Ask Me Anything!
A few weeks ago I asked you to ask me anything. Here are the replies to your questions. Feel free to continue asking me anything anonymously here.
*What do you think of the show Jersey Shore on MTV? I know you are Italian and was wondering if you felt it degrades Italian Americans?
The only way I can describe it is to say it is like driving by a car accident. I know it is so horrible and I feel so bad for the situation, but I can’t stop watching. Yes, of course it degrades Italian Americans, but I would hope that Americans know that is not how your average Italian American behaves! One of the people on the show is actually from the town next to the one I grew up in. Funny.
* I’ll take your suggestion, how are you so tan?? I’m so jealous, you have such amazing color!
Do you tan in a tanning bed? Are you afraid of cancer? or worse, WRINKLES?!
I don’t believe in tanning and I have only been 3-4 times, but I am naturally darker than my friends. My mom was from Trieste, Italy, a northeastern coastal town, and had blonde hair and light skin and eyes. My dad, on the other hand, is from Jordan and has more of an olive toned skin (plus dark eyes and hair). I get my dark skin coloring from him, and in the winter you might still consider me “tan”.
In the summer I wear sunblock every day I am outside, but in the winter I do not (even though I am well aware I should). I also wear sunglasses or a hat any sunny day to prevent wrinkles.
My skincare routine involves a face cleanser once a day, followed by plain Nivea cream. It’s what my Nonna uses and I like that it is so basic but moisturizing. I don’t have any wrinkles that I know of yet, but I know that now is the time to be proactive. Unfortunately I do have gray hair though.
*What is the most surprising thing you have learned about PhillyBoy in the 5 months you’ve been married? What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned about yourself?
PhillyBoy isn’t the early bird I thought he was! He is cheerful in the morning, but it isn’t so easy for him to wake up. That is probably related to the fact that he likes to watch TV at night and has a tough time just shutting it off and going to sleep. Oh, and he really likes healthy food. All this time I thought he was appeasing me on our weekends together, but he really loves to eat a healthy diet. He would pick fruit over chips almost every day.
I’ve learned that I am way more stubborn than I thought I was. I have a tough time admitting I am wrong, although I do take steps to try and correct my mistakes. Also, I have way toomuchstuff. Everything is jam packed in my closet and I still have more things at my dad’s house. I need to simplify. On a serious note, I am surprised to know how quickly I can adapt to a new city. I absolutely love Philadelphia and I am having a blast living here. The only thing missing is my family.
*I was just wondering what it is that you and your husband do for a living???
DO you have a job? Does PB have a job? What are they? Did you go to college for a degree?
My husband is an attorney, and I work from home for our family business. I am a buyer. I do miss working in the office with my dad, brother, sister in law, and cousin, but I am enjoying working from home in my comfy clothes. I also have my AFAA Group Exercise Certification and plan to teach step or another class at the local gym, but I haven’t had the chance to fit that into my schedule yet.
PB went to Princeton University for undergrad (majored in Political Science) and Temple University for law school. I went to Providence College and received my Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Arts in Italian.
*i want to know how you met phillyboy
Here is how our story began.
What are your New Year’s resolutions in 2010?
It took me so long to post this because of this one question. I have a few private ones but they are always resolutions, not just for the new year. I guess I could say that in general I’d like 2010 to be the year of the best ME. I want to work hard to be a great wife, daughter, sister, friend, blogger, employee, etc etc.
How do you handle cravings for junk food or things like ice cream?
I don’t like much junk except for good french fries and ice cream. I am constantly changing how I handle this, but right now I give myself a treat meal once a week. I no longer keep ice cream in the house. I can’t. If I have it in the house, I will eat it. Luckily, PB doesn’t mind. I also make substitutions if treat day is far away or I don’t want to waste my treat on something. For example, I LOVE baked sweet potato fries and they are so easy to make, so if I am craving something junky & salty I might just bake the healthy baked fries instead. It usually works. Unfortunately the holidays are a tough time for me. My strategy then is to try anything homemade at parties, but skip the packaged stuff.
*how tall are you?
I am 5’7″ and a little bit.