Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday 5 and Friends

I got an email from "Thanks, Mail Carrier" inviting me to participate in "Friendly Friday". To be honest, I passed it off and continued about my day. I have heard so many negative things about "follower groupies" and the whole "follow me & I'll follow you" about being nothing more than building numbers, that I wanted to steer clear of it. Most of the readers that I do have are loyal readers and that is way more important than sheer numbers.

Then I thought again...most of the readers that I do have now are a direct result from relationships that I gained through Friday Follow groups. So I here I am writing another post for the Friday crew.

I am "The Crayon Wrangler". You can read more about me in the "About Me" section and I encourage you to read some of the posts titled "Lessons Learned" (we have great reader participation in those) Real Moms Of Genius (parody of Real Men of Genius by Budweiser) and tons of other rambling posts and vlogs about the more humorous side of parenting, marriage and everything that makes us women (and my 4 male readers!)

I also want to invite you to play along with Mama M's Five Question Friday!


Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog, answer them, then c'mon back to link up (on Friday, of course!). If you'd like, the blog hop code is available for you to grab! I would be a very grateful mama, if you'd link back to Mama M.!

If you don't have a blog, but want to play along...feel free to answer the questions in the comments of this post, or any blog along the blog hop way!

Questions for Friday, May 21st: (Special thanks to Pam, Jill, Liz, Erin, and Lula Lola for their question suggestions! Wanna be linked in a future 5QF? Head over to Mama M's community and offer up your best question suggestions! We need some freshening up over there...so I'd LOVE to see some new questions!!)

1. Do you have an iPhone and, if so, how do you get apps and what are your favorites?

I do not have an iPhone but I was almost talked into buying an iString with two tin can handsets...Alright, truth. I "get" the concept of the iPhone and would love to have one, but I am just now starting to master setting the time on my microwave and programming our old VHS player. I'm not sure I have the "app"titude to try anything else right now.

2. What is your fondest memory of K-3rd grade?

The thing that came first to mind was my first kiss in kindergarten (actually just found that poor guy on FB too!) but my fondest memory was making something for our mom with clay. I don't remember what it was supposed to be, but it ended up looking like a coiled snake combined with a bowl. I remember the excitement of finishing it, putting it in the kiln (Well, I didn't put it in a firey hot oven due to liability and age) and then painting it. That was when I first learned the joy of creating something from nothing...I have been a writer ever since. The clay thing...I left that in the garbage along with my embroidery and latch hook creativity spells.

3. What makes you cringe at the thought of touching?

I am a mom, so there is not that much that I haven't touched and overcome the cringe reaction.

4. If you could have any celebrity show up on your doorstep who would it be and why?

I just had a parade of no less than 50 people fly through my mind to mention here, but the truth is I would be honored and humbled that any celebrity would take the time to show up on my doorstep.
But if someone happens to be reading...I would love for Dean Koontz and his lovely wife (and new pupdog) to show up for some koolaid and cookies, so we can have a chat about when the next "Odd Thomas" book is coming out.

5. What would you say is your best physical feature?

I loathe these kind of questions...seriously. Must I really brag on my blog about something with my looks. Not only that, but it's not really a physical feature but a combo of different things. I like my high cheekbones, but only because they balance out my almond shaped eyes...you know what...let's just go with my knees. I am OK with my knees. Other than that, everything else is here today and gone tomorrow.

14 comments:

alicia said...

I just wanted to tell you that you shold feel blessed you have good knees. It might be my worst attribute. haha.

Southern Loves said...

Thank you so much for visiting me and for such a sweet comment!! I really look forward to following you...Your blog is really awesome...what a GREAT idea for a blog!!! :-D

Charlene said...

I already follow you, but I wanted to comment about the friday follow thing. I've gone back and forth on the whole thing. Part of me likes it because I have found a ton of blogs by linking up with it, but part of me is kind of over the whole thing. Last two weeks I haven't gotten much of a response, so I've debated whether it was even worth joining. I did it this week because of the email that was sent out, but I'm not sure if I'll do it again (at least not for a week or two), like you said most of my readers/commenters have come from that so it's kind of hard to just let it go. Ahh, what to do...what to do.

TIFFANY said...

You are so funny! iString! Ha! That's about as close as I will ever get to owning an iPhone too. :)

Camie said...

Hello! I say I totally agree with you on the whole follow thing - however it can be fun! For me it's mostly that I want whomever my readers are to be there be because they want to read and journey with me...Blessings!


Camie

Ron Cooper said...

I’m following you now on Friendly Follow, sponsored by Thanks, Mail Carrier, Frugal Novice and Healthy Home Blog! Please follow back.

My latest inspirational postings are, “Pure Love,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Simple Gesture.”

http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

Debbie's L'Bri said...

1. Do you have an iPhone and, if so, how do you get apps and what are your favorites?
I don't have an Iphone... I can bearly use a normal phone lol

2. What is your fondest memory of K-3rd grade?

i remember making my 1st Holy Communion.

3. What makes you cringe at the thought of touching?

I hate mice and can bearly touch it with a broom.

4. If you could have any celebrity show up on your doorstep who would it be and why?

The Blessed Mother.

5. What would you say is your best physical feature? That people say that I look 12 years younger than I actually am.

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad I found your blog! You're too funny! I love your grocery store list!

Mama M. said...

I loved your answer to #1! Leave it up to you to be totally creative and witty with that!

Jacqui said...

i would love for you to come and guest on my blog! just send anything on over to Jacquiblogger@gmail.com

Thanks again and looking forward to reading what you write.

Jacqui

trooppetrie said...

can i tell you how many times i forget to hit the right buttons on the microwave

The Girl Creative said...

I used to feel the same way about the follow friday thing. I felt like it was soliciting followers so i started new friend friday where you make friends and only follow who you want with no obligation to follow back. It's been real nice. :) Thanks for linking up. :)

Lolidots said...

I'm actually more jealous of you for having a VHS player than I am of the ones who have iphones!

Old school baby.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Enjoyed my stop here tonight...will join in next week...I finally have a few hours to blog hop...Be sure and check out my new post on a GREAT FATHERS Day gift, plus a great Disney giveaway that ends Monday...Some really fun stuff...

http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

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