Friday, February 25, 2011

No One Brings Cabbage To Work For A Mid-Morning Snack.

It's FRIIIIIIIIDAAAAAAAYYYY!!!! This morning, the sun was out, though I have heard that we are in for some thunderstorms this afternoon-which can't be good for the commute home-people forget how to drive in the rain-I mean-it could be just a very slight mist on your windshield and all of a sudden people don't know where the brake pedal is r how to steady their steering wheels...I digress-IT'S FRIDAY-and because of that let's jump into Five Question Friday!

1. Can you drive a stick shift?

Heck yeah I can.  When I was a Junior in high school my dad told me that the only way I was going to be able to drive to school was if I learned to drive Cole (yes, I name my cars...).  Cole was a Honda Civic hatch back which also happened to be a stick shift.  I tried to fight it KNOWING that Bessie was still in the driveway (Oldsmobile) and was very functional, but no, Pops said learn to drive Cole (and change the oil & tires on it-It was Pops' policy that I had to learn to do those things on any car I wanted to drive-because if you don't know how to provide basic maintenance on the vehicle it you shouldn't be driving it...) or I was riding the Bus-WHAT?!?! Ride the Cheese as a High School Junior?  No Way...  The day before the first day of school we went out and practiced-and on the first day of school I was stalling out zooming off in was a rough ride at times, but I now am appreciative that Pops made me learn to drive a manual vehicle-because I can be a DD for anyone no matter what type of transmission is in their car :)

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

Bananas-blech I hate bananas-I hate way the smell, the texture, the taste the gross peel that people tend to throw anywhere they please when they have finished eating the nasty thing...they turn brown and look gross and become mushy-ew, they are just awful.  I can smell a banana if anyone in the office is eating one or has eaten and the silly peel is still in their trash can.  I am practically gagging thinking about it.  As for one other food I can't eat...steamed/boiled cabbage...blech...I had to eat that when I was younger and I remember going over to a friend's house after dinner, and while we were playing, I threw up...all over the place, multiple times, and the only thing I can think that caused it was the cabbage my mom served with dinner...and told me I would be sitting at the table until all of it was gone...there is nothing like cooked cabbage that is cold...ew...I think this is worse than the bananas-except no one brings cabbage to work for a mid morning snack.

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?
We do order them.  I am a fan of the lemon ones, myself.  I love most anything that is lemon flavored.  I do also love a tag-a-long and a shortbread cookie...mmmm shortbread....Hubs is a fan of the Samoas-so that makes for a lot of cookies to purchase, and one (or 3 ) happy Girl Scouts.

4. How do you pamper yourself?
Pedicure-I LOVE LOVE LOVE a pedicure.  It is so relaxing to sit back in a massaging chair, put my feet in the warm foot jacuzzi and have someone rub my feet-and then when I leave my toes are presentable and I can wear my beloved flip flops again without feeling self conscious about the fact that people are judging my chipped polish or ashy heels...

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
I have a few.  Boo Boo or Uubs-came from Hubs.  ELOP cam from Melinda- Those would be all of my initials if I hyphenated my last name when I got married.  Mary calls me Eeyore-Because my maiden name startes with Or...and the first letter of my first name is an E...E-or=Eeyore.  Those are pretty much it as far as nick names go for me.

Join in the FQF Fun with Mama M!


  1. When I was a kid I use to hate steamed cabbage. As an adult it is ok. We got thunderstorms here in Georgia last night.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is too cute! and you made me laugh seeing as I had JUST finished my mid morning banana! haha

  3. Visiting from Five Question Friday. I used to love brussel sprouts when I was young...then I grew up and now I don't like them anymore. I, too, love a good spa pedi but the soles of my feet are SO ticklish, I can hardly stand it! At least the staff gets a kick out of it. Anyway, in August it will be two years since my last one. Feel free to visit and follow me anytime at Back Porchervations.

  4. Just popping by to say how much your blog makes me grin.
    It's so honest and bubbling with happiness :)! I look forward to reading more! (i'm your newest follower)

    Also COMPLETELY agreeing on the cabbage front, and have never seen the appeal with bananas (though i don't quite match your crazy aversion :P)

    Also ,glad it's not just me who does the woop woop fist dance when i'm happy ;)
    hehe xxx