Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Stealing: Our Players' Meme

This week's memes were stolen from two separate blogs: The first is from a blogger named Kwizgiver. Her blog is What If This Is As Good As It Gets? She stole it from Fond of Snape. The second is from a blogger named Tina of the blog NerdBliss. She did not say where she stole it. And away we go:
1. You have been awarded the time off from work and an all-expenses paid week anywhere in the United States. The catch is that it must be somewhere you have not been before. Where do you choose to visit? Either Alaska or Montana. Probably Alaska 'cuz we could always drive to Montana someday...But I'd love to see the Northern Lights and go whale watching and play in the snow...heaven!

2. Name three of your guilty pleasures. Spending an entire weekend on the couch watching either Harry Potter or Game of Thrones, caramel vanilla iced lattes piled high with whipped cream, chocolate chocolate chocolate...mmmm....

3. The best kind of Girl Scout Cookie is: It's a tough choice between the Thin Mints and the Tagalongs--even the Nestle candy bar versions are insanely good! Can't pick. Sorry.

4. What do you value most in other people? Honesty and kindness.

5. Be honest. Do you sneak some raw cookie dough when you’re baking cookies? Eww, no. I really don't understand that obsession--so yuck!!

6. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?! Yeah, completely. Broken Road--everything bad I've gone through just totally makes me appreciate all the good I have now.

7. What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited? That's another hard pick...the Rockies in CO, Woodstock VA in the Shenandoah Valley, anywhere I've been along the ocean (Atlantic--haven't made it to the Pacific yet), the Smokies in TN

8. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler? I'm totally a feeler who overthinks everything and cries about all of it.

9. Name three things you are thankful for right now. My hubby, my kids, my friends.

10. Have you ever participated in a three-legged race? Ages and ages ago at a family reunion when I was a kid. So didn't win. I'm not coordinated on two legs--stuff one in a sack with someone else and try to run?? Who comes up with this stupidity and why do people keep doing it??

11. When you are at an event that plays the National Anthem, do you place your hand over your heart? Of course I do!
Second meme:

12. What kind of work do you do? I'm a stay at home mom who plays at writing and art stuff.
13. During the course of your lifetime, which job or career has been your favorite or most fulfilling? My favorite job was being a customer service rep at Beitler McKee. I worked with a great bunch of people, it was a Christian company--which I didn't fully appreciate at the time but I do now looking back on the core that was the heart of Beitler, and that's where I met my honey! And maybe the fact that I was pregnant, completely obsessed with food, and designated myself 'Lunch Girl'--rounding up everybody's lunch orders and money, and then distributing all that delicious food every day--I was so happy!! Lots of great memories--both food and people wise!
14. Do you think it’s necessary in your life to have a day-to-day “career” that is meaningful and service-oriented or do you function better in “just a job” with a steady paycheck? It's certainly a lot better if you have a job that's meaningful to you, rather than 'just a job' you might be miserable at, steady paycheck or not. I've watched my husband go through a lot of 'just jobs' that he wasn't happy at, and I'd rather have him doing something where he's appreciated and that makes him feel fulfilled. For me, being able to take care of our family and house and critters, plus having time to draw or paint or write, paycheck or not--I'm happy.
15. Was there ever a time in your life when you wanted to stay home with your children instead of working, even if it meant less money in the household? That's what I do now!
16. Tell us your worst boss story. I worked for a short little bald man who liked to flick his tongue at sexual harrassment even though he really was harmless...still it was disgusting.
17. Have your ever been the boss? I'm Mom, I am the boss!
18. What is your dream occupation? I don't know--I'd like to be one of those food critics on the Food Channel who gets to travel all over the world eating like everything and getting paid to see the world and eat--could life get any better than that?? I want to raise alpacas. I'd love to have a rescue shelter for homeless dogs. So if I could get paid to travel the world and eat with my dogs and alpacas...that would be pretty awesome!


  1. Ew to the tongue flicking thing.
    Did you ever call him on it?

  2. Nah. He really was harmless and it never went any further than that. Still--you shouldn't have to deal with stuff like that at work.

  3. Harry Potter, ice cream, and Girl Scout cookies ... heavenly, sister, heavenly ;-)

  4. I'd do that Food Channel thing if they'd guarantee no weight gain from it.

    Have a great rest of your weekend!

  5. Dawn -

    I will look for you on the cruise ship. Maybe we can share a dinner table together. Thanks for the picture, I will be posting it on the blog for all to see. :}


  6. Oh the tongue flicking is GROSS


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