The Eight Questions Meme

Have you done PROMPTuesday yet? If not, here you go! May my exciting and scintillating prompt responses inspire you. (Just don’t get all “wanting to be exactly like me” on my butt.)


1. What were you doing 10 years ago?


I made this picture real big for you! And this is me not pregnant with Toots, but with Booger, so it doesn’t really belong here. However, this is roughly how I looked with Toots in my belly, so I provide it as a reference point. I looked the same in 2006 as 2003, except less crinkly and my stomach didn’t resemble a giant duck face.


I was working at a manufacturing company as a PR specialist, and just two months from my first pregnancy with Toots. I’d recently returned from a business trip to Orlando, the almost-last in a line line of conventions where sexual harassment was the norm, and I never did anything about it – even when men said, did, and offered the most inappropriate things. I’d say something now. Probably because I have girls of my own. Speaking of, I remember not knowing I was pregnant until a friend suggested I take a pregnancy test after listening to my incessant moaning about my sore boobs. I took the test in a cramped and dirty bathroom at that manufacturing company and everything changed in one single unsanitary second. I just didn’t know it yet.



2. What 5 things are on your to-do list?

-Get a foot massage at the Chinese spa place with a sign in the window that says “Foot Massages – $25” when it’s really a full-body massage with all your clothes on.

-Buy Chinese Bitters and Coptis to decongest my liver and hopefully rid me of my chronic hormonal issues.

-Make a menu for the CAbi party I’m having this Thursday. So far I have: meatballs, flavor french onion or other.

-Read Where’d You Go, Bernadette for Friday’s book club.

-Read The Light Between Oceans for Tuesday’s book club.


3. What are 5 snacks do you enjoy?

-Roasted garbanzo beans


-Peanut butter


-Frozen yogurt


4. Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire:

-Buy a house I can entertain in, care for my infirm parents in if need be, and cage my kids’ friends in so they don’t rent a party bus and snort bath salts

-Spend a month each at my siblings’ homes in New York City, Williston, ND, and Singapore.

-Rent a luxury RV and ride across the U.S. with my family.

-Put what I need away for the kids’ college.

-“Adopt” someone who needs help and give them the resources they need to build a better life for him or herself.

-Get a dog.


5. Name some places you have lived:

Denver, Colorado

Foster City, California

Los Angeles (Encino, Woodland Hills, and Brentwood), California

Chicago, Illinois

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


6. Name some bad habits you have:



-Jumping to conclusionness

-Always thinking I’m about to die

-Poor posture


7. Name some jobs you have had:

-Waitress at an ice cream shop

-Honeybaked Ham attendant

-Assistant at an asbestos removal firm

-Receptionist at a law firm

-Advertising coordinator at a bank


Dodie and Car


-Assistant editor at a video game magazine

-Communications director at a non-profit organization


8. Name those you are tagging for #OSBlog:



5 Responses to “The Eight Questions Meme”

  1. Robbie says:

    You are the first honey baked ham attendant I have ever “met”

    And ditto to Robbie’s comment.

  3. Laurie Ann says:

    I was going to tell you, “Hey Girl, nice glamour shot” on your About section. But then I clicked on the comments and it went back to bikini gal and I thought I’d hallucinated. Then, I clicked HOME again, and–Pop–there’s beautiful Deb again.

    I’m confused, but still think that’s a great photo. Meme answers to follow if I get myself together.

  4. Me says:

    I so badly want to do this! Think I’ll make it happen? We shall see…

  5. Mama Mary says:

    Oh I am so doing this! It will not be on Tuesday though, since I just saw it and Tuesday is almost over. Soon though, I promise .

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