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Five Question Friday!! 7/15/11

Holy Hannah Banana...I almost forgot!

*la la la la* *ahem* *mi mi mi mi*

Happy Birthday to you (on the 13th...)
Happy Birthday to you (on the 13th...)
Happy Birthday Dear Little Brother (who's really not so little at 6'4"...)
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuu!!!

Happy Birthday, Lil Bro! I'm sorry I neglected to do this on your actual day! You are (the best...shhhhh, don't tell the others) 1/3 of the bestest brothers a girl could ever have! Hope your day was as fabulous as you are!

Speaking of would have been Verd's 47th birthday, and it is also the Mr.'s sister's birthday. To help her celebrate and to celebrate the birth of a wonderful man that was taken way too soon (grief post coming up...), we are hangin' with the Mr.'s fam tonight!

Okay, onto the Five Question Friday par-TAY!

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

Questions for Friday, July 14th: (Special thanks to @katieb38, @trooppetrie, @Simply_BC,@PardonMyDust, and @RachelR77 for their question suggestions! I'd love to link YOU in a future 5QF, so head on over to my community or shout 'em out to me on Twitter, remember to@5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF!)

1. If you knew your best friend's spouse was cheating on her or him, would you tell her (him)?

2. Soda in a can or a bottle?

3. What do you wash first, hair or body?

4. What advice would you give to any new mama?

5. What is your best hangover remedy?


1. If you knew your best friend's spouse was cheating on her or him, would you tell her (him)?

Ugh. This is a hard one.

'Cuz, you know how sometimes it's the messenger that gets shot? Yeah, I dunno.

I'd really have to contemplate this one. Not because I would want to be deceitful, but because I would have to truly determine if it were my place to tell her.

If I think about what I would want done, yes, I would want my best friend to tell me. So, with that said, I think I would tell her.

Ugh. Maybe not. I hate hurting people. I never, ever, ever repeat mean/nasty/bad things I hear about my loved ones because I don't want to hurt them. And, what's the purpose of telling someone something hurtful?

What's the gain?

Who benefits from hearing negative things about themselves? (And, I'm not talking constructive critiscism...I'm talking downright negatives.)

Whoa. Deep question.

2. Soda in a can or a bottle?

Siiiiiggggghhhhhh...Pam, Pam, Pam. Pop. It's POP, not soda. How many times must I tell you, dear friend? ;)

Actually, I choose "none of the above".

My favorite form of POP is fountain POP. Specifically, ice cold Coke from McDonald's.


Great. Now I want one.

3. What do you wash first, hair or body?

Dude, I'm totally a hair first, kinda girl.

I've got a lot of hair, so I wash it and get quite the lather going, then while I'm rinsing, I start on the ol' bod.

Head to toe, ending with my face and my Clarisonic!

Wow. Don't you feel so enlightened knowing that about me?!

Awkward. *blushes*

Moving on...

4. What advice would you give to any new mama?

Throw away your clock!!!

Ain't nothing good ever come from clock watchin'! Or something.

Seriously, sweet young mother, toss the clock. Watch your baby instead! If he acts hungry, feed him (even if it's only been an hour)...except in those early days. Every two hour feedings. WAKE THE BABY! You'll be happier at night.

Oh, and most of all...enjoy it.

Savor it.

Soak it in.

Inhale every. single. second.

Don't rush the milestones.

Take it from me, the lady who put her newborn baby boy to sleep one night, and when she woke up, he was 15 and had a girlfriend and drove a car and had a job.


5. What is your best hangover remedy?

Once upon a time, when I did stupid things like drink entire bottles of Captain Morgan (Wait. Clarification...not entire bottleS. No plural. Did it once. That was enough. Forever and ever amen. I hate than damn Captain...) I had a fool proof hangover remedy.

That is, once I could stop vomiting long enough to get some. (Yes, I am NOT a "good drinker" there such a thing?)

My remedy?

KFC mashed potatoes and gravy.

Worked everytime.

However...the tides have changed. Now, if I'm feelin' punk after a night of fun (which happens, what...once every 2-5 years?!), I want (see above answer to #2) an ice cold Coke and some fries from McDonald's.

Please and thank you!


Hope you all have wonderful weekends! I'm a workin' girl this weekend. Wait. Er...that sounds SOOOOO wrong! I mean, I have to work this weekend. You know, at my L&D gig.

Phew. Glad we cleared that up! ;)


  1. You're lucky that you woke up and only one was driving, etc...when I woke up, even the baby had gone off to college leaving me here with this man. LOL

  2. Thank you for your 5Qf's! I also love the link for the blog hop! I am hosting a giveaway on my blog for anyone interested! Have a great weekend and thanks for the great ideas : ))

  3. The neatest thing for me in blogland is being able to hear/learn from other mommy's that have been there and done that. I have really taken everyone's advice to savor it while they are little. They are only little once. Thanks for hosting, as always entertaining way to get through the day before the weekend.

  4. Happy Birthday to your lil' bro. It's nice to have a sibling who's close to you.

  5. That's great advice about just throwing away your clock! Worry about how much sleep you get will get you no where but pissed off. I love your blog!

  6. POP. POP. POP. POP. POP. Yes, M....this is just ONE OF the reason I love you. :)

  7. Had fun reading yours and writing my answers! Thanks for doing this:)
    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all!

  8. Oh yes, I compeltely forgot about waking the baby... I'm all about taking cues from the baby - we have enough instincts to figure out what it is they need that no book can ever teach you!

  9. YES.....its POP! Ha....Love having fellow Minnesotans here in blogland!
    Great Answers, almost identical to mine! Ha...great minds must think alike. Or its the MN connection we have.

  10. you are my kind of girl right down to the fries and coke!Yip, that whole baby and schedule thing? PLLLEEAASSEEEE!! My first I tried the whole schedule thing and had major postpardum and a baby that I nearly starved. Not knowing being a first time still makes me sick to my stomach thinking about it!

  11. Thanks for hosting. I'm anew follower and I added the hop to my post today.

    Totally agree with your mama/baby advice :)

  12. Joining 5QF for the first time!! Check out my answers here.

    Zelma @ Zelma's Workshop

  13. Happy Birthday to your bro! I tried to follow a clock. I agree throw it away!

  14. Another great week!! I missed last week, but I am back again this week! Really great questions this week! I enjoyed answering them!

    Mandy @ Atlanta Military Mom

  15. here in New Zealand we call pop or soda soft drinks or fizzy :)

  16. I agree with what you said about new moms--time does go by so fast. I can't believe my baby is 8!

  17. Happy birthday to your bro! :)
    And I'm with's POP!
    Great advice to new moms, too. You're such a sharp cookie! ;)

  18. We call it coke... even if it's dr. pepper. haha! so funny how everyone calls it something different :)


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