vanity fair

I love Terroni, and not just because she has supplied me with a blog post, but because it’s apparently from Vanity Fair, and I also happen to love Annie Liebovitz.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Peace.  Being secure with my purpose in life, confidence in my ability to be a good person, mother, wife, friend etc… Knowing without a doubt that I’ve done the best I can and lived life to the fullest every possible moment.

2. What is your greatest fear?

Losing my resiliance at some point.

3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Worrying too much about things out of my control.

4. What is the trait that you most deplore in others?


5. What living person do you most admire?

Hmmm… that’s a tough one.  Anyone who has used their good fortune to love and help others.

6. What is your greatest extravagance?

Fresh flowers?  Although I haven’t partaken in a while.  Good food.

7. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


8. On what occasion do you lie?

When I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings and it isn’t necessary to be that honest.  Where a kind word is better than the whole truth.

9. What do you dislike most about your appearance?

My eyesight – sometimes I leave the house thinking I look great, I catch a glimpse of myself later and eh…. not so much.  I think mine eyes are playing tricks on me.

10. What living person do you most despise?

Oprah maybe.  She has way too much pull.  And isn’t very nice.

11. What words or phrases do you most overuse?

NICE.  I also clap and point a lot.

12. What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Evan for sure, I’m kind of amazed daily by how much I love that man.  Also, my love for my nephew and nieces kind of scares the crap out of me, if I love them that much, how the heck am I going to love my own kids?

13. When and where were you happiest?

As much as our trip to Bonnaroo a few years ago sucked (I’ll save that story for another time/place) there was one day, the day we got out and drove to Chattanooga and went to the acquarium and the combination of being free and doing something we loved together, then going back to Bonnaroo to see Radiohead live.  Might be one of my happiest times.

Also, the time I flew out to San Francisco to visit Sandra and we got lost for hours on Hwy 1 trying to find a trail head, but had one of the best conversations of my life, with one of my dearest friends in one of my favorite places.  It made me very happy.

14. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would stop worrying so much and just take the plunge, any plunge.  I would give up control and stop thinking everything has to be a plan.  I would have more confidence in myself.

15. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Throwing out all of my emotional junk and preconceptions and allowing myself to choose to love Evan.  Greatest decision I ever made.

16. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

Probably some sort of dog.

17. Where would you like to live?

Currently I want to move to Chelsea or Dexter Michigan.  I would love to live in San Francisco sometime.

18. What is your most treasured possession?

My engagement/wedding rings and my jewelry from my grandmothers.

19. What is your favorite occupation?

I love what I’m doing right now.  Working at a museum would be cool too though.

20. What is your most marked characteristic?

My compassion?  Planning prowessness?

21. What do you most value in your friends?


22. Who are your favorite writers?

Ann Patchett, James Frey, Rob Bell

23. Who is your favorite hero or heroine of fiction?

Anne of Green Gables

24. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Sarah – continuously laughing in God’s face and not embracing his power and faithfulness until I’m knocked on my butt by it.

25. What is it that you most dislike?

Repetitive voids.

People that don’t respect others.

25. What is your greatest regret?

I try not to ruminate on that.

26. How would you like to die?

In my sleep.  And very old.

27. What is your motto?

“It’s part of my charm”


4 Responses to “vanity fair”

  1. I happen to adore people who also clap and point a lot. No wonder we’re good friends 😉

  2. I just adore you. That’s all.

  3. mainlyclearskies Says:

    I love this! I think a lot of those answers I could use too – well, except for the Evan one. 🙂

  4. Terroni loves you too! 😉

    (and I’m with you on the Oprah thing)

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