It’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that we’ve been doing this meme for ninety-four Wednesdays, and I don’t think I’ve missed a single one. It’s still just as much fun for me now, as it was ninety-three weeks ago. Way to go, Joyce!
1. What’s the best and worst thing about growing older?
The best thing about growing older is having the knowledge that I’ve gained through life’s experiences. Now, if I could only go back through my youth again, armed with this knowledge!
The worst thing about growing older is seeing and feeling my body going through the aging process, and realizing that my time here on earth is quickly running out.
2. Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere…what one thing do you love most about the fall season?
The weather. I love cool crisp mornings and slightly chilly evenings, although it will probably be a while before we get those here. The cooler weather makes being outside much more enjoyable.
3. Speaking of fall…pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan? What’s your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage?
No, I’m not really a fan of pumpkin, except for pumpkin scented candles.
4. Since we’re on the subject of fall…what’s the worst fall you’ve ever taken?
I remember it like it was just yesterday, but it was back in 1991! It was my first year working as a paraprofessional, and my classroom was one of eight that were located in mobile homes behind the school. It was a long walk to get anywhere! One day I decided to leave the sidewalk (our classroom was the last one, at the end of the sidewalk) and take a shortcut down the hilly embankment behind the classrooms. My foot slipped on some loose rocks, and what followed wasn’t a pretty sight! I skinned both hands and knees, and of course I quickly got up and checked to see if anyone was looking! I never took the shortcut again.
5. If you could own a prop from any film what would you choose?
I’m going to say the old car from the movie “Rainman”, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster. That car played such a prominent role in the film, and I actually liked it, too.
6. What’s the most interesting word you’ve read or learned in the past week?
“Open-ended quantitative easing”–a monetary policy with disastrous consequences predicted! Our dollars will soon be worth even less than they already are. People, get your wheelbarrows ready, eventually it will take a wheelbarrow full of our worthless money just to buy that loaf of bread that we need!
7. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your house, car, or office? Was it a big deal?
I still remember this like it was yesterday, too! It was in the spring of 2006 and I was babysitting for twins, in their home. I’d taken the girls to town with me, and we’d just arrived back at their house. The girls were about eight or nine months old at the time, and were strapped in their car seats in the back seat. I got out of the car, and somehow managed to hit the lock button instead of the unlock button, not realizing it until I closed the car door–with the keys and the babies still inside! It’s a long story, but I eventually got a locksmith to come and unlock the car–after about an hour and several frantic phone calls! Fortunately, it wasn’t a hot day, and the babies were fine. I’d have busted out the window of my car otherwise.
The other day I was thinking about how much I like and enjoy the friends that I’ve met through blogging. It’s been interesting to catch a glimpse into the lives of people from all walks of life, who are located in all parts of the country, and I’ve learned so many new things! I’m always sad when someone decides to stop blogging. I’ll most likely never meet any of my blogging friends, but they still hold a special place in my heart. Modern technology is truly amazing, isn’t it?
Speaking of special blogging friends, I wasn’t able to access Joyce’s blog yesterday to wish her Happy Birthday. I know it’s a day late, Joyce, but this is for you…