Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 138 - Thursday Thunks [1]

Welcome to the April 23rd version of Thursday Thunks!
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want. Write about it on your blog... simple as that. Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post. Please mention us in your post, and link back to the blog here.Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs. Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks! That's what all this is about after all, isn't it? We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the color eggshell and the number 101.

1. If you could sky write anything you wanted, what would it be?

What a tough one - It would definitely depend on my mood at the time. But if it were to be right now at this precise moment, I'd go with " There is no restart button, make it count! "

2. Did you get drunk at your prom?

No I didn't. I didn't really do anything crazy on prom night.

3. What is your favorite spice to use cooking?

Ah, well being I'm not a very big one to cook. I don't really have a favorite spice. I do like that red stuff you sprinkle on deviled eggs though. Can't for the life of me think of the name at the moment, it'll come to me.

4. What color is your roof?

It a dark charcoal grey color. Shingles, nothing fancy.

5. In a land far, far away I _____________

...would be a fairy princess! No just kidding, I would probably start my life over. (& yes I know I said there's no restart button but let me pretend, if only for a little while.)

6. In the Miss USA pageant, Miss California was asked; "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?" and her answer was; "Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman," Carrie said to a mix of boos and applause. "No offense to anybody out there. But that's how I was raised and that's how I think that it should be between a man and a woman." Do you think that cost her the crown?

I've seen a bit of this on the news. Personally, I support same sex marriage, so my opinion may be a little bias. I respect her beliefs in believing what she will about marriage but I do think she probably should have thought before she spoke. In a competition like this, you kind of have to tell the judges what they want to hear and still adhere to your beliefs. I'm not faulting her because she spoke what she truly felt. But I do think it cost her major points for not "sugarcoating" her response.

7. Do you watch Miss USA/Miss America pageants?

No I don't. I did watch Miss Congeniality though 8)

8. Have you ever driven/ridden on a tractor?

No I haven't and you know what, I've always wanted to at least ride on one if not drive it. And I'm not talking a little one, I mean one of those big suckers!! But I'd probably settle for a little one if given the chance.

9. For the parents - what cartoon/children show did your child watch obsessively? (Hey, if you aren't a parent, maybe a niece or nephew...)

I'm not a parent, but I'm an aunt of an 18-month-old and she watches Sponge Bob a lot. She really likes the music not so much what's going on. One thing she does watch obsessively, that has nothing to do with cartoons, is the On Demand channel from Cox. It's crazy, if I put it on she drops whatever she's doing and watches it smiling. It's pretty funny.

10. If I set a level on your living room floor - would it show that it was level?

Um, probably not. Then again I'm not really sure.

11. What was the last restaurant you ate at?

Red Lobsters, yesterday. Wasn't all that great. I was in the mood for some scallops and they weren't the best.

12. What's the picture on your wall calendar for this month?

I'm at work so I can't go look. I'd try to describe it but I really can't, so let's just move on.

13. Are you superstitious?

Not particularly. I think I used to be and I don't really know why. I used to cross myself when I rode by graveyards when I was younger. I have no idea why I did that but I don't do it anymore. I can't think of any more examples at the moment but I'm not very superstitious at the present time.

14. If I get into your car and turn on the radio - what type of radio station will I hear?

Well you wouldn't hear the radio, you'd hear my iPod. But if you unplugged my iPod, first I'd slap your hand, and then you'd hear whatever station I left it on before plugging it in. I'm not a big radio listener anymore.

15. Would you rather wake up with a snake in your bed or a lizard?

A lizard, an iguana preferably. Like the small ones, not those huge ones. I don't not like snakes, I just think that waking up to a snake would scare the crap out of me more than a small iguana.

16. Do you think schools have changed at all since the Columbine tragedy 10 years ago? In what ways?

Yes and no. I think teenagers will always be the way they are: troubled, cruel, and confused. Not all of them, believe me. It's just high school is hard for a lot of teenagers out there and I'm not cutting any slack for the shooters at Columbine or any other school that had a similar tragedy, it's just I've seen what teenagers can do and how just not nice they can be. Actually it's people in general that are like that. I think schools are doing a lot of good things to prevent another Columbine tragedy, but they can only do so much. It's up to the students ,and maybe even the faculty, to not let another tragedy occur.


Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I'd slap a hand touching my iPod, too! Have a great day...

cupcakewitch said...

Interesting mix of questions. The rolls at Red Lobster are the best thing ever made... right?

LuAnn said...

Paprika, Mish!

Mishel said...

haha glad someone agrees with me Bud!

Cupcake - I can't believe I forgot to mention those, they are seriously the whole reason for going there.

LuAnn - Ha thanks! I didn't want to google it because I knew it would just come to me, but I totally forgot about it after I posted it.

Sherrie said...

Great answers to your questions. My spice is mostly salt and pepper! Have a great day!!


Carey said...

Miss Congeniality is about as far as I go too. I played... check out my answers, HERE!

Amy said...

great questions! I also think we should respect other peoples beliefs on the matter of same sex marriages. It used to be you were scorned if you thought it was right, now you're scorned if you think it's wrong. :-0
and yea, I would probably have a heart attack if I woke up next to a snake. Seriously. That's not the thing i want to see first thing in the morning lol :-D

Mishel said...

Thanks for visiting Sherrie and Carey (ha that rhymed lol)I'm not a huge salt fan but I do like a sprinkle here and there, and I've only recently allowing pepper to graze my plate. && I think Miss Congeniality was quite enough for me, no need for more, thanks lol.

And I totally agree Amy. You can never please anyone with your true beliefs. People either hate you for it now or they will later or they did before (did that make sense?)

Wrighty said...

What a neat meme! I haven't seen this one before. It has fun questions and you learn a lot from the answers. I'm going to have to watch for this one.

Lenore said...

Miss California's response wasn't very eloquent - and I hope that's what cost her the crown rather than honestly expressing her views in a non-offensive way.

Marla said...

You're totally right about school shootings. Kids must start respecting each other to completely solve those type of problems.

Mishel said...

Lenore - I do think she could have thought a little before she spoke. There's nothing wrong with her beliefs and I agree, I hope that's not why she lost.

Marla - I totally agree about your statement. Sadly, I don't think that kind of respect is going to happen anytime soon because adults can't even achieve that. It's sad, really.

Fantasy Dreamer said...

You're not missing anything with the big tractors, trust me. They are loud, don't move very fast (especially if your stuck behind one on the way to work), rough riding and stink like diesel. In Texas, they are everywhere. :)

Agree with you on the school kids. They really have a lack of respect for their peers and teachers, sadly.

LuAnn said...

I have given you an award!

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