Sunday, June 3, 2012

I'm It, Part Three

This is the last, I promise!  Judy at Life....Minute By Minute tagged me and I like the number 33 better than I like the number 22, so I set out to answer her eleven questions.  Thank you Judy!  It was fun!

1. Dogs or cats or neither?  Dogs all the way, baby!  I'm a little dog crazy, but I'm sure in a totally adorable way.
2. Your favorite holiday and why? The 4th of July.  It's all wrapped up in my hubby...being almost 16 and watching our home town parade go by when this tall, cute guy in a ball cap walked by, and my friends and I gasped.  Was that really Erik?  He'd changed so much in the weeks since school got out!  We called him over and he stood by me to watch the parade and I was hooked.  He was so funny and cute and all around nice.  The next years 4th of July, we would spend together again, him and his eye patch and me with a knowing that he was a keeper.  For us, the 4th is more romantic than Valentines day.  Give me hot dogs and cherry pie and fireworks and holding hands as we watch the parade, and I will show you true romance.
3. What is the greatest life lesson you've learned so far? I believe that forgive and forget is impossible.  It is possible to choose to forgive each time I remember the hurt and since I've got a memory like an elephant and I don't forget, I have ample opportunity to forgive, 70x7 all the way.  
4. Is it easy for you to say "I'm sorry?" H-E-Double hockey sticks, no! I hate hearing it and I really hate to say it.  
5. The one place in the US that you've always wanted to visit and why? The Florida Keys.  It seems so laid back and beautiful and hip in a kick ass Jimmy Buffett way.
6. How do you deal with anger? Not well.  I'm a yeller.  I've mellowed with age, but I can still scare the birds out of the trees when I feel particularly gruesome.
7. Comedies or dramas? Favorite? I'm going to say both.  I love Wes Anderson's movies.  One of my  favorites is "The Royal Tenenbaums" and that is a wonderful example of a comedy drama!
8. When was the last time you laughed out loud? I went out a few nights ago with my husband and his brother to a free comedy show.  The first act was okay, but the next two had me rolling  Now I am 100% positive it was because they were truly funny and not because of the Long Island I'd gulped.....anyone who says he's not comfortable with a $1.49 hot and fries speaks to my own worries as to why on earth the food is that cheap.
9. Are you who you want to be?  Anything you would change about yourself?   I'd be able to give up soda and chocolate chip cookies with ease, but otherwise, I'm pretty good with who I am!
10. Do you have a hero? Who is it? Why? Hmmm.  This question did make me want to burst out in song....Did you ever know you're my hero?  You are everything I wish I could be!  I love that movie.  Can I go back and change the answer to number 7?  Nah.  Too much work!
11. Have you ever lied about your age or weight? Yep.  And I'll keep lying about my weight as long as the CG ID desk keeps asking me in a loud voice if I am still 5'7" and ??? pounds. 


  1. Hahaha! Yay for dogs, hotdogs, and cherry pies! :)

    1. Three cheers hooray! I couldn't agree more!

  2. Fun questions!

    I'm with you on number three. :)

  3. Your number #3 sounds like something I would say. I'm always talking about how forgiveness is a process, not an event. And you can forget about forgetting. The more I want to forget something, in fact, the less likely that is to happen.

    And July 4th is my wedding anniversary so I'm definitely with you on it being more romantic than Valentine's Day. ;)

    1. That is a cool anniversary to have! I don't know why I didn't think of that when we were planning our day. We must have picked every other day, until we finally said August 7 would be fine, let's just order the invitations!

  4. #11 - my weight is incorrect on my driver's license right now!

    1. My license is a bit closer to the truth, but still not quite right!

  5. I am with you on not forgetting. I can forgive and do not hold grudges but I will always remember, the other half is made painfully aware of that every time we argue!!

    33 questions I am in awe!!!