Friday, August 20, 2010

Flashback Friday and More

Flashback Friday

{Me, 1982}

Excuse me ma'am! May I see your license and registration?

Clearly my fascination for cars began at a very young age. Since my sixteenth birthday, I've had 4 different cars; I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that Gillian Grace doesn't inherit my predilection for big expensive toys!

Five Question Friday

1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?

I have several nicknames. My family calls me Sly (initials of my first, middle, and maiden name); my grandfather calls me Windy because he thinks I talk incredibly fast; my mom has called me Myrtle Mae since I can remember, but why I'm not sure; and my Aunt Helen still calls me Toot to this day. And, no Toot doesn't have anything to do with what the name implies---I'm a lady, remember!

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?

I am an only child, so I guess that makes me the first and the last!


3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other?

If I could cast anyone to play hubs in a movie of our life I'd choose Ben Affleck. He's always been able to fly under the Hollywood radar and lead a seemingly normal life. He's good looking; is what appears to be a great family man; and has played a lot of very different roles. And though not part of the question, I'd also choose his real life wife, Jennifer Garner to play me.

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4. What is currently your favorite song?

My favorite song right now has to be Soul Sister by Train. It's a little over-played, but that doesn't bother me much because Gillian Grace lights up like Time Square every time she hears the opening riff. Hey, hey, hey...


5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?

Feels like we're always trying to save money, it's just a little harder now that I'm a stay-at-home mom without an income! There are tons of home renovation projects, like new windows and siding, on our wish list. And of course there's someone's college education to consider. It's too bad money really doesn't grow on trees!

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Yay for 5QF fun hosted by Mama M.! If you'd like to participate head on over to My Little Life and link up.

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Have a great weekend! See y'all Monday!



Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

haha love ur nicknames!

funny as adults we are saving for house radiant barrier paint etc...oddly i love it too!

ok car picture is awesome!!!!

i guess since ur an only child you need to have more kids so ur mom can have loads of grandkids huh?!!! haha

Jen said...

Hi! I am an only child too.
I am wondering who would play me in a movie? Maybe Drew Barrymore. I love her...although her real life has been very dif from mine...whew! Maybe Matt Damon for my hubby...I'm a little stumped by the blonde part!
I just counted. I've had 6 cars since 16.
Have a great weekend!

mama k said...

Love your flashback pics...I'm definitely going to have to find some the next time I go home (which is what I still call my parent's house).

I am Harriet said...

Wonderful photos!

Stopping by via the Friday Hops to say hello.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by! Totally jealous that your initials spell out something cool ;)

Mungee's Ma said...

DH loves that song :) Have a great weekend!

Xenia said...

Fun pictures - that one of Gillian Grace is especially adorable!

Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, we're so glad that you did! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

My girls love Soul Sister, too. It is a good, fun summer song. :)

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liz said...

a few months back kate heard "soul sister" and announced that it was "our" song. :)

Avery's Mommy said...

Love the pic of u & your parents on the beach. The water is so pretty! Love Soul Sista too!

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blueviolet said...

I hear you about the college savings! It's tough out there, Sly!

Stef said...

I was the favorite parents should have just gotten rid of my 7 siblings. Okay, so maybe that isn't true, but I do love the car picture!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I can only imagine how wild of a driver you were at such a young age :)

Babbling Brunette said...

I love your blog! Thanks for following me. I'm a new follower now!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Jennifer Garner would be perfect to play you!!!! :)