Monday, June 25, 2012

Apparently, I Don't Have a Favorite of Anything

Happy Anniversary to us!  Hubby and I have managed to get past the seven year itch!  Sure, we got past it 11 years ago, but saying that I have been married for 18 years just sounds way too mature for me.  

Since days like this always lead me to reminiscing and analyzing, I am going to take Suzie up on her 11 questions tag.  My answers:

1.  What is your favorite movie of all time and why?
I can't say I only have one.   Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz are tied.  But I also love a good, silly, funny movie.  The Jerk and Talladega Nights crack me up to no end.  And for it's memories alone, one of the very few times that I remember my parents being silly, I have to say the movie Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.  My parents divorced when I was in 2nd grade, so I had to have been young.  We were all watching this terrible movie, when my dad snuck out to the kitchen and when he came back, he rolled a tomato into the room, right in the middle of where we were sitting.  Scared us all half to death. 

2.  What is your current guilty pleasure?
Gotta go with blogging.  Now that summer is here and I don't have to get up at 6:00, I spend way too much time looking around at other blogs.

3.  If you could look like any celebrity, who would it be and why?
I don't think I actually want to look like a celebrity. 

4.  What did you want to be when you grew up?
I decided when I was in first grade that I wanted to be a teacher.  I never changed my mind.  I don't think I even considered other professions, except a brief stop to win the Olympics.

5.  What has been your favorite vacation so far?
We are vacationing people.  We love taking trips, and no matter where we go or how much money we have, we have a great time.  We've gone with friends.  We've gone on impromptu trips, where we get in the car and drive back roads, stopping whenever the mood hits, until Wednesday, when we turn around and head back a different way.   We've gone with kids, without kids, with one kid.  We've gone to places both near and far.  They are all fun and "the best" for different reasons. 

6.  Who do you feel like you can be really, really silly and immature with?
Kids.  Any and all of them.  I do it all of the time.

7.  What is your favorite book and why?
I have decided that I can't answer "favorite" questions.  I'm terrible at it.  I loved Janet Evanovich's series, but mostly the first book, One for the Money.  I loved the Harry Potter series.  I like books on Henry VIII and things relating to him, mainly his wives.  I can't really tell you a certain book, as I can never remember them.  I have lots that I loved, but have no clue what the titles are.  Especially now that I read on a Kindle.  I don't even see the title after I buy it.  I certainly can't remember it.

8.  Will you let your children under 10 years of age have a cell phone?  Why or why not?
Not a chance in this world that my kids will have a phone.  (I have three kids 11+, and they don't have phones.)  There is no reason for it.  They aren't going anywhere without an adult.  At this age, it is simply the "cool" factor.  The chances of kids getting into trouble with them far outweighs the usefulness of them.  When they are in high school, we will revisit the question.

9.  What is the most important thing you want your children, nieces, nephews, or close friends to know about who you are?
This is hard.  I can't say I want them to know who I am as much as who I strive to be.  I want them to know that I try to use everything that God has given me to be who He wants me to be.  Whether it is a sense of humor to help people laugh, or a healthy body to help a widow get her yard cleaned up, or an easy-going personality to help people calm down and see things in a different way, or an understanding of children to help both kids and younger parents, or money to help a family through a difficult time, I strive to always find a way to use what I've been given for the benefit of others. 

10.  If you could live anywhere in the country, where would it be and why?
My goal would be to avoid extreme cold and extreme heat at all costs.  I fully intend to move around a lot once Hubby retires.  South in the winter, north in the summer.  That is as specific as I need.  I can enjoy myself anywhere.

11.  If you could, what would you say to your 17 year old self?
Don't go to Miami.  Go to Butler.

There you go.  A little bit more about me that you didn't need to know.  (Although, I know for sure and for certain that Dad is cracking up about the tomato reference, hand on chest, laughing hard.) 

Have a lovely day!


  1. Your dad rolling the tomato out on the floor made me laugh. I totally remember that movie. A very young George Clooney was in it! I completely agree with you on the cell phone question. I think it is so ridiculous for young children and pre teens to have a phone. After teaching Jr. High kids, you are right, nothing but trouble comes from having cell phones. How do your older kids feel about it? Or do they even care? Just wondering, because it's something my hubby and I both feel strongly about.

  2. Suzie, I cannot believe you have gotten two of my movie references! I had no idea that George Clooney was in Killer Tomatoes. I'll have to watch it again, now. As for the phones, several kids in their classes have them. Those that don't have phones have iPod Touches that they can use to text. We don't have WiFi, so our kids can't do that either. It makes a couple of my kids perturbed, but not so much that it is a problem. We've discussed our reasons,and they aren't fighting it. They know they'll get them someday, when it makes sense.

  3. You were right about me laughing. I still remember the tomato incident like it was yesterday.


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