15 July 2013



 {Funny Story: I wanted to go on an evening adventure, so Angel took me to the "nature center" in our town that we heard of for the first time a few weeks ago. Just as we were beginning to walk up the trail, a lady driving by yelled at us, "Not a good idea!!" We have no idea what she meant. We wandered a little farther, but there were mosquitoes, and we decided to return for further adventuring not during mosquito season.}
All but one of these questions I've actually been asked, either in real life or on the blog. If you have a question to add, ask in the comments, otherwise, enjoy this random collection of info.

Questions I've really been asked:
How much do you weigh?
(This was asked by an 85 year old regular client of mine who comes in every week for her shampoo and set, which makes it slightly more forgiveable. She startled the truth out of me, but for the rest of you:) None of your business!
How many languages do you speak? 
Fluently, only one, English. I am awesome at English. I speak Spanish and Mandarin Chinese at probably an equally conversational level, but I can read a lot more in Spanish than I can in Chinese (obviously, the shared alphabet helps). I read katakana and hiragana as far as pronouncing the words, but I understand almost nothing of Japanese. I understand quite a bit of Bahasa but I'm extremely rusty as far as coming up with any sentences of my own accord. (Clearly, I've taken a 'jack of all trades and master of none' approach to linguistics. That's what happens when you don't start learning any foreign languages till your late teens). Angel is fluent and educated in both Spanish and English, but knows no Mandarin, despite my best efforts to teach him.
Do you regret getting married at a young age?
Umm, no. My parents told us a long time ago that we could get married whenever we wanted or wait for them to come and be present at the wedding if we wanted to get married in 2014. Obviously, we didn't choose 2014, and I have no regrets about not choosing 2014--just look at all the marriage I would have missed out on! I've done just about everything in my life at a "young age" (seeing as I'm not yet 22), and I strongly believe that young people should never believe that they "can't" accomplish something just because they are young. Besides, I'll still be in my 30s when we celebrate our 20th anniversary, and think that's fun!
Are you a vegetarian?
(asked by workmates who see the salads, fruits, oatmeal, and frozen veggies Angel and I consistently eat for lunch) No. Angel eats healthy lunches as an exercise in self-control. I, especially lately, seem to have a sensitive stomach so I just try to eat things that I know I can literally feel good about eating. No, neither of us are on any particular diet but we do aim for a fairly healthy, natural, fresh fruit and veggie-filled style of eating.
Why is your cat named Morphine?
I have to admit, it sounds ridiculous when Angel is standing out in the field, calling "Morphine! Morphine!" when he wants to find the cat. If you couldn't tell, I'm not really a person who enjoys doing normal stuff, like, say, naming a pet "Fluffy." We decided from our first cat, that we would name all future pets using terms from Angel's knowledge of medical words. So far, we've had Amoxicillin (Moxi), Penicillin (Penny), Clindamycin, Piperacillin-tazobactam, Narcan, and Morphine. And in a geeky way, we're proud of ourselves because Narcan is the medical antidote to Morphine.
What camera do you use?
(hahaha, okay guys, this one is suppose to be a joke, there's no way anyone asked me this, it's just that I always see this question on blog FAQs so I had to include it) My beloved brother-in-law and sister-in-law gave us a point-and-shoot camera for Christmas last year. It's 16 megapixels crushed my 2008 era 8 megapixel camera, so now we use that one.  
What made you decide to go to beauty school?
I don't talk about this. Let's just say it's all been a learning experience.
How many siblings do you have?
 I have five sisters and one brother, Angel has two brothers. We're both eldest children--Angel ended up with a sister-in-law 23 years younger than him (my baby sister Sarah) which I find kind of hilarious.  

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Megan said...

You are too funny, great blog girl!

Moonofsilver said...

I love you you asked two questions and then refused to Anwser them. Hah!! :)

Susannah said...

Thanks for sharing these. :-)

Anonymous said...

That color is so cute on you! Very summer like!

Suzzie Vehrs said...

how old were you when you got married. I got married when I was 22 and people tell me that is young, but if I met zac sooner, I would cherish those extra days together. I really like the bright red dress by the way. where did you get it?

Unknown said...

It's interesting that many couples are the same child order in their families. You guys are both oldest. My husband and I are both second to youngest. His brother and sister in law are both oldest and his parents are both youngest. I fully agree with you about not regretting getting married young. I was 21 when we got married, and if we had waited we would have missed out on so much together.

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Wow, you come from a big family! It's always nice to get to know a blogger a little more. And that dress is fantastic :)



Southern (California) Belle

Being Reese 2 said...

Love the dress! And the fact that you guys named your cat Morphine--awesome. If James weren't allergic to cats (which I suspect is a complete lie anyway) I could see him doing something like that.

Unknown said...

Hi, I just finished reading your whole blog and found it pretty funny. It's probably my favorite now! All the other blogs I read are serious and now I can't read them without wondering why they won't just lighten up.

Anyway, so I have a lot of questions. Did you find the green pants? Are your parents missionaries? Will they be home for good in 2014? Do you plan to get a job as a hair stylist after beauty school? Are you sure your mother is Irish (because she looks totally Asian)? This has been bothering me. She looks just like my Korean brother in law's mother. How does Angel's family pronounce his name? Because when I started reading this blog I pronounced in Ahn-hel in my mind. Like the golfer Angel Cabrera. Have you ever seen a ghost? This is my icebreaker question. You get some very unusual answers with that one. Since you are Christians you probably don't believe in them. I don't think I do but I wanted to ask you this because your pictures have a lot of "orbs" in them. I think those are just dust specks but some people believe they are disembodied spirits. OoooOoooo! Have you ever experienced anything strange or unexplainable in that old house?

Sorry to bombard you like this but I had a lot to ask after reading two years of posts in a few days. I'm not a stalker like the devozine guy. By the way, can you think of any explanation at all for how that Devozine guy knew you?

Unknown said...

Oh, I forgot one. What would you do if there was a tornado warning? You would have to go in the basement, wouldn't you?

Tarana Khan said...

This is such a good idea! I am so jealous that you'll be celebrating your 20th anniversary at such a young age! Thanks for stopping by my blog too. Oh, and my question: Do you (or can you) do your own haircut?!

Courtney B said...

That dress is perfection on you!
I am in awe of all the languages you understand. What a GIFT!

Anonymous said...

I love that outfit! You look so pretty!

Rachel said...

Oh wow, that is a lot of questions! First: an update on the green pants issue will be coming soon. My Dad's job has been located in Malaysia for the past 9 years and they hope to be able to stay for many more years after that. I do plan to work in a salon once I graduate, as least for a while.
My Mom is definitely Irish but I agree, she doesn't look it. She blends in very well in Malaysia. I pronounced Angel in English, and so do Angel's brothers. His parents primarily speak to him in Spanish, so they use the Spanish pronunciation of his name.
We do live in an old house in the middle of farming country, there's dirt everywhere, and when it's sunny you can see the dust that gets in our house because we leave the windows open in the summer! :) I've never seen a ghost and I really don't believe in ghosts precisely though of course I do believe that angels and demons exist.

And so far we haven't had a tornado warning since we've been living in that house. Hopefully it will stay that way!

Thanks so much for reading! It's always fun when new people start stumbling across your blog. Do you have a blog?

Anna said...

of course, I love your medically inspired pet names. :) Next one, I vote for lorazepam! Pam for short? (with a bonus of romazicon as the antidote)

Cramer Coffee and Jesus said...

seriously loving that dress in the top pic! you totally pull it off.
and a cat named Morphine. ha! imagine asking a neighbor "ummm excuse me, have you seen my sweet little Morphine??"

Kelsey Eaton said...

This was really fun! Now I'm wondering what your incredibly hard to pronounce last name is.