Alright folks, up first is Ian's Monday Minute. Today he is co-hosting with Jana @ Boobies, Babies, and a Blog, who helped write the following questions. If you want to play along, click on the button below, answer the questions, and link up!
1. Has anyone you've known personally lived to at least 100?
Nope. But I pray my Grandma lives to be 100 (she'll be 89 August 1st), and my Great Uncle Mac lives to be 100 (he's 88)-- I say them now because they are my oldest living relatives and I don't know how I'm going to deal with their deaths. I've been fortunate to have yet to lose a close relative and have an understanding of it (three of my grandparents passed before I was born, my great aunt's and uncle's passed when I was too young to really get it.). I also pray that my parents and brother and I live to be 100.
2. What material possession do you value the most?
Aside from all the photographs and home videos in my house, I'd say a few jewelry pieces (a ring and 2 necklaces from my parents; 5 cross necklaces; a turquoise ring from Hawai'i), but especially a ring my Grams gave me when I graduated 8th grade. It's a solitaire white sapphire set in yellow gold that she received for her Sweet 16. It was an antique when it was given to her, so it's probably well over 100 years old now. I haven't been able to wear it for a few years because one of the prongs that holds the stone is broken, but I can't wait to have it re-set.
What do you think happens to us after we die?
Our physical body can be found 6 ft under, our spiritual body goes to either heaven or hell.
Most embarrassing item in your house?
Hah, beats me. I live with my parents though and that can be pretty embarrassing ;)
If you could rename yourself, what would your name be?
Actually, I really, really like my name! It's not a common name for people my age and I love that the spelling isn't very common. Plus, it's old-fashioned, vintage, classy, and unique- which is kind of my personality. I'm such a name freak though (as in, I have names picked for my kids...), so it is kind of surprising that there isn't one I'd prefer over my own.
Thanks Ian & Jana!
Next order of business:
**Update: It isn't up today (she posted something pertaining to her previous two posts, so it only makes sense). I'll link you to it when it is up ;)
I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by the hilarious Gucci Mama (or, as I like to call her, Guc (gooch)! She's supposed to post it on her blog today (this is a scheduled post), so if you have a minute, hop on over there and check it out! These aren't your traditional, "What made you start blogging, what's your favorite color" type questions. And if it isn't up... err, whoops?
I emailed Gino back. If you're new to my blog (or need a refresher), click here for the first story about Gino, here for Gino's email, and here for the potential replies to Gino. I sent him the one I wrote. Here's what he had to say in response:
Hello.. thank you for responding to my email.. and for the advice.. I will consider what you have said.. I just wish to say that perhaps some people are more open minded than others.. and I am very persistent.. I know who I am searching for.. and the qualities I am searching for in that person.. I wish you all the best as well.. As for the compliments.. those remain the same.. I would extend them to you if we were to pass on a sidewalk, expecting nothing in return, except maybe to make your day better, and possibly your smile a little brighter..
I wish I had remembered to educate him on how to properly use an ellipsis!
Anyway, it seems as if my advice was a waste and he will continue on with his ways. Oh well. I do find it funny that he didn't answer my questions, or address the pre-historic nature of his pictures. I did, however, respond back and say, "I still appreciate the compliments-- I never doubted they were anything but sincere. I'm also probably one of the most open-minded people you will ever meet. Best wishes, I hope you're successful in your search for love." Apparently having no interest in dating a man twice my age makes me narrow-minded? Interesting. This concludes any and all things Gino related. I'm sure a few of you are relieved that you'll never have to read about him again ;)
And last, but not least.
The wonderful Tree @ Mother of Pearl It Is was kind enough to give me a blog award! Thanks, Tree!
Hope y'all had a good weekend and have an even better week! And a special shout out to my Ma-- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I LOVE YOU!!