Friday, May 21, 2010

Where is the year going?


Is it really almost June? Time flies when you're having . . .

a. Car issues.
b. Play practice until 10p or later every night.
c. Haters for Co-workers
d. Youngest child is graduating from high school
e. All of the above

Things feel out of control right now so I'm hoping some time this summer I'll get a nice vacation. "Calgon, take me away!"

Now . . . for 5QF . . . or Five Question Friday . . . or the only time I blog these days :)

1. Do you have an iPhone and, if so, how do you get apps and what are your favorites?

2. What is your fondest memory of K-3rd grade?

3. What makes you cringe at the thought of touching?

4. If you could have any celebrity show up on your doorstep who would it be and why?

5. What would you say is your best physical feature?

Copy and past these to your blog, or just answer them in my comments area. Have fun. And be sure to thank Mama M!!

1. Do you have an iPhone and, if so, how to you get apps and what are your favorites?

Yes . . . I DO have an iPhone and as much as I hate to admit it, Steve Jobs, I LOVE it! My loving husband convinced me to get one when he bought his. I struggled with spending the money and figured it was WAY to much phone for me. But now . . . I'd be lost without it! Some of my favorite apps: BEJEWELED (I'm a junky), Backgrounds (I'm constantly changing mine) and FMC (a great tracker for that lovely time of the month. This will make my kids laugh!!)! On a weird side note, I stop my DVR when an iPhone commercial comes on so I can see all the apps shown, then I look them up . . . just in case I can't live without one :)

2. What is your fondest memory of K-3rd grade?

Some of you might think this is a bad memory . . . myself included . . . but it's really not. When I was in Kindergarten we lived in a pretty rough neighborhood in Seattle. So as a 5 year old (and my brother was 4) we really had to stick up for ourselves. Needless to say, I developed quite a "colorful" repertoire of words. I got upset at my brother for something he did to me (which was nearly every minute of every day and probably all he did was follow me to school, which was embarrassing!!) and I let loose . . . "with the mother of all bad words" (A Christmas Story anyone?) and called him a little f*cker. Can you just imagine a 5 year old spewing those words? Of course, my brother ran home and tattled on me.

So my dad washed my mouth out with soap. Ewww. But my dad, the tender hearted daddy that he is, felt so awful, that he took me down to Piggly Wiggl
y and let me choose a whole package of cookies . . . my favorites at the time . . . chocolate covered graham crackers . . .


all for me . . . no sharing . . . yummmmmm. Have any of you done the "soap" treatment to your own children? After my experience, I vowed I would never do that to my own kids. Well . . . that lasted until I had my second son. :)


3. What makes you cringe at the thought of touching?

I cringe at touching my own wounds. All I have to do is unwrap it and I'm ready to pass out. I can look at other's stitches or surgeries or profusely bleeding wounds, but I can't look or touch my own. And I've had my fair share of things in the past 2 years!

4. If you could have any celebrity show up on your doorstep who would it be and why?

There are too many to choose from. Do I have to choose just one? Okay . . . I will :( I think I'd like to have Julia Roberts knock on my door. I think we'd be great friends . . . based on interviews I've seen she has a fun outlook on her life . . . and she knits!


5. What would you say is your best physical feature?

I'd have to say my fingernails. Weird, huh? I have awesome nails and many times I get compliments from people asking who did my nails and if they're acrylic or gel. I used to look at my parents hands and wonder where I got such great nails (not that they have bad ones, but mine just aren't shaped like theirs). Then one day I was visiting my grandma in her nursing home and VOILA . . . I looked at her hands and it was like looking at my own. Very cool that I have something of hers to carry on.

Ok...take a whack at it :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shocking!!



It's that time again where I get to embarrass myself with Mama M's . . .

FIVE QUESTION FRIDAY (said with my game show announcer voice).

Join in. Just copy and paste the questions to your blog, or you can answer them by posting a comment at the end of my entry. Link up if you want to learn more about all these wonderful bloggers!!

1. What is your worst memory of your siblings?

2. What was YOUR naughtiest childhood memory? (Must be something YOU did, no pawning it off on someone else!)

3. Where do you like to go to relax?

4. What was the last thing you won?

5. If you could be on a game show, which would you choose?


Here goes:

1. What is your worst memory of your siblings?

I'm the oldest of 3 . . . 2 younger brothers . . . that, alone, should get your imagination going! My brother just 15 months younger than myself has created a lifetime of . . . ahem . . . "choice" memories. Here's one: have you ever been poked on the back of your knee, the most tender spot EVER, with an electric cattle prod??? No?? I hope you never do.

2. What was your naughtiest childhood memory?

Again, this involves Brother #1 (and I'm really picking one of my tamer incidents). When I was in Kindergarten, my parents both worked and we went to a sitter. My memory of this sitter is sketchy . . . but then . . . so was she! She used to let us do whatever we wanted and go wherever we wanted, while she watched TV and took naps. Can you imagine letting a 5 and a 4 year old have complete control over their day?? She always had matches lying around the house, so I talked Brother #1 into grabbing a book of matches, running in the bathroom, locking the door, and trying to light whatever we could get our hands on. Someone must have been watching over us, as the only thing that we really lit on fire was my thumb nail!

3. Where do you like to go to relax?


Most of the time it's this room:



I can shut the door and have some peace and quiet. Even if I'm not doing any "business." :)

4. What was the last thing you won?

My family knows . . . I'm a junky for radio contests. Most times when I call in I'm the correct caller. I've won round trip airfare to anywhere in the U.S., diamond rings, food, concert tickets, LPs (yes, I'm that old!), and money. The most recent was a wonderful book by Carol Tuttle "It's Just My Nature." If you haven't read it . . . get it. It's changed my way of thinking about my body image and personality. Thanks, Carol!

5. If you could be on a game show, which would you choose?

"I'd like to buy a vowel, please."

I'm sure it's much harder in person, but when I've watched this (which really hasn't been in a LOOOONG time . . . really!) I can guess the word or phrase with only 1 letter on the board; sometimes I can guess it without any letters. I LOVE puzzles and word games! As I'm driving everywhere I look at license plates and make up words from the letters on the plate. Of course, the letters in the word have to be in the same order as they are on the plate. Weird, I know.

There you have it! Join in and leave a comment if you want. I love those :)