Loving Life after 50


Last week I was reading Molly’s post and I loved the random questions concept.  I figured it was a great way to share some silly in a time of total seriousness.  Come read some quirky questions and  tag me if you decide to share too.

1. What’s your favorite candle scent? Anything Vanilla is a triple win in my book.  I am also totally addicted to the Yankee Candle Autumn Wreath. .  Little secret any Bath and Body works scent can be found in my house but I truly revert back to vanilla.

2. What female celebrity do you wish you were related to? For beauty tips and positive reinforcement I gotta go with Jennifer Aniston, but Reese Witherspoon is a close second


3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother? Tough one here, I am thinking Anderson Cooper. Such respect for that man.

4. What’s your favorite thing about marriage? (And if you’re not married, what’s your favorite thing about being single?)Honestly, my favorite thing about being Common law is just having someone that I know is always there for me with no judgement. Kent is my best friend and I love knowing that he always has my back, is always going to be there for me.   

5. What’s one thing you own that you should probably get rid of, but just can’t?  My wedding album.  The marriage ended in 1994 and I still have the pictures

6. Can you do a split? No, but it’s been a life goal of mine! I’ve always wanted to be able to do one.

7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike? I think ten, grade three!

8. How many oceans have you swam in? Just three – Atlantic, Pacific and Carribean

9. How many countries have you been to? I’ve spent TIME, like overnight, in 15 countries – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Belize, Bermuda, St Maarten, St Thomas, Honduras, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, St Kitts plus  I have had layovers in London and Paris (but didn’t leave the airport).

10. Is anyone in your family in the army? Kent’s three Brothers, his father, his mother, his aunt, two of his sister in laws and my sisters husband. Yep maybe a few people

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11. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?  Waltons, Partridge Family and the Brady Bunch

12. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight? no clue, I did dress up as a pumpkin when I was 28 though, so does that count?

3. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series? Yes, no, and yes. I loved Harry Potter the books and the movies, Twilight seemed like a must and Hunger games I watched the movie, I am not a fan of first person novels.

14. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent? British, for sure!

15. Have you ever taken karate lessons? When I was in Grade six or seven for a few months

16. Do you know who Kermit the frog is? Someday we’ll find it, the Rainbow connection….. of course

17. What’s the first amusement park you’ve been to? Six Flags in California,

18. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in? French and Spanish! I know some words but would love to be fluent.

19. Do you spell the color as grey or gray? grey! ( E is the England/Canadian version usually and A is the more American version

20. Do you know triplets? I do! one set two girls and a boy

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21. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook? I have to go Titanic because gasp I have never watched the Notebook

22. Have you ever had Indian food? Yes, it’s OK

23. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant? Fastfood is MacDonalds, Pizza is Pizza Hut or any place with woodfired pizzas and after that well it keeps changing. WE are foodies

24. Have you ever been to Olive Garden? only once, I really am a freak no Notebook and no Olive Garden

25. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender? No clue, my Dad wanted a girl, I hope it would have been Allen Paul after my Dad and Papa.

26. If you have a nickname, what is it? My nieces and sisters all called me Ninny so that has stuck in the family. Lin from many and QBB from my best guy friends ( stood for cutest best buddie, I know they can’t spell)

27. Who’s your favorite person in the world? My partner

28. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs? I think about this a lot… honestly I love living where we live in the suburbs, But I would love to be on a lake or ocean and have a big barn  that we could turn into a studio ( music)

29. Can you whistle? Yes a little bit

30. Do you sleep with a nightlight? Nope

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31. Do you eat breakfast every morning? Yes, usually a yogurt and granola and alternate days an egg with a bagel. The weekends we will do eggs and bacon!

32. How many times have you been to the hospital? Well, not counting like ER visits, I was hospitalized (like, stayed overnight) once for stomach issues. and once as a child for my tonsils.

33. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo? not the whole movie

34. Where do you buy your jeans? My favorite brand of jeans is Old Navy and I love my Haggar Dream Jeans

35. What’s the last compliment you got? Yesterday I received a compliment on the job I was doing at work.  I am replacing someone and was told that I was really great at managing people and making decisions

36. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning? Usually yes I do and sadly  my dreams are usually super weird and make zero sense.

37. Favorite beverage that isn’t water? Diet Pepsi with Lime. ( and then Beer and Wine)

38. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own? Uhmmmmmmm. a lot, like in excess of 150

39. How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real? I think I found out in 5th grade. A friend told me

40. What is one food that you used to hate but now you love? Mussels, totally adore mussels now

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41. What is a weird lie you’ve told? I am actually not sure,

42. Heels or flats? Heels all day every day. But I also love my converse

43. Do you have any weird phobias? I hate spiders. I hate and  I legit am terrified of them.

44. What is a phrase or word you always say? “Awesome”  not sure why but it’s that and a few swear words

45. What is a song that you blast or belt out when you are alone? Other than my boys, I have a Michael Martin Murphy CD I belt out when I am alone ( and Lee Greenwood)

46. What is one of your biggest pet peeves? People who don’t make their beds in the morning, I am obsessed and then people who stop in the middle of an aisle or the bottom of an escalator, like seriously folks just move

47. Do you sleep with your closet door open or closed? Closed, open is too untidy

48. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? Well, is none of the above an option? If not a bear I guess

49. Do you have any weird things you do? When playing board games I have to make sure every token is centered perfectly, especially Sequence, checkers or Chess.  I need the pieces in the middle of each square

50. What movie could you watch over and over again and still love? Independence Day ( the original) and Harry Potter

I hope you had as much fun reading this as I had doing this Get To Know Me! Would you like to see more of these type of “fun” posts? I’d love to know! And I’d also love for YOU to answer one of these questions (or all 50 in your own post!) and tag me or leave me a link to your post in the comments!! Thanks Molly for such a wonderful idea