Friday, December 10, 2004

Ask me anything...

I found this fun, interactive meme (of sorts) @ Gypsy Girl's blog. (Who I adore and stalk obsessively by the way. Well, in a not-so-weird, I'm not a freak kind of way. . I promise GG!)

A) First, recommend to me:

1. a movie.
2. a book.
3. a musical artist, song, or album.

B) Ask me three questions—no more, no less. Ask me anything you want.

C) Go to your blog (if you have one), copy and paste this, and allow everyone to ask you anything.

Be gentle.



Blogger Harmony said...

Movie) about, Boondocks's a little bloody, but hey it's got Sean Patrick Flanery in it!
Book) you don't really like the books I read...
Music) you don't much care for what I listen to either, but I'm going to suggest Diana Krall..

Three questions for you...that's going to take a while...

10:41 AM  
Blogger J said...

Girl, you rock. Thanks for nominating me!

Movie: 8 Seconds. It's an oldie but goodie. or Urban Cowboy of course
Book: Anything by Nicholas Sparks but The Notebook is my favorite.
Musical Artist: my artist of the moment is Fisher.

3 questions - What is the largest Texas city you live near? If you could have job in the world, what would it be? What do you really want for Christmas?

11:56 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Jazzy - It was my pleasure. I think you're hilarious. On to the questions...

1) Dallas Baby! I live a mere 30 miles south of Dallas. My best friend lives smack in the heart of Dallas. However, she is moving soon. =)

xx Thanks for stopping by.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

My recommendations...
1. 13 Going on 30--It's fun and has enough 80's in it to make you a little nostalgic. And, it has Mark Ruffalo..hubba hubba.

2. The Face-Dean Koontz A really good read, somewhat suspenseful

3. Chariot--cd by Gavin DeGraw I got it for my birthday and I am loving it!

I am so bad at thinking of good questions to answer..but here goes..
1. Having not read through all your archives, which may or may not answer this question, how and where did you meet your husband?
2. How long were you in labor for your kids?
3. If you won millions in the lottery, which, if any, charities would you donate money to?

Ok, I'm off to add this to my blog. :)

11:08 AM  
Blogger brooklynzoo said...

i fully recommend the magnetic fields. they are simply my most favorite band ever. definitely check them out. their music is moving. very ecclectic. sappy at times. happy at other times.

movie - igby goes down. there is something about that movie that i just love.

book - the life and death of great american cities, jane jacobs.

question - what are the most difficult things about being a momma? a wife?

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MOVIE: The Bourne Supremacy. Matt Damon is supremely hot. And so is Karl Urban.

BOOK: The Famished Road.


1. Which blogger on your favorites list are you most likely to get into a fistfight with?
2. Who would win?
3. Which blogger on your favorites list are you most likely to stay up all night with, playing video games and drinking grain alcohol? (Or whatever.)

(From TRISH a.k.a. MISS OHIO, because blogger sucks ASS right now and won't let me log ON. Bastards.)

6:26 PM  
Blogger annette said...

Movie: National Treasure
Book: Paris Underground
Music: Fleetwood Mac

3Q's: First Kiss (Who, When, Where)

1:15 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Jazzy, I just signed back on after being away all weekend when I realized that in my haste Friday, I only answered one of your questions. lol.. Sorry!

If I could have any job in the world - (I had to think about this one because I love my job as a Domsestic Goddess.) Buuut, If I were to choose, I would love to be a profession poker player. Texas hold'em all the way. I love the drama and tension that poker "brings to the table".

What do I really want for Christmas - to be debt free. (Fat chance huh?)

7:20 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Hey Ang, Those are great sounding recommendations. I've never heard of Gavin DeGraw so I'll be checking him out on my musicmatch radio today. I've never seen 13 going on 30 either!

On to the questions -

1) How and where did I meet my husband.

It's a long, rather funny story. C and I were both operators for the phone company. (O and 411) I was close friends with C's older brother at first, because C had a long standing girlfriend that he was very wrapped up with. We didn't really like each other at first as a matter of fact we didn't like each other at all! We argued and picked on each other, ALOT. A year or so later, I broke up with my (jackass) boyfriend at the same time that he broke up with his girlfriend and we became friends out of consolation. Within 3 months we we're living together and in love. The most interesting part of it is that I was 4 months pregnant when he moved in with me. (Not his child!) My boyfriend had left me at the alter (literally!) two weeks before the wedding and moved to California. C was totally there for me. He accepted all the baggage that I came with (good and bad) and promised to stand by me. That was 10 years ago. Things have only gotten better since. =)

2)How long was I in labor with my kids.

I'm lucky enough to have had some very easy births. All of them! My first labor came on naturally and everything went very smoothly. I went into labor at about 9am and had Logan at 6:30pm. (or somewhere there, It's been 10 years!) The second one was my little girl and she was in a HURRY. The doctor induced my labor at about 10am and the nurse delivered Ally at a little after 1pm. All of my family had stayed at work thinking that it was going to be later that evening before she would make an appearance. I didn't have any pain meds with her at all. The last one was also very easy. Clayton wouldn't come on his own either, so the doctor did a little "stretching" and I went into labor with him almost immediately afterwards. The doctor barely made it to his delivery as well. C is convinced that I'm a living, breathing, baby-making machine. If I had a uterus, I might still be having babies. (Thank you God for small favors!)

3)If I won a million dollars which charities would I donate to.

This is an easy one for me. I have several charities that are very dear to me for personal reasons. First would be CAN (Cure Autism Now). My oldest son, Logan was diagnosed with autism when he was 4 years old and I'm still holding out hope for a cure. The second would be the American Heart Association. When I was 13 years old, my Mother had a heart transplant. Cardiomyopathy had rendered her heart useless. She is still with us and going strong almost 20 years later. I feel that alot of that is in due to organizations like the AHA.

Those were great questions! Thanks for playing. xx

7:51 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Brooklyn - Thanks for the great suggestions. Those are all new to me.

What is the most difficult thing about being a Mom.

Wow, this is hard. There are SO many things that are terrifying, frustrating, aggravating! For me the hardest part of being a Mother is worrying about their futures. I want SO much to be able to give them what they need to survive later on in life and I worry everyday that I'm not doing that. Good question.

The hardest part about being a wife is watching my husband act like a goofball in front of friends and resisting the urge to apologize for him. (Kidding! That's not the "hardest" part just the most frustrating.) The hardest part is keeping our love new. After 10 years we know everything about each. Love doesn't cure everything and we try DAILY to make each other happy. Sometimes it takes work. Alot of work. Great Questions. xx

7:59 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Hey Trish, Thanks for the suggestions. I haven't seen The Bourne Supremacy yet, but I've been wanting too. I'll look up your other suggestions too. =)

1) Which blogger would I most likely end up in a fist fight with. This is so funny and so easy. It would be Krista with absolute certainty. She and I have been best friends for 28 years and we HAVE been in fights before. Granted our fights have never reached "fist fight" status, but neither her nor I are "fighters" anyway. We're both highly emotionaly and slightly (very) temperamental, but basically big wimps when it comes right down to it.

2) Who would win? Me, of course. =) (if she argues, I'll kick her butt. LOL)

3) Which blogger on your favorites list are you most likely to stay up all night with, playing video games and drinking grain alcohol? I would love to party with Alli from Tof Reknin Day. However, all of the bloggers on my list are people that I think I would connect to in some small way in real life. Meeting any one of them would be a bonus. Great questions! xx

8:12 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Annette, I love Fleetwood Mac! You have good taste...

First kiss - Wow, I had to really think about this one. I was escorted to my 8th grade banquet by a boy named Tony. He was older than me, he was cute, he lived in another town, and he had a car. I thought he was the best thing EVER. We kissed that night in his car, in my driveway and I promised myself that I would never wash my lips again. In retrospect, I don't think I ever saw him again after that night. Great question. xx

8:28 AM  
Blogger C-8 said...

I always feel peer pressure to do these...

1) "Oceans 11" - the original, just because Frank Sinatra was a hottie...
2) "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold, because it will make you cry
3) Superdrag - I hate that they're considered an "indie band" but they're super duper cool

1. what would you do for a klondike bar?
2. last really embarassing thing that happened to you?
3. cute story about how you named your kids

c) go to my blog, i shall do this eventually

12:37 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Yay! More recommendations for fun stuff. Typically, I love indie bands Cate, so I'll look up Superdrag today. Thanks! Yes, Sinatra was way hot back then.

1) LOL! We're talking chocolate right? No wimpy vanilla coating or anything like that? Hmmmmm, walk backwards on barefeet for miles while humming 100 bottles of beer on the wall. Is that enough? ;-)

2) Ha. I embarass myself daily. Let me think of the last significant embarassing moment. Well, last week I screwed up pretty bad while backing the truck out of the garage. (insert exasperated sigh) C had a stack of firewood sitting against the far wall of the garage, RIGHT beside the truck. The firewood was so close to the truck that I had to squeeze around the front of the truck (which barely fits in the garage as it is) to get in. As I was backing out (trying to avoid hitting the *^@#! firewood) I almost took out the mirror on the side of the garage wall. C was standing in the garage watching the whole thing and just shaking his head at me, like awww poor girl. (Yea, I wanted to smack the him.)

2)My oldest son Logan was named "after" a criminal. No, really! I was an operator for the phone company and I listened to about 1000 calls a day. Probably 400 of them were from the local county jail. One day while sitting at work, absently jotting down baby names a call came in and the man on the other end said that he wanted to make a collect call. I absently asked for his name and number and instantly sat straight up when the caller said his name was Logan. WOW! I Love this name, I thought. I looked up to see where he was calling from and burst out laughing when I realized it was one of our "jail callers". The name stuck.

Another funny thing is that on my hubby's side of the family all of the grandkids names end with an "n". (On purpose!) Logan, Allyson, Clayton, Brendan, Kaitlyn, Cameron, Madelyn and Caden. Yea, we're goofy.

xx Jenn

6:32 AM  
Blogger Harmony said...

My turn! Three questions....

1) If you could change one thing about me, what would it be?
2) If you could relive one moment from our past all over again, what would that moment be?
3) If you had a "do over" what would it be?

7:08 AM  
Blogger is it just me? said...

1. Somewhere in Time
2. Memoirs of a Geisha
3. Garbage - Version 2.0

1. A moment of "aha!" ?
2. Anywhere in the world to live?
3. Favorite men's cologne?


11:17 AM  
Blogger Bennet said...

Apparently this blog was the seed of it all. Very interesting, indeed.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Great questions Kris!

1) If you could change one thing about me, what would it be?

I would want you to be more confident. You are smart, beautiful, generous and so much more; quit selling yourself short.

2) If you could relive one moment from our past all over again, what would that moment be?

Wow. How hard is this! After much thought (about 30 seconds) I've decided on the night we drove to Billy Bob's and got lost. That was SO much fun. The seedy neighborhood, strange men peeing on the side of the road, riding on a donut.... good times.

3) If you had a "do over" what would it be?

Yikes. I try not to think in these terms because it can get very depressing.... but, after more intense thought I would definitely choose a do-over for the morning that I wrecked my little nissan and split my chin open. I would take back all of that money I paid to the plastic surgeon and the misery of being on crutches for weeks. Yea, definitely would want a do-over for that day.


4:51 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Hi Jen~

I've been dying to read Memoirs of a Geisha for months and months. Maybe I will get a copy for Christmas...

1. A moment of "aha!" ?

The day I realized that my Mom was not going to be here with me forever and I need to spend every spare moment I can with her, telling her how much I love her.

2. Anywhere in the world to live?

Palestine, Texas

3. Favorite men's cologne?

Lolita Lempicka. This stuff smells so incredibly good. Yummmm...

4:56 PM  

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