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 through...college? 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!