Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.
What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?
Living in Southern California we have a lot of nice weather so I can't really say that I have one but we have gone out to the desert to see the cactus in bloom in the Spring. Right now there are acres of flowers in bloom in Carlsbad, CA which we hope to visit soon.

2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?
I don't really watch many of the Food Network shows but I was hooked for awhile on the Jamie Oliver show so I will say him. (If my mom could come back from Heaven to cook for me that would be awesome)

3. When did you last fly a kite?
It's so long ago that I can't remember or even guess.

4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything?
Probably politics.

5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?
Well my mother liked gardenias so I always think of her when I see one or smell the scent.

6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days?
The assassination of John F. Kennedy November 22, 1963. I think I was in 7th grade and I remember being in the library at the time. Now don't get me wrong, this was a horrible tragedy that happened but my attention was centered on my best friend. She was a total wreck because not to long before that day she had lost her father to brain cancer. She knew what it was like to lose a loved one, she knew more about death then I did. This is my friend who lost her 12 year old son to suicide 11 years ago. Her life has been very hard. (I don't remember my parents talking to me about this event at all)

7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin'?)
I do swear when I'm really made. When I'm out, like at bowling yesterday, I will pseudo-swear when I get upset!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I was sent this link in an email and I thought it was pretty interesting. When you go to the link move your mouse over the pictures and it will show you an aerial shot of a section in Japan and as you move the mouse it shows you what it looks like now.



35 comments:

LynnMarie said...

Our son and DIL lives in San Diego and she says that seasons just moves on the calendar because where she lives, it's all Spring. What a joy to not know winter.I'm sorry you had a good friend who lost his dad. That is hard.

Kristie said...

The link to those pictures is so sad! I felt like I was using an eraser as I moved the mouse. :-( My dad had just been to Japan for work a month before the earthquake and he found out last week that the hotel he stayed in is gone....very, very sad :-(

Garden of Egan said...

Very interesting.
I remember what I was doing the day Kennedy was shot.

edshunnybunny said...

Politics put me to sleep, too...
The link that you shared really shows the devastation of Japan...So sad!

April said...

What has happened in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I think it's our duty, as Americans, to help out in any way we can.

Expats Again said...

My heart breaks for Japan.

heavenisabookstore said...

That link is amazing and sad all at the same time.

VandyJ said...

Those pictures of Japan are incredible. The geologist in me is fascinated, but the person in me is just appalled.

Katherine said...

Now I want to fly a kite. Politics used to put me to sleep too, but now that I work in it, I find it interesting.

In elementary school, we had the Challenger explosion.

Tammy Doane said...

Forgot about politics-yep they will do it everytime. Thanks for the pictures of Japan.

Michelle said...

WOW! Thank you for the link.
I can't imagine the devastation.
Japan is in our prayers.

Crea said...

Call me crazy, but I'm not fond of Spring...and I think its very sweet that you'd like for your mom to cook for you again.

Randi Troxell said...

great answers..
though number six broke my heart a bit for your friend..

have a wonderful day!

Joyce said...

I was having the same thoughts as far as how much we, as kids, were told regarding tragedies, deaths, and war. My dad was away at war but my younger sister and I did not have a clue what he actually did there. And we didn't watch it on tv/internet/etc non-stop. Was that better or worse? In some ways I think better, at least up to the teen years.

auburnchick said...

I can empathize with what your friend went through as far as losing a loved one and then dealing with a national tragedy. I lost my dad five months before 9/11. I grieved very heavily for the victims' families because I was still grieving so heavily for my father (he died very unexpectedly). I am so sorry that your friend has had to endure such difficult circumstances. I'm sure that she is very thankful for the friendship you share.

CRY said...

1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.
What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?
PLAYING IN THE PUDDLES WITH HAILEY AND GETTING SOAKED AND SAVING THE WORMS FROM THE GUTTERS AND ANY GARDEN SNAKES THAT NEED TO FIND A SAFE DRY PLACE AND WATCHING THE TULIPS COME UP

2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you? HELENA BONEHAM (SHE PLAYED IN THE LATEST ALICE IN WONDERLAND AS THE MEAN QUEEN) DONT NOW IF SHE KNOWS HOW TO COOK BUT I SURE WOULD ENJOY HER COMPANY



3. When did you last fly a kite?
YESTERDAY! HAILEY AND I HOOK LONG STRINGS ON SAFEWAY PLASTIC BAGS AND FLY THEM, I KNOW THATS SO WHITE TRASH BUT THEY MAKE THE BEST KITES EVER!

4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything? ANYTHING ABOUT SPORTS

5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events? ANY KIND OF FLOWER REMINDS ME OF MY DADDY BECAUSE HE USED TO HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND HUGE GARDENS FULL OF DIFFERENT FLOWERS

6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days? WHEN THE SPACE SHUTTLE BLEW UP WITH THAT TEACHER IN IT

7. Do you swear? VERY RARELY, I HAVE TO BE PRETTY MAD AND ITS NOT PRETTY

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I NEED TO GO GET READY FOR THE DAY

Brandy@YDK said...

i wouldn't even know who to say i would want to cook for me. anybody? lol

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Hmm someone to cook for me! How about anyone ... lol :)

Lord a kite been years :)

I remember my mom saying being in class when they wheeled in TV's to watch the news that he had been shot. She also said about how all the shades where shut in the house and the whole block.

Kerri said...

i would have guy come cook for me hes awesome on dinners drive ins and dives!

secret agent woman said...

Pseudo-swear is a funny way to put it. I definitely say things like "shoot" or "Heck." But more often, I've got a mouth like a sailor.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Debby for sharing such a wonderful post. My heart also goes out to the country of Japan. Debby, I so appreciated all your encouraging comments to me. Blessings.

Amy said...

Gerber daisy makes me think of my Mom as it has become my favorite flower. A red one means the world to me. We love going to the park when Spring will really get here. It is a fun time for all of us. I want Alexis to come cook in my kitchen.

Oh boy last Summer my husband decided to get out his huge fancy kite. It was such a mess.

Have a great night..

Mary said...

I had seen that link before...it's just sickening to see the difference.

Laura said...

Wow! Those pictures are amazing- not in a good way but amazing how it shows the before and after- it is horrific. We have a large population of Japanese Nationals here and at our church and it is so very, very sad. Thank you for sharing- I put it on my facebook.

When you talk about historical events I think more now of 911 (obviously I wasn't a student at the time but) as the teacher I remember so vividly what my students were saying and the need they felt to help. I still wonder how their 7/8 year old minds could wrap around the tragedy but as you know it was everywhere and hard to escape.

Love reading your stuff!
Hugs-
L

Cathy said...

I said politics too.

I had a gardenia in my wedding bouquet. My sister agreed to help me pick out my flowers and be my maid of honor as long as I'd let you have a gardenia in her bouquet. So that's how I ended up having a gardenia too. lol

That corgi :) said...

wow, that makes such an impact to see before and after, you just wonder if they will ever recover in Japan.......

I did see a report on the news about the flowers in Carlsbad; got to make it a point to go and see them this year. I remember driving by in years past and seeing the beautiful of the flowers from I-5!

betty

Hilary said...

I love to fly a kite on the beach... too bad I am not a good kite flyer

jayayceeblog said...

I was in elementary school when JFK was assassinated and they sent us home from school. I remember all the adults being so upset but I was only 7 and a little confused about the importance of what happened. I think CRY's comment about flying grocery bags as kites is so great. Talk about recycling and having fun all at the same time!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I got so caught up looking at the pictures of Japan I forgot to come back and comment ;-) They were just amazing. Hard to believe how quickly everything was just wiped away. Kinda reminds me of that George Carlin bit about how little effect we would have on old Mother Earth and when she was tired of us, she would just shake us off, like a dog shakes the fleas off of it's back.

I would love for my mom to cook me one more meal.

Amy said...

Have a great day!

blueviolet said...

I never swore once until my kids went off to college. Now I'll throw them around for fun and for shock value. They think it's hilarious because I'll use them out of context.

Did that kinda make you want to fly a kite when you answered that question? It makes me want to!

xinex said...

The link to the pictures in Japan was very interesting, so sad though...Christine

nancygrayce said...

First, if I ever have 32 comments on a post, I'll think I've died!

:) Sports put me to sleep in a hurry!

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I went to the link and saw the pictures. I can't even begin to imagine what a horror it was to go threw...there is nothing left. Trish

Kristin - The Goat said...

That link to the Japan photos is very cool. Thanks!

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