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Five Question Friday! 9/28/12

Fer cryin' in the mud...I  tell you what. This "coping mechanism" of mine? The one in which, when I get stressed out, I just want to sleep? Yeah, it's sorta inconvenient.

It's like I'm a freakin' ostrich or something, and just wanna put my head in the sand until it's all over. Or, just cozy into a cave and sleep it away, like a bear in the winter. I wish I was one of those people who either 1. run for a stress reliever (running makes me more stressed out) or 2. cleaned like crazy when they get stressed. But no, Instead, I just want to pull the blankets over my head and sleep it away.

Anyway...enough gripin'! Let's get to the questions!

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 so stressed out they are sound asleep.

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, September 28th: (Special thanks to 
Kate (@KatieB38) from Kate's LifeErin (@emenchho1) from The Life and Times of E1, Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, Maranda (@MarandaLamping) from Maranda Lamping, and Sandy (@PardonMyDust) from Pardon My Dust 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. Do you prefer to drive to your vacation spot or fly?

2. If you could live any where in the world, where would you go and why?

3. Should grown women wear leggings?

4. If you could change your name to any other name, would you? And what would it be?

5. What magazines to you have subscriptions to?


1. Do you prefer to drive to your vacation spot or fly?
Drive. I really (really really really) don't like flying. Like, it's come to the point where I take a little sedative (aka "Valium") to get me through. You know, I don't really consider myself an anxious person, but good golly...put me on a plane and all my crazies come out.

Every little bump? "THE PLANE IS GOIN' DOWN!!!!!" Every little jostle? "LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL!!!"

It's white knuckles all the way up and all the way down. While I'm in the air? I'm decent. I wouldn't go so far as to say I "enjoy" it, but I can actually tuck the crazies away into the dark recesses of my mind...until descent.

When they come back in full force.

So, yes. Drive. Which makes those overseas trips a little inconvenient.

2. If you could live any where in the world, where would you go and why?

I've been dreaming, lately, of living in Colorado. Oodles of sunshine. Snow, but not too much, mountains galore.

Here, let me show you some links to the homes I'd like to purchase...hold please while I find them.

There's this humble dwelling, that my oldest is in love with.

Then there's this totally budget priced cozy little home.

Okay, so you know what's bad? I look at those multimillion dollar homes and scrunch up my nose and say, "Meh. I don't like those cupboards." A gazillion dollar home and it still isn't good enough for me.

My poor husband.

3. Should grown women wear leggings?

I say yes. If you can pull it off, do it! Of course, this is coming from a grown woman who owns leggings but still feels slightly less than confident in them.

It's like the thought I had the other day when I say a grown woman sporting what looked like was supposed to be a trendy high side ponytail. I was all (in my head, of course) "Lady. If you were old enough to sport that trend the first time around, you're too old for it now."

And yet, I'm still planning on wearing my leggings again.

How hypocritical is that?!

Hey. At least I don't wear high side ponies or, even worse, pig tails.

4. If you could change your name to any other name, would you? And what would it be?


No, maybe Olga.

Okay, kidding. Yes, I would change my name. But to what? I'm not sure. Something that stands the test of "Maria" or "Charlotte" or maybe "Cecilia".

5. What magazines to you have subscriptions to?

Once upon a time I was a People magazine junky and had a subscription. Then, there were too many stories about real people when all I wanted was the celebrity dish and it turned out that I didn't really care about those everyday people that lost a 100 pounds. I mean, I'm proud of them and all but what I really wanted was to find out things like, "Why did Brad and Jennifer get divorced?" and "What on earth possessed Gwenyth to name her baby Apple?".

So, I cancelled it and now only buy it when there are headlines like, "Prince Harry Photographed Naked!" and "Kate and Will...Scandal in the Palace". 

Okay, not real titles, but totally the things that draw me in.

I do have a mystery subscription though. InStyle magazine began showing up in my mailbox a few months ago. You know what magazines like that do to me? They make me drool all over their pages at the hot new styles and then weep, because I'll never be able to pull off those hipster looks without it looking like, "Oh, hey. There's mama. Looks like she's trying out a hipster new look."

Yeah, it just doesn't come natural to me. I'm more of yoga pants and t-shirt kinda girl and when I wear anything but that, people say, "Oh. Where are you going?" And I'm all, "So?! I can wear this cute sweater to the store just like all the other moms!" 

Or not. I really do like to dress nice when I go out...but if I'm home alone or schlepping around after kids? Yoga pants it is. Express yoga pants, preferably. Now...I just need some cute long shirts to wear with them...any suggestions?


And now, my weekend of work begins! Wish me luck.


  1. Can't find your blog hop but I did my 5Q friday :) yours is always awesome hehehee

  2. Hey Mama M.... I COMPLETELY understand your sleeping to avoid things. I do exactly the same thing. It's my way of not dealing with stuff until I really need to.

    Happy Friday!

  3. thanks for hosting...yes I'd rather drive too babe.

  4. I had to giggle at your name choices. My original middle name was Maria, but it was supposed to be Marina, just the pencil pushers filed it without the n. That's why I never liked my middle name; it was a typo! My full confirmed Catholic name is Maria Cecilia. It's silly to me because if they hadn't made the mistake on my birth certificate, I couldn't have been baptized!

    But Olga's not bad...Good food! :)

  5. I don't know where you got this crazy idea that Colorado doesn't have "too much" snow. I suppose compared to say.... Antarctica, it may not have "too much" but it has plenty. I promise you that.

  6. The People magazine thing totally made me spit my soda out of my mouth! I just told my mom that very reason not all that long ago! lol I read Readers Digest for the 'human interest stories'. But Keep People trashy! hahaha


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