Tuesday, January 23, 2007

"Tuesdays with Cheryl"

Hee hee... you know there was a book a few years back called "Tuesdays with Morrie," and I usually call this weekly post my "Random Tuesday" post but, well, I used the word "random" way too many times in yesterday's post, so . . . "Tuesdays with Cheryl" is what you got from me today!

I'm up late tonight working on emailing some sources and doing some research for those articles I have due by the end of the month and I decided that I needed a break from the "brain work" and wanted to have some fun. So I have declared it Tuesday already (although it's really only about 11:30 p.m.).

And if it's Tuesday, it means (no matter what you call it!) that it's time for a fun Get-to-Know-Each Other meme.

I adapted the following quesions from a really cool little book called Scrapbook Shortcuts with Quizzes and Questions; I'm going to actually use one of the quizzes in it tonight at my journaling class. But, I thought some of the quiz questions would work great for our fun meme here together.

So, here are my answers to these fun questions. (As always, you can answer them here in my comments section or you can post them on your blog and let us all know where it's at. Or you can answer the one, or two, or five that interests you. Or you can comment on my answers. Or you can laugh at my answers. Or I guess you can just totally ignore them altogether. Ha!)

Okay, here we go . . .

(1) What's under your bed right now?

Hate to admit it, but a lot of JUNK! Mostly folded up blankets and then assorted shoes and toys.

(2) What size shoe do you wear?

6 1/2

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?

Chili's (on my date with G this past Saturday night)

(4) How many siblings do you have?

Just one--a younger brother

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?

The left side--the only one I can sleep on! (And I'm usually sleeping on my side)

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?

Mom tried, then we fought like we've never fought (or have since), so Dad took over. He taught me in the parking lot of a baseball/softball field, and it was in a 1980 Mustang (stick shift, baby!)

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?

Sportscaster (I also would love Samantha Brown's job on the Travel Channel--just stay in really great hotels and do stories on them!)

(8) What color looks best on you?

Probably any shade of blue (to go with my eyes).

(9) What's your favorite board game?

I love Scrabble and other word games and also love Trivia games. HATE Monopoly, Life, games like that.

(10) How tall are you?

5 foot 4

Now, THAT was fun and easy, and I CAN'T wait to hear back from some of you!!

(That meme didn't ask anything about tv shows, but I gotta say that I was so glad to see "Heroes" back last night. I really love the characters and every week's got me wondering what's happening next, but it's also satisfying because it actually answes questions every week.

And--a funny before I go--the girls are also addicted to "American Idol. Tonight I heard Scout yelling from her bedroom, "Welcome to Hollywood!" I think that we may have to cut back on the AI intake in our house! LOL)

Spread the love, de-lurk, pop in to say "Hey!" (as we say here down South!), and join in the fun!

21 comments:

Danielle said...

Hi Cheryl! LOVE your random questions & answers :D TOO CUTE!!!!

Jeff said...

(1) What's under your bed right now? Nothing... the box springs are actually on the floor.

(2) What size shoe do you wear? 10-10 1/2

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at? Southwest NY. It's a great place just a couple blocks away from our apartment that serves a great brunch, which is when we ate there this past Saturday. It also has good non-brunch food. We usually end up eating a mix, like we had spicy onion rings as the appitizer to our brunch (I had french toast and Will had an omlet).

(4) How many siblings do you have? None.

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on? Left

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car? My mom taught me how to dirve in a Chevy Chevette. It was in the parking lot of McFarland Mall, in the mornings before the mall opened.

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be? A teacher or a guidance counsleor. Working at The Princeton Review has shown me how underserved most of our kids are in the realm of education and how to move forward from high school into college.

(8) What color looks best on you? Blue

(9) What's your favorite board game? Monopoly or any trivia game.

(10) How tall are you? 5'9"

HEROES! Was so happy it was back last night. Can't wait to see where it is going to go, but like you I also like that there is some resolution and some questions answered each week too (unlike a certain other show that I dissed over on my own blog recently...) Monday is such a crazy TV night! Prison Break, Wildfire (a guilty pleasure over on ABC Familiy), Heroes, 24 and Watch Over Me! Ugh. I had to teach the computer how to record last night so I wouldn't miss 24 becuase the DVR had too much to do between recording and letting us watch stuff (and I refuse to watch Heroes in anything that's not HD).

Cindy Barb said...

1) What's under your bed right now?

Old quilts and baby blankets that are in a airproof bag. A couple of boxes with different years wrote on them for tax purposes. Have to keep under the bed clean. This comes from my mother always snooping under my bed as a kid.

(2) What size shoe do you wear?

7

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?

Shiloh's

(4) How many siblings do you have?

One older brother - two younger brothers. Makes me the only girl who fights like a boy.

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?

Left side, but I prefer the rigth side. But, usually in the middle when he is gone.

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?

My father. He made me drive a stick before he would let me drive a automatic. He also made me change the oil and change a tire before I could drive. But, it was a toyota pick up. And let me say this, when Daddy says, STOP. You better stop.

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?

Can't imagine doing anything else to be honest. But, I guess I would like to be a counciler of some kind.

(8) What color looks best on you?

I like plum, but I wear a lot of black.

(9) What's your favorite board game?

We have several trivia games, but my fav would agravation. I remember playing with my grandmother that game all the time.

(10) How tall are you?

5 foot 2 3/4, the last time I checked, but I think I am shrinking.

Morning Glory said...

1. A boxed train that goes around the Christmas tree, the leaf to the dining table, the box with gift wrapping stuff in it.

2. Size 5 shoe

3. Applebees

4. Five siblings - all brothers. One is deceased.

5. The right side of the bed.

6. I took driving in high school driver's ed.

7. I would probably still choose my current career - travel agent. It's more interesting than any I've had before.

8. Probably vivid blues or reds. I don't do well in pastels.

9. Probably a toss-up between Scrabble and Monopoly. It's hard to pick because I enjoy just about any game of that type.

10. I'm 5'2"

That was fun and I enjoyed your answers too.

Cheryl Wray said...

Danielle--Thanks!
Jeff--HEY!! I love my Random Tuesdays cause I know you're gonna pop by! Ooh, the Southwest NY sounds great!! Onion rings with an omelet sounds heavenly!! LOVED Heroes!!
Cindy--That's SO funny about your Daddy teaching you to drive! My Dad would have nothing but me learning on a stick shift, and I'm glad he did!
MGlory--I think a travel agent sounds like a wonderful job! Enjoyed all your answers too!!

ryan said...

(1) What's under your bed right now?

We just did a MAJOR cleaning under our bed so I'm proud to report a little trash/clutter, some wayward socks, two storage boxes and the power strip

(2) What size shoe do you wear?

11

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?

Home Plate Diner, Sun.lunch with the inlaws

(4) How many siblings do you have?

I'm the baby of four. Two brothers and sis is the oldest

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?

Facing the bed, on the right.

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?

Dad. We had a 1966 Chevelle that all us kids learned to drive in and we drove it until we were experienced to move up to a different car. I named it Rusty because the floor and trunk were rusting out. It had no power steering or AC. However, it was fast and heavy. Dad's philosophy was if we had a wreck there was so much steel in that car we were safe.

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?

Something in music. Producer perhaps. I found out recently that there are two Christmas newsletters written by two separate family members from the early 1970's, that both comment on my love of the record player. So I guess DJ would be it. I obviously want to starve to death.


(8) What color looks best on you?

Black and brown

Disney Scrapper said...

(1) What's under your bed right now?

Nothing...I have a waterbed.

(2) What size shoe do you wear?

8

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?

Ruby Tuesday

(4) How many siblings do you have?

2 sisters

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?

left, except in a hotel...I have to be on whichever side is away from the door ( or near the air in the summer )


(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?

my high school coach...as you can see it didn't stick

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?

If I wasn't a SAHM I would have been a decorator

( What color looks best on you?

Blues and pinks

(9) What's your favorite board game?

Uno..oh that's not a board game. "Game of Life"...which I have not played in years.

(10) How tall are you?

5 foot 4 ( with my shoes on )

Leah said...

Great post.. I posted my answers on my blog.

And I love the "welcome to Hollywood" story.. too cute!

rhonda said...

1. other than a few dust bunnies...nothing else under there right now.
2. shoe size is a 7
3. last restaurant...I ate at the food court in the galleria for lunch yesterday
4. siblings...I have 2 older sisters...yeap...I am the baby of the family!
5. I sleep on the left side...dh sleeps on the right...and steals all the covers!
6. my older sister tried to teach me to drive...my drivers ed teach actally did the better job!
7. a different career...I wish I would of went to nursing school.
I would love to be a stay at home mom now.
8. color...shades of green...bring out my green eyes.
9. favorite board game...SORRY & Trouble...I always win!
10. Height...5'4"

Jennifer S said...

1) What's under your bed right now?

Shoes, a plastic storage box with some clothes, magazines and dust bunnies! hehe

(2) What size shoe do you wear?

7 1/2

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?

Wendy's...other than fast food, Habaneros

(4) How many siblings do you have?

one - a younger sister

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?

The right side, but I sleep on my left side, cuddled up to Ryan!

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?

My dad and my grandmother taught me to drive in our neighborhood. My mother didn't have enough patience...and still doesn't! haha When I got my first stick shift, my dad taught me in the church parking lot.

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?

Doing something that helps people...something meaningful. Maybe a catering or dinner service (you know...kinda like meals on wheels!) for homebound people, or people who just need someone...like taking them to the grocery store, or shopping, doing odd jobs around the house, etc... OR sewing or craft projects to sell.

(8) What color looks best on you?

Pink maybe or blue...don't really know.

(9) What's your favorite board game?

I like Boggle, Yahtzee, CSI, Bingo, Scrabble...

(10) How tall are you?

5' 5"

Missy's Blog said...

1) What's under your bed right now?
Nothing ... we have a full wave water bed, so nothing would fit.

(2) What size shoe do you wear?
8 1/2

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?
Chinese food at the mall ... about 2 hours ago

(4) How many siblings do you have?
2 - 1 brother and 1 sister

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?
The left side

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?
My best friend in high school, Glenn Fogg in a 1979 Monza ... not MAZDA ... Monza.

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?
Successful brick/mortar scrapbook/antique/collectible shop owner ... make sure to read SUCCESSFUL!

(8) What color looks best on you?
Fallish colors ... burnt orange, dark green, dark red, etc.

(9) What's your favorite board game?
Monopoly

(10) How tall are you?
5 feet tall

Adrienne said...

(1) What's under your bed right now?
SHOES! What else???
(2) What size shoe do you wear?

UGH! 10 OR 9 1/2

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?

I have NO idea....

(4) How many siblings do you have?

I have one twin brother, one foster brother, and one walk on brother lol

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?

The left

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?

My dad in a 1995 Mercedes...HUGE car Big body lol

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?

I would LOVE to take pictures for Time or Sports Illustrated!

(8) What color looks best on you?

Orange and yellow...and white....and lol

(9) What's your favorite board game?

does Connect Four count?

(10) How tall are you?

5'5 1/2

FUN!

jessi said...

cheryl, gotta say I missed your blog the last couple of days!!! I have a lot of catching up to do with yours...LOL!!! and man...you have tiny feet!!! love these get to know you questions!!! I will be posting mine on my blog this evening...just, finally did an update on mine...but I should have come here first...LOL!!! oh weel that's why there is an edit button!!!! have a fabulous day...ciao for now!

~Telah said...

Cheryl, enjoyed your post today. Here's my answers:
1) Nothing yet..except the wires of my electric blanket...hope to keep it clean under there this time!
2)6 1/2-7
3)Sadly, I can't remember the last place we ate out at....
4)2 sisters and 1 brother...all older than me :)
5)I'm on the right side...just switched since we moved our bed to the other side of the room so still getting used to it.
6)My mom...Buick Regal
7)Exactly what I do now...oh, and maybe own a scrapbook store so I could scrap ALL the time!
8)I dunno...I just wear whatever..
9)Probably Monopoly...it's been a while though.
10)5 ft. 3 in.

Stephanie C said...

Good luck on your class hun. I did mine questions on my blog. Love your answers!!!

Jolene George said...

Great tuesdays with Cheryl post. You have little feet! There's lots of junk under my bed too! :o)

Jennifer said...

(1) What's under your bed right now?

A monster! No, just some Christmas ornaments in a box and I'm pretty sure there's some dust there too.

(2) What size shoe do you wear?

9 1/2

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?

Pita Stop in Downtown Birmingham last weekend

(4) How many siblings do you have?

Just one--a younger sister

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?

my side mostly

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?

A Cutlass Calais that I blew the engine up less than 6 months after I got it..It was old and had not been taken care of.

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?

Professional Photographer or maybe a model

(8) What color looks best on you?

black, white when I'm tan and maybe blue?

(9) What's your favorite board game?

Checkers

(10) How tall are you?

5 foot 9

Margie W said...

(1) What's under your bed right now?

A village of dust bunnies and fur balls. Also, a couple pairs of shoes. Oh, and a gift wrap storage container.

(2) What size shoe do you wear?

6 1/2 or 7

(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?

Ruby's Tuesday's, just got back, lunch for my friend Steph's birthday

(4) How many siblings do you have?

Two that I've met...sisters Tammy and Debbie...two that I haven't met...sister Beth and brother Frank

(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?

Usually the right, but for the last week, the left.

(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?

My dad, in his 1982 Chevy S-10 pick up...Mom tried in her 1979 Datsun but her nerves couldn't take it. Yep, both were stick shifts.

(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?

Ditto on Samantha Brown...how awesome a job is that?! Also...a screenwriter. I think writing a movie/play and seeing the characters brought to life would be the greatest thing EVER.

(8) What color looks best on you?

Jewel tones...reds, blues, purples.

(9) What's your favorite board game?

Trivial Pursuit!!! Oh, and Harry Potter Scene It but no one will play with me anymore because I'm out of their league. LOL

(10) How tall are you?

5 foot 4

Josie said...

1) What's under your bed right now?
Lotsa dust.
(2) What size shoe do you wear?
7 1/2
(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?
Shaughnessy's in Van Dusen Gardens on Saturday night.
(4) How many siblings do you have?
Two older brothers.
(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Left.
(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?
My first boyfriend, a Morgan.
(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?
An award winning actress.
(8) What color looks best on you?
Yellow.
(9) What's your favorite board game?
Scrabble.
(10) How tall are you?
5' 3"

That's a great meme. And I loved the book "Tuesdays with Morrie". It was also made into a wonderful movie with Jack Lemmon.

Cheers,
Josie

angel said...

cool! here're my answers:
(1) What's under your bed right now?
empty suitcases, sleeping bags... and probably grampa scratchy!
(2) What size shoe do you wear?
usually about a 5, depending on the brand
(3) What's the last restaurant you ate at?
does kfc's drivethru count?
(4) How many siblings do you have?
two sisters and a brother
(5) What side of the bed do you sleep on?
usually the left- but i can have the whole bed if i want!
(6) Who taught you to drive, and in what kind of car?
my dad tried- but i actually learned from a colleague, in her opel cub!
(7) If you could have a different career, what would it be?
archaeologist!
(8) What color looks best on you?
browns, pinks and purples
(9) What's your favorite board game?
scrabble, poleconomy and 30 seconds
(10) How tall are you?
5 foot 4 ditto

delaney said...

Whats under your bed?
nothing
What size shoe do you wear
2-3
Whats the last restraurant you ate at?
Well,I dont go out to eat that much,I wish I could more,but I guess Sonic,wich is really sad,because that was like 2 weeks ago
How many siblings do you have?
2 sisters
What side of the bed do you sleep on?
usally the right side
Who taught you drive?
Drive,ya right.Im not even close to 15 or 16
Well,I cant have a job right now and I dont even need to think about what Im going to be.But,I think school and softball is enough 4 me right now.
What color looks best on you?
I dont know,maybe blue or pink
Whats your fav board game?
thats hard.I like the Caranium games
How tall are you?
I am short for my age because like everyone is taller than me at school,I am 4.3 maybe 4.4 Ya, Im a shortie