Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012: Blog Hopping Friday

I had to tell you this before we get started. I mentioned in a previous post that we swapped the Youngest child's room and the office last weekend. Aside from closets and bathrooms, the office is now the smallest room in our house. It's tiny. Anyway, last night our entire family was camped out in the office. The Mister and I were on our PCs, the Oldest child was on a laptop, the Youngest child was on an iPad, the cat was asleep on the Mister's desk, and the dog was asleep on the floor. I just thought that was so funny and I had to share. 


  1. My first memory is something I'd rather not remember and something I'd certainly rather not share. :)
  2. My first love was my husband. He's also my bestest best friend and my partner.
  3. My very first favorite color was probably pink or purple. It's kind of hard to remember back that far but I think that's a very safe guess.
  4. The first time I really felt like a "grown up" was driving around Pensacola on my own trying to find furniture for our very empty apartment. Considering the fact that I was 20, married, and a mother by this time, I'm probably not remembering accurately. 
  5. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is turn off my alarm and walk down the hall to wake up the Oldest child. I don't hit snooze.
  6. The first CD (cassette tape, record, etc.) that I ever bought was...Ok. The first tape I ever bought was True Blue by Madonna. The first CD I ever bought was Metallica's Black Album. I never bought a record. That was just a bit before my time.
  7. My first car was...This is kinda hard. When the Mister and got together, he was driving a 1993 Ford Tempo that was his parent's car but that they let us drive when we moved out on our own. The first car we ever bought was a 1997 Chevy Cavalier. The first car that we bought that was in my name was our 2006 Toyota Rav4.
  1. Do you prefer to drive to your vacation spot or fly? It depends. When we went to San Francisco and to Paso Robles, I very much enjoyed the drive both times because I got to see parts of California I had never seen before. I also loved driving to the Outer Banks too. If it was more than a six hour drive though, I'd probably prefer to fly. Again, it would really depend on the location and what we would or wouldn't see on the way.
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Easy. The countryside in England. I want to see and experience the history that I've only read about, first hand. I also want a quieter, more laid-back lifestyle. San Diego's the best city and I love it and I'll probably always want to come back if I ever move away, but it's fast-paced and I'm tired of California drivers.
  3. Should grown up women wear leggings? Why not? If that's the worst fashion faux pas a woman is committing, we're better off. I'm really tired of seeing butt cracks and boobs hanging out where they shouldn't be.
  4. If you could change your name to any other name, would you? And what would it be? I really dislike my middle name but at this point in the game, I wouldn't bother changing it. I used to want to change the spelling of my first name from Trisha to Patrica because everyone misspells it but I've gotten over that too. Who cares? Nobody calls me by my name anyway. All I ever hear is Mom. And actually, I have two different aliases that I use online to avoid spam mail, junk mail, and sales calls.
  5. What magazines do you have subscriptions to? I subscribe to San Diego Magazine, Readers Digest, and National Geographic. I've let my subscriptions to Allure and Cooking Light lapse but would like to get them back.

  1. When I was little, I was called Trisha. I didn't have nicknames.
  2. Chewy Sweettarts, Runts, Chewy Sprees, Gummy worms, and Starburst are my favorite candies. I'm a sour candy kinda gal.
  3. If I could have one magical power it would be the ability to fly so I could travel more.
  4. If I could go back to school, it would be to become a dunno. I'm in school now getting my BA in English. I plan on following that up with a Master's in Library Sciences. We'll see what happens if and when.


  1. Love reading all about you in the different link ups! I'm visiting from FITBF!

    I have a giveaway going on that ends tomorrow. I hope you'll stop by my blog and check it out!

    1. Hi Melanie. Thanks for comment and for stopping by.

  2. i would love to have been a librarian. My first job besides babysitting was working in a library. I went to teacher's college instead.

    1. Teaching would be an extremely tough job for me. I'm not big on other people's kids, lol.

  3. I love sweettarts but never knew they came chewy

    1. You've been missing out. They're the best and they're BIG. Love them.

  4. I absolutely LOVE every single one of your answers... unfortunately, my first memory is one I'd rather not remember (or share) for that matter...
    My limit on driving is 5 hours, anything more than that is just too much for me!
    And I would like to live in the Italian countryside..
    Hope you enjoy your weekend!

    1. I should've been more specific and said I don't mind car trips. Actually driving myself, not so much. My husband does most of the driving when we travel because I don't like to and he has control issues, lol.


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