In each of our issues, One Last Thing is where we ask just a couple of burning questions to one of our contributors or interview subjects. This month we thought we'd turn the lens on ourselves, for a little behind the scenes.
1. What’s the last thing you think about before you fall asleep at night?
Grace: Coffee. The thought of making my morning coffee always gives me a little thrill right before I go to sleep. I know I should probably say something like gratitude or my kids, but truly it's coffee and I am trying not to be ashamed.
Kari: I’m not sure there is one particular thing but I’ve been trying to be a little more ritualistic with my bedtime - i.e. reading an actual book (no iphone!!!), snuggling with the cats, discussing Game of Thrones with the hubs. That’s a work in progress, but we’re getting there.
2. What one word do you wish you never had to hear again?
Kari: I hate the word moist.
Grace: I'm totally going to try to work the word "moist" into every conversation we have, because that's the type of friend I am. As for me, my linguistic pet peeve is a strong tie between wifey and sunnies. If you use either, I will have a very hard time continuing to love you.
Kari: Hold on a 'sec, I need to take off my sunnies.
3. What’s the most embarrassing song on your Spotify playlist?
Grace: I let my daughter create her own playlist and it has the amazing combination of John Tesh and Nickleback. I wish I were kidding.
Kari: Katy Perry. So not my jam, but I do love “Dark Horse”. I also have an embarrassing amount of techno (is it still called "techno" these days?) that I tend to listen to as a way to get me to focus. Oh, and Paul Simon - but he's kinda rad still, right?
Grace: I probably shouldn't say how very old all of that makes you sound.
4. What lesson do you wish you had learned earlier?
Kari: There is no one way to do things - also, it does get harder to work out the older you get, both motivation and ability.
Grace: Mall bangs are not a good look and birth control works best when used every time.
5. What makes you laugh every time?
Grace: Three things never fail: my husband, John Oliver, and potty humor (because I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy).
Kari: The movie “Bridesmaids”. You know what scene. Every. Damn. Time. Also, I laugh whenever my husband laughs - he has a supremely contagious chuckle.
6. Since our theme is self discovery this month, what is something you were surprised to recognize about yourself?
Kari: I let my fear of rejection interfere way too much in my life. Also, I will never love tofu, no matter how hard I convince myself.
Grace: I’m not as funny as I think I am.
Kari: I beg to differ, my friend.