Monday, December 3, 2012

And you are...? Blogfest

Today is time for a little fun hosted by Emily R. King and Tammy Theriault. They've hired David Spade to ask us some off-the-wall questions that us writers would never have thought of. Thanks David for channeling your 90's SNL side especially for this blogfest.








Without further ado, here are the questions.


1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten? One. The speed limit had just changed from 75 to 65 and the cop was sitting right at the border. It cost me $85 bucks. Now I always slow down at that speed change, but it irks me every time.

2. Can you pitch a tent? (I'm going to answer this question without the insinuations. David you have such a dirty mind!) Believe it or not my dad is Mr. Outdoors man, figuratively. He founded what is fondly known as the Moab MUni fest. If you live in Utah you already know that Moab is the go to place for mountain bikers. But what about unicyclers? Yes, you heard me right, my dad started an event to have people mountain unicycle (MUni) in Moab. He doesn't host it anymore, but people still come. Therefore the short answer to this question is yes.


3. What was your worst vacation ever? My worst vacation ever was also my best vacation ever. My dad, Mr. Outdoors man, wanted us kids to witness a true total eclipse. So we packed up our trooper in 1991 and headed to La Paz, Mexico. When we reached Beaver, UT my mom fell asleep at the wheel and rolled our car three times. My six month old brother wasn't buckled in (my dad was holding him) and somehow we all survived. What did we do when we got home? Packed into a station wagon with no air conditioning and drove to Mexico anyway. I could talk about this trip for hours but I'll summarize by saying it included accidentally catching a squid, combating rats, killing cockroaches, and camping on the lawn of an expensive hotel. And yes, we saw the eclipse, and it was awesome.


4. What was the last thing you bought over $100? I'm pretty cheap so I rarely spend more than that, but recently we bought an Ooma phone (home phone that's free with high speed internet) and we got 4 phones with it for $200. Exciting, I know.


5. We're handing you the keys to what? There's a lot of things I'd like to be handed the keys to, but dreaming about them makes me depressed, so I'm going with "No Comment."


6. What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick? I pride myself on being a pretty dang good chef! But when I was first married I had no clue what I was doing. I made a lasagna one day and I didn't boil the noodles (which is possible, I just didn't do it right.) Then I forgot to turn the oven off before going to work, luckily my husband came home an hour after I left. You know that Turkey in the movie Christmas Vacation? Yeah, it had nothing on this lasagna.


7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like  ____? Two beach balls are static clinging to the inside of her pants.


8. What was your first car? My parents were cheap too, we never had a nice car. The first car I purchased at 17 was a 1986 Subaru GL. Before that, (and sometimes after) I drove a 1983 Chevy Suburban, diesel. That thing was a beast!


9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first? My husband's my best friend so I would ask him if he's okay. But I guarantee if I was hanging out with any of you guys, I would laugh.


10. What's the worst song ever? Besides Rebbecca Black's Friday? Probably Nicole Westbrook's It's Thanksgiving. *shudders*


There you have it folks. Now you know some crazy stuff about me. I'm off to hop around!

37 comments:

M.J. Fifield said...

My significant other can ride a unicycle. He'd love that event in Moab.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Remind me not to trip around you.
You win for worst vacation!!!

Suzi said...

I bet that lasagna pan was a bear to get clean. :)

Pk Hrezo said...

Wow what a trip that was! Your dad sounds uber cool. And man Moab is one of the coolest places ever. Totally inspiring for a sci-fi novel!

Tara Tyler said...

insinuations...ha! didnt even cross my mind, naughty!
and a suburban!? ah! my sister had a big old van & i bumped into things with that! cant imagine!

Anonymous said...

Do I get to keep the thing someone hands me the keys for? Because if so, I have a list.

Anonymous said...

That was quite a trip, all for an eclipse! Glad it was worth it. And nicely done with the speeding tickets-- mostly law abiding.

Elise Fallson said...

Oh my, what a scary vacation trip. Glad everyone was ok and you all got to see the eclipse. Must have been awesome, minus the roaches and rats and stuff. (:

Emily R. King said...

Your big butt answer is my favorite so far. Very clever!

And lasagna without cooked noodles sounds like a similar mistake I made with pot pies. I was a newly-wedded-wife. I'm lucky to still be married. :)

L.G.Smith said...

Your vacation story is crazy scary! I can't believe you all just got in another car and kept going. Wow. And I love Moab. Been there several times -- though not for biking or unicycling -- just to pitch a tent. :)

ilima said...

Beach ball butt. Lol.

Patti said...

Mountain Unicycling, that sounds awesome. I'll have to tell my nephew about that one.

T. Drecker said...

That sounds like quite the vacation... more of a survival :)

Jenny S. Morris said...

Oh my gosh. Your worst vacation story sounds like it was monumental. Loved to hear the whole thing someday. My best friend is my hubby or maybe his sister. I'd laugh if either of them fell. Haha.

Dani said...

Can I borrow your dad! My dad used to do all that amazing stuff until he got too "old" (his words).

My lasagna never turns out. My family has come to just grin and bear it. lol

Donna K. Weaver said...

I love learning about you. Though, as a Bertha Butt, I'm not a fan of the big butt jokes. lol

Tami Von Zalez said...

Interesting, both of our worst vacations involve Mexico!

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Anonymous said...

I'm scrolling right to question number 9 for these posts. You can tell something about people in how they answer. Glad to hear hubby is your best friend.

I'm sure my wife would say the same thing, although she may laugh if I fell down.

Robin said...

I'm imagining that lasagna-oh man-treating our hubs like kings and serving them burnt offerings.

And the worst vacation-though in a love interest and that's a story I'd love to read.

Diane Riggins said...

Loved the answers. have to agree with worst song picks. have a good day.

Katie Teller said...

Wow that was a pretty dramatic Vaca!

Cortney Pearson said...

That Friday song must be really awful! I've never heard it, but now I think I want to just so I can hear how bad it is.

Jay Noel said...

That's funny - my parents were the same way about cars. I drove a 1981 Dodge Omni. Broke down all the time.

Kathryn Purdie said...

Those are some crazy vacation times. Totally novel worthy!

Azara said...

Mountain unicycling? That sounds like quite an extreme sport. I can't believe your parents continued with the vacation. That's hard core!

Kelley Lynn said...

HAHA. love the balloons and static cling :)

Kaylee Baldwin said...

I gasped out loud that your car rolled. I am so glad the baby was okay.

My mom introduced me to the song Friday because all of the nurses at her work were singing it. There's nothing better than a bunch of women in their fifties, wearing scrubs, and singing Friday. One of the highlights of my life, probably (is that sad? Probably, but I don't care. Hilariousness all the way)

Livia said...

It was nice getting to know you better, Jennie! My lasagna turns out fine, but I can't pitch a tent if you paid me to.

Deana said...

Holy crap! That vacation is unbelievable. How amazing that your little bro was okay...and that you went to Mexico again right away. I would talk about the trip all the time too!

Jessie Humphries said...

Oh that's cute that your husband is your best friend! That's something I'd never think to say. I like to laugh at everyone. That's why I'm a big ol' B-word. haha

Tammy Theriault said...

whoa! that's more like a tragic trip! wowzers...

Samantha May said...

That is one crazy vacation! You most certainly picked two of the worst songs in the history of EVER. Nice work!

:D

Trisha said...

O. M. G. I forgot all about that Rebecca Black song!!! Maaaaaaaan that totally qualifies. And my blogger writer friend Michael would be so ashamed I forgot about it, 'cause he wrote about it in some of his short stories - he referred to it as a torture device used in hell. haha

Shannon Lawrence said...

Wow, that is one astounding and amazing trip all in one! Unforgettable, to be sure. Glad everyone was okay. Just wow!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

michelle said...

Very interesting, Jenn!
The worse-vacation-turned-best-vacation story was the best... sounds like it turned out to be quite the adventure!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Oh, no!! Now I have that Friday song in my head!!

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