Monday, December 3, 2012

And you are...?

Sometimes I join linkys just because the shiny button has caught my eye, like a blog magpie. My latest find was a button showing David Spade with "Dec 3" written on his forehead. I had to check it out, and it led me to Emily R. King and Tammy Theriault's blog hop. Check them out if you want to join in.

 
1) How many speeding tickets have you gotten?

Just one for speeding (see here for other car-related tickets). The cop kindly knocked the fine and demerit points down, even though I asked him how fast over the limit it would be OK to go, and then said "Good to know!" when he told me. Natural double Ds stacked on a 125 pound frame under 25 years old will do that. Sadly those days are long gone, which means I should watch my speed more carefully.

2) Can you pitch a tent?

No, but I enjoy watching.

3) What was your worst vacation ever?

Five hours into our family's six-hour trip to Fraser Lake, Ontario for a week-long camping trip, we discovered that my suitcase hadn't come with us. My parents' solution to this was to make me rotate between what I was wearing and a patchwork of ill-fitting borrowed clothes from my sister, mother and aunt for the week. I was old enough to care that I looked and eventually smelled like a street urchin, and that I had to wash my underwear in the lake every day before putting it back on.

4) What was the last thing you bought over $100?

A speech therapy session for my 2.5 year old daughter. It seems to be working, since today she climbed up on her potty, snatched a box of cookies off the counter and went up to Jay and said, "Want cookie. Come on, open it! Pleeease."

5) We're handing you the keys to what?

A safety deposit box with $10 million dollars in it, so our family can get up close and personal with the scene below. Ah, dreams.

http://www.rerichar.com

6) What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick?

After trying some very tasty calamari in a restaurant, I decided to branch out in the seafood category from cod fish sticks to crabmeat. I bought a can, but when I opened it the smell was several levels down from appetizing. Being someone whose idea of cooking is heating up frozen food, I decided frying the crabmeat in butter and olive oil would transform it into a tasty dish for Jay's and my supper that night.

Halfway through the frying, the smell of dying, vomiting sea creatures overwhelmed me to the point that I ran outside (in the middle of winter) with the frying pan and hurled the revolting mess into the snow. I should have known better than to try to make a meal out of something that resembles a spider with armor on.

http://www.alaskaberingseacrabbers.org

7) Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like ____?

one of those rap guy's girlfriends. Who understands those rap guys? They only talk to her because she looks like A TOTAL PROSTITUTE!!

...I like big butts and I cannot lie! You other brothers can't deny! That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face, you get SPRUNG!

And no, I did not have to google that. It is one of my most favourite songs ever - I even did a post on why. I did this linky partly for an excuse to post this video for the fourth time:

 
8) What was your first car?

A 13-year-old white Acura Integra. Man, did she ever go out in a blaze of glory. What a bitch.

9) Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?

Oh, come on. He's my best friend because he knows I can't help laughing first and loves me anyway.

10) What's the worst song ever?

This little gem. An abrasive, whiny tone to one's off-pitch voice is NOT improved by cranking up the volume.

66 comments:

  1. I'm with you about pitching tents; that's probably why we don't go camping. Knock on wood, I have not ever been stopped by the police but watch it happen so very soon. However, son has made up for my lack of being stopped; in his teen years he and the police were on first name basis (but only two tickets for not wearing seat belts).

    Cute meme; enjoyed reading your answers!

    betty

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    1. I'm impressed you've never been stopped. The funny thing is that I drive much faster now than I did when I was stopped, but I never get stopped (fingers crossed; I feel like I just jinxed myself).

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  2. That is the best button for a hop I've seen! I agree, the Fireworks song is not good. And the photo of the woman on her face with her tatoo showing is hilarious. I usually laugh as I'm asking if the person is OK.

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    1. I do ask if the person is OK, but laughing is generally my first reaction. Less so with my kids, because I'm worried they're actually hurt.

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  3. I wouldn't mind getting up close and personal with that photo either. And as for the photo, I laughed. Nice to meet you. I am a new subscriber. Hope you'll stop by and see my"interview."

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    1. Nice to meet you too - thanks for visiting.

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  4. Hmm well our tastes in music is def not similar, lol, but I think we can be friends anyway. ;)
    Great to meet you and learn a little about you! :D

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    1. Haha! Variety is the spice of life, right? Nice to meet you too and thanks for joining up.

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  5. Love that key for dreams picture! Just remember never to leave your underwear. Salt water probably won't feel as comfy ;)

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    1. Honestly, I'm not sure what they were thinking. I would have stopped durng that last hour of the drive and bought a package of underwear for my kid. There is such a thing as being too frugal.

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  6. We have similar taste in music. Katie Perry....ick.

    And why didn't I think of a safety deposit box? That's like the key that keeps on giving.

    Thanks for participating!

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    1. I liked her first song, but it went downhill from there for me. I just don't like the tone of her voice. That California Girls song made me want to break the radio.

      Thanks for hosting - this is such a fun hop!

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  7. My kids just watched the Katy Perry "movie" so we're totally into her here. In a month, I'll wonder what the heck was wrong with my brain. :)

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    1. I'm relieved my kids are young enough that they listen to whatever I'm listening to (well, except for the gangsta rap). I really hope they don't take a liking to country when they're older because I don't think I could handle it.

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  8. A safety deposit box of money is the best. Hi, thanks for visiting me. New follower.
    Java With Jambor

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  9. That was a good read...
    Your vacation sounded horrible. I would have hated being deprived of my comfort items. And I have some sad news...my 6 yo's favorite song is Firework. She sings it all the f-ing time. I would way prefer Sir Mixalot.

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    1. The thing is, I would never have classified underwear as a comfort item before that trip. Apparently it is. Thankfully the only songs I have to listen to from my kids are garbled versions of "Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle". I can live with that.

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  10. Washing your underwear over and over again, that's terrible. When my daughter was three we forgot her suitcase but went and bought some clothes, which was a waste of money, because she just lived in her pajamas or bathing suit.

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    1. I agree. I know we were on a budget but really, couldn't they have hit up a thrift store and shelled out for new undies? Good grief.

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  11. Good answer for #2.

    Now I have "Big Butts" song stuck in my head but that is ok!

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    1. I feel like I should apologize since so many people don't like the song, but I just can't. It's awesome!

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  12. I've had bad shell fish too. Eew that's not fun.

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    1. Nothing is more disgusting than seafood gone wrong. Yark.

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  13. The great joys of speech therapy. Worth ever cent.

    A few months ago, the husband and I went to a fairly well reviewed local Italian restaurant. I ordered scallops ( I looooooooove scallops). My meal came and the scallops tasted like ammonia. I returned them to the kitchen. The server suggested, perhaps, that I just didn't like scallops.

    You're right. I don't like rancid scallops.

    Thankfully, I didn't get sick.

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    1. My husband and I had scallops once. They were really, really gross. I don't think anything was wrong with them though; we just didn't like them. Maybe I don't like seafood as much as I thought.

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  14. The vacation sounds like it was a nightmare. That definitely couldn't have been any fun for you.

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    1. I've blocked most of it from my mind, thank goodness.

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  15. OMG, I hate that song!

    You really should try crab again. Deep fried crab cakes are sooo effen good! But, I do live in Maryland, sooo, I'm sort of biased. But don't give up. Get some real crab meat and try, try again.

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    1. Hehe...which one? A lot of people have a big problem with Sir Mix-a-lot and his big butts. Obviously not me though!

      I should try ordering crab as part of a dish at a restaurant and see if I like it when it's cooked properly. People who like crab seem to think it's the best thing ever, so I wonder if I'm missing out.

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  16. Thanks for letting us know you. I'll take the vacation with the key to cash too. Great idea!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Cash is always good. And a vacation right now would be priceless (I know I sound like a Mastercard commercial, but it would).

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  17. A safety deposit box with ten mil. That was a great idea. I wish I would've thought of that.

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    1. It just came to me in a stroke of brilliance! Too bad it's not real.

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  18. You nailed it on the key question!!!! And I knew I wasn't the only one who had their nasty crab eating moment. Bleh:(

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    1. I kept thinking of different things I'd like a key to and realized if I just had the cash, I could have all of them! I figure it's OK to be greedy in a fantasy.

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  19. Hi Azara! New follower here... totally cracking up at your answers... so entertaining! Thanks for this, and so glad to be connected. :D

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  20. Your answers are awesome! That cop was awfully nice...I wonder why ;) New follower!

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    1. Well, I have my suspicions as mentioned...not sure I'd be so lucky now! One more downside of aging :) Thanks for joining up.

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  21. i think i just cracked up over all your answers....loved loved it!

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  22. I think I got sick just by reading your answer to Q6, but I also LMAO! "I should have known better than to try to make a meal out of something that resembles a spider with armor on." xD Hilarious and great to meet you!

    Oh, and one more thing...only 10 million dollars? (;

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    1. I know - I should have asked for more. Given my arachnophobia, I'm not sure why I was ever OK with eating crab. I think I didn't really know what they looked like outside of a cartoon.

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  23. So...how much did he say it was okay to speed? Ack! Cold, wet underwear! Okay, even the picture of her laying on the ground made me laugh. You got me.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. He said he pulls people over if they're going more than 15 km over the limit. I was surprised by several people on the hop mentioning getting pulled over for going 5 or 7 over the limit. Bizarre.

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  24. Your replies made me laugh! Even that picture of the woman falling. I have to admit that I would have a hard time to stop giggling when I saw that :)

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    1. I'd help her get up of course, but I can't say I wouldn't laugh at least a little.

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  25. LOL- I also featured Baby got Back, but for worst song ever. Ha! Ditto that safety deposit box and the scene to follow :)

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    1. You weren't the only one who had it as the worst song, along with another one of my favourites, Ice, Ice Baby. Where's the love for the old-school rap? It's so fun!

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  26. Oh my God that meal sounds awful!! So glad I am a vegetarian.

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  27. I looove seafood, but it's dangerous to make in the house - unless you also love the smell. I learned to limit it to cooking outside, on the grill!

    Also, hi! And thanks for stopping by my little blog :D

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    1. I don't mind cooking fish in the house, so I didn't realize extra precautions were needed with other seafood. Generally if the smell of something makes me nauseous while it's cooking, it doesn't bode well for the meal itself.

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  28. You have to be very careful when it comes to seafood...
    I love that up-close-and-personal picture... idyllic! *sighs*
    Thanks for swinging by my blog.

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    1. It's so beautiful, isn't it? I hope someday we can take a trip like that again.

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  29. Ah, that vacation sounds awful. Getting stuck without your luggage stinks. I always pack an extra pair of underwear in my carry-on, just in case ;)

    And I love Sir Mix-A-Lot too! BABY GOT BACK!

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    1. I cram as much as possible into my carry-on - it's just good sense. Glad to meet another Sir Mix-A-Lot fan! I was starting to think I was the only one out there.

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  30. Oh my God. "Firework" and Katy Perry in general are the pinnacle of awkward. Kids want to sing lyrics out loud and proud and then you find yourself in a situation where you have to explain what a "menage a tois" is.

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    1. I thought it was a little inappropriate that they had her on Sesame Street. I don't believe pop stars should have to behave a certain way or change their song lyrics because they're role models, but the rest of society should give some consideration to whether small children should be exposed to them.

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  31. That sounds like a terrible camping trip . . .I would hate wearing someone else's clothes.

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    1. It was awful. If I had been a little younger, I might not have cared, but I was old enough to know I looked funny and I was definitely uncomfortable.

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    1. Oh, she's got plenty of spice! She can be a little sweetheart too though.

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  33. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! Every time I come to read it there is something new. I love the writing prompts! :D I feel like I get to know you better though this writing prompts

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