Friday, February 25, 2011


It's Friday. {insert huge sigh of relief}. It's been a long week. Lots of rainy days, which means that by 4pm on said days, there is a whiny, cranky toddler and a momma who might just lose it. OK, OK, I admit. I am almost losing it just about all the time, not just on the rainy days. But I like to think I have it together on the sunny days, so just humor me. haha! I am busy getting ready for a last minute visit from Drew's mom this weekend, so I thought I'd join in on Five Question Friday this week (plus I really like the questions this week).

1. Can you drive a stick shift?
Heck to the capital N-O. In fact, there's a funny story with stick shifts and me. You see, I was supposed to inherit my dad's Ford Taurus SHO when I turned 16. Back in the late '90s, that was a pretty sweet car. It has a wicked engine, leather seats... I mean, it was a perfect first set of wheels. The problem was, it was a manual. And we lived in Little Rock, Arkansas. If you know anything about Little Rock, specifically WEST Little Rock, then you know that the roads there are HILLY. Trying to learn stick is hard enough, but trying to learn on hills is nearly impossible. But I was determined, so Dad and I set out one afternoon shortly after I got my learners permit. We made it a few blocks from our house. I got stuck on a hill. I burnt out the clutch. Smoke was everywhere. I am sure there were choice words between me and my Dad. And I walked home. Upon entering the house (my mom had the most awesome bewildered look on her face when I walked in without my dad or car keys) I exclaimed to my mom that I was never going to drive. EVER. Thank God it wasn't self fulfilling prophesy. But the Taurus did have to leave our family for an easier mode of transportation (an automatic, 1987 Honda Civic. Don't laugh. I loved that car). That day I walked home from "driving" with my dad.... it was the last time I sat behind the wheel of a manual vehicle. Have I mentioned we own a manual transmission truck? I have no excuse, other than the mere fact that it I get kind of ticked off just thinking about learning to drive it, so I forego the option completely.

2. What are two foods you just can't eat?
Brussel Sprouts are the #1 answer to this question. When I was little, mom would cook brussel sprouts, and I swear that myself, along with my 3 siblings, would sit there at the table gagging at the sight and smell of the things. And then the taste? Pretty sure I dry heaved through a lot of dinners when I was a child. I can't distinctly think of the 2nd thing off the top of my head, although sardines sounds and smells aweful. I've never tried it though, so I'm not sure I could for sure say I couldn't eat them.

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?
Yes and no. Yes, we used to purchase Girl Scout cookies. back before we had two kids in diapers. We now spend our life savings on disposable pieces of glory, otherwise known as Huggies and Pampers. When we did buy them, we got the thin mints and somoas (OMG I am drooling just THINKING of these cookies... WHY did you have to ask this question?!?!).

4. How do you pamper yourself?
Food. haha! I LOVE eating out. LOVE it. But unfortunately we just don't have the money in the budget for eating out a lot (please see my answer to #3 to know WHY we don't have money to eat out). So on the rare occasion that we're able to do something fun, fancy and frivolous, eating out is what I do.

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
In high school, I went by my maiden name. Most of my high school friends STILL call me by my maiden name. In college that kind of went out the window, and I really took on Linds. To my dad, I am Loo Loo or Loo bug. Not really sure how that started, but he's always called me that. I wish I had better stories to share about my nicknames. My answer is pretty anticlimactic, don't you think? haha.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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