Saturday, January 14, 2006

A Couple of Questions

I'm off for a girls' weekend - when is the last time I packed a bag just for me? It's been really loud around this house lately, lots of kids, lots of puppies - I'm ready for a little tranquility.

inspired by Jodi - here are a couple of questions that came to mind that I thought I'd throw out there for folks to respond to-

1. What is something that you value, and are willing to spend money on, that others might not consider that important?
2. If you could be a fly on the wall (let's keep it clean and eliminate the bedrooms...) in any famous person's house - who would that be?

Have a great weekend everyone!


LiteraryGirl said...

1. Eating out. I place high value on sitting down to a nice meal with my husband. I know many people would rather eat cheap and do something else, but I'd rather sit in a nice atmosphere, eat good food, and talk.
2. Jessica Simpson because I really want to know what the heck happened. Or Jennifer Aniston because I wonder what she is really like.

JustMe said...

1. books...always. Big weakness of mine. I try to use the library but always feel a need to *own* them.
2. Nobody. If I picked someone I really look up to, I'd probably hear something that would disappoint me. If I picked someone I don't look up to, I would feel sad that there are so many people like that in the world! And, goodness gracious, I certainly wouldn't want to be a fly on my own wall.

HollieHobbie said...

1. My first thought was handbags but then I remembered that I have been cutting way down on that splurge. The Jodi reminded me that I like good food in a great atmosphere too. Then hharwood reminded me I too like to own my books. But to choose between the 3 right now, I'd have to choose eating out.
2. I like hharwood's answer, but I really want to choose someone, just for fun (oh did you put that little rated G warning in there for me? haha)
Madonna. I love her everchanging style and the way she doesn't care what the world thinks, but I want to know is she really happy? And what kind of childhood did she have?
That was fun, Steph!

StephieAnne said...

I guess I'll answer my own questions-
1. I value cozy, comfort, memorable activities. So, if that means splurging on movies and pizza and fun food from the grocery store on a day Michele comes over, just cuz it's fun - we do it. Same with good tv capabilities and PS2 games, things around our house that make coming over/staying here enjoyable.
2. I asked the question, but I can't even come up with an answer.... I'm definitely not much of a famous person fan - I think it would be fun to watch a Tom Hanks or Will Ferrell - see how there house runs on a day to day moment. Maybe watch Laura Bush for a day.

stephietoo said...

1. Travis and I love to go to NASCAR races. Not many of our friends (ok, none of our friends) would spend the money to see cars go round and round a race track. However, Travis and I live for it. There is nothing that compares to the sound of those engines being fired up!

2. I would love to see what goes on behind closed doors at the Spears/Federline household. Are they really that childish all of the time? Or, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, only because I think he is so dang hot!!

StephieAnne said...

I ammend my answer to number 2 - I'd go with Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. I really admire her and think they would be neat to watch as doting parents to their new baby.

chele said...

1. Good question. The prudent answer for us is to save every penny to get out of debt and into a good house. BUT, of course, that is not what is being asked.
On a small scale (although it quickly adds up) I have to agree with the books. My personal library has grown so much in the last decade... I am an avid reader of nearly all genres of Christian fiction.
On a bigger scale, although I could easily fix a grilled cheese dinner for the family and not feel like I'm missing out on much, I absolutely love getting away for a weekend. Not just because we currently live in a trailer, but because the idea of being cozy in an environment with no demands (and maid service) is worth the loss of three or four dinners out a month.
No comment on question #2 - I haven't come up with a good answer yet.