Monday, May 2, 2011

A Meme Monday and a Celebration!

Ok, let's celebrate first! In April I broke 1,000 blog views for the first time ever! I know, to some of you that is small potatoes, but it's a first for me, and even though my blog popularity is gaining slowly, it's also steady! I'm really excited about this. I think my Beast series has upped my readership a lot, bringing folks back who might not normall re-visit. BUT, I only have two Beast posts in my top ten viewed posts, so I must be doing something right in other areas as well :)

Anyway, it's a quiet Monday night here at our house, and while I have a few good blogs in mind, I thought I'd end the day with Meet Me on Monday. I hardly ever do this one, because I prefer 5QF, but I like the questions this week, so here it is!

1. What is your favorite kind of muffin?
I like blueberry muffins best over-all, but my super most favorite muffin ever of all time was the Perkins chocolate chocolate-chip muffin! MMmmmm. It's like a big huge brownie muffin cross-bred breakfast super-hero! If they don't have the chocolate, though (ours rarely does anymore), I settle for their big ole' blueberry as a close second. They really do have the best muffins!

2. What was the first car you ever owned?
My first car was a 1989 Ford Escort GT. Hatchback. It was a maroon little two-door hatch that had 89,000 miles on it when I bought it in 1997. I worked at Harry's Place Soda Fountain inside the local pharmacy to make my 100.00 monthly payment and buy my gas. That Christmas my dad put chrome wheels and new tires on it, and though it wasn't the coolest car in town, I was proud of it. It felt good to have the freedom of not only a license, but a car I paid for myself. I loved it! Her name was Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, and she was good to me for many years! In 2002 I finally let her go when I bought my Grand Am, and I still miss her from time-to-time and all the memories we had!

3. Which TV Show were you sad to see end?
I hated when Friends was over. I absolutely loved that show, and I watched it every week---wrapped up in the Ross/Rachel love story as any girl could be. It was new when I was in like 8th grade or something, so I really did grow up with it. I still watch the re-runs, and it seriously NEVER gets old!

I also hated to see ER go off, because I loved it, too, but by the time it ended, there wasn't much left of the original cast anyway, so it wasn't AS traumatic to me. Plus Grey's Anatomy came in and kind of took its place so that softened the blow!

4. What is your lucky number?
Seven. Not JUST seven, but seven in any number. For example, 17 or 27. I don't know that it's really "lucky," but it's one of those numbers I just really like. It's odd, which I prefer, and for whatever reason it's just appealing to me.
5. Pretzels or Potato Chips?
Ooooh remember Mrs. Phipps Pretzel Chips? Those were my FAVORITE! Best of both they still make those??  Anyway, It really depends on my mood, but I think if I have to pick, I'd pick pretzels. I can eat them anytime and I don't really get tired of them. Ever. They're the perfect balance of crunch and salt. I especially like the pretzel sticks. Ooh and those big mall pretzels. Auntie Anne's? Aunt Annie's? Whoever she is she's got the pretzel makin' DOWN! YUM!

Here's to having a good week! Happy Monday (what's left of it)!


  1. 7 is my lucky/favorite number too! Congrats on the steady gain in readership! I lost readers :( I just have not had the time to promote my blog the way I did when I first started writing it. But I do have a few loyal readers and I am really proud to have them. I would rather have few loyal readers than ten thousand people who only stop by once ya know?

  2. Yes, me too. I like my loyal all-the-time readers the bestest! And I am so particular about what I read (get bored easily!) I only really read a few regularly (yours included!) It's a weird little world out there in the blog-o-sphere!

  3. You have to try the Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chocolate chip muffins... They're almost as good as Perkins - you can find them at Panera sometimes also. And they are most definitely my favorite! :)

  4. I probably should have said April was the first month I had over 1,000 views in a single month. I broke 1,000 total views lonnnnng ago! :)