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Five Question Friday! 2/11/11

Well...let's see if I can do this!

I have another post on grief that is brewing...but I'll save all of that for another day. I've been looking forward to Five Question Friday...hoping that, perhaps, it will make me laugh, make me smile, lighten my mood for just a bit.

So let's get to it!

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

Questions for Friday, February 11th: (Special thanks to Sandy, Rachel, Pam, Rene, and Colleen for their question suggestions! If you would like to be linked in a future 5QF, c'mon over to my community and offer up your best question suggestions! Feel free to shout 'em out on Twitter, too, if you'd like! Hashtag, #5QF, and @5crookedhalos me! [i.e What's your favorite color? #5QF @5crookedhalos])

1. Would you rather be on ABC's Extreme Home MakeOver or TLC's What not to Wear?

2. Do you have any tattoos?

3. Do you tell your kids about things you did growing up?

4. If the traffic signal turns yellow, do you stop or speed up?

5. What's your preference: chocolate or chips?


1. Would you rather be on ABC's Extreme Home MakeOver or TLC's What not to Wear?

Oh dear Lord. You have no idea what you are asking me, right now!

My home is in need of a MAJOR overhaul. Our house sits on a "prime" piece of property...but our house is anything BUT prime. It needs some major updating.

Like, walls torn down, updating. Not just a new paint job.

But my wardrobe? GAH! How many Gap t-shirts can one girl own?! What I'd really love most about WNTW is learning how to dress my wonky short legs/freakishly long torso body.

If you really, really made me decide...I'd have to pick the Home Makeover. (But only because I think Ty is cuter than Clinton...) ;)

2. Do you have any tattoos?

No. Not a one.

Well, unless you count the "tattoo" I got when I accidentally shoved a pencil into my thumb in 2nd grade.

If you count that, then I guess I've got one.

Once upon a time, back when the Dixie Chicks were hotter than Beyonce, and they were decorating their feet with cute little chicken footprints for every award they won, I thought it would be so clever of me to get a baby footprint for every baby I had.

Glad that idea passed quickly.

HOWEVER...I just saw a HS friend on Facebook who got "footprints" for each of her children...but the tattoo artist made the foot part of the print out of the letter of each of her children's names!

It was adorable! And, my kinda tattoo...

3. Do you tell your kids about things you did growing up?

Erm. No.

Well, maybe someday I will...but no. Not right now. I'm not sure my 14 year old needs to hear about my over consumption of Captain Morgan or any of the other stupid antics I pulled when I was young and dumb.

On second thought. Maybe I'll just tell my kids that I spent my younger days in youth groups.

*looks guilty* WHAT?!

I went skiing with a friend's youth group, once. So, I totally wouldn't be lying.


4. If the traffic signal turns yellow, do you stop or speed up?

Well, duh. I speed up.


Depends on how far away from the light I am and how in a hurry I am. Two VERY important variables when determining whether to floor it or slam on the breaks.

More often that not, I floor it.

More often that not, I am running late and VERY much in a hurry.

Hence, the flooring it.

5. What's your preference: chocolate or chips?

Doritos, baby. All. the. way.

If there is a bowl of chips and bowl of chocolate in front of me, I will most definitely go for the salt.

Sort of related side story: My blood pressure is crazy low. One time is was something like 86/52. So, I joke that my body craves salt in order to keep my blood pressure up.

Hey, it works. You can't convince me otherwise. *I'm not listening* *la-la-la-la-la*

But, anyway...back to the question. Yes. Chips. However, typically when I have something salty...I need to chase it with something sweet.

And that's when that bowl of chocolate comes in handy. ;)


Ahhhh. That felt good! I think I may have even smiled... :)


  1. I have that same tatoo in the palm of my hand, my son got hit by a black airplane when he was four and still has a black mark down the side of his face.
    my husband has one of those scary blood pressures.

  2. Low blood pressure here too. Wonder if the Doritos trick will do the job? Hmmmm....
    Glad 5 ? Friday is back up and running. We missed you! xo

  3. I hope things start feeling better for you :)

    Your answer to the tat question totally reminded me that I have one of those, too. Freshman year in high school I sharpened a pencil until it looked like a dagger, then promptly tripped and jammed it in to the palm of my hand, breaking the entire tip off inside. Had to have 2 stitches and I have a tiny black dot there now. Of course, I didn't go to the Dr. until my mom saw the red line start moving up my palm! :)

    Thanks for sharing! I love reading your blog!!


  4. I tossed my cellphone on the passenger seat when picking up my 15-yr old son in the middle of a texting conversation with my sis. We were just goofing off. I DON'T text and drive, so Aaron was texting for me...but my sis texted something like "You never needed any help getting in trouble..." And my son - on my cell - so he was pretending he was me...texted in "Can you elaborate on that???"
    That little creep! I told him he had to put my phone away, because I didn't need him finding out any dirt on his mom! What a sneaky kid! He was giggling like an evil mad man all the way home, and there was nothing I could do, because I was driving!!! There was a bit of damage control, but not too bad...some kids are too smart for their own good...

  5. Thanks for the fun linky!! I love it! I am going to try to remember to do it each friday! Thank you! I hope you will come check out my blog too!

  6. 1. Would you rather be on ABC's Extreme Home MakeOver or TLC's What not to Wear? -- I totally need TLC's What not to Wear!

    2. Do you have any tattoos? -- NO

    3. Do you tell your kids about things you did growing up? - All the time.

    4. If the traffic signal turns yellow, do you stop or speed up? -- speed up :)

    5. What's your preference: chocolate or chips? LOVE CHOCOLATE

  7. Chips - yummy! I'm totally 100% with you on that answer.
    Thanks for hosting!

  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of the footprints. I was going to go with that a while back for the kids on my back but decided to get a giant C with all of the kids names coming out of it. And then Tracy's name is on my chest. I want to get another huge tattoo with something of the kids on me. You have good answers once again

  9. 1. What Not To Wear! Ohmy...something happened after having babies ~ I forgot how to dress myself!
    2. No. like you I too was marked by a pencil ~ I was in the 5th grade.
    3. Yes...Most definitely CENSORED!
    4. Depends ~ if at the light most definitely. I pretty much run late where ever I'm going.
    5. Depends on that time of the month then it is chips 4sure other times 80(chocolate-more specifically a twix bar {or two})/20 (chips).

    Cool post ~ thanks for sharing. Amy @

  10. OMG! I actually really like the child footprint tattoo idea!! :O You've ALMOST converted me!... but not quite! ;)


  11. LOL I definitely smiled, a lot! Great questions this week, since they gave me the boost I needed to get over having to work all week. Stupid work...LOL

    I see tats I want all the friggin' time, but I was serious about not getting any others...that mess HURTS!!!!!!!!! The footprint idea is cute!

  12. ooohh, doritos. I forgot about those. yum. I'm following you now.

  13. Hahaha...My answers included Doritos, too! I am a new follower! Stop by sometime and follow back, if you'd like! It's my new blog, so not too much content yet, but I am adding to it regularly and am planning a giveaway when I reach 100 followers!
    Have a great weekend!

  14. HAHA...I've got really low blood pressure too. When I was at the doctor for my checkup recently, the nurse said, "are you okay hon, are you gonna pass out?" Now I have an excuse to eat some salty treats ;)

  15. Doritos and a beer. What could be a better combination.

  16. I LOVE the idea to tell your kids you were in youth groups. Awesome. You were so creative with these answers I couldn't stop reading.

    I'm following :)


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