1. If you could buy any car, money not an option, what would it be?
This is completely a sell-out answer, but I’d buy the car we have, a Toyota Sienna, but one with all the bells and whistles and pay to have custom interiors done (I don’t know what I’d customize exactly, but doesn’t that sound cool?). As much as I dreaded being a minvan-driving person, it’s totally practical with kids. And it’s totally cool, check it out (in case you missed this YouTube series):
And since I totally saved money with the minivan, I’d also get a Ford Mustang convertible for tooling around with Simon, sans kids. A Mustang was the first car I ever wanted. The second car I ever wanted was a VW Beetle – my tastes took a dramatic turn from freshman year to sophomore year of high school.
2. What was your worst first date ever?
Gosh, definitely NOT the first date with my husband (our 6th anniversary is tomorrow – love you , honey!), that was a great date. The worst would have to be during the summer after freshman year of college. My best friend, Crista, set me up with her boyfriend’s best friend. The date itself was fine, I guess, I can’t remember much of it, I think we got coffee. But we went back to his house near MSU’s campus (he was a few years older and lived with a bunch of guys – so cool) Having just spent a year at college where I never went to bed before midnight, I didn’t think anything of the time or my parents expectations on when I would be home. We kept talking and were sitting up in his room where and he was showing me how to play chords on his guitar. All of a sudden one of his roommates was there saying that my dad was on the phone, sounding quite ticked off. I was mortified. This was in the pre-cell phone days and my dad had tracked down their number by calling Crista and was angry and worried about me because I wasn’t home. He was yelling and you could totally hear him through the phone, though I was trying to press it as hard as I could to my ear (see: mortified). I apologized to my dad and my date and hurried home. We never went out again.
3. How old were you when you fell in love for the first time?
Since it’s almost my anniversary, wouldn’t it be great if I said 25, when I met my husband? Cheesy, but totally sweet. And really, he’s the one I fallen the most deeply in love with but alas, I’ve had my heart broken a few times before Simon. I think I was 16 when I first fell in love and I’ll leave it at that.
4. When was the last time you reconciled your checkbook?
I could not tell you, with online banking and bill paying, the only checks I write are to church and daycare, with the occasional random one in there. I pretty much know the status of my bank account on any given do and keep no written record, just what’s online. Is that bad? Are my accountant friends cringing?
5. If you were going to fashion a “Wanted” Ad for a best friend, how would you word it?
Wanted: Good listener with a generous spirit willing to share their own struggles, joys and insights with a friend who seldom has it all together but tries her best. Ability to multi-task is a must and desire to be a team-player would be preferred.
Likes: Margaritas (beer/wine/mojitos are acceptable substitutes), children, food, laughter, pop culture, crafting
Dislikes: Gossip (unless it is about celebrities), self-pity/self-hatred, holier-than-thou attitudes
Please apply via text, email or Facebook, the phone intimidates potential employer and they often end up sounding completely dorky.
Ok…when I get my mustang (yes, WHEN!), you will be my first call. I will come pick you up and we will wear big sunglasses and handkerchiefs in our hair (totally optional), and we will go for mojitos….because I’ve never had a mojito. And I’ve never seen the swagger wagon! That’s really really funny!
Not ever having had a mojito is a travesty… we may have to solve that before you get your car 🙂
I’d like to apply for your friend ad 🙂
Based on your ad, I feel like maybe we could be friends… 🙂
Stef and Keri – you guys are definitely “hired” – I think a little margarita party should be arranged this summer