Getting to Know You

I was thinking it would be fun for us to get to know each other a little better. 😀

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So for this week’s Lucky Seven, we have . . .

7 Things About You!

I’ll go first and I hope you’ll give your responses in the comments! If you don’t want to do all 7 – no problem! Just do as many as you like.

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1. Where were you born?
Boston, Massachusetts. I spent summer vacations in a much more rural area, so I’m a true combination of city girl and country girl.

2. Do you have a journal?
Does this blog count? 😉 When I was a teenager, I did have a little leather diary with a lock and key. I’m not sure where it is today, so hopefully nobody out there is planning a tabloid tale of the angst and escapades of my youth! lol

3. Favorite food?
Heaven help me. I love things that one shouldn’t have in large portions – like pasta, potatoes, and rice. In my defense, I do LOVE all vegetables, though!

4. If you didn’t make the decision to get married and have a family, (or to be in the job you have now) what would you be doing today?
I would probably be a teacher. Of course, having a family doesn’t preclude that, but when I was expecting my first baby, I made the decision to be a stay-at-home Mom. It meant that family finances were a little trickier to manage, so over the years, I’ve worked at jobs where I could get some hours when my husband was available to watch the kids. I’ve always described myself as a “full-time Mom with a variety of part-time jobs”.

5. Who do you miss the most?
My grandparents – all 4 of them. I was really lucky to know both sets of grandparents very well. Three of them lived into my adult years. Each was unique and very special. They all had a part in shaping the person I am today. I don’t think there is anything more wonderful than a loving relationship between a child and a grandparent. My wish for every kid would be to have that opportunity.

6. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
Without a doubt, it’s that I am too sensitive. I wish I could change that. My feelings are too easily hurt and I’ve been that way since I was little. There is an upside though. I also am very empathetic to the feelings of others. My family and friends know they have someone who truly cares when they need consolation or a shoulder to cry on.

7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings???

Happy Endings, please. I’m such a scaredy cat! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve missed whole scenes of scary movies because I was squinting through slightly opened fingers and trying not to hear anything! During a scary part, I’m usually hiding my eyes and whimpering to Sir Beads: “What’s happening now?!?” :-O

Poor guy, he misses snippets of the movie with my antics. It’s a wonder he has put up with me for so long!

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Well, so now it’s your turn! 🙂

How would you answer the questions?

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Getting to Know You — 14 Comments

  1. 1) St. Louis, Missouri
    2) No
    3) I like seafood and dark chocolate
    4) I don’t know. I’m going to school now for a business degree. Once I was offered a job as a dive master in Granada, maybe I would be doing that.
    5) My mom, she was so excited when I started college, I would love for her to know I have earned scholarships. (I believe she knows, but in person)
    6) Sometimes, I want to do it my way. I can be a hardhead.
    7) Happy endings, not a horror fan at all.

  2. Good post Crissie!!

    1. Born in Chicago, that great town!! LOVE CHICAGO!!!!

    2. I have a blog
    http://beadsandbirds.blogspot.com
    thats as close as I get to journalling. However, I do keep a journal of design thoughts and links to remember.

    3. favorite food…it would be so much easier to tell you what I don’t like than what I do. Pasta concoctions that don’t use red sauce are probably my favorites.

    4. I would probably like to be a veternary assistant or work with animals in some way.

    5. I miss my Dad, my friend Phyllis and my friend Nina. Mostly I miss my dog Dino. After 10 years I still miss him every day.

    6. My least fav thing about me is the thing that I am striving to change and doin a pretty good job at….my way is not the only way to complete a task. My way is the best way for me, but I now allow others to have their own best way.

    7. Happy or Horror….Both…sometimes…Horror is GREAT…you didn’t say bloody.

  3. 1. Where were you born?
    I was born outside of Chicago, but have lived in Georgia most of my life. I’m a southern girl at heart, I guess…but without the accent.

    2. Do you have a journal?
    Nope!

    3. Favorite food?
    It changes every day, but here are a few of my faves: pumpkin bread (or pumpkin anything really!), vanilla cupcakes, and popcorn. Oh, and avocados and brie…

    4. If you didn’t make the decision to get married and have a family, (or to be in the job you have now) what would you be doing today?
    Well, I am really at the point where I haven’t done any of that… I just finished my Masters and am looking for a job… but nothing seems to be biting. Also, I have a serious boyfriend who isn’t ready for the next step yet. So, I’m kinda at the point before this question… :oS

    5. Who do you miss the most?
    I miss a lot of people, but I wish that my brother lived closer (he’s in California). He’s my favorite person of all time, and I love when he’s around.

    6. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
    I am really easy to get along with. I tend to make friends really easily, probably because I prefer smiling… I dunno. Maybe? ^_^

    7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings???
    Happy endings, for sure! I hate scary movies.

  4. oooo these are fun!!!!

    1. Where were you born?
    I was born in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) in a hospital with no maternity ward, I just couldn’t wait to get into this world hehe. I was airlifted to another hospital when I was just hours old and met my mommy there.

    2. Do you have a journal?
    Yep, sure do. I try to write in it everyday but it gets hard when the kids and hubby are pestering you to do stuff.

    3. Favourite food?
    Oh goodness, this is a hard one for me. I guess my fav thing that I make is a pasta with artichoke and lemon dressing. I don’t think I could live without out that. I also couldn’t live without chocolate in some shape or form.

    4. What would I be doing today?
    I probably would still be doing musial theatre. Now, I work on writing, directing plays and helping the drama team at my daughter’s school.

    5. Who do you miss the most?
    I miss our daughter Ruby, she passed away 3 years ago and was only 21 months old. I think of her everyday and cry for her a lot still but know she is safe in the arms of her Saviour, and that one day I will get to hold her for all of eternity. She’s also the one that I write my journal to, so that she can always stay connected and be part of our everyday lives.

    6. What is your least favourite thing about yourself?
    My self doubt and negative thoughts. I’m working on these in therapy and it’s still a struggle everyday, but it’s getting better.

    7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings?
    Happy Endings please!! I’m not willing to pay money to get scared, I just have to let me 2 1/2 year old son around the house and watch him climb stuff to get a scare.

    Thanks for doing this, this was a lot of fun!!! Dee =)

  5. 1. Where were you born?
    California – although the city i was born in is not the city i lived in
    i grew up in a suburb of L.A.

    2. Do you have a journal?
    same with me. i started with a writing journal – actually diary. but now blog my thoughts.

    3. Favorite food?
    hamburger and fries

    4. If you didn’t make the decision to get married and have a family, (or to be in the job you have now) what would you be doing today?
    jet-setting ;-D

    5. Who do you miss the most?
    contact with friend m.e.

    6. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
    like to be a smidge taller

    7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings???
    Happy Endings – feel good movies are the best

  6. LOL here goes!

    1. Where were you born?
    Toronto, Ontario… where I live today 🙂

    2. Do you have a journal?
    I have a blog that journals my weight loss, but where it is is a secret 😉

    3. Favorite food?
    Sauce. I could not live life without sauce!

    4. If you didn’t make the decision to get married and have a family, (or to be in the job you have now) what would you be doing today?
    I honestly have no idea… I was pretty lost before I had a family. I don’t even know what I want to do now!

    5. Who do you miss the most?
    My mom. My family… well, they’re not much of a family. I have no one that I just talk to to talk… heck, 3 weeks ago was my father’s birthday. They rushed to get a dinner together to celebrate. My birthday is next week and no one has even called, let alone wants to spend it with me. My dad is away on a cruise, so he can’t, but the rest of them…. I don’t have sisters or brothers, and I guess I wasn’t as close with my aunt and cousins (and grandma, it seems) as I thought.

    6. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
    I love food far too much LOL!

    7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings???
    Neither, I prefer idiotic movies like Jackass heh

  7. Oooh, oooh, I’ll play!

    1. Where were you born?
    Baltimore, MD- but we moved to Virginia when I was five years old.

    2. Do you have a journal?
    Nope, Just a blog.

    3. Favorite food?
    Chocolate and cheese. If I need a healthier option, I’ll opt for fruit (never veggies)

    4. If you didn’t make the decision to get married and have a family, (or to be in the job you have now) what would you be doing today?
    I have no idea- I’m only 23- I still don’t know what I’m doing with my life even on this path!

    6. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
    I get stressed really easily.

    7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings???
    Definitely the happy endings- I hate scary movies! The images stick in my head and I get nightmares.

  8. Hii!! I was born in Panama, I love happy endings of course, and my favorite food is italian! Nice to meet you!

  9. 1. Where were you born?
    Chattanooga, TN

    2. Do you have a journal?
    I’ve tried a few times. Can’t seem to make it a habit. I just do the blog thing now.

    3. Favorite food?
    Shrimp

    4. If you didn’t make the decision to get married and have a family, (or to be in the job you have now) what would you be doing today?
    I probably would have finished my degree and became a psychologist as I planned. I would be lonely though! I’m sure I’d look younger. Kids age you. (at least they have me- I’m an old 32)

    6. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
    wow… I can go on all day…. my impatience and that I blush too easy are the most glaring ones right now.

    7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings???
    I used to love scary movies, but now they make me sad. I get so depressed now. I like comedy mostly now.

  10. Hi everyone!

    Crystal, here 😀

    It’s so wonderful to read all of your replies to this post! What a great group of interesting and clever people we all are.

    Hey, I’m only saying it cause it’s true!!

  11. Ok Crystal Here goes…..
    1. Born?
    Born in Marion, IN, my grand mother delivered me at home! I married and moved to MA / NH border. I live in NH but work in MA. I love the New England area.

    2. Journal?
    No Journal – are you kidding – it can be held against you in court!

    3. Favorite food?
    I love food – pasta, lobster, steak, all fried foods and a little bit of chocolate thrown in here and there.

    4. Job other than what I do now?
    An astronaut. I love space and the NASA program – spent a week in Space Camp and worked with NASA as an educator – loved it! I desperately wanted to be the first educator in space but I had little children at home and I just couldn’t leave them.

    5. Miss?
    I miss my parents and my last two dogs.

    6 . Least fav thing about me?
    I am LAZY! I just can’t get motivated to exercise. I would love to lose weight but I guess I have to actually do something about it! Dang!

    7. Scary movies or Happy Endings?
    I like scary movies with happy endings but the movie can’t hurt a child or a dog! And I don’t like blood all over the place. My absolutely favorite is the suspense or mystery type movie – love action.

  12. 1. Where were you born?
    Victoria BC CAN

    2. Do you have a journal?
    I have a date book I write in.

    3. Favorite food?
    Fish and Chips

    4. If you didn’t make the decision to get married
    and have a family, (or to be in the job you have
    now) what would you be doing today?
    I would probably be an RN.

    5. Who do you miss the most?
    My Mom. We used to chat on the phone or
    visit everyday.

    6. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
    The part of myself that spends more time thinking
    about what I’d like to do, rather than doing it.

    7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings???
    Happy endings for sure.

    Clenna, I think that’s wonderful that
    your grandmother delivered you at home.
    I was told that my great – grandmother
    used to deliver the babies in a small
    town in Sask CAN

  13. 1. Summerville, SC
    2. No, but I write down a lot in my DayTimer.
    3. Anything sweet, I have a major sweet tooth. I’m usually not too picky & never miss dessert!
    4. Hard question, I’m not sure I’d be doing much differently; I can’t imagine myself on a different path.
    5. I miss my friend Rachel, she lives in another state with 3 young children so it seems like we never get to catch up properly! We are both always going different directions.
    6. What I like least about myself is the inability to sometimes go with the flow. I can be too intense and too set in my thinking.
    7. Happy endings!!! My husband & daughter like scary movies but I do not see the appeal.

  14. Hi Crystal!

    I loved reading your seven things, and we are so alike, it’s not funny!

    …I was born on Long Island.

    …My favorite foods (I don’t just have one) are breads, potatoes, pasta, any sort of breakfast food and dark chocolate!…throw in some apple pie too!

    …I wish I would have gone to college for art. I love animals, but if I worked with them, I know I’d have a house full, so I couldn’t do that!
    I like detective stuff too! … but, I liked being a stay at home mom with (like you) a variety of part time jobs along the way. 😉

    …God, I miss my dad so much, more than I could ever say.

    … The least favorite thing about myself I guess is that I have very little self confidence and I’m way to sensitive.

    …Always happy endings over the scary movies. Crystal, I hide behind my hands too, or I close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears and hum, so I can’t hear or see the scary parts! …how hilarious we both are! I was hiding behind my hands when Frank showed me his cut hand…and from across the room too, so it’s not only scary movies, it’s scary anything!

    Sending hugs,
    Paulette 😉

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