Sunday, August 29, 2010

Eight Questions, Eight Answers

Okay Folks,
Rainforest Mommy posted this MeMe and invited her readers to play along:
Here are my answers:

1. Have you ever seen a ghost?

Nope. I don't really believe in "ghosts" per say; I believe that any spirits here on earth are either demons or angels, and though I've never had the privilege of seeing a heavenly angel, I've seen plenty in human form through the kindness or friends.

2. What is your most embarrassing moment?

After being in the hospital for 3 months with everybody seeing your business, getting sponge baths while you're unconscious? Ya. 'Nuff said.

3. What was your best job and why?

Anyone who knows me will know the answer! Towne Air Freight. I was an Operations Manager at a trucking company. I worked my way up from the "lowliest" position: part-time data entry on nights. Over the course of the next 3 years, I moved up the corporate ladder (by working my butt off thank you very much), and became the 1st or 2nd female Operations Manager in the entire Towne Air Freight Company (13 terminals?) LOVED IT.

4. What was your worst job and why?

It's a tie between a waitress at a greasy spoon diner next to a bar when I was 18, or being a telemarketer for about 2 weeks when I was 17. Both sucked for different reasons. The diner was nasty, dirty, had roaches, and the customers always hit on me. The telemarketing job, well, how do YOU feel about telemarketers? Exactly.

5. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the $?

First I'd pay off my bills. Then I would buy Fred and Joanna a house. IN MICHIGAN. Then I would give my parents a crapload of money and send them to Hawaii for all they have done for me. I would put another crapload in the bank for Jacob's college, I would give my sister Lori a bunch because they have no health insurance. I would send some to Pastor Alex in the Philippines who is the most precious man on the planet. His wife Emma has lots of health issues, so money would help them in their ministry as well as for Emma's medical treatment. I would also donate a bunch to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation for research for a cure. Hope that was a HUGE jackpot!!!

6. Have you met any celebrities? If you have, what's the story behind it?

Well, I don't know if you'd call them celebrities, but I met the 1981 Detroit Tiger Baseball team while they were spring training at Lakeland, Florida. This was when they were really good. Alan Trammell, Kirk Gibson, Mark Fidrych, even Harry Carey!!! (He had BLACK hair back then!) It was really cool.

7. What is your favorite childhood memory?

Sometimes when we'd all drive in the car together (there were 7 of us) especially if it was just the 5 girls, we would BEG my mom to sing. My mom sings like an angel, but we always wanted her to be goofy with us. We'd sing "There was an old man named Michael Finnigan"...anyone know that one? We'd start singing really low and slow like a tape that's going bad, and keep singing higher and faster until we sounded like the Chipmunks and were laughing so hard we couldn't breathe. Good times.

8. What's your biggest regret?

That I cannot have more children.

Feel free to play along and post your own answers if you'd like. If you do, send me a link and let me know!

Have a blessed day.


CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I love your answer for favorite childhood memory! I've always loved listening to my mother sing too!

Thanks for playing along!

Cheers :-)
- Rainforest Mommy

Karen Mortensen said...

I agree with you on #8. I also know that song.

Young Wife said...

What an interesting meme. I loved reading about all you'd do with your lottery winnings. You're a generous spirit. #8 makes me sad.