Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Interview (duhn, duhn, duhhhhhnnnnnn)

Sounds ominous, doesn't it? lol Probably not, and it's not, it's FUN!! Mikey, at The Horseshoeing Housewife, got fun interview questions from one of her blogging buddies. I was rolling by the time I finished. She's is really cool and hilarious. Of course, if you just read her blog you can tell that too, but nothing like some good thought provoking questions to push ya over the edge. lol!! So like her pal before her, she was kind enough to put a dare out to anyone reading that if they wanted some questions, she would send you some. muuuahaha, and questions she did.

Here are mine (sorry I'm not good enough yet to figure out how to change certain text color to make it different, lol)

1. If you could be a candy bar, what would you be and why?

Oh, definitely Reese's Cups. Peanut butter on the inside, chocolate on the outside. You get the best of both worlds. There's No Wrong Way to Eat a Reese's ;)

2. What makes you angry?
Oh gosh, too many things. lol! Really right now it's all the people on welfare. Don't get me started. I work in a law office and we see people from all walks of life. I see people who are honestly trying to make a decent living. And I totally understand that sometimes stuff happens. Not a big deal. BUT.....welfare is supposed to be TEMPORARY. Do you want me to count how many clients we have that are on welfare, don't work and have FIFTEEN KIDS!??! Let's just say I'd be using more than one hand. I believe there should be a time limit in place for people to be on public assistance, and I don't think if you have kids WHILE on public assistance, you should get MORE assistance. It's ridiculous. That's why I'm not having more kids right now, I just cannot afford them, so I'm not pushing myself. It's called self control. Or rather BIRTH CONTROL. lol Not only that, it's not just rumor that many of them drive Cadillacs and wear high priced name brand products. We have a client that doesn't work, has 5 kids, is 28 and drives and ESCALADE. WTF??? My pickup has 250,000+ miles on it, smashed in on one side from an accident and has a leaky radiator, but I still drive it because I can't afford anything newer. How can they??? That just irritates me to no end. UGH. Ok, rant over :)

(another one, horse related. People who say horse owners are rich. HA!!! My favorite little saying is "to own a horse does not automatically mean a person has money. It means that person has made the decision to sacrifice other aspects of their lives to enjoy the aspect of owning and riding their horse." I know that rings true for all of us. My sacrifices? Newer vehicles and vacations.)

3. Are you a cat person, dog person, or both/neither?
TOTALLY a dog person. Doesn't mean I don't like cats though. Here are my three mongrels, they are all about age 8.

Molly: (Blue Heeler)

Lilly: (Catahoula Leopard/Blue Heeler)

Mayliah: (Mastiff/Akita)

I do like cats too, but not mean ones. I think that's what I encounter most of, so maybe that's why. lol We have seriously been thinking about getting a cat, but we want to move from where we are now before we add more animals.

4. What's the best deal you've ever gotten?
Oh man, that's a tough one. BUT, I would definitely have to say getting my Cadillac. I have a 1957 Cadillac that I got, of all places, at a flea market. They had it marked $6,500 and THAT would have been a great deal. But I haggled and got it for $5,000.00 cash. In classic auto trader, they go for around $20k. It was owned by an old lady who NEVER drove it. It sat in her garage for years and years. So when she died, they were just trying to get rid of stuff and my dad found it at a flea market. He didn't have the money, so he asked me if I wanted to buy it. lol!! I was a workaholic when I was younger, working since age 15 and I'd work like 60+ hours a week at a Chinese restaurant. So I had the money then. Anyhow, there was some water damage on the ceiling material and the back window ledge. Aside from some minor things, it's in excellent condition and only has 64,000 miles on it. Total. So I would have to say that was the best deal I ever got. Ahhh, the memories. I got it when I was 19 and boy did we have some good times in there. It could fit 5 grown, 6ft+ guys (my big bro and his friends) in the back seat when we went cruising. Nothing like hearing Metallica play on an ancient radio either. Made them sound like oldies. lol!! I got my country bar nickname "Cadillac Lil" because of that. lol

5. What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
Hmmmm, another tough one. lol I'm not a very daring or crazy person. I'm very rational and don't like change or anything "dangerous." I suppose getting that caddy was kind of crazy. Getting an unbroke horse was pretty crazy. But I love her and it's all working out just fine :)) OH OH, I know!! I got married in VEGAS!!! Yes, that is the craziest thing I've ever done. We got married at the Little Church of the West. Why? Because A) it wasn't sterile white like every single other place there was, it was kind of rustic B) it's a historical landmark so it will always be there forever and ever C) Elvis could go there :)))) and D) it is down by Luxor and it's really nice there, not so much the strip type setting. Here's my proof :))

Sorry about the quality of the pictures. This was one of the professional pictures, and it was before we had a digital camera, so the picture had to be scanned in. You still get the idea though. I didn't technically "run away" though. It was planned. So maybe it wasn't that crazy. Most of my family was there (well, my dad, son, brother and two out of three sisters), a friend of my husbands also flew out to be his best man, and my friend who was the maid of honor lived there.

Oh the stories I could tell. Well, here's a short one anyhow. After the wedding, before we went to the restaurant for the reception, my husband had to stop and get some cigarettes, so we went to the souvenire shop in the hotel. Well, this older gentleman comes up and says to me "so, did you just get married?" I look down at my wedding dress pictured above, look at him, smile and said "why, yes I did!" He smiles and says, "Were you the bride?" I'm laughing hysterically inside, but again just smile and say "Why, yes I am!" He smiles, pulls out this THREE INCH THICK WAD OF $100's, hands me one and says "well then congratulations honey." I was like !!!! I about fell over. The kind man just paid for our reception food. lol!! We've gotten many comments that our 15 minute wedding video was way more interesting than their own wedding videos. :)) Elvis was singing and dancing, what would you expect? Of COURSE it's going to be more interesting. lol

Ok, I hope I didn't throw myself under the bus with any of these, which I doubt because you are all cool people.

I would love to throw out Mikey's dare and give you all a few questions too, but I don't know if I'm that creative!! Lol. If you want me to try though, I think I might just be able to come up with something for ya. Enjoy!!


Mrs Mom said...

LOL I love it!! Chocolate... hehehe... probably a good thing she didnt ask me that one... :0...LOL

Loved your #5 too! Bet that is one wicked cool wedding video!

kdwhorses said...

Great ones! Mikey sent my questions today and I posted mine! #2 I totally agree horse people are rich in ways that we are blessed by our horses! Not with alot of $!!!
Chocolate~right on!
Your wedding sounds great! What memories!

Flying Lily said...

Wow that was completely joyous to read! I love your dogs and wish I could have seen your wedding with Elvis dancing and all. Great post!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! Great answers for some crazy Mikey questions. heehee

I've never met anyone who got married in Vegas until you...and in one of those old chapels with Elvi and all. Incredible and cool!

And what were 5 big honkin' dudes doing in the back of hyour car, my dear? lol!

Totally right on about the lack of cash and sacrifices made for those of us in love with horses.

This was fun...Oh! And Reeces cups are my favorite chocolate bar too. Yum!


ezra_pandora said...

I would love to post my video because it's hilarious, but it's on a little tape, so I can't right yet. At one point, Elvis took off his scarf during Viva Las Vegas, wiped his sweat from his forehead and kind of shimmied it around my neck. I pretended to faint. It was hilarious. Everyone was rolling.

FL: I'm going to do more posts about my dogs. Like little features.

Lisa: Really, you can't get married in Vegas and not have Elvis. He was totally cool. We were laughing because when got to the church and we were standing around waiting for things to be ready, we thought a little classic Fiat in the parking lot might be his. lol!! Well, Elvis drives a mini van!!! We were all rolling about that too. You make me sound bad!! lol. They were my brother's friends. Me and my girlfriend (both of us are quite small compared to the guys) would ride in the front and we'd make the guys all ride together in the back. It was pretty funny. Email me your address. I want to send you some treats while you are laid up :))


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