Friday, January 15, 2010

Five Question Friday - We Got Some Hot Ones!

My Little Life

It's 5QF (that is Five Question Friday for the uninitiated!) - and we've got some great questions to answer care of Mama M. at My Little Life. Make sure to visit her if you'd like to play along (OR visit her anyway - she's always an entertaining read!)

So, without further ado ...

1. Worst trouble you ever got into as a teenager?

Hmmm ... a teenager - ages 13 to 19 ...

Well, while I lived under my parents' roof, my naughtiness amounted to sitting for hours in my room and reading rather than tackling the chores I'd been assigned which might have been dusting, folding clothes, tidying my room, etc.  I was in trouble for chore evasion via literature consumption ALL the time.  Books were my addiction - my escape, my high, my compulsion, my "friends."  I NEVER got into trouble outside of my home - model student and citizen.

My college career was a MUCH different story however.  (I blogged a wee bit about my transition from high school to college back
here.)  Before I turned 20, I'd been ticketed for fake ID, minor consumption, underage in a bar ... and these were just the legal troubles I got myself into.  I put myself into all sorts of troubling situations with my drug and alcohol abuse.  It is a wonder I made it through that period alive and intact - but NOT without scars (the worst kind really - deep and invisible). 

The most sobering trouble that I got myself into during that college period (I was still 18) was recieving a notice in my little campus mail slot notifying me that I had lost my on-campus job.  Actually, it did not say I had lost my job, it said I was fired.  *groan*  My job was incredibly simple - and unsupervised which apparently was too much liberty for me at that time.  All I had to do was keep the study lounge on my dorm floor tidy - vaccuum, wipe counters and microwave, and take out trash.  Crazy easy.  So easy to do - so easy NOT to do.  Suffice it to say that the lounge had become quite a dive under my lack of care ... and so I was terminated.  By way of explanation, I was at the height of bad choices - bad boyfriend, lack of commitment to my studies, and overcommitment to getting high every night.  The lounge was the last thing on my mind - I never used it, never cleaned it.  I wasn't healthy ... and neither was my work ethic (which interestingly had always been stellar - overachieverish even - before AND after - Hello, Wake Up Call!).

2. Are you a morning person or a night person?

I am SO a night owl.  I am only very rarely in bed before midnight.  Lately, I've been pushing bedtime back further and further - closer to 1a.m.  I have ALWAYS been this way - often reading my book secretly in the bathroom after lights out (I was on the upper level - my parents on the lower - they had no idea that I was shut in the bathroom with the light on reading into the wee hours) - often until 2 or 3 a.m. 

And then I wonder why I have such a hard time getting going in the a.m.!

Knock, knock, wooden head!

3. Are you a one-handed or a two-handed Texter?

I am so NOT a texter. On the rare occasion that I've done so, it has been one-handed ... and only in response to texts from others ... and only in one or two word responses.

4. Democrat, Republican, or Independent..or maybe even Green Party (whatever that is).

I plead the fifth on this one (I've literally seen solid friendships annihilated in the face of political disagreement). Most of my friends don't even know my political stance ... except for the fact that my hubby slapped a bumper sticker on my vehicle last election which I mean to take off, but it seems to be too much trouble.

I will share, however, that last spring I shook hands with now President Obama. I don't care who you are - that's cool!!!


Now-President Obama addressing the overflow crowd at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire just minutes before shaking MY hand!  That's my mom's face framing the pic on the left and my hair on the right.  My sis stood behind us and snapped the pic.

5. Are you a pet person?

YES!!!  I have ALWAYS had pets in my life.  I grew up on the farm where we had countless animals - the usual suspects (cows, sheep, pigs, chickens) and the unusual (ducks, geese, swan, deer) but alway a few pets - usually dogs, though a few ponies, hamsters, rabbits, a pair of lovebirds and once we even had a pet raccoon which lived with us for a summer until it was mature and the call of the wild took her back to where she belonged.

Presently, we have two dogs - good old reliable Golden, Dakota ... and crazy unpredictable mutt, Henry.

Dakota and Henry

And, oh - not MY pet, but my son, TJ has a beta fish, Wiggles.

1 comment:

  1. Bridgette has a Beta, too - Milk Moustache ("Stash" for short) that refuses to die...I mean, he's a hearty little thing. :)


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