1. Think back a decade, do you remember what your first cellphone was? Was it as cool as Zack Morris’s phone?
It was pretty basic. I think I was 15 or 16 when I got it. It was neccessary, though. I drove an hour to MSUM in Fargo ("the big city") weekly for trombone lessons; and 30 minutes to piano lessons weekly as well. With all the winter storms, and me being on the hour for up to 3 hours/week - having a phone was nice!
It was no blackberry, which is not neccessary for kids. I seriously saw like a 9 year old the other day walking down the street playing on his crackberry. Unbelieveable!
2. What is the first children’s book you remember being read to you?
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" - by the fantastic Dr. Seuss. I can still hear my Mom's animated voice reading it!
3. What was your first car? Did you love it or hate it?
It was a Toyota Celica, passed down to me by Lisa. I loooved it. The headlights popped up and the antennea was retractable! Let's not talk about the loss of that car. Very sad and irresponsible story on my part!
4. Who was your hero growing up?
My Dad. He will always be my hero, too :)
5. Think back to your first kiss. Was it everything you dreamed of?
I repress bad memories. Ish. The only kisses I remember are with my husband! :)
6. What was your first BAD hairstyle choice? (Extra points for embarrassing photos)
"Bad" is an understatement my friends. If I had a picture of it, Iwould scan it. I once wanted my mom to burn every picture of me in those days. Picture this:
-Boy-cut short hair
-Junior high awkward
-Chubby, chubby, chubby girl!!!
-Gross. No wonder I wasn't exactly the "popular one" in junior high......
7. What was your first realistic dream? (One where you had to think “Oh dang, was that a dream?”)
Realistic dream? Still waiting for that to happen. It has become part of our morning routine to analyze Abby's weird-whack dreams and try to figure out "What did I see/do yesterday that would make me dream about that!?"
A dream-analyst (or psychiatrist) would have a hay day with my dreams....
8. What was the first phobia you remember developing?
Definitely dogs. I remember going to houses of friends/families with dogs and being absolutely terrified of getting out of the car!!! Nothing traumatic ever happened to me with dogs, I've always been afraid.
9. Which character on Sesame Street do you most identify with?
I had to google this, because I don't remember the different characters. And I couldn't just choose one...So:
-"Abby-Cadabby" was a muffet created to increase the "female muppets". I chose her just purely due to her name.
-Some days I'm like Bert. Kind of boring and withdrawn. However, I don't collect paperclips....
-Some days I'm like Elmo - giddy, silly, and I'm extraordinarily ticklish. Like to the point where I hate being touched.
-Some days I feel like Big Bird - I feel goofy and out-of-place.
-And there are days where I feel like Oscar the Grouch. I just want to hermit into a garbage can and shoe everyone away!
10. What was the hardest goal you ever accomplished?
First thing that comes to mind is the marathon - but that's just due to the training. By the time the actual race came - I was ready!
So I choose a time in my life where I have made "personal" changes. We humans can all be rigid at times - and I am the queen of rigidity! So changing one's attitudes/lifestyle/way of thinking can be *not so easy*! I'm a healthier and happier person because of little improvements/changes in life!