Saturday, September 18, 2010

You Talkin' To Me?

I've been tagged for a meme by Heather at Acting Balanced.  You know the drill.  8 questions, 8 batshit answers:

1. What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it?
I hardly read anything but blogs anymore.  The last two books that I read were Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay and Naptime Is The New Happy Hour.  I read them for a series of posts that I wrote making fun of whiny typical parents juxtaposing the challenges of raising typical children versus special needs children.  I would not recommend either, especially if you have access to a sniper rifle and/or a clock tower.

2. How often do you post on your blog? Do you have a schedule?
Whenever I have material.  No schedule.

3. What is your favorite blog topic?
My beautiful, amazing, sweet, gorgeous, funny, lovable little Audrey.

4. What did you have for lunch today?
I haven't had lunch yet today, but yesterday I had what had to be one of the top 5 lunches that I've had all year.  Lamb sandwich and eggplant fries on the terrace of the restaurant in the new modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago with two of the nicer people on the face of the earth, my friends Michelle and Stacy.  It was a supremely gorgeous day and we overlooked Millennium Park and had a great view of our beautiful skyline.  No pictures of us...I can't seem to master that outstretched-arm-to-take-picture-of-self maneuver.

5. Where do you get your news?
The Chicago Tribune.  Local TV news.  Audrey's scripts.

6. How do you handle stress?
Overeat, go crazy, climb clock towers.

7. What is your all time favorite movie? Why?
I always answer Taxi Driver so that whoever asked will nervously walk away and leave me alone.  But Heather is super sweet so I will say Lost In Translation.  Because it was great and I love Bill Murray...and I saw it when I was pregnant and associate it with a happy time in my life.  
On a related note, I'll add a question that I was not asked:  What perfectly fine movies do you hate because you associate them with a miserable time in your life:  Capote and Walk the Line which I saw right after realizing that Audrey had autism.

8. What is one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you?
That I do not actually condone violence towards the parents of typical children. 


  1. Awwwww, maaaannn! #8 takes all the fun out of it. ;)

  2. Your reply to number one really made me do this awkward snort laugh type thing.

  3. Loved your answers! They're great! I was going to read the sippy cup book. Thanks for the review. I really don't want to spend the rest of my life in prison!

  4. That lunch sounded beyond tasty - like diet-breaking good. I think I got those books you mentioned at my baby shower. After reading a few pages, I donated them - they seemed really lame. I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't like them.

  5. I KNOW ! EVERY Time I see that stupid diaper commercial where the mom is complaining about how she wants to do a lot of camping that winter and she's so stressed because she wants her daughter potty trained by then I'm like "oh pulesse!"

  6. @ Autism Mom Rising... I know that commercial, too! Makes me nuts.

    Lynn, you're funny. you make me laugh and feel happy to call you my friend. Even if you lied about #8.

  7. I loved Lost in Translation.

    Your lunch sounds lovely.

  8. Number 8: not even a teensy-weensy bit of violence? What am I going to do for fun now? : )

  9. Then what are sippy cups for??? *scratching head* Stupid else are you suppose to hide the fact that you're trying to get drunk in front of your toddler??? After all, THEY'RE the ones that drove you to the Chardonnay to begin with!

    I could go for a lunch like that.

    Re: #8-I do.

  10. Now I want to have lunch and the Art Institute and then go rent a movie.

  11. Yea, a schedule would just make things too complicated, lol.

  12. #1 was another nap ender for me. My son is now up due to heavy laughter.

    And you and the fancy meals again! Remind me never to have you over for dinner because you would not be impressed. Mac and Cheese??? McDonald's???

  13. these lists are everywhere in blogworld! I need to do mine..keep putting it off.

    but i LOVE LOVE LOVE lost in translation! OMG you have no idea how much. and yes I love bill murray..and i love walk the line, love joaquin!

  14. I thought Lost In Translation was boring as hell.
    My favorite movie? The Jerk. Big Surprise.

    That lunch sounds perfectly nasty. I have food issues.

  15. Great list. I realized this year that I've replaced reading books with reading blogs — no time for both. I usually only read [sections of] books I need to reference for a blog post.

  16. I'm with you on Lost in Translation. However, Ground Hog Day is Mr. Murray's finest hour.

    Kinda surprised you have good taste in movies.

  17. I once stressed if I didn't have a post lined up but I've learnt to relax more now.

    I'm over from Blog Gems.

  18. I will now keep an eye out for you anytime I pass a clock tower.

    While I have to agree that Ground Hog Day is fantastic, I really have to go with The Man Who Knew Too Little as Bill Murray's finest hour.

  19. hehehe, loved number 1 and a tad disappointed in number 8 because I would love to see a photo of you up a clock tower, but you need to learn to do the outstretched arm photo thing!! Thanks for joining in Blog Gems. Jen