Tell Me About You #9

Today is my 16th wedding anniversary. As part of my desire to keep my year a bit more balanced, I’m refraining from sharing the sordid details about that in more than one place (You’ll have to check out my podcast for that!).

In lieu of details about my life, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with some details about your life. Or at least details about your imagination. Which should tell me something about you.

  • What non-traditional anniversary will you be celebrating this year? Sure weddings and graduations are great, but what about that time you bought a really cute pair of shoes? Or ate the best hamburger of your life? Let us celebrate those milestones with you!
  • I’ve been on a Breaking Bad kick recently. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer. In order to make money to help his family in the event of his death, he turns to manufacturing crystal meth. If you were forced into an illegal profession, which one would work best with your skill set?
  • Arrested Development has 14 new episodes coming out this May. They are all releasing at once on Netflix and that means I will absolutely, without question, spend 7 hours in a row watching every single new episode. (To be perfectly honest, I’ll probably spend the day or two before watching all of the old episodes.) What television show could you sit down and watch for 7 hours straight?

I’ll see you in the comments!

photo credit The Bluth Company

  • Alise Wright

    1. I think this year is the 20th anniversary of the first time that I dyed my hair. The first time I did it, I went black at Camp Happy. It may be the 21st anniversary though – it was a pretty long time ago.

    2. My skill set is writing and playing the piano. I haven’t figured out how to turn a big profit from either of those, which is really unfortunate.

    3. Well, obviously Arrested Development. Also, I could probably watch hours and hours of The Walking Dead. I tore through the first season in one or two sittings. Scared to death, but still. I don’t like much television, but what I DO like, I will watch like crazy.

  • Sarah Askins

    1. I would totally celebrate my 20th anniversary of drinking coffee. Perhaps, this is why I’m so short.

    2. I write. I research. I live near major universities. if I were to go rogue, I would offer my skills to college athletes who don’t have time for such things as papers, etc. Of course, this doesn’t sound as exciting as Breaking Bad, but I’m not a criminal mastermind.

    3. The Big Bang Theory, House Hunters, and No Reservations.

  • nobodyssister

    1. DH and I always celebrate the anniversary of the day we met. 17 years this February 20. As for other non-traditional anniversaries, my memory is too shot to recall any.

    2. I’ve a systems administrator, so I guess I would hack into a bank’s IT infrastructure and siphon off their cash.

    3. Seven hours straight: hmm. Well, there is NFL every Sunday in the fall, and the first two days of the NCAA Basketball tournament. Those typically reach seven hours.

  • Christie @ Random Reflectionz

    1. My husband and I celebrate the anniversary of when we first “hooked up,” though to family we tell them it’s the anniversary of our first date.
    2. Not sure about how to turn writing into an illegal profession. Maybe copyright infringement, but that’s boring.
    3. Arrested Development and Glee are the only shows I would watch for an hour, much less 7 hours. But few things make me as happy as watching those two shows.

  • Tammy Perlmutter

    This year I will celebrate my 32nd year as a Doctor Who fan. So for Christmas I asked for Seal of Rassilon earrings and necklace.

    The television show I could watch for 7 hours straight would probably be Doctor Who, seeing as I watched it for two days straight over Christmas.

    Yeah, I’m a geek. Say that to my sonic screwdriver.

  • turner_bethany

    1 & 2 are such tough questions.
    1. I would celebrate the 6th anniversary of my 1st trip to Kazakhstan.
    2. I am currently a grant writer by trade so I guess I would probably end up doing some sort of financial swindle.
    3. Castle or Chuck.

  • Cathy LaGrow

    Not sure about the first two, but the hubs and I are SERIOUS TV marathoners…especially with Netflix. Pre-kids, we once got snowed in and watched a whole season of 24 on DVD within a few days. These post-kids days we only get in a few hours before bed, but my could-watch-until-I-passed-out list would include: The Vampire Diaries, Being Human (UK edition), Justified, Big Bang Theory, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Luther…so many, esp the BBC shows…

  • Alissa Fry

    1. I can’t keep up with traditional anniversaries. Trying to celebrate something random would result in an explosion of my brain.
    2. I’m good at being bossy. Not sure if it’s possible to use in a lethal form. But I think I could boss somebody around to death. Usually people yell back or leave before that happens, though, so I’m not sure.
    3. To my shame, I could watch the Real Housewives in a box, with a fox, here or there or anywhere (or time).

  • StephNicol

    1. There have been so many changes in the past year that I feel like there is something new and awesome about everyday. So give me another year and I’ll narrow that down for you.

    2. I am a musician and an account executive for a group travel company. If I manage to figure out how to do something lucratively illegal, I am not sharing ;)

    3. Major Breaking Bad kick. I think I actually did a 7 hour stretch of it this past weekend………..

    I realize my answers were semi-NOT-answers, but they were truthful!

  • Lynne Tait

    1. I’m hopeless at remembering exact dates (we don’t even know when we got engaged, except it was sometime in July 76) but I’m coming up for 14 years since I left an abusive church
    2. I’d make a hopeless criminal, I’d be too terrified of being caught, but it would have to involve some sort of writing — or maybe smuggling kids away from abusive families — that would be a cool crime
    3. British detective series for me, like Morse, or a Touch of Frost, or Taggart or Midsummer Murders

  • Neece Campione

    I could easily watch Arrested Development all day. Also, Wipeout, of course. I love me some schadenfreude! I could probably also watch a whole day of Ninja Warrior (Sasuke, the original Japanese show, not the horrid American version.)

    We don’t celebrate weird anniversaries. We do mention in passing the day we met, give each other smoochies and thank Jesus and Pontius Pilot for introducing us 17 years ago (if you knew me you’d know why that’s so funny… my husband and I are both atheists.)

    Thanks so much for letting us know about AD coming out with new episodes. I must add that to my queue. I hope they stream them! That is probably the best sitcom I’ve ever seen. Lucky Louie was also most excellent, as was Seinfeld until the unbearable parents of George and Jerry took over with their screeching.

    So happy anniversary! And thanks for reminding me of Tim Minchin’s love song on Facebook. I had to share it with my husband since he originally played it for me some time ago. It’s the truth after all!

  • Agrajag

    On the 5th of august, I’ll celebrate one year as a health-nut.

  • Bodie

    #1. I’m not much of an anniversary-celebrating kind of person. I’d forget my own birthday if it weren’t for friends/family reminding me.

    #2. I cook for a living, and I’m a pretty good one if I do say so myself, so if I were to enter some sort of illegal profession, it would probably involve making meals for some mafia boss or other. Don’s gotta eat, y’know.

    #3. The Wire, The Wire, The Wire. Best. Television Show. Ever. And Ever and Ever, Amen. Ever.