Saturday, July 30, 2005

Question 78 - Family Time

What was your favorite thing to do with your family when you were young?

I used to enjoy the nights we would sit down and watch some tv together.  Shows like The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock were always favorites!  I also liked when we'd go on picnics in the summer, and find a place to swim. 


Thursday, July 28, 2005

Question #77

What personality traits do you admire the most?

I admire people who are kind and caring, nonjudgmental, and honest. People who just can't come out and say something, even if it might hurt someone's feelings, drive me nuts. Of course, I shouldn't talk, I've often done just that. 

Friday, July 22, 2005

Question #76 - Sing Out Loud!

Tell the words of a song from childhood, and describe any memories it holds for you.

You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine,

My only sunshine.

You make me happy,

When skies are gray.

You never know, dear,

How much I love you.

Please don't take my sunshine away.

This is one of the many songs that reminds me of being little, and of my dad. He used to sing this to all of us, and it just reminds me of being happy and innocent.  Now he gets to sing that song to his new granddaughter!  I know she'll love it as much as we did.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Question #75 - Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree

Describe getting a Christmas tree with your family.  How did you decorate it? When did you put it up?

Our family tree was the same tree every single year.  Since my dad is allergic to pine, we had a fake tree.  Which was fine with me, since I hate the smell of pine!  I have my own fake tree now!  lol  Anyway, it varied year to year when we would put the tree up, but usually it was weeks before Christmas.  When we were really little, I remember putting decorations that we'd make in grade school on the tree.  Some of them, I still have today, and they go on my tree now.  As we got older, my mom would buy us ornaments as gifts, and we'd save those to put up for the next year.  Sometimes my mom would make popcorn for us to string up, although a lot of times we'd end up eating most of it. lol

Since the subject is Christmas trees, one distinct memory I have of our tree is the year when my youngest sister was maybe 4 or 5. My mom wanted me to keep an eye on her around the tree while she was doing something (I think giving another sister a bath).  My sister was very close to the tree, and she was trying to yank something off.  When I pulled her back, the tree came toppling down on both of us!  No one really got in trouble, but I really tried to make sure it didn't happen again!!  lol

Question #74 - Ages

What has been your favorite age so far, and why?

I look at little kids every day, and I think to myself, "oh to be a kid again!"  I would love to go back to my early years of childhood.  What is more magical than being a kid?  My sisters and I created many games to play, we all had such imaginations. We had fun playing with the neighborhood kids, too.  The Big Wheels they had back then were much better than the ones today, and so were a lot of other toys and things we used to play with.  I just miss the innocence of being a child.  Not worrying about anything major at that age.  This is not saying that I hate being an adult!  It was just so much easier back then! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Question #73 - School Days

Describe a typical day in high school.

Hmmm, high school.  Not exactly a time I'd like to constantly reminisce about.  However, a typical day started out before homeroom, when everyone would ask me for homework for some sort of class. Especially chemistry. I never took chemistry. lol  I enjoyed most of my classes during the day, and lunch with my friends. But there were many, many, MANY times that I felt like I didn't belong. I was the shy type, the one who was the nice girl, but not nice enough to feel popular by most of the people in my class. I actually hated high school because of that.  When I left high school, I became a different person...slowly. I realized that I could open up more, and be myself, and not who I thought others wanted me to be.  So even today, I know I'm a lot different than I was in high school!  And I definitely don't miss it, either!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Question #72 - Wedding Bells

Describe your wedding.  Who was in it?  What did everyone wear?

What an easy question for me to answer. I have yet to be married, or even engaged, so I can't answer it!  lol

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Question #71 - Vacations

Where do you like to vacation, and why?

It's been a while since I've actually been on a vacation.  And the place we used to vacation most was my grandma's.  However, I would love to vacation on a nice beach, Hawaii would be great!  I'll never have the money to go there, so I can only dream. lol  I don't always travel well, I find it hard for me to handle once in awhile. I have to carry around oxygen and stuff, it gets to be a little too much sometimes.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

Question #70 - Bicycle, Bicycle!

Did you have a bicycle, and if so, what was it like?  Tell about riding it. Where did you go?

I had a bike when I was about 11 or 12.  It took me a while to get used to riding it, since I actually had a fear of trying to balance it.  But once I got the hang of it, I would ride up and down our street, and in the alley.  When I was 13, I think, I was riding it down to the corner (right across the street from where I live now), and when I made the left turn around the corner, I lost my balance and hit the tree.  I fell off the bike and when I tried to get back up, I couldn't stand on my right foot.  I had sprained my ankle!  I had no idea how I was going to get home, until I saw my mom walking down the street to go to our school to work bingo.  She went back and got my dad, and from then on, I never rode a bike again!

Question #69

Do you like to go to the symphony, the opera, or the theater?  What have you seen and enjoyed the most as far as productions go?

I have seen a symphony in our area play a couple summers ago when they played Led Zeppelin music.  It was awesome!!  I have seen a few plays in the theaters, Mamma Mia being one of the better ones I've seen.  But my most favorite play/opera is The Phantom of the Opera.  I have seen it 5 times, 4 times at the Pantages Theater in Toronto.  I absolutely love it, and I still cry every time I hear the music.  I haven't seen the film version yet, but maybe one of these days!  I was afraid I might not like it, but I'll have to just go ahead and rent it some day!