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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Five Question Friday August 20, 2010

Here we go again, friends.  Time for Five Question Friday.  For more information and/or to copy the list of questions, click on the link to the right or click here on My Little Life.  This is a fun way to learn about other bloggers and maybe rediscover some things about yourself in the process!  Let's begin...

1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?
With a name like "Eastlyn" I always wanted a nickname because no one could remember or pronounce my name correctly.  It's just Ees'-lin; long "e", silent "t" for the most part.  My cousins called me "Ees-tuh-lin"  (this, my friends, is why phonics warns against teaching the "t" sound as "tuh").  Telemarketers often ask for "Es-tuh-lene"  (short e). I'm often referred to as Evelyn and once was called Caitlyn.  I guess "lyn" was all they remembered.  Anyway, the question asks about nicknames, so here are some names I have been called over the years: Easi (pronounced "E-C") was given to me from a friend in Junior High.  My sister and a couple of friends call me "Eastchurn" (your guess is as good as mine on this one);  a college buddy coined the name "Eastwood"  (as in "go ahead...make my day").  When my siblings had kids I became "Auntie" (On-T) and "Aunt (pronounced "ant" in the true southern tradition) Eastlyn, and my favorite plain, old "E."  When I taught at Parent's Day Out where my nephew attended, he would call me Auntie out of habit, and his classmates would call me "Miss Auntie."  I thought that was the cutest thing!  To answer the question succinctly, no I do not have a "Hi, my name is Michael, but everyone calls me 'Mike'" sort of nickname.  Not really.

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?
I am the middle child: one older brother and a younger brother and sister who are twins.  I think we all fit the typical birth order descriptions.  I'm not the outgoing, all-star first born or the doted on baby of the family, just the quiet one tucked safely in the middle of the family not rocking the boat, minding my own business.

3. In a movie of your life who would play your significant other?
I know you're not supposed to answer a question with a question, but is this a wistful thinking kind of movie of my life or am I supposed to choose someone who is like the significant other I already have?  Hmmm, let's the "real life" version I'd have to say Kevin James (chose this image b/c of the facial hair)-big guy, funny and oh so lovable or Ice Cube (sans the "bad boy" reputation and with a few extra pounds).  My daughter just added Cedric the Entertainer, and come to think of it she may be closer to the mark than any of my choices.  In my wistful thinking movie of my life I'd probably choose Lenny Kravitz or Boris Kodjoe. ::fans self::

4. What is currently your favorite song?
::tempted to bite nails and pace the floor:: This question totally feels like a pop quiz!  If only I listened to more music!  It's probably a bad thing to not know your own favorite song, huh?  I'm a little weird in that I rarely watch television or listen to the radio, but I sing all of the time-just not about anything in particular.  I'm either on my computer or listening to a book on CD as I go about my day.  I think I'd better just come clean and confess that I don't have a favorite song.  I could ramble on and on about my favorite kind of music or my favorite Christmas carol or church hymn or something, but that is not what the question is asking, so I shall spare you all of that.

5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?
No, but as soon as I get a job I will be saving money to throw a big bash for my parents' 50th anniversary in November 2012.  I don't want nachos and meatballs in bbq sauce at my sister's house.  I don't want pulled pork and potato salad at my brother's house.  (Don't get me wrong, folks.  Those types of get togethers have their place.)  I want a fancy hotel and real linens and china and glass water goblets and appetizers and good food that I won't have to prepare and a beautiful tiered cake that I won't have to decorate.  I want to be able to sit down and dine with our guests and soak up the moment with my parents and family and friends not be hustling all night long to ensure that everyone else is taken care of.  Should my parents decide they don't want that, I'll send them on a trip for two somewhere.  Lord knows they deserve it!

That was fun.  Now, I'm done.  Good night, fellow bloggers.  Until next time...


  1. I love your name and I hate how people can butcher a name, too funny they called you Caitlyn, though, I would have looked behind me for that one. There's no C in your name!Congrats on your parents to their upcoming 50th anniversary! That's amazing. My parents just celebrated their 40th a couple years ago, we threw them a bbq, guess I beter start savings for a nice 50th bash!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I love reading the answers to your questions--they are so thoughtful. Yes, I had and still have a few people butcher my name--they call me Antoinette or Annetta instead of plain old Annette. Kevin James probably could play the role of my husband :)...Oh, and yes, congrats on your parents' upcoming 50th. They're lucky that the "middle child" is the one who's determined to make it a real special event!

  3. I think the easiest way to remember your name is Eassie hehehe.. That sounds cute too!

  4. Hey Eastlyn! I love your name! It is beautiful! I like that you will be saving for your parents 50th wedding anniversary. I remember when my grandparents had their 60th anniversary my family flew to Germany to celebrate with them. That was really special! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  5. Hey Eastlyn, I love your new button! Code please! I would like to add it to my bloglove page. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  6. I always enjoy reading these, even if I am late LOL! I have to say I wasn't quite sure how you pronounced your name either. But now that I know I think it is really pretty. I pronounce my name like Hana but it isn't spelled that way and it always throws people off LOL. I hope you have a great week!