Saturday, May 15, 2010

10 Questions about Mrs. Claus

I stole these questions from Fourth Grade Nothing so here you go:

1. What are you most excited for RIGHT NOW?
SUMMER!  I have so many things jam packed into this summer, I should go to sleep right now just so I won't miss a single minute.  Bowling tournaments, family visits, summer youth camp, and . . .Hawaii!!
2. Who is your style icon? What inspires your look? 
Walmart?  Is that a style?  Just kidding. . . I wear what is comfortable and I like, so it's a wide variety of different things.  Even though I am a mom of grown children I still shop in the juniors department for some stuff.  Since Santa is such a great boss, we can wear jeans or even shorts (not me) to work with t-shirts and flip-flops.  It's pretty great!
3. If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would you invite?
Jesus, just so I could hear what he was saying without someone's interpretation.  Abraham Lincoln, because my dad always reminded me of him.  Robert DeNiro, just so I could say I did, I think he is an amazing actor.  But mostly my dad, so I can ask him what he thinks about stuff like the internet and hear what he thinks about our youngest daughter.   I miss you Dad.

4. What did you dress up as for your first Halloween? 
My first Halloween, my mom dressed me like some kind of hobo or something.  I had a cloth diaper on my head kind of like a pirate . . . I guess you'd have to ask her, I was only 1 year old.

5. What are you improving?  
Working on my "wife" skills since I am coming up to the end of my daily "mom" job and turning the corner to the empty nest after next year all the kids will be done with school and moving to college and beyond.

6. What is the strangest compliment you’ve ever received?
I have gotten a lot of compliments in my life, I guess I am blessed in that area.  When I was a young child, I was at the candy counter in Sears and I wanted some candy.  My mom asked me what I was going to buy it with my looks?  The guy behind the counter said, "Yes, she is." and gave me some candy for free."

7. What’s your little-known talent? 
I don't know if it would be "little-known" because most of our family knows it, but it is my mad hamburger-patting skills.  Every cookout everyone asks me to make the hamburger patties because they say mine are the best.  It could be that they just don't want to do it.  But I have been making them for so many years, it's kind of "my thing" now.  Weird, I know.
8. What do you obsessively search for on eBay?  
I don't search eBay anymore. I used to look for a particular "Levi's Number" because I could not find them in stores and I really liked them.  But I stopped eBay shopping after I sold my 1966 Mustang on-line . . . just can't get back into it.
9. When you were a child, who did you worship & want to be like?  
I didn't have any posters of movie or television stars on my walls of my room, like a lot of teenagers.  I was pretty geeky and figured I didn't have much chance of being an actress . . . and I was RIGHT!  Uncoordinated as a bonus, so  . . .uh no.  As far as tv crushes, I really liked S.W.A.T. watching those guys repel off that building was pretty cool.

10. What was your palate band? Otherwise known as the first band you heard that made you realize the world of music was larger than whatever the Top 20 singles were! 
I guess I have two palate moments in my life.  The first was when I heard Duran Duran for the first time.  Their sound was so different from anything I had ever listened to, that I thought they were part aliens from another planet.
The second was when I heard what my children were listening to, "scream-o" is what I called it.  Then when they showed me the lyrics and I realized they were "screaming" about Jesus, I was blown away.


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