Hey, wow. I asked for questions and people actually asked some. For reasons concerning both fairness and laziness I will answer them in the order that they were received.
Lumpyhead’s Mom writes: Why does the third beer taste so much better than the first?
I’m not sure. I’m not sure that is even true. Maybe you should bring some beer over and we’ll do some research.
Mocha Momma wrote a question in five parts. (Can you tell she is a teacher?)
1. When and how did you start blogging?
I didn’t really know what blogs were until I started reading Aliblog. Alison was my very best friend in elementary school. We stayed in touch when I moved away right after 6th grade and I loved reading about what was going on in her life. I had considered starting my own, but I didn’t think I would have enough to say. HA! Then Bridgette, who was my buddy from the twins club began blogging. When Bridgette first set hers up you actually had to be a user to post a comment. I wanted to comment, so I set up a blog. I really didn’t think that I would post more than three or four times. I quickly became addicted.
2. Does it ever worry you to add pictures of yourself? (I think about that one a lot.)
Sometimes, not usually. I’ve always been a pretty open person. My Dad is convinced that someone will try to kill us all or something, but my biggest fear is that an ex-boyfriend will try to contact me or one of Gabe’s ex-girlfriends will start bugging us. Now that I have gotten insulting comments about my appearance I am a little bit more apprehensive, but I figure screw them there are probably people at the grocery store that think my hair is stupid too, and I still go there.
3. What do you like about being mom to twins? What do you hate?
I really like it when you can see their special bond. I loved it when they first came home from the NICU and and they would reach for each other when they were sleeping. I love it when they dance together, and when I can hear them in their room laughing while they are supposed to be asleep. I like the special bond I have with other parents of twins. I like it that I got two kids and I never have to be pregnant again.
I really hate it when people suggest that having twins is the “easy way” to have babies. Clearly they are either deranged or stupid. I hated the first three months. I wish I had more time with them individually.
4. Who does your awesome blog look and where did you come up with the “That’s right. You heard me.” thing? (It’s so damn funny. I laugh every single time!)
The Kaiser designed my header and Karen Rani over at Troll Baby Graphics designed the rest of the template.
The “That’s right. You heard me.” Is just something I say when I am in a bad mood, or trying to boss people around.
5. How did you get your hair to DO that in the 80s? I loved the bangs.
Aqua Net. Lots and lots of Aqua Net. The kind in the white can with the pink.
Christoph wanted to know:
Here’s a Q but I don’t know how FA it is: How long does it take you to fix some dang sandwiches?
About 5 minutes.
How many takes were needed to sing the backup vocals on the infamous Iced Earth song?
A lot. They were very intricate harmonies, and I was the only person in the studio who could actually read music, so nobody could put it down on paper. I probably spent two hours in the booth for what ended up being about less than a minute of album time. The song is called “Burnt Offerings” on the album of the same name if anyone cares to hear it.
Now I have a question for you. Is my page loading too slow. Should I ditch the laser eyes? It saddens me, but sometimes I just get a blue screen when I try to open up my blog.