Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Long Overdue Tag

I've been meaning to do this tag for a while now...since July 4th when Rachelle tagged me...to be exact.

1. If you could inherit a comfortable home in any city in the world that you could use but not sell, where would you want it to be? Waxahachie, Texas. Might sound silly to some, but here is my reasoning: a) I'd love to be closer to my mom so she could have more of an influence in my girls' lives and so I could help her out more with Charlie b) I LOVE old houses...and Waxahachie has the largest concentration of turn of the century homes in the state c) it is in TEXAS...and I don't really see any reason to leave God's country.

2. If you could be instantly fluent in one other language that you currently do not read or speak, which would it be? Quechua. Why? My last mission trip experience was when Jerry and I went to Peru back in 2002. We visited some tiny villages up in the Andes mountains where they spoke Quechua. I was able to talk through a Spanish interpreter some, but I always felt like something got lost between my weak Spanish and then the translation into Quechua from there. I wish I could have communicated more effectively and would love to go back there some day. These remote villages could only be reached by 4 wheel drive vehicles. They seemed so abandoned...only received visits from the catholic priest once each year. So much inbreeding occurred that the children just didn't look right. Yet they flocked to us any time we showed up and listened intently to every word we said. Speaking to them in Quechua would have been amazing.

Here is a treat from my Quechua phrase book...Where can I pee? Maypin hisp'akuyman? I think I'd have wet my pants before getting that out correctly.

3. If you were given an hour to spend an unlimited amount of money in any store in the world where would it be? It'd be a toss up between Tom Thumb and Central Market. Seriously. Grocery stores are about the only place I know my way around these days. Plus, the fact that they have carts with seats for the kids with straps they can't get out of...huge bonus.

4. If you had to give your children to the care of someone famous, whom would you pick? Maybe Rachael Ray. At this point in life, my kids are fussiest when I'm not getting the food to the table fast enough. With all her 30 minute meal tricks I'm sure they'd be happiest under her roof.

5. If you could cast an actor now alive to play you in a new film, what kind of film would it be and whom would you choose? Wow, this is exposing a new level of shallowness for me. It'd be a romantic comedy where I was played by Ellen Pompeo. Of course I wouldn't mind being casted opposite of Patrick Dempsey either. Closet Grey's Anatomy fan? No longer. You know where I'll be on the evening of 9/25.

6. If you could have an elegant dinner alone with anyone presently alive, whether you know them or not, who would you want it to be? I'm totally going sappy here and saying my husband. (i have to recover from the above patrick dempsey statement) Seriously though, there are times that I feel like Jerry and I are ships passing in the night. It's the stage of life we are in, but it doesn't make me crave alone time with him any less. An elegant dinner alone with Jerry? I'm there.

7. If you could resolve any single dispute, anywhere in the world what would you solve? Child prostitution/bond servant situations...I am driven mad anytime I hear about these awful crimes.

8. If you were instantly able to play one musical instrument perfectly that you have never played before, what would it be? Guitar. It is so portable and so useful whether in a church youth setting or just around home with the kids. Jerry has recently started teaching himself guitar and I am so excited about it.

That was fun. Thanks, Rachelle! Hopefully these people will find it fun and play along as well. I'm tagging a few people that I'd love to learn more about: Life in Progress, The Shipman Family, Carolina Mama, A Kiss, a Hug and a Squeeze, and Our Moments Our Memories.

9 comments:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Ellen Pompeo...right on! :)

Thanks for the tag...I will get to it, hopefully soon, although now that I think about it I think I have 2 or 3 other memes that I haven't gotten to yet. Oops! But this one looks fun, so I'll definitely do it.

The Cunningham Family said...

waxahachie? come on down.... i'll start calling realtors now :)

Marci @Finding Joy in the Journey said...

Ahh a closet Grey's fan and a daughter named Lily, you must be a pretty amazing person!

We have a Grey's fan club around here that sometimes is a great excuse for girl bonding and good drink & snack.

I came out of the closet when I named Finn after "McVet" in part because my girls thought the character was "hot" and any boy with that name would be so as well..shallow, I know! But Mike liked it and it just stuck!

whittakerwoman said...

Hurray, i just saw you won the cd from third day! So fun. H

Carolina Mama said...

Just back from our Anniversary Get-Away. Thanks for the tag. I'll give it a whirl soon! ;) Congrats on your ThirdDay stuff win!

Rachelle said...

Better late than never!!! Thanks for playing!

Wendi said...

What a great spot you have here! I came over from Jackie's and thoroughly enjoyed my vsit. :)You have a great writing style.
I just read your post about facebook and had a good laugh. I just got a face book page about a month ago and was SO lost. :) Throw a sheep at? send coffee to? I felt like such an out of touch dork... :) Any way, fun times.
~Wendi

BethAnne said...

I found you through Alana - your comment about Rachel Ray cracked me up - I would totally pick her too!

Jenn said...

Great post,I love learning new things about people.

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