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Friday, August 16, 2013

{20 Questions} Young House Love

Really?! Do I even need to introduce Sherry?! She's like the Grand Poobah of bloggers. She was blogging before there was blogging! (Figure that one out!) Young House Love was the first blog-rabbit-hole I ever fell in, and I think I read it start-to-finish (starting with their Wedding, and ending with their First House). From there, my addiction to blogs started, and snowballed grew.

20 questions Sherry

What is your road trip essential snack?
A cup of hot chai tea from Starbucks. Even in the middle of the summer.

You've been handed two free round-trip tickets...who are you taking and where are you going?
Australia with John. We've always dreamed about going there.

I don't know why but for some reason I really want to go to Australia. Maybe I would be mistaken for a kangaroo and I would get to ride in its pouch. Or I could ride an emu!!!

What was your high school jam?
Every single Eminem song (she says as she hides under the table).

Would you rather have a perfect bum, or a flawless face?
I'll go face because at least I get to hide my bum under fabric.

What shows are you ashamed to admit are on your DVR?
Housewives. All of them. I'll pause while you cringe for me.

What's your ringtone?
The theme song for The Mindy Project. Best TV intro song ever (only rivaled by Dexter's).

How old were you when you had your first kiss? Was it meh or toe-curling?
I think I was in sixth grade? It was completely meh.

Do you have any siblings, and if so, where are you in the birth order.
I was raised under one roof with my younger brother and two younger cousins (both boys too) and my dad got remarried and had a son so I was the oldest of five, and the only girl.

What physical quirk were you born with?
I have an unreasonably large mouth.

What was your first car, and did you name it?
An old Nissan Sentra. I didn't name her, but I did have a super cool chain link license plate holder. #hardcore

What would you request for your last supper?
The hottest hot wings. Make them as hot as you can, and then double the heat.

Have you ever been hospitalized, and if so, what for?
I had a tumor in my breathing passage between my nose and mouth in middle school. Thankfully it was benign, but I needed surgery to get it removed. I won't even tell you how many times I heard "it's not a tumor!" in a mock-Arnold-Schwarzenegger voice a la Kindergarten Cop.

It's NOT a tumor! Say that in your best Arnold voice.

How tall are you? Do you wish you were taller, shorter...or are you just right?
I'm 5'2" and totally wish I was taller. There's a lot if chair and counter climbing to retrieve things in my house.

Do you prefer to DIY or hire it out?
Deeeee eye whyyyyy, baby!

What do you eat for breakfast?
A Larabar and a cup of tazo chai that I make at home.

What would you do for a living if you didn't need money?
I love painting and demoing... so maybe what I do right now?

Finish this sentence: Every room needs....
something sentimental.

sweet office art

How frequently do you wash your hair? Do you have any hair secrets or tricks?
Every few days. Any more and it's a frizzball. Oh wait, it's still a frizzball... hence my love of ponytails.

Will you leave the house without makeup?
Oh yeah.

You just unloaded your Halloween haul...what candy do you go for first?
Nerds. I would trade my entire school lunch growing up for a tiny box of Nerds.

What totally inane talent do you possess?
I can type really fast with two fingers. I have no idea how it started, but I just never learned how to place my hands on the keyboard correctly so I just use my thumb and pointer finger on each hand and they zoom around doing their thing.

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I can't even picture how you'd type with just a thumb and pointer finger?! I think we need video of this, agreed? I met Sherry at Haven, and she was just as sweet, and bubbly as you'd think...just like her blog. I love when that happens.

Sadly, we're headed home tomorrow, so I'm savoring our final moments today. Happy Weekend, lovebugs!

Check out the other {20 Questions} Players:
Kristin, The Hunted Interior
Kate, Centsational Girl 
Chassity, Look Linger Love


  1. Always fun to get these peeks into other bloggers' closets! Weirdly enough, I type super fast with just two fingers too - not a thumb though. Left index and right middle. Could not tell you how that started by it's too late to change now!

    1. I'm with you. I can go to town using my first two fingers, but not just the pointer and thumb!

  2. I knew I loved Sherry! I only type with the the middle finger on my left hand and my middle, pointer and thumb on my right hand! It's an incredibly weird talent to have! :)

  3. I adore Sherry! YHL was one of the first blogs I started reading too.

  4. i just typed this comment with my thumb and pointer and it was hard. Oops - pinky snuck in there for the period.

  5. Great interview! I love other people who can admit their love for the Housewives! They're my dirty little secret shows too.

    -Emily @

  6. Who's this Sherry person?? ;-)

    This was hilarious! Two finger typing?! That's really hard (twss). Sherry's a sweetie, love this!

  7. I don't even know how people can type like that! Maybe it's because I took a typing class in college, but I'm definitely all fingers on deck!

  8. 2 finger typing?! say whaaaaat?! I think she and I would make good Halloween candy share-ers - she can have all my nerds if she ponies up the chocolate. =)

    Hope you're having a great time!!

  9. I am a little YHL obsessed, so I, of course loved this interview. However, I have to say, hearing that Sherry can get all those posts up each week plus blog maintenance with just two finger typing is making me feel super SUPER guilty that I don't post more with my 10 finger typing. I need to get on that! Wait a minute, if Sherry 10 finger typed, would she take over the world? Probably. I'd be ok with that.

  10. this was too funny! Nerds and typing, I'm sitting here trying to type with my thumbs as we speak lol.

  11. I got to meet her and John at YHL book signing in Palo Alto, CA!!! I have been a faithful follower of hers since the beginning!! Meeting her in person was the best thing ever! She was just as spunky and beautiful just like I imagined she would be---Best Bday Ever!

  12. I've so enjoyed your question posts on other bloggers while you've been gone. I am fairly new to DIY/Decorating/Lifestyle blogs..only a year now and for my newest blog but I've been blogging for 7 years on my other blog and traveled the US & Canada because of it(its a paper crafts and art blog) so I've always seen the appeal of blogs. Now that I've fallen down the same rabbit hole as you these blogs have become my reading material at night and its such a personal experience to get to know people you might otherwise not have. So thank you for YOUR beautiful blog and letting us readers in every day..I'm enjoying it!


  13. I love YHL. It was the first blog I ever started reading and I've been head over heels for Sherry (& John) ever since. I also love Nerds so we couldn't share Halloween candy, but I am a Twix and Tootsie Roll girl too (many question the tootsie roll obcession, I blame the song). And if Sherry typed with 10 fingers I think she could seriously take over the world.

  14. Like the other commenters, I'm most awed by the two finger typing skills. I'm gonna try it:

    nukh y unkubt yvbmknkununu

    Yep, it's definitely a skill.

  15. i'm a two-finger typer myself. I never learned how!

  16. Fun! So many others in looking forward to reading about too.

  17. Can I say that I feel a little twinge of happiness at knowing that I type super fast with only two fingers as well? I am an admin and people comment on this all the time. I'm glad it isn't just me and I share this quirk with someone as awesome as Sherry.

  18. I totally type with 2 fingers as well!! Well, two fingers and two thumbs and I'm super fast!!

  19. Actually tried the typing thing just now, I have no idea how she writes long posts like that! It felt like trying to handwrite with my non-dominant hand.

  20. Yes! We must see a video of Sherry typing!

  21. Oooh, what a great series! Love it! thanks for the fun and the insanely awesome questions. :)

  22. SHERRY I am so happy to hear of another pointer finger & thumb typer!!! People always made fun of my calling it the "pecking" style typing. It just developed and I'm not going to change it now!

  23. Apparently, there are lots of us non-standard typers or there! LOL I use the left index finger, right index finger, and right middle finger.


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