Yes folks, LIFE. We are tackling the big stuff here on Country Mouse...okay, well, we are tackling the teeny tiny stuff you say? All right, fine! But while I try to find a better blog template, or figure out how to make this one work for me, here are some answers to your questions.
1. What ever happened with the lava lamp?
Oh Lord. If you aren't familiar with the lava lamp, you can catch up here, here, and here. Wouldn't you know Matt saw this and said...yeah anyway! Where is that thing?! The lava lamp remains in an undisclosed location until I figure out just what to do with it. I didn't get rid of it, it is still here, it is just...uh...hidden. So...any suggestions?
2. Clothes on dogs? yes or no - and why.
Haha well, I guess this means yes. See, I think they are adorable. Useless, needless, and frivolous, but adorable. Jaco really doesn't have clothes, just his jersey for game days. I am not a nut (right?) and I don't dress him in sweaters to be outside, or pajamas to sleep. He doesn't have a Halloween costume or anything. Just that single solitary jersey. I bought it in a fit of PMS and nesting all wrapped up in one dangerous day at the mall.
3. You work with immigration questions. How did you get into this line of work? What do you like about it?
I kind of fell into it, honestly I don't like much about it. It is hard to hear people crying because their dad is being deported, whether he deserved it or not. I appreciate that I have a job, but I don't necessarily love the field.
4. What is your dream job - and why?
Hmm...honestly? I would love to be a freelance writer. To write whatever I want, but of course I would be changing the world while I am at it. I really do love to help people, I like to travel, and I enjoy writing. It comes to me much more easily than speaking, even if I do overuse commas and ellipsis (...).
5. Food that you hate - what and why?
Food that I hate....SHRIMP. I can't tolerate it. I wrote all about this deep seated aversion here. Ick. Did you know that lobsters and shrimp are basically insects? Gah. The only thing I like about shrimp is how Bubba says 'srimpin' in Forrest Gump.
6. If you could have invite three people to dinner (dead or alive) - who would they be - and why? (You don't need to invite family... )
My pop-pop. I would just really like to have another meal with him, to have him call me Scruff one more time, and to hold my hand while he prays.
Dorretta Brown. She is just an awesome woman that I haven't seen in four years. She and her husband started this ministry, which enabled me to work in the Dominican Republic.
Gosh, this is kinda hard. Um...can the third be random? No? Uhh....how 'bout one of my future kids? Is that allowed? It might be nice to see how they turn out...just may impact birth control. I kid...I guess...
7. How old is Jaco? And why did you get a dog?
Jaco will be one in about a month. I got a dog because I have always known that as soon as I possibly could, I would get my own dog. I love dogs, they are happy and sweet, and don't care if I don't wear make-up as long as I keep throwing the darn stick. I had been sharing an apartment with my older sister and her dog, Snow White, the white Jack Russell I sometimes have pictures of, and I knew that it would be insane to put two dogs in an apartment. Well, Emily and her now-husband Brandon bought a house, and Snow White went to live there. So a few months later I surprised Matthew with a little hound dog of unknown breeding that I got for free from an area farm. Jaco sort of chose me, actually. I knew Matt really wanted a male dog, and I just wanted a dog, so the first little guy that came up to me and wasn't yapping, I kept. Then drove two hours with an eight week old puppy in my lap to surprise my now-husband with his little guy.
8. Do you make money off those ads?
Okay, that one was asked today, but it still gets an answer on here. As small as this blog is, probably not. But what I like about the Blogher network, is that at the bottom of the ad, there are links to other bloggers. It is kind of like a free plug for people I don't know, whose blogs I might now otherwise find. And somewhere out there, ads are (in theory) linking here as well. Also, I have mine set up to run non-profit ads and public service ads sometimes. Which if you see and click on and potentially donate money towards or something, please know none of that is going to me! Gosh, that would just be awful.
So there you have it kids...everything you never wanted to know, then a little bit more! Now -- how about a question for you. Let's see...
Do you have pets? If so, what kind and what is/are it's/their names?