Saturday, September 15, 2012

Air Supply, a Torn Dress, and Ice Cream


Hey, everyone, it’s Friday again!  I’ve had a lot of reading/homework to do the past few days—and a test this morning—so I’m glad for the weekend.  Not that it’ll be a complete break from the school work, but it’ll be a little slower.

Plus, our state fair started yesterday and tonight hubby and I went out to see one of the free concerts.  Air Supply!  He didn’t really want to go, but he didn’t want me to go alone, either, so he took me.  And, he even said it wasn’t as bad as he’d expected.  Winking smile  We’ll go out again next weekend to see the fair proper, since we didn’t have time to do much other than the show tonight, but I did get my two favorite pieces of fair food:  jumbo corn dog and a giant cinnamon roll.  And guess what?  When we go next week, I’ll get them again!

But now to get down to Friday business, it’s time for a few questions.  Linking up with Mama M. over at My Little Life.  Check her out if you get the chance.

five question friday

1. How long did it take for you to find your wedding dress? (Wedding dress pics anyone?)

Gosh, I’ve been married a long time, so some of those planning details elude me.  I want to say maybe two or three months, though most of that was just magazine shopping.  Once I’d narrowed it down to a few styles, I think it only took trips to two different stores to find what I really wanted.  And, I actually ended up with exactly the dress from the magazine.  Interestingly, it had a poofy train, and, not being much of a poofy girl, I thought the dress would be just about perfect if it only the train was a bit simpler.  As it turns out, I also found a dress almost exactly the same, but with a very simple train, but I didn’t like it nearly as much.  I guess maybe I wanted to feel like a princess just once in my life.  The downside of the poofy train?  It got caught on the door as we were exiting after the ceremony and ripped a bit. Wedding Aisle I almost cried.

Wedding Party   See, big poofy train.  And some simple beadwork on the bodice. 



                        This is right before the ripping.

2. Someone in your general vicinity releases a NASTY smelling fart. Do you say anything or blow it off?

Generally speaking, I ignore it.  Unless it’s my husband, and then I’ll definitely be calling him out!

3. What is the scariest thing that happened to you or scared you recently?

I’m the nervous type, so a lot of things sort of scare me—being home alone at night, my son coming home really late without me knowing why, things like that.  And when I was commuting 50 miles to work every day, at least once a week there’d be some sort of close call on the highway to really get my blood pumping.  But probably the most scary thing recently was a rash of wildfires in the state last month, including one just a few miles down the road from us.  A change of wind direction is all it would have taken to wipe out everything we own. It was close enough that I had the hose out in an exercise in futility, and I’d had my son pack up his most important belongings before he headed off to work, just in case we had to evacuate in his absence.  Yeah, that was really scary, and my heart goes out to all who suffered losses.

4. Favorite brand and flavor of ice cream.

As I have likely mentioned before, I’m pretty tame when it comes to food choices; I don’t want anything too weird.  That includes my ice cream.  The kind I eat most often is Breyers Carb Smart Vanilla.  Not because it’s my favorite flavor, but because I most often eat ice cream with something else—pie, cookies, brownies—and vanilla goes best with other things.  My favorite flavor just to sit down and eat is plain old chocolate.  Breyers makes a low carb version of that, too, but our store never has it.  I’m also quite fond of chocolate chip (probably my favorite milkshake flavor), and I’d still stick with Breyers for that, but I can never find it, either.  Now that I think about it, maybe I should buy my ice cream somewhere else.

5. Are you able to sleep well in hotels?

Oddly enough, yes.  Even though I’m a big ol’ scaredy cat, and always think strange noises must portend axe-wielding lunatics, being in a hotel—even alone—doesn’t bother me.  I do usually have to use more than one pillow to get a fluff and height that I’m comfortable with, and I’ve been known to run down to the local Wal-Mart for one of my own if I just couldn’t get the combination right (or carry my own), but other than that, no problem.  I think it’s because I absolutely love to travel, and a hotel almost always means I’m doing something new and exciting, so I’m just too thrilled about that to be worrying about much of anything else.   All that being said, though, there are a couple of things that must take place:  door locked and bolted/chained, curtains closed completely to block out any stray streetlights as well as ensure no one is able to see inside the room, and some small sliver of light shining to guide me to the bathroom.  Once those things are in place, I’m good to go.


And, that’s it for this week.  Once again, I invite you to join up in the blog hop below, or leave your answers in the comments. 

Happy weekend!