I love a meme. It's been so long since I've done one, so I thought I'd use the meme I got in an email this week. Play along, will you?
1. What is your occupation?
I enable small children to find their creative potential. I encourage them to rest after a tough morning playing. I rock babies to sleep. I tell horrible shaggy dog stories to school aged children. They beg for more. I influence young minds while their mothers are away. Mwahahaha! I have the best job in the whole world. Child care, part time, at my church.
See? See how I influence them? For good, right?
2. What color are your socks right now?
Seriously? That's the best they can do? Sock color? Oh alright. They're white. Are you happy? But earlier this week, while I was influencing grade school children, I was wearing red and green striped toe socks with bells on the big toes. My 10 year old girls loved them. A six year old girl said they were tacky. I'm going to have to have a talk with her mother about her fashion sense ...
3. What are you listening to right now?
My thirteen year old, Goof Ball, is reading the latest Think Geek catalog. He's saying, over and over, "Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock". Yeah. You're jealous. Admit it.
4. What was the last thing that you ate?
Oh man!Only the best dinner ever. And I have to say that using the little cast iron camping skillet in the kitchen? Rocks. I had bacon, eggs with parmesan and buttered toast. Beat THAT.
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
When I got married, at 24, I'd been driving for just a year. We ditched my little car and bought a stick shift station wagon. I had no choice but to learn. My husband would say, when I'd park and stop, "The Eagle has landed!" But yeah, I can drive a stick.
6 Last person you spoke to on the phone?
Let me check my cell record ... that would be my daughter, Maybelline. She stayed after school for help with her AP Chemistry and I picked her up.
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Well duh. Yeah. But she doesn't have a blog, so I can't link to her.
8. How old are you today?
What a stupid question. I'm a day older than I was yesterday and a day younger than I'll be tomorrow. What is this? Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? I'm looking for my sign ...
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I'm not really into sports, but I LOVE to watch my Saints play! Last year, when they were in the Super Bowl, I had to work child care. My boss set up a TV in the gym and one in our classroom, both tuned to the right station. The fourth and fifth graders and I watched nearly every minute of the game, screaming and jumping up and down. During commercials and halftime, the boys played tag football. It ROCKED!!! Holly, You and Joe rock!!!
10. What is your favorite drink?
Coffee, the self medicating choice of ADD people everywhere. Started drinking coffee when I was two. Started my kids on it at about the same age. Nothing like it! And don't give me any of that froo-froo flavored stuff.
11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
What? You ask that like I've had a choice. Oh alright - when I was a freshman in college I colored my auburn hair a deep shade of brown, thinking I could wear my friend's bright '80's clothing. I used a wash out dye, in case I didn't like it. Let me tell you RIGHT NOW that that temporary stuff? DOES NOT WASH OUT IN 12 WASHINGS. I know. I washed it at least twelve times the day after I put in on.
But now? Yeah. I dye my hair. I don't grey well so far.Light auburn is my color of choice.
12. Favorite food?
If you asked me an hour ago I'd have told you bacon and eggs. Now, with a full belly, I'd have to say mac'n'cheese. Something I never eat anymore because of my ADD. Dang. I could really go for a giant pot of the cheap boxed stuff right now.
13. What is the last movie you watched?
Seriously? I don't remember. Huh. Wait! I watched Clue when I was at my sister's the first week of November! Oo! Oo! Gratuitous Calum shot! (I need some updated photos *ahem*)
Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting (sing it!)
14. Favorite day of the year?
Most days that end in the letter "y" are my favorite. I'm partial, however, to Monday.
15. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Indoor toy had to be the giant Barbie head with the long hair. I went looking for one when I had a girl, but their hair was all short! I spent HOURS braiding my Barbie's hair. Big braids, tiny braids. I was obsessed. Probably because my hair was so short and thick and impossible to braid.
Outdoor toy was my pogo stick. I set personal records jumping back and forth across my street. That thing was like an extra limb. LOVED it.
16. What is your favorite season?
Autumn! Autumn! Autumn! The best time of year to go camping! The leaves all turn pretty! The weather is crisp and cool! THE CHILDREN GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!
17. Cherries or Blueberries?
Ew! Ew! Neither! Keep them far, far away from me! Gross!
18. What occupation would you pick if you could pick any (and had the talent) if you could live your life again?
I think I would have been a trapeze artist or a clown. I never did dream of running away and joining the circus, but as an adult I've always thought it would have been kinda fun. If I could ride a unicycle, that would ROCK. Oo! And play the accordion! And the bagpipes! Wait. Maybe not the bagpipes.
See what fun this has been? You play too! Post this to your blog and answer the questions, then let me know it's up. What fun!