Would You Ever?

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I have developed a severe dark chocolate obsession. 


Honestly, the worst part about giving up dairy because of breastfeeding Henry (explain here) is not CHEESEEEE – I always thought I would miss cheese the most – but sweets and treats.  Dairy is in so many desserts.  But dark chocolate?  It’s dairy free.  Which means I can eat as much as I like (or until I fall into a sugar coma, but that’s another story).  Mid-day pick-me-up of soy milk and dark chocolate?  Yes, please.


The other day, I tweeted a picture of our panang curry freezer stash.  Would you believe that we’ve already worked our way through nearly all that food?  We also apparently have a panang curry obsession.


With stir-fried veggies on the side.


Let’s play a game…


The other night, the Husband, Nick, and I were discussing time and space (we’re all weird like that).  Specifically, the concept, “Time is not linear,” and how everyone says it but most of us has no idea what the heck it actually logistically means.  Well, I have a vague idea but that’s about it.  Anyway, then we started talking about whether we’d go into space if given the chance.  Like – would you ever get in a space shuttle and rocket off to the moon?  To a space station?  Nick said yes but only if the odds of him dying were less than 10%, the Husband said maybe, and I said hell no.  After all, once I had the opportunity to bungee jump, and I got all strapped in before panicking and backing out.  Flying gives me the willies.  No way I’d rocket off into space. 


So – just for fun – tell me… Would you go into space if given the chance?



  • Tricia October 1, 2012, 1:28 pm

    This world is complicated enough. No thanks, outer space!

  • Ali October 1, 2012, 1:31 pm

    Ha – my brain didn’t miss a beat when it screamed “HELL YES” to this question! That would be amazing! Sometimes the thought that there’s all that other “stuff” out there is hard to imagine and believe. I want to see and touch it for myself! I work in science though so I’m a geek like that. 🙂

  • natalie @ will jog for food October 1, 2012, 1:33 pm

    I would do it! If my odds of dying were WAYYY less than 10%! haha.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 1, 2012, 1:37 pm

    Absolutely I would, I don’t think I could pass an opportunity like that up.

  • Shelly October 1, 2012, 1:37 pm

    I totally would! One of my biggest regrets in life is that I’ll probably never get a chance to live on the moon or another planet. (I had high hopes the future would be more futuristic by the time I made it to adulthood!)

    • Caitlin October 1, 2012, 1:37 pm


    • Shelly October 1, 2012, 1:37 pm

      And yes, I also work in science. 🙂

  • mary @ what's cookin with mary October 1, 2012, 1:38 pm

    Oh hell no ! ha!!

  • Beks October 1, 2012, 1:39 pm

    Only if I could go by way of Tardis, with a man from Galifrey by my side (please tell me I’m not the only Doctor Who nerd who thinks this!).

    • Rebecca October 1, 2012, 2:02 pm

      Agreed! TARDIS is best transportation. 😀
      I was going to say, “Time is a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey …stuff.”

    • Vikki October 1, 2012, 5:30 pm

      Particularly if the man from Galifrey was 10. David Tennant….Swoons.

  • Krista October 1, 2012, 1:39 pm

    No way! Way too big of a risk!

  • Carly October 1, 2012, 1:43 pm

    HELL YEA I WANT TO GO TO SPACE. I had a childhood dream of being an astronaut. I even had an Astronaut Barbie (she was my favorite). Sadly I was disappointed to discover the fastest route to astronauting was a PhD in science and/or an air force background, and I grew up to remain earthbound.

    But (total dork alert) when I was in middle school and the quintessential dorktastic girl with the star wars and star trek books, I used to stand at the school bus stop and imagine that the Enterprise would beam me up…I figured if Wesley Crusher could handle the bridge of a starship, I totally could!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 1, 2012, 1:52 pm

    I would if my husband came too!! It’d be kinda fun–and he’d love something like that 😉

    YAY for dark chocolate–I used to hate it, but now I looovvee it. Esp with sea salt & caramel from TJs. mmmmm!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well October 1, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Space sounds cool but definitely too scary. Also, there are so many other things I would rather do, you know? Gotta prioritize 🙂

  • Liza October 1, 2012, 1:57 pm

    I’d LOVE to go to space. Even given the disasters the Space Shuttle has had…. I would still do it. I would get all my affairs in order before leaving, just in case. Haha. You’d think after saying I’d have to do that, I would change my mind, but nope – I would jump at the chance. To see the Earth from space would be the most amazing, breathtaking thing I could ever imagine experiencing.

    My favorite quote, by a NASA astronaut named Thomas Mattingly: “It’s hard to take yourself too seriously when you look at the world from outer space.”

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life October 1, 2012, 2:00 pm

    I totally would! I bet the ride is pretty intense and I’m sure the fact that I get motion sick very easily would not bode well for me at all! But the geeky scientist side of me would love to see space. 🙂

  • Ashlee October 1, 2012, 2:04 pm

    Heck no!! No way.

  • Sheena October 1, 2012, 2:08 pm

    Weird. I just a few days ago had a dream that I had the opportunity to go into space; at first I said no and then changed my mind! But for some reason I couldn’t communicate the fact that I had changed my mind to whomever it was I needed to communicate it to. In reality, I think I’d say no – new baby to love and watch grow, etc… 🙂

  • K @ Finding a skinnier me October 1, 2012, 2:08 pm

    I am with you, can’t stand flying, so hell no!

  • Krista October 1, 2012, 2:11 pm

    I would not go into space, but my son (he’s 10) informed us the other day the once he retires from the NHL (he’s a dreamer!) he will pay the guys from The Big Bang Theory to build him a space suit so he could go to outer space. LOL

  • Amber K October 1, 2012, 2:18 pm

    I don’t mind flying at all, but I still have no desire to go to space. I’m good down here, thanks.

  • Sunny October 1, 2012, 2:20 pm

    Yes definitely! I also work in a science field…which makes it super interesting to me that all these women in science would go without a second thought.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 1, 2012, 2:23 pm

    I think I would do it … but I would be totally scared!

  • Lindsay October 1, 2012, 2:28 pm

    Would I go to the moon? Yes.

    To Mars? Probably not. It would take too long.

    My boyfriend and I have conversations like this all the time, and I absolutely hate it. This is so hard to explain- my friends make fun of me for it- but talking about the expanse of the universe overwhelms me to the point of tears. It’s just SO BIG. I get similarly freaked out thinking about the ocean and trenches. SO DEEP. I have been bungee-jumping and sky-diving on multiple occasions, but I’d rather die than tread water on the surface of the ocean with 2+ miles of depth beneath me.

  • Cara October 1, 2012, 2:31 pm

    Yes, yes, yes! I would go in a heartbeat! One of my biggest regrets is that that I never got to see a shuttle launch. I’m also a science person and work in research oversight.

  • Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles October 1, 2012, 2:33 pm

    YES! I would love to go into space! The no-gravity thing would be pretty neat to experience too.

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human October 1, 2012, 2:45 pm

    My initial reaction is to say yes, but I can’t help but think this is probably because I know this opportunity will probably never present itself!

  • Jennifer October 1, 2012, 2:54 pm

    No way, no how.

  • Christine @ BookishlyB October 1, 2012, 3:01 pm

    If you guys are interested in time and space you should see Looper. I’m sure Henry would enjoy it 😉

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 1, 2012, 3:11 pm

    There was a summer that I wanted to work for Mission Control. I didn’t want to go INTO space but I wanted to work with those that do. Well, I left the mission control thing behind but I’m pretty sure I stand strong in not wanting to go to the moon. I’ll leave that for those that really want to…

  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) October 1, 2012, 3:20 pm

    I think I’d get claustrophobic and freak out, so probably not unless there were some extenuating circumstances.

    PS- I get in similar conversations.The idea of time being able to be bent back create time travel BLOWS MY MIND. The fact that there is proof it’s already being done in some aspect creeps me out… but fascinates me. It’s my inner Back to the Future geek talking 😉

  • colleen October 1, 2012, 3:26 pm

    As a person who jumped out of an airplane, heck ya I would give it a shot. you only live once, that’s have fun.

  • Laura October 1, 2012, 3:43 pm


  • Jordan October 1, 2012, 3:46 pm

    “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.” -The Doctor
    And that’s all I know about time. ;]

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 1, 2012, 4:02 pm

    If the likelihood of going into space is as low as it right now (ie very few people have been there) then I would have to say yes – how many people can blame they’ve left the planet? But if technology got to the point where getting to space was as easy as skydiving or bungee jumping (basically, expensive, but possible and lots of people do it) I’d probably say no. It doesn’t interest me THAT much, but it would be quite the conversation starter.

  • Julie October 1, 2012, 4:05 pm

    No way! I’m a lot more reserved now that I have a child.

  • bama @ bama + ry October 1, 2012, 4:22 pm

    Ryan and I talk about space all the time. We think the non-linear thing means that time is happening all at the same time, as if a piece of paper has been folded back and forth on each other. I always imagine if you turn quick enough, you can see a younger version of yourself doing something else in some other time dimension.

    I’m not explaining this well. I will stop.

    [Nerd Rant Over.]

    I wouldn’t go to space. No way, no how.

  • Vicki October 1, 2012, 4:24 pm

    Would I go into space if given the chance? In a heartbeat! I work in the rocket science industry right now, so who knows, maybe I will. 🙂

    Also, time and space? Dare I ask if it was inspired by Doctor Who? ;D

  • Anne October 1, 2012, 4:30 pm

    Ohhhh HELL to the no. I love to fly, but wide open spaces freak me out. The thought of something going wrong while and space and me just floating off into infinity before starving to death? Terrifying. I even get the heebies on cruise ships out in the middle of the ocean. Still love cruising, tho 🙂

    On a less cray-cray note, have you tried the fun (read: delish) chocolate bar options from Whole Foods and REI?

  • Carrie October 1, 2012, 4:41 pm

    Reminds me of a really crazy/cool movie all about this question. It’s called “another earth” and I highly recommend it!

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats October 1, 2012, 6:38 pm

    I loooove dark chocolate and would jump at the chance to go into space! As long as it was for a short trip…maybe just a weekend trip to the moon 😉

  • Aja October 1, 2012, 7:38 pm

    Whoo dark chocolate! Now I have to go get some.

    I would not go into space. I don’t think I’d be able to handle it.

  • jameil October 1, 2012, 7:56 pm

    Yes! As soon as space tourism is cheaper and more readily available, please sign me up!

    • jameil October 1, 2012, 8:04 pm

      I also once dated a guy who could talk ad nauseum about the wonders of the number 0 (is it a number??) and of infinity. Physics major and super weird. But makes for a great story 8 years later!

  • Lauren October 1, 2012, 8:10 pm

    Haha, that is a good question! I honestly don’t know if I would. Outer space kind of freaks me out and the thought of seeing the earth and not being on it geeks me out even more. 🙂

  • Gloria October 1, 2012, 8:12 pm

    I really wish I could say yes, but I honestly think that I would be too scared and chicken out. I would however say yes to space camp! All of those Nickelodeon game shows back in the day used to give that out as a prize and I was always jealous!

  • Liz October 1, 2012, 8:25 pm

    I would definitely go to space! A dream of mine for years has been to work for NASA. My career of 8 years has nothing to do with NASA science, but I’ve considered going back to school for an engineering/hard science related degree … not that there’s really a ‘space program’ anymore… 😉

  • Kristy October 1, 2012, 8:47 pm

    I’m with Nick!

  • megan October 1, 2012, 8:50 pm

    Dark chocolate is actually legally allowed to have up to 12% milk content as far as I know…best to double check the label!

  • mollie October 1, 2012, 8:54 pm

    i loathe flying in airplanes, but would 100% go to space if given the chance. i think i would still be terrified, but the opportunity would be once in 1,000 lifetimes, so it would be worth it! i always tell my husband that if we ever win the lottery, i am buying a seat on one of those shuttles that allow citizens to ride to space! 🙂

  • Calla October 1, 2012, 9:16 pm

    My fiancé and I have this talk every now and then. I would totally go to space – ideally I’d go walk on the moon. I think that would be absolutely amazing – an adventure but also an opportunity for some mind-blowing thinking. (I probably wouldn’t do it at the same time as I was raising kids, but I’d do it now or once any theoretical kids were grown up.) My fiancé would not go to space/the moon on the basis that there isn’t any air there (fair enough). However, he would go climb Mount Everest (or try to), and I wouldn’t. Climbing Everest seems fraught with catastrophe at many possible points, plus I really hate to be too cold, plus I imagine everyone around me would be overwhelmingly intense and make me nervous, whereas at least some space tourists would probably just be excited in a “we’re going on a cool trip!” kind of way and that would be fun.

  • Irina @ Chocolatea Time October 1, 2012, 9:17 pm

    10000% yes! I’ve dreamed about space my entire life. It amazes, intrigues, and excites me…I was even convinced I would be an astronaut when I grew up (oh childhood ambitions…). To this day I still read Discover Magazine and dream about outer space!

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action October 1, 2012, 10:40 pm

    I would definitely go! I love flying and I would love to see what space looks like! However, I remember my science teacher in high school telling us that the first few people in space went crazy! Apparently, they went crazy because they saw how small the ozone was, and how that small layer was all that kept the entire planet alive. So I’d want some serious training beforehand so that it didn’t happen to me!

  • Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans October 1, 2012, 11:24 pm

    I would definitely not go into space. I hate space. I know that sounds like an ignorant thing to say, but I’m perfectly happy with my feet planted firmly on Earth thankyouverymuch.

  • Steph October 1, 2012, 11:45 pm

    It’s my goal to make it into space before my time is up. I dream about being an astronaut and wish they’d bring the teachers in space program back! I’d be up there in a heartbeat!

  • Tamicka October 2, 2012, 2:28 am

    I would so go to space. And for the record its not a linear line. In the words of dr. Who it’s all “wibbly wobbly, timey wimey”

  • Jessi @ doctorate housewife October 2, 2012, 5:39 pm

    The Trekkie in me says, “Engage!”

  • Bobbie October 2, 2012, 6:19 pm

    Before I had children my answer definitely would have been YES! I was such a daredevil! Now that I have 3 little ones depending on me, I just can’t bring myself to take those kinds of risks.

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