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Get to Know Mag!

So, I’ve been thinking…I should give y’all the opportunity to get to know me better! And what better way to start the introduction process than to answer hilarious icebreaker questions?! I found the list I’m using on on Pinterest! [I added the link to the pin itself!]

If you could buy any time of food, what would you buy?

I have always been obsessed with visions of eating blueberry ice cream or a milkshake! I was able to fulfill this vision for a time when Ben & Jerry’s had an apparently limited edition blueberry cheesecake flavor – IT WAS DELIGHTFUL!

Sadly, I haven’t been able to locate that blueberry ice cream for years; I can taste it now…

What color is your toothbrush?

I am saddened to report that my toothbrush is simply plain old blue and gray.

My boys have slightly more exciting colors – J’s is his favorite color, green, and H’s is blue.

P.S. I love the taste of kid-flavored toothpaste and have to keep myself out of it! It’s probably not as good for my teeth anyhow!

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

This question requires absolutely zero thought to answer – I would totally be a dolphin, swimming wild and free. My only hope would be not to get eaten up by a predator! LOL! But, just imagine jumping in the waves…

In case you haven’t deduced, I am in LOVE with swimming!

What is one of the things you would put on your bucket list?

I would most definitely love to travel the United States – hitting every state and the sightseeing would be amazing and surreal. I’d like to drive, believe it or not, so I wouldn’t miss a thing. It would be fabulous to take pictures with my love(s) along for the ride at both crazy sites and natural fascinations.

I’d also like to complete my ultimate TBR list, but we all know that’ll never happen! LOL!

Who is your favorite superhero and why?

In all seriousness, I’m a villain-lover! So, I’m going to switch this one up a bit and go with the total opposite answer! I LOVE the Joker and the Penguin from Batman fame equally. I also LOVE that sun bad guy, I can’t remember his name, from one of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies.

I always love the penultimate evil queens in fairy tales, as well as antagonists in any stories, especially if they’re evil cheerleaders or the like!

Who do you admire the most?

It’s such a close toss-up between two of my loved ones, that I thought, hell, I’m choosing both!

First, my maternal grandfather was an amazing man, who left an important, loving legacy and continuously promoted “lifelong learning.” He was an important figure in our small hometown; however, he was very altruistic and never sought the spotlight – it found him. He never tried to outshine anyone else – he was his only twinkling star.

Second, I very much admire my mom – I feel like so many people look up to their mothers, which is deserving. My mom has overcome so many obstacles in her adult life. She’s been a free spirit her entire life, but sometimes I witness her light fading. I’d say the hardest, yet most important, thing she’s done is raise my autistic brother, which was not easy, to say the least.

I admire her strength, resilience, candor, humor, and her outlook on life – when she’s mentally healthy. I can only hope that I’ve inherited many of her positive qualities – she’s truly amazing and I don’t know where I’d be without her.

What is your favorite summer activity?

Another no-brainer – swimming – everything it involves – racing, doing laps, learning and putting into action the different strokes, playing and being silly in the water, jumping off the diving board, sunbathing – I could go on and on.

I was a lifeguard as a teen and absolutely adored that job! I seriously could be a lifeguard for the rest of my life! LOL! I love the summery scent of chlorine, suntan lotion, and salt. I get so nostalgic thinking of the olden days!

If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be? Who would play you?

My life has truly been a comedic tragedy, so that’s the genre! My existence has been sprinkled with much joy, laughter, love, learning, caring…all that good stuff. However, as I’m sure everyone’s has in some shape or form, I have experienced tragedy, such as deaths of loved ones, financial difficulties, divorce, mental illness – lots of stuff.

As far as who’d play me, I pick – since I’m apparently not supposed to choose myself – Charlize Theron!

If you could be any flavor of ice cream, what flavor would you be and why?

I would probably be some nasty flavor, like black licorice, so no one will want to eat me! LOL! But, in all seriousness, I would choose to become my favorite flavor ever – mint chocolate chip! I’d be so nice and cool – and frozen – in minty freshness! It would be difficult to avoid taking a few bites out of myself! LOL!

Who is your favorite cartoon character and why?

Historically, Wile E. Coyote has always been an all-time favorite. I remember watching Looney Tunes and loving the coyote failing miserably at trying to catch the elusive Roadrunner.

I can name tons of characters whom I love – Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, She-Ra and He-Man, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob and Squidward and Gary Beavis and Butthead, Pepe LePew, Foghorn Leghorn – the list could really be endless!

I also like Archer, who’s kind of cute for a cartoon, as well as Randy Marsh and Towelie from South Park. I love to hate Peggy Hill from King of the Hill! My favorite episode ever is the one in which Peggy competes in the state Boggle tournament!

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

If I felt safe traveling to another country – I know, I’m silly, plus, I’ve NEVER FLOWN; I would totally want to go on a world trip to view all of the ancient sites. Such sites as the homes of the Mayans, Aztecs, etc., the Middle East – the cradle of civilization – Asia, Europe; there are SO many places to see!

What is your dream job?

I have a master’s degree in social work, but have had such a terrible time finding a job that actually accepts my degree. Every profession seems so specialized now! When I first obtained my social work degrees, I was fresh and excited to help others to the best of my ability.

Little did I know just how much documentation I would be tortured with. The required documentation of client contacts, etc. kept me at work for long hours – in the majority of my jobs. My last job was as a therapist for a supposedly non-profit community agency. Needless to say, the job killed me; I even went into work at 4:00 AM some days just to complete ridiculous DOCUMENTATION for the insurance companies.

So, after many years of having jobs in which I had no idea when I’d get home because of paperwork, I simply want a job where I can go home and not worry about anyone or anything work-related at closing time!

Are you a morning or a night person?

I’m a total night owl and have been my entire life. I’m one of those people who sets about 50 alarms for each morning, as I often sleep through the first few buzzes!

What is your favorite hobby?

My top hobbies shift like the tides, but now I’m loving reading, anything and everything. Also, since I’m wading my way back into the blogging waters, I’m falling in love with writing all over again!

What is one thing that annoys you the most?

A lot of things annoy me, so let me narrow the list down to the ultimate irritation – when people have zero integrity. I just can’t handle it when others are inconsiderate, flaky, jump at the chance to take credit for others’ work and general rudeness – mainly people who will mow others down just to find “success” and move up the social and/or company ladder(s).

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Sorry, foodies, but I’m averse to anything “fancy” or “gourmet,” within reason. I swear, some people with money simply want to show their societal status by eating shit no one in their right mind would – at least I wouldn’t.

I’m referring to exclusive restaurants that serve crap like truffles – they taste like dirt – escargot – come on; they’re snails – asparagus fries…sea bass is disgusting. I cannot believe people actually enjoy stuff like fried squid – ew, I’m getting so nauseous…next question!

What is your favorite thing about someone in your family?

No way can I single out one person in my wonderful family; everyone on my mom’s side has amazing qualities, such as being hilarious, unassuming, kind, altruistic, and almost always smiling. I love it when we all can get together – we laugh and laugh! Plus, when the family is all together, love and understanding virtually vibrate through the room.

What is one of your weird quirks?

Everyone has idiosyncrasies, but most of mine are pretty weird, at least to others. I guess my oddest, and most frequently used, quirk is that of knocking on wood at all times so as not to jinx anything and for good luck – I literally just knocked on wood! My superstition was ingrained in me in childhood – a gift from my mother!

FYI: my boyfriend has an old school pencil in his car, on which I knock when necessary. I also carry around a piece of special “knock on me” wood that came in a good luck set! LOL!

Describe yourself in three words.

Introverted. Imaginative. Sensitive.

If you could change lives with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?

This kind of question is just goofy to me. Sorry to be boring, but I don’t want to be anyone else, even for merely 24 hours. I like myself.

If you could talk in your sleep, what would you say?

I’ve been told I do talk in my sleep quite often. Generally, I’ve been told I mumble incoherently or make nonsense statements [ex. your puppy boy is a butthole’]!

What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Well, after I lament having to rise up from my cozy nest, I tend to my boys and then race to make coffee – with extra delicious creamer, naturally. I literally don’t feel like myself all day if I miss out on my morning coffee.

What is your favorite movie quote?

“That really was a Hattori Honzo sword.”

Lucy Liu, Kill Bill, Vol. 1

What is your favorite joke?

Q: There are two potatoes standing on a street corner. How do you know which one is the prostitute?

A: It’s the one that says IDAHO!

I seriously can’t get enough laughs out of that one – err, my own laughs!

What would you do on Mars for fun?

I would totally explore and try to create Mars-surface angels as if I were in snow!

If you could get yourself anything, what would you get?

Besides money and all that jazz, I’d get myself some great headphones at this time. Preferably, they’d be in an awesome color too!

Where is the worst place you could get stuck?

I would definitely say out in the middle of the ocean – or any body of water for that matter! Realistically, the worst place to get stuck would be anywhere in my car. I’ve actually gone off the road and landed in fields twice; I was able to just drive away, quickly, from both scenes! *knock on wood*

What would you do with ’15 minutes of fame’?

I would blow it out and party for the entire 15-minute span, while people knew who I was! LOL!

Where would you go if you were invisible?

I’d probably sit on my ass and hide from everyone all day as I clean off my DVR!

What is your favorite flavor of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans?

I’m going to say the puke one, just to be gross! LOL! I’ve never had this Harry Potter-inspired candy, but something nasty would have to be fun!

What is the one thing you own you wish you didn’t?

I get rid of crap I don’t want or need. I love useless stuff in the garbage and donating the decent things I’ve accumulated to my hometown’s local thrift shop.

Nice to know me, Maggie


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