Monday, December 3, 2012

"And You Are...?" Blogfest



Emily King and Tammy Theriault are trying to help out Mrs. Claus this holiday season. And who can refuse Mrs. C.? So, in an effort to aid the Claus cause, here are my answers:


  1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?
One.



  1. Can you pitch a tent?
Can’t say I’ve ever tried. I’m hell on wheels when it comes to blanket forts though.

  1. What was your worst vacation ever?
No such thing.

  1. What was the last thing you bought over $100?
Boots. But they were necessary. Needed something flat with which to traverse cobblestone paths, right? Right. So, you know, necessary….and just so pretty.

  1. We’re handing you the keys to what?
The Beast’s library. Hands down. Pretty much nothing in the history of all things that I’ve ever wanted more than that.

  1. What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick?
Okay, so technically this isn’t a meal, but last year around this time I was feeling all sorts of festive, so I thought, What’s better than mint hot chocolate? I have hot chocolate, I have peppermint extract. I can do this. Didn’t quite get those measurements right. Tasted a wee bit like poison and had the Roomie convinced I was trying to off her.

  1. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It’s so big. She looks like                      .
So, this is weird, but I’ve got to admit this song always makes me think of my grandma.

I was probably in fifth or sixth grade and this song came on the radio while I was riding in the car with her. She was silent at first and then said, “I can’t really make out what he’s saying, but I like the beat.” She had a similar opinion of “The Thong Song.”

My other grandmother favored “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.”

  1. What was your first car?
Volkswagen Station Wagon. Made many a trip up and down the east coast during our short time together.

  1. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she’s okay or laugh first?
Definitely make sure she’s okay first. There will be plenty of time to laugh later. And possibly recount the event to all our friends…and a couple of strangers.

  1. What’s the worst song ever?
Lou Christie’s “Lightning Strikes.”

Not because it’s not well done or fun to sing along to, but more because I just always hoped that the response to this song’s plea was an actual lighting strike. 




Where do you guys fall on these topics?


Tonight’s Christmas Viewing:

  • “False Positive” (How I Met Your Mother)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • “The Greatest Gift (Warehouse 13)

16 comments:

  1. I'm going to be that kind of grandma. No doubt about it. Your mint hot chocolate creation is exactly the kind of thing I would have done, before I learned not to even try to prepare anything edible.

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    1. I had such great intentions, too... Alas, now I stick to the pre-flavored winter beverages. =) Much more delicious and less deadly.

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  2. You may have the coolest Grandma ever. And are you trying to butter David up with Arrested Development? It's totally his favorite.

    Great answers!

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    1. Both were high class ladies who liked a beat they could dance to. =) And the Roomie and I spend more time quoting Arrested Development than we probably should.

      Thanks for the blogfest!

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  3. The Beast's library! Yes!!
    Blanket forts are the best!
    And boots, definitely necessary.

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    1. Thank you! See? I knew I had to get them!

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  4. Your grandma sounds so awesome! And yeah, Beast's library is pretty epic.

    Great answers!

    Happy hopping!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty sure that if I ever got the Beast's library, it would be the last the world would ever see of me.

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  5. The hot chocolate does sound kind of nasty. That library is tops though.

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    1. If it wasn't for my deep and unconditional love of hot chocolate, what I found in my mug that night might have had me swearing off the stuff for good.

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  6. I am reading this book, and there is a great library scene in it. The story features a fearless heroine who goes on a grand adventure with a giant white bear. It definitely is a book you would enjoy. I don't remember the author's name, but the book is called East and it is a middle school level book, but worth the time :). (I still remember our trip to the LOC, which is the "realistic" Beast's library to me. It's been a few years, but definitely still waiting for that feeling haha)

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    1. East sounds awesome. =) I'll definitely look into it. And you're right about the LOC. Nothing quite matches standing up on that balcony overlooking the main reading room. Who wouldn't feel a little swoon-y??

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  7. man, your grandma story is hilarious! she totally rocks!!

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    1. They were both definitely memorable ladies. =)

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