Friday, September 24, 2010

Five Question Friday

1. If you could speak with a different accent, what would it be (i.e Australian, Scottish)?

Italian, for sure.  I really hate that I didn't push myself to learn it while I was in college.  I loved, and still love, all things Italian! It is such a beautiful language, and to have that accent while speaking English would be fantastic too!

2. Can you fall asleep anywhere? (i.e floor, couch, deck)

Actually, yes... Especially when I'm pregnant.  Funny story... When I was about 12 weeks pregnant with Emma, I fell asleep at the airport, sitting at my gate.  It wasn't until after my plane left that I woke up and asked the lady at the counter why my flight was delayed.  She informed me that it left on time and they had paged me repeatedly before shutting the gate.  I sat back down in my seat and cried until I could get myself together enough to figure out what to do next.  I had to wait until the next morning to fly out, but I made it to the event I was going to... Thank goodness!

3. Do you use public restrooms? If so, do you sit on the toilet?

I do use public restrooms when I have to, but no I don't sit on the toilet.  I prefer to wait until I get home, or somewhere less public, but sometimes that just doesn't quite work out.  Oh, I did go through a phase where I wouldn't sit on any toilet but my own....  Not even when I went to my parents or grandparents house.  Not sure what that was all about, but it took me months to get over.

4. If you were stuck in an elevator for 24 hours, what celebrity would you most want to be stuck with?

Does an author count as a celebrity?  Because, I would want to be stuck with T.S. Eliot.  I am such a huge fan of his works, especially Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.  When I taught high school English and Literature, we spent a whole month studying this book.  I actually think my kids got into it and learned a little.  They were quite stunned to see it come to life as the musical Cats.  Someone else that I would like to be stuck in an elevator with... Aurthur Miller... the guy who wrote The Crucible... My kids and I also studied him.  He led quite the life!

5. Where did you & your significant other go on your 1st date?

I'm just full of interesting answers today!  Chuck and I had our first date at The Veranda in Starkville, MS.  We both hung out there a lot and loved the food, so we met there for lunch on our first official date.  We barely got our meal when my cell phone started ringing... 10 missed calls in less than 2 minutes.  All from the store I worked at.  I finally answered and it was the owner of the neighboring store.  She called to tell me that my sister, who was working with me that day, was okay, but I needed to get back there.  A car had crashed through the front of our store and caused major damages!  It was right before Christmas.  Our display window and about 1/4 of the store was a disaster, but the lady and her car were perfectly fine... Not a single ding, dent or scratch on her brand-new Caddy!

Happy Friday!  Go STATE!


  1. Hey girl, thanks for stopping by today. I had to laugh at #2 because I did something very similar. It was the last flight going to the east coast and I had to fly further west and catch a redeye to get home.

  2. That is crazy about the car crashing through the store! Had the woman been sipping some egg nog?

    I also can't believe the airport sad. You think they would have woken you since you were sitting at the terminal of the flight!

  3. So glad both of you stopped by!

    There wasn't any egg nog involved... just old age. She was in her eighties!

    Oh, an to top off the airport escapade... the lady that checked me in at first... and talked to me forever, asking all the details of my life story, was the one who was at my gate and called for me. She told me she saw me sleeping and was pretty sure I was the person she was calling for, but didn't want to wake me to ask... uh, thanks.