Over the course of the past eight months I have received quite a few questions about my blog. Some of them have been posted, others have come via email, and still others have come face-to-face from people who are completely confused as to why I would even want to chronicle my comings and goings on the world wide web.
So, I thought I would let you know my answers. Perhaps you have been dying to know since January or perhaps you could care less and are just trying to find anything to do other than work today. Regardless, I am here for you. It's who I am. I can't help it.
Here they are, in no particular order.
1. Is that your natural hair color?
Yes, yes it is. If you will look to the right of this column you will see that my dad has black hair. Even though my siblings, nephew and mother are all blond, I was born with jet black hair. For a moment my mom thought they gave her the wrong child. This notion was enforced by my brother until I was nine years old. But after years of therapy and the fact that I take after my dad in many other ways, it is confirmed that I am indeed my father's daughter and no, they did not give me to the wrong family by mistake. At least I hope not.
2. Would you ever move back to Oklahoma?
I have thought about this one a lot! You see, I come from generations of fine Oklahomans. Both of my parents grew up there, as well as their parents (for the most part). I love the people, I love the scenery, I love the copious amount of real cowboys. And I also love Sooner football. However, I also LOVE Colorado. I mean, have you looked west lately? This is where my immediate family lives, it is where I have my community, friends, church and job. Besides, I am now addicted to Yogurtland and I know for a fact that there isn't a Yogurtland in a 200 mile radius any of my hometown.
3. Do you take all the pictures on your blog?
Most of them. Sometimes I let Noah take a few and I am always surprised at how good he is!
Photography is a work in progress because I have buttons on my camera that mean nothing to me at this point. For all I know a missile is being launched somewhere every time I hit one. But I have come to love photography and hope to take a class on it this year.
4. Why are you "frustrated?"
I love this question! Actually, I am not technically frustrated, for the most part I am quite content with my life. However, I have always wanted to be a cowgirl. Growing up, I lived and breathed horses. And for a time, I owned one. And when I envision my future, I see horses, boots and manure involved. So hopefully at some point I will no longer be the "Frustrated Cowgirl" perhaps I'll just be "The Totally Stoked and Completely Clueless Cowgirl."
5. Would you like to go hiking this weekend?
6. How many pairs of high heels do you own?
I have no idea. Probably around 20 pairs. And I love them all. I tell them that every night.
7. Do you have any international trips coming up soon?
I wish! As of now, I am stateside until 2011. Originally I had thought that I would spend the first two weeks of November in India, but that has been postponed until next year. So, I guess you are stuck with me. However, if you find yourself with a couple of free tickets and no one to go with, give me a buzz. I can be ready in 2 hours. And I used to be fluent in Spanish. Emphasis on the "used to be."
8. How many people read your blog?
Actually, I don't know. I used to have Google Analytics tracking it for me but it stopped working in June. So your guess is as good as mine. I usually just say "4" because it makes me feel like a rock star if more than 4 actually comment. So thank you, all of you commenters. (Is that even a word?)
9. What do you do when you have "bloggers block?"
I cry. Then I pout. I run around in circles for a while. I beg Claire to write my blog for me. I throw my laptop out the window. And then I sit down and write whatever pops into my head first. Occasionally, I won't write anything, just to give my mind a break. Thanks for sticking with me during those moments of mental blankness.
And to be honest, I have no idea what I am doing. For some people out there, blogging is their livelihood. For me, it is just for fun. And to keep all 38,421 of my cousins in the loop.
10. Did you really break your toe last week while you were driving?
Yes I did. I am that talented. But thankfully it is better. I even busted out the red heels last night. And so far, no catastrophes.
11. Are you going to post any more recipes?
Yes I am! In fact, I am working on the pictures for one right now! Last week, while I was in Oklahoma over Labor Day, my cousin Kellie and I whipped up some fabulous chocolate chip zucchini bread. It was heaven in your mouth, people! So hopefully that will be ready to go in a few days.
I am also going to try to make a few more healthy dishes this season. As much as I love sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter (you have not lived until you mix those two together), my hips don't. But don't worry, they won't taste like cardboard. I would rather be forced to wear stretchy pants than eat cardboard.
12. Will you sing "Faithfully" by Journey for me?
On that musical note, I hope your Tuesday is moving along swimmingly.