Often it is the small things in life that bring us joy and clarity. Welcome or welcome back to TMI Tuesday.
1. Do you have a favorite author? Who?
Jayden: Mary Higgins Clark. She was the first mystery author I read. I have loved her since I was a kid.
Richard: I would like to preface my answer by saying that Jayden’s is the most un-Jayden answer possible. I have never seen her read a mystery in my life. I was really expecting Laurel K. Hamilton or something.
I’m going to go with Phillip K. Dick. For today anyway, It’ll be someone else tomorrow I’m sure. I think he hits the sweet spot between “thinky” lit-fic and “pulpy” pop sci-fi.
2. Do you make your bed each morning? Why?
Jayden: Yeah, mostly, just because otherwise the cat will get into the bed and I’m allergic.
Richard: I sort of make the bed every morning, because Jayden goes to work earlier than me. When she gets up, I pull her pillow and tiny snuggle blanket under the covers to cuddle in her absence, and then I make sure the comforter is pulled over all her stuff when I get up. I don’t tuck the corners or anything though.
3. What is one recipe that gets you through busy, hectic times?
Jayden: Recipe? Uhhh. If I’m really slammed, I’m a hot pocket kind of girl.
Richard: I don’t know if it counts as a “recipe”, but when I’m short on time I often make a pseudo-ploughman’s lunch. Butter up a big hunk of sourdough, grab an apple or whatever fruit is around, slice up some cheese (or grab the pre sliced) and pour a tall glass of milk. Takes less than 5 minutes to put together, very filling, and a total comfort food.
4. For therapeutic venting, who do you call–friend, sibling, parent, significant other?
Jayden: I call Richard. But I also have a therapist and several friends. Sometimes I vent more than once.
Richard: Most of my venting is work related, so I have one or two work friends that are probably my most common. Non-work (grad school being stupid) related, definitely Jayden.
5. When did you last de-clutter the camera roll/pics on your smartphone?
Jayden: Ummm. I guess when I got my new phone in February/March?
Richard: I probably do it a couple times a year if I’m waiting in line or something, really bored, and can’t find an article to read. I also take like 2.3 pics a month on average.
Bonus: What is the subject of your next blog post?
Jayden: It’s a good thing we did this one late! The next post is going to be a year-end wrap up about our 524 sexes, a million words, and a special surprise!
Richard: For my non-Jayden blog, I think my next post is about can openers.
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