Monday, May 17, 2010


I started yet another blog. When I posted a few weeks ago on this blog about not knowing where I want this blog to go, I had been thinking about wanting to do a blog focused on books. Well, rather than make this one a blog about books, I've decided to make another. That way, if I ever feel the need to rant about religion or politics, I can still do it here, while keeping the other blog.....drama free.

Feel free to follow!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

1. Whose baby did you last hold?
Mine, unless you no longer consider him a baby. Otherwise, my brother's son.

2. What is your preferred brand of dishwashing soap?
Dawn. It's a dollar, and it lasts a couple weeks. Can't really beat that....

3. Cadbury Eggs or Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs?
I don't really care much for sweets, so either or neither....depending on my mood.

4. When were you last on an airplane?
5. Are you afraid of lightning?
Not if I"m not in the middle of it...

6. Something that happened to you in 1992:
I was three, so I have no idea. I'm sure at that age I was all about learning to count and the abc's and such.

7. When did you last run?
Um, a few days ago I ran to catch my son from attempting to run down the stairs (wouldn't have ended well). But if you mean really ran....I have no idea.

8. Are you guilty of peeking in medicine cabinets?

9. What guilty pleasure do you hate to admit liking?
Oh I don't know...soda? It's so bad for you me, you I really shouldn't drink it.

10. Has anyone ever called you a bad influence?
Not to my knowledge, but I wouldn't doubt it.
11. Pineapple or watermelon?
Um, both, any time of the day please. I do prefer watermelon, however.

12. Have you ever seen the ocean, live and in person?

13. Tell us about your nickname(s).
None of my nicknames apply anymore, but I've had a few over the years. Amanda Banana...that one's pretty self explanatory. Mandooley, I can't really explain that. Amanda Joanne(not my middle name)--for whatever reason, my dad decide to change my middle name mid-childhood...or at least attempt it (which I'm not okay with, I actually really like my middle name).  And the last nickname I had was Pooh Bear. At my first job, we all had animal sister worked their first and she was Teddy Bear. Apparently I am the lighter version of her, resulting in Pooh Bear. It stuck for quite some fact a few people still call me that on the rare occasion we see each other.
14. Do you have a ceiling fan somewhere in your home?
Yes, in every room. It was actually one of the reasons I liked this house.

15. What do you look forward to most about Autumn?
Cooler temperatures and the colors.

16. What would I find in the trunk of your vehicle right now?
I have a mini-van, so there is no trunk.
17. And in your kitchen sink?
Breakfast dishes.

18. Who do you kinda wanna smack?
No one at this exact moment in time.

19. Preferred sleepwear: nightgown? pajamas? undies? au naturel?
Shorts and a t-shirt.
20. When you use a grocery cart at the store, do you return it to the proper place?
Usually, unless I'm in a big hurry.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I remember when I first started this blog, it took everything in me to think of something to write about. For a while, those things worked for me, and I had fun with it.

Then, I got bored with it.

I don't really know what to do with this blog at this point. I don't want to delete it, as that would be wasting massive amounts of my time. Someday, I want to start at the beginning and look at all the things I wrote about, and compare them to the things I care about now.

I can already tell you, I have changed drastically. Simply by looking back a few months.

I've always wrote about things I cared about on any given day. Whether it be religion, celebrities, television shows, books, or random surveys. These days, I think about all the things I could write about, and I decide I don't feel like it. Something else comes to mind that would be better use of my time.

So, I don't know how often I'll post. I guess I'll just wait for inspiration to strike.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A survey. Because I have nothing better to post.

1. What do you say when you're really nervous?
-I don't think I say anything specific. I don't get nervous very often.

2. Do you believe in love/have you ever been in love?
-I do believe in love, a complex emotion. Yes, I have been in love. I've been in love with the same person since I was thirteen. I often find myself looking at young teens and thinking, "They don't know what love is." Then I remember, I WAS one of those teens, and we're still together. So....maybe some of them do.  

3. Have you ever met a famous person?
-Yes. Tech N9ne, twice. It was awesome!

4. How would you describe your own personal Prince Charming:
-I don't believe in a Prince Charming, for me or anyone else. We all think we can create this perfect depiction of what we'd like our significant other to be, but time changes everything. Something about them may intrigue you today, and disgust you tomorrow.  But at the end of the day, if you're truly in love with someone, none of that will matter. One quality I think every man should have, just for the hell of it? Balance. A sense of humor is a must, but you need to know when to be serious. 

5. If you had to be an animal for the rest of your life, what kind of animal would you be?
-The rest of MY life, or the rest of the life of whatever animal I decided to be? If I were to choose a fly, well now that wouldn't be much fun, would it? I'm already an animal. We're all animals.

6. Who's your favorite Disney Princess?
- Well I don't suppose you would consider Nala a Disney Princess would you? I guess I'd have to choose Ariel.

7. (Fill in the blank with a fact about yourself; it can be mulitple words) I've never smoked a cigarette before. I'm proud of that fact.

8. What's your best friend's first name/nickname?
- Shanise/Niecey.

9. Favorite song in the whole wide world?
- I don't have a favorite song. I think anyone who has one single favorite song, seriously needs to broaden their horizons. There's a whole world of music out there people!

10. What is your absolute favorite book?
-I don't have one of those either. I absolutely love to read, and while I have certain authors I adore, I don't have a favorite book. My favorite authors consist of James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer (read The Host before you make assumptions based on Twilight...), Nicholas Sparks. I really enjoy the YA genre, so I like Megan McCafferty, Sarah Dessen, Susane Colasanti, Simone Elkeles, etc etc.

11. What is one of your favorite quotes? (It can be from anything or anyone).
-I have too many. And I'm tired and I don't feel like actually using my brain right now, thanks.

12. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go?
-I don't really know. I'd like to visit places before I answered this.

13. What's your favorite TV show?
-Bones/True Blood/Criminal Minds.

14.What's your favorite sandwich?
-Ehhh, I don't care much for sandwiches.

15.Do you believe in Ghosts/Paranormal?

16. Who is your least favorite celebrity?
-Oh I don't know...Megan Fox I suppose. And not because she's hot, I can acknowledge that. It's just that she KNOWS she's hot, and she acts like the world owes her something.

17.What is your dream vacation?
-Never even considered it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

1. What was the easiest subject for you in school?
English, by far. Math was pretty easy for me too.

2. Three signs Autumn is here:
Leaves are changing color, leaves begin to fall, Halloween supplies go on sale, birds start to fly south, etc etc.

3. What is your favorite flavor of potato chip?
I don't really care much for chips, but if I had to choose, I guess I'd say.....Cheddar and sour cream.

4. What is your favorite dessert to get at a restaurant?
I don't go to restaurants often, and when I do I rarely get dessert.

5. Where is your favorite place to go when you need some time alone?
There is no such thing as "time alone" in my life. I'm serious.

6. Scatter-brained or organized?
Organized usually, but I have my days.

7. Would you pay extra for a room with a view?
Doubt it. When you're on vacation, aren't you supposed to spend most of your time out of the room anyways?

8. What is your favorite black-and-white movie?
I don't really have a favorite, but I enjoy quite a few.

9. What's the best part of the playground?
The swings I suppose.

10. Which do you prefer: the activity of city life or the peacefulness of country life?
A mix of the two.

11. The color yellow makes me think of:

12. What was the last tv program you watched?
I'm currently watching "Lazy Town". Oh you mean the last tv show I watched by choice? Roseanne.

13. How old were you when you got your first bank account?

16, I believe.

14. What is your most productive time of day?
For me, afternoon.

15. Ketchup goes on:
Nearly everything.

16. Which room in your home needs the most cleaning attention right now?
My daughter's room.

17. What bill do you hate to pay the most?The mortgage, simply because it's the biggest bill.

18. Why did you choose the shirt you are wearing today?
Because it was what I grabbed. It matched.

19. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Yes, very much so.

20. Where was the hangout spot when you were a teenager?
The Sizzler during my early teenage years, after it was shut down, it became Roller City.