Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How I know I live with a preschooler Tuesday...

I have been really absent for a couple of months. I turned my computer on maybe 3 days last week. It has been off for 4 days in a row which means I have catch up to do... I am going to do more blogging now hopefully. It's hard with a nugget of energy that wants to play outside all the time- rain or shine. That's my guy at the Wisconsin Spring Game over Easter weekend, 'Jumping Around'! I love this photo because it really captures pure joy on his face. Anyway, onto our post...

Before Mother's Day AJ was interviewed by his teachers with questions that revolved around me. He gave it to me for Mother's Day as well as a bracelet that says I <3 MOM. I couldn't stop cracking up as I read it!

What is your mom's name?
Mommy Lipowski

Where does she work?
Her preschool in Madison
(I have NO clue where this came from...)

What color hair does she have?
(I am NOT a blue hair! ;))

How old is she?
(Lately he has been obsessed with the #5...)

What is her favorite color?
(Correct!! But how funny would it have been if he would of answered indigo?)

What does she like to do for fun?
Play tennis
(The day before I bought him a tennis racket set...)

What is her favorite food?
(And after buying the tennis racket set we went to Wendy's...)

Where does she take you for fun?
The park

When she goes shopping, what does she like to buy?
Cookies for me!
(Apparently said with some enthusiasm since there is an exclamation point after it!)

What message do you want to send her for Mother's Day?
Thank you!
(How sweet! :) He is always so polite!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday... A Double Dose on a Tuesday

{one} what profession have you always admired?
Special Education Teachers and Staff. Their patience and love is amazing. I know I'd have a hard time doing it.

{two} what would the title of your memoir/biography be if it was written today?
No idea... Now I feel on the spot to come up with something. I once created a self awareness program called "Let Your Creative Juices Squirt" and the "Inner Goddess in You". Maybe one of those?

{three} how far do you commute to work?
About 20 paces to the basement. ;)

{four} are your earlobes attached or detached?
In between... Detached? What a weird question!

{five} do you eat the unpopped kernels of popcorn at the bottom of the bag?
Only if they’re half unpopped… Also, I use a Whirly Pop- no microwave popcorn for me!

{six} what is the strangest gift you’ve ever received?
Not sure. Creative wrapping would go to my brother for a 45 record of 'Eye of the Tiger' that he put in an open box that was wrapped and it said something like 'Free Punch'. Very appropriate from my brother who totally wailed on me.

{seven} what is one tv show that you wish hadn’t been cancelled?
Arrested Development. It was smart comedy. I wish Friday Night Lights wasn't going to be cancelled but I can still savor that for a few more weeks. Shoot. Flight of the Concords too!! Funny as can be!

{eight} what is something that you are saving money for right now?
A trip to England next year!

{nine} what hobby would you like to take up?
Sewing. My mom gave me lessons for awhile a few years ago but I haven't kept it up. I am just completely sapped of time!

{ten} how many times a year do you get really dressed up?
Two. We go to two black tie events a year. They are fun!

{eleven} do you watch the history channel? if so, what’s your favorite program?
Not really. Sometimes we'll watch Ice Road Truckers which is strangely addicting. I have to be really bored though. AJ calls it Ice Cream Road Truckers and is compelled by it. Although I am not crazy about the language they use in it, especially for him!

{twelve} what is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Read a book or watch a movie and snuggle!

{thirteen} what does your dream house look like?
An old renovated barn would be cool. I don't think about this too much...

{fourteen} what state were you born in?

{fifteen} do you have a change jar? if so, what do you use it for when it gets full?
Not really. I use all silver change in my car for parking meters and gumballs.

{sixteen} what’s the first website you look at when you get on the computer?
First five: Hotmail email, gmail, yahoo news stories then email, facebook and blog dashboard- in that order!

{seventeen} what is your favorite breakfast?
French toast and bacon.

{eighteen} what’s the most memorable trip you’ve ever taken?
My honeymoon in San Francisco, Napa Valley and Monterey/Carmel. We just did San Fran and Napa again last week and while awesome (wine was better) just not the same!! It is definitely romanticized in my mind but those are the memories I have!

{nineteen} do you prefer your coffee black or with cream/milk/sugar?
No coffee for me. Just tea- herbal or chai.

{twenty} have you ever done a professional photo shoot?
Not really. Had photos taken by a professional but not like model ones...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday...

Play along here!

when was the last time you used a pay phone (if ever)?
My soon was playing with one the last time we were at the airport but I can't remember the last time I actually made a phone call on one. 1997?

{two} did you ever fail a subject in school?
No. I got a D+ in Human Physiology in college but I took it before they made the change that for my major you had to get a C or better. I knew the material but would get very confused during tests. Lab was fun though. I wonder if I would do any better if I had to take it again...

{three} where do you go to get your favorite hamburger/cheeseburger?
My grill. I like the burgers at Chatterbox, a local bar. Especially on Tuesday when they are $2! Fast food burgers is definitely Wendy's. I can't eat McDonald's burgers not since 2007...

{four} have you ever served jury duty?
I have been called three times. I had to go in but I didn't serve.

{five} how old were you when you moved out of your parents’ house?
That's hard to say. I moved out when I was 18 but then moved back in with them when I was 23-26 but that was a special circumstance. Not because I wanted to or had to.

{six} what is your favorite color to wear?
I like to wear blue and I wear it a lot especially navy.

{seven} do you have a pair of shoes that you wear all the time?
My Asics Running shoes that are so old and totally falling apart but I haven't found another running shoe that I am crazy about. In the summer, my Born flip flops that are again falling apart but I just replaced so hopefully the new ones will be my go to sandals.

{eight} do you enjoy talk radio?
I listen to some sports talk radio when my husband does but overall, no thanks.

{nine} if you could turn one unhealthy food into a healthy one, what food would it be?
French Fries. Mmmmmm... french fries.

{ten} who is the best speaker you’ve ever heard in person?
I couldn't tell you since it has been a long time since I have attended a conference or class (I take other kinds of classes) or speaker.