My fellow expat, Piglet In France, has asked me a few questions and it’s my duty to answer and yours to read.
(OK, not your duty, but would you read please? For me? Wittle bitty me?)
1. Why did you start a blog?
I was moving to France and didn’t speak French which was giving me a career break whether I wanted one or not. I thought blogging would be a nice alternative to slowing losing my mind.
Honestly I didn’t know what to expect from my blog but it fell into a rhythm and makes me happy.
Each comment makes me smile, and I go absolutely spastic when I get a new follower.
Blogging lets me communicate with the rest of the world in a way that Facebook doesn’t. And even though non-blog people probably don’t get it, I feel like I’ve made friends, actual friends with people which feels nice when an ocean separates you from your friends.
(I have French friends, but it’s not the same).
2. Comfy shoes or killer heels?
Do you even need to ask? You know I love my footwear (see here and here), and not comfy footwear that looks like they may serve some sort of orthopedic function. I’m a hardcore shoe girl always have been always will be.
(This goes back to my Punky Brewster days when I would wear one pink converse with one baby blue and I had pulled out the regular laces and replaced with actual lace. That’s right, hardcore.)
3. The funniest moment in the last week?
Honey Jr and I bonded over a joke. The joke wasn’t even that funny, but someone (other than The Husband) here finally got me. I’m someone that you have to get. I love to talk and laugh and joke (sarcasm is like mother’s milk to me) and living in a place where a language barrier means that people don’t get me can be a bit soul destroying at times.
This question probably wanted a funny response. Sorry.
4. What would have been your dream job?
Ruler of the World.
(The Husband calls me Skippie the Dictator. I’m not joking, that’s my nickname).
But I’d settle for Secretary of State. If I could go back and do things differently…
(No disrespect to The Husband and Fifty, but we’re talking about Secretary of State. It’s ok, I’ll just pin all my hopes and dreams on my future children. That will be healthy).
5. If you won the lottery tonight, what would be the first thing you’d do?
Setup base camp in a luxury hotel and start making my plans
for world domination.
6. Most useless gadget you own?
Fifty. He’s ok at killing flies (sometimes) but that’s about it.
7. You’re waiting for someone and they’re late. How late is too late?
Anything more than 10 minutes because I’m hardcore about punctuality (ie; Skippie the Dictator).
But, if I have a newspaper and a glass of wine, I usually don’t mind.
8. Are you a do it now person, or a It can wait until tomorrow person?
NOW NOW NOW!
9. If you were a drink, what would you be?
A Grey Goose martini, a little dirty with an extra olive.
(Then I could sit around and lick myself all day… dirty)
10. What was the first thing you thought when you read these questions?
Thanks for thinking about me Piglet.