Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Joining up with this week's hodgepodge questions.

1. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams. Are you a fan? Who do you root for? If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games?
I don't watch any NFL games. In fact they usually annoy me because it screws up Sunday night tv on CBS. Amazing Race never tapes right so we end up taping lots of extras to make sure we get the whole show. College football is a different story. You can usually find a game on at some point on Saturday. We of course watch OU but I've been known to go shopping when that game is on simply because the stores have less people in them.

2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?
Jeans. My wardrobe staple. What you won't find is a lot of shoes, jewelry or clothes. I just don't own a lot of them. In fact my closet has lots of extra space to hang clothes if I ever bought them.

3. Share one of your earliest memories.
I remember failing year one of swimming lessons and having to repeat the beginner class the second year. I hated to put my face in the water which is sort of necessary to progress in swimming.

4. What circus act best describes your week so far?
Tightrope walker.

5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?
Sushi. Although we never had it as a kid I can guarantee you I would have disliked it. One thing that I disliked as a child and still can't stand...peas. Go read about my harrowing experience.

6. Describe your summer in three words.
Majestic Dogsled Alaska

7. Where were you on September 11, 2001? Will you do anything special to mark the day this year?
I was at work. I remember driving to work and hearing a short news blurb about a plane flying into the building. I had recently rewatched a documentary about a small plane that had flown into the Empire State Building in the 50's and I thought it was like that. Then the reports came out worse. We had a tv in our office that could barely get any reception (it was used more for videos) and I had Dan dig out rabbit ears to bring to me. I had the tv in my office on a stand for two straight days and let any student who wanted to sit in there and watch the news. It brought back a lot of memories from when the Murrah bombing happened here but it was also so different.

I'm not doing anything special to mark the day.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I pinned the cutest marshmallow/candy cane idea on Pinterest this week. If only I had a classroom of kids to make them for. If you want to make them, check out this website


  1. I love Pinterest ideas!!! Those are perfect for Christmas!

    That's funny... dont like putting your face in water, but taking swim classes ;) You would have loved my g-ma - she used to swim without ever getting her hair wet.. I dont know how she did it, but she did.

  2. I have always wanted to visit Alaska because I'm such a nature buff! Your pictures make me want to go even more!

  3. Isn't putting your face in the water the hardest thing about swimming? I know my kids didn't like doing it at first either.

  4. Those marshmallows are so cute!

    I love your Alaska photos. Just beautiful! A trip there is on my 'bucket list' : )

  5. Those ARE adorable. I just hate the texture of marshmallows. Then again, kids will eat anything.

    Football! YAY! We are diehard Dallas fans [living in Redskins territory - seems to be a lot of us tho'] and watch whenever they telecast a game. Thank goodness Dallas is so popular otherwise they wouldn't be on the local affiliates so often because we don't have NFL Network. 200 bucks a year? I think not.

    Actually we are still watching baseball. The Washington Nationals are in first place in their league by 7 1/2 games - they have basically been in first place all season - and hopefully we can cheer them onto the World Series. I LOVE baseball I just wish the sports didn't overlap so much. Good thing I don't like basketball and hockey is only a passing fancy otherwise I wouldn't know what to watch sometimes. :)

    When we were little it was required that you pass a swimming test to go to the pool unattended if you were under the age of 13. I was 5 and my Mother drilled home that I WOULD pass that test, first try, or else. She wanted all of us out of the house I guess. I passed first time out and joined the swim team the next day. I sank to the bottom in my first race [out of fear I think] and they had to come "rescue" me. Quite an auspicious start to a swimming career that lasted well into college I'd say. Thank goodness I never did that again and they let me stay on the team. heehee