Monday, February 7, 2011

Meet Me On Monday and A Truth Revealed

Looking for a way to make Monday more enjoyable?  Hop on over to Java's Meet Me On Monday at Never Growing Old and join in some much needed Monday fun!  Following the questions is the big reveal


1.  Did you watch the Superbowl?  Is this a rhetorical question?  LOL  But OF COURSE!  No matter that our teams weren't in it.  It's FOOTBALL!  Only problem is- what will I do until pre-season?!  Seriously, except for March Madness (yes, I enjoy college basketball) I'm completely bored until August.

2.  What is the last book that you read? Take Your Eye Off The Ball by Pat Kirwan.  I'm in the middle of Shmirshky right now.

3.  What is your favorite kind of cake? This is a hard one to narrow down, I've never been known to turn down cake.  I have three: chocolate, carrot and German chocolate (the one my SIL makes).

4.  Do you snore? Hubs says I do on a rare occasion.  But HE starts as soon as his eyes close regardless of where he is when they do! 

5.  Do you play an instrument? I did--I played clarinet in band.  I took piano lessons but hated them so I quit.  I am one of those people who, if I can't perform perfectly from the beginning, I stop.  It's not that I'm afraid of hard work--it's more of a patience issue.  The issue being- I DON'T HAVE ANY PATIENCE.

Some of you might recall the game where I had to list 5 things about me but ONLY ONE was true--It's time for the reveal:

 1.  I have such a huge problem with authority figures that I once smarted off to the po-po and had to spend a couple of hours in the clink.  LIE:  I do have an issue with some authority figures and I might be known to smart off a bit here and there, but have never (thankfully) spend any time in the clink!

2.  After succumbing to peer pressure, I once cheated on a test in high school and had to take an F in the class.  LIE again:  I did have people ask me to help them out but I've just never been able to cheat. 

3.  With our four daughters, each of them was earlier than their due dates and the longest labor was with the first daughter at only 4 1/2 hours long. TRUE!  They all came early and Breezy (DD1) was the longest labor at 4 1/2 hours---talk about blessings! 

4.  I have a friend who, after finding out that her husband cheated on her, actually super glued his penis to his abdomen.  LIE:  She never did but another friend of hers did and she always said she would if her hubby cheated on her!

5.  During our first ten years together, Hubs and I vacationed once a year by backpacking  over a twelve mile stretch of the Appalachian trail. LIE:  We've never really vacationed.  I grew up going on vacations but Hub's family never did.  Plus, on the 2 times we did go somewhere--it was way more work than staying home! Not to mention--Me?  Hike?  Bwahahahahahahaha! Now THAT'S funny!

I passed this on to the following folks- if you haven't pick it up yet, here it is again--

Shawn at The Becker's (Shawn and Bill)
Susan at Tote's Thoughts
Lisa at Grandma's Briefs
Jeff at Life Can Be Funny (Sometimes)
Beverly at The Beverly buzz


  1. Love German Chocolate cake, too! I think I'd eat liver, if someone put coconut and pecans on it!

    Look for my award post tomorrow.

  2. I won't tell my daughter about your short labor. She had something like 44 hours. It was awful.

  3. Beverly--for me, you can dress it up any way you want to but I won't eat liver! LOL

    Cranberry- 44 hours would have meant we had one daughter and not 4! LOL

  4. German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan frosting!

  5. Waving hands in mad victorious dance here...I guessed correctly. You lucky woman. My son was two weeks late, had to be induced- took all night and afternoon and then I had to have several stitches because he weighed in at 9pounds 8 ounces...ouch!
    Loved your lies you naughty lady. Also enjoyed your answers today. I like those cakes too, no surprise there really.
    Fond wishes from a terribly windy UK

  6. 4.5 hours??! Wow! Talk about easy street...with my first, I was in labor for 27 hours!...and then finally settled to a C-Section. Needless to say, baby #2 was a C-Section as well.

    German chocolate cake? I like your style :)

  7. Eva- YES! Love it!

    Carol-I'm telling you, if I had to go through all that we would only have one daughter! No rain nor wind here...just dreary. But I like dreary days.

    The Mrs- No c-section or it would have guessed it! One instead of four! LOL

  8. I was sent Shmirsky to review before it came out. Parts of it made me laugh out loud.

    You had a 4.5 hr. labor? I'm happy for you; but somehow that seems just so unfair.I really like this game. I wish efveryone did it on a regular basis.

  9. Fun truth or lie series.

    Happy Monday

  10. Michele- yep and that was the longest one! I like the game too!

    Bella- thanks! Feel free to jump in and participate!

  11. I am sooooo not a football fan but I always watch the Superbowl.

  12. Oh wow! Thanks for revealing the truth :)

    My first was 18 hrs on time,
    2nd 2.5 hrs and 3 wks early
    and 3rd was 3.5 hrs after induction cos he was still there 10 days late.
    So I believe I was quite lucky with my labours


  13. I despised piano, although if I had had a nicer teacher, things could have been different.

    I can't believe your longest labor was just 4.5 hours. LUCKY!

  14. Chele- I can't stand the 7 month waiting period between seasons! I love football! It's my dad's fault. And my three brothers. LOL

    Carol- You were lucky! Those were great! My shortest was 1 1/2 hours and we didn't have time to get to the birthing center..we had to pull off at a hospital emergency room!

    Betty-36 hours? Yikes!

    Blue- I only had one teacher who was not nice, the rest were so it was just me. Lucky in labor and lucky with our daughters too!

  15. I don't understand American football at all. Give me Aussie Rules any day. At least I can understand that one :) I do like the guys in their sports uniforms though
    Have a great week!

  16. I wouldn't turn any of those cakes down....but then I don't know of any cake I would ;-)

    I had to be induced with all three of my children ~ apparently I just don't go into labor by myself - and each time I was in labor for about 8 hours.......

  17. I've yet to read anyone's answers who actually picked just one cake that was their favorite!

  18. There's hockey and if the talks don't get any better we may not even have a season next year which will totally tick me off. I live for football.

  19. It's nearly 11 p.m. and now I'm dying for some cake ... ANY cake! Thanks! Oh, and thank you again for the award! So sweet of you to pass 'em along!

  20. Jo-anne- they do look rather nice in those uniforms, don't they? LOL

    Donna-8 hours is short! Unfortunately, I don't turn down any cake either. LOL

    Mary-It's just to hard to pick only one!

    blue-I've never really gotten the hang of hockey--maybe I should give it a shot.

    Lisa- You're welcome! Mmmm...cake- I might have to make one today...or go buy one...whatever, I just want one! LOL

  21. HA, I love that cartoon for the cake.

    I'm your latest Google Follower, by the way. Nice to meet you. :D

    I played, too! :D Sorry I'm late. :( Been a crazy week.

    Rebecca at

  22. Thanks Rebecca! I just visited all 4 of your blogs- they are wonderful!


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