11 questions for me, 11 questions for you

11 questions for me, 11 questions for you

11 questions for me, 11 questions for you

I shall now participate in the blogging meme “11 Questions” as tagged by my friend Ado at The Momalog who was tagged by Sue at Cookie’s Chronicles. By linking it with Stasha’s Monday Listicles, the tear in the universe is complete because I kinda usually ignore being tagged in memes and I never ever tag others. We’ll see how I feel about that part by the time I finish writing it.

The 11 Questions from Ado

1. If you met your favorite movie star and could say whatever you wanted to him or her in 140 characters or less, what would it be? (And who is the movie star?)

Brad Pitt, my husband would love to have sex with you. Do you know Mick Jagger? He’s also invited: Q completely enjoyed his autobiography and would like to explore a few of its concepts.

2. What’s your dream?

I keep having these crazy recurring dreams that I’m working as a personal assistant for Beyonce. I am seriously considering psychotherapy because of them. It’s like I’m stalking her in my dreams and I’m one psychotic breakdown from rooming with John Hinkley.

3. Ever had a scary parenting moment?

If it seems scary that I’m letting Nick Jr teach Ehren math and reading, then yes. If not, then, no, not recently.

4.Something besides your children that you are proud of.

I once spent less than $50 in Target.

5. What’s your favorite book? Why?

The Art of Possibility by Ben Zander. It broadened how I thought of others, and opened my mind to others’ individual lives and back stories. I was already generally accepting of most people’s flaws, but the book deepened my understanding of them.

6. What’s in your fridge?

This weekend’s leftovers from Abe’s Cajun Market & Cafe: crawfish, shrimp and cornbread. Some leftover pizza. Pink lemonade. Unidentified sticky stuff lining the top two shelves.

7. Do you make your bed every day? Do your kids make theirs? Why/why not?

You’re just gonna get back in it later. What’s the point?

8. What’s your best kid’s riddle or joke?

The knock-knock joke involving the orange and banana.

9. Epidural or au naturel?

I’m assuming this is referring to childbirth and not surviving the mall food court. I was talked into an epidural for Jordan, my first kid. Hated it. Went natural for the next two boys. It didn’t hurt any more than would having my lip pulled over my head then wearing it as a turtleneck for the winter.

10. Ask your kids what they like about you and what bugs them about you and write it verbatim here.

Only the 2-year-old is at home while I’m writing this. He’s not really into the abstract line of questioning. His answer verbatim: Hm? Mm-hm.

11. Do you have any advice for Snooki? (-:

I honestly don’t know who this is except I know she’s on a reality show and she’s famous for being on the show. I know she’s pissed off the governor of New Jersey somehow by her inaccurate portrayal of Italian-Americans while maybe not actually being Italian. I don’t click the links in my Twitter feed, so all this is from scanning tweets. I guess my advice would be to hire Kim Kardashian’s agent. That girl seems to be everywhere.

Okay, okay, I’ll tag

Tagging 11 people who I hope haven’t already been tagged. Here’s how this works. I tag them, they answer my questions, and write 11 questions of their own for 11 other bloggers to answer, then let their 11 bloggers know they’ve been tagged.

Here are my 11 questions for my 12 bloggers:

1. What’s your favorite sandwich?

2. Who’s your favorite ethnic actor?

3. Besides searching for porn new blogs, what’s your favorite Internet activity?

4. Fill in the blank: When I was 13, I got in big trouble when my parents caught me ____________________________________.

5. On a cross-country road trip, who are the three people you’d want with you, living, dead or fictional?

6. What item do you keep buying at the store over and over thinking you’re out, and when you get home, it turns out you have plenty?

7. What’s the most expensive item you’ve ever let your children play with? If you don’t have children, insert [irresponsible unemployed ingrate] here.

8. Who wears the pants in your family? Do they make your butt look cute?

9. If it paid good money, which of your character flaws would make you a millionaire among millionaires?

10. Leftover pizza: cold or reheated?

11. Tell us about your first love, living, fictional or inanimate, in exactly 140 characters

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  • Abby [Tue] 7 Feb 12 at 11:55 am
  • Kate F. (@katefineske) [Tue] 7 Feb 12 at 6:26 am

    WOW! Only 50 bucks at Target?!? That IS crazy 🙂

    I had to laugh at the question “Do you make your bed every day? Do your kids make theirs? Why/why not?” because only Ado would ask and truly want to know your answer to that question 😉

  • Jamie [Tue] 7 Feb 12 at 6:20 am

    I broke the $50 Target one yesterday. And I’ve really been watching my pennies. I can completely identify with the making bed right before you get into it…lots of days that happens though I really want to make it up first thing. But the dog always looks so dear and hate to budge him.

  • Mayor Gia [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 10:24 pm

    Hahahah less than 50 bucks?! No way! Were you blindfolded or something?

    • Erica M [Tue] 7 Feb 12 at 12:53 am

      Drugged against my will by my husband, probs.

  • Lenore [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 9:50 pm

    The Art of Possibility … does Ben discuss various types of talkers – talkers that think to talk and talkers that talk to think? The name of the book sounds familiar, and I am trying to place it.

    I’m calling your bluff on walking out of Target spending less than $50. Is that really possible?! Do they teach that skill in a class?

    • Erica M [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 10:00 pm

      The Zander book concentrates mainly on grading people we meet with an A the day we meet them as opposed to an F. Give them an A, then let them live up to those expectations, allow them to live up to their possibilities. It’s much better, to me, than forcing them to work their way up from an F—from those negative expectations,

      Stasha has already busted me in her comment. I probably went into Target with a budget of $3.99 for toothpaste and left with 50 bucks worth of stuff.

  • Runnermom-jen [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 9:25 pm

    Love your 2 year old’s answer 😉
    And Nick Jr. is TOTALLY acceptable for teaching! My kids wouldn’t have learned to speak Spanish at such a young age if it hadn’t have been for Dora!

  • Janice [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 9:24 pm

    Also, the title of this post made me think of the Siamese cats in “Lady and the Tramp.” You know, when they are sneaking up on the baby to get the milk? (Plenty milk for you, and also some for me.) Remember? Now that’s in my head.

    Don’t know why I felt the need to share that. I think I’ve been up too long.

  • Janice [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 9:21 pm

    This made me laugh! I’m so glad I found this site.

    Also, maybe you could coach me on how to get out of Wal-Mart for less than $50? I need it. Bad.

  • Greta [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 8:49 pm

    Fun! Good answers. 🙂

  • Stasha [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 8:47 pm

    I am thinking we should do this more often. I love your answers, questions and the fact that you want to be your neighbours hired help…
    For the record: I think it is debetable if the time you ran in to get toothpaste can count as less then $50 in Target…

    • Erica M [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 8:58 pm

      Re: Target and the toothpaste. That cracked me up. How did you know?
      Re: Beyonce’s hired help. For the record, she was never my neighbor. Her mom did my hair and we went to the same church years ago. I totally wish we were neighbors cuz I’d have a lawn boy and some millions.

      • Stasha [Tue] 7 Feb 12 at 12:09 am

        I cannot see you next door to her anyway. Stick to being the fabulous you. She would be lucky to have you as PA. Maybe her press releases could finally be witty…

  • Eric Storch [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 7:15 pm

    Holy cow!! This is my third one! I’ll be posting 33 answers tomorrow – but only asking 11 ;P

  • Kim Pugliano [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 7:10 pm

    I am stuck on two questions.

    I hate you.

    • Erica M [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 7:11 pm

      #11 and # which else? Haha…

  • Ado [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 4:12 pm

    Girlfriend can Write. Man! So speedily too ! You are so funny w that hole in the Universe thing …. To make it complete you need to link ut to yeahw tomorrow cuz it already has my vote ESP all the Mick and brad and your hubby. ha!

  • Abby [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 3:19 pm

    LOVE this!! I will be blogging all about it tomorrow! :0) Thanks for the tag!

  • Cookie's Mom [Mon] 6 Feb 12 at 3:15 pm

    Erica, I’m glad Ado tagged you and that you broke your rule and responded. – natural birth compared to “having my lip pulled over my head then wearing it as a turtleneck for the winter.” Yah, that just about describes it!