Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Question #56 - Then and Now

What things do you enjoy doing as an adult that you also enjoyed as a child?

I loved reading as a child, and I still love reading as an adult. I also love watching shows I used to enjoy when I was little, like Sesame Street or The Muppets. I know that soon enough, I'll be doing things like coloring and playing with dolls when my little niece is old enough! I used to like making crafts when I was little, and I still do that today with jewelry.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Question #55 - Anger

What is the angriest you have ever been, and how have you resolved it?

Hmmm, this is a toughy. I am not an angry person, and very rarely do people see me get very angry. I would have to say, the angriest I have been was when I found out my ex-best friend did something behind  my back that I thought was so unfair and unkind. I grew up with this person, she was my best friend for over 20 years. But there was always something about her that a lot of people didn't like. She was always about herself. Before she broke my trust, we hadn't been talking as much as usual, and when we did, it was almost like she had nothing to say. So when she did what she did, it was the last straw. I decided not to talk to her for a while. That ended up being almost a year, before she sent me a letter. We hung out for a little bit, but things just never were the same. I haven't talked to her in over a year now. And honestly, I don't really miss her.  Sad to say.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Question #54 - Wonderful Things

What is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to you?

Hmmm, this is a tough question!  My life has been pretty tough healthwise, so I didn't always have opportunities to have wondrous things happen.  I would have to say that SO FAR, the most wonderful thing that has happened was being asked to be a godmother to my best friend's son. I never expected to be asked, and I was quite honored. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Question #53 - TV

What was your favorite TV show as a child? What is it now?

My sisters and I watched a lot of different shows growing up. I didn't really have one favorite though.  I know that we loved watching The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock.  Those were shows that even my parents' enjoyed watching with us!

Now, I'm addicted to a lot of shows.  Nothing changes.  lol  My favorite would have to be any of the Law & Order shows.  SVU Is the best, in my opinion. 

Question #52 - Baptism

What do you remember about the day you were baptized?

I don't remember the day that I was baptized.  I was only a few months old!  If I actually remembered it, I'd be one darn smart person!!  lol

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Question #51 - Siblings

Did you get along with all of your brothers and sisters? Did you wish you had more of them, or less?

I grew up with three younger sisters, and I wouldn't change it for the world. I love them all dearly, even during the times when we didn't always get along! We created crazy games together when we were little, which were fun to play on days when we couldn't go outside. My sisters are still so very dear to me today, and I don't know what I'd do without them!

I am glad it was just the 4 of us growing up. My parents aren't exactly rich, and although they provided us with a lot, I can't imagine if there were any more kids in the family!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Question #50 - Courtship

Tell a courtship story about your parents. How did they meet?

My parents met when my mom was living in Rochester, NY, with a roommate. One night, her roommate's boyfriend and his friend (my dad), came up for a visit. I guess that's when things started! I'm not even sure how long they dated before they got married. Their anniversary is next week, on the 18th. They'll be married for 31 years!

Question #49 - Win or Lose

How do you feel about winning? Losing?

Well honestly, who likes to lose? No one, but it's how you deal with it that makes someone a poor loser or a gracious one. I love winning, but I don't win very often. In fact, rarely. If I do win something, I'm very excited! But since I lose often, I just say oh well, congrats to who one, no big deal!


Question #48 - Adventure

What is the most adventuresome thing you've ever done?

Hmm, this is a tough question, because a lot of what I do, I have to think about my health. So I'm not one to just go do something on a whim. However, I think of of my most favorite adventures was a road trip to Bethlehem, PA with my sister and two of our friends to visit one of my other sisters. She was living there at the time while she was going to grad school. We drove down for a weekend, so a huge group of us could go to Philly to this warehouse club. I can't think of the name of it right now, but it was featured a couple times on The Real World: Philadelpha.  This club had like 4 or 5 different bars inside, all playing a different music. And, it was gay night at the club! Oh my, was it interesting! We all got dressed up...funky outfits, outrageous hair, and I even had a feather boa. Some girl came up to me and wanted it when we were there. I told her no! Anyway, it was a long night full of dancing and drinking, and it was just a fun time!  My favorite quote of the night from my sister: "All of these hot guys, and none of them want to look at me!"  LOL

Saturday, May 7, 2005

Question #47 - Animal In You

If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?

Ok, this question is sooooo ironic to me right at this moment!  I was just cleaning all of my betta fish containers (I have 6, I would NOT recommend getting that many because you have to clean 6 individual containers....can't those fish just get along??), and I was thinking that if I ever had another life, I would love to be a beautiful fish in the ocean. I am so fascinated with ocean life! I would love it mostly because, I do not know how to swim, nor will I ever know because of my health problems. I think it would be so wonderful to be a fish in the ocean and be able to swim all over the place!  Yep, that's what I would be!

Friday, May 6, 2005

Question #46 - Reading

Do you have a favorite magazine? What do you learn from it?  Why do you like it?

I haven't read a magazine in quite a while, actually.  I like Cosmo occasionally, and some of the entertainment magazines, like People. But I think if I had to pick a favorite, it would be Mailbox, which is a magazine for teachers. They always had some great ideas!  When I had a classroom, I was always looking for something new and different.  Teachers often were able to submit ideas, so I borrowed them, or used them as a springboard to create my own thing.  Actually, and magazines that have to do with teaching, or child development, fascinate me! 

Thursday, May 5, 2005

Question #45 - Funerals

Tell about a funeral you attended that you will never forget.

I honestly haven't been to too many funerals.  I've been to a lot of wakes, and those are always hard.  Even if a close friend has someone pass away, I never know what words to say to feel helpful to them besides I'm sorry for your loss. There is one funeral that I attended that I can't seem to forget. A friend that I had gone to grade school with lost her father several years ago. A bunch of friends and I from grade school went to the funeral, and wondered if our friend would be there. You see, this friend had been sick ever since were in 7th grade. She slowly had been deteriorating over the years, to the point where she couldn't even speak. She ended up being put in a health care facility when it became too hard for her parents to care for her. Anyhow, toward the end of the ceremony, we heard her cries in the back of the church. We saw her nurse with her, and she was in her wheelchair. I started sobbing right then and there. I felt so awful for her, that she could not verbally express how she was feeling, or even fully cry. Her father was a wonderful man, worked hard for his family. But I remember his funeral because of the anguish of his daughter.

Sadly, this friend died last year. She didn't have a funeral, just a memorial service, because she donated her body to science. I will never forget her, and am so terribly sorry that I didn't see her for the last year of her life. But that is another story....


Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Question #44 - Inventions

What is one invention you could not live without?

Wow, if this isn't a tough question, I don't know what is!!  lol  I honestly was going to say my computer, at first.  However, I got along for a LONG time without one.  There are other ways to communicate and find things if I had to.  So after thinking about it for a bit longer, the thing I couldn't live without is my radio/CD player.  I absolutely love music.  Half the time I do things with some sort of music playing in the background.  It grounds me, so to speak.  It has always helped me when I was down, and it's always been there when I've felt like dancing.  I definitely would be lost without it because, let's face it, I just can't sing.  I may try, I may be out of tune, but I usually have the music on to back me up.  Or cover me up, should I say.  lol  So, that would be the invention I can't live without, my radio/CD player.

Sunday, May 1, 2005

Question #43 - Childhood Slaves

Where you ever responsible for any chores?  What were they?

Saturday was the day that my sisters and I had to do our chores before we could go out and play with our friends. Quite often, our chores were rotated every few months, so we wouldn't get bored doing the same thing every Saturday.  My chores often involved dusting everything, or cleaning the bathroom.  I think it's the reason I really hate those chores today.  lol  I never really got to do the vacuuming, because it made me too tired.  Same thing today, but I do try and do it anyway, just slowly.  We also had to take turns doing the dishes every night.  There were plenty of fights over whose turn it was, and who was going to wash and dry. We never got allowances for any of these chores, and my mom's reasoning was that we lived in the house, and needed to learn how to take care of things to keep it nice. I tend to agree with that.  I still hate chores, though.  lol