Tuesday, March 6, 2012


 So I saw this on  friends blog. It is a list of 11 random questions to answer, plus11 random facts, and a picture. I thought it was interesting and would give it a try. There are some "rules" to go along with this, but I am not much for following rules on my blog. So I figured I could follow half of the "rules", which means I answer the questions, but don't come up with more for other people.
This is my favorite picture of Orion and I. It was the best day of my life and I am sure it was Orion's as well.

 11 Random Things about Me:
I am currently reading the Harry Potter series, even though when they came out I refused to do so.
Some days the idea of staying in bed is really very tempting.
I hate that I am a college graduate without a job.
I love that I accomplished my life long goal of getting a degree before I became a mom.
I am scared to have a baby in July. (Hello I have no idea what I am doing!)
Our child is still nameless. I fear that she will always been known as Platypus.
I want to own my a business someday. I just have to come up with a good idea first.
I have always wanted to write a book.
I hope to never have cable or satellite in my house. 
When I found out we were having a girl I was a little sad because I wanted to have a boy so I could name him after my grandfather.
I wish I was better at being happy all the time. 

11 Random Questions
1. What's your favorite recipe? {and please share if it's that good!} That is easy pizza! There are not many things I am good at making but pizza is one of them. I make the dough in my Kitchen aid, best thing Orion ever convinced me to buy, and it is so easy! 1 1/2 cups warm water, 2 1/4 tsp yeast (or the small package you buy at the store). Let the water and the yeast sit together for five minutes or so. 2 TBSP of olive oil, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, and 3 1/2 cups flour (of however much is needed so the dough is no longer sticky). Once the dough is all mixed place in glass bowl with a little bit of olive oil at the bottom so you can coat the dough. Cover with plastic wrap for at least an hour. Then bam it is ready to roll out and make a yummy pizza. I like to bake the dough for a couple minutes before I put all the toppings on to ensure that the dough is fully cooked when the pizza is done. I normally cook it at 350 - 375 until the cheese is nice and melty. About ten to fifteen minutes.
2. What's one career that always seemed super awesome, but not 'practical', that you've always wanted? Uh... When I was little I wanted to grow up to be a waitress. I still have no idea why I wanted to do that.
3. If you could trade places with someone, who would it be and why? Orion so I can see the world the way he does.
4. Favorite TV show character? This is a hard question because I don't have a favorite TV show. The first person that popped into my head was Topanga (I don't know how to spell her name) from Boy Meets World. I always thought she was kind of weird but very confident in herself. I feel like I am the same way at times.
5. If you could go to any concert, for a person {or group} who is dead or alive, who would it be? Jack's Mannequin. I have seen him live before and it was AMAZING! I would love to go again.
6. In your opinion, what's the best place to go for a burger? IN N OUT. I love that place
7. What's the coolest little-known thing about you? I have a super long tongue and I am excellent at "Baby if you love me"
8. What question do you wish I had asked? And answer it! Where would you want to go on vacation? To the beach with my sweet man so we can stroll up and down the sand. Probably San Diego so we can visit all the places I went to when I was young.
9. What talents do you have? Loving people even when others don't see the need to. Listening to others when it really matters. Also I have been told that I am a pretty good baby whisperer.
10. How many cool places have you traveled to, and what's the best one? That depends on your definition of cool. The coolest place I think I have ever been to was the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. I could get lost in there for days and not notice. There is something about the ocean and the creatures that live in that posses me at times.
11. Describe the one person you cannot live without. He is six foot one inch tall. Short brown hair. Pretty blue eyes. A smile that makes me melt. Patience that I can't even begin to match. A genuine concern for my happiness. Best husband and best friend I could ever ask for. Father of our future little lady. I could go on but I will stop before any of you barf. ;)


  1. That was so cute! I love how in love you and Orion are and that he is such a good hubby to you (I feel the same way about Rob)... We are lucky girls! :)