Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge 3/23

1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.  What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?
     --I like walking through the woods with Favorite and I love to be out on the water--swimming, boating, floating, whatever.  I LOVE the water.

2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?
     --Locally, Casey can just come and cook away.  Celebrity?  I'm not really sure.  Sara Snow, maybe?  I'm pretty enamored with her clean, organic food philosophy.

3. When did you last fly a kite?
     --In the literal or figurative sense?  Literally, it's been a while.  Figuratively, 5 minutes ago ;)

4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything?
     --This is a little bit of a loaded question for me.  I have a really short attention span and what I call "Sparkly Syndrome."  So if you're talking and I lose interest or I see something sparkly, I'm gone.  I don't do it on purpose and I'm really working on giving others the individual attention they deserve when we're together. 

Wait...what question am I supposed to be answering?

5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?
     --Old fashioned flags make me think of the ditch right across from my mom and dad's house.  In the spring, they bloom in all their purpley goodness.  I also love the orange flags that I always call Tiger Lilies (even though they aren't).  Those and the pink flags make me think of my hometown...not for any particular reason.  It's just because those are the things I associate with the warm seasons.

6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days?
     --The challenger exploded just before I started school.
     --We watched news updates on the Gulf War.
     --There was supposed to be some horrible earthquake on Dec. 3 (when I was in 5th grade).  Thanks to my mother's no-nonsense attitude, I was one of only 6 students who showed up to my class that day.
     --The Berlin Wall came down at some point.  All I remember is Hasselhoff and his awesome light-up jacket.  Anyone else have that memory?
     --I'm pretty sure the OJ Simpson trial started when I was in 8th grade and continued  Lord.  Who knows.
     --That's all I can really remember.  When I was in high school, there were a ton of school shootings--Columbine, Heath, etc.  And then 9/11 took place when I was in college.

7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin'?)
     --Ya'll.  My mouth is my biggest downfall, but I'm trying to shut my mouth when I feel that stuff coming on.  It's a slow process so you'll have to be patient.  But I suppose the correct answer here is yes.  Yes, I do swear.  No, I am not proud of it.  Yes, I am in rehab.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am not really a do-it-yourself-er and I'm trying to figure out how to apply a cherry stain over my white desk.  I don't think I can sand it because I'm pretty sure it's veneered, but I'm trying to figure it out.  It's a piece of furniture I want in my front room.  Oh, and I am SO ready to buy tables and and decorative baskets and finish out this living room.  It looks so good and I'm so proud of it!


Sheena said...

What white desk? I'm becoming the DIY Queen (or have you forgotten already?)

Tara said...

I heart Sparkly Syndrome.

Joyce said...

Oh I love your answer to #3!

#4 was funny was fun to read here today! Enjoy your Wednesday!

Capri K said...

I think I have Sparkly Syndrome!

Tammy Doane said...

I have the same problem with #7-my thoughts enter my mind and my toungue starts--oh boy not proud-and trying to work on this to-takes time and now I realy try to stop and think before I speak...but a slow process.