Holy moley… I can’t believe it’s Friday already? Whose idea was it to make the first week of school a short week? I know it’s better than going back to school for one or two days before a long weekend, but boy, does it make for the crazy the first week of school!
1. What ringtone do you have on your cell phone?
Before I got my new phone, I had Florence and the Machine’s Dog Days Are Over. Now I have Adele’s Rumor Has It (the chorus). For Simon, I have a techno beat that he picked himself – because I said, oh, that sounds annoying.
2. What is your favorite memory from this summer?
Going back to the very beginning of summer, I loved our get together with my college friends and their families over Memorial Day weekend. So fun to spend time with some of my favorite ladies but even better to see all the kids playing together and totally enjoying each other.
3. Paper books or ebooks?
I love reading, always have and always will. I’ve always loved owning books, never really liked getting them from the library because I preferred to see them on my bookshelf when I was done but I rarely went back and re-read a book I owned. I am apparently just a book hoarder (though I do loan them out). But, despite my love of books, I really wanted an e-reader and Simon got me one for my birthday and I have to say I love it! I find that I read a lot more now because it is just that much easier to pick it up and read. And my Kindle holds a charge for forever (unlike my phone which needs charging all the time) so I don’t have to worry about it dying on me mid-trip – one less charger to lug around. The only downfall is the inability to let others borrow books. Some Kindle books are lendable but most are not. But soon, I hear, you’ll be able to check out library books with a Kindle and that will be wonderful! So I guess the short answer is both 🙂
4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why?
Just one? Hmmmm… can I say a professional kitchen? One that bumped the outer wall out another 5-6 feet? That’s what I’d want (other than, you know, moving to a completely different house about 10 miles to the east of where we are now). Why the kitchen? Because I love to cook but sometimes it’s frustrating when the kitchen feels crowded and nothing is easily accessible (the stand mixer is in the hallway closet, the crockpot is in the basement). And fancy appliances and pretty countertops would make me so very happy.
5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend?
Gosh… never kiss and tell, right? (Too late.) My first serious boyfriend was in high school and while at the time, it was the end all, the details are so not important to me now. That’s the one thing about relationships I hope to impart on my kids in their high school days – no matter how life-altering it seems at the time, it’s really nothing in the grand scheme of life. It’s terribly unlikely that you’ll end up with your high school boyfriend/girlfriend (though not impossible since I know someone this happened for) so just chill out and enjoy the rest of life. Not that you shouldn’t date but give the relationship only as much credence as it deserves (which isn’t much). That said, my first serious boyfriend was a very good kisser, that much I remember and that’s all I’ll say.
Two of my sisters married their high school boyfriends- and both, oddly enough, did not marry until several years after college, so they each dated for like 8 or 9 years! However, I absolutely agree with you– but do wonder how I can possibly impart that on my kids when it feels so all-important at the time and not at all what they want to hear… Wow- thanks for stressing me out! Maybe I should just focus on Kindergarten for the time being. 😉
Yeah, I guess we should worry about one thing at a time! 🙂
Oh! professional kitchen would be SO MUCH fun!!!
I love that I am part of your favorite summer memory. That WAS fun, wasn’t it?
It really was – such a happy day, even to have to say goodbye.