Tuesday, March 22, 2005



Okay, here are the 5 questions posed to me by PLittle (thanks for not including any tree questions).

1) You seem to be able to find the humour in any situation. Tells us about one situation, incident, or issue you find no humour in. 

There is nothing funny about war, no matter how you look at it. I will not waste time trying to determine whether or not we belong in a war, whether it is just or not.  I just wish it wasn't.

2) Your son Gabe has recently joined the military, a family tradition as his father also serves, or has served. How does the proud military tradition of the family conflict with a mother's concern for her child?

When my boys were little they used to talk about growing up and joining the Army.  It sounded like a great plan to me, until they actually became of age.  Now, if you ask me, the plan sucks!  I'm so proud of Gabe, but the recent news that he may deploy by early fall terrifies me.  I am very proud of ALL of our service men and women, I just wish my son wasn't one of them.  I'll never tell him that though.  He is doing what he has always wanted to do, he is serving his country just like his father and both grandfathers did.  Who am I to rain on such an honorable achievement?

3) You often make light of our basic, day to day human functions. (OK, so I'll come right out and say it: you make fart and poop jokes a lot). Do you make those jokes in public too, or is there something about the internet that is different?

Oh gracious, I'm WORSE in public!  I can edit here... and there is always the fear of the dreaded TOS so I'm kind of on my best behavior believe it or not.  In person I am not as censored.

4) Tell us a little bit about your Native American heritage. Were you brought up close to it, or is it something you have gone back and explored in your adulthood?

My dad has only a couple cells of Mesquakie blood in him (but he's very proud of those couple of cells!), so I'm mostly Indian by injection.  I went to my first Pow Wow when I was a year old, and the Chief of the host tribe kind of adopted me for the day, but I didn't start dancing at Pow Wows until I was a teenager.  I met my husband, a former dancer for Monty Montana's Wild West Show, at a Pow Wow in Hawaii.  It is a very active part of my childrens lives though and I hope that they will pass this heritage on to their own children.

5) You are cruising down the road one fine spring day in Big Red. The windows are open and the stereo is blasting. What music is playing, and why?

The cd in the player right now is a compilation of Pachelbel's Canon in D.  I love that piece of music, no matter how its played... it soothes me and protects the other drivers from my road rage. People look at me strangely when I drive by because elevator music just doesn't fit the image of what one would expect to hear coming from such a big, cool pickup... but thats okay because so long as I'm listening to it I am happy and not likely to flip them off or holler at their stupidity for cutting me off!  Aghhhhhh!  Stupid drivers!

And now that I've answered my 5 questions, its my turn to invite anyone to request 5 questions from me.  Let me know and I'll see what I can come up with... all in fun of course!


mumma4evr said...

LOL ask away!!! can't wait to see what you come up with!  You would fit in with my family with all the fart and poops jokes.  My brother says it is because we are truly anal people!

sdoscher458 said...

Good questions, great answers!..it's funny my hubby drives a red truck too, looks like a good ole boy and classical music is pouring out of the cd drive! People do do a double take don't they? Ya gotta laugh....Sandi

plittle said...

Nicely done!

hestiahomeschool said...

wonderful answers.  I agree with you 100% about war, about almost everything, and I have a Pachabel compilation in my van, too.