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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Friend Makin' Monday (on Tuesday again!) - Have You Ever?

I'm always a day late on these! Monday's are Zumba & RuPaul's DragRace night for me, so I don't get on the computer. My two guilty pleasures - don't judge!
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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section over at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
Have You Ever?
Fired a Gun? Yes, it's been a while but I actually own a 12-gauge singleshot shotgun.  I also learned to shoot a .45 in bootcamp and had to qualify with a shotgun while on my first ship.  I had to load & shoot the ocean.  Kinda hard to miss that target!

Gone on a blind date? Yes, like most - it was awkward.

Skipped school? Yes, it was on senior skip day, so I was with a bunch of friends and our parents all knew about it.

Watched someone give birth? No.

Watched someone die? No, thankfully.  I saw my Dad right after he'd passed.  But does a kitten count?  If so, yes.

Visited Hawaii? Yes, several times.  One time as a freshman, once on my senior trip and once while in the Navy.  That time meant the most to me, since we manned the rails as we went by the Arizona Memorial and it was very touching.

Visited Europe? Nope, but I'd love to.

Visited Las Vegas? No. I'd love to see some shows & the lights!

Visited Washington? State or D.C.? Yes - DC just last summer & I was stationed in Washington State while in the Navy the last 2 years I was in. 

Visited Amsterdam? Nope.

Visited Florida? Yes, went to bootcamp in Orlando.  I also was stationed about 7 miles from the border in Kings Bay, Georgia so we went to Jacksonville a lot. 

Visited Mexico? Yes.  I got engaged in Cozumel!  And Tijuana is a gimme when you're in San Diego.

Visited Australia? No, but I think that would be awesome.  I was supposed to go there in 1995, but things were heating up in the Persian Gulf and we had to stay there longer instead of going to Australia & New Zealand (and there's a void in my life!!!)
Seen the Grand Canyon in person? Nope, I would love to!  I want to go out on the glass walk thing.

Been on a cruise? Yes, besides the haze gray ones - I went on 2 Carnival cruises.

Been in a movie? No

Visited LAX? No

Been to New York City? No

Cried yourself to sleep? Probably

Played in a band? No.  Zero musical talent, except for car singing. 

Used an adult coloring book? Yes - I want the one with the swear words, that would be hilarious!
Sung karaoke? Yes, badly. 

Gone swimming in the ocean? Yes - the Atlantic, Pacific & Indian Oceans!

Paid for a meal with coins only? probably, yes. 

Made prank phone calls? I’m sure I did, but I can’t remember a particular instance.

Laughed so much you cried? Yes - and also laughed so hard no more sound came out!

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes

Had children? Yes - just one.

Had a pet? Yes - and there's one purring on my lap right now!  Pretty sure my Navy days were the only time in my life without one of some sort.

Been skinny dipping? Oh yes.  In a pool, a river, a lake & the ocean.

Repelled down a building/tower? Nope

Gone zip lining? Nope

Been water skiing? No - or does tubing count?

Been camping in a tent? Yes.  Camped out in a barn before, too.  Threw an air mattress down in the aisle between the horses' stalls and got stared at all night!

Driven a motorcycle? No

Jumped out of a plane? No, but that would be pretty fun!

Gone to a drive-in movie? Yes

Done something that could have killed you? A couple of things that could have turned out very badly when I was younger.  My guardian angel was a busy guy!

Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life? I regret getting out of the Navy, but  my parents would have raised Angel for a couple years while I was out to sea.  And I never would have met Randy and my life would be totally different.  So I'm good.

Ridden on an elephant? Yes - in dress whites!

Ridden on a camel? Yes - last fall at the Ohio Ren Fest.

Eaten just cookies, cake or ice cream for dinner?  Probably

Been on TV? Yes, accidentally.  I was walking down the sidewalk and the news cameras were across the street at a movie opening.

Been in a newspaper? Yes, front page of the local podunk paper in my senior year.  My art class was painting a Christmas scene on the post office windows and they got a picture of me & another girl.  I has a quasi-mullet, a Def Leppard t-shirt and tight-rolled jeans.  Yay 1990!

Stolen any traffic signs? No

Been in a car accident? I got rear-ended 5 different times!!!  I was convinced that 2000 Ford Escort green was like a cloak of invisibility.  People were always cutting me off or turning out in front of me.  It must have been me + that car, since my daughter is driving that car now and she doesn't seem to have a problem.

Stayed in a hospital? Not since giving birth.

Donated blood? Yes, regularly.

Had to pay a fine of some kind in the past 12 months? Nope.

Eaten snails? Yes - escargot is tasty!

Gotten a piercing? My ears are done 3 times each.

Gotten a tattoo? I have 4 - used to have 5.  I got one touched up and it covered another.

Driven a standard car? Yes, I drove a column-shift poo-brown mini van while in Bahrain.  Our classy US Government vehicle.  I had to shuttle all 3 shits of workers since no one else could drive it.  It's kinda fun to drive in a foreign country, tho!

Ever owned your dream car? HA!  No.  But I'm pretty happy with the one I have right now.  A 2008 Saturn Vue.

Been married? Yes - 3 times.  Third times a charm!  Randy't stuck with me now, since I have our last name tattoos on my ankle (it's fun with a last name like Love!)

Been divorced? Obviously - yes.  Twice.

Fallen in love? Clearly

Paid for a strangers meal? Yes, we'd gone out to breakfast and there was an old man eating by himself and I felt that we really needed to pay for his breakfast and told Randy so.

Driven over 100mph? Yes

Worked in a pub? No

Found a dead body? No

Lived on your own? Yes

Ridden in the back of a police car? Nope.

Written or published a book/story/poem/song? Yes, a poem I wrote when I was 14 got published in a book.

Now it’s your turn to answer next week’s questions! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!

Happy Monday!

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