Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch: If I Only Had a Brain

It's time for 'Chats on the Farmhouse Porch' again. Oh, how I wish I had time to sit on the porch! We have been swamped - working on the new house and continuing to pack up some things at the old house. So, once again, I'll have to forego a face to face chat with friends and enjoy 'chatting' with blog friends by responding to questions. Come sit on my porch with me. Answer questions on your own blog, or leave your responses in a comment on mine. Come chat with us! Visit Everyday Rurality to read more chat responses. 



Here are your questions for the day:
  1. What color was your first car?
  2. Do you dance or sing when you're by yourself?
  3. What were your favorite and least favorite subjects in school? (I'm thinking high school or younger, but if you want to tell us about your PhD, go right ahead.)
  4. What was the last dinner you made?
  5. Please finish this: "I feel naked without ---------------------." (Now, you know there's someone out there who will answer "clothes". See. I caught you! :)

Here are my answers:
1. My first car was green....and my other first car was green! I had a green VW that I 'inherited' from my sister. It had 70,000 miles on it. My first new car was a green Capri that my parents gave me when I graduated from college. I sold my aged VW to my boyfriend.... who then became my husband! So my third car was green, too!

2. I often sing; While I'm riding, while I'm in the car, while I'm doing yard work. Music becomes a metronome for my work, helping me be more productive. I enjoy the thought of dancing. I'd love to be able to move gracefully across a dance floor, but, "Mama Don't Dance and Your Daddy Don't Rock and Roll!"

3.  I enjoyed (if you could call it that) Math and Science, despite the fact that I had some teachers who made it seem harder at the time. I absolutely hated English. I had a teacher who gave me D's and F's because my writing was poor. When I asked how to improve my writing, he said it would come with maturity. So, I struggled along getting lousy grades, not until I matured, but until I switched to a different English teacher and then got decent grades!

4. Oh, how embarrassing! We got home late last night. By the time I took care of horses, unloaded the car, checked the blog site, etc... it was 8:00 PM! So... a quick survey of the fridge determined that there were two hot dogs - but no buns. I had some biscuit mix, so we had 'pigs in a blanket'. I sliced up a peach and I cooked a fresh zucchini, with vidalia onion. Hubby declared the meal as 'good'. I think what he meant to say was that it was a good thing I finally served something!

5. I feel naked without my smart phone. My phone is my brain. It contains all sorts of information that I can not manage to keep in my head. Before I had the smart phone I had a Palm. Even my kids would ask me, 'Where's your brain?' when they wanted to put a note in it. Yup... if they wanted me to remember something, like a birthday present they'd like to have, or a grocery item, they'd put it in my Palm for me!

This has been a pleasant interlude 'on my porch'... well, I can see the porch from here! I hope you'll join me!

4 comments:

  1. I got my first smartphone in May and just love it. It's so cool to be able to put notes in it, schedule my calendar, keep addresses, check my email, surf the net, and place calls. Technology is my mind blowing!

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    Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
    The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

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  2. That two hotdogs and no buns thing? Happens to me ALL THE TIME! We do a lot of cereal or fruit for dinner. :D

    1. What color was your first car?: My first car was farmer green, a '79 Thunderbird. Oh, how I loved that oversized, gas-guzzling, friend toting, freedom-giving beast!

    2. Do you dance or sing when you're by yourself?: Sing, yes. Dance, rarely. My favorite singing zone is in the vehicle when I can sing my lungs out without worrying about offending others.

    3. What were your favorite and least favorite subjects in school? (I'm thinking high school or younger, but if you want to tell us about your PhD, go right ahead.): My favorite: English and creative writing. My least favorite: Math. Hate math. It still confuzzles me on a daily basis. Thank goodness for calculators!

    4. What was the last dinner you made?: Homegrown steak on the grill, sauteed fresh green beans with portobello mushrooms and garlic and wild rice. Mmm...that's what I had as leftovers for dinner last night, too. Just as good the second time around.

    5. Please finish this: "I feel naked without ---------------------." (Now, you know there's someone out there who will answer "clothes". See. I caught you! :): My watch! Seriously. If I forget my watch I am lost ALL DAY LONG. I panic and spend the entire day purposely searching out clocks. It's weird, I know, but my life is so schedule-driven right now I have to be on time or I'm behind constantly.

    Thank you for inviting me for a chat on your porch! Good times.

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  3. 1. What color was your first car?
    My first car was a 1965 red Dodge Dart. It was our second car and Dad's go to work car, and became mine when Dad retired. The first car that I picked out for myself was a grass-green 1970 Dodge Duster that I got when I graduated from college. Oh, I was so proud of that car!

    2. Do you dance or sing when you're by yourself?
    Heck no. My knees hurt too bad to dance, and my cats look at me like they would like to murder me every time I try to break out into song.

    3. What were your favorite and least favorite subjects in school? (I'm thinking high school or younger, but if you want to tell us about your PhD, go right ahead.)
    My favorite subject in high school was history, which has always seemed to me to be like hearing great stories of real people. Least favorite was math - yuck!

    4. What was the last dinner you made?
    Um, the granola bar I had last night. I am NOT a cook, sigh.

    5. Please finish this: "I feel naked without ---------------------." (Now, you know there's someone out there who will answer "clothes". See. I caught you! :)
    glasses. Of course, that could be because I can't see two feet in front of me without them.

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  4. I still have a dumb phone and my brain acts like a sieve most days!As for answer #2- it would have to say "Mama don't dance well and daddy does rock and roll."

    Thanks for joining in.

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