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Five Question Friday!! 9/9/11

I'm starting out my day staring down the barrel of a 12 hour work day.


For a girl who works 8 hour shifts, 12 hours is torture. However, I have an awesome job...helping to bring babies into the world is an incredible task!

Gonna be a busy weekend...Craft Fair on Saturday, photo shoot with a co-worker's daughter Saturday evening, family stuff Sunday morning, then a funeral Sunday evening. The funeral is of a man who fought an incredible battle with brain cancer. I used to work with his wife and I so admire their love of life and their ferocity at battling that horrible beast.

Okay...let's get the ol' blog hop going!!

Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear tomorrow morning and link up!! It's fun to read what other people have to feel free to hop around and visit your fellow linker-uppers!

Wanna try something new this week? Feel free to shout out your answers on Twitter...a 140 character challenge for you! (Of course, you'll hafta answer one question at a time!)

Questions for Friday, September 9th: (Special thanks
to @katieb38, @LauraPankratz, @Lovely_Lici, @trooppetrie, and @gasfamily for their question suggestions! I would LOVE to link YOU in a future 5QF and appreciate all of your question suggestions! You can submit your question in my community or watch for my Thursday Twitter shout out! If replying via Twitter, remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF!)

1. What ringtone do you have on your cell phone?

2. What is your favorite memory from this summer?

3. Paper books or ebooks?

4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why?

5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend?


1. What ringtone do you have on your cell phone?

Oh boy...I'm gonna knock your socks off with this one. It is SO unique!

Are you ready?

It's the "Generic iPhone Ringtone". Which means, when I'm out and public and hear that "do-do-dodo-do-do-do-do" I, and 89% of the people around me, start searching our pockets, purses, jackets, stroller cup holders, for our phones. But only one of us is the lucky winner.

And it's usually not me.

2. What is your favorite memory from this summer?

Lot's of good memories this summer, but the best would have to be our weekend at the cabin in Bemidji with the Pal's baseball tournament.

That was good stuff. Family time, bonding, campfires, gorgeous nights, fishing, giant sunfish, ice cream cones at dark, swimming, sleeping in, having fun. An awesome addition to our summer...and it was a totally last minute thing!

Even better! I could go for another one of those vacations next year. Unless, of course, we decide to do my harebrained idea of driving to Disney and camping in Fort Wilderness.

Oh, yeah...I hadn't yet told you about that idea.

3. Paper books or ebooks?

Well, since I've got nothin' to read an ebook on (reason 4,485 of why I'm pining for an iPad) I'm gonna go with paper. Although, to be honest with you, I haven't been reading much. I used to be an avid...a voracious reader.

It was my escape. My outlet.

Then I discovered blogs and blogging and, well, my book reading has gone by the wayside.

OH!! WAIT! I lied...I guess I can read on my iPhone. But, I only did that once, with The Pioneer Woman's online version of "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels". And lemme tell ya...reading that much on a tiny little iPhone screen?

It ain't much fun. But it's a whole lot easier than snuggling up with your computer and reading while you're in bed! ;)

4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why?

Is it cheating if I say "kitchen"? ('Cuz really, that's "whole bunch of things" upgrade...)

No? It's not? (If it is, keep your mouth shut.)

Okay then, I'll say "kitchen". I'm really, really, really, really, really, really (you get the idea) hoping that 2012 brings with it a kitchen/home remodel. Like, REALLY hoping. We need it.

Our home has so much potential, but it just doesn't flow. It doesn't work. So, I'd like to make it work. Make it more "user friendly", so to speak.

Wish me luck...I need to convince the Mr.

5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend?

Well, I was a little what you'd call "boy crazy" when I was younger. I often times had boyfriends...hard to classify any of them as "serious". Except, of course, The Pal's dad.

I guess you could say that was serious since, well, since The Pal is here.

I really wish I could impress upon teenagers how (usually...I know there are exceptions, like those serious Kindergarten romances) the "love of your life" when you are 15, 16, 17, really is just a stepping stone. Not to take those relationships so seriously and to have fun with your close friends...because THEY are the ones you will likely have forever.

But they wouldn't listen anyway. So, I'll just keep thinking it in my head. ;)


Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Can't wait to hear about (well, read about!) your Fort Wildnerness idea! I once camped there...let me just say, it rains a lot in Florida. Every time I've ever been to FL it has rained. Camping in a flooded park (i.e. also a tent that started leaking due to all the rain) on the outskirts of Disney is not fun. Add in getting lost in the park trying to take the bus system back to the campsite. Get my drift? haha I would spend the extra and stay at a hotel!

  2. I just had to come read your answers after what you posted on mine :-D Gotta say though, I agree with you! Marrying your HS sweetheart is rare... Guess we are a "rare" thing ;-)

  3. I have the generic ring tone on mine too. I can't figure out how to get something different on it!

    That cabin in Bemidji sounded awesome, how fun!

  4. So right there with ya on the whole boyfriend thing! Thanks for the linky!

  5. First, thank you for setting up FQF! It really is fun, and it is amazingly wonderful when I don't have any orginal thoughts of my own. It's a great writing prompt. So thank you for doing this!

    I hope your 12 hour shift goes fast so you can get on to your weekend, you sound busy!

    I used to be a bigger reader than I am now that I'm a blog reader, but I still make myself read every night before I fall asleep...I usually only make it a page or so though so I'm not making much progress.

    Have a good weekend and thank you again!

  6. I'm a new follower this week! I definitely want a new kitchen, too. I have it all planned out in my head.

    april@Party of Five

  7. We just got a new kitchen, not a fancy one but definitely an updated one! Have a great weekend!

  8. Thanks for hosting the hop! I would love a new kitchen, too, but I would want to make it the size of my living room, plus my kitchen, now, so I would just have to get a whole house upgrade. Does that count? :)

  9. Everyone seems to be picking the kitchen or some part of a kitchen, lol.
    Loved your answer about the ring tones.

  10. I hope that your workday goes well! 12 hours is forever when you are used to 8

    Your ringtone thing cracked me up! I have seen quite a few people looking for their phones with only one winner... some look happy they weren't the winner!

    Kitchen upgrades are always so nice!

  11. So I posted my answers and then came back to read yours... I was totally laughing because I also picked "Kitchen" as an upgrade... I hope you get that dream kitchen!! :D Blessings to you. Thanks for doing this fun little blog hop.

  12. What a fun link-up! Found you via Mommy's Lounge. I might join in next week:)

  13. I don't know...I started dating my husband when I was 17. Of course he wasn't, but still. Now I'm about to be 24 and we are still happy as ever.

  14. I don't have any special ringtone either so I'm never sure if it's mine or someone else's ringing!

    And I'm one of those exceptions - my hubby and I started dating when I was 16..and we've been together for 23 years. :)


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