Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Girls (and guys), today is "help Nancy out" day.

I need a distraction. I need to stop looking at a chart that could mean nothing. I need to stop thinking about bfps that could mean nothing.

So, I declare today "Help Nancy Out" day. I ask each one of you to ask me a question. Any question. Any strange off hand question. Any personal question. Any mundane question.


And when I say "you", I mean YOU. Yeah - you - reading this right now. I don't care if you've never ever commented before. I don't care if you don't even like me and you read my blog just to find new ways to hate me. You don't have to leave your name. Be anonymous if you want. Just ask me a question.

I'm setting myself up right now too. If no one asks me anything, I'm going to feel like a gigantic dork. So please, ask me a question.


Mrslady1975 said...

Hi Nancy, I am not sure if you remember me from Webmd or not. I was "scottswoman" on that board. Anyways, keeping my fingers crossed for you. Can I link your blog in my blog?

Knucks said...

Nancy, I don't want to add to your anxiousness but I really feel like this may be "it" for you . . . your chart IS beautiful! I can't wait to see the temps for the next two days.

Um, so here's my question. . . now I can't think of anything good to ask. .. um, how did your husband propose to you. . .how did you meet?

Julieb56 said...

Hi Nancy! I'm not sure if you remember me--I was Julieb56 from ttc-jso. In Aug, I was blessed & shocked to get my BFP... I'm now 28w4d. Every once in a while I like to check in on the ttc girls. I saw your post & wanted to leave you a comment! :) Now, onto the question: What is your dream vacation?

Take care & I will be anxiously awaiting an update on your blog!

Carrie said...

What is your biggest pet peeve dealing with driving? :)

P.S. You chart is amazing. I want to steal and use it for myself later on haha.

Christy said...

If you were given 24 hours to move from your home*, where would you move? It could be anywhere in the world as long as you have NOT lived there before...

*(your things would all be packed and moved professionally and your job would be ther for you in whatever way needed to be so no worrying about that type of nonsense)

BethH6703 said...

ok, I'll try & help you stop the obsession...

Tell us about how you & hubs met, please?

And if that doesn't help, go play at

Io said...

I'm trying to think of a good question...hmmm...
Ok, a crappy generic one will have to do. I will try again later when I am not trying to pretend I am working.
What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

MDShamrocks07 said...

Here ya go...this will keep you pondering for a while I think, hehe....

How do you explain colors, excluding black and white, and what they look like to a blind person that has been blind all his life?

= )

KatieM said...

Em!!! Nice to "see" you!

Nancy....what was your first tattoo? Any special meaning to it? If you had to do it over, would you get that one again?

Anonymous said...

hope this helps! (hugs)

At a recent birthday party there were four mothers and their children. aged 1, 2, 3 and 4. From the clues below can you work out whose child is whose and their relevant ages? It was Jane's child's birthday party. Brian is not the oldest child. Sarah had Anne just over a year ago. Laura's child will be 3 next birthday. Daniel is older than Charlie. Teresa's child is the oldest. Charlie is older than Laura's child.

nancy said...

scottswoman - Yes! I remember you!. Thanks for the crossed fingers. And yes, you can link to me!

Glennformer said...

Since I wasn't effective on the phone with my latest MMO for you, here's one:

Any progress on that "circles of equal angle" problem?

Sarah R said...

Bringing on the randoms...

What is your middle name?

Are you the oldest, middle, or youngest in your family?

What was your worst job ever?

When you put your jacket on, do you hold onto the sleeves so they don't slide up differently than the jacket sleeves?

What is your favorite Subway sandwich (if you eat there)?

Do you like the toilet paper to roll from the top or the bottom?

Do you organize your clothes in your closet according to color?

What outfit are you wearing today?

What's the weather like right now where you live?

Do you wear contacts?

If I opened your fridge, what would I find the most of?

Does it drive you nuts when people chew on their pens?

Do you like your ice cream in a dish or a cone?

That's about all I could come up with for now...

jenn said...

What would the soundtrack to your life story be? Minimum of 6 songs.

:) puffy hearts!

Glennformer said...

Who is the person you are most "hiding out" from talking to and why? Bonus question for extra credit: What would it be like for you and for them if you took on having the conversation you are avoiding?

Glennformer said...

As a public service, what objective standard can you propose for how hard to close a car door, such that it is not taken as "slamming"?

Glennformer said...

Have you ever "thanked" an inanimate object for doing something it did well? (For example, thanking a Band-Aid for doing a good job before tossing it into the trash.) If you did, did it make you feel better or stupid after you did it?

Katarina Jelly Beana said...

1) How did you get into roller derby? Did you watch it as a kid on ESPN afterschool like I did?

2) If you were trapped on a desert island and could only take 3 books with you, what would they be?

3) Chocolate or vanilla?

4) Favorite childhood memory?

5) If you could change one thing about your husband, what would it be?

6) Would you want to see Spam made?

7) Pretend you're in Hell. In your mind, who would be doing an infinity run on the mainstage in Hell...and you have a permanently reserved table up front?

8) If you could resurrect any tv series and have it continue with its original brilliance, what would it be?

9) What do you want to be when you grow up?

10) Name 3 reasons why today is great that have nothing to do with temperature, urine or uteri.

Glennformer said...

Have you ever sent anything to that guy who has that "send my your secrets" website? If so, what was it?

~ Joe ♥ said...

Ok, child number 3 girl or boy, which would you prefer or is there no preference?

Amber said...

Still have ~everything~ crossed for you. I really think this might be it!

Alright, now the question...

~What was your absolute favorite birthday gift?

~What is your favorite season and why?

Poltzie said...

Good Luck Nancy.
I'd like to know what are your 3 biggest fears in life. Are they different then ten years ago?

Egged Out said...

What was your favorite time period of your life?

Jenera said...

What kind of animal would you want to be? And why?

Have you ever had sex outside?

Do you already have the 'big sex talk' planned out for when your kids are older?

Kaci said...

Hmmm...what's the farthest you've ever been from home?

Since you are an adopted Irishwoman, how do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Jewels said...

I'm sorry, the only question I can think of is when will you be convinced that a BFP on a test is Real? (That is if they are to stay positive) 11dpo? 12dpo? Will 14dpo be enough for you?

Ok I'm not helping.

Let me think....hummm...who are your Heroes and why?

If you won 1 million dollars, what would you do with it?

Would your answer be different if you won 10 million dollars? and why?

Glennformer said...

What did you do to stop your fish from being mean to me after that first visit? Or was it their idea all on their own?

Nic said...

I suck at being put on the spot!!

What is your relationship with your in-laws like?

I love the story of how you and DH met, btw!

Denise said...

When getting dressed in the morning, do you put your left sock or your right sock on first (assuming you are wearing socks)?

When getting undressed, do you take your left sock or your right sock off first?

Same questions as above, but in regard to which pant leg goes on and off first.

Glennformer said...

Uh oh. Appears to be a lull. Here's some more:

What kind of tree would you be and what would you think of being pruned?

What kind of animal would you be and, if you lived in a zoo, would you feel oppressed or be delighted that you got your basic needs taken care of without any effort AND got to watch a parade of goofy humans visiting almost every day?

What activity do you like so much and think others are missing out on to great detriment that you actively promote it? (Besides the obvious, sex, roller derby, etc).

What do you think is the most under-rated food? The most over-rated food?

As an alternative to the books question, what 3 movies would you take to a desert island, and why?

What person have you lost contact with that you are most curious about?

If you got a chance to name a mountain after yourself, which would it be? Which river?

Kristin said...

When's your wedding anniversary, and why did you choose that date?

merks23 said...

Hey Nancy! Here are a few Q's to keep you busy:

If you could learn how to make the best ever any kind of food, meal, or dish, what would you want to be the best cook of?

What is the worst thing you ever did in school?

If you could be best friends with any president-- past, present,or prospective; living or dead-- who would it be? Why?

If you owned your own business, what would it be in?

If you had to lose a limb or organ, which would you give up and why?

Jen said...

This is fun and hopefully enough questions to keep you distracted for quite a while! What kind of car do you drive?

Amy Paden said...

Here's a fun one...

A FNP prescribes 100mg of prometrium to be taken CD 15-28. Patient started the pill on CD 24 (or Tuesday), they will be taken until CD28 which is Saturday. On Monday patient has to start BCP again. Typical cycle length is 29 days. Prometrium was prescribed because FNP think the progesterone level is too low for the amount of estrogen in one's body- blood test results aren't back to prove what actual levels are yet.

Will one's menses be delayed due to the progesterone, and that in combination with starting the bcp 1.5 days later, will that cause BTB, or just a funky late menses?

on a different note... what's your favorite movie and why?

Lori said...

Well, I hope your fears of dork-ness are alleviated. You are loved!

My request: tell us about the contents of you cereal cabinet.

(Talk about a dork!)

jenn said...

-You know the guy in the news that dyed himself blue over time? What color would you pick to be dyed forever?

- If you could go back to any year of your life & relive it- which one would it be?

- If you could go back & change any year of your life, which one would it be?

- What is your favorite smell?

-What's your favorite childhood cartoon?

- When you retire what will you do? Travel, volunteer, absolutely nothing?

- Do you write in cursive or block letters?

- Do you have any crafty hobbies?

- If you change one thing about your house (not get a new one) what would it be? Don't worry about the costs.

This is fantastic by the way!!! I didn't know we had the architect/designer thing in common!

Brianna said...

One more question (Notice I'm posting in the proper place this time! :) )

Would you mind reading this post and providing input? I know you're in HR and I thought maybe you'd have an opinion on whether my interpretation of the whole job offer thing holds water. I know you're not in the same state and I don't expect you to research anything. I just want to know what your instinct says.

jamie said...

mutha fucker the one day i am not on the internet all day...which hardly ever happens. Ok so my questions even though i missed the climax. 1. do you know of me or am i just random to you? 2. How many pairs of uggs do you have and what color ( i am a serious ugg lover) 3. If you could have any handbag in existence what would it be? 4. What do you think of someone wanting only one child? 5.What is the part of your body you hate the most and what part do you love? I still can't believe I haven't been on here all day. ;)

Anonymous said...

Still answering questions? If so...

How many tattoos do you have?
What are they?
Where are they?
What significance, if any, do they have?

Chris DeVore said...

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