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Five Question Friday!! 7/23/10

I wish I could say I'm glad it's the weekend...but, alas, I hafta work. So, really...I'm not all that glad. :(

But, I'm glad for YOU that it's the weekend...unless, of course, YOU hafta which case, I'll be sad for you too. :(

I'm going to be asking your advice soon, on something I hope you'll have some wise words and fabulous tips to share...gosh. That sounded kinda greedy. I'm sorry...but I really do need your advice...

I was tempted to vlog today's 5QF...then I decided that you'd probably had enough of me and my wacky MinneSOOOOta accent, so I figured I'd spare you and just give it to you in good old fashioned black and white. Aren't I nice? Being so thoughtful for you? Consider it my pre-payment for the fabulous tips y'all are gonna share with me! ;)

Alright, I'll stop with the smiley dudes, now.

Onto Five Question Friday!

Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them (like, totally, duh!), then c'mon back to link up! If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave your answers in the comments of this post or any post along the way!

Questions for Friday, July 23rd: (Special thanks to Christy [for inspiration], Kelly, BrittanyCiara, Emily, and Sami [for inspiration] for their question suggestions! Wanna be linked in a future 5QF? Just c'mon over here, to my community, and offer up your best question suggestions!)

1. What were your school colors?

2. What's the best compliment you ever received?

3. Do you buy cheap or expensive toilet paper?

4. Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? Or have you had one for someone else?

5. What is one material possession that you "can't live without"?


1. What were your school colors?

My school colors were purple and white (Fight! Fight! Fight!!). Growing up, I wasn't really much into school spirit.

I was pretty much "school spiritless". I hated purple and white, for the most part. Except, for some God forsaken reason, I choose a purple and white prom dress for my senior prom.

Whatevertheheck I was thinking, I'll never know...but I do remember buying it and thinking..."Hmmmm...I wonder if it's weird that I'm buying a dress that is my school colors?"

My children now sport the same purple I loathed as a child...and I've now come to love.

Call it..."Purple Pride", I guess.

Or something.

2. What's the best compliment you ever received?

Usually, the best compliments I get...or, more, the ones that mean the most to me...are the ones that are about my family.

Often times, in church, we'll have an older couple come up to us and tell us "You have such a beautiful family" and then wistfully tell us about their own experiences with their children when they were young.

It's these times, that make me beam with pride. Just the other day in church, I had a "moment".

I noticed an older woman behind us...smiling at our children (while we were most likely frowning at our children...always seems that what we think is not so cute, other people find siblings giving wet willies to one another...). Suddenly, I saw myself in that woman. children grown...wistfully watching a young family in church. It actually made me a bit know that too soon, my children will be grown...struggling with their own kiddos in church.

*wipes eyes* Okay...moving on...

3. Do you buy cheap or expensive toilet paper?

Oh my lands!!!

I am an expensive TP girl all. the. way.

My "bestie"...was a Scott's TP girl...scratch that...IS a Scott's TP girl...and it drove me crazy when she bought TP in college.

My bottom is much too special for that crap.

*Snort* Sorry...I couldn't resist! ;)

I am a Kleenex Cottonelle girl...purple package (there's that dang Purple Pride showing up again!)...and nothing else.

Charmin...too crumbly.

Northern...not soft enough.

Kleenex baby.

And nothing less.

(Hey...that should be the Kleenex saying...dontcha think? "Kleenex baby...and nothing less." Gosh. I'm a marketing genius.)

4. Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? Or have you had one for someone else?

Yes...and yes!

The first yes, was my husband "paying me back" for his surprise party!

I threw him a surprise 30th B-Day know...I think I have his "SURPRISE" on video somewhere! I should try to find it so I can show you just how hilarious he is when he's startled!!

He was suspicious tho...but it was still a great party!

When I turned thirty, he turned the tables on me. Again, I was a bit suspicious, but I didn't want to ruin it for either of us, so I played along!

I WAS surprised, tho, to see friends from work! The Mr. "hacked" into my email account and invited my friends from about genius! That was fun.

I like surprises.

Especially when it's a party thrown just for me. ;) (Oops, a smiley dude...sorry...)

5. What is one material possession that you "can't live without"?

Wow...hmmmmm...let's see.

"Can't live without"...I'm gonna go with my laptop.

No, no...wait.

I take it back.

Not my final answer.

I'm gonna pick my iPhone. Cuz it can pretty much do everything my laptop can...but it can also call people. And, it has Words with Friends. And Tweetdeck. And a photo of my husband eating a breakfast burrito that pops up everytime he calls me.


Yes...iPhone it is! My one material possession I can't live without!


Alright...done! Now, it's YOUR turn to link up!

Oh...and have you checked out the CSN giveaway I've got going on? that link to's worth 60 bucks!!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!


  1. I love your MinneSOOOOta accent! I think its too cute. My wedding colors ended up being my school colors - how's that for weird?

  2. See, I love that you're Catholic. I don't know how many people would relate to your church story, but I nearly sprayed my coffee out my nose reading it. We are that "young" family struggling with our kids (who are corralled between my husband and I on the floor, taking up a WHOLE pew with half our playroom spilled out of backpacks and cherrios galore scattered across the floor) and getting essentially NOTHING out of the Mass because we're "shhhh!"ing and such while "older" folks smile at us (but usually I think it's that same smile you give people you think are crazy but don't want to offend?) and tell them they've been there and that they think it's lovely we bring the kids. It does. It feels good. Love that.

  3. Our answers to the last question are pretty similar. lol Thanks for hosting!

  4. Did you know that Scotts is actually one of the more expensive brands of toilet paper? Not sure why. You might as well go to the home improvement section, grab some sheets of sand paper, and wipe with that stuff. They are eerily similar. haha! I love Cottonelle too, but, as my 5QF blog points out, it clogs our potty due to an overwiper in the house.

  5. Great answers! Our family is "that" family too in our Congregation. When I think the kids are being too loud or messing with each other, some of our friends say they are so good, sitting so quietly. I think real? Are we talking about the same kids?
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Hi! Great Q&A once again! I´m on my hols but just had to get to a PC to join in on the 5QF fun! :)

    Have a great weekend!...


  7. I'm usually the person grinning at the adorable children, thinking to myself... their parents are so ticked!
    Loved your answers. YOu have such an awesome personality.

  8. I am all linked up and posted.

  9. Great answers! And to me you have no accent! lol (I'm in SD ;) )

  10. Just popped in to learn more about 5QF. Am now following. Gonna go answer the questions but still don't get the whole "linky" thing. Stop by and see if I got it right, would ya? -Eastlyn W.

  11. LOL, I put my iphone as my one material item too! I don't know what I would do with out it!

  12. Love this carnival! Thanks for hosting it. By the way I gave you a blog award over at my blog. :)

  13. Thanks Mama M for another 5QF! Sometimes my weeks are so busy that 5QF is my only post. LOL

  14. I always love your answers! iPhone was on my list as well, but since I was SO reluctant to get one, and to some extent, still have guilty feelings every time I use such an expensive toy, I had to go the ice :) Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh yeah! I can't believe I chose my laptop over my phone. Because I definitely couldn't live without my phone. But I can't really blog from my phone. So it is a toss up. Don't make me choose! :-)

    Have a great weekend! Sorry you hafta work.

  16. I love it when older ladies watch our kids too. It happens every time I'm out and about with makes me appreciate this season in my life EVERY SINGLE TIME it happens.

    As always, hilarious post!

  17. I can't believe I didn't even THINK of my iPhone when answering the last question, LOL! To funny!

  18. Found your site through Simply Stacie & posted a link to you on my blog. Mine is if you want to check it out.

  19. My junior high colors were purple and white! Loved it then but, glad I didn't have to don those colors when I was in my rah-rah days of high school!

    Sorry you have to work this weekend, lady!

  20. New follower here! I keep seeing your Five Question Friday pop up on various blogs I follow...had to see where it was coming from! :) You have a beautiful family!!

  21. I totally understand your angst towards your school colors. It was forced upon you! lol. Glad to see that you've come around and are buds with purple ;) Ah the iPhone! What would the world be without it!!

    Hope you have a great weekend anyway!!

  22. Hi! I am a new follower. I found your blog on From a "Follow Me Friday" I am gunna start playing! Your blog is adorable.

  23. Hahaha!!! You and my husband with that dang Cottonelle!

    I actually love your vlogs and I think you should do them every week!

  24. I didn't know Kleenex made toilet paper! I use Charmin all the time but can't stand the cheap stuff. That's one thing I will never try to save money on!

  25. Love an expensive toilet paper girl!! Oh...and your family is totally adorable!

  26. I tear up when I see a couple being loving & romantic, AS SADLY this is not the case in my marriage, and only was in the beginning. BUT...having his mom live with us for 10 years, I can see why.
    Not to say hubby doesn't do things that aren't romantic...but to many they would not be thought romantic. EXAMPLE: When I made it through my first Semester at TJU in phila, PA. he greeted me at the train station with small diamond earrings (1/4 K total weight) the intention brought me to tears...but he was actually ripped off, as these earrings are dull, have no clarity or sparkle at all. so I have only worn them a few times. LATER, I tried to get him to go back to the jeweler and make a fuss (Helzburg Diamonds for a warning) he wouldn't do it.

    Example 2: I am a paper crafter and was in a 12 month swap for bizarre monthly holidays, and I was looking thru the website well in advance to write down some ideas. It was february, and I was looking at June's and found out my birthday (22) is national chocolate eclair day. I was on the puter he was watching a fishing showe on TV, I mentioned this to him, not expecting him to register that I was speaking to him let alone, retain the info. BUT LO AND BEHOLD...on my birthday several months later he came in with a bakery box, and handed it to me saying happy birthday, when I opened it, it was a Giant chocolate eclair, that said Happy Birthday Susan on it. I was really blown away. He is unique in his own way.

    My son recently moved back home bringing a dog and cat with him, his dog Pico ( a mutt terrier) absolutely adores my husband, in the 25+ years we have been together none of our pets ever loved him the way this dog does, and greets him at the end of the work day with such unabashed enthusiasm it brings tears to my eye, FOR HIM.

    What a bunch of saps, we women are LOL!


  27. We are totally that family in church. During Mass, we spend so much of the time refereeing, that we get almost nothing out of it. BUT...there is always an older person watching us and smiling. The funny thing is, is that I am always wondering at what point that person will stop thinking my kids are cute. Like one tantrom too many, or one screach that was too loud. I feel like my kids are a ticking time bomb at church!!

  28. I love the beautiful family compliments, too! I know that it's usually because the other person can't think of anything to say, but I still like it. I worked hard to make this family. Lol.

  29. I don't have an Iphone... I know! *tear* If I did, I wouldn't have had such a dilema answering the last question and coming up with my one and only way to incorporate my three worldly loves.

    It's a hard knock life...

  30. Don't knock the purple it is one of my favorite colors LOL

    Thanks for the questions this is one of my favorite meme's!

  31. Hello! I didn't link up, but I will next week :) I've just been doing some blog hopping tonight & managed to find yours. It looks like we have a little bit in common. I am looking forward to reading more!

    Have a great weekend!


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