Saturday, May 05, 2007

Friday's Feast on Saturday

I told DaltonGirl (who doesn't capitalize her name, but I do. Sorry - that's pretty presumptuous of me) that I was going to post once a week. And, nothing exciting or funny has happened to me this week. So, I went to AlisonWonderland's blog, and saw this. I hope it's entertaining. It's probably not. Sorry

Friday's Feast

Name something you would not want to own.
I never want to own a video gaming system that hooks up to the TV. My boys have GameBoys and a Nintendo DS, but, so far we've avoided an X-Box or a PlayStation. I think when we move into our new house, we'll get a wii, but the kids already know they will only be able to play it Fridays and Saturdays.

Why am I so opposed? I don't like the noise. I think they are addictive. I think that in many cases, they promote anti-social behavior. And, I think there is a lot of trash out there that parents don't understand (like those games where players get extra points for beating up the prostitute so they don't have to pay her for her services.)

Describe your hair (texture, color, length, etc.).

Long. Thin. Natural Blond. Long layers. Bangs. Some days it looks great, but many days it's in a ponytail or a clip.

Finish this sentence: I’ll never forget ___________.

I actually have a really bad memory. I can't think of what I'll never forget. Prom? My wedding day? Baby Junior... Okay, that's it. The one memory I have that isn't enhanced by photographs is my first day home with Baby Junior. I was totally psychotic. My mom was on a mission, so my mother-in-law came to help. I had read that you couldn't give the baby a bottle or he wouldn't nurse, and my milk hadn't come in and the baby cried all night long. I was so worried that my husband or my MIL would give him a bottle of sugar-water, so I took the baby into the laundry room (we had a tiny basement apartment) and cried and sang primary songs to him while baby Junior screamed all night long. There is actually a moral of the story. Everything turned out okay. Things that seem like a big deal at the time - not so much of a big deal in hindsight.

Main Course
Which famous person would you like to be for one day? Why?

I am actually pretty happy being me. So, maybe I'd chose to be a more fabulous me. Like 20 pounds lighter with a great outfit and no stress. And, perfect hair. And not-crooked eyebrows. But, I think that might get boring. So, maybe one day would be enough.

Write one sentence about yourself that includes one thing that is true and another thing that is not.

I never swear but I lie all the time. Actually, both of those things are half-truths. I have been known to swear (little ones) usually because it's funny or because I'm frustrated. And, I do lie, but only sometimes, and not the big ones. Let me try again...

I can't speak any foreign languages and I am bad at math.

So. There. That's all I've got for now.


At 7:50 PM, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

you did good! you could play along every week, you know ...

At 7:51 PM, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

p.s. i don't capitalize my name either ...

At 9:32 AM, Anonymous DRobCPA said...

I am pretty sure you are not bi-lingual and I have watched you trying to figure out how much to leave as a tip so I am baffled . . .

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Natalie said...

What you've seen is my indecisiveness, not my lack of math skills. If I said, "I will tip everyone 20% regardless of level of service," I would have no trouble. But, I must consider how long it took to refill your diet coke, if they got the side dishes right, how long it took to refill your diet coke again, if they remembered lemon in my water, if they brought more bread/chips, how long it took to refill your diet coke again, if they gave other people forks to share my dessert, etc. There is a complex tipping continuum in my head. And, analyzing performance while doing math - sometimes that takes a while.

Next time, give me a 5th grade word problem. My boy is amazed at my skill on those babies! And, just FYI - I got a 27 on my math ACT. Tested out of college algebra and right in to calculus, where I got a C- (and that was AFTER I told my teacher that I regretted missing class and would probably, someday, of my own free will and choice, go to the local community college and take a calculus class, just for the joy of knowledge).

I may be going to hell.

But, the alternative to passing calculus was taking 2 years of a foreign language, and I have 5 credits of F on my transcript from my attempt at that.

Dos vadanya!


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