A random five

by michelle on February 24, 2013 · 2 comments

1. I do not see it necessary to wear matching socks, ever.

2. I used to love vegetables and fruit, but since having Jonas, they’re gross to me. I eat them anyway.

3. This post about changing your last name when you’re married has me thinking, and I loved reading all the comments.

4. I have wayyyyy to many things going on around in my head right now. Among them are GREs and grad school and that ever present “What am I going to do with the rest of my life?” question.

5.  Between my kid and my cat and my husband, some days all I can think is “STOP TOUCHING ME!!!!” Do you have issues with personal space? I apparently need a LOT.

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Allie February 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I changed my name. It was an upgrade. My former last name was always mispronounced. I think, because of my temperament, the name change was a surprise to a few people, but for me it was a good fresh start. And I love having the same last name as my husband. For me it’s that simple. I didn’t feel pressured and I don’t regret it. I still don’t like being called Mrs. though. It makes me feel old.

And oh my gosh – with you on the personal space. It’s like I have a set limit and if that’s exceeded I want to hide.

Vanessa February 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

I don’t try and match my socks but I don’t try and not match my socks.

I used to love fruit but I chopped so much fruit on a daily basis at work that I really started to not be so fond of it. My husband also says I only know how to chop fruit for animals not people. Hey it’s still edible, it’s just in small pieces.

I changed my name because my husband said he wanted to feel like part of a family. He was born with his mothers families last name, his father wasn’t in his life, his father ended up dying a few months later and his mom changed his last name. He grew up with a different last name than his whole family, he wanted to have the same name as someone finally. So you try and say no to that. I didn’t have a problem with it really, I was not going to change my name but I didn’t care enough to say no to that. In retrospect I think we might have changed his name to his mothers families name and changed mine to that. If his family was more open minded we probably would have thought about changing his name to mine but that would NOT have made the in-laws like me anymore. When my mom got married last year she informed us that in California law you can make a new name that is basically a mash up of your two names, if we had know that we might have done that, instead of Mr and Mrs Farmer we might have mashed it with my name, Martino, and been known as Mr and Mrs Fartino, cause fart is funny. I think it is a really good idea we didn’t know we could do that.

Also personal space, I require SO much of it. Even the cats get on my nerves on occasion.

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