Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Question Friday

Join me in a little Five Question Friday? When you are done visit the My Little Life blog to see what others had to say.

1. Can you drive a stick shift?

I used to be able to.  Haven't in a long time.  I learned to drive on a stick and even valet parked as a job in college.  However, I believe my driving skills are declining through the years instead of improving.  I'm scared of backing up - I hit things.  I just don't get how I do it; I feel like I try really hard to be careful, but I do it.  Sigh!  I think the shift now would just be one more barrier to a successful backup.

2. What are two foods you just can't eat?

Hmmmm....  I like most foods.  I would say American cheese and brussel sprouts.  Yuck!  American cheese is SO not cheese.  It's this fake, waxy, nasty slab of oil.  Sorry, can't do it.  Won't eat it.  As for brussel sprouts - I think many are with me on this one.  That's one sprout that the rabbits can have a field day with because I don't want any part of them.

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?

Yes, I have two nieces and a cousin-in-law that are girl scouts.  The hubby likes the kind with coconut around them.  My daugther likes the peanut butter tagalongs.  Me, I like the lemon.  However, at $4 a box, I may not be liking them at all come next year.

4. How do you pamper yourself?

I don't really.  However, if pampering is needed, I would say a hot cup of chai and a good book.  That's always nice.  I love going out with my good friend, but I don't know if that counts as pampering.  If I can talk the hubby into a massage, that's the ultimate.  Ahhhh....

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

I don't have a nickname really.  Of course, I go by "Mom", "Mama", "Mommy" and "Ma".  But, those aren't nicknames, their monikers or badges of honor. 

How about you?


  1. I agree with you on the brussels sprouts!! Gross!! I also dislike beets (they taste like dirt smells--not yummy!)and cotton candy. Yuck-o! I have a little "book about me" that I made when I was in preschool, and it lists cotton candy as the food I like least. I guess my taste (at least for cotton candy) hasn't changed!! Your dislike of American cheese made me think of how much I LOVE pepper jack cheese. :D I enjoyed reading your post.

  2. Wendy - I debated between brussels and beets. Not a beet fan either... I used to sit at the table and stare at them for hours rather than eat them as a child. Yuck!

    I love most hard cheeses - jack, colby, cheddar, provolone, mozarella. Not soft cheeses, though. I think it's the texture.

  3. 1) I learned how to drive a stick shift first, and always drove one until about 10 years ago. It appeals to my list of practical, tough, and kind of spunky self-image. Test drove one when we were last car shopping - smooth and easy - but I wound up with an automatic again.
    2) Beets taste like sweet dirt, but I do so desire to find a way to make them palatable.
    3) I don't buy Girl Scout cookies, but I do eat a few when my husband buys them. I have to say, they're really not that great as far as cookies go.
    4) I think sleep and bubble baths are glimpses of heaven we can enjoy here and now. I also love drinking something delish (coffee, hot chocolate, tea, wine) with a girlfriend and talking and talking and talking - wildly indulgent. Oh! and book store browsing.
    5) Shy

    Thanks for this treat! I really enjoyed it - now off to my bubble bath, a book, and a cup of hot milk. ;D


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