November 7, 2015

99 Unusual Questions Answered

You guys know that I love a good Q&A post and that few people I know share more of such entries - let alone ones that I feel compelled to want answer myself as well - as my lovely friend Lindsay from the blog Miss Lindsay Lane. Last year she posted a rapid fire series of ninety-nine usual questions and her own answers,  and I knew the moment I spotted them, that I wanted to play along as well.

Now that, *sniffle, sniffle*, all the fun and business of Halloween is behind us again, and before that of the winter holiday season really starts to hit its stride, I thought I'd take the opportunity this morning to respond to these questions myself.

Fear not! I've veered heavily on the side of brevity and ensure you that you can quickly read through this whole post from top to bottom in a matter of minutes. No booking a day off to get through it, I promise! :)

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Ideally closed, but with a kitty who likes to curl up with us as we sleep (and whose food, water, liter box, etc) are in another room, the door almost always stays open at night.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?

No, usually not, as we both have ones that we're loyal fans of at home. I do like taking the complimentary tiny sewing kits though - those things really come in handy sometimes!

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

It depends on how warm the bedroom is. From about May to late September, they're usually out, but in the winter, I love to have them snugly tucked in.

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

No, and I never would. I'd happily purchase a cool vintage one though, given the chance.

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?

Sometimes. I'm a big fan of lists and they can be handy for that or as reminders to take something with me before I leave the house.

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?

I love clipping coupons and do try to use them, but sometimes they expire before I can.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?

That is a really terrifying question, especially since - Winnie the Pooh style – it is conceivable that you could run into both at the same time. Neither, but in some ways I'd almost prefer the bear.

8. Do you have freckles?

No, and I super wish that I did!!! I have a few beauty spots here and there and love them to bits, but despite some of my family members (like my paternal grandma) having them, freckles passed me over (boo!).

9. Do you always smile for pictures?

Generally yes, but as touched on in this 2012 post, due to my unattractive (crocked, crowded, etc) teeth, I almost never smile in photos with my mouth open.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Hard call, but I'd say that blatant cruelty and/or rudeness wins out there every time (this image is a still from 1944's classic film, Gaslight).

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

Not since I was a child and was doing so just for the fun of it.

12: Have you ever peed in the woods?

I love camping and was in Girl Guides for many years, so yes, I certainly have.

13: What about pooped in the woods?

Same answer as above.

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?

Absolutely! I find that joy can be a big factor in spontaneously wanting to do so.

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?

No, never. My mom drilled the very real choking risk of doing so into us as kids and boy did it do the trick with preventing me from picking up that common habit.

16. How many people have you slept with this week?

I hope this question just means literally slept in the same bed with!!! None actually, as Tony is still in the States for work.

17. What size is your bed?

Queen. I'd love a king or even California king one day, but for now, I'm grateful to have one this big (and it fits our very modest sized master bedroom well, which is great).

18. What is your Song of the week?

Motown music and summer always go hand-in-hand for me (my parents used to play oodles of it all season long when I was a child), so I'd say that a true classic from that genre like I Heard it Through The Grapevine would be my mid-August song of the week.

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

Absolutely! I'm of the mind that all colours can, and should, be freely worn by anyone who wishes to sport them.

20. Do you still watch cartoons?

You bet! Though these days they're pretty much all the sort that would be called adult oriented cartoons, such as Family Guy, The Simpsons, South Park, American Dad, and Rick and Morty. That said, I'll always have a soft spot for certain kid's classics, too, such as The Flintstones, Inspector Gadget, and The Care Bears.

21. What’s your least favorite movie

You know, and maybe this is a good thing, but there isn't one specific title that instantly springs to mind. In general I'm not a fan of modern horror movies, especially slasher films, so something in that genre might win out there.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

Wouldn't it defeat the purpose of it being secret treasure if I told everyone my answer? :D

23. What do you drink with dinner?

Almost exclusively water. In general, no joke, 99.5% of the time, that is the only beverage that I drink (due to my extremely restricted medical diet). Thankfully I love water and don't mind at all.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

A mix of ranch dressing and ketchup. Sounds strange, I know, but the flavour combo is sensational!

25. What is your favorite food?

Too many to count, oh my word!!! If I had to pick just one though, I'd go with a whole cuisine and say either Italian or Chinese (clearly I love a good pasta/noodle dish! :D).

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

Again, there are tons in this camp! A few that really jump out at me are - in no particular order - Hocus Pocus, Grease, White Christmas, A League of Their Own, The Illusionist, Gone in 60 Seconds, Ace Venture (and the original Dumb and Dumber), Miracle on 34th Street, (1939's) The Women (for the sublime fashions!), both of the 90s Addams Family movies, and both of the Despicable Me films (I haven't seen this year's Minions movie yet, but can't wait to!).

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

Yes, I was in Girl Guides for several years as a youngster and am extremely grateful for the fun experience and all of the valuable skills I picked up from my time there.

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

Never say never, right, but I highly, highly doubt it!

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

I usually write a few snail mail letters to relatives and pen pals around the world each month and just penned one to a friend in Europe a few days ago.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?

In theory, yes, but I've never actually done it - just seen it carried out numerous times over the years.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

No, for the same reason I've not changed the oil in a car - I don't drive (for the reason discussed in this post).

33. Ever ran out of gas?

Again, I don't drive, so I haven't personally run out of gas while behind the wheel, but I have been in cars on a few occasions when such happened.

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?

It's really hard to beat a great classic grilled cheese sandwich in my books!

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

It truly depends on your mood, hunger level, and the season, but I think that (speaking of this type of food) it's hard to beat a cold roast turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich on Boxing Day morning!

36. What is your usual bedtime?

As touched on in my recent post called I woke up like this, I don't have a set bedtime in the slightest - but the general answer to that would be, late at night or early in the morning.

37. Are you lazy?

Humbly, no, not in the slightest. I am the polar opposite of lazy, virtually never procrastinate, and a workaholic to the point where I constantly jeopardize my health (further) because of it (even though I logically know better than to do so).

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

Oh my word, yes!!! Every single year without fail - and I have continued to as an adult (see this fun post for mine and Tony's costumes last year).

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?

The rat (not the nicest sounding critter sign to be born under, but then again, I'm a cancer in western astrology, which is represented by the crab, so I guess a rat might not be that bad after all! ;D).

40. How many languages can you speak?

Fluently, only English, but I do know a bit of French and a smaller amount of Italian.

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

A small number, yes. To save money, I've cut back in recent years. At present I get four modern fashion magazine and one home decor magazine.

42. Which are better Legos or Lincoln Logs?

I never got the chance to play with Lincoln Logs as a kid, just Tinker Toys and Legos, so I'll give my vote to Legos.

43. Are you stubborn?

I wouldn't say I'm stubborn per se (I know that Tony is off rolling his eyes somewhere and grinning up a storm as write that), but rather that I'm both very passionate and very tenacious.

44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman?

I was always a Leno fan growing up and his was the most frequently watched late night snow in my house during the nineties, so he get my vote (perhaps to thank me he'll let me pose with some of his amazing classic cars! :D).

45. Ever watch soap operas?

Nope. I've never watched a single episode of a soap opera that I can recall . I don't hate them of course, they just don't appeal to me.

46. Are you afraid of heights?

Sort of - I'm not a fan of heights when the floor is transparent, such as on the observational desks of some sightseeing towers in cities like Calgary and Toronto, and in general, heights are not my favourite thing, but if I know that there's no immediate risk of falling, I can handle them.

47. Do you sing in the car?

Occasionally. It can be fun, especially if the other people in the vehicle are doing so, too.

48. Do you sing in the shower?

Not really, no. This one never spoke to me, though I do see the general appeal.

49. Do you dance in the car?

That would have to be a pretty spacious car, no? :) To date, I don't believe I've ever danced in a car, no.

50. Ever used a gun?

Only water pistols and cap guns.

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

In June, when Tony took my photos last before leaving to work in the States this summer.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?

Not at all - they're fun, creative, lively, charming, and often full of great costumes.

53. Is Christmas stressful?

It certainly can be, yes, though I often find the days following it to be harder, as all the activity leading up to Christmas catches up with me and I inevitably pay for it on the health front.

54. Ever eat a pierogi?

Many, many times. They're one of my all-time favourite foods. I especially love them cooked with onions and sausage or crumbled bacon and served with copious amounts of thick sour cream. Yum!!!!

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?

Ooohhh, there are very many of them. It's hard to say! I really adore apple, peach, cherry, and raisin - plus, though it's technically a squash, pumpkin.

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

A lot of possible career paths spoke to me as a youngster, including the possibility of becoming a doctor, journalist/writer, scientist, and (above all else) a chef. None of them came to fruition, but interestingly, elements of each one have been a part of my professional life in some (often round about) capacity at point or another.

57. Do you believe in ghosts?

Short answer, yes. Long(er) answer I am very scientifically minded person, but I'm also the first to say that I think there are many things out there that science doesn't fully understand yet or which we might not even know about at this point, so I'm open to the possibility of ghosts and have actually had three separate possible ghost encounters so far in my life.

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

Yes, many times. I've also had dreams with settings and/or people that I had never encountered in real life previously and then had similar events and people occur in my life later on. I really treasure this kind of premonition actually and am grateful for each one that has occurred to me over the years.

59. Take a vitamin daily?

I do indeed, plus numerous supplements.

60. Do you wear slippers?

Yes, especially during the fall and winter. My current pair is a cute pink one that Tony gave me a couple of years ago.

61. Wear a bath robe?

Big time! Ditto for a dressing gown.

62. What do you wear to bed?

Usually loose, comfy two-piece pajamas or a night gown. I have modern and vintage versions of both and wear them all throughout the course of the year.

63. First concert?

I think it was the children's entertainer Charlotte Diamond when I was just two or three years old, but I'd have to double check with my mom there (interestingly, when I was a little bit older, say four years old or so, my mom and I ran into her at a local grocery store and I was positively star struck! :)).

64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?

Though, at one point or another, Canada has had all three of those chains, after Target folder earlier this year in Canada, we only have Walmart left, so it wins by default. If I could pick, I'd take a US Target or the sadly defunct (similar) Canadian chain, Zellers.

65. Nike or Adidas?

Not really a sportswear person, but I guess Nike, because I did have a pair of their sneakers as a teenager.

66. Cheetos Or Fritos?
Cheetos all the way! And if they ever want to bring back that super fun nineties classic, Cheeto Paws, I'll buy a caseload the first day (assuming they're GF!).

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

Darn hard call, as I truly love them both, but I think I'd have to veer more towards peanuts at the moment.

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?

If this question is in reference to the 1960s American jazz group Quartette Trés Bien, this yes, I have heard of them, but don't claim to be an expert on this group.

69. Ever take dance lessons?

I have indeed. I was involved with jazz, tap, swing dancing, and (a little bit of) Irish dance as a youngster.

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

My spouse is already employed with IBM Canada as a software engineer, computer programmer, and technical evangelist, on top of running his own business, but if he wasn't doing that, there are so many careers that Tony would be amazing for - spanning university professor to lawyer, psychologist to (literary) author (he has already penned two IT related books).

71. Can you curl your tongue?

That I can!

72. Ever won a spelling bee?

I did! I won my grade six spelling bee and received a novel (I can't remember the title, but it was sci-fi and I really enjoyed it, as memory serves me) and a paper certificate as the prize.

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

Yes, with the last time being when Tony received his Canadian Citizenship in June 2012.

74. Own any record albums?

Yeppers! Not a huge collection, but a fun selection of vintage ones that I've picked up over the years primarily from yard sales.

75. Own a record player?

We do! It's a vintage style (c. 1940s) looking dark wood one that is also a radio and CD player.

76. Regularly burn incense?

Sometimes. With two various curious pets in the house, I have to make sure I do so in a room where they can't get in and to it.

77. Ever been in love?

I most certainly have, above all else, with my darling husband, Tony, for over eleven years now.

78. Who would you like to see in concert?

Ooohh, soooo many people and groups! If we stick with folks who are still alive and performing, some big contenders for me would Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney and/or Ringo, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, and John Fogerty (yes, I madly adore classic rock!).

79. What was the last concert you saw?

Honestly, I haven't seen a lot of concerts in person at all. It's been so many years and I haven't been to any truly big name acts, I can't recall of the top of my head what the last one would have been.

80. Hot tea or cold tea?

Love them both, but cold/iced, please.

81. Tea or coffee?

Unfortunately, I can't drink either due to medical reasons (save for a small number of herbal tisanes), but when I could, I enjoyed both equally.

82. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?

Hard call! Probably sugar cookies, because I adore decorating them for the holidays.

83. Can you swim well?

Like a deep sea fish!!!

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

For a little while at least. :)

85. Are you patient?

Extremely so. I've always been that way, but living every day of my life with multiple chronic illnesses has made me even more so, as there often a great deal of waiting and patience involved when you're constantly unwell (from time spent at doctor's offices to simply biding my time until I have a day where I'm doing well enough to leave the house).

86. DJ or band at a wedding?

It really depends on the couple. We didn't have live music at our (uber small civil ceremony) wedding, but given the choice I would have opted for a (likely swing or jazz) band.

87. Ever won a contest?

I have, several over the years, most going back to my school days. Nothing major in terms of the prizes or notoriety attached though. Maybe one day!

88. Ever have plastic surgery?

No, never. I don't think I would ever do it electively, but I fully understand the appeal and have zero qualms with folks who want to get it done.

89. Which are better black or green olives?

I really like both, but black win out for me (especially on a pizza or sub sandwich - yum!!!).

90. Can you knit or crochet?

No, neither. I admire both classic art forms and those who can do one or both immensely though.

91. Best room for a fireplace?

It really depends on the house, but I'm a big fan of having one in a cozy den or family room. They can be breathtaking in a large enough bedroom or bathroom, too.

92. Do you want to get married?

I am and have been, to my soul mate, for close to eleven marvelous years now.

93. If married, how long have you been married?

See the answer above.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

Dear goodness, no. That that kind of behaviour is deplorable in adults and really, children over the age of about five, in my books.

96. Do you have kids?

No, we don't have children yet.

97. Do you want kids?

With every last fiber of my being, however I am infertile and with my state of poor health far beyond that due to all of my various chronic illnesses, children have not been able to happen for us yet. If we're able to adopt (heartbreaking, and utterly bizarrely, it is illegal to pay someone else to carry a child for you in Canada, so surrogacy is exceedingly rare in this country, otherwise that would be a very real option for us), it will most likely happen in the next decade or so, but it still remains to be seen if such is possible for a number of reasons.

98. What’s your favorite color?

Pink! (Though red is my signature wardrobe colour.) Followed by burgundy, turquoise/aqua, teal, and pine green.

99. Do you miss anyone right now?

I am massively missing my sweet husband, who is in the States for work, as he's been since mid-June, and will be until early September.

*EDIT* I started answering these questions back when Tony was away this summer. He's been back for a couple of months now, but is traveling again more days than not this month of November, so I'm missing him again.

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Thank you very much for sharing this engaging series of 99 questions, dear Lindsay. I hope that you'll continue to post other Q&As that speak to you in the future, because chances are, they'll be hollering out my name as well. If any of you play along and answer this diverse assortment of questions, too, please be sure to comment below with a link so that I cap lap up your answers and learn oodles more about you.

Okay, my sweet dears. One shy of hitting the triple digit mark when it comes to questions and answers were plenty to read through here for a single day, so I'll wrap up this post in this very line and wish you each a stellar, fun filled first weekend of November!!!


  1. love it!!!
    and i see again how similar we are in much cases! tons of hugs for you my friend!!! xxxxxx

    1. That's wonderful, dear Beate. We definitely do share many of the same points in common and it's been a pleasure discovering them over the years of knowing one another. Was there anything in particular that jumped out at you here? :)

      Big hugs & joyful weekend wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

    2. black olives, life music, crying with happiness (at my wedding), slippers, comfy pajamas, bathing robe, dancing, guys in pink, doing the "business" in the woods......
      does have tony pink shirts? must look fab with his italian complexion and dark beard! R. has 2 and 2 salmon pink ones....
      happy sunday!!!! xxxx

    3. So many awesome points to share in common. {{{Happiness hugs!!!}}}

      He does indeed have a couple of pink shirts at the moment (though I think one is on its last legs. He loves wearing pink in shirt or tie form and you're right, it really does play nicely with his Mediterranean colouring. How wonderful that R. is a fan of this colour as well. Honestly, I think it it looks great on most guys, so long as they find the right shade(s) for them. I like that we've been seeing more and more of it in the male fashion world in the last few years.

      I hope you're having a fun filled, terrific weekend, my sweet friend.

      Tons of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

  2. What a fun exercise. Sounds like you enjoyed answering. And we get to learn a little more about you. I'm impressed at your candor.

    1. Thank you very much, Ally. This blog has been so important to me in terms of being a tool to help me open up and be more candid about myself over the years. There are some private/personal things I'll never discuss on my blog, but there are plenty that I'm now comfortable discussing, so why not mention them when a suitable chance arises?

      Wishing you a great post-birthday weekend, my friend
      ♥ Jessica

  3. You've made me realise I should really conquer my fear of driving - I've had a license for five years now and have so far not driven longer than about 30 minutes tops at a time, when B insists I do for fear I'll forget! I really should try harder and not take it for granted. I didn't know your favourite colour was pink - I'd assumed it was red :) Hope you're having a lovely Saturday. The weather is - as predicted - absolutely dreadful here today and I don't intend to leave the house! x

    1. Thank you very much for your intimate comment, lovely CiCi. With all my heart, I wish you the utmost of success in conquering your fear of driving. It's not an uncommon dislike/fear at all. I've known many people with it over the years (I find that once I tell folks that I'm unable to drive, they open up to me if the same is true for them, too) and truly commend you for wanting to try and drive more. Please know I'm always here if you need someone to talk to more about this subject.

      Red is definitely one of my favourite - and most frequently worn - colours, but pink takes top billing for me - which, really, makes total sense, as the two are so closely related.

      Oh dear! It's on the crumby side here today as well. I'm still really recovering from last week, so I won't be venturing out in it today, much as I wish I was. I'll take grey over snowy weather anytime and we'll have the latter again here any week now (*shudders*).

      Big hugs & happy weekend wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

  4. I love reading your responses to questions. How completely wonderful you are. I must admit to being very envious of you. My life is quite rocky at the moment and has been since my husband of 12 years left me for what I thought was a friend. I know! I try to put a brave face on as I have 2 children, but it's been a bit of a nightmare. I lost everything, my home and to some extent, me. It's been nearly 5 years now, but it led to a chain of events that turned my life upside down. I'm getting better. I appreciate you sharing so much of yourself. Please do check out my blog at I hope you enjoy it and I make you smile a bit. But now you know something of me that I don't put in my blog. I think you look beautiful in all your photos, especially your lovely smile. Thanks for listening.

    1. Dear Emily, thank you deeply for speaking so very candidly about some of the major struggles that you've been contending with as of late. I'm truly sorry that you're in gong through such a difficult time and am very touched like you felt like you could open up and share so much with me.

      With all my heart, I truly hope that things improve for you as this year winds down and we embrace 2016. I'm always here if you need someone to talk to about absolutely anything.

      Many hugs & sincere wishes of happiness,
      ♥ Jessica

  5. What an interesting and varied selection of questions, they do give an insight into so many different facets of you and your life, thank you for sharing some very personal things.All best wishes, Jessica.,

  6. It's always so wonderful to learn more about you. You are such an interesting, multidimensional, person, thank you for sharing who you are and your world with us.

    She Knits in Pearls

    1. Thank you deeply, dear Cherry. Your comment means all the more to me because I've been giving a substantial amount of thought this year to how when one blogs predominately on one topic (in this case, vintage, which is admittedly a very fast subject, but still...) it can be all too easy to lose touch with other parts of yourself and/or to not be able to share (or share often at least) different sides of who you are and what your varied interests are like. I love vintage with every fiber of my being and always will, but there's a great deal more to me than "just vintage" and I'm always genuinely moved when one of my blog readers/online friends picks up on that. Thank you again for doing so.

      Tons of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

  7. Oh, I loved getting to know you a bit better, what a wonderful set of questions! I love that you're like me and literally just drink water all the time. People think I'm weird when I order it in the pub or when out to dinner :). I don't do it for health reasons though, although it's incredibly good for you, I just love it and can never get enough of it, especially when it's straight out of the fridge. I even get cravings for it!!

    1. Water rocks! Even way back when I could eat and drink as I please, it was often my go-to beverage. Healthy, calorie free, goes with everything, what's not to enjoy? :)

      Big hugs & many thanks for your lovely comment,
      ♥ Jessica

  8. This is such a fun set of questions. I was really entertained reading this, and now I know that you would rather deal with a bear than bees. That is not information I ever would have thought to ask for! :P Also, I'm right there with you about the all important sandwich question - grilled cheese really is the pinnacle.

    1. Grilled cheese for the win always! Yum!!! I can't even say those two words without instantly craving that gooey, crispy, fabulous sandwich. Food swoon! :)

      I hope you're having a terrific weekend, sweet gal!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

  9. I think we have much in common my dear!

    1. Absolutely!!! I've always sensed that and have delighted in discovering some of those shared points over the years. I'm certain the first time we (finally!) meet in person, we'll be unearthing more right, left and center. :)

      Big hugs & happy Sunday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

  10. Loved reading through all this--this definitely must have taken a long time to answer! We had friends over last night and ended up eating simple but tasty grilled cheese sandwiches--so your answer on the sandwich question stuck out to me! Decorating sugar cookies is so much fun, the design possibilities are endless! When I graduated with my Mandarin Chinese major I made sugar cookies for my graduation party and painted Chinese characters on them...of course, given my sense of humor, they were generally super random words like "Dad" or "fruit" or "to walk" heehee...

    1. It did indeed, and I gave that point away by accident (at first :)) by my answer to the question about what I was missing right now. I started replying to these 99 questions here and there back when Tony was gone and worked on them similarly in the weeks since then, just wrapping up this past week. It was quite a lot of fun to have some always waiting for me to reply to though and I'll rather miss now. I'd grown accustomed to answering at least a few each week. I might have to try and track down another similar big list with dozens more questions that weren't covered here. :)

      Those cookies sound great! I was craving sugar cookies sooo much about four days ago. I think it's because we're heading into the Christmas season again and they are a dyed in the wool staple for my family come December.

      Big hugs & many thanks for your great comment,
      ♥ Jessica

  11. These are each so fun! Quick and concise, full of wisdom, wit, humor and insight, i'd love so see more of these kinds of posts if you ever get the chance, dear Jessica, as they certainly are a lot of fun! and easy to relate too!
    Have a good new week ahead!

    1. Thank you very much, lovely Abigail. I really grew accustomed to answering at least a few of these questions in my spare time over the past few weeks and am going to rather miss not having more at the ready, so I may just try and see if I can find another similar list with different queries on it for a future blog post or two. If you come across any yourself, please feel free to send them my way.

      Big hugs & joyful wishes for the new week,
      ♥ Jessica

  12. Ooh! I enjoyed these! Thanks for sharing.
    I may do it too :-) xo jj

    1. It was my pleasure, lovely lady. That would be fabulous! Please feel free to let me know here (or, really, on any post :)) if you do. I'd love to read your 99 answers as well.

      Have a wonderful week!
      ♥ Jessica

    2. Here is my post with my answers.
      Thanks for the inspiration! Hooe you don't mind, I linked to you.
      Xo Jazzy Jack

    3. Super exciting! Thank you so much for playing along, too. I'm off to check out your post right now. I'm touched that you came back to let me know that you'd answered. You rock!

      Have a stellar New Year's celebration!
      ♥ Jessica

  13. Dear Jessica, I noticed it was answered when Tony was in the US! I read all the answers and loved them, but as they are many I remember only some - I am patient as well, and also don't drink tea/coffee and I can't watch horror movies, love Grease and Italian food! It was so nice to know more about you! Especially the ghost encounters, would love to know more about it! Hugs and kisses!

    1. Hi sweet Denise, thank you very much for your lovely comment and for letting me know some of the points that we share in common. I think I might just have to watch Grease again this week. It's been at least a few months since the last time - maybe with an Italian dinner to keep me company while I do (as Tony is away traveling for the second of his four business trips this month).

      Big hugs & happy Monday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

      *PS* Maybe I'll write more about my ghost encounters next Halloween. It is the most fitting time of the year for such. :)

  14. Aw these were cute - I can't believe Tony is gone again :(
    Its always nice to see that we have things in common and also the little things I learnt about you.

    1. That's very sweet of you to say, thank you. It's okay, just four trips of about five days each this month. I miss him dearly of course, but getting to see each other in between each of those trips (he just left for trip number two this morning) really makes it more bearable and doesn't feel like the summer, thankfully.

      Big hugs & happy mid-November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

  15. Gosh, what an array of topics those questions covered! Your Winnie the Pooh answer did make me giggle, what a tricky situation to be in that would be! What is a snickerdoodle?

    1. It really was, eh?! I didn't answer them all in one go. I actually started way back when Tony was wrapping up his summer in the States and kept replying to them here and there when I had some free time right up until last week. I'll kind of miss having them around now. It was fun and thought provoking to answer a few rapid fire questions on a regular basis.

      A snickerdoodle is a serious yummy cookie that stars cinnamon and sugar. Here's a great recipe for them, if you ever want to give snickerdoodles a go:

      Thank you for your lovely comment, my sweet friend. I hope that you guys had a fun, relaxing weekend.

      Tons of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

    2. Thanks for explaining and for the recipe. They sound yummy! I love all things cinnamony!

    3. You're very welcome, my sweet friend. I'm a massive cinnamon fan, too. In fact, I'd say it's my favourite spice (and thankfully one that I can still safely eat :)).

      I hope that you're having a great week!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

  16. Wow Jessica, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this post. I love how you're always open to your readers. Sorry to hear about Tony being away so often. Long-distance sucks... but you sure have an immense amount of patience for it! x Gwen

    1. Thank you so much, lovely lady! It can be tough at times for sure, but thankfully his more recent trips have been significantly shorter and we've been able to spend a little time here together at home between them - and, yippee, I'm going to be tagging along with him on the one next week. I can hardly wait!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

  17. I am so dissappointed with you, dear Jess. You have never stolen a street sign and you will not pose nude in a magazine. ;) This was a good selection of fun and a few strange questions, which I really enjoyed. I think I learn just a little more about you reading these random questions. Is it hard to adopt in Canada? I have a friend who are infertile too who adopted and she is the happiets mother ever. Not that it is my business. XOXO

    1. I know, eh, I'm just so terribly dull! :D :D :D Perhaps I should nick a street sign and then pose nude for a centerfold spread with it. ;)

      Unfortunately, it is very hard (and very, very expensive) to adopt nowadays in Canada, so while that isn't entirely off the table for us as an option yet, it is certainly one of the reasons that it hasn't been able to happen so far. I'm truly happy for your friend who was able to adopt. I would give my right arm to be able to be a mother and it truly doesn't matter to me if that child was biological or adopted. I would love it beyond measure and give it the best possible life either way. Time will tell if adoption is in the cards for us, but goodness, do I hope that it is.

      Many hugs, dear Sanne,
      ♥ Jessica

  18. Oh dear. I will send out all my best wishes that you one day will be a mother. My friend and her husband got married and all they wanted for wedding gifts was money, because it is also extremely expensive in Denmark to adopt, so that helphed them a lot. Well, you are married so that idea is no good for you. Perhaps that nude centerfold could finance it!? You really made my day with that comment, dear. :D:D:D

    1. Your last line really made me smile, thank you, sweet Sanne. I hope so, too, but have long made as much peace as one reasonably can that I may never get to know the unmatched joy of being a mother. Hopefully, either way, I'll get to be an aunt though. It's not the same thing of course, but it's amazing for sure, too.

      Tons of hugs & happy Tuesday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

      *PS* I recently received an awesome surprise letter + gift from you in the mail and need to find a moment to email you and thank you properly for it, my dear friend.

    2. Take your time, it was nothing, so no need to hurry, dear. :) I just thought of you.
      And I can tell you - borrowed children are the best, because they behave better and when you get tired of them you bring them back to their parents! :)
      Joke aside I've read an article that people without children are the most happy couples, because when you have children you always worry! I am not the worrying kind, but thoughts about drugs, violence, bad behaviour, car accidents, diseases, etc. do certainly cross my mind. Son has just crashed his car two weeks ago, but luckily nothing happened to him, so he and his dear dad are working on finding another cheap old car, since he hasn't much money.
      Have a lovely day, dear. :) XOXO

    3. Goodness, what a stressful thing for your son to go through, even though - thank the universe - he came through the ordeal without getting injured. I'm really sorry that happened to him and am so glad he's okay.

      Thank you, you're always so sweet. Thank you for every kind, caring word and lovely comment you enrich my blog with, dear Sanne.

      Giant hugs,
      ♥ Jessica