Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hodge Podge 11/16/11

1. What song reminds you of a specific time in your life and what is it about that song that makes you remember? 
"I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan is the song a group of us sang at my graduation from high school. Every time I hear this song since then, I think of graduation. I also always wonder what possessed us to choose that song. It sounds like a funeral song. While it was sad to leave my classmates, it wasn't THAT sad!

2. What's something you've given up on?
Being artistic. I am just not. I never have been and never will be. I have other talents. I also have lots of artistic friends, so when I need something to look pretty, I enlist them to help.

3. What's something you'll never give up on?

 I will never give up on trying to find a way to ensure physically able people view people with disabilities as handi-capable instead of handicapped. We so desperately want you to see us for who we are and what we can do, not what we can't.

4. If you had to cook something from scratch in the next hour what would it be?
The real question is "Do I know how to cook anything from scratch?"

5. Have you started Christmas shopping? Decorating? Listening to Christmas music?
I bought one thing for my mom yesterday. I've also started making my Christmas list. I won't start the decorating or listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving no matter how hard it is to resist the temptation to do so before the feast!

6. What do you know about your parent's wedding?

My dad says he knew the moment he met my mom that he was going to marry her, but he had so much trouble asking her. After 3 years of dating, she told him if he didn't marry her she was moving on because she was getting older (32). He said he had to think about it and came back a day later and asked her over the phone. Actually, he didn't really ask her. She didn't get a ring (She's made up for that now!). They just looked at their calendars and figured out what weekend was open for both of them.  January 6, 1979, they got married in our house, in the living room, in front of the fireplace. My dad never gets sick, but that day he got laryngitis and it was difficult to hear him say his vows. He said them, though, and they have been married for almost 33 years. Dad's never been the most romantic man!

7. I can't believe I am going to be 30 this year...but I am so excited about it!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
My colleagues always make me laugh.


  1. I really enjoyed reading about your parents wedding. I got a little chuckle when you said that they just looked at their calendars and picked out a date! I just told my husband "thank you" for giving me a good story to tell about how he proposed to me :)

  2. Great story about your parents! John and I were recently talking about which stories our parents tell often and which ones have become "our own" over the years. I think a lot of the stories I grew up with made me who I am, because while I didn't live through the experiences, storytelling about the experiences became part of how I learned to be me.


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