Friday, July 24, 2009

Returning to Our Regularly Scheduled Program Shortly

July 22, 2009

We’ve been absolutely inundated with family visitors for the past two weeks. I love having everyone here, but it has definitely limited my writing and reading of blogs of late. Today, just so you think I haven’t gone away, I’ll post a little survey I’ve done. I promise I’ll be back on track with more regular posting and commenting within the next few days. I’ve missed seeing what’s been going on with all of you!

1. What time did you get up this morning?
10:00 (but I didn’t go to sleep until around 4).

2. How do you like your steak?
Medium-well works for me! I don’t need to see my dinner bleeding.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I just got home from seeing “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” with Doug.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
I have several, but So You Think You Can Dance tops my list right now, especially the episodes where Debbie Allen is the guest judge. I could do without Mary Murphy, though.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I’m not well-traveled enough to answer that question definitively. I think I’d have to spend some time out in the world before I came to that conclusion. Is that an option in this question? Travel extensively before I settle down? If money was no object….

6. What did you have for breakfast?
I’m not so much a breakfast person.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Italian or Chinese

8. What foods do you dislike?
Pancakes, waffles (especially with maple syrup), biscuits and white gravy. See? Not a breakfast person at all.

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
DiCicco’s in downtown Clovis.

10. Favorite dressing?
The Bleu Cheese-Ranch dressing at DiCicco’s.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Soccer-mom mini-van.

12. What are your favorite clothes?
It totally depends on my mood or the situation.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Australia, Italy, Greece.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Definitely half-full, almost always.

15. Where would you want to retire?
I’m sure I wouldn’t complain if my retirement home was in Hawaii.

16. Favorite time of day?
Dusk/sunset, especially when there’s a little breeze at my back.

17. Where were you born?
Midwest City, Oklahoma

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Swimming and gymnastics. Baseball/softball and soccer, when my kids are involved.

19. Bird watcher?
Honestly, I have very little use for birds. I find them to be, in general, utterly uninteresting.

20. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I am most certainly a nocturnal person. It’s too bad my career doesn’t really make allowances for people who function better at night.

21. Do you have any pets?
I have an amazingly sweet kitty named Kelly.

22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
Wouldn’t that be nice? No, not at this time.

23. What did you want to be when you were little?
I wanted to be a teacher from the time I was about three, although at the time, I figured I’d teach little kids. When I was in 4th grade, I wanted to know if it was possible to be both a teacher and a nurse simultaneously. Once I realized there would be needles involved in a career as a nurse, I gave up that dream and just focused on the life of a teacher.

24. What is your best childhood memory?
Oh, goodness--it’s nearly impossible to choose just ONE as a favorite, so I’ll just share one. Perhaps driving all day and night with my parents on our annual Christmas Oklahoma trip--sleeping bags stretched out in the back of the station wagon, looking up at the stars at night as we tried to fall asleep.

25. Are you a cat or dog person?
In general, I consider myself more of a dog person.

26. Are you married?
I’ve been married for two years now to the guy who lets me be my best me.

27. Always wear your seat belt?
Every time.

28. Been in a car accident?
I’ve only been in one pretty serious car accident. Thank goodness I was the only one in the car.

29. Any pet peeves?
I have a few, I guess. Poor spelling/grammar/punctuation posted at places of business would probably be high on the list.

30. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
My favorite is ham, mushroom, and olives.

31. Favorite Flower?

32. Favorite ice cream?
World Class Chocolate

33. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Panda Express

34. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
That question presumes failure, no?

35. From whom did you get your last email?
I got an email of a Facebook notification.

36. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

37. Do anything spontaneous lately?

38. Like your job?
I love many aspects of my job.

39. Broccoli?
Steamed. Yum!

40. What was your favorite vacation?
Without a doubt, Cancun. It was magical.

41. Last person you went out to dinner with?
My hubby.

42. What are you listening to right now?
I’m listening to Doug. We’re chatting while we’re clicking on our computers.

43. What is your favorite color?

44. How many tattoos do you have?
I have none. I’m needle-phobic.

45. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
I guess I’ll know when I stop typing names.: )

46. What time did you finish this quiz?
1:10 a.m.

47. Coffee Drinker?
Diet Pepsi is my ‘coffee’ of choice most of the time. The only coffee I drink is either bottled Mocha Frappuccino or coffee ice cream.


  1. I wanted to be a nurse too until I volunteered as a candy stripper at the local hospital. Maybe, it was just the floor that I was on which was heart patients, but the place was far too depressing as a teenager.

  2. Seriously? It's weird how much we have in common. Except for the breakfast thing. I loves me some breakfast!

    Great list!

  3. So You Think You Can Dance tickets went presale this A.M. at 10 if you want to seem them live at Arco....I'm a huge fan of the show and it's the only primetime show we watch during the summer months. I agree about birds as well. I have little use for them. Sounds like you're having a fantastic summer.

  4. That survey covers a lot! Wish I was still a night person - I think I'd get so much more done.

    Have fun with your visitors!