1. Can you drive a stick shift?
Bet your bottom dollar I can drive a stick shift. An old boyfriend (former sounds a lot nicer, but that was a long time ago and he probably is old by now anyway) tried teaching me on his little blue Chevette. I remember stalling out every time I tried to take off before I got the "feel" for it. My first car (as in the one for which I was responsible for making payments) was a 5-speed Toyota Camry. I loved Katie Camry with a passion, and she was an awesome vehicle. Alas, I had to trade her in once I had kids and needed electric locks & windows and more space and such.
2. What are two foods you just can't eat?
I can only think of one and that's "chitlins" or chitterlings if you want to get all formal. They're pig intestines and I've never been able to get past the "what" they are and the smell. I'm told I'm missing out on some good eatin' but I'll gladly take someone else's word for that.
3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?
Because Girl Scout Cookies now cost $3.50 a box (versus the 75 cents a box when I was a Girl Scout) I don't buy them all that much. Growing up we all loved the thin mints (especially right out of the freezer where of course we stored them so as to enjoy them beyond the month of February). I'll usually try all of the new flavors, but if I were to only buy one box (which is all I bought this year 'cause my little neighbor was just so stinkin' cute) I'd go for the Caramel Delights...the one that's like a Twix bar with a little toasted coconut on top.
4. How do you pamper yourself?
I run right over to the massage school and get a full hour massage. The students cost half of what the instructors charge and they're really pretty good since they're trying to get good marks for their portfolios. I'll also escape to a weekend bed and breakfast scrapbook retreat once or twice a year, finances permitting.
5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
I don't really have a nickname, per se. When I taught the 18-month-old class at Parent's Day Out, I introduced myself to my babies as "Miss E" and they shortened it to "E" so that's what lots of people call me now. The Hubs calls me "Sue-Sue" although it has nothing to do with any of my names.
Well, that was fun and now I'm done. Gotta link up and skedaddle to an appointment. I can't wait to get back and see what everyone else has to say about these questions. Have a great weekend. I'll be working, which is a good thing!