Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tag! I'm it!

My good friend Ado over at The Momalog did me the considerable honor (?) of tagging me in her recent post. Now I'm required to  answer her 11 questions, tag 11 more bloggers, and ask them 11 new questions. Trust me, if I didn't totally love Ado, I'd just ignore this and write another post about annoying teenagers. (And no one can annoy teenagers like I can!)

So first, here are Ado's 11 questions and my answers.
1. If you met your favorite movie star and could say whatever you wanted to him or her in 140 characters or less, what would it be? (And who is the movie star?)
I'm not sure I have a favorite movie star. Let me get back to you on that. {Okay, I finished the entire rest of this post, and I still don't have a favorite movie star. I used to be hot for Tom Selleck, but that was when he was a TV star and hadn't made any movies, but then he abandoned me and married Jillie Mack, and it's just never been the same since then.}

What’s your dream? My dream is to have my family all around me. We've got a great big mansion we drive by all the time. I'd love to buy that and move all my children and grandchildren in with me. It's big enough for everyone to have their privacy, and the grandkids could come visit any time they wanted.

Ever had a scary parenting moment? One time Alyssa had pneumonia. Her fever was over 104 that night. We put her in the tub to cool her down. In the morning I packed her into the car and started driving to the doctor's office, 30 miles away. The day was so foggy  I couldn't see the traffic lights until I was in the middle of the intersection. I hadn't gone far before I decided to go to the nearest urgent care center instead of trying to get to our doctor. Scary day! Just one of many, really.
Something besides your children that you are proud of. I'm pretty proud of myself for finishing my education. I went back to college when I was 30 years old and my youngest child started kindergarten. I finished my degree and my teaching credential with straight A's for all the work done after my return. Unfortunately, my first 2 years (ages 18-20) weren't as excellent, so my final GPA doesn't look so great.

What’s your favorite book? Why? If I can only choose one, it has to be the Bible because it meets all my needs; it's a self-help book as well as a fascinating story. Beyond that there are just so many. I still love the Anne of Green Gables series. I like Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility by Austen.

What’s in your fridge? Lots of Pepsi Throwback for me and Dr. Pepper for the Hillbilly. Milk, your usual condiments, Gatorade, lactobacillus acidophilus, eggs, cheese, and cookie dough.

Do you make your bed every day? Do your kids make theirs? Why/why not? The Hillbilly works nights, so when I leave for work, he's just been to bed for a couple hours, so no. He wouldn't appreciate it. The kids? Neither of them live here, but I doubt it.
What’s your best kid’s riddle or joke? How do you put an elephant in a car? Open the door, put the elephant in, and close the door. How do you put a giraffe in a car? Open the door, take the elephant out, put the giraffe in, and close the door.

Epidural or au naturel? Two babies, no drugs.

Ask your kids what they like about you and what bugs them about you and write it verbatim here.
Alyssa: I like that you have a sense of humor and you respect me and treat me like an intelligent adult. I refuse to tell you anything that bugs me about you because you're too sensitive and whatever I say will hurt your feelings. Wait, maybe that IS what bugs me. :P
 {I'd just like to say here that I was not aware treating a grown human being as anything other than an intelligent adult was even an option. If I had known...okay, nothing would have changed.}

Ben: I like your smile and your sense of humor. I am bugged by your occasional clutter buginess.
{Isn't that cute?  He said "occasional."  How diplomatic.}

Do you have any advice for Snooki? (-:  First, I have to say that I am the only human in the country who has never watched Jersey Shore. Well, I don't think the Hillbilly has either. Nevertheless, I am still culturally aware and have some idea who Snooki is. So my advice to Snooki and all her friends there on the shore is to be sure and wear sunscreen. Skin cancer kills.

Now it’s my turn to tag 11 others and give them 11 questions to answer. But first…

The Rules:

  • You must post these rules.
  • Each person must post 11 things about herself on their blog.
  • Answer the questions the “tagger” listed for you in her post, and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • Choose 11 people to tag and link to them in the post.
  • Let each blogger know that you have tagged them.

I’m tagging these fabulous bloggers:

Alyssa at Near Normalcy
Lance at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog
Farrah at the Three Under
 Kristin at What She Said
Iris at The Bearded Iris
Brianne at Don't Forget the Small Stuff
KDWald at mutterschwester
Lisa at Grandma's Briefs
The Magnificent Mr. Carlos (aka my nephew Charlie)
Natalie at Mama Track
Kate at And Then Kate

Here are their questions:
1. How and when did you start blogging?
2. What are your greatest hopes for your children?
3. What stands between you and achieving your dreams?
4. Whom do you try to model your life after?
5. What career would you like to have if you couldn't have the one you do now?
6. Describe yourself/ your personality using a metaphor.
7. Who should play your part in the movie about your life?
8. It's your last meal on earth, and you can have whatever you want. What is it?
9. What's the most wonderful thing about your spouse/significant other?
10. What's the funniest thing you've seen or heard today?
11. What's your worst bad habit?
And go!