March 2020 Moms

GTKY: What's Your Jam?

What are you into? What really does it for you? What makes you go "yeah!" when you find out others dig it too? What's... your jam?


Re: GTKY: What's Your Jam?

  • Here goes my jams...

    Poetry & the small press scene

    NFL football & specifically the Philadelphia Eagles


    Feminism & feminist causes

    The color green

    Smaller music festivals, like Philly Folk Fest & Lafayette’s Festival International

    Tom Waits

    Checking my email/twitter too many times a day




  • silverhopesilverhope member
    edited July 2019

    Crossword Puzzles

    Vegetarian food 

    Chris Hemsworth

    ...yea...Realizing I don’t have a lot of hobbies  :D

    edited bc my phone made a word into an emoji 
    Me: 32 | DH: 35
    Married: 8/22/15
    BFP #1: 8/22/17 | DS: 4/20/18 
    BFP #2: 7/14/19 | EDD: 3/18/20
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  • @kagesstarshroom Man you sound so much cooler than me!  

    @silverhope This post also reminded me that I don't have a lot of

    My kid (and my husband and dog, I guess)
    Eating - good food is better, but I love eating in general!
    Hello Kitty
    Cloth diapering!!!
    Reducing waste/low waste
  • stacey6689stacey6689 member
    edited July 2019
    My Pup Lola (and DH obviously lol)
    Eating (Playa Bowls is my new obsession)
    Cruises (Next one in September)
    Going to the Movies
    Pure Barre
    Sangria (Oh how I miss you)

    @silverhope Yass Chris Hemsworth  <3

  • @keeksie84 LOL I'm just a poet who loves football, nothing cool about it. I watch a lot of TV, truly, but don't love any of it enough to have it stick out as my "jam." You sound like you are doing important work reducing your carbon footprint--that's very respectable! Also I love Hello Kitty too haha & most things Japanese culture (except whaling! why, Japan, why.) Walgreens had a sale right after Valentine's Day this year, and I bought not one but three Hello Kitty pez dispensers bc they were under $2 each--one for me, and the other two for people's kids I know.

    @varimama I'm a big HP fan too--my user name here & all being my character in the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery I play on my phone! Bigger fan of the books than the movies, though, and not happy w/ Rowling's inability to let the HP-verse just exist without her input these days. I thought that would mean I'd dislike the new Fantastic Beats movies, but I did actually like the first one. I tried to watch the newest one last night on my Direct Go app via my Firestick, but the sound was super very low for some reason--JUST FOR THAT MOVIE. I was so mad. 
  • Classical music, especially choral music
    feminism/social justice
    whales and turtles 
    Sherman Alexie books
    David Sedaris
    Funny tv shows 
    Vegetable gardening (I’m a novice though)
    Running (also a novice and very slow)

  • I’m into replacing lawn with native plants or food, mushroom foraging (and foraging in general), oil painting, sustainability, engaging in local politics, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Lansbury, and Tolstoy. Among other things!
  • Fantasy novels, video games, Dungeons and Dragons (very recently - within the past year), watching Twitch streams of other people playing video games/D&D. :lol: I'm a nerd.  I'm also an anime/manga fan but haven't had the time to get into it in as much in the past few years.  I've also breastfeed for nearly all of the past 4 years (DS1 weaned part way through my pregnancy with DS2, and DS2 is still currently very much into breastfeeding.)

    @keeksie84 Hello Kitty is so cute! :heart:
    @kantobean Also a classical music fan!  I played the violin all through school and met my husband in high school orchestra.  I love traditional orchestral music and movie scores.

    DS1 07/2015
    DS2 10/2017
    DS3 due 03/2020
  • edited July 2019
    Coffee ice cream
    Northern Michigan
    Feminism and anti-racism
    Adult coloring books
    Candy Crush
    Swimming at the beach
    Speaking Spanish and traveling to Spanish-speaking countries especially
  • @sunflower_auryn - I just came back from northern michigan - hubby's parents live there.  it is a beautiful area!

    I too, am an extended breastfeeder.  DD was weaned at 18 months due to the fact that I had to take a powerful antibiotic that would pass through the milk.. DS weaned at 2 and a half but probably would have gone longer had I let him.  @kantobean - DS is also a Feb 16 baby.  I lurked a little on that BMB but never participated.  :)  and I agree, pumping at work is the worst - at my old office, they didn't have a set room for me, so I was just kind of dodging in and out of conference rooms all day, and getting people pissed at me when I was in 'their' room.

    otherwise, my interests..
    Writing - was a former newspaper reporter, love writing poetry, short-stories, blog posts
    Reading - anything, really
    Outdoor life - Camping and hiking - though I'm not a big fan of fishing, don't like sitting there for hours.
    Animals - I love most all animals, especially dogs.  I grew up on a farm and my favorite part of that was the animals.
    Coffee and wine - because who can't live without coffee and wine

  • @treetop19 so cool to have another F16 mama here! Yay! 

    And yeah, not looking forward to pumping at work, although this time I have a new classroom in a completely new wing of the building, and the wing also includes a Mother’s room! I’m super excited to get to use it!
  • @kantobea +1 for Hamilton!!! And whales! I almost put whales. I actually taught a course based around the Hamilton soundtrack a year & a half ago. I've never been able to *see* it, though. Also, have you heard David Sedaris's voice? I was listening to Selected Shorts on NPR on Friday & I just... never realized that was his voice.

    @orbmaker +1 for Elizabeth Warren!

    @treetop19 Aw yay another writer!

    @janice9821 Mmm Thai food.
  • @kagesstarshroom yes to all of that! Love Hamilton and saw it in Chicago in January. It’s coming to my city this fall but I don’t think we’ll get tix just because I missed the cue. 😂 I love Lin Manuel Miranda and I have his “Good Morning/Good Night” book and sometimes I read them to my students! That’s so cool you taught a class on Ham. I would take that!!!

     Also, I love David Sedaris’s voice. It is surprisingly high!  Listening to him read his own work just makes it so much funnier. I’ve read I think 5 of his books and the two I listened to on tape were the best! I’m normally not a book-on-tape person but with his work it’s so much better that way.
  • @kantobean and @kagesstarshroom, David Sedaris's Holidays on Ice book on tape is the best! Just remembering the part where he talks about working as a department store elf makes me chuckle. 
  • jenEPjenEP member
    Studying child development
    Crime shows and podcasts 
    French bakeries 
    Mental health (studying it, advocating for it, de-stigmatizing, etc)
  • @keeksie omg I LOVE the elf story! Haha
  • @keeksie omg I LOVE the elf story! Haha
  • @emilylove25 LOVE the National. I also really love teaching Samuel Beckett to undergrads.... though I'm primarily an Americanist. Have you ever watched... Waiting for Elmo?
  • @kagesstarshroom Never even heard of Waiting for Elmo... will look for it now! I definitely have seen Waiting for Guffman though! Americans aren't too bad either :smile: In terms of living authors, all of my favorites are American!

    DD1 EDD 9/29/2015, Born 9/24/2015

    DS1 EDD 1/3/2018, Born 12/26/2017

    BFP #3 3/21/2019, EDD 11/29/2019, MMC/D&C 5/7/2019

    BFP #4 6/28/2019, EDD 3/12/2020 

  • @keeksie84 I cloth diaper too!!

    @janice9821 yes on Thai food and Alt Rock!
    Me: 32 | DH: 35
    Married: 8/22/15
    BFP #1: 8/22/17 | DS: 4/20/18 
    BFP #2: 7/14/19 | EDD: 3/18/20
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy  Baby Tracker

  • Fused glass (make it and collect it)
    football and basketball
    amazing food 
    Love Hamilton seen on Broadway and here 
    West Wing 

  • Harry Potter
    Game of Thrones (tv)
    Really any fantasy novels
    Jane Austen novels and adaptions
    Cloth diapering and extended breastfeeding (my 2 yr old is not quite weaned)
  • This is hard and will make me look like I have no hobbies!

    thai food
    good sushi
    a big cold glass of Sauvignon blanc 
    girls nights with my HS or college friends
    hanging with mom friends since they “get me” now
    \V/illanova basketball
    GOT, Big Little Loes, Handmaids Tale
    My dogs
    Spending time with my sweet girl
    Date nights with DH outside of the house
    Murder mystery podcasts

    While I’m not currently breastfeeding DD, i did love all 14 months of it! Awesome for all you mamas still going! I’m hoping to get a little further next time 

    Me (31) & DH (32)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
    Baby #2 Due 3/7/20
  • @laurenm2123 what'd you think of the s2 Big Little Lies finale? I wasn't sure about this season at the beginning but Meryl Streep's character was just sooooo evil she drew me in! I liked the end a lot.  
  • My jams:
    Football- both college and NFL (hubby and I love rival teams so it keeps the fall interesting)
    Reading- I have a bookstagram all about books and tacos, it's been a blast
    TACOS-i could eat them for every meal
    Fishing- we are lucky to live in a state with phenomenal fishing, we especially like ice fishing
    Tim McGraw- I've seen him in concert 12 times... not really digging his new music unfortunately 

  • @bluguitarhannah I love West Wing! 
  • @laurenm2123 what'd you think of the s2 Big Little Lies finale? I wasn't sure about this season at the beginning but Meryl Streep's character was just sooooo evil she drew me in! I liked the end a lot.  
    I haven’t seen the finale yet! I’d been away on vacation so I’m a few episodes behind but so far it’s soooo good
    Me (31) & DH (32)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
    Baby #2 Due 3/7/20
  • @bluguitarhannah @kantobean Big West Wing fan here as well. I used to want to be CJ.
  • @chichiphin Yay for animal rights. And I love that you clearly specified NEW YORK. I do have to say Potomac has been AMAZING this season if you get bored.

    @hellobabys YAAASSS to John Mulaney. He’s the guest at my university’s Welcome Back Weekend in October and I can’t wait. Also lol same on Minimalism. Seems awesome, let me google about it on one of my three computers…

     @MrsVP614 OMG yes to birth stories. I hope people here share their own!


    DD1 EDD 9/29/2015, Born 9/24/2015

    DS1 EDD 1/3/2018, Born 12/26/2017

    BFP #3 3/21/2019, EDD 11/29/2019, MMC/D&C 5/7/2019

    BFP #4 6/28/2019, EDD 3/12/2020 

  • @EmilyLove25 JEALOUS! I'm obsessed with John Mulaney. Enjoy it for us both! There's not a single thing he's done that I haven't loved. "My wife is a bitch and I like her SO much"
  • @laurenm2123 SUSHI. How did I forget sushi!?!?!?!

    @MrsVP614 high five for LGBTQ rights and acceptance, as well as London and Ireland! What areas of Ireland have you been to? I've only been to Dublin, Drogheda, and County Monaghan (Castle Leslie area)

    *Formerly LuND*
    Me: 35 | DH: 37
    TTC: 7/2016
    Low AMH, mild MFI
    BFP 7/29/17
    EDD: 4/5/18
    <3  DS born 4/4/18  <3
    BFP #2 7/2/19
    EDD 3/13/20

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