2 names you go by
1. E! (at the exact pitch of the Oldsmobile Alero commercials)
2. Mouse (my dad’s nickname for me)

2 things that scare you
1. small dogs, Schnauzers in particular
2. spiders

2 of your everyday essentials
1. seeing or touching something that I’ve made
2. recently? Prunes.

2 things you are wearing right now
1. engagment/wedding ring set
2. Duke signet class ring

2 of your favorite bands or musical artists (at the moment)
1. John Mayer
2. George Gershwin

2 things that make you laugh
1. “Sorry, dude, I had to do it,” said by a dear friend to a passing motorist on I-35 in March. I have never laughed so hard in my life. I still snicker when I think about it.
2. Well-placed sarcasm (an example — and those who were there will remember this and think it’s hilarious: “Because of Jesus, Jerry. Because of Jesus.” Possibly the funniest thing I have ever said. And I don’t remember the context anymore — just the punchline.)

2 things you want in a friendship (other than honesty and respect)
1. humor
2. encouragement

2 truths
1. Having a baby changes everything.
2. Diarrhea is preferable to constipation.

2 things you enjoy besides scrapbooking
1. quilting
2. mathematics

2 things you want really badly
1. more hours in a day
2. a housekeeper

2 places you want to go on vacation
1. Australia
2. St. Lucia again

2 things you want to do before you die
1. Be a featured speaker in front of thousands of people
2. Have a quilt in a national quilt show

2 ways that you are stereotypically a chick
1. I cry when I get mad
2. Sometimes I need to just bitch and complain and I don’t really want a solution — just an outlet.

2 things you are thinking about now
1. Going to bed
2. Whether to order that smoked turkey for Thanksgiving…

2 stores you shop at
1. J. Jill (online)… OMG. I feel feminine and pretty in EVERYTHING I have from them. Wow.
2. Lydia’s Heirloom Sewing Center. I’m in there at least once a week, on average. Probably more than that.

2 things that have changed about you in the last year
1. I have stopped designing quilts trying to please other people.
2. I have gotten back into my pre-pregnancy clothes.

2 things you have to do tomorrow
1. Steam clean the downstairs carpet.
2. Tutor 4 students in Geometry and Pre-Calculus

2 reasons you blog:
1. Because I can.
2. To amuse myself and the small audience of readers that I have.

Doughnut Defunct

Apparently, I have popped my second doughnut cushion. This does not make me happy. I love my doughnut cushion. 🙁

I don’t think I’ll go buy another one just yet… Maybe try to figure out where the hole is in this one (the last one had a hole at the seam, so it wasn’t really fixable)… Hopefully this one will just have a hole in the middle somewhere and we can slap a bit of duct tape over it. I shouldn’t be needing this thing for too much longer anyway. I’m beginning to make it through most days without taking Advil more than once.