Sunday, July 5, 2015

Answer Me This: Happy Independence Day!!!!

I've missed the last 2 weeks of Answer Me This, and I am determined to get it done this week.  So I am wrote it up earlier in the week to be sure it was all ready to go... Hope to remember to update it after all our 4th of July festivities so I can tell you what we did this year, and not just in years past.  (Yay! I remembered to update this!)

1. How did you celebrate the 4th of July? (Or, for you international types . . . Do anything fun this weekend?)

Here in our little town the morning starts at 5:30 am with the firetruck wake up call.  (I've heard out-of-towners grumble about this tradition and call us a stupid little hick town for waking them up so early.)

There is a parade shortly after that, yet I have never got myself and the kids ready to go out the door that early.  As usual we didn't get out the door anywhere near close to when they had the parade..

There are a few other activities such as swimming at the college, races, etc.

Then the big county wide parade starts at 10.  This is the parade we went to.

We then went to Papa and Grandma Hansen's house to swim, eat, play, and watch the fireworks show.

We usually sit at my in-laws to watch the fireworks (they are a few miles away from the show) and so the fireworks are too small to get pictures of, and not good enough to attempt a picture.  I wish I could take credit for the above one.  (However even if we were closer to the fireworks I doubt I'd get a good picture, as all my night photos are crazy blurry.)
2. Do you sunburn easily?

Annoyingly yes.  I burn, then peel, and am just as white as I was before, if not whiter.  It is nearly impossible for me to tan.  And I live in southern Arizona, so you'd think I'd have a little tan, but no.

3. Hot dogs. Yay or nay?

After watching a show on how they are made, no way!!  Unless they are the ones from the meat counter at Bashas with out all the nasty additives in them.

I couldn't bring myself to post a picture of hot dogs being made, too gross looking.  If you really want to know Google/YouTube it.
4. Have you ever personally set off fireworks?

I've held sparklers when I was a kid.

And watched parents/older siblings/older cousins set off firecrackers.
But I have never lit one myself.

5. Have you ever jumped off the high dive?

I did, and it was one of the scariest, yet strangely fun things I did at that pool (the only pool I've been to with a high dive).  

It was about like this one.

I don't mind heights.  I think it is cool to look down from somewhere high up.  I am just terrified of falling.  So why I went on the high dive, I have absolutely no idea.  But I ended up jumping about 3 times...

6. Do you do anything weird in your sleep?

I snore.  Some days worse than others.  Zach hasn't told me anything else weird that I do, so no idea.

Next week's questions are:
1. At what temperature do you keep the thermostat set? Summer, winter, day, night?

2. What is your favorite frozen beverage?

3. Where do you keep your keys?

4. Have you ever really been lost?

5. What is the last movie you saw in the theaters?