Monday, July 13, 2015

The Lost One

You know those weekends where you wish time would stop stand still? I just had one of those. 

It's not that I did anything particularly interesting. No concerts, no beach trips. But it was a great, peaceful, fun weekend just the same.

In the interest of brevity, here's a look of what took place.

A 2.4 mi {one way} bike ride to the library; a birthday BBQ for K's dad; and a backyard/book afternoon. 

But Monday has returned and back to the grind we go. I was continuing laptop and hard drive clean up when I found an unamed doc I had saved. I opened it and found a draft that never seemed to make it's way to the blog. We'll call it The Lost One. It's not anything extraordinary. But hey, if I took the time to answer the questions and draft the post, it deserves the edit and post time. 

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Alyssa was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award and basically tagged all of Blogland for participation. As she said, who doesn’t love a good survey? I know I do so here are my responses!

1. What is the most frightening / most exhilarating thing you've ever done? 
To date, the most frightening thing I’ve done was probably when I just picked up and moved to NJ. It was on a whim after coming down to visit a now ex for the weekend. I went into Nordstrom and applied in their Salon Shoes department and was hired on spot. I moved 2 weeks later. 

2. If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
This question always stumps me. There are so many amazing people both alive and deceased that I’d love to just sit and talk to. I’m cheating and naming a few: Judy Garland; Audrey Hepburn; Clark Gable; Michael Michelle {obviously we need to discuss our shared name}; and George Carlin.

3. If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would it be?! 
As a kid, and even now, I always wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune. It's not really reality per se, but it's as real as a game show can be. I'm just good at it. I even had the handheld game. As a teen I wanted to be on The Real World. How fun/crazy would that have been!? At  this point, I seriously hate reality TV.  

4. If you could travel to one place (money not an issue) where would it be? 
Does everywhere constitute as a place? My travel wish list is so long there’s no way I’d be able to see all my places in any meaningful manner in one lifetime. One of the places that I’m interested in seeing that’s not a “typical” choice is the Czech Republic. Granted photos can be enhanced but the city of Prague looks beautiful. Plus, the Sedlec Ossuary is there. That’s been on my wish list since my 2002.



5. Tex-Mex or Chinese food?!
Tex-Mex all day errryday. As Jim Gaffigan says, “"I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Mexican food is a psychopath."

6. Would you rather wash dirty dishes or do the laundry, including the ironing? 
Believe it or not I would rather do laundry for days than have to wash one dish. I loathe washing dishes. It dries out my hands so I wear rubber gloves; it’s tedious {didn’t I just wash these yesterday?}, and it’s time I could be doing something else. At least when I’m doing laundry I throw it in and can do other things for 25+ minutes. And the folding? Not so bad. I’m one of those freaks that can actually fold a fitted sheet and make it look normal.



7. What's your most embarrassing childhood memory? 
Ha! I’m clearly in a good mood because I’m actually going to share this. So there I am in my 3rd grade class. This week the room is in a horseshoe shape. I have no idea why that’s relevant, but I remember the detail. The problem: I had to fart. Fast forward and of course a fellow classmate called me out on it among our little corner. I tried to play it off as if I was just making mouth sounds. You know, when you puff out your cheeks? I’m pretty sure no one believed me. 

8. Are you a hot or cold weather person? 
My personal motto, Mo’ hotta, mo’ betta! I livefor summer. Don’t get me wrong, I like the chill of fall and feet { yes, feet} of snow, but summer was my first true love.

9. What are you deathly afraid of? 
I actually don’t have any fears. Not in the sense that people have phobias of spiders, snakes, heights, etc. I just don’t. What I ammost afraid of is failure. And really, I think that’s more self-imposed. Who says what makes me a failure other than me? So I guess that makes me fearless :)           

10. Would you rather watch movies at home or at the theatre? 
Let’s see… get dressed, spend money, be around people OR couch, pjs, wine? You tell me.


The lesson from all of this? Maybe I should start naming and.or dating word documents. 


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