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Friday, March 16, 2012



It's that day of the week again- TGIF!!!

Anyway, time to BYOC! (BTW Drazil, your tutorial on button-copying worked, I just had to make it smaller.) This is where you get to answer some questions so we can learn more about you and you don't have to think about a sparkling blog post on your own!

1). How do you feel about college? If you have kids or siblings, will you encourage or require them to go? If you went, how long did you go and what for?
      I am one of seven siblings and all but two went to college. The other 4 that went to college first went to community college for 2 years and then transferred to a 4 year school. I was all gung-ho and went right to a 4 year school, Hamilton College in upstate NY. I was going pre-med. And then I got there, and it was tough! High school was nothing like this! I did poorly my 1st year and decided that all of this calculus and science really wasn't for me. I am a people-watcher and I became fascinated with Sociology. I got to take classes like 'The Sociology of Addiction' and 'Psychosexual Diversity.' Once I did that my grades soared. But, in my 2nd semester of my sophomore year, I started dating my now husband. I had asked him to my sister's wedding (he is a friend of my b-i-l's) and we kept in touch long-distance. Well, things got serious that summer and when I went away again my junior year, I missed him terribly. I only had classes on Tues. and Thurs. so I could take the long weekends to come home and visit him. (I still managed to make Dean's List that semester!) I decided to transfer back onto LI. Only I never did. I went 5 semesters and I have no degree to show for it. Now that my kids are older, I want to go back to school, but I have no clue as to what I want to study.
     I will encourage my kids to go to college. Although my husband didn't go and makes enough money for us to live on, he doesn't make a lot, and he works 55 hrs., 6 days/week. He wants the kids to go to school so they rely on their minds and not their bodies (NOT like that!) to make a living. At 45, all of the physical labor he has done has taken a toll on him. Thank God, both of my kids are doing really well in school and enjoy learning. I can't wait to see what they make of themselves.

2). Pink or purple? Coke or Pepsi? Pen or pencil? Cursive or printing? Ketchup or mustard?
     Neither pink nor purple, but if there's a gun to my head I would have to say pink. yuck. Pepsi (though I rarely drink soda). Pen. Printing because I'm a perfectionist and I'm not happy with my cursive right now. And if we're talking hot dogs, I'm into ketchup now. Mustard on ham and in egg salad- YUM!

3). If you could live in any generation, which would it be?
     I grew up in the 80's, so I don't know any better! I had what my brother likes to call a "Flock of Seagulls" haircut. I actually shaved the back and the sides! I loved Tears For Fears, The Cure, R.E.M., Crowded House... good times. I know my son would choose the 40's because he's so into WWII and the Big Band Era (he plays trombone in jazz band). I think I'd choose the 50's, when there wasn't such a stigma on being a stay-at-home mother. Then I could wear the adorable dresses and pearls while fixing my family dinner. Ooh, and ignorance was bliss! I could smoke and drink and be none the wiser! (I don't do either of those anymore.)

Guess which one is me!

4). What do you sleep in?
      Depends. Sometimes I just take off my jeans and go to bed in the shirt I wore all day. I know, some of you are recoiling in disgust. Guess what? I don't wash my face either! *GASP!* Most times I put on a nightgown, all because I really just want to take my bra off. If I had my way and there were no children in the house, I might just sleep naked.

5). Repeat- Summarize your week.
     Well, got the new car last Thursday and was rear-ended (with only a paint scratch) on Sunday on the way home from church. Wednesday weigh-in says I lost 2 pounds. Hope I don't find them. And now that it's noon, I'm back from the gym having run 8 miles in 1:20, plus a quarter mile cool-down, walked a mile back and forth to the gym and did 20 minutes on the arc trainer so I could talk to my gf. That's a grand total of 10.33 miles today.
*UPDATE: As of 7am those kids still aren't here. FML.

**UPDATE: They showed up at 7:15am, right as the older one needed to get to the bus stop with my daughter.

12 comments:

  1. I love the 80's!! We totally have the same taste in music!!

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    1. And technically I grew up in the 70's AND 80's.

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  3. What is BYOC?

    Really enjoyed reading this!!

    I'm definitely encouraging my kids to go to college!

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    1. Bring Your own Crazy..."Drazil" started it on her blog as a way to get to know each other. She post questions, answers them herself and then you answer and you can link your blog to her's. That button on the top of this blog is from her blog. Her website is on top of the picture in pink font.

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    2. If you click on the button it brings you right to her blog!!

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  4. Love the old photo Linda! I totally spotted your smile. I just saw you signed up for the Ragnar with Katie. How exciting!! :)

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    1. Even with sending Rik my reg. fee and booking a hotel in Key West, I STILL caon't believe I'm doing this Michelle!

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  5. I love the picture!! Oh my gosh. I loved the 80's and all the music you listed. I majored in Psychology for the exact reason you listed. Although I can assure you finishing the degree didn't put me in any better position for getting a job! lol...seriously you have to go on to a masters at least for that degree to be of much use BUT it was very interesting. Well I loved reading this post. It was interesting!!

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  6. So funny! I'm an 80s girl too - oh the bangs, THE BAAAANGS!!

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    1. I think every one of us looks like we have bangs! And we all have our natural hair color! And the ones that don't dye their hair are COMPLETELY gray now, myself included!

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  7. HI - I love your blog and always like to read your comments on Katie's blog, too. I'm a child of the 70's and high school class of '83! woo-hoo!(all girls Catholic high school - eek!) Anyway, I don't think it's ever a mistake to get a degree. Knowledge is power! I'm working on finally finishing mine right now. I should be done by the time I'm 50! I regret not finishing it when I started(would have been a helluva lot cheaper!), but I too got derailed by true love:)

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