Saturday 9 – I Ran

Posted on August 22, 2009. Filed under: Meme Fun | Tags: , |

1. When’s the last time you ran?

Today – I ended up being the coach of ChickenFried’s soccer team and this am was our first practice.  I ended up more sweaty than the kids.

2. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?

No – not since the 80’s.


3. What are you dreading right now?

Paying our property taxes.  They jacked it up on us.  I’m sure they have a “target” number to hit and spread it out where they can so we got part of the love.

4. Do you like Mexican food?

I like ‘fake’ Mexican food — the kind that is based loosely on Mexican, but then adds a lot of cheese.

5. Favorite ice cream?

Ice cream.

6. When was your last doctor’s visit?

? No clue.

7. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?

Amazingly, I did last night. 

8. How many pets do you have?

Two – a dog and a cat.  I don’t count the fish in the kids room.  If you can’t pet it, it’s not a pet.

9. “First Loves Are Never Over;” is this true for you?

No.  As I look back, mine were pretty stupid.

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Saturday 9 Fast Car

Posted on July 26, 2009. Filed under: Meme Fun, Mommy Moments | Tags: , , |

Ok – so I’m a day late ….. sorry.  It’s been a little busy around here!

[tracey.jpg]1. What’s the furthest trip you’ve taken by automobile?

I have been coast to coast via automobile.  Since my grandparents did most of the driving, I doubt it was all that fast.  Now me on the other hand…

2. What’s the worst pick up line you’ve ever received?
“Have you tried the rasberry lemonade?  It’s really good.”  Seriously.

3. What’s the best pick up line you’ve gotten?

I don’t think this counts since we were both about 7 … but a kid told me he thought I was prettier than Farrah Fawcett.

4. What was the last gift that you received?

Hmmmm – probably my mp3 player for Mother’s Day. 

5. What was the last gift that you gave someone?

BigD’s b-day was this week.  I gave him a bottle of Evan Williams single barrel.  Apparently it’s pretty good.

6. Tell us about the last time you cried.

A friend’s Mom’s funeral a couple of weeks ago.   I did ok until I saw her walking in with her dad looking at the casket. 

7. Tell us about the last time you laughed uncontrollably.

Friday night with a friend telling her about the time I hit a pole with BigD’s new truck and I tried to hide it, but he totally nailed me on it.

8. Do you suffer road rage? What are your thoughts on it?

I do get irritated iwth other drivers, especially when they are stupid.  And seriously women out there, most of you are worse drivers than men.  Last week I went to pass a guy on our little country highway.  In his defense, he was going the speed limit of 60 …. right on the nose.  But I knew as soon as he hit the hills he’d drop down to 40 so I didn’t want to be behind him.   I passed him very nicely giving lots of room, signaling, etc.  As I got up by him he’s gesturing that he’s doing the speed limit and why am I passing.  Um, because I don’t want to be behind you anymore?  Get over it.

9. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

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Saturday 9 – I Want You Back

Posted on June 27, 2009. Filed under: Mommy Moments | Tags: , , , , , , |

[jackson_five_iwyb.jpg]1. Where were you when you heard that Michael Jackson died?   At home – I hadn’t watched tv or looked at the news all day and BigD walked in and said “wow, Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett both dead in one day.”  I was pretty shocked at the whole MJ thing.

2. How do you think that he will be remembered?  A mix – as a freak who made some pretty decent music back in the early 80’s.

3. What was your favorite Jackson tune?   I can’t say I have one — sorry.

4. Did you watch the original Charlie’s Angels?    Oh yes.  I LOVED Charlie’s Angels.  I was pretty young, so frankly can’t believe my parents let me watch it!  I used to run around pretending I was a Charlie’s Angel. 

5. Did someone you know have that poster of Farrah?   BigD had THE poster (not that I knew him at that time.)   His mom wouldn’t have approved so he hid it in the closet.   He would like me to clarify that he did not have a Michael Jackson poster … neither did I!


6. Did you consider her battle with cancer heroic?  I think anyone who battles cancer is heroic.  I had a little scare earlier this year and I kept thinking – I can deal with two surgeries, but please don’t let me have to get chemo.  Thankfully I only had a few bad cells which they could get out via surgery.  Chemo is nasty stuff.  Cancer is nasty stuff.  I pray for a heart attack.

7. Were you a fan of The Tonight Show Starring Johnnie Carson?   Yes, huge fan.  Again, can’t believe my parents let me watch it as a kid, but whatever! 

8. Did you like Ed McMahon on the show?  I watched for Johnnie.  He was from Nebraska, about 40 minutes from where I grew up. 

9. What else will you remember McMahon for?  Star Search and his big-ass glasses.

Image: Ed McMahon

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Posted on May 23, 2009. Filed under: Mommy Moments | Tags: , , |

1. Is summer your favorite season? Why?
I do like warm weather, but HATE humidity.  I know there are people out there shocked to learn that NE and IA (that’s Nebraska, not New England, and yes I have been asked that), but it gets terrible and I think we might be in for some today.  I also liked the relaxed feeling of summer.  You never feel in a rush to get anywhere or do anything. 

2. Do you exercise more in the summer because you wear less clothing?

3. Do you enjoy tanning or are you more concerned about the dangers of basking in the sun?

Yes – must tan.  It somewhat camoflouges the fact that I don’t really exercise that much.


4. You are on the beach when a waiter appears for your drink order. What do you ask for?

Any type of Rita


5. Do you camp in the summertime?

 No.  The last time I went camping I was 15.  It was my parents (my step-dad is 6’4 280 lbs, stinky little brother (he’s passed that phase now) and two boxers.   In a tent.   In July.  I don’t know who snored louder or smelled more. 

Amusing side-story.  My SD and brother (he was probably 7 at the time) were cleaning fish and the other guy there cleaning burps really loud.  When he remembers someone else is there he apologizes.  Brother says, “that’s ok, my dad burps and farts all the time and then blames it on the dogs.”  It was true.

6. What was your favorite summer vacation as a kid?

I was fortunate to be a well-traveled kid (above memory not withstanding).  I have to say I loved going to the Black Hills.  We went every year and it was just something to look forward to.

7. Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors?
Why would anyone enjoy sleeping outdoors?
8. Do you throw a summer barbecue every year?

Usually – we cook out almost every night in the summer.

9. Have you ever been to a nude beach? If yes, what did you think?

No, but it wouldn’t bother me.  Although I might actually have to partake of #2…. or maybe just a lot of #4 and then I wouldn’t care.

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Saturday 9 – Settling the Score

Posted on May 3, 2009. Filed under: Mommy Moments | Tags: |

 1. Do you feel that you have “a score to settle” with anyone?

The creators of chocolate, cream cheese, and alfredo sauce!

2. Do you own anything that you think is unbreakable?

My marriage.

3. Tell us about a crazy thing you did in high school.

Just one?  Maybe it’s better this way.  I’m from a small town.  As in no stop lights.  As in I could yell from one side to the other and be heard.  (But we did have 3 bars.)  There weren’t a lot of things to do, so as kids will do, we create our own fun.  One of those fun things was messing with the town cop.  So, I moved the cop car one block just to mess with him.  How?  The keys were in it.  Seriously – isn’t that just asking for trouble?

4. Name the one talent of yours that you think is the best.

My ability to never say die.  There’s always another way to get something done.

5. Who wins American Idol? (if you don’t watch, tell us about a reality show that you do follow.)

Sorry – not an Idol fan.   We do watch Deadliest Catch.  I’m guessing The Time Bandit will come out with the biggest haul this year.

6. What is your favorite movie in black & white?

I will watch The Philadelphia Story whenever it’s on.  Come on – it has Carey Grant and Jimmy Stewart.

7. What is one thing advertised too much on TV?

Male enhancement products.

8. What is your current favorite TV drama?

We are major lost fans.

9. What is your current favorite TV comedy?

I could make an argument that my newest favorite show, Trust Me, is a comedy.  Definitely makes me laugh when I see all the corporate crap on the show that I’ve seen in real life.

How could I forget Chuck – especially after my post earlier this week?  Kimberella at Saturday 9 reminded me.  It is an awesome show.  So hilarious.

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Saturday 9

Posted on April 19, 2009. Filed under: Mommy Moments | Tags: , |

So, as things go in the blog world, I came to through and it looked like fun and thought I’d give it a try.    Post your answers for even more fun….cause let’s face it, we’re not doing anything else tonight.


1. Have you ever been told that you look like some famous?
Yes – almost anyone with blonde short hair.  In the early 90’s it was Meg Ryan. 


Then it became Sharon Stone.  (Cute side-story.  When finding the pic to use I fooled both of kids — they really thought this was me!!!  If only, and I don’t think it would fool BigD.)


One time when I cut my hair really short, my brother accused me of trying to look like the lead singer of The Cranberries. 


How about this…. how about I just become famous, and then I won’t have to worry about it?!

2. Name a celebrity that shares your birthday.
Interesting… if you want to know who shares your b-day, go to  Mine: Halle Berry, Magic Johnson, Danielle Steele, Steve Martin, David Crosby (awesome!), and then some ‘celebrities’ I don’t know.

3. Tell us about your first kiss.

Ha – 4-H camp.  I think I was like 12 years old.  A boy asked me to go to the dance with him and that day I was so nervous I thought I was going to puke all day long.  I don’t evenremember his name, but I do remember the prettiest girl in camp was po’d that he asked me.  At the end  of the dance, we walked to the point where the paths split to go to the boy side and girl side, and that’s where I got my first kiss.  Not really all that great because I was so nervous.

4. When you meet someone attractive, what do you notice first?
Eyes – honest.  Then I usually notice their smile/teeth.  I’m a big tooth person.
5. What was your biggest mistake ever?

Since this says mistake, and not regret, here it goes.  Our area newspaper was sponsoring a new auction thing.  We’d just finished building our new house and were talking about putting some type of nice porch on.  So, when I saw a $5,000 3-season porch on the auction, I put on the winning bid.  Hmmmm Oops, the real cost of building the porch is like $25,000, so on top of ‘winning’ the bid we’d have to pay a crap load more.  Thank goodness the guy who put it up for auction let us out of it.

6. Give us one random, but candid fact about you.
I hate grocery shopping.
7. What about your current or most recent lover excites you?
Yeah – that would be current :-).  That he loves me.
8. What really annoys you?

Well, everyone who knows me knows this could be a really long list.  But I’m going to just go with one today people.  And, I’m going to quote Punk (because apparently this really annoys her too).  “Mommy, I don’t like it when stupid people’s in front of us.”  That would be stupid drivers people.  If that’s you and you see us coming, just get out of the way.  We know where we’re going, and you obviously don’t.

9. How many other Saturday 9’ers answers do you usually read?

This is my first….of many!

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