Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sunday Stealing- High School


Your high school graduation class of: 1988

1. Did you marry your high school sweetheart?  no

2. Type of car?  Ford Fairmont

3. What kind of job?  McDonald's

4. Where did you live?  Reeds Spring, MO

5. Were you popular in school?  I was friends with everyone, but not popular.  

6. Were you in choir/band?   I was in choir

7. Ever get suspended?  no

8. If you could would you go back?  no

9. Still talk to the person that you went to prom with?  sometimes....we are facebook friends.  I hear about his nephew on the football team and hearing their last name called takes me right back to high school.  I have written him about his nephew before.  My prom date David lives in New Mexico, I am im Missouri.  I work where we went to school, so I still hear about their family.

10. Did you skip School ?  no

11. Go to all the football games?  yes, David played football and I was a cheerleader for a while and my dad was a football coach.

12. Favorite subjects?  choir, French, Chemistry

13. Do you still have your yearbook? yes

14. Did you follow the "original" career path?  no, I thought I would be a medical technician, but I was not dedicated enough to school for that.  I changed my major pretty quick.

15. Do you still have your class ring?   I did not want one, I got diamond earrings instead and I am sure I have them somewhere.

16. Favorite teacher?  My dad, he was a high school typing, business math and business machines teacher when I was in school, later he taught keyboarding on computers, but he didn't like the computers.  He was also a football coach.  Here is a picture of me following my dad.  I was a senior, I was wearing David's letter jacket and it looks like I had some crazy bandana tied around my neck.  I am carrying math books and I believe this picture was taken as a picture to show relatives in the school.

17. What was your style?  I am pretty classic style.  In high school in the 80's everything had to match...right down to your underwear.  I still do that sometimes....old habits.

18. Favorite Shoes?  I wore pump heels a lot when I was younger, even in college.  I hate them now.

19. Favorite thing to eat for lunch?  BBQ Sandwich, they had them available everyday in the cafeteria.

20. Favorite band?   Maybe Def Leppard?  I got way more into music in college.

21. High School Hair?  See photo above.

22. How old when you graduated?

Friday, January 17, 2020

Saturday 9- Miss Independent


Miss Independent (2003)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here

1) The song begins with Kelly describing a woman who is "independent" and "self-sufficient." Are you feeling especially independent and self-sufficient this morning? Or is there a particular task on your to-do list that you wish you had help with?  I feel like when I got married I quit being as independent and self-sufficient.  My husband does a lot for me that I did for myself when I was single.  I can do things though.  He is happy to let me too.  I am pretty independent if I need to be.

2) Kelly especially enjoys that this song was a hit, because she had to argue with the record company to even include it on her album. Tell us about a time you're glad fought to get your way.  Many years ago when my Grandmother died, she had wanted me to get the first chance to buy her car from my mom and Uncle.  My husband said we could not afford it.  I said we couldn't afford not to.  We paid $5000 for a pretty new low mileage Toyota Camry and I still drive it.

3) The video depicts a very lively party that spills from the house to the pool area. What's the last party you attended? Was it held indoors, outdoors, or did the revelers enjoy themselves both inside and outside?  It was mostly indoors, but my nephew ended up outside riding his motorcycle.

4)The partiers are playing with "silly string." Have you ever indulged in a "silly string" battle?  no, but this is something one of my husband's sisters and her husband do at special occasions.

5) Kelly Clarkson has a new daytime talk show. Who hosted the last entertainment talk show (as opposed to news) that you watched?  Ellen...I love Kelly's new talk show by the way.  I am just not home to watch it.  I saw Ellen at my mom's today after school.

6) Kelly Clarkson told a foodie website that one of her favorite foods is sushi (especially California rolls). She said she's surprised how fond she is of it, since as a kid, sushi is a food she wouldn't even try. Tell us about something you had to be convinced to try, or do, that you were surprised to find you enjoyed.  When I was little I hated spinach, but now I like it in certain things.

7) In 2003, when "Miss Independent" was released, Microsoft and Sony were furiously competing for gamers' attention. Do you own Playstation or Xbox, neither or both? neither.

8) Also in 2003, the best-selling cookbook was The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion. It features foolproof recipes for old favorites like waffles, pancakes, flat breads and crackers. When you look for a new recipe, are you searching for an easier/better way to make something familiar, or are you more likely looking to try something new?  usually something fast and better/easier too.

9) Random question: Which has gotten you in more trouble -- love or money?  money

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday 4 Meme- Wayfaring

1. Where have you traveled and what is the furthest you've been from home?  We have been to Florida a few times, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee.  I think Florida was the furthest.  We went to Kissimmee to Disney World.

2. Is there a location other than where you are, that you think would be a nice place to live?  I loved Alabama.

3. Do you have a photo or story from a favorite place to visit?
Orange Beach, AL is by far my favorite trip.  We were able to watch the dolphins from our balcony every morning, we went on a dolphin tour.  We relaxed at the beach.  We went to Pensacola, FL to the air museum and we saw the Blue Angels.  We also went up into the Pensacola lighthouse.  There was a storm one day and I got great pictures of the storm over the ocean also.  It was an awesome trip.

4. What dream destination do you have tucked away in  your heart? Do you think you'll be able to visit them one day or are plans in the making?  I want to go back to Orange Beach again and I would like to go stay in the mountains in a cabin.  I think those trips are possibilities.  I would love to visit Italy and France, but I do not think that will ever happen.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sunday Stealing- Food Meme

01. CHEESE or CHOCOLATE?  I eat a lot of both
03. COFFEE or TEA? sweet tea
04. CORN MUFFIN or ENGLISH MUFFIN?  english muffin
05. PANCAKES or FRENCH TOAST?  pancakes
06. YOGURT or CREAM CHEESE?  cream cheese
07. RICE or PASTA? pasta
08. CAKE or PIE? pie
09. GROUND BEEF or GROUND TURKEY?  ground beef
10. HOT DOGS or HAMBURGERS?  I love both
11. JELLY or MARMALADE? jelly
12. AMERICAN CHEESE or SWISS CHEESE?  American, but I love both
13. DIET SODA or NO SODA?  no soda
14. LEMONADE or ICED TEA?  Iced tea (sweet)
15. CHERRIES or GRAPES?  Grapes
17. WAFFLES or PANCAKES?  waffles
19. PEAS or CARROTS?  carrots
22. KETCHUP or MUSTARD?  ketchup
24. MAYONNAISE or KETCHUP?  ketchup
26. ONION or GARLIC?  onion
27. PLAIN BARBECUE or BARBECUE WITH SAUCE?  what?  are we talking about bbq rub or no bbq sauce at all.  It is grilling if no bbq sauce.  I prefer BBQ sauce though.
30. MEAT or VEGETABLES?  meat
31. CHINESE TAKE-OUT or PIZZA?  chinese
32. SUSHI or DELI SANDWICH? deli sandwich
36. WHIPPED CREAM or CAKE FROSTING?  whipped cream
37. HONEY or MAPLE SYRUP?  maple syrup

Friday, January 10, 2020

Saturday 9- Sultans of Swing

Sultans of Swing

Sultans of Swing (1978)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here

1) The song begins by mentioning how it feels to shiver on a rainy night. As you answer these questions, is it chilly ... or rainy ... or dark?  It is all of the above.

2) The lyrics describe a bar at closing time, when the owner announces, "Goodnight, now, it's time to go home." Can you recall a time when you lingered until you closed the joint?  I have been at bars at closing time once or twice back in my college years, but I do not typically close a joint down.

3) This song was written years before it was recorded, back in the days before Dire Straits was a success. Composer/lead singer/lead guitarist Mark Knopfler recalls that, when he was working on "Sultans of Swing," he was worried about paying his gas bill. Is anything troubling you this Saturday?  My heart is very heavy for Australia.  I am praying.  It is just heartbreaking.

4) When this song was popular, Sam often played it on the jukebox because, well, who doesn't like Dire Straits? 40 years later, both that  jukebox and the bar it was in are gone. Have you recently been in a restaurant or bar that has a jukebox?  no, I haven't

5) In 1978, the year "Sultans of Swing" topped the charts, Garfield first appeared in newspapers all around the United States. Over the years, it was revealed that the cartoon cat loved lasagna and hated raisins. What's a food you love? What's one that you hate?  I love General Chicken and I hate Creamed Corn...not cream corn in a can, but a recipe called creamed corn...there is a story there, maybe I will tell it another time.  I thought I was going to puke.

6) One of People magazine's top-selling issues of 1978 featured Carrie Fisher and Darth Vader on the cover. The article celebrated the theatrical re-release of Star Wars and announced that the cast was on board for a sequel. How many Star Wars movies have you seen?  several, but I do not care about them enough to know how many or which ones.  I watched them with my husband.

7) The most popular movie of 1978 was Grease. What's your favorite song from the Grease soundtrack?  Oh no you don't...I love that whole soundtrack!

8) In 1978, Yves St. Laurent made fashion news by putting his female runway models in menswear-inspired suits, complete with neckties and pocket squares. Do you know how to tie a windsor knot? Can you fold a handkerchief into a pocket square?  I do not and my dad was great at it.  I wish I would have had him teach me.

9) Random question: You're visiting a friend. He graciously offers you the use of his super-expensive, brand-new luxury sedan for the duration of your stay. Do you take him up on it? Or do you rent a car instead?  I would feel better renting a car worrying I would mess up their nice car.  It just depends.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday 4 Meme- Around the House
Around the House

1. Do you have pets ? What kind of pets do you have? Photos?  I have two dogs, Molly and Meisha.  Molly is part corgi and part Blue Heeler...she is Mandy's sister (Mandy passed away in November), they share the same mom.  Mandy was full blood corgi.  Meisha is part lab and showed up at our house as a puppy.  Meisha is the first picture and Molly the second.  These two are really sweet doggos.

Do you have a weekly menu you plan out? Would you share it with us, or perhaps a short list of meals you make often? It gives other people ideas !  no, but I am excited to read other ideas!

Where do you do your grocery shopping? Do you like that store or do you go to others to fill in the gaps?  We go to Sam's, Walmart and Walmart Neighborhood Market.  I thought we had a lot of Walmart's here in Southwest Missouri, then we visited Arkansas where the headquarters are...good grief, it is ridiculous.  They have kind of taken over the area.

4.  What kind of house do you live in or is it an apartment. Describe it. What changes would you make to it if you could?  We live in a small I would call it a single family farmhouse, but we do not live on a farm.  We do have a big yard though.  It is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home and we live right in town, but I would still consider this the country.  We have been doing lots of work on it over the past several years.  I am very happy with it.  If we had the money, I would like to change the kitchen.  I just do not know what to do with it.  I would also love to do some more landscaping.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Sunday Stealing- The Queen's Meme

1. January usually has ample amounts of snowfall in parts of the world. Did you ever make snow cream as a kid?
YES!  It tastes like homemade ice cream.  I have made it for Josh too, but we haven't had enough good snow to make it in a long time.

2. January is one of the months with 31 days. What are you going to do with that extra day? most likely work

3.  What is your favorite magazine?  This is hard for me I do not read magazines anymore.  I used to like Shape magazine when I was working out.

4.  If you live to be 99 years old, what would you like your life to be like in that last decade?? comfortable

5. The great world of Wikipedia tells me that scientists claim 99% of all documented species are extinct. Which remaining species in the 1% category would you really like to see extinct.  And which species in the 99% category would you like to bring back?  I did not find this list.  I think dinosaurs should stay extinct though, they would kill everything.

6. On January 14, 1986 motorists were required for the first time to wear seat belts?
Do you always buckle up? Why or why not?  I always buckle up.  It is a habit I started when I started driving.

7. Why did the cow jump over the moon?  He was happy

9. Have you said anything in the last 24 hours that you regret?  no, I have mostly been quiet and reading.

10. Have you ever written anything on your blog that you wish you could take back?  I don't think so, I am pretty careful with what I write, but it is my blog, so if I write it...I mean it.

11. Are you the blabber or the blabbee? Tell us your most embarrassing blabbermouth moment.  Maybe a blabbee?  People are always blabbing to me.  It is not embarrassing.

12. How important is a cell phone in your life?  Minimally.  When I am working, I do not look at it all day.  I mostly use it to look at facebook or text.

13. A "cuisine" is typically influenced by and named after geographical regions and cultures. Pretend your blog is a country. What is the name of your cuisine? uhhhh, I don't know.

14. You are the Blog Paparazzi! Which blogger's real photograph are you most interested in getting?  Really?  I am not a blog paparazzi at all.

15. Are you always on time or just a tad late?  on time.

16. Can you think of a time when you were late for something and it was REALLY a big deal?  If I am going to be late, I always let the party in question know.  I was late for work one morning, but I texted the principal and the secretary to let them know.

17. If you were on your way to work and had five minutes to get there, would you stop in the road to rescue a crossing turtle?  no, I have heard that confuses them.

18. When you are having a really good day, what usually makes it good?  friends

19.  What is the most annoying Christmas song?  I love them all.

20. You are Snow White. Which dwarf is your favorite and why?  Happy, because I like to be around Happy people.