I’ve been invited to a dance!! Which is awesome because I never get to dance. The SAH (Super Awesome Husband) hates dancing. I tried to dance once without him and he told me to stop because I was dancing like a stripper. So….
Apparently this is where bloggers say to each other “I think you are doing an awesome job, and I just wanted to tell you how great I think you are. And you have beautiful skin. And really gorgeous eyes” (I made that last part up, but I think people should say that to each other every so often – it makes you feel good.) I was tagged “IT” by Twinisms. And she’s an Army wife. I watched a show about those and they’re TOUGH. So I’m going to do it so she doesn’t drive down here from Alaska and kick my butt. Also. She’s funny. So if you’re not reading her blog yet, go do it now. Or she may kick your butt too.
The Bloggy Dance Q & A
( I actually think this is called the Sunshine Award Q & A, But Twinisms said bloggy dance and I like that so much better. So I’m changing the name of the award. Just like that. BAM.)
1. Favorite time of year
Summer. It’s crazy hot in Texas (Like you can actually bake cookies in the dashboard of your car. Seriously. I’ve tried it.). It’s not that I like being hot, in fact it can be miserable, but our family has season passes to a local waterpark. Almost every Saturday morning we get there right when it opens at 10 and then I can read while my kids run around and play. It’s seriously the only time I feel like I CAN read. (And I love reading. I read everything and therefore am a fount of useless knowledge. Did you know that a blue whale tongue weighs as much as an elephant?) We pack lunch and leave around 1 when it starts getting crowded and too hot. I LOVE these Saturday mornings. And they only happen in the Summer.
2. Favorite festive movie
Nightmare Before Christmas. You know those weirdos who like Tim Burton and Tim Burton movies? I’m one of them. I do try really hard to be cute, nice and normal on the outside, but on the inside I’m completely weird and twisty. But in an adorable way.
I like to take creepy pictures of myself when I’m bored. Don’t worry. I won’t crawl through the screen. Unless you don’t follow my blog. Then I might.
3. What is your passion?
Making people happy. Making them laugh. I don’t like people to be sad. I don’t like being sad. So whenever I have a friend that needs advice, I always inject lots of humor. Because laughing really does make you feel better. They’ve done studies. Don’t make me link to one. Because even though it’s true, they are entirely boring to read.
I inherited my sense of humor from my dad. This is a picture of “The cousins and their spouses” at Christmas. I asked my dad to email me the picture. He wanted to know if I was going to put it on Facebook, because he HATES Facebook. And blogging. And green vegetables. I said yes, so he sent me the picture – WITH A DOG PHOTOSHOPPED IN THE FOREGROUND. I think he thought that would stop me from posting it. It didn’t. And it generated more likes thank any picture I’ve ever posted. So – in your face, dad. With love.
4. Favorite color
It completely depends on my mood. Which changes. Sometimes by the minute. One day I’ll take a picture of my Crayolas (yes, I have crayons – they are kept separate from the kids crayons because they don’t color right or use them correctly.) The ones that still have pointy tips are colors that I don’t appreciate as much.
5. Favorite time of day -
I like the whole day. I like waking up not dead. I like trying to make myself look cute before I come to work. I generally like work. I like coming home. I really like it if there is happy hour between work and home. I like wrestling the kids on the bed while my SAH cooks dinner. And I like falling asleep.
6. Favorite flower
Hill Country Wildflowers – and if you’ve never seen them in person, you must get your tookus to Texas in the Spring. LOOK AT THIS:
I “borrowed” this picture from one of my Facebook friends. She’ll say it’s okay if I use it. I think. It might disappear later, and if it does, just use your imagination.
7. Favorite non-alcoholic drink
Diet Dr. Pepper. I’m trying to stop. It’s so bad for you. Aspartame is the devil. I’d love advice on how to quit it. It’s seriously a Brokeback Mountain situation.
8. Favorite physical activity
YOGA. Barre. And Running. And giving my kids atomic wedgies, although one of my New Year’s resolutions was to stop doing that. So I haven’t since right before midnight on December 31, 2012. It’s hard, but I’ve kept it so far.
9. Favorite vacation
I haven’t taken it yet. Not that we haven’t had good and even great vacations. But with SAH in school full time and working part time, plus my full time salary – we kind of don’t really vacation. When he graduates in December though and gets an awesome job teaching, we will go on our favorite vacation ever, and believe you me – I’m going to tell you ALL about how awesome it was.
10. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
Stop trying to grow up so fast. Enjoy life. Enjoy your family and your friends. Relish every minute you have with your older relatives because they won’t be around forever. In fact – Relish every moment with everyone in your life because you never know how long they’ll be around. Sorry – none of that’s funny – it’s sappy as all get out. But it’s totally what I would tell myself. Oh wait – I do have a funny! DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CUT YOUR HAIR PAST YOUR SHOULDERS. So there’s that.
The Bloggy Dance Award (Formerly the Sunshine Award) is hereby passed to notesfromtheshallowend. She finds herself as hilarious as I find myself. Which means that we are both super funny and you should read both our blogs. All the time. And leave lots of comments. And tell your friends about her. And me.
And thanks again Twinisms. You made my little bar graph at the top of my page go crazy today!!
Also – I will post Part II of my movie post. At some point. Promise.