Friday, February 25, 2011

Random Friday List (and some 5QF!)

1.  Tax season is one (big!) reason why I'm a capitalist at heart.

2.  We had our accountant appointment last night, can you tell?

3.  I'm enjoying some Amaretto coffee.

4.  If the whole world could drink Amaretto coffee, the world would be a peaceful place.

5.  Mmmmmmm.

6.  The smell while brewing is absolutely intoxicating.

7.  This weekend is jam packed.

8.  I'm grateful for grandparents.  :)

9.  I have the itch to start my garden.

10.  I need to see some green!  (read:  ANYTHING but white snow!)

1. Can you drive a stick shift?

Yes!  My dad was a big believer that we needed to drive a stick shift right out of the starting gate.  Something about "having more control of the car..."  blah, blah, blah.

My first car was a 1987 (oh yeah...) Pontiac T-1000 with a HUGE
written all along the side.

We called it the egg car.  It just seemed to hollow.
There was one speaker...directly above the radio in the dash.


Anyway, it's a handy skill to have in my back pocket.  Thanks, dad!

2. What are two foods you just can't eat?

Ha!  That's easy.  1) Gluten  2) Lactose.

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?

I buy them for my husband- he likes the peanut butter ones.  I used to like the ones with caramel and coconut...but I can't remember the names.  But, since I can't eat them (read #2), they're a no-go.

4. How do you pamper yourself?

Girls nights.  Or, if that's not an option due to time or money...I usually allow myself about an hour a week to just sit and read a book (sometimes in my own bed under the guise of "I have a headache, I'm going to go lay down for a bit and see if I can't get rid of it...")

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

There's only one that's ever really stuck, and only ONE person calls me this.

My dad calls me "pumpkin."  I love it.  No one else calls me that.  Just something for him and me.  I can honestly count on two hands the amount of times I remember him calling me by my name. 

Sometimes I get called "Sandra D" by friends.  That works well too.  That one started in high school - when we had to pick nicknames for our color guard sweatshirts, and that's what the entire group voted on for me.  Aren't they so imaginative?!?!  hehe

Have a great weekend!


Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

LMBO I do the same thing to my husband about a headache and then I go read a book. I know it is not nice, but sometimes a girl is gotta do what a girl gotta do :-)
Hope you have a great weekend.

Heidi said...

Great blog!

mrsmarkdave said...

Pontiac T 1000. Just like the Chevette which I wanted SO BAD! I'm so jealous of you. I had a Chevy cavalier that only had front speakers. So my dad put in little baby speakers in the back. Looked so stupid. Then they were pointless when I blew them up.
GS Cookies - it's a season around this house. Don't know what I would do if I couldn't eat them.

Candice said...

Mine is Pumpkin too! :)

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

love random posts!!:) I will send some green thoughts your in FLORIDA it is green and HOT!!:)

Mama M. said...

You're confession in #4 is something I use too! Typically, a way to get a time that I don't run away screaming and crying!

I used to love tax season. Getting a nice return. Until last year...and finding out we owed 10K!! *faint* *vomit* *thud*

Talk about running away screaming and crying! (Wonder what it'll be this year...)