Answer Me This: Well, *That* Didn’t Last Long


It figures that just when I found a new link-up I liked, it’s being retired. This is what I feel like when my favorite beauty products get discontinued. (I am creature of habit, so that happens more often than you might think.) Here goes nothing!

1. What is your favorite picture book?

I love almost anything with beautiful art. Simcha recommended a book with lovely drawings of the Holy Family a while ago; I tucked that post away for future children (and/or my godson). I also adored The Sign of the Seahorse, which probably foreshadowing my love of Finding Nemo.

2. Are you a boycotter?

No. I don’t doubt the efficacy of boycotts when properly organized and carried out on a wide scale. I think there are some retired bus drivers from Montgomery who would agree with me, if perhaps begrudgingly, still. Nowadays, I don’t think people care about much enough to suffer all that a boycott entails. The Montgomery bus boycotters had to walk for miles in the heat to stand up (literally) for what they believed in. I don’t know many people in the U.S. today who would willingly suffer that much to make a point, even if the point they’re making is as critical as that was. It’s the paradox of the Cross: to win greatly, we must suffer greatly.

3. How do you feel about cheese?

Yum! My heart breaks for the lactose intolerant who can’t enjoy a good pizza (or even a bad pizza). I will eat American slices in sandwiches because it’s easy and it keeps, but my favorites are provolone, Colby Jack, and sometimes pepper jack on turkey sandwich. Mmm.

I used to think there was no such thing as too much cheese, but then I found that I don’t really like cheese enchiladas, which are stuffed with cheese by definition. It’s so rich that I can’t appreciate the cheesiness. #cheeseproblems

4. How many pairs of sunglasses do you own?

I own exactly one pair of sunglasses. Until about two years ago, I owned zero pairs. Living in Austin, Texas, convinced me that I was becoming a danger to myself and others by ducking beneath the visor while driving. I wear glasses all the time (never contacts), so I knew prescription sunglasses would be expensive, but they are absolutely worth it. They’re Wayfarers, so they look classic and stylish, and I can see! I’ve even perfected taking them off, taking my regular glasses out of the case, putting my sunglasses in the case, and putting my regular glasses on—while walking. I’m so fancy, you already know.


An installment of WIWS from May.

5. How long has it been since you went to the dentist?

Yeesh! It’s been way too long, especially considering that my father was a dental tech when he was in the Air Force. It’s been more than a year. In my defense, when I was unemployed and had time to go, I couldn’t afford it and didn’t have any health insurance. Now that I have a job again, I don’t have any time off, and my health insurance doesn’t include dental. Maybe I should add that now during open enrollment. I’m coming up on my official 1-year date, so I’ll have vacation time, finally.

When I was a kid, I remember having Dentist Day at school (which was probably not actually called that), when they sent in a dentist to talk about oral health. He said that often, people in their 20s get caught up in other things they need to do or buy and forget to go to the dentist. Then when they do turn up, their teeth are terrible and they are stunned at the work that needs to be done and how much it costs.

I really hope that story doesn’t turn into my life.

6. If you could visit any religious site in the world, where would you go?

Only one? It would be nice to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. I used to live in Europe, but I never made it to Rome. I wasn’t in a very solid place in my religious life, though, so perhaps that was for the best. And now the Sposi Novelli visit can be that much more meaningful, God willing! ;)

Check out Kendra’s answers and more at Catholic All Year.

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