Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My niece, Madigan Ruth

Friday, June 25, 2010

Finally Friday!!

This has been one LONG week, and I'm so glad it's finally Friday!

New Friend Fridays

I'm participating in Mama M's Five Question Friday again, and I welcome any new blog friends from The Girl Creative's New Friend Friday. Thanks for stopping by!

1. Do you know how to play a musical instrument? Does an iPod count?? I own a guitar, and I can play about 3 chords on it. I wish I could play it more than that, and I could probably do it if I just put the time and effort into it. I "played" the clarinet in middle school, and I use "played" loosely. I played enough to get by, and I think I enjoyed the idea of being in the marching band more than actually playing the clarinet, so once I realized that my "faking it" would probably be revealed before too much longer, I decided to spare my reputation and quit.

2. What is your pet peeve while driving? Just one?? People that cut me off, people that tailgate me, people that don't pay attention, people that drive too slow, people whose brake lights are burnt out, etc. Ok, I don't really enjoy driving all that much, at least where other people are on the road. I do it because I have to.

3. Would you rather have a housekeeper or unlimited spa services?  Spa service, hands down. I don't really mind housekeeping, but it sure would be nice to get a massage any time I wanted!

4. Is there a song that you hear that will take you back to the moment, like a junior high or high school dance?  Not any song in particular (because anyone that knows me knows I'm horrible at knowing who sings what song, even if I can sing every word to it) but when I hear certain 80's songs, all I think about is Skate City. There are certain songs that take me back to couple skates, the races, and shoot-the-duck roller skating within the first few notes of the song.

5. What song best represents your life right now? This one has stumped me. I'll have to get back to this one.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Five Question Friday

                           The Girl Creative

I'm participating in Mama M's Five Question Friday again, and I welcome any new blog friends from The Girl Creative's New Friend Friday. Glad you've decided to visit!

1. What do you think makes a good friend, or friendship? 
I think the sign of a good friend is someone that you can completely be yourself with, without fear of being judged. Someone that regardless of how silly, crumby, selfish, honest, & raw you are with them, they still love you at the end of the day.

2. What is the last thing you bought & later regretted?
I'm not much of a impulse shopper, so my purchases are usually well-thought out and mulled over before I ever let go of the cash. Rarely do I regret buying something...this is not to say I don't often "return" when I change my mind, usually about clothes. I would much rather go home and try on clothes than stand in line for dressing room.

3. Have you ever had a prank played on you? 
Yes. A few years ago, some friends of mine "forked" me. I woke up and walked outside to go to work, only to find HUNDREDS of white plastic forks stuck in the grass of my front yard! Then, as I walked to my truck, I also noticed they shoe-polished white forks all over the windows. Since I had to leave for work, I didn't have time to wash the shoe polish off, and all day I was afraid the "fork" would be mistaken for the pitchfork gang symbol of the Gangster Disciples, and feared for my life (for "misrepresenting" the gang) for the remainder of the day. Don't ask me how I know gang symbols. Long story.

4. What is your favorite theme park?
Umm....The Holy Land Experience, Orlando, Florida. Just kidding...I've never even been there, but I was there when the same property was called Splendid China. Ok, my favorite theme park is probably Disney World: The Magic Kingdom. Growing up an hour away, I've been so many times that I lost count, but it is still "magical" to me. I love the familiarity of the rides and park. Now that I'm older, I find it a little more challenging to put up with the crowds and long lines, but it still the most "magical place on earth."

5. Have you ever seen someone else give birth?
Yes, twice. My sister gave me the honor to be present for the birth of both my nephew Quinn and my niece Madigan. Talk about magical! The greatest miracle life!

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Five Question Friday

The Girl Creative

I'm participating in Mama M's Five Question Friday again, and I welcome any new blog friends from The Girl Creative's New Friend Friday. Glad you've decided to visit!

1. If you could go back to college would you change your major? Or, if you were to go to college right now...what major would you choose?  If I got to go back, I would probably either do nursing or radiology. But I would have to take some photography classes, too. Oh, to do it all over again would be wonderful!

2. What do you love most about your home? Well, since we are looking at buying a house and moving in the somewhat near future, there are only a few things I love about the current one. Mostly, I love the supercheap rent (wish we could get a mortgage payment like that!!) and I love the privacy. I'm praying that our new place would have at least as much privacy as we have now.

3. What types of books do you like to read (if you like to read at all)?  I love to read!!! Depends on my mood what type I like to read, but anything from novels to biographies, theology, classics, etc. One of my favorite books of all time: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

4. What is the grossest thing you've ever eaten? Hmm...a mussel. I'm not even sure why I did it. I'm just now starting to really enjoy seafood, and this mussel incident was several years ago. I don't remember if it was a dare or what, but I do know it was at a chinese buffet (should have been my first clue) and it was disgusting. Like snot. Never again.

5. If you HAD to be a character on a TV show, whom would you be? Oh my...this is a tough one. Can it be an older show? I'm thinking I would like to be Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. I mean, who wouldn't want strapping Charles Ingalls as a husband?

Well, there you have it. Happy Friday.


Last night, I happened to catch part of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance on TV, and though I haven't watched it in a couple of seasons, one particular audition was absolutely stunning. I just wanted to share Bryan Gaynor's amazing audition to Owl City's song "Fireflies". I loved this song before, and now I love it even more. Remember to turn off the music player at the bottom before starting the video.