Yes yes I know that I was supposed to post by Wednesday but my life has been epically crazy. Thankfully Rach has tagged me in a recent post of hers that requires minimal thinking on my part. Hopefully after my brain has a rest from all this drama the writing juices will be able to flow.
Anywho, I have been given a list of questions to answer and wile I plan to do so the only part I will not be able to do is tag 11 people. I have only two stalkers so far and I know they are both tagged in this already so yeah.
On to the questions!
1) Book or movie and why?
It depends. If the movie is based on a book then 9 times out of 10 I will pick the book. I recently watched The Hunger Games after only just having started to read the first book and wile I'm thankful for the visuals it gave me I have to say the book was a million times better and things that were in the movie never even happened in the book or they happened much differently. It was much the same with the Harry Potter movies and though I love them to death the books were better because you really got the whole picture on what was going on.
2) Real book or e-book?
Both. I love reading 'real' books but at the same time, being the owner of a Kindle fire makes reading e-book's possible and easy. It also saves on space since my house is already filled to the brim with books. So I have to say that I love both. I can just as easily curl up with a good paperback as I can with my kindle.
3) Funniest thing you've done in the last five years?
I would have to say having children. As a stay at home my life is not the most eventful. But having children has made it all the better. It amazing the things my 4 year old says, the songs she makes up. My 11 month old is all smiles and is constantly trying to get everyone around her to laugh and smile.
So wile nothing has happened in my life to be the funniest thing, my girls continue to top themselves daily just by being the weirdos they are
4) Do you put yourself into the books you read/write or the movies you watch?
I find myself doing that often when it comes to reading and writing books though more so when it is me that is doing the writing. Sometimes I find myself so lost in the characters that I write about that I actually feel their emotions. Call me crazy but I enjoy being able to get that lost and I think that to be a good writer it is a required skill.
5) How would your best friend describe you?
In the words of my bff:
"Getting to fill my honoring duties as Best Friend, I'm going to tell you a little bit about Mercedes. For starters, she's waaaaaaay too smart and nice to actually be my friend (but some how is anyways). She's honest, fun, and a little bit crazy. But those are all reasons why I love her."
6) Favorite car and why?
That one! ^^ That one right there. A 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible. I have been in love with the bug for as long as i knew I could one day own a car. I almost had my shot at getting one much like this but my plans sadly fell through. Though I like them I'm not the biggest fan of all the new, sleek Bug's that are swarming the roads but I am completely in love with the old models.
So any of you stalkers out there feel like buying me a car this one would be it! Though I would prefer it in burnt orange ^.^
7) Would your choice of party be a catered meal or a barbecue out back?
A barbecue for sure. There's nothing better that hanging out with family and friends wile you wait around all day in hopes of eating a meal that is fully cooked. ((My family's chicken cooking skills will get you put in the hospital)) but still the food and company are great and there something about cooking food that just brings people closer together.
Now don't get me wrong, a catered meal sounds amazing. I wouldn't have to cook and could laze around and eat a meal that someone else made but then I've never had such a thing and I think it would take away the fun of it. I love to cook and try out all sorts of flavor combinations. So a BBQ it is!
8) What's your favorite season and why?
At one point in time I would have said either spring or fall but here in the panhandle you never know what the next day will bring in tears of weather. We've had snow one day and the next it's sunny and 90 out.
9) What specific lesson have you learned: Spiritual, educational, and occupational?
Spiritual: This one is tough as I am often at war with my spiritual learning's. I am a Christian. I believe in god but at the same time there are things that I am conflicted with. I will not go into the details of this now as it would take far too long and would need to be another blog post in itself.
I know that I will go to heaven and I know that god loves me and I am learning that I am not as good of a christian as I really want or should be.
Educational: Well this one is still a work in progress as I am back in school. I never got far in high school so I am a proud student of Penn Foster. I am going for my high school diploma. Sure I could have just gotten my GED but I actually wanted to learn things, not know the basics and do a half ass job. I'm not saying anything against those with GED's it's just my personal opinion on what is best for me.
Occupational: Being a teen mom is not all that hard. Yes I am no longer a teen (I'm 22) but when I had my first child I was only 17. Sure I was almost an adult but i still feel I fall under the stereo type of a teen mother. I was treated like one that's for sure. Even now i get odd and often mean looks from those older than me but I've learned to just shrug them off.
I have learned that being a teen mom is not a bad thing. Now I'm not saying that everyone should have children so young but it's not the end of the world. Just because your 16 dose not mean you can not be as good a moth as a 30 year old. I've seen older mothers have more trouble with their children that younger ones. There really is no difference other than the way we are treated.
I've learned to love myself, to love the two wonderful children I've made and the man who helped me make them. If I did not have my children then odd are I would be in a very dark place right now if not dead. I have learned that though it is hard there is no reason why a teen mother should be condemned for keeping and raising their child as I have. I grew up and I'm glad I did.
10) Besides writing, what's your favorite thing to do when you get some extra time?
I love to cook! If I could do one thing all day and every day it would be to cook as many different dishes as I could. Sadly the think I like to do most also coasts me a lot of money so I'm limits to trying out only a few new dishes a month at the most. I would love to be able to go to cooking classes or even a cooking school and learn more things. Food Network is my best-friend and I spend far too much time watching it haha
11) What's one place you can be found at least once every week?
Wallmart? I go at least once a week and nearly everyone there knows me by name. Yes i know I'm boring and lame haha. There was a time where me and my husband used to go to this restaurant every Friday and we went so much that they knew our order by heart. We still try to go often and they still know us but we try different things when we go now.