THIS is my 500th Post!

Hooooooooly cow.

In honor of my 500th post here at The Mom Chronicles, I’m gonna answer a bunch of random questions… and hey – if you have questions for me, I’ll answer ’em. Why not? What fun! I was trying to think of a big deal 5-0-0 thing to do, like another list about me, but I thought, naaaaaaaaah. I don’t have that kind of time today. BUT. It’s kind of a big deal.

Do you more often do what you want to do or what you feel you should do?
Definitely what I feel I should. I’m big on shoulds. And not that it’s ever a bad thing to try to do right by people, there are some days that it would be so nice to just fly by the seat of my pants and do… whatever.

What’s the most beautiful place you have ever seen?
I love San Francisco. In SF, there’s a place called The Palace of Fine Arts. I find this place to be so amazingly beautiful. (You may recognize it from the movie “The Rock” – it’s where Sean Connery meets his daughter before Nic Cage and the cops surround him). Love it. Something about it is just so absolutely aesthetically pleasing to me.

What is the worst date you’ve ever been on?
Back in oh….1995 (I think), a friend of mine hooked me up with a friend of his. On our first date together, we met downtown to see an outdoor concert and then the plan was to go to a movie. But then, something happened – I can’t remember what – I think his car wouldn’t start again? Something insane, and he had to go home, switch vehicles and come back (In retrospect, it sounds shady, but you’d have to know the guy to know it wasn’t – he just wasn’t a good planner!). I waited at a restaurant/bar, which was fine – I knew someone working, it was nice outside, and so I waited outside. While I waited outside, I was the only witness to a drunk homeless man passing out and smashing his head on the ground in the parking lot. Aw yeah. So, I ended up having to wait for police and ambulance people (as well as my Date!). By the time all that was done, we ended up seeing some random movie, and it was all just really weird. We did end up dating for a year and a half after that, but I’m not entirely sure why – because that first date should have been a BIG TIME omen.

Which old boyfriend would you love to spend 24 hours with?
I’m going to say G. Not that it has anything to do with him, per se, other than the fact that after we broke up we became amazing friends and it was all cool between us. But, he died a few years ago in an accident – if he was here for 24 hours, I’d spend it at his parents’ house – because I know they’d love to see him again.

Which celebrity do people say you resemble?
They don’t, because I don’t.

Do you sing when you’re alone?
You better believe it! I also sing when I’m NOT alone. I sing when my kids are with me (which prompts the, “BE QUIET, MOM!” comments that I so-adore). I love singing. I’m not saying I have any ‘skillz’, because I’m not delusional. I just like it.

Do you think you have any habits or mannerisms that remind you of your mother or father?
Unfortunately, I have my dad’s habit of going completely nutso when hungry. When I’m hungry, I cannot think, I cannot be rational, I cannot be productive. I just go BLAH until I eat. I’m a real joy to be around when I’m hungry.

Alrighty, happy 500. If you have any questions for me, just pop them into the comments.

Edited to add Question(s):
If you were on your death bed, and I asked you: S, was your life a success ? If you answered “Yes,” why was it a success ? And if you answered “No”, what 5 things would you change, to make it a success.
Despite all my grumbling, I’d say it was a success. I love and I am loved and that’s really a huge deal. I have an amazing family (for the most part… you know how it goes!), and a roof over my head. It’s good.

Niki delurked with the question: What is your favorite thing about your life?
To be honest, my kids. They drive me up the wall sometimes, and can make me totally crazy, but they are the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s cool that they’re actually a part of me, walking around out there… yet, they are such individual people. Stupidly, I thought that when I had two kids from the same gene pool, they would be more similar, but I was so so so so wrong. While their differences can throw me for a loop (I got somewhat trained with The Princess, and now I’m completely gobsmacked (!) because Pumpkin is totally different…). It’s maddening at times, but the evolution from baby to toddler to preschooler to full-on kid? It’s SO cool.

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. I just finished the book “Five Wishes.”

    It asks this: If you were on your death bed, and I asked you: S, was your life a success ? If you answered “Yes,” why was it a success ? And if you answered “No”, what 5 things would you change, to make it a success.


  2. What is your favorite thing about your life?


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