Questions for the Birthday Girl

Today is my birthday.  I am 40.  I am not yet sure how that makes me feel.  Though does it really matter, I mean what am I going to do about it?  Have a calm talk with my age and convince it to roll back a few years or ten.  I think not.

I remember turning 30, it was no big deal. Turning 31 was another story, I did not like it one bit and it hit me hard.  What helps is the there was a celebration for my birthday a few weeks back, takes the pressure off the actual BIRTH day.

A gift to you for my birthday, I will answer all your most burning questions.  Joe Blog is the interviewer, I am the Interviewee (obviously).

Joe Blog: First name
Jacky Hackett: Jacky

Joe Blog: Were you named after anyone?
Jacky Hackett: I was.  My grandfather, Jack.

Joe Blog: When did you last cry?
Jacky Hackett: Yesterday, I can’t even remember why now.

Joe Blog: Do you like your handwriting?
Jacky Hackett: No, but handwriting is so old school.

Joe Blog: What is your favorite lunch meat?
Jacky Hackett:  Hamburger.

Joe Blog: Kids?
Jacky Hackett: Three

Joe Blog: If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Jacky Hackett: It depends on which other person I was, heh.

Joe Blog: Do you have a journal?
Jacky Hackett: Does this blog count?

Joe Blog: Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Jacky Hackett: Me?  Never!

Joe Blog: Do you still have your tonsils?
Jacky Hackett: I do.

Joe Blog: Would you bungee jump?
Jacky Hackett: Not for a millions dollars.

Joe Blog: What is your favorite cereal?
Jacky Hackett: Cap’n Crunch.

Joe Blog: Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Jacky Hackett: Only if I have to.

Joe Blog: Do you think you are strong?
Jacky Hackett: As in could I beat you up?

Joe Blog: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Jacky Hackett: I don’t like to play favorites when it comes to ice cream.

Joe Blog: Shoe size
Jacky Hackett: 8 1/2, was a n 8 before my second child.

Joe Blog: Red or pink?
Jacky Hackett: Red

Joe Blog: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
Jacky Hackett:  Not sure there is a clear standout in this category.

Joe Blog: Who do you miss the most?
Jacky Hackett:  Uncle Dave.  He passed away a few years ago.

Joe Blog:  Last thing you ate?
Jacky Hackett:  Starbucks Latte, does that count?

Joe Blog: What are you listening to right now?
Jacky Hackett:  Pandora, channel of Vampire Weekend, Imogen Heap, and Regina Spektor.

Joe Blog: If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Jacky Hackett: Cornflower, just sounds cool.

Joe Blog: Favorite smell?
Jacky Hackett: Citrus

Joe Blog: Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Jacky Hackett: Someone at work asking me to do something.

Joe Blog: Favorite drinks?
Jacky Hackett:  Prickly Pear Margarita, Orange soda

Joe Blog: Eye color?
Jacky Hackett: Blue

Joe Blog: Hat size?
Jacky Hackett: Really?

Joe Blog: Do you wear contacts?
Jacky Hackett: Most days.

Joe Blog: Favorite food?
Jacky Hackett: I don’t like to play favorites, equal opportunity eater (minus mushrooms).

Joe Blog: Last movie you watched at home (a VHS or DVD that you own)?
Jacky Hackett: Toy Story

Joe Blog: Last movie you watched at the theater?
Jacky Hackett: 500 Days of Summer.  I think.

Joe Blog: Summer or Winter?
Jacky Hackett: Fall

Joe Blog: Favorite dessert?
Jacky Hackett: French Silk Pie

Joe Blog: What books are you reading?
Jacky Hackett: “The Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, “The Art of Eating” by M.F.K. Fisher

Joe Blog: What’s on your mousepad?
Jacky Hackett: Ah, my mouse.

Joe Blog: What did you watch last night on TV?
Jacky Hackett:  “John Adams” the HBO series.

Joe Blog: Favorite sounds?
Jacky Hackett: The sounds of happy hour.  OK no really, Water lapping onto the beach, rustling leaves, and silence when I can get it.

Joe Blog: Furthest you’ve been from home?
Jacky Hackett:  Damn, a geography question.  I will have to get back to you.

Joe Blog: What’s your special talent?
Jacky Hackett: Remembering license plates.  What can I say, it came in handy driving by parties in high school.

Joe Blog: When and where were you born?
Jacky Hackett: 12/2/1969 in Chatham, NJ.  Technically it may have been Summit

Joe Blog: Siblings?
Jacky Hackett:  Five

Joe Blog: What was your proudest childhood moment?
Jacky Hackett:  Too many, I was a hero in my own mind.

Joe Blog: Stay home or go out?
Jacky Hackett: Could go either way.
Joe Blog: Favorite movie?
Jacky Hackett: Paper Moon

Happy Birthday to me!


  1. Sandy Smith says:

    Hey, happy birthday! I hit the same milestone a few months ago, and I'm loving 40 so far. It's liberating. No one expects you to look like you're 25, and when anyone annoys you, you can say, "Listen, I'm too old for that kind of crap, so just behave." Works for me! 😉 Enjoy it!

  2. jilly says:

    I am really not ready for 40. Really. I was thinking maybe we should do the Amazing Race together, but I don't know who would Bungee Jump. Could be a problem. But at the same time it would give us some time away together and we could do a little traveling. Maybe we should at least think about it.

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