Thursday, October 7, 2010

MFF #16

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What is the longest road trip you’ve ever taken?

I have taken a few long road trips and I am not quite sure which one is the longest.  After college I drove from WA to NM to take my new job.  Did this all by myself, too! Made the round trip on that recently and thankfully I had my puppies and mommytaco to keep me company.  When Adam went to CCC we had to drive him there because he wanted to do a DItY move and we drove from Texas to Kansas (to see family) and then on to Virginia.

Do you collect anything? Tell us a bit about it.

We have started collecting Buddha statues.  The collection started with a big one I got at Target and we have added 2 from our temple trips to date.  I used to collect Pez dispensers but stopped that when I grew up. :D 

What is your favorite part about being an adult?

My favorite part of being an adult... that is a good question and by that I mean really hard to answer.  It is so easy to focus on all the crap and responsibility we have as adults but my favorite part.  Hmm.  I would have to say having my husband is pretty great and the grown up relationship I have with my mom.  They are two of my favorite people in the world and if I wasn't an adult it wouldn't be this way.  There would be all sorts of drama instead.

What song brings a tear to your eye?

I have a few and for good and bad reasons.
  • Carrie Underwood's "Just A Dream" (bawls everytime), 
    • Have you listened to this song?  It is so sad.
  • Sade's "By My Side", 
    • I walked down the aisle to this song... I cried then and I cry now.
  • Ben Fold's "The Luckiest," and 
    • I fell in love with this song while I was falling in love with my husband.  I just love the lyrics.
Here are the lyrics:
I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest
  • Band of Horse's "No One's Gonna Love You"
    • This was one of the first songs that played when Adam got home from his first deployment.  It always reminds me about having him home safe in my arms.
Describe your first plane ride (how old you were, where you were heading, etc).

I was 18 years old.  We were going to California (Disneyland, Magic Mountain and museums in LA) for our senior trip.  I had my two best friends on either side of me, Tasha was a seasoned flyer and Brandy was a flying virgin.  Brandy started crying on takeoff and so did eye when I saw her tears.  I loved flying after that.  A month later the three of us were off to Hawaii by ourselves.  That was back in the day (a Wednesday) when flying was fun and not such a pain with rude people who are in "customer service."

    2 comments:

    L. said...

    Great song choices! I had totally forgotten about The Luckiest--that always tugged at my heartsrtings, too.

    SailorWifey said...

    Hi! Stopping by from the linky :)

    ♥ SailorWifey