It’s time for Answer Me This! Thanks to Catholic All Year for this fun weekly linkup.
1. When’s the last time you got a new bathing suit?
It’s been a long time. I’m pretty sure it was 2008. It’s basically non-functional now and if I plan to get wet this summer I am going to have to take the plunge (see what I did there?) and buy a new one. I dread this.
2. Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
Can’t tell you the name because it was a client. My work phone and my cell phone are one and the same. Thank goodness for caller ID so I know what to say when I answer–most of the time.
3. If you receive communion, do you receive it in the hands or on the tongue?
In the hands unless I am carrying small children. (And I wish there was a rule that made this mandatory. I cannot tell you how it bothered me today to see several women hold their free hand for the Host and then bite it out of their palms like it was a snack or something,) And I never, ever chew the Host, and even though they now tell children to chew it I forbade all my children from doing so. It’s bad enough I have to watch people chewing gum at Mass without watching them all chomping on Jesus as they walk back to their seats. There’s a passage in The Great Santini that these folks really should read.
Jake on this First Communion day
4. Do you have a tattoo?
Not now, not ever.
5. How many dinner plates are in your house?
When our house burned down, people generously responded with lots and lots of dishes. And while we continue to manage to break them with reckless abandon
, for whatever reason I think we still have all the dinner plates. So there is one set of eight that we use normally, then another set of eight that we move into if those all get dirty at once, then another set of eight that usually only come out when we have a lot of people here. We also have probably about 20 fine china plates that rarely see use at this point. And I think we have at least one whole set of dishes that we packed away in the garage for whoever moves out first to take with them.
I DON’T have these any more, and I miss them:
6. Do you have an accent?
I do indeed, although it is mild be local standards. It was a shock to me to go away to college and be teased about my Southern accent after spending my whole life in the South being asked where I was from because I didn’t sound like everyone else! One particular feature of my dialect that I didn’t even realize until I went away to school is the drawl. I definitely have that. And of course I say y’all
and might could
and other wonderful Southern Mountain English words.
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