It’s been awhile since I gave you a dose of this kind of randomness so here you go!
1. Would you rather give up pedicures or flat/curling irons?
Last month on a trip home to my parents, I got to unpacking only to realize I’D LEFT MY CURLING IRON AT HOME. People, I went out that same day and forked over $25 for a new one. Forgetting a curling iron (or flat iron) to tame this mane of mine is on par with forgetting underwear or contacts or anything else I deem TOTALLY necessary to travel. Sooo yeah, that ought to answer this question.
2. Does your middle name have a family meaning?
My full name is Gail Lorraine. While my middle name has no special meaning (though, can I just take a minute and tell you all how much I really love it? ‘Cause I do…good choice mom!) my FIRST name is in honor of my great-grandmother. It’s a bit old-fashioned (case in point, the other day I met another “Gail” for the first time in years …she was at least 80), but I’ve come to love it. For sure, I was the only Gail in a classroom of Jessicas, Jennifers and Courtneys growing up!
3. Do you like to sneeze?
What a silly question. And no, not really. But a random trait of mine — whenever I sneeze, it’s always in threes.
4. Do you think kids should need to learn cursive?
I think kids should learn good PENMANSHIP. Print or cursive, doesn’t matter to me. I loved cursive as a kid (Type A perfectionist in me loved being the child picked to demonstrate a capital “Q” on the blackboard), but in college I started writing exclusively in print and haven’t written cursive since.
5. When you go to the beach for the day, what do you take?
A bathing suit, towel, sunblock, sunglasses, some snacks and MOST IMPORTANTLY books and magazines.
6. Which decade had the best music?
For me? 80s all the way. From New Wave (I mean, just look at this list!) to Michael Jackson and Madonna, that decade is my jam and its music makes me all warm and fuzzy for my childhood. (Funny story: A few years back, we uncovered this old cassette tape my sister had made of me as a baby babbling in the bath tub… when we flipped it over to side “B”—remember when you had to do that?— it was Top 40 songs my sister had dubbed from the radio and “Electric Avenue” started playing…I love when little bits of your past help you remember what was in vogue at the time!)
7. Are you a good hand-shaker?
Well, I’ve never asked anyone but I’d say yes. Nice and firm. The worst handshakers? Those folks with sweaty palms. Watch out for them!
8. Do you have a go-to meal for when you are at a restaurant and you can’t decide?
It’s kind of restaurant dependent, I guess. But yeah, once I’ve been to a place once, I tend to order the same thing I liked. Especially at ethnic restaurants (which explains why chicken tikka masala has been my go-to Indian dish forever!)
9. Do you have slippers?
Yep! I wrote about them here — STILL lovin’ ‘em!
10. Are you easily grossed out?
While I can totally handle blood and gore in movies (let’s just say I recently saw Django Unchained and LOVED it), the older I get it seems I can’t handle it in real life. Like that one time I sliced my finger open and nearly fainted.
Questions provided from Roots and Rings