1. Did you have any homecoming traditions?
Christine - I think we had one homecoming dance when I was in high school and it wasn't even a formal! Times have changed though--I'm pretty sure it's a bigger deal now. I'm not sure what "homecoming traditions" are. I guess I'll need to be reading everyone else's answers to this question.
Janene - Ummm . . . no. The high school I went to doesn't have a football team and my college's football team wasn't really a big deal. In fact, I only really remember celebrating homecoming in college with my friends once. No traditions here.
2. Do you ask your spouse before spending money?
Christine - I don't ask. But I do tell him if a large purchase needs to be made. I take care of paying the bills and keep track of the money in and out. And if you know one thing about me it is that I don't have the shopping gene and spending money gives me heart palpatations and an upset stomach. My husband will never have to worry about a secret credit card or an impromptu retail therapy session. I think I actually need the therapy AFTER I go shopping. I know. I'm completely weird.
Janene - It depends on how much I'm spending. Actually, he gets kind of annoyed that I don't know how much I can spend for things like trips to the grocery store or something like that. It seems like those are the only trips I ask him about. It's usually something like "How much can I spend?" not really "Can I spend?"
3. If you could be famous for something what would it be?
Christine - I would love to pen a best seller. I would not mind being famous for writing.
Janene - Another similarity between Christine and I . . . I would love to be a famous author. However, if that wasn't in the cards for me I think I'd like to be famous for developing a curriculum for early childhood education or having some kind of awesome breakthrough for teaching young children. I'm not sure that would make me famous in the sense of EVERYONE knowing my name but I'd still be thrilled if my name was mentioned in Early Childhood classes across the country. :)
4. Have you ever seriously thought you were going crazy?
Christine - I have. I usually feel pretty balanced. But I do have a lot of internal dialogue with myself and sometimes those inner voices get a little irrational. I am able to see the irrationality though...so I can convince myself that I'm not crazy. Does that make sense? I guess it's hard to explain: it's like I can see that I'm about to make a break with reality but instead of allowing myself to slip over the edge, I always come back. Now I'm kind of scaring myself, because that sounds like crazy talk! Like I'm *thisclose* to snapping. I'm really pretty sane on a day to day basis. Who asked this question?
Janene - Yes. It was actually an extremely scary experience. Basically, it came down to me not being able to control my emotions. I was crying non stop and couldn't calm myself down. I was angry for no reason but so so angry that I was nervous I was going to hurt someone. I knew at the time something wasn't right. I went to my PCP and we talked about it. We've tried a few medications to help get me back to normal. Truth be told, the medicine doesn't fix everything but that is okay. I can handle things but I still get upset and emotional . . . it's just at a "normal" level.
5. How do you eat your steak? Burger? (as in, well done, medium, still moo-ing...)
Christine - It's got to be medium. I will never understand those that order their beef well done--I don't find grinding on shoe leather appealing. Still moo-ing doesn't disgust me, the way I know it disgusts others, but I don't prefer that lukewarm center. I like a tender, juicy medium. That's if I'm going to have steak--I usually order something different.
Janene - I'm a medium rare kinda gal. I don't like it too rare but I also enjoy a little red in the center. I agree that well done isn't appealing because of how dry the meat can turn out. Rare . . . well I just feel like it's not cooked.
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