Friday, June 24, 2011

Five Question Friday: Answering The Tough Questions In Life

Fridays are my day to cheat.  I don't have to think of anything because Five Question Friday takes care of all my inspiration for me.  I love cheating! 

Whomever said "Cheaters Never Win" probably weren't blogging. 

You can check out Five Crooked Halos's full site here.

1. What is your current favorite TV show?

Oh TV.  That's a tough one. 

On one hand there is The Bachelorette for it's trashy drama and always painfully awkward moments of first kisses, rejected love, and fights.  Oh, and something exciting always happens in a pool.  It's tough to compete with that.

But, there is also Friday Night Lights.  Oh, my love for this show runs almost as deep as it did/does for Entourage.  This show is just good writing, great characters and football. 

OK, I really hate football, but that should actually be a testament to how fantastic the show is since football is a major part of every show.  If you haven't checked this out you should hop on your computer and watch it from the beginning.  This is the last season so each episode should be cherished.

Other shows I watch often? 

(Did you see how I just made up my own question within the question?  I'm CRAZY!)  30 Rock, The Office, and Modern Family. 

I also adore American Idol when it's on and any reality show that can come close to the joy that Paradise Island brought me about 8 years ago.  That was some good stuff.

2. What's the worst haircut you ever got?

In the third grade my Mom thought it would be a good idea to chop all my hair off and then perm it.

(Or maybe I asked for a Grandma haircut, but I prefer to blame my Mom,)
I looked like a 9 year old that belonged under one of those huge hair dryers in a beauty shop after every wash.  It was horrible.  I think it was made worse by my enormous buck teeth.  It was rough. 

The pinnacle of this haircut was getting my third grade pictures taken in a white collared blouse (this word barely exists in the 9 year old sized clothing market, for good reason,) and a plaid tie.  I was very professional looking, but perhaps confused about my place in the world.

It's actually a miracle that I could over come the third grade year and rise to super stardom in the fourth grade with the formation of The Pinky Club, my peak in social status.

3. What was something that you did as a child that you thought you were so cool for doing?

Wow, perhaps I am psychic?  I believe I just answered this above before even viewing this question. Please send me any questions about the future, I apparently am qualified.

(I don't pre-read the questions I just answer right after I read it initially, it's my method people, it works.  I'm something of an artist.)

So, in the fourth grade I started a club with some of my friends.  We had strict rules that you had to wear pink every day, we had a sign up during indoor recess one day to be in the club and then changed our minds because too many people signed up, we had dues.  It was serious.

Eventually the PTA dis banned our group because we were gaining too much momentum and fourth grade just couldn't handle us, but we had a killer pizza party to celebrate the end of the whole thing.  We even had pink balloons that we stuck down our shirts and pretended were our boobs.  We were involved in a lot of high level problem solving and philanthropic work. 

Oh and we all had jean jackets.  It ruled.

That philanthropic stuff is a lie.  We did nothing for anyone but ourselves. 

4. Do you have any GREAT frugal family fun tips?

I have zero frugal family fun tips.  I especially don't have any GREAT ones. 

I might have thrown out a few lame ones like never order drinks when you are out because they cost too much or search for free or half off days for local attractions, but once I saw 'great' in all caps? 

I'm out.  I have nothing that profound. 
I'll read your answers and then steal them for next time I'm asked such a question. 

See, cheating DOES work.

5. Would you drive across country if you had the money to fly?

Well, that depends.
With the ages my kids are now?  I would love to fly, forget being trapped in a car. I also have the money to rent a van when I get there?  Because if I don't then I just flew across the country to be stuck at an airport with my three kids. 
Wait.  Do I have to take my kids?  If not, then I would totally drive because I would probably be gone longer.
If we are talking about any time, I would love to drive across country sometime. 
I think the idea of driving sounds fun possibly with older kids.  Possibly when they are less likely to pee their pants or scream for long durations of time over which spider man picture they have to color or over having to watch Peter Pan instead of Aladdin or the fact that there were zero orange fruit snacks in their packet or that some one is, oh my freaking Lord, touching them.
But, that's assuming that some day I won't be faced with those problems with my children and right now I would not bet that they will out grow these things because if I assume that then they will continue to do them forever in order to prove me wrong and make me sad.
Have a great weekend everyone!
This would be a good time for you to go to that icon for Top Mommy Blogs on the right side of my blog and just click on the icon.  That's all you have to do.  You don't have to find my blog on their site or type in a magic number or anything. 
It's idiotically easy and it would make me happy...and who wouldn't like to do that? 
Oh and allegedly you can do it every day.


Dee @ Start Dreaming said...

Hahaha! Love your answer AND your method! I don't read the questions first either. Just answer as I go along.

Brilliant idea about leaving the kids! Didn't even think that way. Would totally change the entire dynamics of the question. Although, I think I'd still prefer getting a big RV rented and take us all again. That was so much fun!

Take care,

RoryBore said...

Hopping over from Mama M's. Your post gave me a great Friday morning chuckle! Now it is a happy Friday. and yes, you are either pyschic...because it seems like you are reading my mind.

Lorilynne said...

Ah! Love your answers! How have I not come across your blog before?! Either way, I'm following now.
I'm deep in The Bachelorette drama right now too, I've never been a watcher of this show but for some reason it drew me in this year. Pure craziness.

Laurieanndutton said...

Short hair and a perm this sounds very similiar. My mom did the same thing :)

The Mommy Therapy said...

I can't believe how popular the perm people do that anymore? Scary, very scary.

I might have to do it for my daughter though as a rite of passage.

Emmy said...

I think it would be fun to take the train across the country- but have you ever seen how much that costs! Your pink club sounds totally awesome. It seemed to pull up some repressed memory of a club that I was in with dues... must have been awesome by how much I remember it.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

Back in fourth grade, I though jean jackets were the COOOOOOOLEST item of apparel a human could own. You guys were way too cool for me. Oh my gosh. I have always been such a dweeb!

Speaking of car trips though, I finally did the second part of my road-trips with kids post. Inspired by the fact that your trip is coming up and I still hadn't done it. Anyway, be sure to read the comments too. The people commenting all had better ideas than me anyway :)

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog. Interestingly enough you mention one of your best friends in your blog who is my sister's good friend. But I found your blog because my other sister had a link to a friends blog on her blog that linked your blog. A bit confusing, I know. But bottom line I enjoy you. I even enjoyed the nasty comments made to you that you linked into your blog, they were so obvious asnd unoriginal they made me laugh. Sorry I took pleasure in your pain, but keep blogging!

Meredith Maczka said...
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Meredith Maczka said...

Clear minds. Full hearts. Can't lose.

PS- Coach Taylor is hot.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

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Jill :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The club sounds like it was a lot of fun. I loved pink when I in fourth grade too.