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Five Question Friday 6/24/11

I'm lying here in bed at 10 o'clock, beside my baby that's been asleep for 4 hours, after just having tucked in E.W. who's got some kind of bug brewing and trying to whip out this post before my Benadryl kicks in and I fall asleep, drooling, on my computer.

Yowza...let's hope we're not about to become the sick house.

Anywho...word on the street is that we're supposed to have a pretty decent weekend. 'Course, I'll believe it when I see it, but I am SO ready to kick this crappy weather to the curb.

Okay, let's get the Five Question Friday party started!!

To everyone new...WELCOME!! I'm glad to have you join in and I hope you enjoy yourself!

To everyone "old"...WELCOME!! I'm glad to have you stickin' around and playing along!

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear Friday morning!

Questions for Friday, June 24th: (Special thanks to @TheSpunkyDiva, @dosweatthesmall,Maryanne, AdventurezInChildRearing, and Pam for their question suggestions! I love to link people in #5QF, so if YOU would like to be linked, head on over to my community to offer up your best question suggetions, or shout 'em out to me on Twitter. [Remember to@5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF])

1. What is your current favorite tv show?

2. What's the worst haircut you ever got?

3. What was something that you did as a child that you thought you were so cool for doing?

4. Do you have any GREAT frugal family fun tips?

5. Would you drive across country if you had the money to fly?


1. What is your current favorite tv show?

Well, see, we have this thing called "no TV", so I dunno. Wait, scratch that...lest anyone call me a liar, we HAVE a TV...just no channels. Not a single one.

Not public television, not nothin'. The Mr. said, one time, that he could "almost" make something out through the static...but that's as good as it gets around here!

However...I do get to enjoy a little tube time on my breaks at work and man alive!! I am searching out HGTV whenever I'm there! "House Hunters" is one of my blows my mind to see what people pay for houses in certain areas of our nation!


2. What's the worst haircut you ever got?

Well...there was this:

But that's not so much a "cut" as it is a "do", I'll tell you about this one time (say it with me..."at band camp"...) when I was a senior in high school. A friend's mom told me she had this haircut that she thought would be adorable on me.

So, I let her do it.

And I was appalled. I think I may have even cried...but, looking back, I'm pretty sure it was the "Rachel", before anyone had ever heard of or seen "The Rachel". So, I was trendy before I knew it and couldn't appre...WAIT!!

Hold it. Stop the presses!!!

What if...just follow along with me for a second here...WHAT IF...some producer from "Friends" saw me somewhere in Nowhere, MN and said, "OY!! THAT is the hair cut for our lead in this fabulous television show we're going to do?! THAT is the hair cut that is going to change a generation of hairstyles!!!!" (Never mind that I wore my hair back in an oh, so stylish, half pony until the layers grew out...just never. you. mind.)


That means...OH EM GEE...THAT MEANS that "The Rachel" is really "The Mama"!!!

Excuse me for a second, I need to catch my breath. This is big...

3. What was something that you did as a child that you thought you were so cool for doing?

Okay, I'm back now. Phew. Wow. "The Mama", who knew?!

Um, focus mama...yeah, question 3. So...aside from the above bang catasrophe of 1989, I totally thought I was the cat's meow for tight rolling my pants. And, pinning them too. Oh, and then there was the whole bib-overall/one strap off the shoulder with crazy oversized t-shirts look.


Speaking of tight rolling baby bro was getting ready for work the other day when I was at my mama's (wow..."The Mama"...I spurred a trend...) and somehow we got talking about tight rolling pants.

Kid didn't have a clue what I was talkin', I showed him. Right there, I got down and executed a perfect tight roll of his right pant leg.

He was speechless. I'd like to think he was in awe of the awesome style back then, but really, I think he barfed in his mouth a little and was afraid that if he said anything, his lunch would come spewing out.

So, when do you think THAT style is coming back?

4. Do you have any GREAT frugal family fun tips?

Well, this one really ties into #5 for, I'll answer 4 and 5 below!

5. Would you drive across country if you had the money to fly?

This is a hard one for me...I hate flying. LOATHE it. (Then, I happen to catch a news clip about how, IN MINNESOTA, two planes came within 100 feet of each other due to some pretty crappy air traffic controlling...yeah, that didn't help my loathing.) But, as much as I loathe it, sometimes, logistically, it would make more sense.

For of the Mr.'s bros lives in California (centralish, I believe) and we've never been out to see them. Flying = money we don't have to just throw into trasportation. Driving = traveling in a vehicle (van), pulling a camper, through mountains...or, taking the long way and avoiding the mountains but taking gobs of time off work.

However...after last year's road trip to South Dakota, I have fallen in love with roadtripping (save for the ride home. Ugh.). We created such great memories and had such a fun time, that I can't help but think of traveling across the country with my family in a vehile with nothing but warm fuzzy thoughts.

And that, is also my frugal family fun tip! Take a road trip...make the drive JUST as much fun as the destination!

Now...where should we roadtrip to this year? Suggestions????


And now, it's YOUR turn!


  1. I'm fairly confident that you are in fact responsible for one of the most popular haircuts of the 90s. Who knew you were so famous?!?!

    Tight rolling, will be back around in a year or two. It's so horrible it has to return.

    Road trip locations....Grand Canyon. Beautiful.

    Thanks for setting up the five questions friday, it saves my blogging on Fridays! Have a great weekend!

  2. I could just hug you for not having channels on your tv either! Neither do we, and its nice to know we aren't the only "weirdos" out there ;)
    And I'm sure you did start "the Rachel", and lucky you that it was the worst haircut you ever had! Mine....well lets just say it was AWFUL.

  3. I'm not gonna lie...
    I have NO clue what Tight rolling is... so pardon me while I hit the books known as Google!....
    (Insert elevator music here....)
    Who knew Katie Holmes was bringing it back!
    We did this... not because it was cool, but because all the pants we had were hand-me-downs, so we just called it rollin' em up... and that is the way they looked!
    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Woowho! You are a trend setter!! I'm the complete opposite of trend setting. I scare people out of trends. HEHEHE

    At any rate, no TV channels? I often think that might not be such a bad idea? We only get 8 channels so that's not bad. There's funny things to watch at least... like WIPEOUT. You can catch that on your computer. Go to the bathroom first though! HEHEHE It's hysterical at times. :)

    Take care!

  5. Wow, not only did you inspire "the Rachel," but your picture there inspired "the Mary" (you know, that movie, "There's Something About Mary," where Cameron Diaz showed up with her front hair all 'gel-ed' up by some bodily fluids? Oh, never mind!)

    Thanks for finding that pic and sharing it with us :) And your 'no TV'? I'm starting to think it's a really good idea here at my house too! Excellent idea!

  6. Well I too had "The Rachel" but it was after Friends! At the time I thought I was so cool and it was such an awesome cut, looking back, yeah not so much! But since you started it, I should thank you for it! :) Still not my worst though, I had one worse!

    Thanks for hosting this! It is great to do something fun on Fridays like this! It gets me thinking too, going deep to write! Have a great weekend!

    Mandy @ Atlanta Military Mom

  7. This is so fun, I love your hairdo. I think we all had something like that in the day!


    New follower!

  8. Ah, tight rolling pants and wearing two different layers of socks of different colors. I just love 90s fashions. No, no I don't. Hahaha

  9. Hahaha. I imagine we are about the same age. I would have DIED to have my hair look like that way back when. I could never get it to be that big on top. ;-) And tight rolling? That was definitely cool. Did you also wear two t-shirts with two pairs of socks that matched those colors? Ahhhh...the good ole days. BARF.

  10. That picture so reminds me of my hair at that age lol. :)

  11. Wow that was hilarious!! My cute little family and I are driving up to South Dakota this weekend (we live in Texas). I'm stoked!! I was born in 1987 and the style back then scares me.. :)

  12. At least you had a STYLE; I chopped my hair off willy nilly almost at least every couple of years as a child just because I could. That is always a disaster...

    As far as road tripping - I am a HUGEHUGEHUGE lover of them! I roadtripped all the way from Austin, Texas to Homer, Alaska (through Canada, the whole 4300 miles!) by myself and my husband (who's born and raised in Alaska - and that's where I met him after said road trip) and I with our new daughter plan to do it again, only slower, with stops at children's museums, zoos, and parks along the way. I am so excited for it I honestly jump out of my clothes when I think about seeing NM, CO, WY, MT, the Yukon, and Alaska again!

    Thanks for hosting!

  13. You made me laugh (out loud in my work cubicle when I'm *supposed to be* working)!! I liked this witty post (especially the hair question!)

    I'm not doing the hop this week since I *just* found out about it, but *have* to do it next week now:)

    And, I'm following you because you made me LAUGH!
    Happy Weekend...

  14. We don't have cable at our house so, I love it when I am at my mom's and I can watch shows on HGTV and TLC.

  15. First of all, love the tease/do! My hair was way too thick to pull off anything that fantastic! ;) (Believe me I tried!) Speaking of tight rolling jeans, man! That takes me back! haha Love your answers, I believe I giggled out loud a little with them!

  16. Hey I am new here and I am so glad i got redirected by a fellow blogger...a chain of them really...may be next friday onwards..felt nice to stop by, you remind me of my mommy!!


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