Friday, September 21, 2007

Two Things: Getting to Know Me Better

Wandering Coyote tagged me with this today.

Two Names You Go By:
1. Mumsy
2. Chay

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
1. Arizona Wildcats shirt
2. Black yoga pants

Two Things You Would Want (or have) in a Relationship:
1. Common vision
2. Respect

Two of Your Favorite Things to Do:
1. Swim/white water raft/hot jacuzzi (all things ‘water’)
2. Ride roller coasters/drive fast cars

Two Things You Want Very Badly At The Moment:
1. A nap
2. For the renovation to be DONE

Two Longest Car Rides:
1. From somewhere in B.C. to the Top of The World park which we (Tom, our two little boys, and me) thought would have a terrific view. It was a long, winding bumpy ride up a primitive logging road, partly through clearcuts to a rustic hiking trail with an old sign above it saying, “Top of the World." ~~~~Maps!
2. The trip from home to the hospital 60 miles away after hearing my dad had a stroke and not knowing how serious it was.

Two Favorite Holidays:
1. Fourth of July
2. Easter

Two Favorite Beverages:
1. Stash Orange Spice tea with cream
2. Room temperature spring water

Two Things About Me You May Not Have Known:
1. I often cry at parades
2. My ‘Women’s Intuition’, or Sixth Sense, whatever you want to call it, is amazingly accurate - scares Tom sometimes -- ooooo, spooky

Two Jobs I Have Had in My Life:
1. Farm hand
2. Log scale ticket clerk

Two Movies I Would Watch Over and Over:
1. The Horse Whisperer (something about the simultaneous restoration of the girl and the horse speaks to me)
2. The School of Rock (education going from dull and traditional to exciting and fulfilling)

Two Places I Have lived:
1. Los Gatos, California
2. Portland, Oregon

Two of My Favorite Foods:
1. Tom’s barbecued chicken
2. Homemade hearty whole grain bread, still a little warm, with butter melting into it

Two Places I'd Rather Be Right Now
1. High in the Colorado Rockies
2. Alone with Tom just about anywhere

Thanks, WC! This was fun.

(Cassie and Caroline, consider yourselves tagged. : )



Mike S said...

Longest car ride for me was across town in Yokohama, Japan. Heavy traffic, a super muggy, sweltering day, and zero breeze. Also near zero traffic movement. What made it long? I was directly behind a 'septic tank truck' with no possibility for escape. Nothing like that odor for 2+ hours in the heat to make your day complete.

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks for doing this, Cherie! I always enjoy reading about others' little details.

I cannot do roller coasters, but I see we are both lovers of water!

Common vision is so key in a successful relationship...

Cherie said...

Oh, Mike, that sounds horrid! Talk about a lesson in patience and tolerance. Ugh!

WC, what is it about water that makes me so happy? I don't know. But you know the feeling, too. Yes!

Thanks to you both.

Carolina said...

Thanks for the Tag Momma! I just finished writing it out/posting it! : )

tshsmom said...

Aha!! I finally found a difference in us! "Ride roller coasters/drive fast cars"
I have never ridden a roller coaster, and I NEVER WILL!
Fast cars are OK, if they belong to someone else. Fast cars won't hold camping gear, or a sheet of plywood...but they are fun. ;)

Cherie said...

So we DO have something uncommon, huh. You'll have to come with me sometime Tshs and I'll introduce you to the world of coasters. I used to HATE the idea of them, would not set foot on one, until I rode one just to see how brave (foolish) I was and am now hooked. Something changed in me and I can't get enough of them. As far as fast cars, we rent cars when we go on long trips and we've rented some that had lots of power and handled great. Wow! I love it! I love the way they react to my foot on the throttle, the way they corner. I was doing 100 mph on the long lonely stretches of Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona a couple of summers ago. Pretty fun.

Not practical to own as you pointed out. But fun now and again to speed-nuts like me.

Angela said...

i love all things water, too.
and driving fast.
and roller coaster rides.
one of these days i'll have to try my hand at the fourth of july. if the magazines are any indication there will be a red, white and blue cake involved. i'm good about cakes.

Cherie said...

We could have a lot of fun together, Angela, that I can see.

July 4th is one of my favorites because it's in the summer, there's lots to do besides cook all day and watch football, AND, well, I'm patriotic. You'd love a red white and blue cake, I'm sure of it.