I volunteered to be interviewed by Binks thinking she would ask for my shoe size or what I ate for breakfast. When she gave me these questions, I was convinced I would have to think and make complete sentences. So now here is even more information to use against me at any given moment.
1) As a nurse, what is one of the funniest (or craziest) things you've had to deal with?
Working at the hospital, one must acquire a "sicko" sense of humor. What most people do not find funny, we find hilarious. Some of the funniest moments were involving on of my favorite surgeons. One weekend while he was on-call, we had THREE men come in with items placed where the sun doesn't shine and they couldn't get out. The first one was jaw-dropping-OMG-you-have-to-be-kidding-me funny. The second one was ELECTRIC BLUE and funny just for the fact it was yet another excavation project. The third one was still vibrating when removed and when the Dr. sent it in the biohazard bag up to me thru our tubing system making the "rrrrr" sound, I was crying laughing.
2) One of my favorite flowers is the Bluebonnet. Tell me about Texas and why it is such a great state. What is your favorite and least favorite things about it?
Texas is the only state I have ever lived. I grew up in the panhandle where you can see for miles and have lived in the DFW for the last 10 years. Here it has trees and different elevations. Because Texas is so big, you get the pine trees, the rolling hills, the prairie/plains, Palo Duro Canyon, and the beaches. The colors from the dirt to the sky are incredible and the weather is ever-changing. The people are my favorite and the winds are my least favorite. The people are nice and don'y make fun of your wind-blown hair or if they see your panties when your skirt blows over your head.
3) Growing up with two sisters, was there a lot of competition in your house? Did you share clothes or steal clothes? How about makeup? Are there brothers?
I actually have 3 sisters, one I rarely talk about because she had at one point decided she didn't want anything to do with us. Now she has decided we are as cool as we think we are and wants to repair the damage. (Her daughter was the one I raised for 3.5 yearswhen she didn't want to be a mom.) Growing up with 3 sisters and no brothers, we always wore each other's clothes and did make overs on the weekend. It was a time when we did songs and dances, wrote skits and would perform them for our parents. There was never a dull moment, and if one was anticipated, we always broke out in song and dance and entertained each other. We think we are hilarious. We do the "turn upside down and paint a face on your chin and sing to Donny Osmond's Puppy Love" trick. Our husbands think we are insane.
4) What is your favorite high school /college or adulthood experience and why?
Growing up in Borger, we always would drag Main Street and congregate on the old TG&Y parking lot. We would laugh and talk about who was doing who. It was THE place to be. I have lots of college and adulthood memories, but my high school years were by far my favorite. I had 12 best friends and we spent every waking hour together. I stay in contact with all of them and they are now attorneys, doctors, dentists, architechs, nurses, teachers, hospital executives, and business owners. I have connections, people.
5) I love movies and was wondering, do you watch movies? What is the first movie you remember watching?
I love watching movies at home. I love being able to hit pause if I need to make bathroom run and I never have to blindly feel my way back to my seat or worry about sitting in front of chinese people with screaming babies that cry in Chinese. We also have one of the last drive-in theatres in the world (that's what they say anyway) about 5 minutes from our house and in the summer months I enjoy going with my family. The funnel cakes are to die for. I am sensing a need for a such an experience during our Sept Blog Rendezvous. My first movie that I actually remember seeing was Snow White. I think I was four. The mirror on the wall and the witch scared the bejesus out of me. That was the same year my mom and I watched The Birds and thus was born my over-the-top fear of flying birds. I saw eyes poked out. And the sounds... My mom was ever-faithful to cover the TV screen with a cup towel when any sexy scenes were on, but she dropped the ball on that mental scarring scene. Thanks, mom.
Much thanks to Binks and her Barbara Walter's ability to interview. Even if she didn't make me cry. If you want me to interview you, just tell me in your comment. Just know I will not be as kind. I love a good tear jerker...