ME! On Saturday, besides hunting for ghosts, I was given an award from our good buddy Shady Dell. He was given the award from a couple of blog followers of his who have good taste! He passed it over to me and a few other friends. It's called:
1. What was your first job and did you enjoy it?
My first real...not the hellatious job of babysitting that I had to do for cash until I turned 16....was a candy counter girl at a movie theater...and I LOVED IT!! Maybe it was the fact I could see all the movies for free and give passes to family...or maybe it was the other kids I worked with...or maybe it was all the popcorn I ate for free! I also gave free popcorn to my friends who came back to the counter with an empty container...hey, we inventoried the popcorn containers...not the popcorn! Whoops, maybe I shouldn't tell anyone that. Let this be our secret...OK?
2. Do you have a collection....what is it?
3. What is your default "too lazy to cook" meal? Probably pizza, or something from the A&W rootbeer stand in the summer. Sometimes KFC fills in for me too!
4. What is your favorite thing to wear that you always feel fantastic in? My work scrubs...NOT! Just kidding..it would be a pair of jeans that I've had forever..I love them because they are soft, comfy, fit good and are worn and torn on the cuffs....sorry, that's just how I roll!
5. Summer? Fall? Winter? Spring? I would have to say Fall. I love when the leaves change and the air is cool and crisp after a hot and humid summer. I love pumpkins, and Halloween, witches, and candy corn. I love Fall even though I know what comes next!
6. What is your favorite moment in history? This was a hard question to answer. There are so many great times in history that have made big impacts on our life and lifestyles. The Vietnam era played a big part of my teen years. Having brothers who served and seeing how that time affected my parents and our family life. It wasn't the greatest time for them, but having my brothers come home safe and healthy...that was the good part. I was, and still am, very proud of them.
7. What is the one song that without a doubt always puts you in a good mood? John Denver's "Country Road"...I love John Denver...ask anyone at work. Yes, I'm weird.
8. If you had to pick one, would it be the Beatles....or the Rolling Stones. This is easy peasy....I'm a die hard Beatles lover and I hated the Stones when they first came out because I thought they were going to put the Beatles out of business...Hahaha! Who knew that they would all (the living ones) still be singing at age 65 and older!
9. Do you have any hidden talents or abilities for anything in particular? If so, what are they? Well, I'm pretty good at helping do total knee replacements and gall bladder surgery...not that anyone ever asks to see me do that. I can't sing, dance, draw, or sew. But I'm perfect at admiring others who do have those abilities!
10. What was a favorite vacation? A few years ago we went to Alaska and I absolutely loved it. We had the best time and saw the most amazing scenery and wildlife and met great people. That same year I was able to go with my Mom to Ellis Island in New York and see my Grandparents name on the wall that's there to honor immigrants who came through Ellis. Mom was able to see where her Mother and Father came to this country and experience just a small bit of how they must have felt. It was very moving and as I stood on the island and looked across the water at New York City I marveled at the beauty of this city and thought I truly was blessed to go from sea to shining sea that year and see how wonderful our country is and how grateful to my ancestors for making the trip! Well, those are the questions I chose to answer. I'm now suppose to pick blogs for this award and have them also answer questions. Most blogs I follow have tons of followers or don't want awards. I'm only going to pick one this time and it's my friend Stacy at the Crawford Family Weekly blog. I hope that's OK Stacy! I talked her into blogging..(I think). Anyway, I think every blog I follow is award winning. I started blogging 5 years ago and I've met some really talented and fun bloggers. I was really surprised how fun this turned out to be. Many times I've heard people say: "I wouldn't be able to blog...I have nothing to write about." Seriously? Everyone has a story! You just need to tell it...write it and they will come...you just might be surprised at who you meet!