Saturday, July 3, 2010

BYO-F-C….That’s Bring Your Own *Freaking* Crazy

BYOC is 5 little questions – some funny, some serious – that we answer to get to know each other better and it’s a free blog topic for when our blog brains are fried before the weekend! Feel free to join us! Post the questions and answers in your own blog!

1. Where were you on September 11th? I was at work. At first we listened to the radio and then found a boardroom with a TV. Stunned and shocked were all I remember as they replayed the planes crashing into the towers and then watching them collapse. It didn’t matter that I was not American, this event defined a Western world pulling together to fight terrorism. When they announced that all American Airspace was closed, planes coming in across the Atlantic from Europe were diverted to land in Canada—at airports in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec. Stories were that thousands of flights landed in a 3 hour period. September 11th, 2001 was also my sister’s 50th birthday and my parents 52nd wedding anniversary. But I am old enough to also remember exactly where I was when:
  • President Kennedy was shot in November 23, 1963. I was in grade 2 and the teacher announced it right after recess on a Friday afternoon in November.
  • First Steps on the Moon on July 21, 1969. We stayed up late on a hot, muggy night watching Neil Armstrong take that first step.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in January 28, 1986. My son was just 3 months old and I remember standing in the family room stunned as I watched on the TV, the white smoke tail in the sky.
  • Princess Diana killed in a car crash on August 31, 1997. When I opened the paper that Sunday morning, I sobbed for the woman she was and the boys she left motherless.
2. What is your idea of fun? If given the chance to skip work/life for an entire day, what would you do? (assume you’d be by yourself). I would have a pedicure and shop in some quaint gift stores.

3. How many blogs do you follow? 136
Do you read them all or just your faves? I read almost every one that comes up in my Dashboard.
Do you comment a little, a lot, on all? I try to comment a lot especially to those that leave comments for me. I usually only comment on blogs that I follow and if you follow me, I try to follow you (some followers do not have links, so I can't find them). If you follow me and I don't follow you, please leave me a comment and I'll come visit you. I also follow blogs which I find interesting but because they have so many followers it would be rare for them to be able to follow so many blogs.
Have you ever unfollowed someone because of something they said or you didn’t like their blog? No one has ever said anything weird or strange. Well except for Drazil who told me she wouldn’t comment for 2 weeks because I said I would stop following her. Here is my public apology—I will never un-follow Drazil and I am sorry if she thought I ever would. Never ever piss her off. She has powers you know. She will curse you and leave Sheniqua to sit on your hips.
Do you routinely unfollow and why? Yup. I unfollow blogs who have not blogged in months. I keep a few blogs around in hopes that they will eventually come back on line because I miss them.

4. Repeat question. Pick one day and one healthy thing you’ll do for just that day next week. I’m such a no-goal kind of gal. If I actually set a goal, I miss it and feel terrible. I guess it goes back to all the failures in the past. I am getting better though. But let me throw out this one: I am going to drink Sangria today and enjoy it immensely. I will also enjoy a BBQ at a cottage tonight and not care that I bought a lovely Pecan Pie to taste for dessert. No guilt, no regrets. Because this is life with the band.

OK, I will match Drazil and Carmen and drink 65 ounces of water on Wednesday. Does it matter that I always drink that much water EVERY day (and sometimes more)?

5. Repeat "Make someone a superstar" question. Whose blog or blog comment stuck with you this week and why?

I laughed at Jen’s post about Elephant Butt. But Joey made me really realize how hard we are on ourselves. Her brother asked her to look at a picture of herself when she was little and ask herself: "Would you say all of those bad things to her? Would you tell her she isn't good enough?" I’ve been critical of myself for years and yet when I look back at some of my old photos, I now see a different person.

And Gilly—it was just published in today’s paper that Wonder Woman is trading in her hot pants for leggings to make her more modern. You’ll have to update your picture.

Well that’s all folks. I’m off to a friend’s cottage til Sunday so will catch up on the blogs tomorrow. To my American friends: Have a fantastic Independence Day. I’ll be sure to celebrate too.


Cindylew said...

Cindylew loves Sandy case you didn't know.

Maria said...

Usually I am against revamping stuff like Wonder Woman, but that new one looks kinda cool!

tessierose said...

At first I thought Wonder Woman was holdng a cocktail, so I was like "Hell Yes!" but no...
Your answers about were you were for all of those life changing events above, made me cry, which you often do. I just love following you. You are great!

Bonnie said...

Not sure if I can let go of the old Wonder Woman. She was my idol and I am so bitter that they have made so many freaking superhero movies, but none about Wonder Woman. WTF!

Drazil said...

Heeehheee - be afraid, be very afraid of Drazil and her mama peeps. I love you sweet thang!

Band-Babe said...

I'm STILL trying to find a decent wonder woman outfit... I think it's trademarked up the wazoo.

Your weekend at the cottage sounds beyond lovely. Hope you had a terrific time.

Thanks for sharing your BYOC answers... moving and interesting.

Kerri said...

I hope no one "unfollows" me because I haven't posted in nearly a week. Sometimes life gets a little crazy! I think I just need to stop sleeping so I can follow-up on all the blogs and take the time to blog all the things that are happening in my life! Hope you had a great time at the cottage!

Gilly said... pants. I think I might like it. Now if only she'd put on about 50lbs :)

Joey said...

I made the "SHIRLEY TEMPLE POST" of the week??? Damn! I hit the big time, baby!!

Seriously, I can't stop thinking about your diabetes. That is so fan-freaking-tastic! I can't wait to be off my high BP meds.

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