One. I was 16 and on my way to my brother's house in Mansfield, Texas. I was wearing a Santa hat, and pretty packages were stacked precariously in the passenger seat. I sang at the top of my lungs--something I still do--and had a huge smile on my face . . . until the lights behind me started blinking. I thought for sure the cop was going to pull the guy over who'd just blown by me like I was sitting still, but no. He pulled ME over. I cried. Like a baby. I was driving 77 in a 70, and it was Christmas Eve, and the guy knew half my friends and family--and I still got a ticket. Jerk.
2. Can you pitch a tent?
Of course. This is how it goes: "TJ, honey, can you put up this tent? Use Kid #1 if you have to. I'll be reading a book. Thanks. I love you."
3. What was your worst vacation ever?
I hear Jeopardy music . . . I can't seem to think of the worst vacation. In fact, I have pretty awesome vacations. Not sure I have anything for this. :-)
4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?
Thing? Like one singular item? Cause I spent over $100 on groceries yesterday. Hmm. I'm going to have to say a pair of Keen boots. They are freaking amazing, and they were really expensive, and I will wear them forever.
5. We’re handing you the keys to what?
1972 Super Beetle, fully restored, dark blue or deep purple. I can never decide.
6. What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick?
Funny enough, it wasn't something that I'd cooked but that I'd reheated from my brother cooking the night before. It was tacos or something, back in 2001. I wound up in the hospital.
7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like ____?
This is kind of out of my league. I don't think I talk about people this way. (Insert Halo)
8. What was your first car?
Well, the first car I drove regularly was a 1982 Audi 5000 Turbo-Diesel. My dad bought it off a man who'd let the car sit in a field for 10 years. The floor was rusted out. The leather seats were split, but dammit, it had a sun roof!
9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she’s okay or laugh first?
Laugh while helping the idiot up. :-)
10. What’s the worst song ever?
I can't think of any songs I loathe . . . though I'm sure they exist.