6.14.2012

Your Questions Answered: Part I

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Thank you so much for all your questions! I got some really good ones, and like I said, I will answer anything. No question is off limits! My original f.a.q. post is here is any of you still want to ask me something.

So I picked some questions that were directed only to me to answer today, as I'm going to desperately try and get the husband tanked this weekend so I can convince him to participate in a vlog with me to answer your questions directed at him/us.

And if I didn't get to your question today? I will in Part II or III.

(Part III? Really Raven? God I make myself sound so much more important than I really am.) 

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If you weren't a stay-at-home mom, what would your dream job be?

My absolute dream job would be to be one of those people that takes baby tigers/lions/cougars and lives with them for a few years, you know, hand-raising them in a sanctuary or reservation? To cuddle one of those in bed every night would be my dream.

If the world ran out of vodka, what would you drink?

Easy. Rum. Now, if the world ran out of all liquors and all wines? And all that was left was beer? This momma would never get buzzed again. I despise beer.

How are you so damn hilarious?

I drink. Seriously. I am not so funny whilst sober. 

Are you ever gonna come visit DC?

Well Pinky, I would love to. And I would rally up all the smarties aka republicans and we would go and egg the white house. Just kidding. I totally wouldn't do that....

If you had a girl, what would you name her?

Ok. So I have a Gunner and I have a Colt. Both "gun related" names. I promise we didn't do it on purpose. Yes, we are proponents of the NRA but we aren't pistol obsessed. Our name planning didn't revolve around weapons. That said, if I did happen to have a girl? I would have totally named her Remington. Yes, another gun name. And I would have called her Remi for short. Too bad it will never happen since I got fixed.

Can you talk a little bit about the age difference between you and your husband? Can you discuss how your friends and family responded and about how you feel about age differences in general? What have you learned about being with someone older and how do you handle the criticism?

The hubs and I are 15.5 years apart. His birthday is coming up in approx. two weeks and he will be...get this...47 years old. We started dating when I was 21 and he was 37. My friends and family never really had an issue with it, mainly because he looked younger and was very outgoing, very friendly and just...fun. The only criticism I ever get is when I tell someone who has never met my husband that I married a guy 15 years older. Right away, they judge and think I married some old guy with money. But when they meet him, they see how fresh and so clean clean he is. No but really, they see what I see...a good looking guy with a playful spirit, active, funny, dedicated...

What have I learned? Truthfully, I've always liked older guys. To me, they seem more...gentleman-ly. More chivalrous, hunter-gatherer type. I've made no secret of my distaste for feminazis, and I think so many guys these days have been demoted to "simply an accessory that can be discarded on a whim." I like that my husband wants to be the head of the household. I like that he goes out and makes a living so I can stay home with my kids. I like that he's the provider, the protector and the warrior for our family. I like that he demands respect from his wife and won't let me walk all over him. I like that my husband wears the pants. I like his old-school ways. Chivalry is so lost on a lot of men these days.

My thoughts of age differences in general? Even though it works well for us, I definitely don't think it's a one-fits-all outcome. Especially with younger women these days who feel they "don't need a man" and want everything to be "equal." Those girls wouldn't appreciate a valiant older man. ;-)

All in all, the age difference for the hubs and I never really seems to be an issue. We both respect each other and try to do what makes the other happy.

Will you be home-schooling your boys?

HELL no.

If you could be any movie character, who would you be and why?

Definitely Jordana Brewster's character in The Fast and The Furious. I like a little danger. And hello! Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. 'Nuf said. I'd much rather be her in that movie than whats-her-face in The Notebook.

Out of everywhere you've traveled, what is your favorite place and why?

Definitely Kauai, Hawaii. Definitely not the Dominican Republic. (You can click on the links to see why I love/hate these places.)

When are you getting another tattoo, and of what? When do you think you'll stop and how old do you think is too old to keep getting them?

Ahh tattoos. I love them. I'll definitely be getting another one, but probably after summer is over. I will be out in the water/heat all summer so I wouldn't want a fresh tattoo baking in the sun :). As for what it will be? Definitely something that incorporates my kids. I haven't come up with the perfect design yet, but when I do, I'll let ya know.

When will I stop? Egads. I wish I knew. That's the thing most people will tell you about tattoos...once you get one, they become addicting. I would totally get sleeve tattoos if my husband wouldn't disown me, but just the other day I saw a grandma covered in tattoos. It didn't look....quite right. When I first started getting tattoos, I said that I would put them all in inconspicuous places so when I did get all old and wrinkly, it wouldn't be as noticeable. Obviously that plan went out the window as I have quite a few in obvious spots. I guess I figure that when I'm old and wrinkly I just won't give a damn.

How old is too old? I don't think there's a number. If granny wants to get inked at 89? Go for it. ;)

What are you fave day-to-day makeup products?

I wrote all about my favorites here and here.

Where do you love to shop?

Since we live in a place behind the times, and we don't have a Nordstrom or even a Forever 21 (gasp!) I do most of my shopping online. Metropark is one of my favorites, for a little more edgy style. I do a lot of my shopping on Hautelook, as they have the latest designer stuff at super low prices. I also always check the sale section online at Nordstrom, and I get tons of tank tops and simple shirts at Victoria's Secret. I would shop here if I could, but I can't. So flippin' expensive! However, they do pop up sometimes on Hautelook, and you know I snatch me some right up!

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Questions Part I answered. If you didn't see yours? No worries, I will get to every single question, promise!

30 comments

  1. Awesome post Ravennnn! I love when you link back to older stuff bc I haven't been following you NEARLY long enough!

    Good answer on homeschooling ;)

    And ps- You want a baby lion?! Definitely don'tttt check out a post on my honeymoon http://missbmrsm.blogspot.com/2012/05/our-honeymoon-part-2.html

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  2. I also got fixed. Best thing ever. I only need 2 boys and that is it. Lol

    can't wait to see what the other questions you're going to be answering. :)

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  3. Love this!! These were good questions!! Can't wait for part 2!! :)

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  4. Did you answer my question?

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  5. Love your answer regarding being married to an older man! My husband is 11 years older than me and I give people the same identical reasons you mentioned above as to why I prefer older men. I couldn't imagine being married to a guy my own age. And yes, it's true...people always assume you are a gold digger if you marry an older man! So annoying!

    Chelsea
    http://vandylandmommy.blogspot.com

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  6. Love these! Can't wait for more.

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  7. I love you. I would totally be Jordanna Brewster in F&TF also; it's one of my fave movies. And I had no idea you got fixed! I thought you decided not to go along with it, I obviously missed the fixed post.

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  8. whatttt no nordies?!?!? ahhhhh! can I come egg the white house with you? serious. honestly there are some other things id like to do to the whitehouse & the people in it.....

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  9. I really like your answer to marrying an older man. My parents are 13 years apart and people would pass judgement on them too. My dad might be a lot older, but he is definitely still a child at heart!

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  10. Your whole answer to the "older man" question is SO spot on..while I didn't marry a much older man, I did date one for a little while (when I was 20-21ish, and he was 36). I totally agree with the hunter-gatherer description! :)

    PS.com - my 80 year old grandmother got a tattoo on her shoulder blade last year. She straight said, "it was on my bucket list, so I did it." I can respect that!

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  11. Great post!!! My husband got fixed 2 months after our 3rd boy!!! And my husband is the same way, gentleman, wears the pants, well most of the time!!!, provider, etc. He is only one year older, but parents very old fashioned!! I must have got lucky, because I see guys the same age as him, who could care less about the way they sometimes treat their ladies!!!

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  12. YES! The Jordana Brewster comment makes me love this blog even more because I am obsessed with her and the F&F movies. Oh also, the whole tattoo thing... I said the same thing, I'm hovering around 15 or so now both small and large. I have one on my hand, I want one on my arm, like yours... so obvious places, haha.

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  13. I LOVE Hautelook! They have some of the greatest deals! I also love the fact that both of your kids' names have to do with firearms. I love guns, love shooting them, everything about them really. My daily carry is a Ruger SR9 9mm (I have a concealed weapons permit). Hmmm Ruger....another good name...lol. I LOVE the Remington/Remi name too! Cute idea!

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  14. And I thought I couldn't love you more. But you go and say something that makes me love you more. Beer is nasty. Poor disgustingness in a can.

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  15. I need to get fixed...or hubby does anyway.

    Beer is disgusting, I will agree...

    & I've always liked older guys too...of course mine is the same age as me, but it wouldn't have surprised me one bit if I had ended up with someone 10 or more years older than I.

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  16. awww i love raven facts!!! i always learn something new to add to my bank of knowledge about my favorite mommy blogger! and i LOVE the name remington for a girl. and i totally agree....iv'e only been to oahu and not kaui but hawaii is by far paradise!!

    and fact about me - did you know i was homeschooled all 12 years. i NEVER tell anyone b/c of the horrible stereotype of homeschoolers (i swear i dont have an unhealthy obsession with star wars and we never made our own soap). but i totally don't blame you for second the kids to school....that's where mine are going! this girl will be living vicariously through organized sports and prom ;) haha

    love you!

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  17. ok. I hate google chrome (not really I hate IE but chrome never lets me post) grr.. anyways yes I love faq pages. I love being nosy and knowing all your biznass. and now I know that you are fixed and hate the DR.

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  18. I despise beer and I hate when people say that I have to acquire the taste. It taste like poo to me so why would I ever want to continue drinking it?

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  19. Don't worry, if me and my hubs have kids, they will probably be gun related too..

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  20. Love your honesty :) I'm a new follower, would love for you to check out my blog!
    http://theaustinfamilydiary.blogspot.com/

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  21. Paul Walker + Vin Diesel = AMAZINGLY HOTTTT! And tattoos are very addicting. I always said that I only wanted one and I would be done. Wrong. Four and counting. I know two more that I for sure want. I just hope I don't give a damn either when I am old and full of wrinkles. Thanks for the laugh! Love reading your blog!

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  22. Love the first 3 questions! Are they for real?!! If so really good questions ;)

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  23. I love your answers, especially how honest you are! My favorite has got to be the paragraph about chivalry and wanting a man that can provide. Amen on that one sista!

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  24. I feel EXACTLY the same about relationships. There is a reason that marriages used to last and it's certainly NOT because women wore the pants. I used to think I had to be bossy, since that's what society has deemed necessary, but once I fully gave my self to my hubby- I realized how much happier I can be! We're still a team, but I like him to take care of me.

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  25. Love me some Fast and Furious movies. That is all.

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  26. every post of yours I read makes me like you more.

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  27. What have I learned? Truthfully, I've always liked older guys. To me, they seem more...gentleman-ly. More chivalrous, hunter-gatherer type. I've made no secret of my distaste for feminazis, and I think so many guys these days have been demoted to "simply an accessory that can be discarded on a whim." I like that my husband wants to be the head of the household. I like that he goes out and makes a living so I can stay home with my kids. I like that he's the provider, the protector and the warrior for our family. I like that he demands respect from his wife and won't let me walk all over him. I like that my husband wears the pants. I like his old-school ways. Chivalry is so lost on a lot of men these days


    That, right there, is why I think we would be best friends in real life. Thanks for being another woman who loves a man who takes care of the family in that "old fashioned way"

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