Friday, April 2, 2010

Just 5 little questions

I had quite a few computer woes the first half of the day, and after spending nearly two hours getting my Internet connection back up (the Internet didn’t recognize the IP address of my router), I wasn’t in the best mood to write today’s post. I changed my mind only after reading Stacey’s answers to this 5 Question Friday Meme, so I linked up with Mama M over at My Little Life and answered them too.

1. Do you sing out loud in the car when you’re driving?
Ok, I may sing to a tune or two but if I croon a little too loud for a little too long, I hear from the critics riding in the back. Now when I'm by myself and a good song comes on, I keep the beat by bobbing my head up and down and pounding the steering wheel, and then I let it all out.


2. What would you never be caught doing?
I have two answers for this question: wearing short shorts and drinking from someone else’s glass. Why no short shorts? When you have chicken legs and knobby knees, well you get the picture. And everyone knows that when you take a drink, a bit of your guzzle always escapes your mouth and goes back down into the glass-I don’t ever want to swallow someone else’s spit. Case closed.

3. Will you go #2 in a public restroom?
I won’t even go #1 in a public restroom unless it’s an emergency, and then I only do so if the seat is completely covered by a nest of toilet paper.

4. Have you ever broken a bone?
You name it and I have broken it, but just about every break but one happened due to a car accident when I was a senior in college. I was a camp counselor for the summer up in the Pocono Mountains, and on our night off, we were hit head on by a van driving down the wrong side of the road. (The driver of the van was European and forgot about driving on the right side…) I broke my left wrist and forearm, my right femur (thigh), my right tibia (shin), right fibula (back of the leg), my right ankle in two places, and my nose. (I used to have a bump in the bridge of my nose, but I got a “free” nose job thanks to this accident.)

I broke my right ankle once again when I was still a newlywed. I tried to shoo our cat down the basement steps-she moved out of my way, and down the stairs I flew. My husband was taking a shower at the time and he was stark naked when he came down to see why I was screaming. I still laugh when I think about what he said as I lay on that cold, basement floor, “Just stay where you are. I will be back in a minute.” Um, I didn’t go anywhere-he went back upstairs to dry off and put clothes on.

5. Do you prefer cooking or baking?
I like to cook some dishes but only tried and true recipes from Better Homes and Gardens because these usually turn out fine. With baking I have to be in the mood, like when it’s cold outside and there is nothing to do except hunker down at home. This is when the baking bug strikes me, and I usually try to get my kids involved because then they aren’t fighting with each other…

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!


  1. love the graphics and the laughs. glad i blog hopped over.

  2. I prefer baking by far! I hate cooking!!!! #2 is absolutely off limits in public. YUCK!!!

  3. J, thanks for stopping by.

    Blueviolet, I only cook because I have to eat...

  4. Cooking or baking? Is there another option, like eating?

    Have a lovely weekend Susan!


  5. I'm not a short shorts gal either. Love all your answers Susan. That's a funny scene with your husband in his birthday suit saying that he'll be right back :)

    Happy Easter!

  6. I'm so glad you decided to join! Your car accident sounds horrific! And #2 made me giggle! Have a great weekend!

  7. I would never be caught doing those two things either!! I have terrible chicken legs. I haven't worn shorts in YEARS! I always get made fun of when I do. And I don't even like drinking after my husband or my kid. I have a weird thing about germs in beverages.

  8. Wow, that was some accident. That had to be so scary. And then falling down the stairs too, at least your husband made you laugh!

    Hope your computer issues are resolved - they are always so frustrating.

  9. Tropical Mom, I prefer eating as well! LOL!

    Septembermom, my husband laughs about it too.

    Stacey, I don't remember much of the details of the accident, so that's another plus.

    Amo, I'm the same with germs too.

    Tesa, our router seems to be doing fine today, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

  10. Susan, that must have been a horrendous accident. The only thing I envy is the nose job, but I think I'd prefer to get it another way. I've been thinking/talking about one for years.

  11. I love cooking!It's fun for me:)I also enjoy baking too!
    Lol, I don't use the public bathrooms if it's not really necessarily. Have a great week!

  12. I can't believe how many bones you broke in that accident!!!! Thats terrible......but then I did laugh at your naked husband.

  13. I avoid public restrooms at all costs and my dad is worse - he will just go home! I don't go that far! But I do lknow where the best ones are...

    Also I sing loud and a lot in the car!

    I hope you all had a super weekend!

  14. I'm with you on the shorts and drinking after others all the way. Your broken ankle story with your husband is a riot but the other accident sounds like a really scary one!

  15. Alyssa, I am a chicken when it comes to needles and things, so for me to get a nose job any other way, well it wouldn't have happened. Although you're right-maybe this wasn't the best way! LOL!

    Yonca, I know you can cook, I've been to your site!

    Molly, my husband got nervous when I was responding to comments. (He hadn't read my post yet-LOL :0

    The Girl, I'm with you. If I have to go, at least I will find the best prospects.

    MOPG, it was pretty scary, but time has softened my memories about it.

  16. I totally love to sing when I'm in the car but I'm shy about people seeing me sing. Not sure why but I get embarrassed. I think I have to learn to live a little. I miss the days when I just didn't care.

  17. Mommy is Green, I don't worry about anyone seeing me now and when I was younger I did. Go figure.

  18. Ok...short shorts....nasty. I just don't think they are ok on anyone. And the bathroom thing-that's funny. I can pee where ever:)

  19. Are there people that really don't sing out loud in the car when they're alone? That's half the fun of driving by yourself!

    I've never broken a single bone and now you've got me really worried about it! That accident sounds horrible!


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