Ten Fun Questions on this Random Tuesday
1. What's the last state you visited other than your own?
That would be Florida this past Summer. How I would enjoy sitting on the beach right now.
2. What's your middle name? And were you named after anyone?
My middle name is Annette, which I swear my parents chose from Annette Funnicello from "The Mickey Mouse Club." My first name is my Mom's first name (although she doesn't go by it), but when I watched the MMC as a child all I noticed was that the mousketeers named Cheryl and Annette were one after the other. I imagine that I was named after the two of them!
3. What is something you don't like...even though everyone else seems to?
Oh gosh, there would be a lot of those things. "Grey's Anatomy," scary movies, romance novels, Myspace, hockey (sorry, Jeff!). Funny story, though...I did a list something like this on Facebook maybe two months ago and put "texting" as one of my things. Today, though, I love texting; I told the girls that this was an example of a parent admitting she was wrong about something!
4. What's the first costume you remember dressing up in for Halloween?
Remember when we used to buy Halloween costumes out of a box? They consisted of a plastic costume with a logo or design on front, and a plastic mask. I remember getting a Barbie one of those, and I LOVED it!
5. Have you ever played a sport?
You'd think I'd have been very athletic growing up, considering how much I love sports. But, no, I'm a spectator...not a participant! (I was on a church softball team when I was maybe 12 and I'd stand in the outfield praying that God wouldn't send a ball my way...because, guaranteed, I would drop that ball or it would hit me in the face!)
6. What is a talent you have that people might not know about?
While I didn't play sports, I was a cheerleader years ago. So, I can still do the splits. I also can do that weird yoga move where you cross your legs over each other; and, now that I think about it, I can stand on my head for an extended amount of time.
7. What's the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
Last night, Delaney was showing me a project she'd done on Egypt for her Social Studies class. I told her that I knew of something her group should have done and they would have certainly got an A. Then I went onto youtube and found Steve Martin's verion of "King Tut." We sat there and laughed and laughed. (Which led on a random youtube tour as we shared silly things with each other, including Joe Jonas performing "Single Ladies," Weird Al's "White and Nerdy," and some parody of Miley Cyrus.)
8. Are you an oldest, middle, or youngest child?
I'm the oldest child, and I have one younger brother. I do think I fit into most of the older child stereotypes (high achiever, more responsible, etc.), but there are others that I absolutely don't (I'm very laid back!).
9. What's the best thing you've had someone say to you lately?
Sydney: "Let the wild rumpus start!" (Sydney LOVES Where the Wild Things Are and she just randomly yells that line out at different times. The reader in me smiles big when I hear it!)
Delaney: "Sometimes when things are rough, God uses them to make things get better." (We had some rough spots lately--kids being kids, teenagers being teenagers, parents being stubborn--but Delaney saw how the rough times were necessary, because they were an opportunity for things to get better. What a wonderful lesson we all need to remember!)
10. What are you wearing right now?
I'm usually not shampooed and dressed and made-up at this time in the morning, but I am today because I'm about to head up and eat lunch with Sydney. So, I have a nice black shirt and jeans on (instead of a ratty Alabama or 80s concert t-shirt!).
I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday, and join in the fun if you'd like by posting these questions and your answers (either in my comments section below, or on your own blog).
Hugs to you all!