Hidey-ho, neigbors! (Name that TV show.) I took a much-needed nap today to try to sleep off some severe migraine & fibro pain, and when I woke up I had no idea what day or time it was. That seems to be increasingly common for me; so confusing! I hate that. But, it's still Saturday night, which means, based on the numer of times I get distracted and go do other things temporarily... I still have time to post this on Sunday!
Link up here if you want to join the fray today! And we're off...
Questions from taken from Friday Five
Have you ever had a great conversation with a complete stranger?
Sure! Once, Rob and I were on a high-end dinner mystery shop in downtown Miami, and when I came out of a stall in the ladies' room, the bathroom attendant and I struck up at least a 10-minute-long conversation that ended in hugs, laughter, and tears. We really connected, and it was so strange to try to write that up in my report without giving myself away.
Where did you go on the very first vacation of your life?
My sperm donor has told me it was to North Carolina, but I definitely don't remember that.
Open the door of your refrigerator. What is the first thing you see?
About half a dozen cartons of the fancy omega-3, pasture-raised, vegetarian-fed, etc. eggs - the only kind I can eat without having a severe allergic reaction.
What is your favorite place in your home?
I don't know yet! It's so big, I feel like I haven't really had time in every place yet. I do love having a three-car garage, though. Maybe hitting that door-open and -close button, like a real grown-up, is my favorite thing!
If you had wings to fly about the universe, where is the first place you’d land?
When I was a child, I had constant dreams about being able to fly away, escape, get to safety, etc. I also frequently dreamt I was heading to the moon. Those dreams were so vivid and realistic, I became convinced I actually could fly and had just forgotten how. So... the moon would be the first place I'd land.
What is the first thing you do when you get in your car?
I have OCD, so the first thing my foot does is go on the brake pedal. And it remains there even when the car is turned off for long periods of time, like if I'm sitting in the car waiting for someone. I also jam the parking brake with my left foot, way down, and release it, and then repeat that several times.
What is special about the town you live in?
I posted this on Facebook about it today, actuallly:
He'd won a trip with his wife to Watkins Glen, New York's recent Nascar races, along with all kinds of racing accoutrement. I don't follow Nascar, but it looked like a great time for them to get away, so I was happy for 'em!
If you had created the world in seven days yourself, what would you have created on the First Day?
I'd make empathy and compassion, and make it irrevocable in human beings.
How do you beat the summer heat?
Swimming is my favorite!
Did you enjoy your Senior Year in high school?
The home part, no, not at all; the school part, yes, absolutely!
Who is your favorite First Lady of all time?
I've really liked a few, but in my lifetime, I think Michelle Obama takes the trophy.
Post a link to your first blog post.
Well, this post is almost twelve years old, so it seems like ages in the lives of my kiddos! Wow, interesting for me to read - but probably boring for anyone else! (But my first blog post was actually well before that, on MySpace.)
When was the last time you needed First Aid?
My physical therapist has gotten me using cupping as a means to quell my sore muscles from the constant muscle spasms I experience. I've gotten many a blister before, and/or worse, depending on your perspective of it. Really freaks out the kids... but I won't say too much. Don't wanna gross anyone out!
Can you explain what a first down is in football?
Well, my understanding of it is very rudimentary, but without looking it up: The team who has the ball has four downs to make a touchdown. For each down, I think they need to make it ten yards closer to the goal line. I think if they do that, they get another set of four downs (if they haven't made a goal)? If the other team intercepts a pass, or the original team doesn't make their 40-yards over four downs, the ball passes to the other side. I think. Maybe?
Now I have to go look it up for real! ha! I feel silly even trying. I just know those UM fellas look pretty good in their new environmentally-friendly uniforms from Adidas!
I hope you all have a stellar week. Hoping to get around and read everyone's posts today. At least this week. Bear with me!