Answer Me This! Beards and Other Scary Things

Linking with Haley this time for Answer Me This!

1. What’s the scariest thing that’s ever been in your yard?

Not much scary has been in my current yard. Probably this guy, I guess:


He really wasn’t that scary, but he was missing a leg and his tail. And I have a history with opossums.

Scariest thing ever was a drive-by shooter when we lived in North Carolina (oddly also part of the opossum back story). I guess not technically in my yard. But close enough, since two bullets came through the front wall of my house.

2. Beards. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

Thumbs definitely up.



I love the beard. Though I loved the bald too.



3. If stuff breaks, can you fix it?

Some stuff. I can manage a hammer, most small and some larger power tools, a needle and thread (or sewing machine), and crazy glue. However, beyond the sewing and gluing, I usually leave broken stuff to my husband these days.

4. What was your first car?

A Ford Escort I shared with my brother until he went away to college. Kind of like this one but grey and a few years older:

5. How often do you eat out?

Every other week to once a week. My husband and I go on date nights or we go out for a “family date night.” I have a great love of date nights. Also, I go out to dinner with Super Friend sometimes.

6. Why is your hair like that?

Because it’s thick and heavy. And because I don’t know how to do anything else with it. Or I’m too lazy to do anything else (example: I cannot commit to regular visits to the salon, so hair color and short cuts are out).



Heck, sometimes I can’t even manage that^^ and have to go for a bang-free variation.

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I didn’t have bangs until December. Prior to that my hair had been the same long-and-straight ‘do pretty consistently since I was about 16. Once in a while I’d try something new, but it was always either pretty awful or more trouble than it was worth.

So I always come back to the basic long and straight. The bangs have been my latest attempt at “something different,” and they seem to be manageable so far.

See more answers at Carrots for Michaelmas.

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3 thoughts on “Answer Me This! Beards and Other Scary Things

  1. Scariest thing in our yard – a black bear that almost got into our kitchen — tore down the screen and roman shade and knocked over the kitchen chairs at the table before giving up.
    No beards – hubby has never had one – we both prefer it that way.
    I can fix some things – have hung shelving, fixed minor broken hinges etc. Leave most of it to hubs
    First car — I think it was called a skylark (or something like that — had it less then a week when the engine block blew. Next was a chevy.
    Eat out usually once a week – Sunday lunch with hubs, the kids, and hub’s sister. Occasionally more if we have a date or we have to travel to one of the bigger cities for anything.
    Hair is long and naturally curly. Long by choice and conviction.

    • A bear?? Yikes. I have wanted to start a Sunday after-Mass lunch or brunch tradition, but I’m terrified of the after church crowds with my girls 🙂

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