1. Does anyone ask you if Rob is your brother instead of your husband?
I have to say that this question made me laugh out loud. We get thisso much, especially since I cut my hair in '03 and started wearing glasses full time instead of contacts ('05 or so). No one has outrightly asked us if we are siblings, but I can't even tell you how many people have mentioned how much we look alike. Even his brother and mother have made comments about it. I always wonder how many strangers see us and wonder the same thing, particularly after we have shared some sort of decidedly not sibling-appropriate sign of affection. Once we went to a movie theater with Rob's dad and Rob said to me, "I wonder how many people assume we are two siblings walking with our dad." Creepy.
Taken at Christmas, 2003
2.Can you ever imagine yourself with long hair again?
Yes and no. I love the idea of long hair, but not the required maintenance. When my hair is long it is poofy, frizzy, unruly, and obnoxiously curly. I was reminded of this when I tried to grow it out earlier this year; I made it to the helmet-head stage before I finally gave up (if you recognize your hairdo on a man in a movie from the 1970s, it might be time to quit). I think Rob would prefer I have long hair again, though he would never impose that on me or even admit it, but right now I just can't be bothered.
First picture together, 2002 or 2003. Notice the great variety in my husband's t-shirts.
3. Are you far- or near-sighted?
I am near-sighted. I wore a reading glasses in second grade or so, but between you and me, I think I lied about not being able to see well to my parents because I wanted glasses (that's how cool I am and was). They went along with my little charade since we had great eye insurance. When I was in 5th or 6th grade my family's great myopic tradition was passed on to me and I started wearing glasses, and later contacts, then back to glasses, full-time.
4. What is your favorite gluten-free food?
I would have to say all Udi's bread products--muffins, bread, pizza crust, and bagels in particular. They can be treated like "real" bread (as in, you don't have to freeze and then toast them) and they actually have a decent consistency. They were the only gluten-free bread product that didn't cause my teeth to squeak against them. If you have frozen and toasted other gluten-free breads you know what I mean by the "squeaking."
5. Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
In fourth grade I used to imagine a little man that sat inside my desk, but I never went all that far with it. I grew up with two sisters who were relatively close in age to me, so I had scant desire to dream up one more person I'd have to fight with for space.
I'll answer some more questions as the week goes on. Hope you all are having an amazing Monday!