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30 Odd Questions #BlogFest

Howdy! Howdy! Hi! Yep, I’m doing it again. I’m breaking from my break.Β  What I realized is it’s ok because I need to give myself permission to not keep doing the same thing if I don’t and that’s what I’ve done in Blogosphere a long time I will have a major melt down. Plus, I think I need to go a new direction with my posts even if it’s only for a short while and this summer is a good time to do it.Β  What this basically means is I’m not doing my routine blog hops unless the mood hits me other than Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me. Did you hit the dance floor with me yesterday?

My friend Debbie is hosting 30 Odd Questions BlogFest on her site all summer and I decided to play along. This is an excellent get-to-know-me/you meme and I hope you enjoy my responses! πŸ˜‰

Mamadeer and babydeer just hangin’ out
  1. What did you want to be when you were a kid? Other than being a wife and a mommy, I had fantasies of being an actress like many kids but my mothering tendencies made me think a little about nursing. I’m not sure to this day why I didn’t pursue that field of study. Instead I did something I never thought of…computer programming. That’s crazy, huh?
  2. Which “Friends'” character do you relate to the most? Why?
    I didn’t watch “Friends” enough to know the characters well, so I found a site that will calculate which character is your best “Friends” pick.Β  I took it twice, kept all answers the same except for WHO WOULD I RATHER DATE? The first time I picked Rachel. Yes, I know I’m being a little naughty and whole lot of silly but hey it’s all in fun! Anywho, my “Friends” character came back as…You got: Chandler -Well done! You’re a funny one with a heart of gold. No one really knows what you do for work, but you can rock the mysteriousness. The second time around, I selected Don Drapper (Madmen character played by John Hamm).Β  My “Friends’ character came back as…You got: MonicaΒ  – you’re a little uptight, but you’re a great cook, a great host, and a great friend.Β  I thought it was funny that I got the two characters who were a couple on the series. πŸ™‚ I actually like the sound of Chandler’s character over Monica’s which is nothing at all like me other than I’m a great cook. Okay, a good cook. πŸ™‚
  3. Do you like your name?Β Why? Yes but I didn’t always. Cathy was a very popular name in the 50s and 60s.Β  In my class there was always two or three others. The only difference is they spelled their name with a “K”. I was about the only one to spell it with a “C”. I like it now is one it just grew on me and two it seems to fit me.Β  Maybe it has something to do with having the name “Cathy” all my life. You may want to read my post, Cathy – Day 23 G2KM Blog Challenge.
  4. Are you messy or neat? When I cook or create I’m a bit messy.Β  My work area is a bit of wreck but after I get my project done then I clean up.Β  I don’t wig out because of the mess, I just take care of it.
  5. How tall are you? I’m on the shorter side of average for a gal standing all 5’2″.Β  I used to want to be taller but being this height suits me just fine.
  6. How tall were you when you were 10? Seriously. I have no clue how tall I was but I’d say I had to be close to my current height. I think I stopped shooting up by the time I hit 13.
  7. What is your guilty pleasure? A Couple of years ago I listed 10 Guilty Pleasures which I shared with my Monday Morning Musings peeps. Since that time I decided I don’t have guilty pleasures because we do the things we do because we enjoy life.
  8. What are you saving money for right now? Upcoming medical expenses and always keeping savings padded for periods of unemployment.
  9. How many Pringle’s can you eat at once? I haven’t eaten Pringle’s in many years so I have no clue how many I could stack together to eat comfortably. I’d say it wouldn’t be many because that makes for some sharp eating.
  10. Tea or coffee? Both. Tea on occasion and coffee every morning.
  11. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? At times I’m both but mostly I’m an extrovert especially those I know or feel comfortable around.
  12. What will be your Halloween costume this year? I’m wearing it. I call it the “Me Face” that acts like a mood ring. Do you remember those? So, depending on the mood I’m in will depend on how scary or funny I will look on Halloween.
  13. Sweet or salty? The two put together is a great combination but lately, I prefer having salty foods over sweets.
  14. Favorite social media? I guess Facebook.Β  I don’t spend a lot of time there and even less time on Twitter. There for a while, I was surfing Pinterest every day but I slacked off. Actually, I’d have to say Pinterest is my favorite because there are so many creative ideas and I love browsing all the pins.
  15. Who is the last person you kissed? DH
  16. What is your favorite breakfast? I’d have to say pancakes with sausage.Β  I love to make whole wheat pancakes served with maple syrup. Oh, heavens is that good stuff! Pancakes made with bleached flour is awesome, too. When the kids were small I had a weekend routine where I made blueberry pancakes often.
  17. When is your birthday? December. Why you got me something? If you don’t mind a suggestion, you can’t go wrong with cash. Just saying is all.
  18. When did you start your blog? My blog anniversary is a matter of days away. I started blogging June 1, 2010.Β  It’s amazing how vested I am in Blogosphere – 7 years and I don’t have an itch to skip out on y’all. I reckon our relationship is weathering time pretty well, wouldn’t you agree?
  19. What is your opinion on the Kardashians? First, they are over-rated. I’ve seen far prettier girls in real life or other celebrities than any of them. Second, the drama is absolutely crazy judging on the tabloid headlines and finally, I just don’t care.
  20. How would you describe your style?
  21. What color is your hair? Sandy brown with glitter. That’s a better way to say gray.
  22. What color socks are you wearing? I’m not wearing socks but if I were they’d be white.
  23. What is your dream job? I’m doing it. Being at SAHW is really da bomb! I do what I want when I want. There’s no boss to answer to except me.Β  DH is very good to take care of me getting me whatever I want within reason but I wish I could contribute to the budget which would allow us to enjoy however we please. Don’t get me wrong, I count my blessings every day because we are fortunate. God is so good to us!
  24. Dogs or cats? I consider myself a cat person but I love dogs, too. I’d really like to have both for outdoor pets.Β  It’s nice to have animals around. They are loving and make your life better.
  25. What makes you weird?Β  I guess being normal because everywhere I turn I see abnormalities in one form or another, so I’m sure normal is weird to most.
  26. Celebrity crush? I can’t think of a celeb crush at the moment but in the 80s I had a crush on Tom Selleck and my girl crush was Christie Brinkley. Heck, I still crush on Christie. She’s amazing looking for her age!
  27. Opinion on cigarettes?Β  It’s a nasty habit with huge health risks to the smoker and the folks around them. Vaping is really big now. Everyone says that’s safer than cigarettes but you just wait in 10, 20, or 30 years from now they’ll find that Vaping is damaging, too.
  28. Do you want/have children? How many? I have three grown kids. Can I give them to you? I’m teasing, folks. Where’s your sense of humor? Oh yeah, you haven’t found it yet with the onset of kids. lol Really, parents of small children think it’s hard but let me tell you at the first sign of opinions forming WATCH OUT! because trouble is brewing. Actually, it’s more than just developing opinions. I can accept that, it’s the rebellion and then after that, you just, worry about them to make the right decisions, their safety, their health, their everything because that’s when you realize you can’t fix their problems like you did when they were small. They will never understand this fully until they are parents.
  29. Three favorite boy names. Austin, Joseph, and ??
  30. Three favorite girl names. Brittany, Nicole, and Danielle. We liked Brittany Nicole when I was prego with our first but we decided to reserve one of two favorites if we had two girls someday and we did. πŸ™‚

You read past posts highlighting factoids about little ole me, here and here. It that isn’t enough, you can check under Blog Achievements for more posts I’ve written telling more about myself.Β  I figured you were here I may as well sell myself to you. You can thank me in comments. πŸ™‚

I’m heading over to The Doglady’s Den to link up and if you liked this then you can follow along to lift these questions off her blog to create your own post.








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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Mandy

    I got Chandler when I did the Buzzfeed quizzes too, but I don’t think I’m anything like him. Except maybe how sarcastic he is. Then again, I’ve only seen a couple of episodes from the show, so maybe…

    I love that you held off on naming your first child your favorite two names to reserve one for a second girl. How wonderful that you had another! πŸ™‚

    With Love,

  • Rorybore

    Loved this little questionnaire! I think I might be Joey and that kinda scares me, although he was my favourite on the show. And now I am crazy something salty and sweet! πŸ™‚

    • Cathy Kennedy


      What a delight to have you visit again after such a long time! You come to mind sometimes and I wonder how you’re doing. Let me hop over to visit you now! πŸ˜‰

  • Colette S

    It’s amazing how our paths can change as we grow up. I wanted to be a psychologist since I was a child. Or own my own business.

    I think I might join the meme. Hope I can jump in often. I love your thought on sharing what inspires you instead of just routine.

    Love learning more about you Cathy. As always you are in my prayers. *HUGS*

    • Cathy Kennedy


      My problems or that of my families is enough to drive me bonkers. I don’t think I could be a psychologist. Owning a business would be nice if it’s something I could do from home. What I’d like to do is do something once but continue to reap the rewards through my writing or hobbies. That would be so awesome. Debbie is keeping this meme open all summer, I believe. Just snag her questions and draft a post, then slowly work on them a little at time. That’s what I did. Yeah, I’m liking the idea more and more to post only when inspired at least for the summer. I’m not sure where I’ll go with this after Labor Day. See ya around, my friend!

  • XmasDolly

    Whoa you did so much for me when I was sick and while I was on vacation and hopefully Monday I’ll have a few pics for ya – WOO HOO!!!! I’m back & READY TO ROCK & ROLL! Woo Hoo Have a great weekend. AND THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! YOU’RE THE BESTEST OF THE BESTEST!!! BIG HUGE GIGANDA HUGS FROM ME TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU”! LOVE YA GAL!!!!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Thanks Marie! I’m glad you’re feeling more like yourself again and I’m looking forward to having you back on the dance floor, as well as your pics from your vacation. πŸ™‚

  • Kaddu

    Hi Cathy! I hopped over from Debbie’s blog hop!
    Enjoyed reading about you. Your answer to 28 scared me a bit. I’m thinking of adopting a child!

  • Arlee Bird

    Enjoyed reading your answers. We sound similar in several ways. My first wife’s name was Cathy with a “C”. My mother’s middle name was Katherine, but we kids never knew this until she was in her 80’s. I was going through some old papers and discovered this and my mother was not at all happy at my discovery. She’d used the stage name Lois Kay and we always assumed Kay was her middle name. I don’t know why she didn’t like Katherine as I think it’s a nice name.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    • Cathy Kennedy


      I often wondered why my mom didn’t go with Kathleen or Katherine and in my 20s and 30s, I secretly wished for a more elegant name. Cathy seemed casual but now I think it’s just fun sounding like me. πŸ™‚ What an interesting discovery of your mother’s middle name. I wonder why she didn’t like it and why it bothered her? I went by Kay briefly when I worked with another Kathy and since she was there first I picked the alternate name to keep the confusion down. It was hard adjusting to co-workers calling me something I wasn’t used to but it finally clicked about the time I left. lol

    • Cathy Kennedy


      I rarely think of my Blogosphere anniversary, too. It comes and goes like a blink of an eye. I only think of it when someone asks or mentions it. I’m delighted to have you in my lovely blogging community, dear friend!

  • Tamara Gerber

    Software developer? For real? What an interesting complementary to nursing! I guess your caring traits came in handy when you had your kids!
    Your Friends experiment cracked me up! I came close to chose Rachel as well – just because I wasn’t happy with the choice to pick from πŸ˜‰

    • Cathy Kennedy


      Yeah, I learned how to program but never had the opportunity to use what I was taught. I’d love to go back to school to learn some of the newer coding or if I can make myself take online courses then I can teach myself. I’d rather play, though. πŸ˜€

  • scr4pl80

    Sandy brown with glitter, I love that! My name was quite popular too, there were four Janet’s and a Janis in my class of 50 all through Catholic grammar school! Great answers. Thanks for sharing.

    • Cathy Kennedy


      I came up with the glitter description a few years ago after seeing this gal wearing glitter strands clipped really close to the roots. I think a hair stylist did it for the girl. Anywho, I thought how cool and I realized I had my own glitter strands without the hassle and expense. πŸ™‚

  • Birgit

    Wonderful to read your likes…I bet my “socks” are whiter than yours:) I love my name because it is different and had to always correct teachers and everyone, to this day, how to pronounce my name…but I wouldn’t have it any other way. You know, I last kissed my dog! Where is my hubby?? I never wanted to be a mom or wife…hahahaaaa. I wanted to be one of those travel agents that is on a bus and travels around Europe with people showing all the must see destinations….I am a Credit Counsellor instead:)

    • Cathy Kennedy


      What’s this “I bet my “socks” are whiter than yours”? Is it a pitch for your favorite laundry detergent? lol I know there’s something to this sayin’ but I can’t put my finger on it. Please explain! Well, you know I mispelled your name like for weeks and months before I noticed or you pointed out my error. Your name is unique but not weird you know what I mean? I hear all the time these made up names when watching TPIR and I just roll my eyes thinking, “That poor person…what he/she endured as a child with a name like that!” What’s wrong with people? I find it interesting you didn’t want to get married or wanted kids when you were younger more so the not wanting to get married. For years and years I didn’t want kids but then my heart changed. It’s not an easy decision and one to not take lightly because it’s a hard life. You do your best to only find your best wasn’t good enough when they are grown. The only way I see this changing in them is when they become parents and then it’ll click that parents aren’t perfect but they have their best in mind always.

  • Debbie D.

    That photo of you and your daughter is adorable. We both have names popular in the 50s and 60s. At least yours was spelled a little differently. Two of my close childhood friends were also named Cathy with a “C”. While vaping may be less harmful than smoking cigarettes, you’re still dependant on something and, speaking as a former heavy smoker, I’d rather be free altogether! E-cigarettes are subject to the same restrictions here as regular cigarettes. I guess it’s different in the U.S.? Being a parent takes a special skill set and many people don’t realize what they’re getting into. People like you, who do it well, have my utmost admiration. ‘Normal is the new weird.’ or is that “Weird is the new normal’? πŸ˜‰ Thanks for joining the blogfest, Cathy! πŸ™‚ It was fun to learn more about you. Cheers!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Debbie, I agree with you about Vaping. It’s still an addiction. We’re bound to fall to health issues as we get older but to begin life doing things purposely that can harm oneself blows my mind, especially in the younger generation. We can say we didn’t have the science that proves our bad habits could kill. What’s their excuse other than stupidity? lol Yeah, “Weird is the new normal”. But, I prefer to be thought of as weird because I am normal. πŸ™‚ I appreciate your kind words on being a parent but I didn’t do anything special. We were certainly blessed with good children comparatively speaking to what others endure with theirs. I knew going into it that it wasn’t a job for the faint of heart and that it would require lots of work but the one thing I didn’t factor in was the enormous heartbreak I’ve experienced from time to time with ours. I know in the end things will get better and they do…until next time. lol

      • Debbie D.

        So true about kids smoking today With all the information available now, you’d think they would have more sense. In the 60s and 70s, it was considered ‘cool’ and ‘sophisticated’ to smoke. There was little known about the detrimental effects and people smoked everywhere, even on airplanes. Re parenting, you said: “I knew going into it that it wasn’t a job for the faint of heart and that it would require lots of work.” That puts you miles ahead of many! Plus, you waited until you were mature enough to handle it, which is the ideal scenario. I guess it’s not uncommon for older children to be at odds with their parents (I certainly was!) and it must be difficult, but as you said, things get better. πŸ™‚

        • Cathy Kennedy


          I think kids fall into smoking because it’s a social thing to do. DD#1 commented one time that she’s a social smoker which led to smoking regularly. DS is vaping (or at least he was the last I heard) to quit smoking but I warned that it’s still not good for him and he needs to give it up before he truly regrets it. Oh yeah, I was at odds with my parents well into my 30s but time and God allowed the healing. I have a newer appreciation for them. I can only hope and trust God for the same in mine one day. πŸ™‚

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