Friday, February 11, 2011

Five Question Friday: Does Terri G. have a tattoo?

I love Five Question Friday! If you have never joined in, this week is a great week to jump in on the fun. You don't even have to have a blog to play. I will offer to share my blog, 'cause that's the way I play. You can leave your answers in the comments. I'd love to know more about the super intelligent people who take time to read my blog. If you want to play, visit Mama M. by clicking the blog button below and link up with her crazy blogger friends.

1. Would you rather be on ABC's Extreme Home MakeOver or TLC's What not to 

Considering I have never seen What not to wear?, I'd have to pick extreme home makeover. I actually love my home.  But if I must choose, I'd have to pick just an extreme kitchen makeover, while I dine out in a different restaurant each night.

2. Do you have any tattoos?

This is kind of a personal question, but once in a while, I get personal on this blog. I put this question in the title to appeal to my friends who need to know this kind of stuff. The nosy ones, like me. I am nosy but, I draw the line. I don't want to see it if you do have one. But I'll share with you my crazy tattoo experiences.

I had a great aunt as a little kid who had a tattoo on her knee. It was a little heart on her knee. She shared the story of her tattoo with me many times. Now I consider her showing me that tattoo to be a blessing. I was able to see into the future, to see a vision of what tattoos will look like when you are older. It looked like a case of large blood blister on her milky white skin.  I still wasn't convinced not to get one but, I was thinking, I shouldn't get one where everyone would see it and refer me to a plastic surgeon weekly. A few years later, one of my brothers put his name plus his girlfriend's name on his arm, I again understood the importance of choosing tattoos very carefully.  The relationship ended about the same time the scab was healed. This tattoo hindered him.  A few years down the road, he had to really limit his search for a wife. For his first marriage, he was lucky enough to find another gal with the same name, Tracy. His next wife, oh well. That really shrinks the dating pool, you get the picture. So here in 2011, it seems not having a tattoo is considered odd, I am happy that I don't have any. I am odd, and I can thank my wimpy self for that.

From the,
Ten oddball tattoos.
I admit what a wimp I am. I can't subject myself to multiple needles unless I am preoccupied with childbirth or surgery. I'm not a sipping saint, so I won't ever be in the state of mind to choose a tattoo, ever. 

In case you are wondering, the above stories are true. Just like this photo. Now that girl probably should have gotten herself a temporary tattoo.

3. Do you tell your kids about things you did growing up?

Ask Random this and you will see the eyes roll. I often refer back to my childhood when my kids are acting clueless or ungrateful. Since they are homeschooled, they don't have to worry about walking to school in the snow up hill both ways. Or hitchhiking like I did.  I do share with them some of the hardships and the mischief I eagerly participated found myself in. I am always faithful to remind them what a miracle it was that I lived through it all and how God is gracious. I do remember as a girl how much I loved to hear stories from my mother about her childhood. I know Little Guy enjoys my stories.

4. If the traffic signal turns yellow, do you stop or speed up?

In the interest of fuel conservation, I speed up. I wouldn't want to waste gasoline and cause excess pollution stopping and starting my car so much. Al Gore must be proud of me.

5. What's your preference: chocolate or chips? 

Both, I can't play favorites. O.k. maybe I can, the one that is closest to me at the moment.

Have a great weekend!

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Tammy said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That poor girl with her baby on board tattoo...can you imagine how that will look after the fact? Shudder.

Kerri said...

That tattoo story about your brother made me laugh! I don't have anything against tatoos but can never imagine getting one myself! No way! I'm going to refer my friend to your blog...she has 4 boys too!

Lori Watson said...

Uh oh, you better avoid the park if you don't want to see my tattoo. It's right above my ankle so...yeah...don't look. ;-)

Miss you much! Can't wait for spring and park days!