Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Meme

Soooo happy it's a holiday here in the U.S.  I love extra days off from work and school!

Took this from here.

1.  If you were elected mayor of your city, what would be your first improvement and why?

I think I'd have to go with requiring all sidewalks to be fixed within 30 days.  Most of them are just fine, but there are some around town that are soooooo not!  There's one a block or so from my house that's all broken up and uneven that I'm always worried about falling down and breaking an ankle or something whenever I have to walk on it.

2.  What would you do if you suddenly discovered a secret passageway in your office?  Would you tell anyone else?  Where would you like it to lead?

I don't work in an office.  I work in two big rooms with a bunch of tables and computers that other students come in and use to take their exams.  I definitely wouldn't tell anyone else about it, because it would be nice to get away from my extremely lazy coworkers once in awhile.  I think I'd have it be something different each time, so I was always surprised - but it'd always lead to somewhere that I loved.  One day it might be a makeup store giving away free samples, another day it might be a chocolate factory who was also giving out free samples, another day it might be a bookstore, another day it could be a shoe store.  It would be a place where I could spend hours and hours and no one would ever miss me at work.  When I came back to work, my shift would automatically be over, but no one would have noticed that I wasn't there for the whole shift.

Where would your tunnel lead?

3.  Have you ever done any genealogical research on your family?  Any fun skeletons in your closet?  

I haven't done any research, although I've kind of thought about it.  I do remember ages ago, my great aunt called my dad asking for family information.  She was in the process of doing some genealogical research, and had commented that other family members had ignored her requests.  My father sent her the information she had asked for, but I don't believe she ever shared her results with my dad.

I do think it would be interesting to do someday.  My dad used to love to talk about his childhood, but my mom - not so much!  I remember her telling me one day that it was none of my business.  She's talked a little bit about it here and there once in a great while, but not very often.

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.  
As a kid, I remember going camping, and this was the only kind of running water available.  I also remember camping at other places where the you had to pump the water out.  My dad told me that's the kind of water he had when he was a kid.  They'd have to take a bucket out to the pump to collect the water for the day.  I can't imagine living like that!  Makes me appreciate all of our modern conveniences so much more.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Swap

I love swaps!  They can really be a lot of fun.  I decided to join a Valentine Swap because I'm sick of never actually having a Valentine and watching everyone else get stuff, while I get nothing.  It's happened year after year after year, so I usually take Valentine's Day off work just so I can avoid the awkwardness and uncomfortableness.  It's not that I've never had a boyfriend, I've just never seemed to have one on Valentine's Day.  This year, I decided that I either needed to buy my own Valentine present, or join a swap.  Participating in a swap seemed to be the less pathetic choice, so that's what I went with.

I got partnered up with the host, Kristin, after apparently signing up too late, and she was kind enough to take pity on me and allow me to still join in the fun.

Here's what I got:  
A beautiful scarf, which is the backdrop for this picture, Starbs hot cocoa, coffee cup, Carmex lip moisturizer, a bag full of chocolates, and a card.  
Cute cup!  There's actually 2 packets of cocoa, the other one was stuffed in the cup still when I took this picture.  You can kind of see the decorative paper sticking out.  
One can never go wrong with chocolates!  I'm proud to say that I still have most of the bag left.  Normally, I inhale chocolate like there's no tomorrow, but I've vowed to save this and make it last.   
Now if I just had a guy to kiss, this would be perfect!  That's OK, I'm still gonna enjoy it!  And my lips will be nice and soft when the right guy does come around!   
One of the rules for this swap was that you were supposed to make your own card.  So I had to laugh that the host sent me a store-bought one!   
Here's a closer look at the scarf.
If you want to see what I got Kristin, click on her name to take you to her blog.  Everyone is linking up today to show what they received.  Much thanks to Kristin, I love everything!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Meme

Last week was actually pretty good!  Tuesday, I got my Valentine Swap in the mail.  Wednesday, I attended my first Student Assembly (student government) meeting.  Thursday, I played hooky and stayed home instead of going to school and work.  Friday, I had two job interviews on campus!  Hopefully this week will be just as good!

Took this from here.

1.  If you could only go to one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be?  

There was a Mexican restaurant in town that closed after being open for over 20 years.  It was really sad, because it was a family business.  They moved locations to save money, only they lost money because it was kind of out of the way and people stopped going there as often.  So maybe that one if it was still open.

But then there's a Greek restaurant that's like two towns away that I love!  Don't get to go very often since it's a bit out of the way, but they have excellent food and service.  I'd never had Greek food before eating there the first time, and I enjoyed it immensely.

2.  Have you ever carried a weapon out of a sense of fear? 

No, because I don't have any to carry.

3.  Do you consider yourself the outgoing performer, or the appreciative bystander?  Why?

I'm definitely the appreciative bystander!  I'm very shy and have a difficult time putting myself out there.  I've gotten better as I've gotten older, but I still don't like to be the center of attention.

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one. 
The picture is labeled "ice fishing," so that's apparently what they're doing here.  All I can think of when I look at it is that it must be cold, so I'd probably be miserable there.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Meme

Wow, it's the start of week 3 of school and work already.  Time is flying by so quickly already!  There always seems to be at least one class I dislike, and this semester is no exception.  Hopefully it'll get better.  It's not awful, it's just really, really, really boring so far.

On the bright side, I did get around to visiting some of you last week!  Not just once, but twice!!!  
Took this from here.  

1.  When you gaze out your window - real or figurative - do you see the forest first, or the trees?

If I were to look out my window, I'd see the forest first.  But as time went on and I continued to look out the window each day, I'd start to see the individual trees.  I'd begin to notice how they were all the same in structure, yet each one had it's own unique qualities.  Which would you see first?

2.  Do you squeeze the toothpaste from the top, middle, or bottom?  

Growing up, I was always taught to squeeze from the bottom and roll it up as the bottom portion started to become empty.  Now that I'm out on my own though, I just kind of squeeze from wherever.  

3.  Describe your outfit today, the one you wore out in public (to work, or shopping, or the gym, or wherever).  

I'm wearing an old shirt that I got from the See Spot Walk dog walk my boys and I participated in a few years ago.  It's white and long sleeved, with the logo on the front and the list of company supporters on the back.  

I'm also wearing jeans, and my grayish/silverish boots that I've gotten several compliments on.  And of course, there's also undies, a bra, and socks.  Oh, and a watch, gold chain and heart shaped ring.

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.  
My first impression was maybe that the lady was flossing her teeth.  It's labeled impro-melesse though, which Google says is the name of a French improvisational troupe.  I've linked to their blog for anyone who might be interested in learning more about them, but be advised that it's in French.  

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