Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday 5 - What Do You Like?

1. What do you order to drink when you're at a fast-food restaurant?
Either Sweet Tea or a soda of some sort.

2. What kind of dressing do you have on your salad when you eat out?
Honey Mustard.

3. What do you like at those self-serve frozen yogurt places?
Haven't been to one yet. :(

4. How do you like your popcorn?
Extra buttery and salty.

5. What kind of shampoo do you use?
Whatevers cheap or on sale.

Saturday 9 - Waterfalls

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1. This song encourages us to "stick to the rivers and lakes you're used to." What body of water is nearest your home -- pond, lake, river, gulf or sea?
The Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean

2. Have you ever visited a waterfall? If so, please tell us about it.
Nope, not that I can recall

3. This song is from a CD entitled CrazySexyCool. Which word best describes how you feel today: Crazy, sexy or cool?

4. The girls in TLC originally began hanging around together in an Atlanta-area hair salon. When did you last sit in a stylist's chair?
When I was getting my hair and make-up done for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball

5. While she spent her adolescence in Atlanta, band member Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins was born in Des Moines. Do you live in or near the town where you were born?
Nope. I'm actually on the opposite side of the country

6. One of T-Boz' recent public appearances was on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Do you watch any of the popular Bravo Real Housewives shows?
Nope, not for me

7. In the 1990's band member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was romantically involved with an Atlanta Falcons football player. They shared his upscale, two-story mansion. How would you describe your abode (house, cottage, apartment, condo, studio, etc.)?
I don't know how to describe our apartment. My home. :)

8. Ms. Lopes was accused of arson when, after the couple argued, that mansion happened to burn down. When was the last time you lost your temper? How did you express your anger? (If it was with a criminal act, you may wish to keep it to yourself.)
The other day... Chris was a pain in the rear end.  

9. Today the third member of TLC, Chilli, designs personalized handbags. They cost about $225 each. What's the most expensive thing you have bought recently?
Chris got me the Harry Potter books (hardcover) for Valentine's Day. 

Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun 2.28.14

Feeling Beachie

The statements:

1. I ______ but not ______.
2. _____ is my favorite ______.
3. When it ______ I _______.
4. Once upon a time _____ but now _______.

My Answers:

1. I love watching the snow fall but not having to go out in it.
2. Night time is my favorite time of day.
3. When it is nice (warm out) I am happy.
4. Once upon a time I wanted to grow up but now I'm happy with where I'm at.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge 2.26.14

1. What is something you'll never forget about the age you are right now?
Hmmm... I'm not sure.

2. What's a household chore you've never done? How have you managed that???
There isn't one that I've never done.

3. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture? Explain?

4. Friday (February 28th) is 'Something on a Stick Day'... funny because Zoanna over at A Penchant for Pens recently sent me an idea for a question relation to this topic. What's your favorite food eaten on a stick?
Probably corn dogs.

5. Which of your five senses do you treasure most, and why?
Sight. Because I can watch my kiddos grow up.

6. What's the best music, theatre, or sporting venue you've been to? What made it great?
Boise State University Football Field. Because our turff is blue! :)

7. It's the last week of the month... in five words or less bid adieu to your February.
Here's to a warmer March.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I can't wait til my Grama comes to visit.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Meet Me on Monday 2.24.14

Acting Balanced

1. February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day - do you like them? What do you pair with Tortilla Chips?

I like them. I snack on them. I pair them with sour cream, different dips, and Tortilla Chili.

2. February 26th is Carnival Day (and also Judy from Retired Not Tired's birthday - coincidence??) What is your favorite carnival ride, game or food?

I love carnivals! I love any and all the rides and am a huge fan of fried foods. :)

3. Nascar has started for another year.... albeit in a wet way... are you a fan?

Not really.

4. Other than your blog, do you actively participate in social media?

I only do Facebook and Pinterest. I do have a Twitter, but don't really use it. 

My question for you:
5. What's your weather like?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Social 2.23.14

Sunday Social

1. Favorite breakfast food:
Pancakes or Waffles with Bacon, Eggs, and Sausage

2. Best way to spend a free day:
Sitting on the sofa, catching up with my tv shows and watching the kiddos play

3. Airline ticket to anywhere in the world... where would you go and why?
Australia or England. SO much to do and see

4. You can only leave the house with one thing... what is it?
My phone

5. How do you take your coffee?
Lots of creamer! Sweet!

Sunday Stealing 2.23.14

Fifteen MeMe

1. What was your first job like?
I loved it. I was an Activity Assistant at a nursing home. I called BINGO and served ice cream every weekend. 

2. It's a typical Sunday, how are you spending it?
With my two kiddos and Chris

3. What was the happiest day of your life?
The days that I had my kiddos and married Chris

4. What was the best decision you ever made?

5. Tell your go-to "pretend" name as a child (who was your alter-ego)?

6. What email service do you use?
Gmail and Outlook

7. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?
Harry Potter

8. Do you use anything on your lips? (eg. chapstick, gloss, balm, lipstick)
Yup, chapstick, lip gloss, lipstick

9. How many devices do you own which can access the internet?

10. Last strong smell you can remember smelling?
Chris' Irish Spring body wash

11. If you had to move your birthday to another date, which one would you choose and why?

12. Inspiration behind your blog title?
My life with my family

13. If you could spend a rainy day with anyone in the world, who would you choose and why?
I'm not sure

14. Is there a foreign culture that you love?
I'll have to think about this question

15. Do you have a favorite soft drink?
Mountain Dew or Sweet Tea

Friday, February 21, 2014

Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun 2.21.14

Feeling Beachie

The Statements:

1. Tomorrow is ____ did you ______?
2. I really think I need a ______.
3. I would never own a _______.
4. The craziest gift I ever got was ______.

My Answers:
1. Tomorrow is the start of the weekend did you have a good week?
2. I really think I need a vacation
3. I would never own a snake.
4. The craziest gift I ever got was a set of earmuffs.

Friday 5 - Accessories

1. What was the last computer accessory you acquired?
An external CD drive

2. What was the last clothing accessory you acquired?

3. What was the last auto accessory you acquired?
Car seats

4. What was the last accessory you acquired for one of your hobbies?
Been awhile

5. What was the last hair accessory you acquired?
Holiday bows for Lyric

Saturday 9 - Susan

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1. In this song, our hero tells Susan that "no other girl could ever take the place of you." Crazy Sam feels that no other earmuffs could ever take the place of the ones she left in restaurant coat room last month. Tell us about something you recently broke, lost or misplaced.
Well, I didn't break it. Chris did. He broke the screen on my phone. :(

2. When this song was first released back in 1968, the name Susan was very popular. According to the Social Security Administration, it was one of the top 10 baby girl names of the 1940's 1950's and 1960's. Today it's not even in the top 100. Do you know anyone named Susan (or Suzanne)?
I sure do. :)

3. The Buckinghams were Chicago's attempt to get in on The British Invasion begun by the Beatles. (Hence the silly suits.) But they took their name from Chicago's famous Buckingham Fountain. If Crazy Sam visited your neighborhood, what local site would you recommend she check out?
The Boardwalk here in Virginia Beach or the Train Depot in Boise, Idaho.

4. Chicago is known for deep dish pizza. Describe your dream pizza. (Calories, carbs and gluten need not be a factor because it's dream pizza!)
I love pizza. Any kind of pizza. I don't think that I have a dream pizza though.

5. The Buckinghams got thir big break by winning a local "battle of the bands." Do you often go to concerts or bars to listen to live music?
No, not really.

6. The best-selling book in 1968 (the year "Susan" was released) was Airport by Arthur Hailey. It was set during a snowstorm at Lincoln International, a fictional airport based on Chicago's O'Hare. What's the most recent airport you flew to? Why were you there?
Norfolk airport. We were coming back home from vacation.

7. Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Sox... Chicago is a big sports town. What's your favorite pro team?
Probably the Seattle Mariners. :)

8. Thinking of sports, did you watch the Olympics? If yes, which events?
Nope, I wanted to but our bunny ears for the tv broke. :(

9. Do you consider yourself an idealist or a pragmatist?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge 2.19.14

1. What's the biggest change since your childhood in the way people think or act?
I don't understand this question. :(

2. The Olympic Biathlon involves cross country skiing broken up with either two or four rounds of target shooting. Which part of that would stress you out more? Or would you love them both equally?
I would probably stress over the target shooting. 

3. February is National Canned Food Month... What is your most often purchased canned food item? What was in the last can you opened?
Veggies is our most often purchased canned food. Corn was in the last can that I opened.

4. What river (anywhere in the world) would you most like to cruise?
The Nile.

5. It's the middle of the night and you can't sleep... what do you do? Count sheep? Toss and turn? Watch television? Or do you get up and do something productive?
I toss and I turn, I will watch television or get on my computer.

6. How important is keeping your cool?

7. I've got white stuff on the brain so why not run with it? White lie, wave the white flag, white knuckle it, white wash a situation, or white as a sheet... which phrase could most recently apply to your own life in some what?
Wave the white flag.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am so ready for Spring!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Meet Me on Monday 2.17.14

Acting Balanced

1. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day - when were you last the recipient or provider of a RAOK - or what RAOK have you heard about recently?

I haven't been a recipient or provider of a RAOK. I heard about a friend who got her meal or drink paid for by the people in front of her and then she went on to pay for those behind her.

2. February is also National Cherry Month - are you a cherry lover? Recipes?

I love cherries. I have a few recipes. Maybe I'll share them another day.

3. Are toys limiting children's creativity more these days?

I don't think so. There are creative toys out there, you just may have to look a little bit harder.

4. Since the Olympics are here, what would you win a gold medal in?

Anything Harry Potter.

My question for you:
5. What is your favorite Olympic Sport?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Social 2.16.14

Sunday Social

1. What are your favorite things to do on a lazy day?
Watch/Catch up on TV shows. Lay around and play/watch the kids play and play with them.

2. What is your TV guilty pleasure?
True Blood, E.R., ABC Family shows, ABC shows.

3. What is your favorite road trip music?

4. What are your favorite magazines or books to read by the pool or laying around?
Harry Potter, whatever magazines I have laying around.

5. What is your favorite snack?
Hmm... toast with butter and salt, cookies, crackers, pretzels

Sunday Stealing 2.16.14

Books Meme

1. Favorite children's book
Hank the Cow Dog

2. The last book you've read
Pretty Little Liars

3. Books on your "to read" list
Anything in my 100 Books to read

4. Top 5 authors
Nicolas Sparks
JK Rowling
Sarah Dessen
Judy Bloom
Melody Carlson

5. Favorite genres

6. A book that has made you extremely mad
I don't know...

7. A book that you've cried over
A Walk to Remember

8. A book that made you laugh out loud
I can't remember

9. Fiction or nonfiction

10. First book you've read by your favorite author
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
A Walk to Remember

11. Best book-to-movie adaption
A Walk to Remember

12. Do you read comics/manga

13. Hardcovers or Paperbacks

14. Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait a while
Depends on what it is.

15. Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it
No, not really.

16. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone
A little.

17. Where do you usually buy your books
Barnes and Noble.

18. Book that had a strong impact on you

19. Historical or science fiction
Science Fiction

20. Dystopian or Utopian

21. Worst book-to-movie adaption
I'm not sure.

22. Book that should have a movie adaption

23. The first book you've fallen in love with
A Walk to Remember

24. Humor or angst
I'm not sure

25. How many books do you own
Quite a few

26. Do you go to the library
Not enough

27. How many books do you read a year
Not enough

28. Favorite "required reading" book
Don't really have one

29. Favorite quote
I have too many

30. A book you absolutely hate
Ender's Game

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Six Word Saturday 2.15.14

I am SO ready for Spring!!

Saturday 9 - As Time Goes By

1. This is the theme song of Casablanca, generally acknowledged as one the screen's great love stories. In honor of Valentine's Day weekend, what's your favorite movie romance?
Any of Nicholas Sparks movies.

2. Even though he was only 5'8 and had a receding hairline, Humphrey Bogart was a popular leading man. What movie or TV actor or actress makes your heart skip a beat?
Channing Tatum.

3. Sweethearts are those little heart-shaped candies that are printed with messages like, "Be Mine" and "Kiss Me." Do you like how they taste?
I like the yellow and the pink ones. ONLY those ones.

4. Valentine's Day is a big day for florists. When is the last time a floral arrangement adorned your table or desk?
Oh boy, it's been a while!

5. Do you think an e-card means as much as a conventional card in an envelope?
I personally don't think so. I would rather have the card to have it in plain sight for everyone to see.

6. Despite what you see on Valentines, the human heart isn't bright red. It's really a brownish shade of red, like a brick. Now it's your turn. Share some trivia that's been rattling around in your head. (It does NOT have to be about Valentines or the human heart. It can be any random fact at all.)
Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them.

7. When is the last time you thought your heart would break?
I'm not sure.

8. What is the most recent thing to lift your heart?
Michael making kissy noises.

9. Who is the most "hard hearted" person you know?
I don't know what this question is asking.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun 2.14.14

Feeling Beachie

The Statements:

1. Valentines is _______ day of the year for ________.

2. Since Valentines is a sign of _______ I ____________.

3. _________ with _________ is a great way to ________.

4. Sometimes I _________ when I ________.

My Answers:

1. Valentines is a high stress and high expectation day of the year for many men.

2. Since Valentines is a sign of love I remember my middle/high school days when I drew hearts on all my papers/notebooks.

3. A card with a box of chocolates is a great way to let me know that you are thinking about me.

4. Sometimes I cry when I think of my kiddos growing up.

Friday 5 - Themes

1. What would the title of your autobiography be?
My Pretty Little Life.

2. What's your favorite movie soundtrack?
I've got too many.

3. What do you want your epitaph to be?

4. What everyday object would be a good amulet for you?
Hmm... I don't know.

5. What animal would be "your" spirit-guide, like in Clan of the Cave Bear?
Hmm... Horse.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge 2.12.14

1. What makes love last?
A sense of humor (or warped, like Chris and mine), a forgiving heart, seeing the best in your other significant rather than all that bothers.

2. The Beatles made their U.S. debut fifty years ago this week. Are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite Beatles tune?
I am, a bit. My favorite tunes are Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Let It Be, Hello, Goodbye, and I Want to Hold Your Hand.

3. Valentine's Day-your thoughts? Do you celebrate in any way? Do anything special for the people you love? Expect anything special from the people who love you?
It's really just another day. Another day that people spend money for the special people in their lives. I don't set high expectations for the day. We don't really celebrate much. We've gone out and exchanged cards. We usually get cards for our parents/grandmas. I don't really expect anything special from the people I love. I think a card is plenty. :)

4. Steak or have to choose? Now that that's settled, how do you like it?
Burger. Well done. No pink!

5. The Hodgepodge lands on the birth-date (February 12th) of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln is quoted as saying, "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test his character give him power." Do you agree? Why or why not?
Agree... Power seems to change people. And not always in the good ways.

6. Honest Abe's picture in on the US penny (1 cent coin) so I'm wondering...what do you do with your pennies (or your country's equivalent)? It's been suggested the US stop making the penny, and two bills have been proposed suggesting just that, but neither were approved. What say you?
I use them when couponing. I don't think that it would bother me much if the penny were to stop being made.

7. Do you think pop culture deserves serious study?
No, not really.

8. Insert your own random thought here-
I wish I were able to watch some of the Olympics. :( But don't want to try to to find everything on-line.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Meet Me on Monday 2.10.14

Acting Balanced

1. February 10th is Clean Out Your Computer Day! It is a day to logically review, and delete old files and programs. Will you be taking part?
Nope. My computer is pretty clean to start with. :)

2. February is also National Grapefruit Month - are you a grapefruit lover? Recipes?
I sure am a grapefruit lover. But don't have any recipes. Do you?

3. Are you watching the Olympics? What events hold your interest or are you just ignoring the whole thing?
I am not watching the Olympics. I wish I was but don't have any bunny ears. :( I enjoy the figure skating and the skiing/snowboarding.

4. Valentine's Day is Friday - are you planning to celebrate?
Not really. Chris has to work and didn't really plan anything earlier in the week.

My question for you...
5. What's your weather like?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Social 2.9.14

Sunday Social

1. What is your favorite thing to watch on a girls night?
I haven't had a girls night in ages.

2. What is your favorite thing to watch on your day off?
Since I'm a SAHM I mainly watch disney movies with the kiddos.

3. What is your favorite thing to watch when you're sick?
Really, anything. Except for horror or really gory movies.

4. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
The Hobbit 2

5. What are your top three favorite movies or TV shows?
Grey's Anatomy, Nashville, Scandal, and Once Upon A Time
I have too many favorite movies to list.

Sunday Stealing 2.9.14

Cupid's Questions Meme

1. Do you like Valentine's Day?
I do.

2. Are you going to celebrate it?
I don't know if we are or aren't this year. It's a Friday, and Chris has to work.

3. Celebrate Valentine's Day with Friends or someone Special?
I think that it would be fun to celebrate with friends. But usually just spend the day/evening with my loves. (Chris, and my two kiddos)

4. Pink or red?

5. Candy Hearts OR cards?
I think cards.

6. A short kiss or a big hug?
A short kiss.

7. What are your plans for V-day?
Don't know.

8. What would be the best gift to receive?
I don't know. 

9. Would get back with any of your ex's for V-day?
Probably not.

10. Is there a food or beverage you associate with V-day?
Not really.

11. What are your thoughts on "Love at first sight"?

12. Do you think people who have dated can stay friends?
I don't think so. 

13. If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice about dating or relationships what would it be?
Don't rush. You have your whole life ahead of you.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Saturday 9 - Why Don't We Get Drunk?

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1. This week's song was once named the favorite song of Bud Wiser, the godfather to this humble blog. With Valentine's Day coming up, what's your favorite love song?
Hmm... I've got quite a few favorite love songs. I think my favorite one lately is Love Story by Taylor Swift.

2. When this song was first released back in 1973, the "Why don't we get drunk and screw?" refrain was considered shocking. With the explicit sexual content in many of today's songs, it now hardly raises an eyebrow. When is the last time you were shocked? (Not just by a song, by anything at all.)
Not long ago, but I can't remember what it was that shocked me. 

3. Buffett named his first daughter Savannah, presumably after his favorite city. Tell us about your favorite city.
I don't really have a favorite city. Not yet anyways. I haven't been to very many cities. Besides the ones that I grew up and live in now. 

4. Mr. Buffett opened a Margaritaville Casino in Atlantic City. Have you ever gambled in Atlantic City? What about Las Vegas?
Nope and nope.

5. Saving Florida's manatees is a cause near and dear to Jimmy Buffett's heart. If we were to make a $100 contribution to any charity in your honor, which would you choose?
I would choose the Shriner's Hospital. To know more about them, go here.

6. If today was your birthday, your astrological sign would be Aquarius. How often do you check your horoscope?
About never. 

7. On this date in 1974, the show Good Times ("Dy-no-mite!") premiered and, much to Sam's confusion and chagrin, still enjoys an audience in syndication. Tell us about a pop culture phenomenon that you just never got into.

8. Is there a home improvement project on your list of things to do?
Just to get my mirrors and candle holders hung back up. And maybe more pictures on the walls.

9. A warm-weather choice to consider on a February day: Ice cream sundae or banana split?
MMM... Either one.

Six Word Saturday 2.8.14

Wish I Could Watch the Olympics. 

But our bunny ears broke. :( 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday 5 - Like Family, Part 2

1. In what good ways are you like your father?
I'm not sure...

2. In what good ways are you like your mother?
I'm a hard worker?

3. In what good ways are you like your sibling(s)?

4. In what good ways are you like another relative outside your immediate family?
I'm caring and help those in need when I can.

5. In what good ways are you completely unlike anyone you're related to?
I don't know...