20 July 2009

Some Fun Facts

For my historic, second post I thought I would share a few tidbits about me. You won't learn much, if anything, about what I did today. Although slightly modified, the questions or prompts are a composite of [some] getting-to-know-you email questionnaires which I have received (and enjoyed reading), but have not necessarily responded to. Please forgive me, then, if you have not received a much desired reply, and feel free to enjoy laughing at me if you feel so inclined...I understand! ;-)


1) 3 jobs I've had in my lifetime -
Movie Theater Employee (Concessions, Usher, Box Office, etc.), Telephone Call Operator (In-Bound, so no need to lump me with the telemarketer croud), A/R Accounting Clerk.

2) 3 shows I (do sometimes/would/have) watch(ed) - Gilmore Girls, Ghost Whisperer, Beverly Hillbillies.

3) 3 places I've been - Home, Work, School Okay, okay...Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite, Houston Astrodome.

5) 3 of my favorite foods - Lasagna, Homemade Bread, Fresh Pineapple (I'm copying my friends answers here since I would have put them in the same order, even!)

6) 3 places I'd rather be right now - (As long as my Honey and I could go together, since we are right now...) Washington D.C., Italy/France, Ireland/Scotland.

8) 3 things I'm looking forward to this year - Family Visits (both ways), David's Graduation, Thanksgiving.


(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
(X) Watched someone die
( ) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
( ) Been to Florida
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Been lost
(X) Been on the opposite side of the country
( ) Gone to Washington , DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robber
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(X) Sang Karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only?
( ) Made prank phone calls
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Danced in the rain
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(X) Blown bubbles
( ) Gone ice-skating
( ) Been skinny dipping outdoors
(X) Gone to the movies


1. Do you have any nicknames? Yes. Okay, for example: T, Treese, T-Bobb, Skittlebug
2. What is your favorite drink? Water
3. Do you have any tattoos? No
4. Do you have any body piercing? No
5. How much do you love your job? LOVE it! Being my Honey's wife is the best, and student life is not too bad, either (please note: this question was answered during summer break)!
6. Have you ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yes
7. Have you ever been on TV? Yes
8. Have you ever stolen any traffic signs? No
9. Have you ever been in a car accident? Yes
10. What is your favorite salad dressing? Hidden Valley Ranch (made with the mix!)
11. What is your favorite type of pie? Dutch Apple
12. What is your favorite number? 20
13. What is your favorite movie? Tough, tough, tough question...but, always near the top of my list is The Scarlet Pimpernel (Leslie Howard is amazing!)
14. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
15. What is your favorite dessert? Cheesecake (Cindy's is still the best!)
16. What is your favorite food? Lasagna (especially vegetarian --I love the veggies!)
17. What is your favorite day of the week? Friday, usually.
18. What is your favorite smell? Freshly cleaned skin.
19. What do you do to relax? Play the piano, read, crochet -- but not all at once!
20. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Raising our children...patiently?

That's all for now, but I hope you enjoyed, and laughed at least a little!

15 July 2009

My Favorite Poem


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbow'd.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

~ William Ernest Henley
(1849 - 1903)