. Meaning behind the name of your blog?
People have mispronounced my name wrong for years so when I introduce myself to someone I sometimes say, “It’s Tamara, like Camera.” And I like cameras. And it’s partly a photography blog. It just popped in my head one day and I went for it.
31. Last book you read?
“This Is Where I Leave You” By Jonathan Tropper.
32. The book you’re currently reading?
“The Book of Joe” also by Jonathan Tropper.
33. Last show you watched?
I think it was “Switched at Birth” on ABC Family.
34. Last person you talked to?
It was Scarlet! We played a game. She ate a cupcake. We snuggled her into bed with a kitten. I came upstairs to write.
35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
It was my husband. I was telling him that one of the cats peed on his grill cover outside. Romance isn’t dead!
36. Favorite food?
I can never answer this as one thing. It’s more like genres. Can I name several? I think I will!
Mashed potatoes, flavored coffee lattes with whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate, apples, broccoli, clam chowder, ravioli, bakery cookies, grilled salmon, thin burgers, homemade buttered popcorn, freshly picked raspberries, pasta salad, eggs, bacon, haddock, crab cakes, rotisserie chicken, and much more..
37. Place you want to visit?
I’d love to go to Alaska. More than anything.
38. Last place you were?
What does that even mean? Scarlet’s bedroom? The kitchen? I was at the school picking her up today.
39. Do you have a crush?
40. Last time you kissed someone?
Like I said, it was five minutes ago when I put Scarlet to bed.
41. Last time you were insulted?
Wait, are we really doing this? I was insulted because I told Scarlet to do something and Cassidy undermined any sense of authority I thought I had and told her she didn’t have to do it. That always gets me.
42. Favorite flavor of sweet?
What does that mean? I’ll go with chocolate!
43. What instruments do you play?
None, sadly. I was pretty good at teaching myself piano as a kid. I taught myself that “King of Wishful Thinking” song by ear.
44. Favorite piece of jewelry?
I’m definitely a fan of my engagement ring and wedding ring.
45. Last sport you played?
What does that even mean?? Just kidding. I don’t know, though.
46. Last song you sang?
“Let It Go”!
47. Favorite chat up line?
“That shirt is very becoming on you. If I were on you, I’d be coming too!” (isn’t that awful?)
48. Have you ever used it?
49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
A couple of weeks ago I went out to a trivia night at a bar. It was so much fun! I did pretty well at trivia too.
50. Who should answer these questions next?
Well, anyone who wants to do it. It was fun!
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