Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday 9: Letting the Sparks Fly

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1. Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
It depends on what I'm doing. I'm a scrapbooker, so I'd go to Michael's. If I needed to spark my cross stitching creativity, I'd consult one of the many past issues of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts that I still own. If I'm writing something, I find sparks of creativity in any situation. Once I start writing, then the creative process flows easily.

2. What would be one thing that would embarrass you a great deal?
Having a friend of a friend publicly criticize me for anything that comes out of my mouth. It has happened before.

3. What values did your parents instill in you?
They instilled so much in me...kindness, compassion, a sense of humor, and gratitude.

4. What’s a fad of your teen years that you remember well?
Well, my teen years straddled the late 80s and early to mid 90s, so there are a lot of fads I remember well. In the 80s, I remember jelly bracelets, slap wraps, ruffled skirts, neon colored skinny jeans, leggings under denim skirts, and...wait a minute, I think I'm describing today's fashion trends...

As for the 90s, I remember plaid flannel shirts and the overall grunge/emo look. The 80s fashions and fads were much more memorable.

5. What is your favorite breakfast?
I love breakfast! I'd have it for every meal if I could! I love the classic greasy diner breakfast: scrambled eggs with sausage links, a side of hash browns, and a tall glass of OJ to wash it all down. Throw in some coffee and you've got a great meal!

6. What is the best birthday gift that you have received?
For my 30th birthday Sister Kitten and my two best friends took me to New York City. We saw The Producers, went to lunch at The Olive Garden, then went to Jekyll and Hyde's for dinner, where they made a big deal, to the entire restaurant, that it was my birthday. After dinner we walked to Rockefeller Center where we watched the skaters for a while. Then we saw everyone clear the rink--except for two people. A guy proposed to his girlfriend on center ice! She said yes, and everyone around applauded. That's a weekend I'll never forget, especially since I was with the people I care about most in the world.

7. What gadget could you not live without?
Now you all know how much I adore my iPod. I certainly can't live without that. But up near the top of that list, as well, is my cell phone. In this day and age, I find it difficult to live without that too!

8. Do you collect anything?
I used to collect Beanie Babies. Now I collect coupons.

9. What website (non-blog) do you regularly visit?
I visit entirely too much.

Thanks for reading my list, Kittens! I'll be back tomorrow for more meme fun with Sunday Stealing! Toodles!


shopannies said...

the fads of the 80s seem endless do they not? I remember the jelly braclets, mini skirts, etc... as well

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I can't believe there was life before iPod either! Happy Saturday, Kitten...

Jodi said...

Gotta love diner breakfasts.

Your 30th birthday sounded awesome!!

You bringing up denim reminded me of the jeans that were you remember those? The back of the leg was one color and the fron was another color. I had a pair of them and think that I wore them with pink neon shirt that looked like the Flashdance shirt. Ugh!

Jenners said...

That sounds like a great birthday! I'd remember that one too!

Vickie said...

The 80s. Bittersweet times.

Did you roll up your pant legs a bit? I did that with my penny loafers. I loved the look. It made my legs look slim. I wish I could still do it.

CarolinaDreamz said...

I sure miss the days when Michael's had competition. :)

I enjoyed your answers.