Reining in the responses

20 Apr

By the time you read this I will be on my way to NYC for my good friend’s bachelorette party. She is getting married in St. John the first weekend of June. I can’t wait to stand beside her on her big day! And I also can’t wait for some fun in the city tonight!

Thanks to everyone who asked me something yesterday. I honestly had no idea what I was going to write about for my R post if I only got crickets. I might have written about something serious like rabies (it’s not a joke, y’all) or maybe something fun like rock concerts. Luckily, you don’t have to find out. I picked one or two questions from each person. I’ll save the others for a rainy day 🙂

On with it…

Do you have the rest of your A to Z posts planned?
Do you think you’ll do this again next year?
I do not have the rest of my A to Z posts planned. I did have many for this week done ahead of time, which I completed during my hibernation day. I haven’t had that leisure so far to do it again for the rest. Whether or not I do it next year will depend on what is happening in my life. It was interesting to start the  A to Z Challenge so soon after starting blogging in general. I guess it forced me to jump in with both feet!


Eugene from Uttley’s Take:
Would you rather marry someone rich just for their money, or live in the streets with someone you truly love?
I wouldn’t marry someone rich just for their money and the person I love wouldn’t allow us to live on the streets. I learned from being with someone before who didn’t work hard, that the person I will be happy with does what they can to support themselves and their loved ones. I don’t care if he is bagging groceries or sweeping streets, as long as he is doing something to show he wants to support his family.


Dee from DeeCoded:
How did you get popular?
I definitely would not say I am popular. I am blessed to have amazing family and friends in my life. Since I started blogging I have felt lucky to connect with fellow bloggers- like you!! I was joking yesterday that I was obviously popular because of the Liebsters. I have a sarcastic sense of humor sometimes that apparently I need to work on coming across the right way in print 🙂


Bhavya from Just Another Blog:
Favorite quote?
Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. -Palmer Sondreal


JCC from Rogue Mission:
What is your favorite chemical?
My “favorite” chemical is whatever mixture is used to keep my hair looking like I have a lower IQ. Only kidding, I don’t have a favorite chemical but I do love that people were smart enough to find a way to keep me blonde.


Ghadeer from Spill beans:
What would you do differently if all your actions were anonymous?
This is a tough one! If all my actions were anonymous, I would definitely find a way to make money not an issue. I would then think it would be fun to take care of all my loved ones financial issues without them knowing who did it!


Shay from Trashy Blog:
What’s your biggest dream, the thing that you most want to accomplish (that you haven’t yet)?
I am not ready for children yet, but I definitely want to be a mom. This is one thing I really hope I am able to accomplish- bringing someone into the world and (hopefully) raising them to reach their potential. I also want to travel as much as possible.


Lori from The Next Step:
Where is the best/worst place you ever lived?  
I think the best place I ever lived was the house I spent my middle and high school years in. My parents built a Colonial with a farmer’s porch, big back deck and huge back yard. It had a room above the garage just for us to hang out in. It is definitely my dream house now. The worst place I ever lived was actually with my friend who just visited. She and I spent a while in this disgusting apartment. No matter how often we cleaned and bleached the place from top to bottom, there were always roaches climbing everywhere. Our neighbors were so gross that they came in from their place. It was brutal! And in Florida, so they came in droves. Yuck! Luckily, we can laugh about it now.


What’s your favorite meal? If you could have lunch with a famous person, who would it be?
My mom makes the best spaghetti. I would probably have Oprah come to her house for dinner and hope that she brought all of her favorite things to share with us!


Would you rather be rich or just well off?
I would rather be comfortable. I would like to be able to pay my bills, have a healthy savings and still be able to go out to whatever dinner I want, go on trips when I want and buy the things I want. Comfortable would be enough for me!


Which of your blog posts has received the most views? What advice would you give to a new blogger?
My post Wrap the Fat received the post page views. This is probably because Melissa, the girl who sells the product, shared the post on her Facebook page. The second most viewed was Justifying Hibernation. I am hoping that one is because so many people need their “me time” like I do! As far as advice to new bloggers, seeing as how I am only just over a month into blogging myself, I consider myself as new as you can get! I have been having fun, visiting other blogs and making this about becoming part of a community and enjoying my writing instead of worrying about page views and numbers. It has worked for me for now!


Mina from Mina Burrows:
What is your favorite thing to make for dinner?
I’m told I make a really good lasagna. I love cooking for other people. I live alone so unless someone is here, I tend to eat cereal for dinner though!


What is your favorite drink?
I am addicted to Diet Coke. I’ll order a Stella at most bars, Sauvignon Blanc when I want a white, Malbec when I need a red and Absolut and water with lemons when I am having a big night 🙂


Dana at Kiss My List:
Do you put the drinking glasses in your cabinets upright or upside down?
Definitely upside down!


Please check out all these amazing blogs. Thanks so much for helping me out, friends!
Today was Day Eighteen (or Day R) of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
Hoping you’ll follow me on Bloglovin or Twitter!  New friends make me happy!

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24 Responses to “Reining in the responses”

  1. Sheethal Susan Jacob April 20, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    I loved the way you tackled this R post. But sad i couldn’t ask you a question. Missed out your last day’s post.

    • Another Clean Slate April 20, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      You are welcome to ask a question on yesterday’s post! I will add it to the list of leftovers I am using for a rainy day 🙂

  2. The Next Step April 20, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Yay! You used my question! My self-esteem can breathe again. 🙂

    I try to put my drinking glasses alternating one up, one down – so they fit better. But Hubs complains about “tasting” the wood on the ones that are upside down, so now they all go up. 😦 One of the compromises about living with someone – you don’t always get to put dishes away the way you want.

    • Another Clean Slate April 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      I didn’t want you to have a complex.

      Hopefully he at least helps put the dishes away if he is dictating their placement!

  3. Dana April 20, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Upside down? Hmm, I’m a right side up gal. Have a great time in NYC – be good 😉

    • Another Clean Slate April 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      I’m always good 🙂 Opposites make the world go round… or something like that!

  4. Ashlee April 20, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Funny – I have a friend of a friend who’s celebrating her bachelorette weekend here in NYC and has friends coming in…but I think they’re all from Texas, not Boston. Regardless…have fun!

    • Another Clean Slate April 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      Ohhh… we didn’t run into any Texan bachelorettes. Plenty of others though!

  5. dee April 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Haha thanks for answering my question. I was trying to stump you. 🙂


  6. pnkheelspnktrk April 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    If you continue to keep your blog about your content and not get caught up in the numbers, you will have a very successful blogging experience. 🙂 Happy Saturday!!

  7. Kimberly H. Smith April 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I enjoyed participating. Thanks for your answers. Love your answer to Spill Beans about taking care of your loved ones financially while being anonymous. Enjoy your trip!

  8. JulieYouJest April 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    Have a great time in NYC!

  9. Jean Heff April 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    I am sorry to say that I put the glasses in right side up. Sorry, I’ll have to stop following your blog now. 😉 Hope you’re having a great time in NYC.

  10. Shay April 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Your answers were great, and I love the way you set this up so that we also had a list of cool blogs to check out! (And thanks for including mine, by the way!)

  11. T. A. Woods April 21, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    What a fun way to get through an A to Z question! I’m doing the challenge too, but I’m finding it a challenge to keep up. I’ve done better than I had thought I would, so that’s an an achievement in itself. I didn’t plan mine, but I did think about it. I guess I have to wing it. Maybe next year I’ll plan beforehand.

  12. Brandy Robertson April 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    What a clever idea – Questions from readers for Q and Responses to their questions for R. I popped by because I follow Scribblings and saw that you were her nominator for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    Cheers from Brandy at

    • Another Clean Slate April 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

      I thought it was slightly cheating- oops! I will stop by your spot, too! Thanks!

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