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Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Question Friday 2/25/11

Hip, hip hooray! It's Five Question Friday. I've missed this for the past couple of weeks. Sometimes feel like I don't have much to blog about; then along comes Friday and Mama M over at My Little Life offers up questions that are simple to answer and give me an excuse to blog--woo hoo! If you'd like to join the fun or find out what others have to say in response to the questions, click <here> to visit Mama M and copy and paste the original questions for yourself. This blog hop is a lot of fun. Here goes...

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!


  1. Welcome back to 5QF! Thanks for your well wishes for my sick my babies!

  2. Love driving stick shift, hate beets, I usually buy 1 box of gs cookies to the first person that asks, and I'd LOVE to go to a spa and getting read for spring!

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  3. These are always fun to read, Eastlyn! Hope you'll come link up on my site tonight! :)

  4. Katie it! Such a cute name for a car...we never named mine:(

  5. I need a Thin Mint. Like I need air.

    And I didn't buy any this year!! Oh well...I hear that Keebler is the "maker" of GSC, so guess I'll just go buy a pack of the Keebler variety!

    Thanks for joining in!

  6. First I love the new blog look!

    Also I think it's so funny you named your first car! I did too. It was a cute litte white 5 speed Neon and her name was Shelby. :) Man I loved that car! But like you had to trade her in after I got married and had kids.