Well, At Least One Of Us Is On The Right Path

You know we’re suckers for an online quiz, and if you’ve been on Facebook at all lately, you’ve probably seen your newsfeed peppered with ones like “What City Should You Actually Live In?” and “Which [insert movie or TV show] Character Are You?” Most of them thanks to BuzzFeed, home to groundbreaking analyses like “Which Sandwich Are You?” (I’m a hamburger with lettuce instead of a bun, in case you were wondering).

Anyways, Sherry and I got sucked into taking a bunch of them one night when neither of us could fall asleep. Each takes like 30 seconds to complete, so it was just fun to laugh at the completely random and usually baseless results (for the record, I’m the last person to do a lettuce bun on my hamburger). One that gave us a particular chuckle was “What Career Should You Actually Have?

We had seen some of our other home blogger friends posting their results to Facebook, many of them achieving “Designer” as their determined career. Sherry and I were curious whether it would turn back the same designation for us.

This is what I got:

Not too bad, considering I do write everyday (I’m writing right now!) and I make things… plus, I originally went to college to become a director but ended up as an advertiser. Tina Fey and I even have the same alma mater. Maybe this quiz was on to something…

But Sherry got this:

We’re pretty sure there’s no overlap between home blogger and astronaut – and after seeing Gravity, I don’t think Sherry will be switching career paths anytime soon. But she did grow up wanting to be an art teacher and loved labs/research in school, so the “other occupations” category isn’t off the mark.

Here’s where you can take the quiz yourself in case you’re so inclined. What did you get? Any other fellow writers or astronauts? Maybe you and Sherry can go into orbit together someday…

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Hello Up There

It’s no secret that I’m “pocket sized” (as a very charming Brit once called me – which beats “short”, as many people over the years have called me). I come from a sweet mom who’s even more pocket sized than I am (4’11”) and a dad of pretty average height (5’10”) so it’s sort of a wonder that I’m even 5’2″. I still remember the doctor telling me I had stopped growing and being completely incredulous, like “um, there’s no way” – he was 100% right by the way.

So 6′ tall John usually feels like the resident giant at family gatherings on my side… but after seeing this old photo of my great aunt and uncle (my paternal grandfather’s brother and his wife) it seems like there might still be some “tall genes” lying dormant in me yet (maybe that explains Clara’s extra tallness, along with getting that from her daddy).

Apparently Marcus and Anna, at over 7’1″ and 6’3″ respectively, were even named New York City’s 3rd tallest couple in 1944. Our jaws both dropped when we heard that someone in my known-to-be-short family had earned such a lofty (pun intended) designation. And that such an award even existed.

Plus, we were completely shocked by how much my great uncle looks like John’s dad. It’s a really old faded picture, but to everyone who knows Tom Tom, the resemblance is uncanny.

To put that into perspective, here’s a little height chart that John had fun making using some clip art silhouettes (I almost killed him for using the “sexy lady” silhouette on me, so just ignore that please).

We still can’t get over it. It’s just so amazing that someone in my lineage made the record books for their height. Have you guys learned anything cool about your relatives that blew your mind lately?

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