Gimme five

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sarah @ Ordinary Days posted this nifty little interview meme, so I'm jumping on the bandwagon. Here are the rules: Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.” I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions. If you don’t have a valid email address on your blog, please provide one. You will update your blog with a post containing your answers to the questions. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Here are my questions from Sarah:

1) Sawyer and Beckett make me think of Tom Sawyer and his girlfriend Becky. Does this have anything to do with how you chose the names? If not, what DID make you choose them? I actually didn't know he had a girlfriend named Becky! That's pretty sweet, though. Now I can pretend that's why we chose those names. ;) One of my jokes when I was pregnant (although not really a joke, because I actually considered doing it) was telling people we were naming the baby Finley, Finn for short. So then we'd have Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Heh. I scratched Finley off the list when I noticed that more and more people were using it on girls. Then I found out there were people who used Sawyer on girls and I was really pissed. NOT COOL, people. Not cool or trendy at all.

Really though, Sawyer's name came about because it's a tradition in DH's family for the males to have a 6-letter S name, paired with a 6-letter A name for a middle name. We picked Sawyer mainly just because we liked it, and because it was pretty unique at the time. Then those assholes at ABC came out with Lost and now we will forever be asked if he is named after it. NO. His middle name is Andrew, which is DH's middle name as well as my brother's first name.

Beckett's name was a little harder. We considered continuing the SA trend, and had picked out Samson Archer. Then I decided that if we had more kids and any were boys, I didn't like any other 6-letter S names enough to use them. So we stopped the tradition at one. DH was trying to help me come up with names and he couldn't think of any. So, me being the wonderful wife I am, decided to let him "help" in another way. I started looked through cast lists from his two favorite shows, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. Beckett was the last name of a doctor on Atlantis, and I fell in love with it. His middle name is Avery, picked simply because I like it. :)

2)Tattoos, huh? What and where and why? I have two so far, and plans for seven more, as soon as time and money allow. Funny story about my tattoos, actually. I went 22 years without getting a single drop of ink in my skin, and then got my first two a day apart. Nothing like jumping in with both feet, eh?

My first one is a birth goddess symbol on my left forearm. I got it June 18th of this year. Here's a picture. It's pretty self-explanatory, I guess. Childbirth is such a sacred and passionate thing to me. I wanted my experience with it to be permanent, and I wanted it in a place that people would ask about it and I could tell them my story. Giving birth to Beckett at home was the most life-changing experience I've ever had, and I love sharing it with everyone. I have plans to add some traditional Japanese waves around it and maybe a little color. It's definitely not finished yet.

The very next day, my mom and I went and got matching tattoos together. We got a phoenix, to symbolize our rising up together. She and my dad were going through hard times and she needed something to show that she was strong and her own person. I did it with her as a sign of my friendship to her. It was fun, and I know all the mod snobs out there say you should never get matching tattoos with anyone, but I don't care. My little sister has plans to get the same tattoos when she turns 18.

The ones I have planned are pretty intricate and I'm dying to get started on them. I have a shoulder piece, back piece, foot, wrist and inner bicep planned. But I learned from my first experience that you should spend a little time picking your artist and learning about how to care for a tattoo before just running out to get one, so I'm holding off on it for now. Do you hear me, kids? If you don't want a shit tattoo, DO YOUR RESEARCH! Both of mine need touched up badly because I was stupid about it.

3)Describe your first crush. Oh, Lord. I have no clue who that would have been! I was a very crushy little girl. Besides, the only one that really matters is the one I had starting in 7th grade -- my husband. :) We played on the tennis team together, and he came to help out at the junior high sometimes (he was in high school at that point). Every single girl on the team had a crush on him, and a couple of them dated him. And yes, I have several of them added on Myspace just so I can rub it in that he's MINE now.

4)What is the biggest difference between you and your husband? Hmm. We are pretty damn similar. But I think probably the biggest difference are our political views. We aren't terribly different, but enough that I know we probably shouldn't discuss politics if we want to go to bed happy (unless make-up sex is the goal, of course). I will admit that he knows a lot more about the issues than I do though, so more often than not he ends up teaching me something.

Oh, and our taste in food couldn't be more opposite. I'm extremely picky -- hate most vegetables, like things plain, no frills. DH, on the other hand, would eat absolutely anything. This man will make a sandwich containing bologna, cheese, mustard and peanut butter because "the peanut butter makes it more filling." I do not lie.

5)Let's say there is a terrible accident and you die tonight. What embarrassing things will people find that you didn't have a chance to hide or destroy? Lets just say I would be forever mocked. I am horrible at keeping things picked up. So anyone who came into my house would have plenty to laugh at. The soda can graveyard on my desk, the leaning tower of used breast pads on my night stand, and the very worst of them all -- the giant hair sculpture currently residing in the shower drain.

Anyone who has kids knows that post-partum hormones make your hair fall out. And if you have long hair (or hell, mine is short now and I still do it), you probably do like I do and stick the stray strands on the wall of the shower and then ball them up and toss them in the drain, right? Right?? I try to remember to clean it out after every shower but I forget. A lot. DH hates it.

Wow, that's really embarrassing. I hope you're happy, Sarah! :P

Blogged by Making A Modern Family at 11:26 PM  


Allison said...

Interview me!

also, I love love LOVE that birth tattoo... I would love to get something like that, but since I had c/sections... eh, doesn't really fit, sad to say. But it is so cool.

Fri Sep 14, 12:15:00 AM EDT

Sara said...

Ooooh, interview me.

You should post pictures of your tattoos. I have 4 myself and have a backpiece planned for that day in the distant future when I am finished being pregnant and breastfeeding and off the bloodthinners.

Fri Sep 14, 01:02:00 AM EDT

renee said...

you probably do like I do and stick the stray strands on the wall of the shower and then ball them up and toss them in the drain, right? Right?? I try to remember to clean it out after every shower but I forget

I've never heard of that!

I really love your tats & future ideas for more.

Fri Sep 14, 02:40:00 AM EDT

louann said...

I liked reading this =) A few more new things to get to know you better =)

Fri Sep 14, 03:32:00 AM EDT


You aren't alone.I do the hair thing too! Thanks for answering the questions. :)

Fri Sep 14, 07:36:00 AM EDT

Jaclyn said...

You can interview me if you want. :P

I think the funniest thing was the answer to your last question. I literally snickered because I do the exact same things. Derek gets so annoyed when I forget to throw out the glob of hair in the shower or don't throw my used breast pads away. He also hates when I throw them at the trash can across the room, miss, and let it sit there haha. :x

Fri Sep 14, 09:52:00 AM EDT

MomSmoo said...

Interview me. =)

Fri Sep 14, 11:58:00 AM EDT

Maria Williams said...

Oh my gosh, Alicia!!! I'm seriously laughing so hard I'm crying right now! The hair thing...sooooo guilty right here! It drives John Paul absolutely crazy! I usually just read and enjoy your blogs, but I HAD to comment on this one. I needed the giggle...thanks!

Fri Sep 14, 02:54:00 PM EDT

jayna said...

Ah! And here my DH had me convinced I was the only crazy person out there who did that with their hair in the shower. I'm fond of leaving it there just to piss him off (tit for tat with his toothpaste all over the mirror) :-)

Interview me!

Fri Sep 14, 09:18:00 PM EDT

Melban said...

interview me

Fri Sep 14, 10:13:00 PM EDT

Melban said...

1. I love that you picked Beckett's name from one of my shows. Good because it was very cool and better because now I can't forget his name.

B. I love your two tattoos. You think I don't but I do. The phoenix is too cool and the birth goddess is to dang original to not love.

3c. I'm so glad you picked me I'd have been so miserable with those other stupid tennis girls. To be honest I had a crush on you since we went to Corpus that summer.

IV. I have to say that other than you sister I've never met someone so picky when it comes to food. This is coming from the guy that eats hotdogs out of the package, leftovers from last week and ever spare fry of his co-workers plates at lunch. Also we are so much alike that it scares you sometimes. This would be the 10 times a day when we goto do the exact same thing or say the same thing at the same time constantly. As far as your politics go you are still learning and I know this.

End-1. God forbid something ever happen to you but if that does ever happen my first order of business is this. To pay respect to you will gather all breast pads from around the house and make one huge pile/tower on the kitchen counter so everyone walking into the house will get a good laugh.

Fri Sep 14, 10:36:00 PM EDT


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