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Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview?

Posted by Margerie (My Page) on
Wed, May 11, 05 at 11:56

There have been recent reports of boredom. Any takers for a friendly quiz? Just copy and paste the following questions and then fill in your answers. Rated PG please. And ok, I am weird because I like these kind of things!

Biggest phobia:

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's:

First car:

Favorite saying:

Best sports fantasy:

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day:

Favorite comfort food:

What your mom never found out:

Best hangover cure:

I am most confident when:

First job:

What my significant other appreciates in me:

What my significant other does not appreciate in me:

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent

Time you usually go to bed:

Perfect date would be:

Household chore you hate the most:

Where you were born:

Your best friend once told you:


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RE: Me first

OK I will try to go first. The copy and paste was harder than I thought!
Biggest phobia: Crabs and or roaches crawling on me (see where I was born)

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Feathered with the gutter in back, natural color (brown)

First car: Plymouth Satelitte

Favorite saying: "I'm not feeling the love"

Best sports fantasy: Mia Hamm in the 2000 olympic match

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: Judge Judy

Favorite comfort food: chocolate cake

What your mom never found out: there was a lot of alcohol consumed in high school, not so much in college

Best hangover cure: tuna fish sandwich first thing in the morning

I am most confident when: I get some exercise and a half hour to get ready in the morning

First job: Chuck E. Cheese I was the mouse, the little kids would grab my butt, I switched to salad bar

What my significant other appreciates in me: my sense of humor and general putting up with him

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: I have been known to have monthly bouts of grumpiness

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent Really hard one, but I would just give MIL a lot of valium.

Time you usually go to bed: 10:30pm

Perfect date would be: Dinner, dessert, shopping, hotel suite

Household chore you hate the most: dishes and other kitchen goop

Where you were born: Pascagoula, Mississippi

Your best friend once told you: I was the Emelda Marcos of underwear. I worked in the lingerie department at a department store in college and developed a habit of buying underwear.


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Biggest phobia: Martians

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Medium length, brown

First car: '69 Chevy Bel Air

Favorite saying: "You can't fix stupid"

Best sports fantasy: "Winning the Indy 500"

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: History Channel

Favorite comfort food: Whoppers

What your mom never found out: nothing

Best hangover cure: More Jack

I am most confident when: dumb question

First job: mowing lawns

What my significant other appreciates in me: everything!!!!!

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: nothing

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent. Cheap tent

Time you usually go to bed: 10:00 pm

Perfect date would be: you mean perfect date for me or for someone else. If it's the latter, the answer is obvious.

Household chore you hate the most: pick one

Where you were born: hospital

Your best friend once told you: I've had too much caffeine


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I misunderstood

I misunderstood the "Perfect Date" question. I thought you meant WHO would be the perfect date not WHAT would be the perfect date. Sorry.


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Yep, I'm bored. I'll play.

Biggest phobia: Heights. Hate 'em.

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Big bangs and a big perm, of course. Natural haircolor, though.

First car: A 1987 red 2-door Nissan Sentra with gray plastic seats.

Favorite saying: I can't think of one.

Best sports fantasy: I'm not telling you because you'll mock me once again and TNLady will have her image of me accentuated. ...okay, okay... it's figure skating. Go ahead. Laugh.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: HGTV and the History Channel.

Favorite comfort food: Velveeta Shells & Cheese and Doritos

What your mom never found out: Oh ouch. My secrets are coming out. My friends are I faked a car accident when I was in high school to scare our science teacher, whom we knew was coming behind us on an extremely dangerous roads in the Wallowa Mountains. I didn't do it, but my friends even squirted ketchup packets on themselves to look injured. Scared the snot out of the teacher. If my Mom ever found out she never said a word about it, and I feel guilty to this day whenever I think about it.

Best hangover cure: Oh sheesh, more mocking... okay, I've never needed a hangover cure ~ never been there.

I am most confident when: I'm wearing a denim jacket

First job: I spent four summers as a teenager weeding, hoeing and spraying grass seed fields in Eastern Oregon. We wore flip flops, lemon juice in our hair and minimum clothing in an attempt to get as tan and highlighted as possible. I still have flip-flop marks on my feet and I'm still waiting for the health ramifications on that one. First non-weed job was a summer selling hot dogs at Sea World in San Diego.

What my significant other appreciates in me: I'm darn funny, of course!

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: Sometimes I'm the only one who agrees that I am funny.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: I'll take the tent, thanks!

Time you usually go to bed: 11-midnight.

Perfect date would be: In Italy :)

Household chore you hate the most: Cooking. I really, truly hate to cook. I'd rather clean toilets than cook.

Where you were born: San Diego, CA

Your best friend once told you: Can't think of one here, either.

Who's next?


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Biggest phobia: spiders

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Well, I was in elementary and middle schools, so I had that generic little girl shoulder-length parted in the midde hair cut. It was my natural color, slightly reddish dark blond/light brown.

First car: 1992 Ford T-Bird - in turquoise.

Favorite saying: "If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough."

Best sports fantasy: Why would you fantasize about sports? Although, now that you mention it, I do like a nice handsome man in a football jersey.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: I would switch between the Sci-Fi Channel and the History Channel. And, people do know.

Favorite comfort food: Spicy chicken broth with good garlic croutons.

What your mom never found out: I'm sure there's a lot. After I started being honest with her, she learned to stop asking questions to which she didn't really want to know the answer.

Best hangover cure: I rarely get hangovers. When I do, nothing on earth will help save time, sleep, and asprin.

I am most confident when: Among friends.

First job: Free-lance copy writer, editor, and project developer for a small firm that produced children's educational software.

What my significant other appreciates in me: Sense of humor and extreme tolerance.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: Sense of humor and somewhat ascerbic tounge.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: Gimme the tent. I've done both, and I'd rather sleep outside than spend another month trapped in a house with my MIL, my Mother or my Grandmother.

Time you usually go to bed: Between 9:00pm and 4:00am. I'm a night-owl trying to conform to the rest of the world's schedule.

Perfect date would be: Wonderful dinner at one of the nice restaurants on River Street in Savannah, followed by a carriage tour of the squares and then spend the rest of the night walking barefoot on the beach. We haven't done that in years.

Household chore you hate the most: Cleaning windows.

Where you were born: Macon, Georgia, although my family was living in Monticello, GA at the time.

Your best friend once told you: My best non-DH friend once said, "Wow, you're like the perfect woman. You're like a guy, but with t*ts!"


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Biggest Phobia: Drowning

Hairstyle and color in the 80's: Perm, brown

First car: 1967 GTO

Favorite Saying: Life is a series of trade offs

Best Sports Fantasy: Breaking through the line of Red Rover

If no one knew, what would you watch on cable all day: Travel Channel

Favorite Comfort Food: Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

What your Mom never found out: I wore blue eye shadow

Best Hangover Cure: Wild Turkey

I am most confident when: I am employed (not being a HW)

First job: IRS

What my significant other appreciates in me: Decorating/entertaining skills

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: Negative outlook

Choose One: MIL or annoying relative stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: Cheap tent

Time you usually go to bed: 11:11

Perfect date would be: Mute

Household chore you hate the most: Unloading the dishwasher

Where you were born: Little mill town in the south, just about a mile from Texarkana, well, almost.

Your best friend once told you: "You're too nice for your own good."


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Biggest phobia: Besides insects? I can't sleep with a closet door open (that's a thread in itself) and I can have no extremities hanging over the side of the bed when sleeping.

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Big bangs, hairsprayed "wings" out the sides by my ears to make them fuller.

First car: 1988 Dodge Shadow that I successfully rallied to have repainted without paying a dime! (Ever see a Dodge Shadow with paint still on the hood? Factory defect, I'm told)

Favorite saying: I have so many...

Best sports fantasy: Sports fantasy myself? Or fantasy with a sports person? ;) hehe OK, winning the Daytona 500.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: HGTV and FoodTV

Favorite comfort food: Ruffles chips with Dean's French Onion Dip

What your mom never found out: She recently found out my trips to the teen dance club in high school were actually trips to Canada 20 minutes away for underaged bar hopping (legal age is 18 there) and driving home from a foreign country at midnight without getting caught.

Best hangover cure: Before bed, always ALWAYS take about 2-3 B12 vitamins and a few asprin. No hangover. I'm told if you forget, slam a RedBull in the AM (Main ingredient is B12). I don't drink anymore (since I became a mom!) so I haven't needed it for a long time. Except for one Nascar race a year or two ago.... again, a whole thread unto itself.

I am most confident when: I have a good hair day. Sad, isn't it?

First job: Busgirl at the exclusive Lochmoor Country Club. I judge quality service to what I learned there... best job I ever had (got to meet celebs, too...even spilled cream down the back of Bob Hope's famous green jacket while he was dining. Oops!)

What my significant other appreciates in me: The way we're raising our kids, and my cooking. Specifically, my lemon caper chicken with linguini and also my ribs that fall off the bone trying to eat them. And chili.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: My quirks (I have many), and my sometimes p!ssy attitude.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: MIL staying with me. We have a great relationship!

Time you usually go to bed: 1am (and wake at 6am... could explain the sometimes p!ssy attitude from above)

Perfect date would be: Any place quiet with my DH

Household chore you hate the most: LAUNDRY. I wish I was HALF the freak DaveNP was. Seriously.

Where you were born: Warren, MI

Your best friend once told you: You said keep it PG rated.


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Biggest phobia:
Claustro

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's:
Dark Brown - Uh, not much choice with thick, curly (frizzy) hair - lots of ponytails.

First car:
70's something Dodge colt

Favorite saying:
Life ain't fair, get used to it!

Best sports fantasy:
To dance like Paula Abdul (whom I actually met at cheer camp before the fame and the plastic surgery)

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day:
HGTV

Favorite comfort food:
Chocolate, of course!

What your mom never found out:
Can't think of anything she DIDN'T find out.

Best hangover cure:
McDonald's Egg McMuffin and OJ

I am most confident when:
Teaching.

First job:
Gopher at a RE development company. Now they knew how to party!

What my significant other appreciates in me:
Um, it's not rated PG so I'll skip it!

What my significant other does not appreciate in me:
My lack of organizational skills.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent:
TENT!

Time you usually go to bed:
10 or 11

Perfect date would be:
Eating take out Chinese food sitting on the beach.

Household chore you hate the most:
Putting laundry away.

Where you were born:
Weisbaden, Germany

Your best friend once told you:
I was told that I had beautiful eyelashes when I was in high school. Somewhere over the years, they seem to have disappeared.


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Biggest phobia: Heights when there is no railing (cliffs, catwalks, staging, etc.)

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Natural brown and long, maybe with a headband or barrette. Yes, I was a boring preppy.

First car: 1980 Ford Escort, manual everything, brown interior and exterior. I was the first of my friends to get a car, so it seemed cool at the time. And it was a gift. Thanks Dad.

Favorite saying: Currently? "I don't care if this is their "job", and no, I don't trust them to do it right" (said to DH at least once a day most recently about the ductwork installer and the insulators). If my life was normal (pre-house), my favorite saying (when I trying to be intellectual) was, "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality." My favorite saying, that people would most agree sounds like me is, "My idea of camping is a hotel without a concierge."

Best sports fantasy: Red Sox win the World Series. Oh, I guess that doesn't count anymore. I guess I need a new one. How about, the New York Yankees never win another World Series?

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: Nothing exciting. Sex and the City, Dr. Phil, HBO movies.

Favorite comfort food: Ice cream.

What your mom never found out: Why I stayed out all night one night in March 1986.

Best hangover cure: Sleep, lots of it.

I am most confident when: When my skin looks good. How sad.

First job: Working the bottle return at a huge liquor store. I smelled like a wino for 2 months. Thank God they let me go at the end of the summer when it slowed down. I got a respectable job as a sales clerk in the jewelry department of a store after that, where I met Ex-H.

What my significant other appreciates in me: My intelligence, that I am detail oriented, that I don't back down, that I'm determined. Also a few things I cannot publish here in case someone's kids are reading.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: That I am detail oriented and I don't back down (see the issue?). Oh, and I am picky. I also never let go of a grudge.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent. I've spent many a weekend with her. Not something I would care to do for 30 days. And I really hate tents. How about MIL visits for a month and SHE stays in the tent?

Time you usually go to bed: 11:30-12:30

Perfect date would be: Limo, dinner and dancing, a romantic walk on the beach.

Household chore you hate the most: Dusting

Where you were born: On the third floor of St. Joseph's hospital in Lowell, Massachusetts

Your best friend once told you: That she thinks I was her mother in a previous life.


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Oh, why not?????

Biggest phobia: crawling from a cave (claustrophobia), then falling from a ledge (heights) into water (drowning).

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Can't remember the 80s. :-) Probably curly and no gray strays.

First car: Brand new 1974 Toyota Corrola. Had it four months then totalled it.

Favorite saying: (sigh)

Best sports fantasy: Going to a game in every MLB stadium.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: Can't tell. :-)

Favorite comfort food: Mashed taters.

What your mom never found out: Can't say. :-)

Best hangover cure: Caffiene.

I am most confident when: I know I'm right.

First job: Besides babysitting, working as a receptionist at an insurance agency.

What my significant other appreciates in me: Lingerie. OH! I thought you said what he appreciates me IN.
:-)
OK then. My talent. WRITING talent.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: My ever-present patience.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent. This one's easy. Give me the tent.

Time you usually go to bed: By 10:00 (and up at 5:00).

Perfect date would be: Fishing from sunup to sundown and HE cleans the fish.

Household chore you hate the most: Dusting.

Where you were born: Wewoka, Oklahoma. (Wewoka means Barking Waters in Seminole.)

Your best friend once told you: Not to get married to a certain person. I did it anyway. She was right.


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

"Barking Waters"???????? Wonder what that Native American was smoking??


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Biggest phobia: spiders, I have NOT looked at the black widow thread!

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: brown, medium length and BIG

First car: 1980 Chevy Monte Carlo

Favorite saying:

Best sports fantasy:

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: News channels, CNN, Fox, MSNBC

Favorite comfort food: I don't thinkI have one.

What your mom never found out: Nothing, she knew everything

Best hangover cure: kick-boxing class!

I am most confident when: I try something new

First job: washing dishes - YUCK!

What my significant other appreciates in me: hmmm, no idea!

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: My constant disagreement with him.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: I'll take the cheap tent and I HATE tent camping!

Time you usually go to bed: 9ish

Perfect date would be: dinner at a fabulous restaurant in Italy! Some day I will get there!!

Household chore you hate the most: dusting

Where you were born: WI

Your best friend once told you: You can't have everything your way!


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Biggest phobia: One of my four children dying.

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Long, thick, flowing, sexy, simple, and NOT gray!

First car: 1956 Chevy that I paid $50.00 for and ran and looked perfect!

Favorite saying: "If you provide some happiness, some comfort to others, then your life becomes meaningful. If your life creates problems or suffering to others, then there's no meaning to your existence."

Best sports fantasy: UT wins National Championship AGAIN and I get pregnant AGAIN (like I did the last time they won) ~ Even though I'm 50 ~ Oh, and the pregnancy and life after are problem free!!!

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (two of my oldest kids are gay!)

Favorite comfort food: Peanut Butter ~ hands down.

What your mom never found out: In her late 70's she and my two sisters were driving in the car and she asked: "How do Gay Men do it???" We're still laughing...

Best hangover cure: Cheese Omelet, 1 quart of Water, 3 Aspirin, and a nap. (and TRUST me on that one!!!)

I am most confident when: Someone asks me about anything to do with Developmental Psychology (taught it for many years) ~ ages 0 - Whenever.

First job: Artist Model (NOT in the nude!! ~ but did do that later!!)

What my significant other appreciates in me: That would be XXXX rated...On My Father's Grave!!!!

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: Doesn't like me to cook at night because his Mom always had to "Slave Over a Stove" with 7 kids. On the other hand, Cooking is my TOTAL Nirvana.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent:
Not sure how to answer this...All of DH's relatives who ignore us would fit into "Don't want to camp with." Or it could be my self-righteous pot-smoking brother or my sis addicted to Morphine who was already eccentric as a child...You should see her now!

Time you usually go to bed: 8:00 to 8:30 (loose two hours to insomnia every night (since I was 19) and get up at 5:30 to see my beloved DH off.

Perfect date would be: By a quietly roaring river with the VERY best wine, cheese and bread...at Sunset ~ with my DH.

Household chore you hate the most: Putting away clean laundry.

Where you were born: Chicago. Mercy Hospital.

Your best friend once told you: That I was her best friend for life. We've been best friends now for 40 years ~ this year.

I would add...What is your ultimate dream?: My answer...To be just where I am in my life with you.

TNLady


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Mizzou... Kalamazoo (my town) is derived from a Potawatomi Indian expression, "Kikalamazoo," meaning "the rapids at the river crossing," or "boiling water."

I don't think it's so much what they were smoking as much as what they may have been drinking!


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Biggest phobia: Going broke!

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Straight part, short hair, au natural. But I did have a mullet at one point in the late 80's or early 90's.

First car: 1975 Buick Century

Favorite saying: The further away the future is, the better it looks.

Best sports fantasy: Having "professional" hand-eye coordination and reflexes.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: HGTV. A Beavis and Butt-head marathon if I could find one.

Favorite comfort food: Grilled cheese.

What your mom never found out: I sold booze out of her liquor cabinet (never drank any myself).

Best hangover cure: Sitting quietly and wincing at loud sounds, like my own heartbeat and dust landing on any flat surfaces nearby.

I am most confident when: I have some savings in the bank.

First job: Selling guns. No, really. Worked at a small sporting goods store, which was a hunting/fishing place. You haven't lived until you let a customer look at a handgun (after checking at least twice that it's unloaded) and have him sit there discussing it while casually pointing it at your unmentionables. I've never been on the wrong end of an angrily held, loaded gun but can tell you even having a "friendly" gun pointed at you is uncomfortable.

What my significant other appreciates in me: My sense of humor.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: My moodiness--and various scents.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: MIL. What's a "tent?" Unless there's a queen-size bed and a shower in there, forget it.

Time you usually go to bed: 2:30 - 3:00 AM.

Perfect date would be: "Thanks for bringing me another beer, sweetie. The Speed channel is amazing, isn't it?"

Household chore you hate the most: Cleaning.

Where you were born: Toronto.

Your best friend once told you: "You're too fat now to fit in one of those!" Regarding a small car I'd always had a hankering for. Thanks, buddy.


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Biggest phobia: Shots and bees

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Was there a name for big, tall, puffy hair? Blonde

First car: Ford Escort GT

Favorite saying: "Life is not a dress rehearsal"

Best sports fantasy: To never have to watch another minute of it as long as I live.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: HGTV (House Hunters)

Favorite comfort food: mashed potatoes

What your mom never found out: Not enought room to list...

Best hangover cure: Anything greasy

I am most confident when: I KNOW I'm right.

First job: Working at a preschool

What my significant other appreciates in me: sense of humor

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: my ability to hold and grudge and not forgive

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent I'll take the Cheap tent, and I do not have camping hair (long/curly)!!!!!!

Time you usually go to bed: 10:30pm

Perfect date would be: anywhere there's a beach and margaritas

Household chore you hate the most: laundry

Where you were born: Chicago, IL

Your best friend once told you: We've been friends since we were 12 years old...the girl doesn't shut up. She's told me way too many things to list just one! :)


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Biggest phobia: Fire.

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Very large, lots of mousse, light brown.

First car: Datsun B210.

Favorite saying: "Sometimes, you just gotta say..." - Oh sorry, I thought we were still talking about the 80s.

Best sports fantasy: A round of golf with Phil Mickelson, Shigeki Maryiama and my husband.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: Columbo repeats.

Favorite comfort food: potatoes, any form.

What your mom never found out: Seemingly nothing.

Best hangover cure: Big fat greasy breakfast.

I am most confident when: I am not responding to personal questionaires on the internet.

First job: Ice cream shop counter clerk.

What my significant other appreciates in me: My cooking.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: That I always have something to say.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent : MIL.

Time you usually go to bed: 11:00

Perfect date would be: Golf and dinner at Pebble Beach.

Household chore you hate the most: Vaccuming.

Where you were born: RI.

Your best friend once told you: Lots of things; however, I was probably interrupting her and not paying attention.


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Wow, boredom isn't the word, I have usually been joyfully entertained and enlightened by these boards without posting. So I'm in! Maybe we could guess how Jason would answer, I miss having him around.

Biggest phobia: Snakes, we moved and built a house mainly because the neighbors "pet garden snakes" would not stay in their own yard. After relocating a dozen of them one summer I found a lot to build on. (And, the house was getting a little too small.)

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Curly Perms, Natural Blond (without help from Miss Clairol).

First car: Little white station wagon with red interior, ugly but it ran good!

Favorite saying: Just because Im the mom doesnt mean Im the maid.

Best sports fantasy: Going to the National Championship game and watching the Michigan Wolverines win (Ok that is DHs fantasy). I always say I am a Michigan fan by marriage.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: Gone with the Wind

Favorite comfort food: Chocolate

What your mom never found out: When I was about 9 or 10 I was driving the neighbors car back and forth in their driveway and ended up driving the car through their fence.

Best hangover cure: Sleep

I am most confident when: Im dreaming

First job: Walking bean fields. Back then we actually walked down the rows with a machete and chopped down the weeds. I thought it was great, tan and exercise, and getting paid for it!

What my significant other appreciates in me: That I live with him

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: That I think. (hah!) He once answered a questionnaire asking his greatest fear and he replied, "When my wife tells me shes been thinking". That is how I began the conversation that "I" had decided it was time to move away from the snakes and build a house.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: Relatives living with me. My brother, his wife, 3 kids, dog and cat lived with for 3 months while they built their house. It was actually kinda fun, gave us a taste of the "60s commune living"

Time you usually go to bed: 10:30

Perfect date would be: Watching the sun set over the ocean and staying there to watch it come up in the morning

Household chore you hate the most: vacuuming

Where you were born: South Dakota

Your best friend once told you: The partys over, its time to go home now.


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Mizzou:
The word Wewoka, means in the Seminole or Creek language, "Barking Waters", because of some tiny falls on the Wewoka Creek just north of the city.

And I'll have you know that the old Capitol building served as the United States Government Court House before statehood. It also served as a court house for the Seminoles, here they made their laws and enforced them. The trials took place before the Council and if found guilty, the convicted was either seated at the foot of the "Execution Tree" and shot to death or tied to the "Whipping Tree" and whipped according to the sentence. The culprit had his hands and feet tied together, the hands tied over the lower branch of the tree and between his feet was placed a pole. The whipping was done by a Lighthorseman, and the groans and cries could be heard for many blocks. The old execution tree now stands in a room of the State Historical Society located in the State Capitol Building in Oklahoma City, and the bullet marks may still be seen on it. The whipping tree still stands on the court house grounds at the southwest corner of Wewoka's present courthouse.

So be nice ~ or I'll send you to visit the Whipping Tree.


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Biggest phobia: MICE

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Big and brown

First car: Some propane car that my dad thought was cool. I couldn't breathe in it because the previous owners smoked so bad.

Favorite saying: NO WAY!

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: Anything to put me to sleep.

Favorite comfort food: Chocolate

Best hangover cure: Have never tasted alcohol. I know too many people who have spent years in rehab.

First job: Weeding lima beans.

What my significant other appreciates in me: My sense of humor. (sometimes)

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: My mouth!

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: That's a tough one--probably MIL but I would buy earplugs.

Time you usually go to bed: 10:30

Perfect date would be: Hawaii

Household chore you hate the most: Doing laundry

Where you were born: Hospital


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And I'll have you know that the old Capitol building served as the United States Government Court House before statehood.

Whaaaaaaaaaaat????? You mean Oklahoma is a STATE now. When did they slip that one past us.


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Biggest phobia:
Big car crash - I know a whole family (parents and 2 college age daughters) wiped out by a watermelon truck. They were going home from a funeral.

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's:
Just below shoulder length with wings.

First car:
1977 Silver Scirroco

Favorite saying:
"I love you." I say it numerous times during the day to my DH and DD's. We never end a phone conversation without it.

Best sports fantasy:
IPSC = International Practical Shooting Club

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day:
HGTV and Discovery Channel Home and Leisure

Favorite comfort food:
Hershey's Almond bars

What your mom never found out:
I skipped school in 8th grade and went riding with 2 girls from my school. The driver did not have a license.

Best hangover cure:
I've never had a hangover from drinking

I am most confident when:
I have clothes on!

First job:
Computer Center at First National Bank

What my significant other appreciates in me:
My sense of humor, love for my children and our animals

What my significant other does not appreciate in me:
He tells me I'm beautiful and I don't believe him

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent
Lord, a month in a cheap tent is nothing...I was in the Army Reserve

Time you usually go to bed:
10:30

Perfect date would be:
Dinner and a movie -romantic comedy

Household chore you hate the most:
cleaning bathrooms - my DH does them now

Where you were born:
Birmingham, AL

Your best friend once told you:
Her husband had two mortgages on their home and had lost all of their savings. They were having to sell their house, lake house and move to a smaller home.


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Maybe we could guess how Jason would answer, I miss having him around.

I'll take the first one:

Biggest Phobia: Foxes in the hen house. *g*


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Hairstyle: Mullet (hehehe)


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Biggest phobia: June bugs and other beetles and heights

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: first part long with feathers (remember the comb in the back pocket of those TIGHT jeans?) middle part permed; both light brown-natural at the time

First car: 1986 ford escort

Favorite saying: "How Very." Can go happy, umhmmm, or even sarcastic sounding.

Best sports fantasy: Being able to drive really fast on a track and not crashing. Funny, and I'm not even a nascar groupie.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: SCI-Fi and HGTV and DIY, but they know.

Favorite comfort food: chocolate fudge brownies with nuts and chocolate fudge frosting

What your mom never found out: Mostly she was oblivious, so lots.

Best hangover cure: wake up @ 5 am, slam a coca cola, two extra strength tylenol and a glass of water. Then return to bed for at least another hour. I had people hating me in my twenties because then I would be totally chipper and they would be green with sunglasses :)

I am most confident when: I am teaching and their light flips on.

First job: Wendy's (my daughter just asked me, they had wendy's back then?haha) They never read over your shoulder till you are filling out a dang quiz.

What my significant other appreciates in me: He says "everythang." He IS more delusional than me.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: It has been observed that I can sometimes be a weee bit sarcastic.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent -it would have to be my mother and dh would leave me with her and live in a cheap tent for a month cause his mom is fantastic and loves me to death. And I hate "roughing it" anymore. Too high maintainance.

Time you usually go to bed: 11pm

Perfect date would be: warm beach, sunset, margaritas, dh, no kids or misquitoes.

Household chore you hate the most: dishwashing

Where you were born: Flint, MI

Your best friend once told you: I love you but shut up!


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jasons first car: rusty Datsun B210 with ladder racks


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3 beers, and i'm up late .. been a bad day... i'll play

Biggest phobia: spiders and flying (they are really =)

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's : N/A (i was too young to really reply- sorry.)

First car: gmc spirit what a piece of c#%p

Favorite saying: "oh bloody hell"

Best sports fantasy : none

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: E! or DIY network (it's a toss)

Favorite comfort food: a good roast (or beans on toast)

What your mom never found out: when i was 14, i scraped up her car by driving it up & down the driveway (pretending i was driving) but smacked it up into a rock, scraping the whole right side. oh, and when i played 'hookey' (i pretended to be at school by sneaking out the downstairs windows of our house when she left for work, and then went out the winows again & pretended to be coming home from school) oh, and forging her signature SEVERAL times to get out of school... whoops ..sorry MUM.

Best hangover cure: bloody mary & fried eggs, chips w/ A1 (HP) sauce. mmmmmmmmm.

I am most confident when : listening to music (earphones, really loud)

First job : retail

What my significant other appreciates in me : wow, that's a tough one.. that's one for him to answer..

What my significant other does not appreciate in me : wow, that's an easy one.. my temper.... ha, ha.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent -????

Time you usually go to bed: 12midnight

Perfect date would be: w/ my darling husband in our house (being built).

Household chore you hate the most: dishes (washing them .. no DW yet). oh, and cleaning the toilet.. I AM THE ONLY ONE THANK YOU VERY MUCH.....

Where you were born : Crewe, UK

Your best friend once told you: i can be cold- i cut people right off. (and she is/ was right)


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MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent -????

I'm guessing Jason would take the tent. But who wouldn't?


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What the heck.

Biggest phobia: Poverty

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: brown mullett like thing

First car: 1978 thunderbird. What a tank.

Favorite saying: If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough

Best sports fantasy:Complete cessation of all nascar activity

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day:TOH or Norm Abrams

Favorite comfort food: Oh Baby! Veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans all covered with a generous load of gravy and lots of homemade biscuits.

What your mom never found out:I became a very accomplished forger in HS

Best hangover cure: Sausage and biscuits

I am most confident when: Building something

First job: Unloading refrigerators from a semi

What my significant other appreciates in me: I will sometimes shut my pie hole and listen

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: It isnt often enough

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent MIL. I refuse to spend even one more day of my life sleeping on the ground like some urban outdoorsman.

Time you usually go to bed:11p-12a

Perfect date would be: paid for by someone else

Household chore you hate the most: Getting the wife to clean those bathrooms

Where you were born: FT. Oglethorpe, GA

Your best friend once told you: Dont bogart that thing!


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tnlamar

LOL@tnlamar! I admit I haven't read everyone's answers, but I read yours and they cracked me up!


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who was the actress that jason talked about? that'd be his perfect date


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Senior moment

Oh --- what was her name ---- ummmmm, Jennifer something?


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Lopez????


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Biggest phobia: small enclosed spaces (with or without spiders)

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: straight long brown

First car: ford pinto w/sunroof

Favorite saying: teach me to care, and not to care, teach me to be still..

Best sports fantasy: not a sports fan, would be more of intrest

if they wore less clothing (whats with those long long basketball shorts??)

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day:

horror movies, twilight zone

Favorite comfort food: chocolate

What your mom never found out: many, many things

Best hangover cure: more sleep

I am most confident when: I know the answers

First job: snoball stand/skating rink

What my significant other appreciates in me:

that I am independent & believe that I can do anything

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: lack of orginization, that I am not materialistic,

& that I do not believe that I can change the world (only my corner of it!)

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent TENT

Time you usually go to bed: midnight to ?? ....insomnia is my middle name

Perfect date would be: beach beach beach

Household chore you hate the most: anything indoors if

I had to pick it would be cleaning the bathtub

Where you were born: Folsom, Louisiana

Your best friend once told you: you touch more people than you know.


Just so you all know I dreamed of spiders last night. Big spiders that


got bigger and bigger & were trying to eat my dogs....My dogs are not small!
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Love-Hewitt?! That would figure!


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Twilight Zone

Energy, don't you just love the TZ where the man has the bug in his ear/head and it LAYS EGGS IN HIS HEAD!?!?!??!?!?? I LOVE that one!

And the movie where the little troll doll chases the girl around her apartment? It jumps out of her suitcase! I love that movie!


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Anything to keep me from packing ;-) ......


Biggest phobia: Creepy-crawly things, spiders, scorpions, wasps

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: auburn short and pouffy on top.... really bad 80's hair

First car: 1967 Ford Mustang

Favorite saying: Not funny sonny (I said that to my DS a lot)

Best sports fantasy: ice skater (like my fav Sasha Cohen)

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: Animal Planet

Favorite comfort food: Ben & Jerry's Fudge Brownie frozen yogurt

What your mom never found out: she knew
e v e r y t h i n g

Best hangover cure: maturing .. no hangover since my 20's

I am most confident when: I'm with my DH

First job: secretary at a university

What my significant other appreciates in me: easy going, slow to anger

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: too soft spoken

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: no contest, cheap tent

Time you usually go to bed: 11:30-midnight

Perfect date would be: dinner and a movie

Household chore you hate the most: cooking

Where you were born: Houston

Your best friend once told you: Just recently how much she misses me... left my best friend in Atlanta and it was the hardest thing about moving.


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Don't pack up those kittens, Cate!


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I think it was Jennifer Grey.


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That's it! Bob, tell housewitch what she won...


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Yep... Jennifer Grey, BEFORE the nose job.


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HOUSEWITCH!!! ..... you'll be our guest at the BAH Forum weekend getaway retreat in b e a u t i f u l Point Barrow Alaska. Just imagine, oil stained beaches, frigid arctic breezes, mood lighting in the cabin provided by whale oil lamps and a delectible menu including "Sauteed whale blubber in redwine reduction sauce", tundra salad drizzled lightly with Russion dressing, and a delightful dessert of Baked Alaska with crab cakes. Enjoy your wonderful holiday adventure from BAH.

Fine Print - read really fast so no one can unserstand it:
winner responsible for all taxes, licenses, transportation, tips, gratuities, and all other expenses necessary for this trip. Insurance is not included and the winner will enter into binding arbitration agreements with the travel promoter. Agreement is AIA, AAA, FFA, CIA, FBI, and KGB approved and the winner may not redeem the trip for cash"


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"you'll be our guest at the BAH Forum weekend getaway retreat in b e a u t i f u l Point Barrow Alaska. Just imagine, oil stained beaches, frigid arctic breezes, mood lighting in the cabin provided by whale oil lamps and a delectible menu including "Sauteed whale blubber in redwine reduction sauce", tundra salad drizzled lightly with Russion dressing, and a delightful dessert of Baked Alaska with crab cakes. Enjoy your wonderful holiday adventure from BAH. "

and that's in august....


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Ooooo, GOODY! Alaska!!!!

My parents are going there in September, so maybe I'll just give them my "prize." They're driving. In a pickup truck. To Alaska. From Georgia. And they don't get along all that well. Can anyone say "divorce?"


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Okay, Allision, I'm a little slow (mentally) this morning. Kittens? Don't make me feel like an idiot ;-)


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mmm... whale blubber....


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Shoot! Cate Co! I was on my way out the door to the house and I realized Co Lady was the one with the kittens! lol Too funny....


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LOL that explains it. I feel better... I thought it was some inside joke I wasn't getting ;-)


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allison,
"And the movie where the little troll doll chases the girl around her apartment? It jumps out of her suitcase!"

I have to admit that I have a problem with dolls,
demonically posessed or otherwise.
Last weekend I visited a friend. She collects
porcelain dolls, and displays them ....
in the guest bedroom.
Fortunately, I remembered to turn their heads back
around before I left.. this time.
My older sister terrorized me as a child
with my dolls. She would wait until I was asleep
and sit the dolls all around me..looking at me,
get back in her bed & wait for me to wake up
& freak out.
Oh the joys of being the baby!
I think Hellraiser 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,
and the Evil Dead series are my favorites.
I know just when to hide my eyes!


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Karen Black stars in the movie. It's called Trilogy of Terror (1975). I need to watch it again and see if it's still scary....I bet it is! I watched The Exorcist a few years ago with my DS and it wasn't scary at all!

Sorry your sister terrorized you as a child. We have a lot in common. I was the baby also, have an older sister. (My birthday is July 4th, I saw yours is the 10th). I can't stand several dolls in a room either!


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oh.....Energy Rater....have you seen the new Dawn of the Dead? its one of my favorites!

i like the evil dead/army of darkness ones, too....

i also must admit that i really liked the Return of the Living Dead ones....too funny and classic 1980s movies!


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Favorite comfort food: Biscuits and Gravy!


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Taters, taters and more taters.


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Didn't see the Dawn of the Dead yet,
but I well remember Night of the Living Dead.
Had nightmares for weeks!
I like the Evil Dead 2 because it is kind
of scary, but campy also.
After all if we are going to be scared,
get a laugh out of it too!
Alison,
My sister and I are best friends now, but she
really ruled my nights when we were young.
She didn't do the scare Debbie thing often, it
has just taken on nightmareish quantity because
SHE DID IT SO WELL!!!
It is reassuring to know that I am not the only
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I'm not allowed to have scissors in here, so may I just try to remember the questions? (That's not true; I just can't "cut and paste".)

Phobia: Being restrained or unable to move. Probably started when I took three days to be born. Didn't improve when I had sinus surgery with a "partial" anesthetic and the novice anesthesiologist gave me first too little, and then too much. I could see and hear, but not speak or swallow. AWFUL!

1980's Hair: Dark brown cap cut (also BIG glasses)

My first car...was a Ford convertible my dad bought for me, which I traded in a couple years later for what I wanted, an Austin Healey 3000.

Fave saying: "Take what you want and pay for it." (Corollary #1: "You can pay now or pay later.")
(Corollary #2: "Everything has a price.")

Sports Fantasy: ANY sport would be a fantasy for me; not athletic.

Watch all day on TV: "The Lion In Winter"

Comfort Food: Baked Potato w/butter and salt

What Mom didn't know: I drove that Healey 100+ MPH whenever I could!

Hangover Cure: Don't drink too much.

I am most confident when...I sense a rapport.

First Real Job: Woman's Page Editor, small town weekly paper.
(I was also the classified ad taker, receptionist, biller, proofreader, layout gal, and foil between the warring Editor and Display Ad-man. When I quit they hired three people.)

DH most appreciates...my loyalty.
DH most dislikes...when I finish his sentences.

I'm happy to say that my MIL is deceased. I'm almost as happy about that as DH.

I go to bed...when I'm tired. Could be 8 p.m. or midnight.
(I get up at 6:30. I also may be up at 2 .m. or 4 a.m. with sinus or asthma.)

A Perfect Date: Sunset in Kihei, sharing a drink with DH on the lanai before enjoying a carry-in dinner, then watching a comedy or mystery on DVD. (I always was a cheap date.)

Least-liked Household Chore: Anything involving scrubbing on hands and knees, or a lot of dust -- I'm allergic.

I was born...in Evanston, IL (a really long time ago).

A best friend once told me...I dress too conservatively.
(I'm too cheap to buy "fashion"!)


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1. Biggest phobia: Falling off a tall bridge- or driving off one and having to escape from the car.
Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: I had it cut a bit in the front in the early 80s, so it was flipped back and feathery in the front, then long in the back. I dont think I cut it again in the 80s once the perm grew out.
First car: 1966 Mustang hardtop with vinyl roof and holes in the floorboards. This was 1985-6, and I was 25 when we finally got it on the road.
Favorite saying: "Who said life is fair?"
Best sports fantasy: Being able to run. Last time I tried, I was 19 and ended up on crutches again.
If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: HGTV or Animal Planet
Favorite comfort food: Chocolate, or Rissoto, or roast turkey, PRETZLES - big sourdough Dutchie ones with lots of chunky salt.
What your mom never found out: I once hid behind a parked car and thrust my hand in front of a car driving past because I did not believe that getting hit by a car would be as painful as I was always being warned it would. I thought my hand would never stop hurting after the car smacked it!
Best hangover cure: Darvon allergy! An out-of-body experience at age 14 kept me from ever wanting to feel out of control again - so no hangovers.
I am most confident when: I can have a bounce in my walk and I think I look good.
First job: Within family: riding along on Dads motor paper route and putting the papers in the tubes. Outside family: clerking at a paint/wallpaper/office supply/bookstore in town. (Very small town!)
What my significant other appreciates in me: I am warm, kind, sweet, empathetic... I just asked him and thats what he said.
What my significant other does not appreciate in me: I set things on top of the kleenex box so he cant get to it and I ask him to "do" for me too often instead of getting up myself.
Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent: This one is way too easy. She hasnt left her house in two years, so I am pretty safe in inviting her over to live for a month!
Time you usually go to bed: Waaay too late! 11 pm to 2 am.
Perfect date would be: A jacuzzi tub, chocolate and yummy alcohol drink that makes the chocolate taste even better, DH, a good novel, a view of woods or water, and all food is calorie-free.
Household chore you hate the most: Anything that means climbing stairs.
Where you were born: Detroit, Old Grace Hospital
Your best friend once told you: A very funny story about losing her virginity, then got very hurt when I coud not help myself and told my then-DH. (I didnt know about boundaries then.)


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Biggest phobia:
Something awful happening to any of my kids. My friend was abducted and murdered when I was a child, and I think about her and what happened to her.

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's:
I was a kid, and did not get to pick my own hairstyle. It was very, very short, and dark blond It was very light blond in the beginning of the 80's when I was a little kid. That was the only way my mom let me have it. At least toward the end of the 80's I finally looked like a girl when she let me get my ears pierced.

First car:
1979 VW Rabbit, in 1992-1993.

Favorite saying:
"If I don't defend the galaxy, who will?"

Best sports fantasy:
I was not blessed with great large-motor coordination, but worked very hard despite my complete lack of talent and made the varsity hockey team at my little college. (A women's college.) THAT was my sports fantasy to actually play on a real team. I still wear the jacket once in a while to impress my children.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day:
Sappy hallmark-channel or lifetime made-for-tv movies. I haven't watched one in years, but did see an ad for one recently and just the ad made me teary!

Favorite comfort food:
Hot tart pie and ice cream.

What your mom never found out:
I had a passionate fling with a friend of my parents when I was in college.

Best hangover cure:
Never need one. I never seem to get a hangover.

I am most confident when:
I am painting.

First job:
A counselor/instructor at Space Camp. It was the best job I have ever had.

What my significant other appreciates in me:
That I do all of the childcare in our house and have never ever complained.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me:
That I sometimes use the burners on high. He is very high-strung and likes things done his own way. Sigh. I try not to use high when he is around, but it's not as though it is a very high-powered stove.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent
My MIL passed away. the tent might be educattional with the children. My dh would be awful to camp with, because he likes things just the way he likes them, but the children would be fun.

Time you usually go to bed:
Whenever I finish cleaning the kitchen and straightening up the downstairs.

Perfect date would be:
Anything peaceful.

Household chore you hate the most: Anything when my dh is watching me do, since I apparently do every single one wrong. For example, I sometimes turn the stove burner onto "high" even though I am not just bpiling water on it. I wish I were making this up.

Where you were born:
In a galaxy far, far away.

Your best friend once told you:
(On my 19th birthday) "This is it. This is exactly how you will feel for the rest of your life."


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So what's his deal with the burners? The high setting does come installed from the factory... probably in case you need it.


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Lucky for me I didn't get stuck at "19". Not my favorite year. (I liked 30 a lot.)

My DH would only notice the stove power if the house caught on fire. If he did "scold" me about how I cook, he knows I'd turn off the stove and call the pizza place -- and HE would have to go get it! That's 'cause I'm a grownup -- well just as grownup as HE is! (We are a couple of S.O.C.s -- that's Selfish Only Children.)


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Yep, DH knows by now that in our house, complaining about the way someone does a chore is the absolute fastest way to have that particular item become your chore. DH no longer complains about how I fold his underwear - because I no longer do it. I no longer complain about how DH makes tea - because that's now my job.


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Biggest phobia:

Being buried alive!

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's:

Parted on left side with feathering on right, shoulder length and natural red color.

First car:

1972 Plymouth Scamp

Favorite saying:

"Pick it up, put it away or it goes in the trash."

Best sports fantasy:

4 box seats for life to all professional sporting venues within a 5 hour drive from my house...and for the NHL to get their act together by next season. I miss hockey.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day:

TOH Classic reruns

Favorite comfort food:

Nachos

What your mom never found out:

That I grew up, married and had kids. She died when I was young.

Best hangover cure:

From my college days: a quart of iced tea and a bong hit.

I am most confident when:

I'm reading to the kids.

First job:

Bath house attemdant for Westchester County Parks & Recreation Department. I cleaned public bathrooms with so much bleach that you couldn't stay in the bath house for long. This was a nasty job and I lasted one summer at it.

What my significant other appreciates in me:

I will always tell him the truth.

What my significant other does not appreciate in me:

I will always tell him the truth even if he doesn't want to hear it.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent

Nope. I don't want either.

Time you usually go to bed:

10:00 pm

Perfect date would be:

Horseback riding on the shore and picnicing on the dunes while the waves crash and salt ladden spray blows in the wind.

Household chore you hate the most:

Laundry

Where you were born:

Manhattan

Your best friend once told you:

That my home perm didn't look "THAT" bad...picture Little Orphan Annie...


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I loved your answer about being honest with your dh!

My dh and the stove burners.... well, suffice it to say that he likes things a certain way. It's just a bottom-of-the-line stove, but he feels nothing except plain water to boil is supposed to be cooked on high. I take deep cleanising breaths and try not to let it get to me. I try to choose my battles wisely.


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If I told my wife how to operate the stove I would shortly be very hungry.


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Biggest phobia:
Heights -and yet we are building a balcony 17' up?

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's:
short on one side and long on the other. When that grew out long and curled back with a 1/2 " barrel.

First car:
Ford Taurus

Favorite saying:
You may as well laugh as cry... Quality only hurts once.

Best sports fantasy:
That DH does not watch hockey every single night of the winter

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day:
TLC and HGTV

Favorite comfort food: What I want:
Any type of white carb What I have: a cup of tea

What your mom never found out:
YIKES! Too long!

Best hangover cure:
A tall really cold glass of milk

I am most confident when:
I am singing

First job:
Rink guard at a local roller skating rink

What my significant other appreciates in me:
that I am his opposite

What my significant other does not appreciate in me:
that I am his opposite

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent.
I would love to have a babysitter for a month

Time you usually go to bed: 10

Perfect date would be:
dinner and an arts event. For me that would be a musical for DH it would be a movie

Household chore you hate the most:
Hanging clothes on the line

Where you were born:
Ontario, Canada

Your best friend once told you:
When I streaked my daughter's hair purple "Suck it up! You knew *DH* would be mad that's why you didn't tell him before you did it!!"


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Here's how DH and I handle disagreements about how things are to be done in our house.

He does his own laundry. I do mine.
He pays his own bills. I pay mine.
He eats what I cook or he cooks something for himself.

And I don't take kindly to criticism of my attempts to help, either. Many years ago we lived in a home where he kept a golf course type lawn - beautiful and very well manicured. After vacation one year, I volunteered to mow while he trimmed and edged. He griped about the way I mowed - the lines weren't straight or went the wrong direction or something. I mean, can you really screw up mowing??? I didn't offer to help mow for another 15 years. It's only been in the last year when his health got bad that I have started helping with the yard.

"Ya don't like my help? Do it yourself or find someone else!"


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Biggest phobia: Snakes and worms! We live near a pond, and our yard and my garden always have snakes in them in the summer. I hate it when they crawl under the deck while I'm sitting on the deck!! I hate it when I see a snake tail hanging down from under the siding of our house when a snake is lounging on the sill under the siding waiting for a tasty tidbit to cruise by. I'm terrified that one will get into our house! Did I say I hate snakes!

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Dark blond page boy.

First car: 1976 Ford Mustang

Favorite saying: I don't know.

Best sports fantasy: Being good enough at tennis to play with my oldest son

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: TLC and HGTV with maybe a Seinfeld rerun every now and then

Favorite comfort food: Nestles Chocolate Chips--without the cookie around them.

What your mom never found out: nothing

Best hangover cure: milk

I am most confident when: I'm right.

First job: Cleaning houses when I was 13. First real job was being a lawyer.

What my significant other appreciates in me: My calmness

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: That I may look calm on the outside, but sometimes I'm seething on the inside.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent--I love to camp!

Time you usually go to bed: When the kids are done with their homework.

Perfect date would be: Dinner at a restaurant that serves great chocolate desserts.

Household chore you hate the most: Laundry!

Where you were born: Wisconsin

Your best friend once told you: Everything


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Our house rule is if you want something done a certain way then YOU do it. I've had to learn to let go of some things (like how to fold laundry) but it can be hard too :)

Biggest phobia: Ground wasps, those buggers are vicious!

Hairstyle and hair color in the 80's: Long and straight, it just won't curl...sigh.

First car: A maroon 1971 Granada with one gold door andhood. It sat 7 comfortably though.

Favorite saying: No worries!

Best sports fantasy: Winning at anything, not likely though.

If no one would know, what would you watch on cable all day: The nanny and the Golden Girls - except first we'd have to get cable. I think not having HGTV has helped making building decisions since I don't know about all the cool new stuff out there.

Favorite comfort food: Mashed potatoes and gravy (which DH had ready and waiting last night after a very long day / week at work :)

What your mom never found out: What I did incollege...shhhhh.

Best hangover cure: A big glass of water and two advilbefore bed.

I am most confident when: I know what I'm talking about.

First job: Picking beans and tomatoes for a neighboring farmer.

What my significant other appreciates in me: I'm easy going and calm, I laugh at his jokes, and I like his cooking (but I make better tea).

What my significant other does not appreciate in me: Mornings.

Choose one: MIL (or pick an annoying relative) stay with you for 1 month or camp 1 month in cheap tent. Tent. I love my MIL, but I like my privacy - I can only stand living with my DH because he is so dear. I can be anti social sometimes, it's why we live in the woods.

Time you usually go to bed: That depends on the season. Spring and summer, it's 11, then 3, then 5 (critter feedings). Winter and fall 11:30ish.

Perfect date would be: Lying in a hammock with a nice breeze to keep the bugs off and someone bringing us drinks. (All the while someone else is in the house cleaning it and doing laundry...)

Household chore you hate the most: vacuuming, especially in the fall and spring when the live oaks shed their leaves.

Where you were born: Great Lakes Naval Hospital.

Your best friend once told you: Dinner's on the table come home! (he's a great cook too)


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RE: Spiders and Malt Balls Aside, Anyone For A Friendly Interview

Hey Mizzou...I had MMB's from Crackle Barrel tonight!


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