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Tagged!! And I used to be even dumber than I am now.

Apparently, there was some really stupid enticing to people other than me because who cares Facebook friend factoid exchange going around five years ago.  Friends answered 20 questions, passed it on, and everybody got to know all of this useless, boring really fun stuff about one another.

Guess what?  It’s baaaaack!  And with 50 (or 49 – see below) questions now!

Awesome, witty and just plain cool Josie at Go Mamma tagged me to play the new bloggie version.

She took this super-cool take on the whole thing and interviewed her kid(s).  Which I love. However, because our little sweet Tucker is on the autism spectrum and (most significantly) has a pretty severe speech and language delay, having him answer the questions isn’t much of an option.

Anyway, I’m going to play this game!  Errr…but, there are like 50 questions.  One of them asks where I was born.  So, although I promise to answer mostly all of the questions, the answers may come in spurts.  Like this one.

Question 48.*  Because I like it.

48. DO YOU LIKE SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY MOVIES?

Happy!  Happy, happy, happy.

I really should like scary movies more though because I am wicked-smart as a viewer. I’m never dumb enough to go camping by a deserted lake with my friends, walk into an ominous-looking alleyway, or turn on a light in the dark because somebody’s going to grab my hand.  Not to brag or anything, but I’m pretty much always one-step-ahead enough to yell “Don’t go in there, dipshit!” or “You’re going to die!” or “Run, Stupid!”

In real life?  Risking sounding like an old, unadventurous tsk-tsking asshole, I’ll just say that I haven’t always made the smartest decisions regarding personal safety.  Here, look.

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This is my friend Julie and me in New Orleans at a graveyard.  We’d recently read Interview with a Vampire and were enthralled.  We were also drunk.  Drunk enough that it seemed like a good idea to hang out in a graveyard at 2am and wait for Louis de Pointe du Lac (or one of his friends because this was before Lestat got cool) to grant us eternal life.

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We drank, and waited for them to come.

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Eventually, we had to pee.

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We had a pretty intense debate on how to go about peeing respectfully in a cemetery.  We wanted to invite the un-dead, not disturb or disrespect the resting-dead.  Luckily, Julie came up with a brilliant solution.

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Peeing in the street and not near any graves was brilliant.  Feel free to file that nugget away for when you need it.  You can thank me later.

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Some might say that peeing in the street actually saved our young lives.

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Luckily, the vampires knew that we’d have amazing children one day, spared us and instead struck out to fulfill their hunger with criminals and rodents.  As it should be, really.

*Note:  It may be question 47 because I noticed earlier that Josie completely skipped question seven which means there are a total of 49.  Whatever, it’s labeled as 48.


  • The Insomniac's Dream - I <3 you so fucking hard right now. Like, I'm totes in love. I wanna ask you to be my Valentine, and marry you sort of falling in love.

    I laughed so fucking hard.

    Your vampires are hot.

    You are funny.

    Love.February 14, 2013 – 1:01 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Awe, does that mean we’re Valentines now? MWAH!February 14, 2013 – 1:04 amReplyCancel

  • The Insomniac's Dream - I have to leave another comment to check the notify me of followup comments box.

    Again, I loved this.February 14, 2013 – 1:03 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Notify this. Love you hard right back. TOLD you that I thought of you this whole post. BUT it’s still 100% dedicated to my friend Julie who was there, if she reads this, cause this shit actually happened! For real!February 14, 2013 – 1:10 amReplyCancel

  • Andy G. - Congratulations! You’ve written a more stirring vampire narrative than Stephanie Meyer could ever dream of.

    And this whole time, I thought vampires had a pee fetish. Shows what I know.February 14, 2013 – 6:58 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Andy,
      I wouldn’t have thought they’d be turned off by us peeing in the street, either. Shows what I know.February 14, 2013 – 8:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Julie - You forgot the cross-legged and rather urgent debate on where to pee. We didn’t want to disturb/wake/”piss-off” the regular dead, just the un-dead! Luckily Chris was with us too. Thx-February 14, 2013 – 7:22 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Julie! I know…I tried to figure out a way to put that in there without it getting too long and then just gave up as I was at my mental limit for drawings in a post 😉February 14, 2013 – 8:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Josie Bisett - Hahahaha! You are awesome! And I can just picture it, you and your mate squatting and peeing in a graveyard! I wonder just how many vampire close calls I’ve had in the past……. The hubs came up with the idea of answering them one at a time – which I thought was super cool, but we went with the kid interview instead! Man you could get sooooo much mileage out of this if you keep going! You and your pics rock. Love it!!!February 14, 2013 – 8:36 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Josie, I love the kid interview idea! That turned out perfectly and SO CUTE!February 14, 2013 – 8:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Roshni - hahahhahah!!! That was awesome in a creepy way!! Totally hate the idea of scary movies too!February 14, 2013 – 8:42 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Roshni, glad I’m not alone with preferring funny to scary these days. Thanks for the comment.February 14, 2013 – 8:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Henriette - Girl, EPIC! So…Classy! 🙂February 14, 2013 – 9:02 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Yes, I can be quite classy. Go figure.February 14, 2013 – 8:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily - Don’t you love those crazy times in our youth when we did/said the dumbest things…although in this case, I wouldn’t call it dumb — I’d call it brave! I’m waaay too freaked out to go into a graveyard at night, probably because I did see lots of scary movies when I was a young chick. As for the peeing part, well that’s just plain hilarious!February 14, 2013 – 1:48 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Emily,
      You are so nice. I think I’d still just call it dumb but I felt really cool for the 10 seconds I’d convinced myself that it was bravery.February 14, 2013 – 8:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Rachel - You know what’s really scary? When you remind me that my daughter will someday be a teenager and do exactly this with her time! I LOVE that you ignored the rest of the questions. When I got tagged with this one, I just said “no” and then felt horrible about it and prayed that my friend would still love me anyway (still worried)! Way to make it work for you. And I love that your friend had her kids answer the questions. That’s very creative.February 14, 2013 – 2:22 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Rachel,
      First, I’m sure your friend loves you anyway (you are quite lovable you know). Second, hopefully your daughter will be much smarter and more classy than I was. She’s got a pretty good shot at that, I’d say.February 14, 2013 – 8:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Kerri - And still friends after all these years. Who knew that vampires and pee would be a bonding experience. You crack me up! And congrats on making the top 50. You totally deserved the top 10 🙂February 15, 2013 – 10:28 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Vampires and pee combines is the ULTIMATE bonding experience! 😀
      And you’re so sweet about the top 10…<3February 15, 2013 – 6:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Kate Hall - LOL! I love how you took her list and did this. You and Josie are both so creative and innovative! Way to go! I always love your drawings. So fun!February 15, 2013 – 4:16 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks, Kate! 50 (or 49) questions seemed like a lot. I’m pretty sure nobody cares where I was born. I’m going to pick a few more though I think because doing it this way was fun.February 15, 2013 – 6:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Joy - This is insane! Hahaha! Love it!February 17, 2013 – 4:16 amReplyCancel

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