Friday, April 23, 2010

3 Fs (FLASHBACK and FIVE question FRIDAY)

Flashback Friday

Late Summer 1982

Oh what I'd give to know just exactly what I was thinking when this picture was taken. Okay the necklace I get, but the shower cap...really? I can only guess that I must have drawn the short straw when we chose roles for playing school. Either that or no one else wanted to play Mrs. Alotta Gray Vee, the lunch lady!

Five Question Friday {Hosted by Mama M. at My Little Life}

1. What was the first car you owned?

My first car was a 1995 Honda Prelude. Having been told that I wasn't getting a car for my birthday, Mom and Dad pulled a fast one over on me and surprised me with this sporty ride. Thinking we were on our way to the Credit Union to take care of some paperwork, imagine my surprise {and shock} when we pulled into the parking lot and I caught my first glimpse of a car exactly like the one I test drove earlier complete with red bow. It still didn't sink in, I'm a little slow that way, until my parents handed me the keys! What can I say, being an only child has its perks!

2. What song are you embarrassed to know the lyrics to?

Rollin' in my five point O with my rag top down so my hair can blow... Hopefully you are not singing the rest of the verse. Without hesitation, I am most embarrassed to know all the words to Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby. Please don't judge!

3. Have you ever had stitches?

No! Tap, tap...that's me knocking on wood!

4. What was your first job?

The first job I ever got paid for was babysitting my mom's friend's son. It only took a few hours of wrangling a toddler on a sugar bender for me to realize that I was not cut out for this line of work. My next "real" minimum wage paying job was hostessing at a local beach restaurant the summer after my freshmen year at Florida. And to think I thought college was an eye opening experience---College ain't got nothing on the beach after the sun goes down! I can promise you one thing, Gillian Grace will find herself a nice quiet summer job in town!

5. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character?

Ummm hello, do you even have to ask? I gotta go with that googly-eyed carb loving guy, Cookie Monster. After all, I've been know to shed a tear when my cookie jar's empty too!

Happy Friday!



Sweet Southern Prep said...

Love that pic! Makes me smile, thinking about all my sisters. I need to find some old ones of us too.

Oh, and Jeopardy? I love Teen Week too, but my husband won't let us watch that week usually because he says it's too easy. Nerd. Maybe for him...

Hope you have a great weekend!

The McCrystals said...

Man, what I would have given for a sweet Prelude!

My hubs and I are tossing the idea around of keeping Brynnie as an only child and now I have another reason on the "yea" side.

Chelle said...

Okay, that picture? All sorts of adorableness! I love it!

I am SO jealous of your first car! I hope that the girls will have nicer cars than what I had as my first car, haha!

And now I have Ice Ice Baby in my head...*hangs head in shame*

xoxo & happy Friday! said...

Hi Found U on FF. I'm your newest follower! I love your picture!! The shower cap is priceless! I have childhood picks of me wearing neon blue stockings on my head, lol.

Please stop by for a visit at

Have a beautiful day!

Natalie said...

The picture reminds me of summer bbqs when I was little, playing with all of my cousins :)
Maybe the shower cap was a fashion statement?!

Remodelaholic said...

Just stopping in and looking around from Follow Friday! And just became your newest follower! Yea! Hope you stop by and return the favor!

My blog is all about interior design and remodeling there are some great tutorials so you can get the look you want on a budget! We also have a party every Friday to show off your stuff!!

Reynie said...

I am so with you on the job thing! I have already started telling baby girl all the things she can't do! And working at certain places is one of them! haha

Anonymous said...

Good Morning! I LOVE that picture, too sweet! I always wanted a Prelude back in the day. Jealous. {haha}

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Jenna said...

Ha! have you seen the "young me now me" photo blog??

You should totally recreate that photo! ha!

Came over from Mama M's! Have a great weekend

bbcd mama said...

Blame it on the older kids! Chances are they stuck it on your head. :)

"Girlies used to stand by, waiting just to say hi..."

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Oh gosh!!! That pic really made me smile!!! Too cute!!!

Jenna said...

Here from FF and your newest follower! You can visit/follow me at

Have a great day!

Beth McC. said...

Love all your answers, so fun!! Your blog is too cute! Happy Friday!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

cooookkkkkkiiieee mooooonnnster (that was my impersonation of him saying his name...can't ya hear it??)

love the photo! the shower cap adds a perfect touch!!

i can see a little of Gillian in that picture. btw ...if i haven't said before..i love her name...we were tossed between that and Lillian.....we ended up with Lillian (lily) :o)

Ben and Emily said...

I too am embarrassed to know the lyrics to Ice Ice baby!

Great picture...looks like fun!

Happy Weekend!

Stef said...

Im totally diggin' the shower cap. I am wondering though, why did people need those things. IS it really THAT hard to take a shower without getting your hair wet? I do it all the time...of course my hair isn't done most days anyway...but really? But it IS cute as a dress-up.

Daisygirl said...

Hi finally getting over here...I am now following! The flashback picture is the best! Showercaps are awesome ya know!

Ice ice baby is my all time fav...stop collaborate and listen....

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

Your blog is super cute! I found you over at Mommy's Sippy Cup...I'm a fellow SEC gal myself-let's call those HOGS! lol I'm a new follower!

Anonymous said...

Visiting and following from Friday Follow.

You made a very cute lunch lady! She would have been proud. Wishing you a grand weekend and happy escapes!

~ Lynn

Rockin Momma said...

I'm a new Friday Follower! Visit me at and sign up for my newest giveaway!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Oh goodness, that picture! How adorable. You were such a cute little girl! Love the shower cap, LOL.

Brandy said...

Oh the joys of being any only child!! We are so lucky!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Stacey said...

Between the two us we could probably Ice Ice Baby the blog That picture is hilarious! Stylin' shower cap ;)

Susan said...

Just came across your blog and I'm trying to figure out how, or through what other blog....Tickled Pink and Green, Clover Lane, I can't remember, but who cares. Love your blog and I just want to hug that adorable little baby girl of yours, she is sooooo precious.

Denise said...

Following and visiting you from Friday Follow! Hope you visit us back and return the favor! Thank you!

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Me, Myself and Pie said...

hahahaha! Such a cute picture. I have dozens just as silly.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a terrific weekend!

D and A said...

Oh, I could sing Ice Ice Baby like the best of them, back in the day! What a hilarious reminder of a funny song!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

What a fun fun fun flashblack photo -- love it!

Avery's Mommy said...

What a cool Flashback Friday pic!

KJJ Houston said...

I love it! Our neighbor kid dresses up ALL.THE.TIME! He comes out of his house with the most random stuff on. I so look forward to our sugar snack doing the same!

Sarah said...

Love the flashback photo! And that must have been totally sweet driving around in that ride :)

Casey said...

Love the pic

Annette Kerr said...

Hi Shannon!

I'm absolutely thrilled to have discovered your lovely blog via Follow Me Friday at the Trendy Treehouse!

Your Flashback photo made me LOL! :D

I have to admit to knowing most of the words to Ice Ice Baby too! However, in my defense, my twin daughters' favourite duo Jedward have recently released their version of Queen's Under Pressure in the UK (with Vanilla Ice featuring on the single with his Ice Ice Baby mixed into the song!!)

Anyway, I'm now your newest follower!