08 November 2012

coffee talk & being thankful {day 8}

Linking up as ever with Nat. <3
Coffee Talk with Natalie Blair

{Sidenote that has nothing to do with anything...
I keep gaining & losing a follower.
It took forEVER to get to 50, and this morning I had 53...now 52.
This makes me sad.
Am I really that uninteresting?
I think I'm funny.
That counts for something}.

1. When is your birthday? How old will you be? What is your sign?
August 30th. 27. Virgo.

2. What's the BEST birthday gift you've ever gotten? What is the WORST gift?
The best gift is always just that I've managed to survive another year.
Also - new laptop.
And the inexplicable hedgehog charm my love got me for my Pandora bracelet.
Oh yeah, and the time my friend's band played happy birthday to me at my house. Like loud enough to irritate my hateful neighbors.
The worst?  Probably every time people forget my birthday and I don't get cake. I need cake!

3. Do you like having birthday parties for yourself? What about surprise birthday parties? 
I'm all about celebrating my day.
But I hate people. Well, large gatherings.
Especially cuz they all usually drink and smoke too much, two things I don't do, equalling zero fun for me.  I think I'm past the birthday bashes. Boo.

4. What is your dream birthday party bash??? 
Me & my man.
And cake, LOTS of cake.
Also shopping. With limitless funds.
Yes, that is a birthday party bash to me.

5. What is your favorite kind of birthday cake? [handmade, store bought, made fresh by a baker]
All kinds. I friggin love cake.

6. What is on your birthday wish list? 
Well my bday isn't for MONTHS yet...so I really don't know.
Probably something sparkly.

Being thankful...
Um.  Here's a story.

So, where I live is only about ½ hour away from a few little Amish communities. Thus, it’s not so unusual for me to go shopping at Wal-Mart and find a horse & buggy parked out front. It’s a pretty regular occurrence. Ya know, not allowed electricity or lawn mowers, but shopping at Wal-Mart is cool. (Sorry, I just don’t “get” the Amish thing. Not trying to bash them or anything, but with the technology and lifestyle I’ve grown up with it’s all a little odd to me.)
Do you know how long it takes to take a horse and buggy the distance that’s only ½ hour by car? A LONG time. The drive from WNY to the Dakotas takes only 24 hours (um, if you speed a lot like my dad), but on a horse? Sheesh. There’s a reason the west took so long to be settled.

Today, I am thankful for motor vehicles.Especially because there was a copious layer of frost over everything this morning. So thank you also, inventor of the heating system in motor vehicles. Oh! And windshield wipers. And headlights.


Natalie Blair said...

I lost a follower yesterday and another before yesterday. Sometimes people move their blogs and go to Wordpress or they followed for a giveaway OR you might have said something they didn't like. For ie: religion, political, said FUCK a lot...

and you know what I say to that???

GOOD RIDDANCE! Bastards! Don't you worry! You still got me :)

I always feel that way about my birthday!! (Surviving) and that's why I get so excited for it!

And I love all types of cake toooooooooo!!

Traci said...

I get the follower thing too. Up two then down three and I always wonder what it was I said.... or didn't say... was I boring? I probably am. I'm still working on it but I am trying to get to a place where I don't give a crap at all.... god, sometimes I swear it was easier when there were NO followers on my blog!

And yes! Cars! Even though they scare me I still wouldn't want to be walking or horsing it anywhere either...

shannon rose said...

hey, if you lose followers then it's their loss! who needs 'em!

and STOP - i just bought myself hedgie candles from target and i'm completely in love with them.