Monday, January 28, 2013

Answers, Answers to Your Questions

A week ago I noticed I had a few new followers, yay! And to make everyone around here feel welcome  I thought I'd share more of myself with you. And since I'm kind of against nakedness on the internet  I thought I'd throw it out there and see if you had any questions you have for me. Here are your questions, and here are your answers!

Torrie, a wonderful blogger who I actually know in real life, asked...  
-I've noticed that you don't seem to eat any red meat (like bacon or hamburger). Why is that? Is that because you don't like it, or is a weight-maintenance thing?
-I don't eat red meat because I don't like how it tastes. I never really thought about the health benefits. About 10 years ago I decided I didn't want to eat it anymore because I didn't like the taste. I tried to be open to food in Cambodia and tried a bite here or there, but I still don't like red meat.

Krysten a great blogger over at Why Girls Are Weird,
What do you miss the most about Cambodia?
- Can I say everything? No, that's not really true, I love air conditioning too much. This is a hard one. I think the thing I miss most about it was the adventure that the whole thing represented. We just went off to serve people and were down for anything that came our way whether it was good or bad. There were just so many opportunities, and wonderful people who were willing to do anything with us. I miss that a lot.

If you could teach someone one thing about being a Mormon, what would it be?
- I have thought a lot about this question. I know there is a lot of weird rumors surrounding the mormon church and people get really confused about what we believe, so I think if I could teach one thing it would be this: We are Christians too. The real name of our church is The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter day Saints. See the Jesus Christ part? We believe in him too.

And just to lighten it up, what's your favorite breakfast food?
-I really like breakfast food. It's all sugary and delicious, just how I like food. Probably my favorite is some good french toast, a little crispy around the edges on nice thick bread with real maple syrup and some fruit. Yum.

Kell who I feel is like my little sister that I never had asked...
What's your favorite zoo?
-I like zoos. My favorite zoo is the Colorado Springs Zoo. It's set on the mountain side and I love it because it's more interactive than most zoos. You can feed the giraffes, the meercat cage is open at the top and you can just lean over and watch them run all around instead of looking through glass. The cages there are just cool and more visitor friendly.

And tell us about your fat cat, please. I love cats
My fat cat, a haiku by me:
Name is Ebony
Asleep under the blankets
She is fat and black
-This is my favorite picture of our cats. Our cat is all black and she's 12 years old this month! I've taken care of her since she was 6 weeks old, and used to try and force her to sleep under the covers with me when she was a kitten. Now she loves to sleep under the covers and if you can't find her, she's probably asleep under the covers on our bed.

What is your favorite memory from Cambodia?
-Do I really have to answer this? There's too many! I can't pick one, so I'll pick two of my favorites, they're not most favorite though. I don't have a most favorite.

Favorite 1: when we first went to see Angkor Wat at sunset last December and we were wandering around trying to see as much as we could before they kicked us out. We were the only people around when a volunteer came running up saying he found the entrance to get into one of the upper temples. We went running through an empty ancient temple courtyard at sunset. I felt like I was in a national treasure movie.
Favorite 2: One of my favorite moments of my time in Cambodia was my very last day at site, it was a Saturday and we had just finished Camp Glow the week before. My girls had borrowed my uncle's private classroom to teach the girls in our village about what they learned at Camp Glow. Like 30 girls showed up.  They taught for 2 hours. They had spent days at my house all week making charts and diagrams and posters for their lessons.  I was so proud of them for being forward and talking about things rarely talked about in Cambodia.

Amber of the WhisperingWriter, have you read her blog? It's hilarious, go read it, asked
I have a cheesy question: what is your favorite dessert?
- I love this question because I also love desserts. I love sugar cookies above all else, I'll eat them at any time of the day. Parson's Bakery in Bountiful has the best sugar cookies ever! I may or may not be saving one in my drawer to eat after lunch.

Jennifer, such a great blogger over at Crazy Shenanegins asked:
Do you eat fast food? I know some mormons don't eat fast food.
-I do eat fast food. I've never heard of mormons not eating fast food...not for religious reasons anyway. I defintiely try not to eat it, as it's not good for me, but I do sometimes.

Lastly, a not so anonymous comment, from my old co-worker Heather, who just got married, congrats!
Where are you currently working?
-I'm currently working for a Behavioral Health division of a large insurance company. I'm a receptionist/admin person and they never have enough for me to do, so I blog.

Have you read any good books lately?
Boy, have I! I've been reading a lot, as my last answer, I don't have enough work to do. I just read the Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. Best book I've read in a while. I just finished The Flight Of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesly which was a simple fast, but very cute read.

If Given the opportunity, would you go on another service mission?
Hands down? YES!

And there you go, now you know me infinitely better. Now tell me something I don't know about you so we can be even.


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Thanks for your honest and open answers lady!

Torrie said...

How are you liking work? I personally can't stand it when I don't have enough to do (especially when, like at my last job, they still expected me to look busy all the time). The workday just passes by so much more quickly when you have a ton of stuff to do--I far prefer that than the opposite.

nate and amy crandell said...

LOVED getting to know you better! And loved your answer about our religion, good job!!!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!! I'm so glad you knew it was me! And thank you for the book recommendations...The Night Circus is now next on my list. Ever since you forced me to read the Twilight books, I absolutely trust your book judgement. :)

Ashley said...

Oh, I missed the "ask questions" post. Well I do have one for you: where is your trip to, since you have the wanderlust disease like me I noticed :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

LOVE the cat in the little sweater!

Jessie said...

I will have to check out the Colorado springs zoo! I haven't been yet. My favorite zoo so far is the Cincinnati Zoo!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I loved getting to know you more! I really hope you can come out to CA and we can meet up finally! Good to know about the fast food.

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