MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #8

So over on Wife of a Sailor (http://wifeofasailor.com; I still don’t know how to make that blue link appear), Wife posts questions for other bloggers to answer on their own military spouse blogs. (Still with me so far?) And since the kids are outside on the trampoline while my husband fires up the grill, I thought this might be fun to fill out while I’m watching Zombieland for the bazillionth time and listening to our big dog and new little dog fight in front of me.

1.If you could have a private concert with any singer, who would it be?

Do you even have to ask? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I can’t even think about them without saying that vowel. I saw them twice in concert in my younger days, including free tickets for designing a poster for JCPenney. Before we made the move from Virginia to California, NKOTB announced their reunion tour and guess who got tickets for a concert three time zones away…

That’s right. That’s me, baby.

That's me in the middle. HAD to take pics with these random fans. Their shirts say, "I'M LEGAL NOW, DONNIE!"

It was the first concert in California before they announced more dates so the truly crazy fans made it to that San Jose show. Would you believe Lady Gaga opened for them and I was like, “Meh”? I chuckle at that now especially since I wanted to see her when she came to Sacramento this year.

"Blockhead 4 Ever" and "Once a Blockhead, Always a Blockhead"

Then I saw them again in Fresno and oh my goodness, it was awesome too! I would love to be one of those fans who keep seeing them and maybe even going on one of those fan cruises but I can’t justify seeing them when I’m not working. I’m sure they’ll be around for a long time.

2. Is there anything you do to supplement your family’s income?

I just started working as a substitute teacher in our kids’ district this past spring and I love it. I do miss being in the classroom but it is pretty nice not to have homework and be choosy about who you sub for and where you sub. Also I don’t always get to sub at my kids’ school but when I do it’s really convenient.

3.During your pregnancy (whether past, present, or future), what did you nickname your unborn baby before you knew the sex?

We didn’t know the sex of our son because he kept moving in the ultrasound so the technician couldn’t tell. I don’t recall any nicknames though I had a hunch he was a boy (eating protein nonstop was my clue) and called him Rafael. My husband didn’t like that name so we went with something else.

4. Have you ever won a blog giveaway? If so what did you win?

No, I haven’t. I just started following blogs when I first created mine. Still a newbie, I’m afraid.

5. If I looked into your refrigerator right now, what would I find?

What a time to ask! My husband is grilling for our daughter’s birthday tomorrow. There’s a huge beef brisket with a dry rub, several pounds of pork and chicken soaking in some sort of soy sauce and garlic Filipino marinade, homemade pico de gallo, leftover Sangria from the fourth of July, and other random produce for his spaghetti bolognese. We have A LOT of shanghai lumpia in the freezer and if you ask if I made it, I’ll say I fried it. Ha!

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One thought on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #8

  1. wow! You have a lot going on in your life – BE and I will be praying for you guys!! BE has asked me in the past if he was ever wounded if I would leave, and that he wouldn’t blame me if I did, and like you, I was appalled that he would even think that would be an option. Don’t they realize how much we loved them to enter willingly into this crazy life in the first place?? Love the blog – I’m following you through Networked blogs now!! Thanks for visiting my page 🙂

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