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Five Question Friday!! 8/17/12

Hello!! First of all, I want to wish my baby boy a very happy 7th birthday!!! We love you Hambone! (His birthday post will come soon!!)

Funny how we can go from record highs to fall weather in the blink of an eye...summer is going TOO FAST!!!!!

We're currently on our "end of summer hurrah"...our annual family get together which pretty much marks the end of summer. Sad face.

Anyway, I'm typing this on my phone, as I'm in the land of no wifi, so umma make this short and sweet! I'll try to answer the questions myself on Sunday, but the kinky should be all set up and tray to go for YOU!

Here we go...

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy post or if you've suddenly discovered your muses are wrapped up in family gatherings!


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

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, August 10th: (Special thanks to Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, Kate (@katieb38) from Kate's Life, Lady Gas (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family, Melissa (@Melissa_M80) and me for these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so come on over to my community or watch for my Thursday afternoon shout out for questions on Twitter and offer up your best question suggestions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. What's the one thing you buy every time you walk into the store?

2. If you had a day all to yourself how would you spend it?

3. Are you a speed limit driver? If not, over or under?

4. What's your favorite dessert to make, homemade or from a mix??

5. Would you rather have a spider or a mouse scurry across your face (no copping out and saying "neither!!")?


Comments

  1. Great questions, Happy Birthday to your son.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your boy!

    P.S. - The spider and mouse question, gave me the willy's!!

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  3. Summer... going too fast? Oh, I need to move to where you live! I'm in New Orleans and we're still hot. We only have two seasons...

    Summer and Summer Lite!

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  4. hahaha, the "kinky" is up! Sorry, couldn't resist!! ;)

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  5. Hope he had a happy birthday!
    After too many speeding tickets in my younger days, I now drive the speed limit!
    As a child, my hamster got loose one night and scurried across my face as I was sleeping. I jumped straight out of my bed.

    http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

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