Getting to Know You…

 
…getting to know all about you.  Come feast with me!
 
Friday Feast

Appetizer
What was your first “real” job?

I worked in the coffee shop and dietary department of a local hospital.  Age fifteen and mom insisted I start working.  Gained about ten pound, too!

Soup
Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?

Either my friend Robin’s house or my friend MaryAnn’s house.  I have little original creativity beyond writing and they have taught me alot.

Salad
Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…

I am embarrassed when I speak without thinking and upset someone.   I am also crushed by this.

Main Course
What values did your parents instill in you?

Random acts of kindness.  My parents were always helping strangers even when it was an inconvenience.

Dessert
Name 3 fads from your teenage years.

Hot pants.  Otherwise known as short shorts.  They could be classy or crude and looked "great" with boots!

CB radios.  Had to come up with a creative handle (like a screen name).  Trying to remember mine.  Hmmm…Gillis was usually what I would use but most people couldn’t understand what I was saying.

Platform shoes/boots.  Can you say broken ankles?  Nasty.

Have a great weekend, gail 

 

14 responses to “Getting to Know You…

  1.  
    What’s a "real" job? 
     
    The Northwest Arkansas hills…the woods, the trees, the rivers, the lakes.  Even the ponds!
     
    I’m embarrassed and crushed by the same thing you are
     
    You don’t need to say much when you’ve got a gun in your hands. 
     
    I suppose I should explain that one.  My dad was a man of few words – especially when people would pull up into the driveway intoxicted or just generally up to no good.  In our little rural area, my dad had made what he was about very clear from the get-go, and ours was the only farm in the area that didn’t get robbed when I was growing up.
     
    That’s not all they taught me.  It’s just the first thing that came to mind is all.
     
    Izod shirts and Calvin Klein jeans.  Preppies were everywhere.  I had graduate high school and leave smalltown USA to see what fashion was really all about (and it would probably surprise the world that knows me now to know what a high-fashion gal I was "back in the day").  Oddly enough, I never had an Izod shirt or a pair of Calvin Klein jeans in high school.  But I did have a sweet pair of high-heeled Capezio cowgirl boots (real stacked leather heel).  I waited a whole year to get them and drooled over them every time Mom and I would walk by them.  Then a month after I got them my foot outgrew them.  Broke my heart!
     

  2. AppetizerWhat was your first “real” job?
    Landscaping, worked my way up to Foreman!  Back in the early 80’s
    SoupWhere would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
    A remote place in the mountains with trees and water.
    SaladComplete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
    Hmmm, tough one.  I guess when I get caught being hypocritical because I really hate hypocricy.Main CourseWhat values did your parents instill in you?
    Puncuality, Integrity, and Kindness; Although it took many years for me to see it.
    DessertName 3 fads from your teenage years.
    Parachute Pants, ripped up clothing, & Earrings
     
    Mmmmmm G in a pair of hot pants ~drools~
     
    Love ya hun
    Reverend Adam
     
     
     

  3. Hot pant with go-go boots…oh dear! You know those are coming back 😛
    Fads? Pet Rocks, Satin bomber jackets, & curly perms (I only got the jacket!)
     

  4. FRIDAY FEAST

    Appetizer – What was your first “real” job?
    I worked in a ladies clothing store at our one and only mall. That is where I met Mrs Skrumshz’s mom!

    Soup – Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
    Probably Kirk’s – he is a pretty creative guy

    Salad – Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
    I am embarrassed when I inadvertently hurt someone.
    Main Course – What values did your parents instill in you?
    A honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. It does not matter what your job is, you should give it your all and that means all the time!
    Dessert – Name 3 fads from your teenage years.

    Knickers with socks that came up over the knee (difficult to find when you are almost 6’ tall)
    Layering 2 shirts one on top of the other – much like is done know with spaghetti strap tops only this was man style long sleeve shirts
    Farrah Fawcett hair – ICK!

  5. Just wanted to stop by and say hello since I’m back on the Web.As for me, I remember having long hair during my teenage years.I was also big into CB radios.  My handle was Red Man.Loved to wear flip-flops (what I called slippers) most of the time.  I really hated to feel confined in normal shoes, but after I joined the army I hardly ever wore flip-flops again.I hope everything continues to go well.Billy

  6. Friday Feast

    AppetizerWhat was your first “real” job?
    I worked in the newspaper office of my hometown one evening a week.  I think I started when I was 16.  The paper only came out on Thursdays so I worked on Wednesday evenings.
    SoupWhere would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
    Down by the river on my bicycle on the trail.  A lot of papers have been composed and problems resolved when I go there. 
    SaladComplete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
    I am embarrassed when I have to meet with the Dean to discuss complaints students have came to her about me.   
    Main CourseWhat values did your parents instill in you?
    work ethic…..you have to work hard to play hard
    DessertName 3 fads from your teenage years.
    Striped jeans.
    Banana clips for your hair.
    And I seriously can’t think of a third one.  Maybe it’s been too long ago. 
    Hi Gail, Hope you are having a great weekend!

  7. Wow, that’s a lot to remember… here goes.
    1st job: selling burgers under the golden arches – I only lasted 4 months because I am a rotten person when I don’t get 8 hours of sleep (I didn’t get home until 12)
     
    I go to Jo*Ann or Home*Depot to spark my creativity.
     
    I am embarassed when what I say is not what I mean – foot in mouth disease.
     
    My parents always insisted we be nice and clean up after ourselves.  There was the other obvious stuff but those are the things I remember being closely watched.
     
    Three fads… 8-track tapes, smock tops (ugh), earth shoes.
     
     

  8.  
    Good evening G…
    Yes, I still think the best book by Frank was, “This Present Darkness.” His writings can give people a good insight to the spiritual realm and the power God has given to us by just praying and speaking God’s Word over ourselves and standing in the gap of faith for others.
    Friday Feast
    Appetizer What was your first “real” job?
    Large grocery store manager at 18.
    Soup Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
    Any place quiet.
    Salad Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
    If I say something stupid.
    Main Course What values did your parents instill in you?
    Hard work
    Dessert Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
    Bell bottom jeans, clogs, we invented the 70’s Show
    Have a great weekend, Greg
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!
     

  9. Gail – I loved your teen fad items – hot pants and platform shoes – that would be interesting!  I tend to think of trends in the fashion category and I recall leg warmers and wrap pants/skirts.  Honorable mention should be noted for spiral perms.
     
    Thanks for stopping by and checking in on me. 
     
    Enjoy your weekend and God bless,
    B

  10. hi gail, yes you are right Jesus does make things bearable. and grandchildren are indeed a blessing and joy. sorry cant answer your questions tonight, bit drained, but have enjoyed reading them and others answers. god bless – nita.

  11. Hi g —-
    I’m so glad your FIL is doing well. 
    You know I bet not alot of people think of how many people the housing market really affects, not only just all the forclosures, but realtors and their family as well.  Please be assured you will be in my prayers.
    I was going to the library for a bit, but it is very out of the way for me as it is in downtown which is full of one way streets and tons of traffic.  Add to the fact that I never get there in time to take out one of the best sellers or new book from a favorite author and end up on a forever waiting list – and I found myself trading with friends or buying the book I wanted.  Good news though — I just heard about a new used book store opening so that’s perfect for me as I have tons of books to trade.
    I forgot about the Friday Feast – so I’m late.  Have a good week g —
    SoupWhere would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?

    My dining room table with coffee and my Home Interior magazines added to the sales flyers in the Sunday paper.  No – I don’t have much money but it’s amazing what you can do with so little and some good creativity.
    SaladComplete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
    I see someone I knew from long ago, but can’t remember their name.
    Main CourseWhat values did your parents instill in you?
    Honesty — Always do the right thing no matter what. 
    DessertName 3 fads from your teenage years
    1.  Elephant pants — straight legs with big ruffles at the bottom.
    2.  Midi coats — mine was purple.
    3.  Those crochet vests — I had one in every color.  You know, I haven’t seen one of those in tons of years. 
    : o ) – yep, I’m an oldie.

  12. Oops – I missed the appetizer —
     My first real job was at Dunkin Donuts — took me years and years before I could eat another donut — I was all donuted out. 

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