Monday, April 02, 2007

You asked, I answered

(Blogger is being a temperamental bitch and won't format this properly. I'm sick of fussing with it, so fuck it. It's going to look like crap. )

Because I am a professional procrastinator, it's taken me a while to get Lara's questions answered. But finally, here they are.

1. Why did you start blogging? - I started blogging when I ran across Six Until Me, a
fantastic blog written by Kerri. She has type 1 diabetes, as does my daughter, O. I
also started reading Mimi Smartypants and a whole host of other blogs (not Dooce, though.
She never appealed to me.), some diabetes-related, some not. A little light bulb went off in my
head and I thought, hey, I could do this, too. And thus was Major Bedhead born. It wasn't out
of a huge need to be heard, but I thought it would be fun and a good way to possibly improve my
writing skills (shut up). Most days, though, it's just someplace for me to do a brain dump. And
you lucky people get to read it. Or not, as the mood suits. So, no great insights there, I just thought
it could be fun.

2. What is the most random (but still good!) compliment you've ever
received? - A girl at the supermarket told me I had beautiful fingernails. And I got
carded at the package store this past week. THAT was a lovely compliment.

3. What do you think is the quality that best makes you a good friend? - I'm a good
listener and I don't judge. I'm loyal and I'm punctual to a fault. If I say I'm going to be there,
then, barring some unforeseeable catastrophe, I'll be there.

4. If you had a free weekend getaway anywhere in the world - childcare
is taken care of, money is no object - for you and one other person of
your choice, who would you take and where would you go? - Easy peasey. New York City.
Yes, I've been there loads, but never with an unlimited budget. And as much as I love
TCBIM, I'd take my cousin Sarah (Hi Sarah!) because she and I like to do the same thing,
namely eat and read. The Cloisters, Central Park, Junior's, Murray's, a whole slew of
restaurants that I've dreamed of eating in, Max Brenner's chocolates, Zabar's,
Dean & DeLuca; the list goes on and on. Since the Plaza has gone condo (poor Eloise), we'd have to stay
at some other swanky midtown hotel, a rummage thru SoHo and Little Italy, maybe a Broadway show,
several hours wandering thru The'd be heavenly.

5. What do you miss most about the 16-year-old you? - My legs. They went on for miles.
It helped that I was 5'8" (well, I still am) and weighed 118 lbs, too. *sigh*

Ok, if anyone wants to play along, leave me a comment and your email address and
I'll do my best to come up with some interesting questions.


Lara said...

hooray! glad you answered. that was fun. formatting is overrated.

TSM Oregon said...

I'm jealous. I have never had legs that go on for miles. I'm 5'4".


Vivian said...

HI Julia. I will play. My email is

Allison said...

Oh I like this game! This is a fun game. Uh, I'm pretty sure you have my email addy already... ;-)

Nicole P said...

Me! Me! Please.

coletoy at yahoo

rae ann said...

ooh... good material for "absent." i'm having a brain block for that blog anyways. include me, please.

Kerri. said...

kerri @ sixuntilme dot com

Rock and roll. :)

floreksa said...

I really need to get back into blogging, so ME! ME!

Sarah said...

how fun is this?

please send me some ?'s!

HVS said...

- Heidi

If not a mother... said...

I wanna play - you have my email, right?

Anonymous said...

Ask me some questions!!!!!! I like this.

Anonymous said...

That was fun! I'm 5'8" too but 118 was a loooong time ago. I wish I'd enjoyed it more when I was in the middle of it.

Ask me some questions; I'm always up for something that makes me think.