I got this from over at Karen’s. Won’t you play along too?
January 5th Questions:
1. What was the last thing you laughed at? Would you say you have a great sense of humor? What sorts of things make you laugh in general? Would you say people “get” your humor?
The last thing I laughed at? I’d have to say it was something Dude said a couple hours ago before he got on the bus. I don’t remember exactly what it was as time has passed since then.
In general, I’d say I have a great sense of humor. My style tends to be more tongue-in-cheek. Usually people get it, unless they have a very dry sense of humor themselves. Well, my Doodle often doesn’t get it. Then again, her sense of humor is silly monkey mixed with sarcastic and a side of snark. We’re working on emphasizing the silly monkey side.
2. How many pieces of jewelery are you wearing at this very moment? Do you wear jewelry every day, or only on special occasions? What is your favorite piece of jewelery? Tell us the story behind one piece of your jewelery.
At the moment, none. I take even my wedding ring off when I go out to the barn as I don’t want it damaged. I just haven’t put it back on today so far.
As for a story…
When CP and I started talking about marriage, we started looking at rings. I didn’t want a diamond. After all, they’re popular and practically everybody has one. We looked at diamond engagement rings. We looked at big, flashy, expensive diamond rings. Nothing made me happy. Finally, at the gazillionth jewelry store we looked at, the sales lady recognized my problem. She showed us the blue diamond her husband gave them many years ago when they got engaged and made a point with her story about how we don’t have to do what’s expected or wear traditional stones in our engagement rings. She also had a point that when it’s the right ring, my face would light up. Unfortunately, we didn’t find a ring there for her to earn the commission, but we did find a lovely sapphire solitaire a few stores down in the mall. And my face lit up. And I’ve loved it every day since!
3. If you could offer one piece of etiquette advice that everyone should follow when dining out, what would it be?
If your toddler is fussing and uncooperative at the restaurant, please leave. Don’t be rude enough to disturb the enjoyment of those around you. More, don’t keep trying to hush your unhappy child. All that is accomplishing is rewarding them for negative behaviors and that the louder and more persistant they are, the more attention they’ll get. Just pay your bill, pack up your to-go box and walk out.
4. What are the first three things a guest would notice when they walked through your front door?
Upon entering my home, my guests would first notice the staircase and whether or not they’ve been recently vacuumed. After that, I’m sure my guest would be greeted by at least one of the 4 cats and at least 1 of the two dogs. And, for some reason, CP’s 52″ flat screen tv always gets noticed within the first initial moment. If it’s a guy who notices, they usually comment on how they’d love to have one. If it’s a woman, the comment usually runs on how their other half would love one.