Monday, January 14, 2013

Friend Makin' Monday - Interesting Things

Happy Monday!

It was such a beautiful weekend!  One of those rare - almost 60* weekends in January in Michigan!  Even better that I didn't have to waste it being at work!  Friday as soon as I got home, I changed and took the dog for a walk.  Last time I took him to the park after a thaw, one section of path was a couple inches under water, so I wore my hiking boots instead of walking shoes.  Mistake!  Halfway around the park and my butt muscles were sore from the extra pound tied to each of my feet.  I count it was a better workout!  Oh, and it wasn't flooded.  Crap.   

We also went to Downtown Detroit Saturday to go to Ford Field for Monster Jam!  We go every year.  We got there early so we could get a parking spot, then had 4 hours to kill.  So I got some nice pics of some gorgeous 1820's Gothic churches nearby, and the Fox Theater, Comerica Park and of course, had a leisurely dinner at the Hockeytown Cafe.  I need to get those pics posted, but Randy had commandeered the desk all day yesterday.  

So now, it's time for FMM!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section over at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Interesting Things

1. What is the last movie you saw in a theater?   I am drawing a blank at what we saw!  It's been since Breaking Dawn 2 came out.  I took Angela & her BFF to see that.  But I've gone with Randy more recently.  Must have made a real impression - NOT!

2. How old were you when you had your first kiss? 17. When you go to school with the same people all your life and don't fit into any of the cliques, your options are few.  I was a senior & he was a freshman who also went to prom with me.  That sounds really sad, doesn't it?

3. Share the coolest thing that you’ve done so far in 2013. Monster trucks!  There was a guy in our row who had his son & daughter with him.  These kids were dressed like 2 of the drivers in their fire suits.  So after the El Toro Loco (one of the trucks) finished his freestyle run, the driver came up into the stands and gave part of the truck that had broken off to the little boy wearing his uniform. And when Gravedigger finished his run, the driver took the skull & crossbones flag off the back of the truck, came into the stands and gave it to the little girl wearing his uniform!!  It was the coolest thing I'd ever seen!  Monster truck drivers are all about the fans.  The driver for Maximum Destruction took the trophies he won for racing & freestyle & gave them to kids in the stands, too.

4. What kind of cell phone do you use? Do you love it?  I have an iPhone 4.  I like it.

5. How many times do you plan to workout this week? 3

6. What is your favorite movie from the 80′s?  Top Gun.  It probably led me in the direction of joining the Navy after high school.

7. If you could choose one character from a TV show or a movie to fall head over heels for you, who would it be?  Hmm.  I'd have to say Jason O'Mara.  I may have drooled my way thru Life on Mars when it was on. 

Jason O'Mara

8. If you could eat one food everyday for the rest of your life without gaining any weight as a result, what would you choose? Oh man.  The thoughts are flying thru my head!  If there is such a thing as a peanut butter lava cake with hot fudge topping - I'd be drowning in it. 

9. What is your favorite flower?  Lilacs.  I planted a lilac bush in my yard next to a crabapple tree and they bloom together in the spring.  My yard smells AMAZING!  I love the visual combination of the light purple lilacs & bright pink apple blossoms.  Then the nearby cherry tree is blooming the same time - it's got such beautiful white blooms that look so odd against the gnarly, twisted trunk of that tree.

10. Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? Nope.  Forgot all about them.  I broke down and got some books on my Kindle and made myself useless most of the day. 

How was your weekend?


  1. I remember going to see monster trucks one time when I was really young, and the only thing I remember was how incredibly loud it was!! I'm debating whether I want to join the Iphone family in May. I've had a droid for years now.

  2. I think the sound is part of what makes it so much fun! Feeling that rumble thru your whole body, and the dust, etc, etc, etc.

  3. Stopping by from FMM. I am positive there is a peanut butter lava cake with hot fudge topping somewhere in the world. and I want one too!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by.
    I should not have thought about the peanut butter fudge monstrosity. I really want one!


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