Friday, April 29, 2011

Mini Coopers, first dates & friendship.

Today I am off work. Yeah! Ask & you shall receive. I needed it. Work has been STRESS. But today? RELAXATION. And hubby is off too! Yay!

Time for a highlight of my week. Five Question Friday.

1. If you could buy any car, money not an option, what would you buy?

Confession. I know NOTHING about cars. I can tell if something is a car or an SUV or a truck, but that's about it. Okay, i take it back. There are certain times i know what something is. Like a mini cooper. Or a bug. Or a mustang. I know all the easy ones!

I really would love a nice new car. I would like it in black. I would like it to be an SUV. And, well. That's about it!

Though i have to tell you. The only car i really & truly LOVE is a mini cooper. I say that will be my mid-life crisis car, because it would be silly to get one now when there are car seats & diaper bags in my future. :) As it is now, i carry enough stuff around with me to make a trip in a mini-cooper a bit of a pain. But with kids? No. It wouldn't work. So i'll take a really nice SUV. Plenty of room & cool compartments & stuff. That'd be lovely.

2. What was your worst first date ever?
Okay, first dates are awful. I'm glad i only had a few. None of them were terrible. I mean, terribly awkward, yes, but nothing horrible happened.

I had a bad second date however. I once went on a date with a guy i met online. I forget what it was called, but it was a christian site similar to match.com. Oh, yes. Single at 29 & i was getting desperate! Anyway, he immediately thought i was "the one". He played it cool, though. I wasn't sure how i felt about him so i gave him one more chance. Our second date was AWFUL. He got on my NERVES. Everything he said annoyed me. He asked if he could kiss me every five minutes because I was definitely 'the one' & he was in LOVE. RIGHT. I normally wouldn't have wanted a guy to ASK to kiss me...just do it already...but i was RELIEVED this guy asked. Because the answer was something along the lines of "NO INDEED NOT!"

Haha. We never went out again. And i was done with online dating.

And Brad called about 2 months later. THANK YOU, LORD!

3. How old were you when you fell in love for the first time?

It was 1996. I was 18. And it was with Brad, my now husband.
Many of you know the story. We broke up a year after we started dating & stayed broken up for 11 years. Until he called me out of the blue in December of 2007. During those 11 years, i came to understand that i wasn't truly in love or we would have stayed together, ended up getting married. But as it turns out, it WAS true love...just not the right timing. I fell in love with him all over again in February 2008.

{Happy sigh.}

4. When was the last time you reconciled your checkbook?
I actually MUST do that TODAY!
I don't actually write it down in a check register anymore. I save receipts. And I have a budget. I know it in my head & i try to stay within that budget. Then at some point (it should be weekly or at least once every two weeks! But i confess it's been a month), i will get on the computer & go to the budgeting program my husband set up & "balance my checkbook". It's the same thing. Just using my receipts & my online banking tool thingy. It all works very well. Only it's been longer than usual & that's kind of scary! It is on today's to-do list & it must get done!

5. If you were going to fashion a "want ad" for a best friend, how would you word it?

Seriously? Not necessary. I have lots of best friends. And yes. They're all my best friends.

My long time BFF, Sarah.
My office BFFs, Tonya & Wendy.
My very besties: Amanda, Becca, Aimie & Shana.
My BBFF (bloggie BFF), Laura. (She's just a BFF, period, really. But it's fun to say BBFF.)
Other blog besties: Patti, Nicole, Sarah, Krystal, Linds, & Rebekah.
Bootcamp Besties: Lauren, Sarah & Ashlie.
And my theatre besties: Charlynn, Brittany, Rachel, Natalie, Danielle & SOOOO many more.

Did i mention my hubby? He's the BESTEST friend of all!

You get the point? I am SOOOO blessed in friendship, it's ridiculous.

But, to answer the question:

Goofy girl seeks best friend for movie dates, dinner dates & girl talk. Must be compassionate, loyal & easy-going. Must understand an insane theatre schedule, homebody tendencies & an inability to pay attention. Good listener, silly & loyal to a fault.

That is all.

Okay, i just laughed when i re-read that. Good listener but an inability to pay attention? Okay, I have been told many times that my best quality is that i'm a good listener. This is because if you are upset & need to talk, i will not interrupt or try to solve your problems for you, i will just let you get it out. HOWEVER. If you are telling me a story about something funny or terrible or awful or wonderful that happened, well. I will get this glazed look in my eyes because something you said will make me think of something someone else said & then i'll remember something that happened & next thing you know i'm a million miles away. My friend Ali used to recognize it & snap her fingers & say, "Mel? Hey, Mel! Okay, when did i lose you?" HA!

I think this is my most favorite 5QF! :) Thanks, Mama M!

Happy Friday, y'all.


  1. I liked that about the inability to pay attention. I am the same, it drives my mom mad!

  2. I don't ever keep track of checks. Like writing them down. I just know them in my head. I count you as one of my blog besties!

  3. awww. I made the bestie list :) Hope you have a GREAT weekend!


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