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Monday Mingle: What is your favorite technological innovation...?

I did my video this week but it's not uploading and I've tried all evening and I'm done before I smash this computer! So I'll answer and if the stoopit video works then I'll upload it later. Ugh.

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The next three are excellent questions - they were submitted by LAUREN from Mis-Adventures in Theatre:

1. Someone tells you that you have the whole day off and gives you $1,000 to do as you please.  What do you do?

 I would buy myself a laptop (I've been wanting one now for a long time but can't justify asking the hubs when we already have this one, plus we don't have the moola for stuff like that. And some sweaters for myself. I don't ever shop for myself, just for the kids and groceries. Sad huh? 

Or I'd buy this swingset for the kids. Yes actually I probably would buy that for the kids.


2. Who would play you in a Lifetime movie about yourself?

Angela Bassett would play me. I like her. And the husband likes her so he'd watch :)  


3. We're in the technology age.  What is your favorite technological innovation?  What one do you think is just useless?

 My GPS. I will get lost in a parking lot so this has helped me alot. It's not always accurate, but putting me in the general area really helps out. 

I can't think of any that I think is useless.......hmmm....

4. What is your favorite funny childhood memory?

I don't have a favorite funny childhood memory. We don't get those in the orphanage. Wait! wait! There was this woman who worked at the orphanage. She was so very mean to us and let us know she thought we were basically societies wastes.  Did everything to make life worse for us. It was unbearable the week she would be working. 

One day I was doing my chore (cleaning the dormitory) when I saw a butter container on the window. I check it out and it had pee in it. I did not want to touch it so I just pushed it out the window.  I then heard someone shouted up: 'Who threw water on me?!" I was so frightened, I ran out the dorm and pretended that I was somewhere else. 
She did find out it was pee and of course everyone laughed at her. 
I did not tell anyone until probably a month after the incident :) I was a hero :)
So I guess that was my funny.

5. What is/was your favorite Kool-Aid/Jello flavor? One you hated?

I love anything fruit punch or strawberry. but I don't care for jello so it would be Kool-aid. And I hated anything lime.

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  1. I'm sorry your video is not working, but glad to read your answers anyway. I would buy a laptop too! Hope your week goes well.

  2. Now THAT is a funny story!!

    Angela Bassett is a good choice - I think she would portray you beautifully.

    You are so sweet to get the kids the swingset (if you had that money of course). They are so lucky to have you as their mom!

    I'm sorry you had issues with uploading...that is frustrating! Hopefully we will see your beautiful face next week!

    Thanks for mingling...

  3. I always seem to land on your little piece of blogosphere on Monday Mingle! I just love them too. I'm with you about the laptop. But I'm going to be thankful I have a computer even tho i want another. lol

    We have something in common - I was in an orphanage for about a year before I was adopted. That pee story made me laugh. Too funny! God is good tho, look at the beautiful family you have!

  4. That swing set is awesome! Great choice with Angela Bassett! Too bad you had video trouble this week. Glad you typed out the answers though, they were fun!

  5. Great childhood story. That's a winner!

    Ah... I really like Angela Bassett. Great choice, Callie.

    Well at least I won't be the only one doing a written mingle today. Sorry you're having problems uploading. :(

  6. Seems like a new laptop is a popular choice. I'm with you I don't like lime jello.

  7. Great Mingle! I read all of your answers, and then saw your video. I was so disappointed the audio didn't work!

    The laptop is a perfect choice! You should definitely go with that instead of the swing set LOL

  8. We have a swingset and I love it. You have to get one if you ever get the chance (check out Craigslist for good deals).

    I totally need a GPS! I don't know what I would do without Google Directions - lol!

    I loved your mingle today :) Hope you have a great week.

  9. What a fun meme! It's nice to learn more about you!

  10. Sorry you can't get the video to load. See, that's why I stay away from that... at least for now. Seems too complicated.

    That was interesting to learn more about you. We have a couple of things in common: The need/want for a new laptop and the desire to get a playground thingy for the kids. I think, though, that I would have my yard done. You know some landscaping. Something easy to keep up.

  11. New techie gadgets are always fun!

    I LOVE Angela Bassett, I loved her in the Tina Turner movie, she is such an awesome actress!

    GPS is a great pick, I'd never find my way home without ours lol

    Your funny memory made me smile but made my heart ache for you too, I hope that you have had many happy memories to make up for lost time though!

    I will share my strawberry jello with you because it's my least favorite :D

  12. I think a laptop is a great idea! That would be so nice not to have to sit at a desk to type. I would love to relax on my bed with my blogs :)

    Angela Basset is a wonderful choice! She has a gorgeous smile just like you!

    We don't have a GPS....but then again I live in KS and I don't travel farther than 2 hours away from home. So I haven't needed one yet.

    Wow, after living with such a mean woman it is amazing that you have so much joy today. That is totally God isn't it? I love your story- she deserved the pee!!

    I love strawberry too! Great answer!
    I'll see you around!

  13. I love Angela Bassett mad, no one makes her mad face like she does!

    I too am DYING for a laptop! In the spring we splurged on an amazing Disney playground a bit bigger then the one pictured. I think I like it more then the kids sadly. Its an expensive lawn decoration!

    HAHA! That's hilarious but who pees in a butter dish?

  14. I love my GPS.... I get so lost and love that I can just listen to it and go.

    I would say that is a funny story. Sounds like she got what she deserved.

  15. OMG, I'm laughing and crying reading that childhood memory! That is so funny, though I'm so sorry that you grew up in an orphanage. I just want to come and give you a big hug.

    And definitely Angela Basset should play you. I see a similarity between you two.

  16. I love the story my friend...oh Karma...she is a wise one isn't she! So sorry your video didn't work but I loved to see your beautiful face and yes Angela Basset would be a perfect choice!

    I too would shop for the kids...I have a hard time shopping for myself in that way.

    Have a great week friend!

  17. Great answers :) Oh I love Angela Bassett! She's a beautiful, strong woman.

    ROFL that story -- well that's just perfect. A hero indeed :D What a mean woman.


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