Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bet you never heard these in a MEME.

Here's some of the icebreaker questions I asked at the getaway this past weekend.

Wanta play?

1. If you could be invisible, where would you go?
 To "The Bad Kitty." It's a ... ahem ... lingerie store downtown. I'm talking Victoria's Secret on steroids. I will get up the nerve to go in one day, when I have my baseball cap and sunglasses on.

What was your favorite book growing up?
There were so many I loved. As a very young child, they were Goodnight Moon, Make Way for Ducklings, Where the Wild Things Are, and Harold and the Purple Crayon.
As I got older, any Judy Blume book I was reading at the time was my favorite. What other books at the time talked about periods and increasing your bust? None.

Where is the worst place you've ever had to wait?
On I-10, at a stop, for an hour or more, with two kids in the backseat.

Name a food that nauseates you.
Beets. The texture, the smell, the look. Probably the only vegetable I don't like.

If you could read minds, whose would you want to read?
My mom's. She just doesn't think the same as I do. I know you are all surprised that a mother and daughter may think differently.

What is the worst grade you've ever gotten? In what subject?
A D in Algebra in high school,which led to my success in Math 101 in college the whole four times I had to take it and drop it.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
Definitely a house dog. Specifically, Roxy Belle, who is at this moment, resting from walking outside to pee after her long night's sleep. How much sleep does one dog need? And when she's not sleeping, she's laying out in the sun, catching some rays. She has parents who dote over her. It would be nice to sit on someone's lap and have them just rub your back.

If you were a teacher, what grade/subject would you teach?
I was a teacher and taught preschool, 5th, 3rd, and 2nd grade. 2nd grade was by far my favorite. As far as a subject goes, it would definitely have to be English. I love parts of speech, diagramming, punctuation (commas are my favorite), and writing.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one thing you would want to have, besides your Bible?
A gun with unlimited bullets. Then, I could hunt, or even shoot some fish or even birds, if I needed. Intruders would not be a problem either. Of course, if I had Beau with me, he could take care of all that with his bare hands. But, the question did say "thing." I'm sure he would not like me referring to him as that, like he's just a piece of property for me ... wait ... maybe he would (wink, wink). So, I'll change my answer to Beau. I'll take my man, Beau.

Feel free to play along. My friend, Jodie, did the same. Her answers are a hoot.


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

#1...crack me up...a little visit would make for a great blog post...especially if you ran into someone you know...like your pastors wife or somthing ;) Ya know how those "pastors wives" can be ;)

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

You are so funny! I've been to a little shop like #1... in a different town where no one knew me. :)
I'm so cracking up about you objectifying your husband. :)

thedomesticfringe said...

I just added your blog to my blog roll. You are so funny. I love reading your blog. If my husband were invisible, he'd go into one of those stores like your #1 and come home with all kinds of loot for me. I'd still be looking over my invisible shoulder.

Rachel said...

I am totally doing this meme tomorrow! Great answers! Every day when I take my kids to school I drive past a shop like that. I am curious but it looks so dirty! If I was invisible could I still pick up germs?

Rachel said...

Oh, this is so funny! I'm totally with you on number 1! I'd love to be able to go into a place like that without someone seeing me or feeling skeezy for going in there. I mean, I'm married for goodness sakes!

I think it's funny both our waiting points involve I-10 (I didn't specify, but that's always where I get stuck). That says something about our infrastructure.

And the last question: are you Sarah Palin in disguise? :)

Sara@ Butterville said...

I just posted mine. I got my questions from Musing Rachel. They are a little different from yours and I added one of my own. It is funny how people answer. I'm with you on beets to, we were forced to eat them and eggplant as kids. I can't stand either one.

Sara@ Butterville said...

I posted mine too, I got my questions from Rachel above me. It was really fun. I'm with you on the beets. I was forced to eat them and eggplant as a kid. I can't stand the stuff.

Tami said...

This is an interesting meme. I might have to do this one. I hate going to shop for lingerie because you know everyone is looking at you thinking why is she in there? But sometimes it has to be done. Let me know if you go and especially if you see someone you know. BTW, it is easier if you take a really good friend and just go "look". Then if you something you like, you can go back alone so no one ever has to know you actually bought something. HEEHEE!

Cheffie-Mom said...

LOL! Number 1 is too funny! You are hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

Jodie said...

Ohhh, I totally forgot about that last question. I would take flint. I've watched enough survivor to know you can barely survive without it.

I am right there with you in remedial math. I took it at least 3 times, possibly 4. Math whiz? Don't think so.

I love that you love commas. You are weird. And I like weird. :)

I hate beets too. Yech!

And Ramona Quimby? Loved her. For years I drew Q's into cats, all because of her. :)

Also, the Bad Kitty sounds like fun. Hmmm, maybe we should start working on our "Invisibility Formula". I'm sure the fact that I barely passed math and chemistry wouldn't hinder us AT ALL!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Well, apparently, everybody here in your comments section wants to head over to The Bad Kitty. Me included. I can see us now, sunglasses on and caps pulled low.

Queen B said...

That was fun! I so appreciate your great love of grammar/punctuation.

Tammy said...

Cute meme. I loved Where the Wild Things Are and Riki-Tiki-Timbo.

I cannot express in words how much hate I have for beets. My mother used to make me sit at the table and eat them when I was growing up.

Somehow I lack that power over my own children. I have NO idea how to get it either.

quebedo said...

Bad Kitty-- sounds like fun!!LOL

Brandi said...

I can't do that MeMe. . someone might come here and realize that your answers are WAY funnier than mine! I loved your answers. . especially about bringing a gun and then changing it to bringing "it". . .hmmm? would you have just been to Bad Kitty?

Too funny!


Jeanette said...

K, so the next time my 8th grader needs help diagramming a sentence, I know who to call.

Really, what is the point of diagramming a sentence? The ONLY reason for learning this is if you plan on becoming an English teacher. 99% of people will never use this "skill" in real life!