Monday, December 29, 2008

Gimme Five

Christmas vacation is kicking my ass. Hard. And because I'm in way over my head over here and sick to death of whining about it, I'm going to give you all a break and answer five questions that SciFi Dad emailed to me a while ago. Want to play along? Just follow the instructions.

1. Were you in Boston when the Sox won in 2004? What was that like? - I was not in Boston, sadly, because I was 8 months pregnant with Boo. They didn't win in Boston, but I did see the celebrations that occurred all over the city, and the state, that night. I was home, with my son, and I cried. It was a long time coming and intensely emotional. As soon as they won, my phone started ringing with friends screaming with joy. The next day, I couldn't find a newspaper to save my life. It was incredible - people were walking around with goofy grins on their faces, high-fiving each other and saying "Can you believe it?" It still gives me chills every time I see a replay.

2. Are you still working at the Big Box store? What is Christmas like there? - I am still working at the Big Box Store and Christmas was busy. Very, very busy. One thing I noticed was the majority of people were paying with cash or debit cards. Easily 75% of my transactions were cash. Also, people en masse drive me crazy. They are lazy and messy and do things that boggle the mind. I could have lived without the person who went into the handicapped stall, crapped all over the toilet seat and then crawled out under the locked door, leaving it for us to clean up. Really could have done without that. It's safe to say that I am not enjoying working in retail. Not even a little bit.

3. If you could live anywhere, where would you live, and why? - I've lived in Indiana, Massachusetts, England and Georgia thus far and would have to say that my heart is here in the Bay State. I loved England and could see myself living there for a few years, but I'm sure I'd want to come home eventually. I love Massachusetts. If I had my way, I'd have a house on the ocean - one of those lovely, weathered homes you see, with a big deck and a fully-loaded kitchen so that I could entertain friends and family. If I were living in England, I'd go for a thatch-roofed cottage with an Aga cooker. I have obviously read too many Rosemund Pilcher books.

4. In haiku form, share one of your experiences giving birth. - Uhhhhhh.... I so suck at these things, but OK.

Birth was difficult
Babies were very stubborn
And that hasn't changed

5. What is the last blog you added to your reader, and why did you add it? - Zoopolis. I added it because it's the new blog of someone I have been reading for years and she's shutting down her old blog.

Want to be part of it? Follow these instructions:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


LauraJ said...

I'll take an interview! lauraj(dot)blog (at) gmail (dot) com.
nice answers! Happy New Year!!

Unknown said...

Interview Me PLEASE!!

dad24hungrykids (at) gmail (dot) com

crazymumma said...

I have ALWAYS wanted a home on the beach.

Nicole P said...

I loved your haiku! :)

Interview me, please. I like these games!

Dara said...

I want to be interviewed!

Heidi said...

Oh me! I'm up for an interview! Fun!

Anonymous said...

Oooo Interview. Just no private questions, since there's so much I don't "put out there", you know? Heh heh. You know what, when the Sox won in 2004, I was living in Boston but was on a trip to St John and sat in a bar drinking with people I didn't know because I was JUST separating from my husband and we were on a stupid business trip and when he wasnt working, he just wanted to sit in the room and watch tv. So I went to the bar and got drunk watching the Sox win with other New Englanders who were on vacation there at the time. (that was long, sorry)