I went 4-5 days without a word from him because he was on a boat on the Amazon River, so it’s probably pretty great that you can’t text or call from a boat on the Amazon River. Some things are still sacred, right? During the hotel days and nights, I was able to get some photos, videos and updates. All is well. He adopted a whole tribe of mini monkeys, or they adopted him.
#AskAwayFriday was created by the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber from Bold Fit Mom, as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10 questions and 10 answers, between two bloggers! This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others while allowing others to get to know you and of course there is also the added bonus of making great friends along the way which is one of the best parts of this online world! Ask me if you want to swap!
Tiffany from Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter,
Christy from Uplifting Families,
Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings
Echo from The Mad Mommy
Here are the questions! Don’t forget to check out my partner Stacey’s answers HERE. Here are mine:
1. Who was your first school girl crush? (real or celeb)
My first celebrity crush was always and forever Michael Jackson. I honestly thought I would marry him. Then I fell in love with the man who built our house when I was about five. I made him a card and handed it up to him when he was literally through our roof. I hope he liked it. In second grade, I had a big crush on Chris Jenkins. He liked me first and would sneak snacks and coins in front of me at lunch, and then run away. Somehow I always missed this mystery gift giver so I had my friend spy on me once and we found out it was Chris. Then I started liking him because he liked me. Isn’t that how it works sometimes? I had pretty deep feelings for him, though. I really cared about how he felt and I really wanted to give him a kiss. I was seven!
2. Do you have a movie that brings back the nostalgia of the teen years?
Yes. What’s funny is that the first thing I can think of is The Breakfast Club and I went to school in the late 90’s – way after this film. I got really into 80’s movies at that time. It’s like I was nostalgic for nostalgia, I kid you not. I remember it well. I’d get high on life thinking too much about my childhood, when I was still kinda a child. And there was Judd Nelson and my endless fascination with bad boys who want to be good, and their insanely awesome tossy hair. I really like tossy hair.
3. I always remember sitting next to my radio to record my favorite song onto a cassette…What songs or artists were you hoping to catch?
I spent days upon days trying to get The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” onto a cassette tape. That was the first song I ever memorized. I really thought I got it, ya know? Deep love. It all started in second grade with that blasted Chris Jenkins!
4. Were you in any school groups…band, choir, etc?
I was the Vice President of The Multi-Cultural Club which is only funny because I got that honor by saying yes to a guy I barely knew. He was President. It was awesome, though. I was also in Literary Magazine but I wouldn’t (couldn’t, really) say anything mean about people’s writing. I’ve always only known how to find the good. So those people freaked me out. And I was in drama club for all four years, but only as stage crew. Specifically, running crew. This involved wearing all black, doing exquisite set changes with furniture, and crushing on the leads in the play. Male and female. There, I said it. 75/25.
5. What was your favorite sleepover fun?
I was never a fan of sleepovers. It was that whole anxious/clingy/grieving part of me that just wanted to be home or with my mom. I had this one good friend and I’d just cry when I slept at her house, and whenever she slept at my house, I’d get really sick. It was a coincidence because it was always viral, but still. So I will say that I had one of my best friends, Mike, sleep over in high school. We’d eat starburst jellybeans and play Nintendo all night. That was my favorite. One night he talked in his sleep. He turned to me and said, “Girl, give this room a pulse.” He had no memory of that in the morning. My boss knew I had a boy sleep over and wondered if we should have a talk about the birds and the bees. I told him not to worry. I wasn’t Mike’s type, if you catch my drift. Oh, to have another Nintendo sleepover with you, Mike! Why did you have to move west?
6. During my teenage years, we spent our summer nights “Cruisin’ Eldo” and hanging out with our friends. Did you have a cruisin’ spot?
I had a few! Morris County had some nice scenic overlooks. My sisters and I used to cruise around by the McDonald’s parking lot because my older sister had a crush on a guy who hung out there! I think they were onto us really fast.
7. What was your favorite cartoon to watch as a kid?
I liked the Saturday morning cartoons lineup, and I loved “Rainbow Brite”, “My Little Pony”, “Jem”, “Smurfs” & “Snorks.”
8. What was your favorite halloween costume as a kid?
I’m only sorry I don’t have a photo on hand of the California Raisin costume my mom bought me for 3rd grade. And of course, I was Supergirl in high school and I wore it out to college parties when visiting my sister. College boys liked it.
9. Who was your first celebrity crush?
As seen above, it was Michael Jackson! And I had a wicked crush on John Stamos in 3rd grade. Again with my delusions of grandeur, I honestly thought it would somehow work out for us eventually. Hey, maybe it still will. (doubtful)
10. Did you go to any of your proms or homecomings? Was it a stag affair or with a date?
I went to three proms. As a sophomore, I was invited to a senior from another school’s prom. As a junior, I took my childhood best guy friend. As a senior, well that’s a STORY. And it’s magical. Promise me you’ll remind me to tell it?
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