Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Better late than never! Sneaking into the Wednesday Hodgepodge today...

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1. What makes you stand to your feet and cheer?

2 words: Touchdown Michigan!

I jump, I cheer.
I've even been known to flash my breasts to the TV to reward the collegiate athletes for exceptional performances.

I've scaled back in recent years, since it's now more of a punishment than a reward.

2. What's your favorite patriotic song?

It's a tie between Proud to be an American and America the Beautiful. 

But Edelweiss is also in the running. 

(Yes, I know it's a song about a flower in Austria. And yes, I also know that it was written for The Sound of Music, making it more of a show tune than an actual anthem or patriotic song. So sue me.)

3. Do you believe that opposites attract? If you have a significant other are you opposites?

I do have an other whom I consider to be significant. And there are many facets of our personalities that are quite different.

A few examples, if you like:
1) Say we've just returned from a trip. I immediately lay down on the couch and "recover", assuming that my suitcase will unpack itself sometime in the next week. 
He comes into the living room 15 minutes later letting me know he's unpacked and asking if we should start some laundry. 
Bottom line: I procrastinate, he does not.

2) We have ice cream in the house. I eat it immediately, he "saves" it for when he really has a craving. This means he rarely gets any ice cream, because I've eaten it all.
Bottom line: He can delay gratification. I cannot.

3) Josh says that he thinks he needs to drop a couple pounds. He snacks on applesauce instead of chips for two nights, goes for one run, and says "mission accomplished". I say I need to lose a couple pounds. I restrict my diet to all things cardboard and tasteless, work out extra hard, and lose the pounds a couple weeks later. Then I have one day of "normal" eating, and they're back the next morning.
Bottom line: I hate him.

But I would say that we are quite like-minded on the important things: religion, politics, and finances. I'm not sure how a marriage can survive opposition on those points, though I'm sure it's been done before.

4. You're going to get a behind the scenes look someplace...where would you like that someplace to be?
Josh's work, hands down.
I want to know what the heck goes on over there that takes 14 hours a day to do.
And I want to know all of that stuff he can't tell me because it's "classified".

I hope they know that the same guy they trust with classified information laughs out loud at Homer Simpson. 

5. How far would you have to travel to ride a carousel (merry-go-round)?

There might be one closer, but to be sure I'd say about an hour to Raleigh. There's one in a mall.

6. When was the last time you saw fireworks? What was the occasion? Do you enjoy fireworks?

Disney World! I could give or take them, but I remember how awesome they were when I was a child, so I like taking the kids to see them.

7. Of all the 'beauty products' you own, what item do you consider to be the most overpriced?

I'm totally cheap. So if it's way overpriced I just wont buy it.
I don't wear very much makeup, but I've been using some mineral makeup for the last couple of years. It came with some primer that I really liked, but ever since I ran out of it I've been trying cheaper alternatives. I think I've finally come to the conclusion that I don't like any of the others and I'm just going to suck it up and pay for the stuff I like.

Oh, and it's about $20.
I know, I know.
I'm living on the edge.

Here, this will make you laugh. This is my eyeliner.

Think it's time to call it quits for this little nubbin?
He's been working faithfully for me since about 2008.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

If you think that eyeliner is bad, I also own a pair of shorts that have been around since my freshman year of high school. They are althletic shorts, and my mom and sister make fun of me all the time for still owning them.
This is why I keep them.

Unfortunately the seam in the back is showing some wear. It might be time to retire them.



Corie said...

At this point I might actually miss those hideous shorts! They may have even started off being mine??

LynnMarie said...

Way to funny answers here today thanks for the laugh!

Suzanne McClendon said...

I loved your responses, especially to the question about opposites. You had such funny answers.

I'm visiting from Wednesday HodgePodge. Have a great day!

Tammy Doane said...

My step-son is a huge Michigan fan!!! I love the answers to the question about opposites.

Joyce said...

I love your opposite examples...my hubs is not in a classified military role but he travels, packs, and unpacks like he is. I am like you-a long weekend away requires three days on the couch for recovery.

kate said...

so unpacking can be done quickly and not drawn out through the first week home as each day you pull what you need from the suitcase until it's pretty well unpacked except the dirty clothes? ... huh.

Heather and Scott said...

More of a punishment than a reward? I'm thinking Josh would disagree with you on this as well. :):). Thanks for the laugh. :)

Amiee said...

Yay for you for still fitting into those ratty shorts! I'm afraid I can't say the same for mine :(

Taylor said...

hi, you're cute

Christina said...

Your answer to question one is one of my all-time favorite things you have said on your blog. You are one of the funniest, for sure!!

Nicole said...

buy new makeup! Stuff over 1 year...or 3 is not quality anymore :0

Oh and I about fell out of my seat w/ laughter at the flashing TV comment.