Monday, December 3, 2012

And you are....?

It's a blog fest!  Hosted by Emily and Tammy.  You can follow those links to a list of all the participants or to join in the fun yourself.





1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?

Depends, does it count as a speeding ticket if you go to traffic school and get it waived?  That’s happened twice.  The best time though, was when I was singing Phineas and Ferb songs with my son and went a little fast on the way to church on a Wednesday night.  The police officer saw me just before I got there and the flashing lights followed me right into the parking lot. 

Which was full, as everyone else was also arriving for activities. 

Including all the young women I was in charge of. 

He took pity on me and only gave me a warning.  Still, something like that is hard to live down. 

2. Can you pitch a tent?

Absolutely!  We used to have contests and time ourselves to see who could go faster. Yea, we’re cool like that. 

3. What was your worst vacation ever?

I can’t say.  Honestly my parents had a gift for taking any situation, accepting it and making the best of it so all our vacations were just opportunities for flexibility.  

I was dreadfully sick on my honeymoon though.  I caught a nasty cold two days before the wedding, lost my voice at the reception and was so dizzy I couldn’t stand up for a day or two on the honeymoon. 

4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?

Diapers at Target????  We just bought a treadmill for Christmas.  Shhhh, don’t tell, it’s supposed to be a surprise.

5. We're handing you the keys to what?

An apartment I can have all to myself.  I can write in undisturbed silence and no one will make any demands on me.  (I really do love my family, I just dream of a little alone time every now and again)

6. What was the last meal cooked that made even you sick?

 I’m not sure.  Usually it’s when I buy prepared ingredients and it’s too salty.  We don’t really like salt and try to get most of our stuff low-sodium.


7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like _____?

I can’t.  I would never say something like that.


8. What was your first car?
1992 Honda Accord.  It was hubby’s when we got married.  I often tease him that I married him for his car and his great taste in women. 


9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?
Ask if she’s OK.  I fall over so often it has lost any humorous appeal it might once have had. 



10. What's the worst song ever?
Anything a child will listen to a billion times in a row then wonder why you’re a little snappy. 







71 comments:

  1. lol on the speeding ticket/warning. Even though you just got a warning, that would still be embarrassing. It's not like you could go in the church and yell that you didn't get a ticket. :)

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    1. It was embarrassing. Fortunately most of them have got tickets before so they all understood. They all teased me but they all understood.

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  2. I was going to say the same thing as Stina. Getting pulled over in the church parking lot has got to be pretty embarrassing with people ogling. At least you can laugh about it now...right? (;

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    1. I can. :) Though I do try not to think about it.

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  3. i've only gotten out of one ticket...i think i'm due for one, i better slow down!
    and you are definitely nice!

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    1. I try REALLY hard not to speed but if I'm not paying attention I'll be going 90 on any side street.

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  4. It's really too bad that you were sick on your honeymoon of all trips.

    And yeah, getting pulled over is embarrassing enough (and yet I still speed) but with an audience in the church parking lot, I can just imagine how much fun that wasn't.

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    1. Hubby likes to joke about the fact that he watched a lot of world war II documentaries on our honeymoon. Just what every groom wants right?

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  5. I agree with the others getting pulled over is embarrassing as it is but to have it happen in the church parking lot. That is just not fun at all. Loved reading the answers to the other questions as well. Have a good day.

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  6. How about the Dora Theme Song? :)

    Getting the ringer from a cop in the church parking lot is classic. LOVE IT!

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    1. There are worse than Dora....

      So embarrassing.

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  7. I can so relate to your answer to #10! I am the oldest child in my family so I have had to listen to songs on constant repeat a LOT!

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  8. Haha, so true on #10! Children's songs on repeat can get sooooo old.

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    1. Yes indeed, we try to mix it up and our kids like good things like The Beatles but still.

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  9. We have the same car! At least, that's what my parents had and then my sister inherited it. She was still driving it up until a couple of years ago.
    I wish I could pitch a tent.

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    1. We had to give ours up when we moved to GA as it didn't have AC anymore.

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  10. How miserable, to get sick on your honeymoon!! And lol at the child song thing! :D

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  11. I couldn't answer number 7 either! Funny. And I'm totally laughing at the diapers at Target comment... sooooo true...

    You are awesome, Sara. Totally loved reading your answers!

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    1. All I want for Christmas is to be diaper free. We're so close but little daughter, who is as stubborn as I am, is digging in her heels.

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    2. Oh my gosh! Too cool. We'll be there for sure in 2 years... I can't even imagine! I can't wait for the day when everyone can buckle their own seatbelt... I swear getting in and out of the car is what kills me... ;-)

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    3. Tell me about it! I remember passing someone who was still in their driveway on the way to church. When I got to church they were already sitting on the bench next to us quiet, composed and settled. Unlike the hurricane I brought in. When I commented on it she reminded me that all of her kids can get in and out of the car by themselves. I bet that helps. As to diapers, because we got started so late we only have two. We may adopt more if the Lord finds us some but I have a feeling they may be older. We're getting too old to start with babies. Though that makes me a little sad. Daughter was 16 months when we got her so I really only got one baby experience. Ah, well, life is never what you expect.

      Hmm, this is a bit rambly. Sorry.

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  12. Great answers, Sara. #4 is my favorite...diapers. Too funny!

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  13. These blogfests are my favorite! I love getting to know people a little more.

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    1. They asked some good questions. I'm having fun getting to know people too.

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  14. Ha! I went 8hrs listening to Barney in the car just so my son would sit through the torture. I was tortured as well. =)

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    1. It might be worth it to keep them quiet in the car.... It's probably illegal to wear noise canceling earphones while driving, right?

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  15. lol What fun!
    1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?
    Er, um, none. Usually don't speed and when I have I haven't been caught.

    2. Can you pitch a tent?
    Yes, but haven't tried it one-handed yet.

    3. What was your worst vacation ever?

    Vacation? What's a vacation? LOL No actually it was my honeymoon. My sister-in-law was being helpful and gave me some medicine for sinus headache. Later after the wedding we had some wine. I was in bed asleep until 3AM. By 6AM, my children called reporting that my girlfriend (who was supposed to be watching them for three days) had not shown up to pick them up. We ended up picking up her two children plus my five because she was in a car accident...honeymoon with children.

    4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?

    My computer so I could write.

    5. We're handing you the keys to what?

    My own underground refurbished missile silo. The zombies are coming!

    6. What was the last meal cooked that made even you sick?

    I think it was as a young teenager, I made fried chicken and it was still partially raw.


    7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like _____?

    I love Dolly Parton's line in Steel Magnolias " two pigs wrestling under a blanket.

    8. What was your first car?
    1992 Honda Accord. It was hubby’s when we got married. I often tease him that I married him for his car and his great taste in women.


    9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?

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    1. Now that's totally wrong! That's what I get for copy/paste and whats with all the extra lines? LOL

      8. What was my first car?
      1969 MG Midget racing green of course

      9. If my best friend falls and gets hurt I'd ask if she was okay first then laugh my rear end off.

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    2. Yikes, I can't imagine trying to pitch a tent one handed. And ewww on the chicken. I'm so worried about undercooking chicken I almost always overcook it. Much to hubby's dismay.

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  16. You were sick on your honeymoon? That's terrible! Luckily my kids aren't old enough to pick the music yet so i can avoid those terrible songs.

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    1. We're trying to educate our children to like good music but you can't avoid all children's songs.

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  17. Aw, that's horrible that you were sick on your honeymoon! A little apartment like that sounds heavenly, though.

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    1. A quite apartment just for me is my fantasy.

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  18. I'll take the apartment too. New follower. Please consider following me.
    Java With Jambor

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  19. The apartment was an excellent answer! I want one of those too. :)

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  20. I can NOT pitch a tent. Welcome to my zombie survival team. ;)

    Awesome interview, btw. :)

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    1. Woohoo! I'm finally on a zombie survival team.

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  21. Loved your answers! I totally get the apartment thing. They're past it now but I remember even getting little fingers under the bathroom door if I dared to close it!

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    1. Or pounding on the door saying "What doing, Mama?" Or asking "Why make that noise?" every time I sigh.

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  22. #5 - yes, I feel your pain. #1 is hilarious! Definitely going to be hard to live down.

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    1. It took a couple years to live down. At least now people don't mention it EVERY time I see them.

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  23. A treadmill! Good for you. Here's to those New Year's Resolutions :)

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    1. I'm so excited, I've wanted one for years!

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  24. way to "be cool" infront of the YW!! :)

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  25. I can completely get behind the worst song being a kid's song I've listened to a billion-gazillion-quantisillion times. urgh!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  26. That's so funny that your first car was a 1992 Honda Accord, because the car I just bought is 1995 Honda Accord. It looks really good and those cars last forever!

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    1. They do last forever! We only got rid of ours when we moved to GA and it didn't have air conditioning. You just can't live without air conditioning here.

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  27. Sorry, but I had to laugh at the police following you into the church car park!

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    1. Laugh it up! Everyone else did and it has long since lost the sting of embarrassment. Mostly.

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  28. Oh, dear. I bet those young women still tease you about that! :) And I'd LOVE a treadmill!

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    1. I've been waiting for one for a long time.

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  29. Ok, so you might be the only other person who has had to go to driving school twice like I have. Although I bet you haven't gotten anywhere near as many tickets as I have ;)

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    1. Those were the only times I've been pulled over. I really try hard to go the speed limit.

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  30. Well played with the speeding ticket! My dad once got out of a speeding ticket because my grandmother was in the car, and he actually said to the cop, "You're going to give me a ticket with my mother in law in the car?"
    It worked. No ticket :D

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    1. Awesome. I'd try that but my MIL lives all the way across the country.

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  31. This was fun! Some people are just so creative. Speeding tickets? What's that...?

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  32. Sick on your honeymoon? Aww, so not fair...
    Double thumbs-up to the treadmill!
    It's fun to read all the different answers and learn a little more about bloggy buddies!

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  33. Do you think that your lack of speeding tickets is a result of you driving slowly or not getting caught?

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    1. I try very hard to go the speed limit. Or rather, just five over. If I don't I get in trouble.

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  34. Oh man! I hear ya on that apartment! Brilliant idea! I want that too, I want that too!

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    1. I think any parent can understand the draw of that. :)

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