Woo hoo! It's Friday. Although the week has gone by fairly quickly, I'm really looking forward to the weekend. Three words: Festival ofColors!! We're going to go hang with the llamas and Krishnas :)
It's 5QF again. Thanks Mama M. And thanks to everyone who commented last week. That was fun!
1. Did you pass your driver's test on the first try?
Not only did I pass it on the first try, I got 100%. And it was scary! One of the testers in our little town, was missing an arm, but he had this large, cold, steel hook where his hand should have been. EVERYONE who had to take the driving test hoped, prayed, lit a candle, or whatever religious affectation they could muster, wishing they'd get any instructor but "The Claw." As luck would have it, I got "The Claw." I couldn't look at him, so I pretended it was my dad, and I passed with flying colors.
2. What is your most embarrassing moment? I must be pretty boring, because I honestly can't think of anything embarrassing. I'll just have to live vicariously through other 5QF participants :)
3. What TV show would you like to be on- Oprah, Biggest Loser, or What Not to Wear?
Since I'm Dressing My Truth I wouldn't want the makeover. I have weight to lose (WAY more than 10 lbs), but I'm not obese like the participants they choose. So I guess that leaves Oprah. And if I was on Oprah I'd want to be there because in my imaginary life, I'm one of the "rich and famous" :)
4. Would you ever get plastic surgery and what kind?
As members of my family grow older, we get jowls. I probably started getting them about 5 years ago (at least, that's what I like to convince myself!). If they get too bad, I may have to plastic them away.
5. What are your favorite jeans to wear? My favorite jeans are whatever pair I'm wearing. I LOVE jeans! I grew up on a "farm" and to me, jeans mean "home."
It's Five Question Friday again. How does this happen? I think I'm going to blog something wonderful and profound during the week and I get busy with other things. This week it was being sick again. I don't think I'm too happy about getting old!!! Anyway, have a crack at the questions Mama M has put up for us. If you want to join . . . I'd love to know more about you. Or just leave a comment for me :)
1. Have you ever had a celeb sighting?
I've had several. Layover in Chicago O'Hare . . . sitting in a new construction area of the airport . . . hardly any people . . . coming up the escalator an older gentleman bracing himself up on either side of the rails and swinging his legs . . . Bob Hope. My brothers followed him in to the Men's room and got his autograph . . . which I still have.
A few others: All the members of Spinal Tap (Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean); 60's group Jan & Dean; Wolfman Jack; Magic Johnson (I followed him around Venice Beach, once); worked once with Donny & Marie; was in line at the DMV with Gene Hackman; met Charlton Heston, as well as Boss Hog from Dukes of Hazzard; country singer Gary Allen (I was the Asst. Director of the preschool his children attended); when I worked for PBS I interviewed Jim Brickman and met the cast of Sesame Street; and when I worked at CNN I met Pres. Regan, Pres. Carter, Pres. Ford, Anwar Sadat, Ted Kennedy, and a whole list of other famous politicians. Probably more than y'all wanted to know, but not many people know about my long list. Now you do! 2. What temperature do you keep your house?
Ok . . . this is another one of those things in our house that is a constant battle. The thermostat usually says 68 degrees in Winter, but if you're upstairs it feels more like 80 and downstairs feels like 50. I will turn it up if I'm home so it's around 69, but as soon as the dear husband comes homes he'll turn it down to 65, OR LOWER! In the Summer I like to keep the A/C at 72 because we don't get direct sun downstairs and it stays pretty cool. Again, as soon as the dear husband gets home the A/C goes down to 65. UGH!!! Last year on Good Morning America I remember they did a story about men and women and how the thermostat causes problems at home. I SO related to that!!
3. Do you notice dust at other peoples homes?
I don't think I really do . . . except maybe when I go home to my parents. Weird that I notice it there and nowhere else.
4. What's the worst job you ever had?
Hmmm . . . this is a tough one for me. I've really liked my jobs; it's been the people I work with on a couple of jobs that made it really difficult. But if I had to choose ONE job I'd say working my job in high school where I had manure flung at me, glue used for putting tags on cattle thrown in my hair, and ketchup packets exploded in my face. These guys were really just flirting with me . . . but they sure showed it in immature ways!
5. What is your most sentimental possession?
My grandmother passed away in 2006 and I was lucky enough to get her "Grandchildren" charm bracelet. She had this bracelet from the time she had her first grandchild. Each of us had a boy or girl profile charm with our name and birthdate engraved on it (there are 38 charms). I loved that bracelet growing up and now I own it . . . thanks to my mom :) Your turn.
Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then go to Mama M's page and link up (Thanks, Mama M!).
How much time do you spend on the computer a day?
Will you pay for your children's college or raise them to pay for their own way?
Have you ever been in a car accident?
What is your favorite book?
Do you make your bed everyday?
Here are my answers:
1. How much time do you spend on the computer a day?
Well . . . do I have to really admit how much? I work all day on the computer and you would think I wouldn't want to touch the thing when I get home. But, alas, I'm hooked on one thing and I guess I WILL admit it here . . . FARMVILLE! I need to get those crops harvested and my eggs collected. So, to answer the question, I probably spend about 8-9 hours a day. That sounds awful!!
2. Will you pay for your children's college or raise them to pay for their own way?
I have a unique situation. I've worked for several universities where a benefit of employment is reduced or free tuition. If my boys want to go somewhere other than where I've worked, I agreed to help them with what my portion would have been had they gone to school where I worked. I now work at UVU where tuition is free, so how lucky are my boys??? (You hear that M & J???)
3. Have you ever been in a car accident?
I've been incredibly lucky. I've never been in an accident; other than the time I hit a deer (see my previous 5QF entry), but I don't consider that to be a true accident. That deer hit ME! 4. What is your favorite book?
I'm not really sure I can name just one. I've been an avid reader since I was in grade school and when I find a book I like I will read and re-read until I can quote it almost word for word. But if I had to choose, I'd say Anne of Green Gables. I always wished I was more like Anne; not afraid to speak up or try anything new. Maybe some day :)
5. Do you make your bed everyday?
Ohhhhhh, boy. This is something that bugs me EVERY DAY! I get up earlier than my husband. I have to leave the house by 7am and he doesn't have to be to work until 10a. He gets to sleep in. How unfair is that?? And every day I come home, the bed is unmade. I'd love to have the bed made every day, but I'd say it gets made 1 or 2 days . . . A MONTH! That's even worse than spending 8-9 hours on the computer!!! Please don't judge me :)
According to a Facebook quiz, I'm the ultimate Utah Mormon mom. Ha! I've never made green jello with carrots and I don't drive a van. But I do have 2 wonderful boys (who are just starting to realize what a cool mom I am) and a very supportive extended family. Weight Watchers is my life and will be forever and ever (70# lost!).