Let's do something fun today.
Fun in the form of sharing personal information on the Internet. Fun, as in, school ate my brain and I can't think of a more substantive post right now. 10 questions. Ready? Go!
What do you have next to your bedside table? Alarm clock, lotion, hair ties, a book, a candle, my phone, a water bottle, basal thermometer and ovulation chart (long story).... and usually some other random stuff.
Do you have a tattoo? Yes, I have a lotus blossom and a line from a John Keats poem on my back.
Do you believe in abstinence prior to marriage? Not for me, not even a little bit. It was really important that I got to know myself/my husband on that level before we got married. I feel the same way about living together before marriage. I love hearing other people's views on this though, and I know of successful couples who have opted for marriage first. It just wasn't right for me.
What is your worst habit? I am unkind to my cuticles. I have also been known to sneak into the freezer before bed for a spoonful of ice cream. Aaaaaand I tend to make a habit out of being a big control freak.
How do you handle finances in your relationship? Or, how would you like to handle money in your future relationship? We both direct deposit into a single bank account, and have 3 savings accounts that exist for different purposes (moving/vacation savings, general/car insurance savings, and overdraft protection). I keep track of our itemized expenses on a ginormous spreadsheet, and of our overall inflow and outflow on another spreadsheet. We each have an allowance, and set amounts that we can spend per month on things like clothing, hobbies, etc. It's a a very functional system, but a pain in my ass to be honest. I'll be really happy when we're making enough money that we don't have to break a sweat over every receipt.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I JUST got done changing it, and I'm not doing that again any time soon! I'm not overly fond of Kathleen (attending Catholic school for 9 years has led me to associate that name with old Irish nuns), but I've made my peace with it. When I was little, I did beg my family to refer to me as Olivia.
Where do you want to go on your next vacation? Oh god, ANYWHERE! I've been stuck in the IE for far too long. We're thinking of flying out to the East Coast next year for a short vacation. Maybe D.C.? And perhaps a short trip sometime before then, Vegas or Arizona or something.
What is one political cause you feel strongly about? Civil rights, and equality under the law for all persons regardless of sexual orientation or any other factor. Also health care, but I don't feel strongly about it as a political issue per say. I feel strongly that it should not be a political issue at all, and that we need to reconsider how impersonal and technology-dependent the whole system has become. We've given too much power to the medical establishment, and we as individuals have relinquished too much control over our own bodies. And I'm going to step off my soapbox now before I get started....
Have you ever stolen anything? I stole one of those little roll-up horoscope thingies from the check out line in the supermarket once. My mom saw me reading it later, gave me a look, and asked me where I got it (how do moms always know??) I lied to cover my butt, but the guilt, oh the guilt, it was horrible!
Tell us something embarrassing about yourself. I spent most of Wednesday afternoon avoiding school work by watching the Wonder Years episodes on Netflix... and may or may not have teared up when Kevin and Winnie danced at the prom. Yes I DO blame PMS.