Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Word: Part DUH

In case we didn't bore you enough yesterday and you're coming back for more, here we are with answers to more of your burning questions. However, none of them will be who was in the big house. Mums the word on that.

Semi-charmed Jen

These are for both of you...

Biggest learning experience of your life?
Sassy in Red here :)

Hmmm, good questions. Biggest learning experience of my life is that it is better to be open and honest regardless of my fear it might hurt someone. I kept my true thoughts and feelings inside for so long that they started spilling out. It was stupid really, especially since I'm a believer in being very honest. And even with criticism of my photographers. If I like them I'm so afraid I'll hurt their feelings when I tell them I need something better, but if I wasn't honest with them about their work that means I've given up on them. I'm not giving them the opportunity to get better or learn. So its unfair for me to keep silent.

Honey Bunch: I think I'm in the midst of it. It began when Sister Big had the Come to Jesus with me. I'm learning a lot about myself now. It ain't always pretty.

Optimist or pessimist?

Optimist...or realist...or pessimist. lol. I used to be realist leaning toward pessimist so I could be pleasantly surprised when things work out right. But as things kept working out in my life...I just turned into an optimist. Even when things go badly I feel pretty certain that it will get better.

Honey Bunch: Optimist. Unless you ask Tom. He thinks I tend to be pessimistic.

Something HUGE you want to achieve in 2008?

Something HUGE. Well...I would like to discover my real purpose. And I know some people don't believe you have some great huge important thing you're supposed to do in life, and maybe for those people that is true. But not for me. I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to do something...just not sure what yet. I have an inkling, but I'm still pretty unsure.

Honey Bunch: I really want to launch my Christian Working Moms group.
kspin said...

1) If you won the lottery, what would you do/buy?

Kspin, Lol, this question is out of bounds according to our Sage. JimmyEW and I played this all the time but it helped keep us distracted from life, oddly. But really, what would I do? If I won the lottery I think I would buy a house and a new/used car that doesn't need $1000 of work done. Then I JimmyEW and I would become professional students, write stories and poetry and maybe buy an RV to tour around the country. We'd also start some sort of non-profit, something we're both passionate about.
Honey Bunch: I would by Tom's dream house, dream car, dream boat. I would pay for the college education for my nieces and nephews. I would give my brothers and sisters a chunk of change. I would make sure my parents were set. And then I would spend a lot of time doing work for places like Compassion International.

2) ultimate dream vacation

Dream vacation would have to be Ireland. I've always wanted to go. But there are tons of places that would be a dream.
I don't think I have an ultimate dream destination. I would just want beautiful weather, beautiful scenery and amazing experiences. And lots of laughter.

3) plastic surgery? for or against?

Plastic Surgery can go either way with me. I think its about balance and when people go crazy cutting their body up trying to make it perfect, well, I think they need to figure out what might be wrong inside. But I'm def not against it. Extreme Makeover, those people's lives were changed so much by having stuff done. For myself, I don't know, I used to think I wouldn't but then I had kids and everything got really saggy. So I'm neither Yay or Nay.

Honey Bunch: I don't have an issue with plastic surgery. Except for when people do weird crap to make themselves look like a lioness.
mindicherry said...

I wanna know more about the cult...was it a "prairie dresses and inbreeding" one or was it just a seriously overzealous preacher?

Some "weirdos" in our church wore prairie dresses, but most didn't. We did wear dresses/skirts to church. There was no inbreeding but the ministers practiced a stern control over everyone. It was a lot of hellfire, brimstone and pounding of the fists. Women were certainly subservient and you were shunned if you married someone not in the cult. So most married within the cult, and some of those cult guys were downright strange. But HB will have better stuff to say on this, unless she wants to save it for a post. It really is her turn to tell a cult story.

Honey Bunch: No virgin sacrifices or storing of guns. Serious mental/emotional/financial control.

I want to know why you chose to be Catholic (I did too...at the age of 21)

Honey Bunch: I married a Catholic man and had no intention of converting. Ever. I went to my protestant church every week as well as to Mass with my husband. Five years after we were married, I found I was getting so much more out of the Mass. There was so much more meaning in the receiving of the Eucharist (not that I received at Mass), and the homily and I just really wanted to learn more.
I started doing my own research in private. I didn't want anyone to try to talk me into or out of whatever I was going to decide to do. I finally decided to take the RCIA classes and was confirmed within a few short months. This should actually be a post all by itself. Maybe one day.

I want to know if you think that Kelly was a stuck-up hypocritical bitch who had no business ragging on Val & Gina when she was just as big a tramp...and if you hope that 5 minutes after she and Dylan kissed at David & Donna's wedding, Dylan pushed her to the floor and said "That's for jerking me around for 6 years!"
(ok - I may have watched too much 90210...just don't get me started on Melrose Place!

I don't really have much to say on that. I was more concerned about whether Mulder would ever kiss Scully and if the Cigarette Smoking Man was something more than he appeared. What was the black oil and OMG did Mulder even have a sister?
Honey Bunch: Oh Mindi. Don't hate on Kelly. She was a tramp for awhile, I agree. But I still love her. And although having Dylan dump her at the wedding would have been interesting, I would have been devestated if that was the final scene. You have no idea how excited I am about the new spin off.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

For you both...
Three fave books of all time

I cheated because many are series books. Harry Potter Books, but the last one is my favorite I think. Time Travelers Wife (I think this is the best loves story ever), The Fountainhead (however, I'm not a crazy pro capitalist or all about the virtues of selfishness. I more read the Fountainhead as a declaration about how you should think for yourself and not follow the masses, not believe what the popular society/culture tells you. As a semi-outcast teenager, this book spoke to me. It was to thine ownself be true. I'm sure Ayn Rand would be very disappointed in me lol).
Honey Bunch: I don't know if I can really choose three favorite books. I love to read and I am so so sad when a book ends. It really feels like a loss sometimes. To have to choose three seems unfair to the others. I just can't play favorites.

For HB - yes, I want to know about the Catholicism choice

For Sassy and/or HB - who's the Sookie Stackhouse fan? And why? (I love her, too).

I'm the Sookie fan! I tell HB to read them but she'd rather chew on glass than read something that is sci-fi/fantasy. Time Travelers Wife was pushing it for her. Right now we're (JimmyEW and I read out loud to each other from these books) reading the one where Eric loses his memory. This one is my favorite one, but I haven't read her most recent yet.

For Sassy - what would you retain about your social work career if you could?

I've been thinking about this question a lot. I think what I'd most like to retain is more eloquently said by Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." If I can remember it IS my responsibility to try to make the world a better place in any way I can, then I think I would be satisfied. I don't ever want to fall into the ignorance is bliss camp.
Blogger Meg said...

A few questions:

1.How do you feel about the banning of books/censorship in general? I noticed you have Harry Potter as a recommended book, as well as the bible and sometimes, people that read one, have a hard time reading the other.

Oh, don't get me started! I think its short sighted when people ban and censor stuff, especially stuff they haven't even read. I think people should be allowed to read for themselves and make up their minds. Of course I thinking in terms of Harry Potter. But right now I'm just too yucky feeling and tired to think of more to say on the subject.
Honey Bunch: I have never read a Harry Potter book in my life. (Ducking under my desk) I have the Bible in our sidebar because it's such a great version. It's Max Lucado's and it's written in an easy to read and understand format with little "helps" on each page.

I think book banning is silly. If a book is age/maturity/values appropriate, let the kid read it. But it should be the parents decision and no one else's.

2.If you had unlimited funds to go on a shopping spree where would you get your perfect outfit?

Probably something Hippy/flower child-ish. But I'd want to be skinnier because those styles would probably just make me look pregnant.
Honey Bunch: I love fun, sassy skirts. If money was no object, I would probably choose something from Boden. I also love J. Crew. I'm a simple girl. Here's some stuff I dig.

3.You're stranded on a desert island what are your five a.books b.movies c.foods and d.people?

Just 5? For books I'd take Howard Zinn's People's History, Stranger in a Strange Land (because I've had it for years and not read it), Harry Potters Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the Chronicles of Narnia (in one big volume so it is within the rules.
Movies: Practical magic, A Far off Place, Last of the Mohicans, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion and Smoke Signals. All movies I've seen a bazillion times. Foods: part of me wants to be practical and have live chickens and cows for milk and eggs. But I know that isn't what you mean. So I'd say Tortilla chips and Pico de Gallo (is that one, or two?), an Asian Chicken wrap from Olga's kitchen, Cookies and Cream ice cream and a big salad with some chicken breast, garbanzo beans, sunflower seeds, croutons and full fat ranch. I'll burn that all off building shelter and fishing for food. People: Well, I'd have to say my two boys and JimmyEW, my sister HB because we are pretty funny when we're together and because I'm afraid of her, and my best friend Danielle.

Honey Bunch: Oh, this is funny. I was dreading this question all set to have my feelings hurt and left off the island.

Books: I would take four newly released books by any of my favorite authors and the Bible because it's so dang interesting.

Movies: Best in Show, Fargo, Baby Boom, Dirty Dancing, Castaway.

Foods: Southwest Salad, Southwest Egg rolls, A yummy sandwich with lots of meats and cheeses and veggies, Carrot Cake and Diet Coke.

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Ashlee said...

Wow! I'm the first to leave a comment!

I swear I am a lost member of the "Sister" family. We think so much alike. :0)

Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion is one of my favorite's too. I used to quote it. Good stuff. And Dirty Dancing? I owned both soundtracks on tape. Good music from that movie! "Sylvia? Yes Mickey. How do you call your lover boy? Oh lover boy......" Classic!

So fun getting to know you two better.

Jen said...

I loved your responses!! (Oh, and HB--I also converted to Catholicism from the Protestant Church for pretty much the same reasons.)

And Sassy--I'm reading Stranger in a Strange Land as we speak. It's really good, but loooong!

kspin said...

What HB? You don't like the lioness look? ;)

I'm with you on the X-Files Sassy! I used to stay up and watch the re-runs all the time! I heart Mulder...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Thanks for the more and more answers you two!

Sassy - there's a Scully Road near us, and then they built a sub right up from that road and named the main road Mulder. ;-)

Suzy said...

Oh! Good NEWS!!!! There's a New X-Files movie being released this SUMMER. I'm seriously NOT making this up, either. I can hardly wait.

Sister Sassy said...

Ashlee- want us to adopt you?

Jen-I hear its a great book and I've always wanted to read it. I've started it a few times but never get very far before something distracts me.

Kspin-mmmm....Fox Mulder. Glad you were drooling over him with me rather than Dylan or Brandon. Blech!

Jen- I think remember Scully Road!! I want to live on Mulder. That is so funny they did that!

Suzy- you're spitting me! I can't believe it! For real? With Mulder and Scully and not the creeps that took over at the end of the series. Really really?? I must check this out!

Suzy said...

No SPITTING!!! Go to http://www.xfiles.com/ It's The X Files I want to Believe. Comes out July 25, 2008.

Sister Sassy said...

OMG OMG SUZY OMG I just watched the trailer and squeeled like a little girl! I might even cry from happiness right now! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! OMG!! Mulder and Scully!!

Now I have to watch the last season of the show, I know there was something about a baby.