That photo has nothing to do with this post but it expresses my utter glee in getting my new smart phone replacement in the mail. Doesn’t Jack make a cute Warhol?
1. What’s your favorite way to spend down time (alone or with a significant other)?
Oh, that’s a hard one. I equally like lounging on the couch with the hubs to the solitude and zero-guilt of being by myself. But I get plenty of alone time with Simon working second shift, so really it’s a good balance, I don’t feel like I’m lacking for downtime, especially after 7:30 every night.
2. Are you the kind of person that wants things more as soon as you know you can’t have it?
I would normally say yes but when I started “dieting” last year I didn’t really crave any particular food, never felt like I was missing out. So I guess I do have self-control and the ability to just put things out of my mind. That said, I did rather miss the quick-response of texting… but I have plenty of other technology to survive with 😉
3. If you were given $1000 to spend on yourself, what would you buy?
Either a new laptop or an iPad and spend the left over money on a guilt-free trip to Target. Remember those game shows where the contestants could run down the aisles and fill their carts with as much stuff as they could and keep it (or were this game shows really fictitious game shows they showed on sitcoms – I can’t recall) anyway, that was my dream as a child to be able to run willy nilly like that thought a store and load up. I was apparently driven by consumerism.
4. Do you ever go out to eat by yourself?
I don’t, but I do pick up food and bring it back to the office. I rarely, if ever, sit down in a restaurant by myself (though I have no problem at a coffee shop). When I lived in Chicago and traveled out-of-town weekly for work, I never ate out by myself, partly because I was young and female and partly because I just didn’t like it. Once when I was in Minneapolis I drove to the Mall of America to see a movie (can’t at the moment recall which one) but that was one of two times I saw a movie in the theater by myself. It was a big moment.
5. What company would you want to do a blog review for?
The first thing that came to mind (as I look out the window at the snow falling down) is for a ski equipment company or ski resort. Skiing is a sport I’d love to get into with the kids but it’s also super expensive for something we really have no experience at so to have a chance to try it out with them would be marvelous… Also Qantas – because free flights to Australia (preferably in premium economy or above) would be beyond marvelous!
Linking up with Mama M for Five Question Friday!