Thursday, 26 April 2012

7 Question Thursday!! Get To Know Us A Little Better! #1

We found the 7 Question Linkup on Gentri Lee's lovely blog - through Adventures in Mediocrity, another newly found blog we are loving, so we really took the long way around on this one!!

Anyway, so we are going to try to answer the questions every Thursday, for a bit of fun and so you can get to know us a little better. Okay? Okay!!

We have to put up a funny photo each week with it, so for your viewing pleasure:

How do we feel about each other right now? Haha!
7 Questions:

1. You are stuck somewhere you really don't want to be, do you- walk home, call a friend, or stick it out?
L: I would get the heck out of there!! I'm as lazy as they come, but I'd much rather walk home than stick it out, and no doubt Sarah would be with me so I wouldn't really call anyone else... no doubt, whether S was there or not I'd make up something bad happening - friend just got dumped and I have to console her, someone got tapped by a car and is in the hospital (I prefer 'tapped' to 'hit' because I feel less like I'm tempting fate!), locked out of the house and have to meet S with the keys... I'm a master at avoidance and getting out of things I don't want to do. If I know about it in advance, a lot of the time I just sulk, stamp my feet and get out of it before it happens - I must be a joy to live with! 

S: Always, always, always get out of there - I have no doubt that I would rather walk out of a situation than stick it out and the only reason I would call a friend is to find the quickest way out :) Laura learned her Master avoidance technique from me, I have been known to 'disappear' from parties where I'm uncomfortable and setting an alarm that sounds like someone's calling is my best trick yet!

2. Do you like to PLAY sports?

L: Short answer is no. Long answer is.... still no. Growing up I swam, played soccer and softball - but I wasn't great, and I've never really enjoyed it. However, I quite like a bit of skiing/snowboarding in the winter, but only when we go home to Idaho, at Brundage Mountain! 

Rebecca with her medal haul!
S: Not really - far too much effort for not much gain. I enjoy sports for fun and can play almost everything but I don't have the commitment to get back to 'play'-ing sport. My sporting moment of glory to this day- qualifying for an Olympic trial spot by winning 3 gold medals in a swim meet and on the podium receiving my 3rd medal saying I was quitting the sport- I was 13 and it felt so good, my coach and parents were devastated. Having spent 5 years swimming 6 days a week - 5am starts and 9pm finishes I look back and still think it was the best thing I could have done. (However watching my team mate Rebecca Cooke compete at the Olympic's was a proud moment).

3. Everyone has that one "different" song that they secretly love- what's yours?

L: Oh, I love SO many ridiculously embarrassing songs. My little brother and I used to blast the most ridiculous music we could find while driving around town - think 'I Touch Myself' while waiting in line at a Drive Thru, or the Mexican music station pumping out of Mum's old mini van (we are both white and pasty, it is still hilarious to think about, like 8 years later!) - my favourite ridiculous song for years has been 'Make It Rain' by Fat Joe Ft. Lil' Wayne. Because I'm hood. Seriously though, whatever happened to Fat Joe?

My fav person in this music video by far is the gangsta holding Fat Joe's umbrella. It's SO hard to look cool holding an umbrella!!

S: 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' from Mary Poppins - there are a couple of reasons 1) you can't fail to smile at this song (unless you dislike musicals, in which case boooo!) 2) after one verse you can suddenly spell the longest word EVER in song! Whenever I'm about to present in a meeting or when I used train a group I used to listen to the song on repeat until I felt less tense and used it as a way of 'limbering' up my voice, so yep that would be my song choice.

4. What is one thing you feel you are really good at?
L: I like to think I'm pretty good at correcting spelling and grammar. I know as you all are reading this, you are groaning, because everybody hates 'Grammar Nazis' - but come on, if it weren't for us, the written word would have depleted into 'text speak' by now. Nightmare! I'm also good at singing, remembering all the lyrics to songs, and I'm getting increasingly better at cooking/baking. I still fail at cleaning though. And apparently sticking to question restrictions on the number of things I can be good at. 

S: As I'm writing this, I have changed my mind at least a dozen times- not because I have that many choices but because I judge things I'm really good at differently depending on the time of the day, my level of tiredness, what's gone on recently- but to answer the question, I'll go with 'quick-thinking / thinking on my feet'. I'm the go to girl if you need an excuse, an explanation, a different way of saying something etc, it comes in handy in more ways than I'll list here, but lets just say i'm rarely stuck for something to say!

5. A dog is running in your direction and barking loudly- what do you do?

L: It depends on the size of the dog. I love dogs so so so much, but a big dog running and barking, I'd be out of there!! And a smaller dog, I'd probably think how annoying small dogs are and keep walking. 

S: I am sooooooo desperate for a dog so any chance to I get to play with one I take, I just hope the bark is a happy one and not an aggressive one!

Sarah and our friend Jess's baby, Zeke - he loooooves Sarah!!
6. Star gazing or cloud watching?
L: Star gazing fo' sho'!! It's so romantic! I love pretending I know different constellations - did you know that every set of stars makes something that looks like the Big Dipper? 

S: I cloud watch A LOT more trying to work out where the sun is hiding- if I could out run/drive clouds I would! However star-gazing fascinates me - seeing Venus hanging out with the moon always impresses me and I like the fact that you can see the moon from wherever you are in the world! 

7. What time of the day do you feel the most productive?
L: I know its writes off the next day, but I work at super human speed between 1 and 3 am!! I love staying up that late accomplishing things I didn't really need to do haha. During the work day, I'm most productive weirdly right after lunch. Until about 3:30, when I freak out at how slow the afternoon is going! 

S: Any time I have just had a Diet Coke - my first is just after 11am - you'll get a good 2 hours of productivity until lunch distracts me. Technically it's easier to measure the other way - I am less productive between 9 - 10am (that's waking up time) and then 2 - 3 pm (thats when I would ideally have an afternoon nap)! Most days I'm get up and go though, and Laura thinks my need to be 'productive' is tiring :)
Hope you got to know us a little better!! :)

Lots of love, 
Laura & Sarah xo


  1. I love this post! I like personal posts where I can get to know you both better :)

  2. You girls are AWESOME! Loved your answers! :D

  3. "I Touch Myself"!!! I love that song! I almost sang it in the high school talent show (accompanied with a ukulele) but they censored me! Damn small town minds! Love this!

  4. I (Steph) secretly love "I Touch Myself" as well! Love this post!!


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