The lovely Beenzzz also sent me some insightful questions, and even though I have a head cold, I'm gonna do my best.
1. How did you and hubba-hubba meet and how did you know he was the one?
The story of Hubba-hubba and I is a long and rather torturous one. We met when we both worked in the Recreation Division of the same city. Our first meeting occurred when I was on the phone trying to get a day off to go to a concert, and he was escorted in by somebody as the "new hire." I said, "Hey," and went back to begging for my day off. Not very auspicious, eh?
As far as when I knew he was "the one" it was a couple of years later, after disliking each other intensely, that we talked one day at one of the parks. I was leaving for the night, and he was taking over my shift. Even though we had known each other for a long time, that day marked the first time we ever sat down, looked in each other's eyes and listened. He walked me to my car, I gave him a hug, and it was all over.
2. When you found out you were expecting Mr. P., what was the first thought
that popped into your head?
Skip this if you don't want to hear my brutally honest answer. I said, "Oh crap." We weren't planning on getting pregnant until at least a few years from that point, and our life was thrown from one path onto another in that split second. To be honest, I cried for the first week.
3. What is one issue that really spikes your interest? How does it make
you feel when you discuss it?
Even though I am far from being very knowledgeable, it's gotta be politics. It is an area that is vast and touches so many aspects of our lives. There is always something going on, to be sure. It is by no means a static subject.
When I talk about it, I get excited and all Italian, waving my hands around and being loud. I can't help it.
4. Who was your role model growing up and what attributes of this person
helped you to become who you are today?
I would have to say that my Dad was my role model. I adored him and put him up on this huge pedestal. It was only when I was in my twenties that I took him off of it, but he still has the qualities of honesty, intelligence, hard work, good humor, and self-sacrifice that I try to embody.
5. If you could write your own mission statement, what would it say? (This
doesn’t have to be serious if you don’t want it to be.)
To make everyone realize that I am right. Then the world would be a great place.
6. What is your favorite adult beverage? If you don’t drink alcohol, then
what “virgin” cocktail is your favorite?
Ah, I am a wimpy girly drink kind of person. Colored, mixed with ice and fruity are usually big hits with me, especially daquiris.