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Monday, December 22, 2008

GM5M 12/22

Give me 5 favorite holiday foods:
1. Eggnog
2. Peanut butter kiss cookies
3. Marshmallow fudge
4. Turkey
5. Cranberry sauce


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Manic Monday 12/22

If you were at a friend’s house for a holiday dinner and you found a dead cockroach in your salad, what would you do? I'd stop eating the salad and probably just throw it out. I doubt I'd mention it...I'd feel awful bringing it up, but it depends which friend it is.

If you could put anyone you know on Prozac, who would you choose? Well I probably should have been on it a few times when I fell into depression. I wouldn't be able to choose someone, though.

How do you feel about public displays of affection? They are okay, but people don't need to make out in public. Holding hands, hugging, brief kisses...fine!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Your Snow Test Says You're Independent

You feel like something good will happen to you in the next few months.

You don't really like to work, unless work feels like play. You only are successful when you are doing what you love.

You are an independent, individualistic person. You thrive when you're doing your own thing.

Your biggest worry in life is your family. You stay up at night thinking about them.

When it comes time to relax, you have difficulty relaxing. You are a bit high strung.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fill in the Blanks 12/8

  1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags, don't know why! I think because I never got them as a child?
  2. Real tree or artificial? Real, although I have an artificial one in my apt because I won't be here for Christmas
  3. When do you put up your tree? I put mine up the last day of November this year. I don't know when my family will put the real one up.
  4. When do you take it down? Late January
  5. Star on top of tree or angel? Angel @ home, gingerbread guy at the apt
  6. Easiest person for you to shop for? My youngest sister Rachael, she's 8
  7. Hardest person for you to shop for? My brother Sam, he's 18
  8. Favorite gift you received as a child? I really don't have one, but my sister got a doorknob and now it's a family joke...
  9. Worst gift you ever received? Don't have one! Actually, my grandfather gave me quite a few art sets...but now that he's not the same... I don't even care. I'd love to receive another one from him.
  10. Your favorite Christmas song? Right now, Wintersong by Sara Bareilles

Heads or Tails

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Soooo true!

You Are Flannel Pajamas

You seek comfort above everything else. You rather feel good than look good.

You are a very relaxed person, especially when you're surrounded by your favorite things and people.

You are a homebody. Home is the place where you can truly be yourself.

You are likely to wear pajamas a lot. In fact, you often change into your pj's the minute you get home!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

100 Things

I borrowed this from Shannon...The idea is to bold the ones you have done!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Seen the Lincoln Memorial in person
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible

86. visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else’s blog to your own

Monday, December 1, 2008

GM5M #43

Give Me Five items you purchased on Black Friday or over this past weekend for the upcoming holiday season.

Eek..this is bad, heh!

1. a new laptop (my mom is getting my old one, and my brother is getting a new mp3 player with a gift card I'm getting because I bought the computer...)

2. a new ipod (my sister is getting my old one)

3. candle making supplies (I think I'm making candles for co-workers)

4. Christmas cards

5. This book for my sister- she saw mine and wanted one- they are cool!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

You Are 55% Likely to Survive Another Great Depression

Even though you may not be expecting the worst, you're the type of person who prepares for the worst.

You live a relatively modest life. You don't overspend, and you aren't very materialistic.

You are also quite self sufficient and independent. You have many useful skills.

You can take care of yourself and those you love... which is crucial to surviving another Great Depression.

You Are a Discount Shopper

You love to get things as cheaply as possible. You live for sales.

It's partially because you like to save money, but it's also because you like the thrill of finding a fabulous deal.

Of all the types, you tend to shop frequently but rarely by. You keep an eye on prices.

Brand names are not that important to you. You know how to have style without collecting designer tags.

What Your Thanksgiving Meal Says About You

When it comes to the holidays, you follow and love the big traditions. You look forward to them every year.

You see the holidays as a time to think about what's important to you. It's a good time to reflect and regroup.

You like the aspects of the holiday that remind you of your childhood - opening presents, treats, and old favorite foods.

During the holidays, you are likely to feel generous. At your worst, you feel exhausted.

You consider yourself a real red blooded American, and you're proud of it.

You tend to spend your holidays doing everything and anything. You really get into the holiday spirit.

You Are a Pilgrim

Like the pilgrims, you've felt persecuted for your beliefs from time to time.

You have a strong sense of right and wrong. Your morality sometimes makes you feel out of step with the modern world.

You may not go as far as moving across the world, but you still identify with the pilgrims.

Well, except for the whole stealing land and killing Indians thing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Give Me 5 Monday 11/17

5 Things on my grocery list...always...

1. Bagels

2. Colby-Jack Cheese

3. Pretzels, of some kind- always!

4. Nestle chocolate powder for choco milk :)

5. Lucky Charms...I'm addicted!


What Your Height Says About You

You are a sensitive, emotional, and even shy person.

You are a romantic in the truest sense. You see people as you wish they were.

You tend to be a very perceptive person. You are good at getting to the heart of the matter.

You tend to be quite pensive and reflective. You think everything out carefully.

You are about as tall as the average German woman.

Friday, November 7, 2008

1. Where is the furthest place that you have traveled and how far away from home is it? Austria-- an 8-10 hour flight, not sure how many miles, LOL! I lived there for 4 was amazing. Actually... I guess Hungary was farther from home.

2. What is a blog that you would recommend for us to read and why? Hmmm... Confessions of a CF Husband. It's an inspiring read- I love their family and haven't ever met them!

3. What is the biggest surprise you ever have had and was it a good one? I have no idea

4. What is your favorite quote? (We know we've asked this recently. But there is always another great quote! :) Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it -- Maya Angelou

5. Have you ever been hospitalized for a major health situation? Nope- just my broken wrist and wisdom teeth removal

6. Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? I love having long hair to braid and do things with, but shorter hair looks better. Can you say indecisive?

7. What was your favorite amusement park ride growing up? The Tilt-A-Whirl

8. How long do you talk on your phone on a typical day? Probably less than 5 minutes

9. Other than Saturday 9, what is your favorite meme to do each week? Thursday Thirteen

Saturday 9

Friday 5: 11/7

What usually marks the middle of your day? The true middle? It would be about 4 pm and we'd be playing outside or watching the kids work inside @ school. On a weekend, who knows

From whom (or to whom) was your most recent middle-of-the-night phone call? Some unknown idiot called me at 3:34 the other morning. I have no idea who it was but I was not happy!

On what social, political, economic, or moral issue are you in the middle of the road? I am so far gone in politics lately I don't even know!

How likely are you to give someone your middle finger Very unlikely!

When were you last caught in the middle of a disagreement that really had nothing to do with you? Yesterday when a little boy supposedly hit a little girl @ school w/ his hat but he insisted it was not him who hit her...

Friday 5

You Are a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

You are smart, sophisticated, and savvy.

You love taking risks, and you are the first to know about new trends.

You are curious about the world and tend to have many interests.

You also are very talented. It sometimes seems like you are good at everything.

You are very social and inclusive. You'll be friends with anyone.

Even though you're very cultured, you're not a snob.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

3x Thursday 11/06

1. Do you have a job? If so, what do you do? Yes, I teach in Extended Care in a Montessori school (lunchers, nappers, afternoon/evening care)

2. If you don't have a job, is it related to this crappy economy? What's next for you? N/A

3. Do you see any upsides to quitting a job or being laid off? If so, what are they? If not, why not? Sometimes, it can be a GREAT starting over point! Speaking from experience here ;)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

You Should Live in a Purple State

Your preferences are 45% Blue, 55% Red

You may not be a swing voter, but you feel comfortable around moderate people.

You tend to do best in states with a red and blue mix - like Nevada and North Carolina.

You are adaptable. You can converse with a church crowd as easily as with grad students.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

You Should Be a Ghost

You are seen as shy and introverted. You like to blend in... or disappear.

You see Halloween as the day you can sit back and enjoy what other people are doing.

You don't scare all that easily on Halloween. If anything, you tend to scare people.

You don't try to be scary, but you do tend to lurk around and catch people by surprise.

You Are Monday

Like this day of the week, you are ruled by the moon.

More than anything, you are flexible.

You are moody and impressionable. You are easily influenced by the world around you.

And while you can be temperamental, you eventually adjust.

While Mondays tend to be the hardest day for people, you don't mind getting back to regular life.

You're the one waking up early and making the coffee while everyone else complains.

What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says

You are a gleeful, exuberant person.

You enjoy a good party, and you even enjoy a good brawl.

This Halloween, there is no question what you should be... a pirate!

The candy you should give out: peanut butter cups

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Letter "B"

Thanks, Sharon!

Here are the rules:

  • use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following questions.
  • they have to be real places, names, things; nothing made up
  • you can't use your name for the boy/girl question
  • tag 5 people to play along

What is your name? Bethany

A four letter word- brat

A boy's name- Brendan

A girl's name- Brenna

An occupation- Bailiff

A color- Blue

Something you wear- Bonnet (well I don't wear one, but some people do!)

A beverage- Blueberry milkshake

A food- Bagel!

Something found in the bathroom- bathtub

A place- Bangor, Maine (where I was born!)

A reason for being up late- book reading

Something you shout- Bye!

Play along! Let me know if you do. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday Nine (10/11)

1. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? Just yesterday, in fact! Before that, it had been a few weeks.

2. Can you change the oil on a car? Oh heck no...but my dad can! ;)

3. Name three things you have on you at all times. Cell phone, wallet, earrings

4. What’s your life motto? Smile and always remember to Shine

5. What’s a word that you say a lot? LOL

6. What were you doing at midnight last night? Reading before bed

7. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? I need a shower...

8. Who is your worst enemy? The devil...

9. What does your watch look like? I haven't seen it in WEEKS, but it is a green sports watch

Saturday Nine

Saturday Six (10/11)

1. What's the last movie you watched in the theater? I went to the dollar theater on Friday and watched "Swing Vote".

2. How much is absolutely too much to pay for seeing a movie in a theater at night? Hmm.. $10. I would pay $8, but really, no higher. That's why I love the dollar theater!

3. Other than popcorn and a drink, what concession item are you most likely to buy in a movie theater? Nothing at all, I sometimes smuggle in a pretzel or candy but don't buy food there. Too expensive!

4. Take the quiz: In What Genre Should You Be A Movie Star? Censored...

5. What was the last movie you watched at home? Umm...I think 27 Dresses? I seriously don't remember!

6. Would you have paid to watch this film in a movie theater when it originally came out? Oh, I did! About 4 times...LOL!

Saturday Six

3x Thursday 10/09

1. Do you like iTunes? Why/why not? What do you think of the iTunes store maybe going away? Does it matter to you? Why/why not? I like iTunes, most of the time. I haven't heard anything about the iTunes store going away, yikes! I would have a hard time with that, because it's where I keep up on new cds and songs lately. I'd miss it!

2. How do you get your music these days (torrents, iTunes, Amazon, record store, other)? What's your prefered method of media (mp3s, cd, vinyl)? Why? iTunes mostly. Definitely an mp3 user here!

3. Do you play any Rock Band or Guitar Hero? What do you think of downloadable content? More specifically, what do you think of downloading entire albums to play when you've already bought the CD in the past? I don't play Rock Band or Guitar Hero...I wouldn't download an entire album, but rather upload the cd to iTunes!

3x Thursday