It’s officially summer round these parts, and I have a(nother) strawberry rhubarb crumble in the oven to prove it. I’ve been living life at an easier pace, flipping through issues of Southern Living, sipping drinks slowly, and walking to the library every day. Life is good.
I’ve also been catching up on Homefries podcasts. Since I’m up to date on my fave, The Joy the Baker Podcast, I’m venturing out into new territory and listening to The Simple Mom Podcast too. No, I’m not a mom, nor am I planning to be one anytime soon. But I like Tsh, and her site, so why wouldn’t I like her podcast too? At the end of each episode she asks her guests a set of questions, and I figured it’d be fun to answer them myself. So here you go, dear readers, and if you have a minute, leave me an answer of your own in the comments!
1. Twitter or Facebook?
2. Morning person, or night owl?
I’ve always been a morning person.
Sugared up, from a Starbucks I drive out of the way to get to. Tall most days, and a grande when I need the rush. Except in the summer I don’t drink caffeine, so it’s a Venti Unsweetened Passion Tea Lemonade for me, please.
4. It’s 9:00 p.m. and you have the house to yourself…what do you do?
This happens twice a week when my husband is at school. Make a super girly dinner (pasta with some green foods mixed in), curl up on the couch with a girl book, or a trashy TV series on Netflix.
5. What’s on your nightstand?
This one’s embarrassing, I so need to clean it right now. A lamp, a little dish with coins in it, a huge stack of reading materials, some chapsticks, turtles from my collection of turtles, and a lot of dust.
7. What smell do you hate?
Ew, this is one that’s not coming to me right away, and not one I want to think about. Probably the trash when you haven’t taken it out in too long.
New York City. Chelsea if I’m still young. UES if I’m old. Brunch every Sunday, walks on the High Line, cupcakes ’round every corner, and evening drinks somewhere cozy. Sorry, I’m getting distracted.
9. Who is a historical figure you admire?
Um, is Oprah historical? Just the other day I realized how much I miss her. But if we have to be historical, historical, then Katharine Hepburn. The epitome of class.
10. When you were 6 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
1) Have I grown up?
2) When I was 4 and in nursery school, there is written evidence that I said I wanted to be a ballerina. I think I was trying to conform to societal norms, I don’t think I actually wanted to.
3) A teacher.
12. If you could eat only one nationality of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Italian. The real kind. With Parmesan, prosciutto and pasta galore. I just watched House Hunters Rome, and now I want to go there for Christmas this year. Who would like to sponsor that little getaway?
13. Would you rather go camping in the country or stay in a hotel in the city?
My idea of nature is the beach. I’m a city girl.
I wish I could say dress up. It’s my goal to want to put on a slinky dress and sneak away to dinner with my husband most nights each week. But I’m a running shorts and cook at home girl at heart.
15. What’s your favorite store?
What a toughie. SCL, Queen Cupcake and I used to get out of school at 12:30 every Thursday and make a beeline for the King of Prussia Mall. The last time I set foot in a shopping mall I texted SCL and said, “I can’t believe we ever wanted to come here.” That said, any Lilly store. Or Chelsea Market.
You Can Close Your Eyes by James Taylor. But John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Kings of Leon and Mumford and The Beatles are on heavy rotation on my iTunes as well. I’m such a cliche.
17. What is your least favorite mode of transportation?
The Philadelphia Subway. Unless I’m riding with SCL. She keeps me safe.
18. What sound do you love?
Right now, my 2 year old neighbor coming and going in the unit beneath us.
19. Who would play you in a movie?
Oh lord. In my dreams, Julie Andrews. Or as Dick Van Dyke would say, “Ma-ry Poppins!”
20. If you could learn any skill, what would it be?
Is patience a skill? Listening? Also, basketball. I have never been any good at it.