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Stolen from: Angel's Survey Blog

Name a product you buy mostly because it has a cool package. 


I don't think this is applicable. I'm rarely swayed by such superficiality. If it's not a great product with high functionality and a stellar price, I walk away from it.

  1. What flavor cake do you like for your birthday?  

I have a major sweet tooth, but I just can't get behind cake. It's probably the one sweet I can do without. Oh, I know - ice cream cake! ♥ Love ♥

  1. Have you ever been in love with someone much older or younger than you?  

When I was 21, I was seeing my 42-year-old boss on the down-low. That's a big age spread, right? Hubs is four years older than I am, and that's about as extensive at it gets nowadays.

  1. Have you ever had a job you loved? 

I have. I have had few jobs that I did NOT love. Staying in a hated job is just not in my wheelhouse.

  1.  Have you ever been in a building that was on fire?

When I was nearly eight years old, we had a grease fire in our house. Long and traumatic story later, I got burned in the fire all over my legs. I did not get any treatment.

  1. Are you in an argument with anyone right now?  

Not at the moment, but I have an argumentative nature, so give me a minute.

  1. Would you change your hair color to something outrageous if you would get paid to?  

Hells yeah! I want to do it anyway, so please, pay me! ;)

  1. Have you ever written a poem for someone?  

I used to write poems for my sister to give her boyfriend(s) back in school. I've written one published and cash-awarded poem, in college. Other than silliness, I don't think I have composed any poetry since then.

  1. What is a place where you've vacationed and where you would like to return?

Our Mediterranean cruise was stellar. I would re-do the entire thing. I especially enjoyed... oh, gosh, all of it... but I would definitely like to revisit Venice and Madrid.

  1. Do you eat samples at the grocery store?  

I do if they're within my dietary needs. Whenever I order cold cuts at the Publix deli, they give me a sample to try and assess the thickness of the cut. I never eat the meat ones, because duh, I don't eat meat. This seems to be personally offensive for many of the deli personnel, so I usually take someone else from my family with me!

  1. What do you absolutely have to have to make your birthday feel special?  

I don't need anyTHING, but to be surrounded by my family and friends is superb.

  1. What’s the last tourist area you visited?  




Probably the Augusta Riverwalk while we were visiting my dad last week. Well, we stopped in Daytona on the way home for a gas and tummy fill-up, but we didn't really visit, so I won't count that.

  1. Where do you go out to eat for a special occasion? 

Next week starts birthday season in Casa de Odette, wherein Hubs will turn 43, Chloë will turn 14 (!!!), and I will be 39 (also !!!). We have had plans for over a month to have a joint birthday dinner - with the other two kids, natch - at The Meltin Pot. I can't WAIT... but I might be the only person in our party who actually gets full off that meal and doesn't need to hit a drive-thru after we leave! 

  1. When was the last time you went to a post office? 

I went and dropped off a package yesterday. It had been sitting, languishing, unbeknownst to me by the front door for nearly a month. I got nasty-grams from the eBayer buyer of it, which spurred me to do a look-about. I felt completely chagrined when I actually found it. #OOPS

  1.  Is there an item you are saving up to buy right now?  

Yes, we are saving up for a down payment on a house. It's not really public knowledge (well, until right now), but we plan to move from Homestead, Florida, to the Cape Canaveral area come Spring, when our lease is up. I have several reasons for wanting to move, and move there, but you didn't ask. I'm looking forward to it, though!

  1. Are you psychic in any way?  

I don't really believe in psychic talent, but I often dream mundane, everyday things that subsequently happen. I get deja vu quite frequently as a result. Chloë appears to experience the same phenomenon.

  1. Do you prefer a laptop or desktop? Which are you on now?  

This pretty much summarizes what I think about laptops: useful as a nutcracker. I freaking hate laptops with a passion. I'm a desktop girl. I do have a tablet, but I can count on one hand the number of times I've used it in the past year.

  1. Have you ever received a gift and truly did not know what it was?  

Well, no, I don't think so. I did, however, receive a gift I thought was a joke, and I expressed as much to the giver. Turns out, it was not a joke, and the person was extremely incensed at my lack of gratitude. Embarrassment much? Much.

  1. What’s your homepage? 

The Swagbucks Search page is my homepage, because I get tons of gift cards when I redeem my Swagbucks. Sign up here if you're interested in giving it a try!

  1. Is there a thing you enjoyed doing, but quit because you were not good at it?

I really, really wanted to be good at sewing, and I started trying and stocked up on a bundle of patterns, fabric, and notions, but alas. I need serious hands-on training, because it just does not come naturally to me like knitting and crocheting do.

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Welp, kids, that's the shizzy for now! Thanks for visiting!