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!

5 comments:

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 too...it 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.