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Five Question Friday!! 8/26/11

Well, I've gotta sure feels good to be done with school shopping! I thoroughly enjoyed my days with each of my 4 school-aged kids, but wowza. That was hard on the pocket book...and the waistline.

But "Captain America" (I know, I know...I already said it was good before) was amazing. And coming from an "anti-Sci-Fi" girl like myself, that's really saying something! ('Course, it didn't hurt that Captain America was rather dashing in that patriotic suit...)

It's the Mr.'s 20th Class Reunion on Saturday. To say I'm looking forward to it would be...well, it would be the biggest ding, dang lie in the history of lying.

I ain't lookin' forward it.

So wish me luck.

Okay, onto Five Question Friday!

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear on Friday morning (on a "new" post...a post with my answers to the questions...), and link up!

Questions for Friday, August 26th: (Special thanks to Liz, Sandy, @gasfamily, @trooppetrie and @MarandaLamping for their question suggestions! I would LOVE to link YOU in a future 5QF, so c'mon over to my community, or watch for my Thursday morning shout out on Twitter--if you go the Twitter route, remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF! Thanks friends!)

1. Did you make any fun purchases this week?

2. If you could go to any musical concert, what would it be?

3. What is your least fav/ most fav house chore?

4. Would you prefer new appliances or clothes?

5. Miracle Whip or Mayo?


1. Did you make any fun purchases this week? know that statement above? The one about school shopping?

Yeah, I did nothing but make fun purchases this week. 'Course, they're (kinda) necessary fun purchases, but I enjoy buying new clothes for my kids.


I did buy something fun. There's a little story behind it...

So, I have...well, know...okay, so my upper half is slightly difficult to clothe with clothes one finds in stores. Often times, retailers don't carry my size because it's not terribly common, and those that do? Well, I need a loan to buy those bras.

Macy's is my sweet spot...and because my bra size isn't common, I can often times find smashing deals on bras (no loans needed) there. (Hello, Wacoal. I love you.)

Well, I was shopping with my mom one day when she mentioned that I'll probably want a "functional" swimming suit for my brother's wedding in Mexico. I actually found a "bra sized" tankini in MY size. But no matching bottoms in my size. And, the top was 66 bucks on sale.

Not my kinda deal.

I was in and out of Macy's several times over several weeks and nada. Still 66 bucks.

Then, on Dubya and Mom day, I spotted signs littered all over the swim suit section that read "$19.99"...and I thought to myself, "Self, no way. Not THE suit. You couldn't be that lucky."

I went to check it out and low and behold there it was. THE suit. The tankini (top) for $19.99. AND, to sweeten the deal? The bottoms had magically appeared in MY size, too. PLUS, I had a 20% off coupon.

It was like Jesus was talking right to me, saying..."DO IT." And, if Jesus tells you to do something, you best listen.

So I did.

My entire suit was 30 bucks. Woo hoo!!!

It reminds me of this story. Patience pays off, my friends. Sometimes.

2. If you could go to any musical concert, what would it be?

Oh my, I didn't even have to think about this one for one nano second.

The Zac Brown Band.

And, if I could put together my dream concert, The Zac Brown Band and Jimmy a tropical location.

With me in the front row.

3. What is your least fav/ most fav house chore?

Um..."most fav" house chore?

Pretty sure I don't have one. I hate them all. Yes, I know "hate" is a strong word...let me rephrase that...

I REALLY hate them.

But I guess, to play fair, I could pick one.

Folding towels. That'd be my fave.

Least fave?

Folding socks.

I loathe socks. No, no...scratch that. I HATE folding socks. I'm looking into a new way of sock sorting, cleaning, washing, replenishing...I'll let you know how it goes. (pour the gasoline on the pile of socks...step away...light a match...) ;)

4. Would you prefer new appliances or clothes?

Heavens to Betsy. (Who's Besty?) You know you're an old lady when you consider saying "appliances".

And, you know you're REALLY old when you would actually choose "appliances".

However, that comes with conditions. If I can get a house remodel to go with those appliances, then no question. I'd pick them.

If, on the other hand, you'd make me squeeze bright, shiny, fancy, new appliances into the grubby old space we have right now?

Totally goin' with the clothes, then. No contest.

5. Miracle Whip or Mayo?

Mayo is dead to me.

And Miracle Whip is the fruit of my existence.
The balm of my being. It completes me.
(Er...dramatic, much?)

Seriously. Guys. They even say it on TV..."A sandwich just isn't a sandwich without the tangy zip of Miracle Whip."

How can you deny that?

I can't.

On both slices of bread, please.


Over 'n out, my friends! I hope you have a good weekend...remember, wish me luck for Saturday.


  1. I would love to go to a Zach Brown Band concert. It is kind of neat they are from the area that I live now.

  2. Yeah, I don't have any fave household chores either. I hate them all! But Miracle Whip? Ew. LOL

  3. I don't even fold the socks....they just get thrown into this organizer in my drawer. I can never find all the kids socks...hmmm. hubby is a he does his own.
    And I always thought until now that Miracle Whip WAS mayo???

  4. I have always said that if we win the lottery, the only thing I want is a sock vending machine! Just push a button and out comes a fresh, new pair of socks. I hate folding socks!

    I'm right there with you on the Miracle Whip! Yum!

  5. HAHAHA! Well if Jesus is telling you to do something...HA!

    I must be really old because I want a new oven.

    And Mayo... oh.yes.please.

  6. And by MAYO I mean MIRACLE WHIP because my whole life I thought they were the same thing.

  7. congrats on such a great bathing suit deal... I totally need to find one but can't ... deal or not :)

  8. I love Zac Brown Band and I can't believe it.....I put Jimmy Buffett as well....yes I am a parrothead.

    I found your 5QF through another blog and this is my first time here....thank you for hosting this fun theme day.It's so much fun to learn about others this way.

    ~Bibi @ Queen Of Average~

  9. I've heard Zac Brown Band is an awesome concert.

  10. Socks! @##%^^%!!! It's easier just to buy new socks! And sometimes I do.

  11. Zac Brown came to sing at the Smoky's Stadium in Sevierville, TN a couple of months ago. My daughter is a FANATIC about ZBB. Well, she is at work at Smoky Mountain Knife Works and a salesman calls her and says "Zac Brown is out here buying knives if you want to meet him." Talk about major freak out for her. She obviously said yes. She does the Knife Works Facebook page so she was able to get his picture to post on FB on there page. He was real nice about it. She had the time of her life at the concert that night.

  12. HEY!! I chose appliances!! But I'm weird, and I have my reasons. Those reasons being: I'm weird.

    Read it to find out! Click here for the post

    Zelma @ Zelma's Workshop

  13. Wacoal rocks! I love their bras, the only ones that truly give any support and they are a little on the pricey side, but they can be reasonable too :)

    Oh and socks.... here's how I roll with socks.... I buy my husband a bunch of socks - ALL THE SAME COLOR, ALL THE SAME BRAND, etc. So, no having to look to see if the darn things match!!!

  14. Ohhhhh, M! I totally envy your undying love of all things miracle whip. I do miss that tangy zip. But alas, the gfree girl in me says its a no-no.

    Thanks fo rhte heads-up on the bathing suit sale at Macy's!!! I need a new one REALLY bad!

  15. :( for some reason i can't link up, when i put my blog link in it says it's already been entered, but i never enetered it so i don't know why it owuld say that

  16. I've never quite figured out the blog hop thing but your site actually has some directions. I'm too late for this one but I'm getting really, really close to giving it a try!


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