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Thursday, July 03, 2014

It's time for another get to know your Spark friends… borrowed from _BABE_!!!
(I had to add some pictures to make it more fun... some are mine, some I found on the Internet.)



Your go to chewing gum flavour… I don’t like chewing gum (oh dear, it isn’t starting too well, is it?!!!).

Best time of the year… Early Spring as I just love to see Nature waking up, and autumn for the colours of course.



If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…. Probably bright red, although I am also into dark blue at the moment.



Favorite pie… The lemon and meringue pie from my grandmother.



First record you ever bought… I don’t have a clue! That was a long time ago! ;-)



Current perfume you use… Aromatics Elixir by Clinique, but I will go back to something less strong. Coco Chanel was a favorite for years, and I love Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone too. (I was amazed to find the picture below on the Internet... my mother has a bottle just like this which used to be my grandmother's!)



Do you have any trophies or awards… LOTS… on Sparkpeople! ;-) Apart from that, lots for playing the piano in my younger years!



Worst day of your life… 15 August 2001. I am immensely glad as I look back to see that no ‘bad day’ came even close to it ever since!



Do you cuss and swear... No.

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… This might feel awfully boring but I don’t have any celebrity crush!

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore… Make-up… I like lipstick and nail varnish for ‘little gifts’ to myself.



What makes you the Zodiac sign you are… I am not into Zodiac, but I hear that I am a typical Sagittarius as I love travelling so much and I am very independent.



What is your goal weight.... 82 kilos, which is my maximum for a 'healthy BMI' (I am 6 ft). This is me at about that weight in 2007 with my friend Liz:



Do you think you are a giver or a taker… Both! In my job (I work for an international charity) one could think I am a giver… but I believe I receive much more than I give (do you see my smile on the picture below?!)! And with my friends I am both, too. Isn’t it what friendship is about?



Beach house or Mountain cabin… A little house in the countryside I think! I see so many I love during my hikes (like here in Normandy)!



If you monogrammed your towels...... CB if I did it the French way or CMB if I did it the English-American way.



Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. I might do something to my nose, but I would most probably say ‘no thank you’ as I hate surgery so much (why have it if you can avoid it?!).

I might be tempted to time travel back to…. Honestly, in many ways I think it is a privilege to live in the 21st century in the Western world, especially as a woman. Because I love fashion from that time, the 1950s would appeal to me though (you know, just to have a look, but I’d be happy to be back in 2014!).



Nick name in high school.... I didn’t have one… In primary school, I was called ‘La Grande Girafe’ on a couple of occasions because I was so tall already! Then when I saw giraffes in Africa I was struck by how elegant and beautiful these creatures are... so I was actually happy I had been called that way! :)



Now cut and paste this with your answers in the comments...or feel free to post your own blog!

In any case, have fun!!!


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  • MARKATSPARK
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  • GRAMPIAN
    Interesting blog.
    1043 days ago
  • ACCEPTHECHLNGE
    I am also a Sagittarius. I totally agree with your description. Enjoyed reading your comments.
    1146 days ago
  • MRSRIGS1
    Your go to chewing gum flavor....I do not chew very often but when I do it is: Eclipse Winterfresh or Spearmint .

    Best time of the year…I LOVE Spring! I love to see all the flowers blooming and hear the birds singing

    If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…. Fire Engine Red

    Favorite pie… Do I really have to pick only 1??? I love Strawberry Pie the best but I would NOT turn down any pie

    First record you ever bought…Jackson 5 – The Love You Save

    Current perfume you use…Giorgio

    Do you have any trophies or awards…Sadly, no

    Worst day of your life…Hmmmmm..I guess I have had bad days but not one I would consider the worst day

    Do you cuss and swear... Sometimes

    Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… Antonio Banderas

    What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore… New clothes or little things for me, for example, hair clips

    What makes you the Zodiac sign you are… I am a Taurus and am definitely stubborn (LOL) but lovable

    What is your goal weight.... my goal weight is 130 lbs.

    Do you think you are a giver or a taker… I am definitely a giver. I like to make others happy.

    Beach house or Mountain cabin… If I was younger I would definitely say Beach house. But, now that I am all grown up a Mountain cabin.

    If you monogrammed your towels...... MAR.

    Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. I would definitely have a tummy tuck

    I might be tempted to time travel back to…. I would want to go to the 1800’s in the good old Frontier days.

    Nick name in high school.... I didn’t have one in High School BUT in elementary school I had these idiot boys about in 4th or 5th grade call me “skinny bone jones”. I really did not appreciate it at the time. Now, I would give anything to be a skinny bone jones!

    1146 days ago
  • MAYBER
    Thank you for sharing this wish had time to do it
    My computer time is limited due to being a caregiver
    Hope will see a shorter one sometime
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    1152 days ago
  • ADAPTINGANNIE
    Really enjoyed your post and getting to know a bit more about you. Here is my attempt to share:

    Your go to chewing gum flavor . . .Winterfresh....I think it is a blend of wintergreen & mint flavors

    Best time of year . . . Fall is first choice because of changing colors, brilliant blue sky, and lack of humidity. Spring is a close second for the trees and flowering bushes plus the sense of life renewing.

    If you were a toe nail polish, what color would you be . . . Pink with a little sparkle

    Favorite pie . . . fresh peach

    First record you ever bought . . .either Elvis or Chubby Checker (I'm old!!)

    Current perfume you use . . . Aromatics Elixir

    Do you have any trophies or awards . . . school reward for GPA & several times chosen by former students as "most influential teacher"...felt like an award

    Worst day of your life . . .

    Do you cuss or swear . . . more than I should---usually under my breath

    What is the new reward, if it isn't food anymore . . . haven't really found a good one

    What makes you the zodiac sign you are . . .Taurus
    stubborn, loyal, home loving

    What is your goal weight? 160 but I keep throwing obstacles in my own path

    Do you think you are a taker or giver . . . giver

    Beach house or mountain cabin . . . have enjoyed both...slight preference for the beach

    If you monogrammed your towels . . .cDm

    Someone offers free plastic surgery, what do you do . . . if ever get to goal weight again will have excess skin removed.

    I might be tempted to time travel to . . . 1970's to relive early years of motherhood----got a few changes I would make LOL

    Nickname in high school . . . Lemon.....from a TV commercial.."I picked a lemon in the garden of love"

    1152 days ago
  • KAREN91
    Great blog its always good to get to know you better. My favorite gum is strawberry bubble gum but I rarely chew gum. My favorite time of year is Spring. I love the flowers and nature coming back to life after winter. My favorite toe nail polish color is pink but I rarely paint them. My favorite pie is coconut cream pie. First record I bought was Sonny and Cher, I loved their tv show as a child and was unhappy about their divorce. I rarely wear perfume but if I did I would pick a rose or violet scented one. I loved your perfume bottle. The only awards I ever got was spark people and fit bit awards. I also graduated with honors from nursing school but that was a long time ago. The worst day of my life is a tie between the day my oldest son cut me out of his life, the day I lost my mom and the day I lost my dad. My zodiac sign is Taurus but I don't follow that stuff. My goal weight is 145 pounds. I think mostly a giver. I would like a beach house on the Ocean I have never seen a ocean but its on my bucket list. Monogramed towels would be K. L. I don't swear or curse. I don't have a celebrity crush. My reward would be a book. If I was offered plastic surgery, I'd have excess skin removed when I was closer to goal weight, if I ever get there. If I could time travel I'd go back to the 50s, my husband and I both love that time period. When their was a exhibit dedicated to the 1950s at a local museum we went to it several times. I don't have a nickname. This was fun. emoticon
    1156 days ago
  • SARAWALKS
    Go to chewing gum flavor: when I did chew gum, it was Juicy Fruit

    Best time of the year: 1 - Fall; 2 - Spring

    If you were a toenail polish what color would you be: Orange!

    Favorite pie: Lemon!

    First record I ever bought: Elvis Presley (yes, that dates me! LOL)

    Current perfume used: Don't wear perfume often - I like jasmine scents

    Do you have any trophies or awards: a NATS contest award (that's National Association of Teachers of Singing)

    Worst day of your life: my dad's death

    Do you cuss or swear: Not often

    Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for? Nina Simone, but she's dead

    What is the new reward if it isn't food anymore? Feeling strong!

    What is your Zodiac Sign? Cancer, like my dad. My mom was Sagittarius! But she hated to travel...

    What is your goal weight..130...I would settle for a firm 135 however

    Do you think you are a giver or a taker:
    Both. After a number of years as a spoiled only child who didn't know how to share, I think I have finally learned to give...I hope I have...

    Beach house or mountain cabin: House in Villefranche, on the side of a mountain, overlooking the sea! (I want to have my cake and eat it...)

    If you monogrammed your towels: SGH...but the H is from my ex...so probably SFG instead.

    Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do? My neck! Gobble gobble...

    I might be tempted to time travel back to: 1920s...women were breaking out of their roles, and there were so many chance-taking women back then. Plus, it was VERY cheap to live in Paris!

    Nick name in high school: My friends called me Weed because I smoked, but I didn't like that name. College friends called me Gilly which I liked better, but not a lot.

    This was a fun "quiz!" Merci beaucoup! (I must admit right now my toenails are half sea green and half turquoise...)
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    1160 days ago
  • JUDYAMK
    I rarely chew gum,but when I do cinnamon or black jack

    Best time of the year Fall, I love the colors looks like a child colored the mountain sides, God's artistry is beautiful

    toe nail polish. very pale pink

    Favorite pie, pumpkin

    First record was an album the Beatles

    Perfume Evening In Paris I found a place that still sells it my father bought it for my Mother after world War II it was in a heart shaped box with the perfume and powder, when I was a little girl I would hide in her closet and smell it. Mom had the powder since then and gave it to me. Every once in a while I open the powder bottle and smell it then I was back to the little girl .I bought Mom a bottle of perfume for Christmas a few years ago. I bought it from Vermont store I sent away for it. I have my own now, but treasure the powder I still have.

    Awards for the high jump in races in high school, & awards from work

    Worst day of my life, is when my parents divorced, even though the home life was horrid everyone wants a whole family good or bad

    Capricorn i do not believe in any of that. I do not allow myself to go there

    My goal weight is 136 I have 25 pounds to get there,but it is so hard I keep trying

    I love to give it makes me so happy when I give I take the person's smile and keep it hidden in my heart & when I feel down I pull it out and it makes me smile,then I feel good inside and not sad within my soul.

    That is hard to say I would love a beach house for the summer to hear the pounding waves, the smell of the sea ,sandpipers scurrying so lightly across the sand, the sand crabs scurrying in their homes, sea grass waving in the sea breeze, sitting at the edge of the ocean with my feet having the waves rush over them as I read a good book in the early morning, I love the cry of the sea gulls. I would love a cabin in the mountains in the winter to hear the sharp wind whistling around the corners of the cabin, I would love to step out and see the freshly fallen snow glistening like a million diamonds on the snow surface, & hear the creaking of the tree limbs in the bitter cold air, & glance at a pond with last springs bird's nest sticking out on limbs frozen in the ice, a reminder that spring will becoming,so I can visit the beach house at the sea~~

    My towels would be GLk in script form

    Very rarely do I swear and when I do I ask the person that heard me to forgive me & I always say God forgive me I am sorry

    Celebrity crush at my age I do not have any,but if I had a chance I would want to talk to John Glen the Astronaut

    The knew reward would be some thing unique for my home dating back to the 1950's, I love tablecloths from back then or old lace

    I would be afraid ,but if would be safe I would have my sides reduced

    I would like to time travel to the future 500 years from now everything we have now would no doubt be considered primitive and to see all the advancements

    Nick name from my brothers was Skipper I was playing in the barn cowboys and Indians I was the nurse, one of my brothers was to hit by the other brother that was an Indian with an arrow ( a pretend one) he moved and I said I quit because he moved I jumped up and was running down the barn steps and my youngest brother threw the pitch fork down the steps it stuck in my leg, for months I walked on my toes dragging my leg. They were all mad at me they needed a nurse on the battle field!!! They called me Skipper because I could not walk normal for a while.We still talk about it to this day when we are all together!!

    I am sorry I could not give just one answer and I felt I had to explain myself on the answers I enjoyed doing this and reading others also

    Judy



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  • BKNOCK
    Cute!
    1165 days ago
  • EGMINGA
    What a good idea.

    Your go to chewing gum flavor . . . wintergreen

    Best time of year . . . I love Spring, love watching all the trees and plants come back to life and the weather is warming up but not too hot.

    If you were a toe nail polish, what color would you be . . . Pink

    Favorite pie . . . sweet potato

    First record you ever bought . . .Beatles I'm sure

    Current perfume you use . . . rare diamonds

    Do you have any trophies or awards . . . not really unless you count sparkpeople awards

    Worst day of your life . . . March 23 when my nephew was killed in a car accident and I had to go tell my daughter it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do since they were so close not only in age but best friends.

    Do you cuss or swear . . . I try not to

    What is the new reward, if it isn't food anymore . . . movie

    What makes you the zodiac sign you are . . .Capricorn responsible
    patient
    ambitious

    resourceful
    loyal
    >What is your goal weight? probably about 150 but have a very long ways to go

    Do you think you are a taker or giver . . . mostly giver but do take some

    Beach house or mountain cabin . . . mountain cabin by a lake

    If you monogrammed your towels . . . EGM

    Someone offers your free plastic surgery, what do you do . . . if closer to goal weight get excess skin removed.

    I might be tempted to time travel to . . . mid 1900s

    Nickname in high school . . . I didn't have one
    1165 days ago
  • LIVEDAILY
    Lovely to get to know you a bit better!! The perfume bottle was sweet, and those towels - gorgeous!! There is nothing better for drying dishes and glass than a linen towel, and they're so much prettier, too!!
    1166 days ago
  • JAMER123
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    Fun to read!! Thanks for sharing!!
    1166 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Beautiful and so creatively done ......... Love all the wonderful pictures to go with ............ emoticon
    1166 days ago
  • KALEWINE
    So cool! I may be stealing this for my own blog!
    1167 days ago
  • CORNERKICK
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  • LISALGB
    Oh what fun! I love getting to know one another. Thanks for sharing this, Claire. Here are my answers.

    Your go to chewing gum flavor . . . I don't usually chew gum, however, I do keep a pack of peppermint in my purse for a quick freshen-up if I need it (example, after a cup of coffee)

    Best time of year . . . I love Spring, everything is blooming, fresh and new after a long winter. But, Summer is wonderful too.

    If you were a toe nail polish, what color would you be . . . definitely pink or red

    Favorite pie . . . pecan (I am from the South, you know)

    First record you ever bought . . . I can't remember for sure, but I think it was a copy of "Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the BeeGees and Peter Frampton.

    Current perfume you use . . . Pleasures by Estée Lauder

    Do you have any trophies or awards . . . not recently, but I have tons of trophies and medals from childhood - I was a majorette from age 7 - 17.

    Worst day of your life . . . March 3, 2013, the day Sweet Daddy passed.

    Do you cuss or swear . . . only if I am extremely mad, which is very rare.

    What is the new reward, if it isn't food anymore . . . I love make-up or clothes.

    What makes you the zodiac sign you are . . . I am fiercely loyal and quite stubborn, a true Taurus.

    What is your goal weight? 145lbs - got a ways to go

    Do you think you are a taker or giver . . . a bit of both, I suppose

    Beach house or mountain cabin . . . Beach house - I already live in the mountains

    If you monogrammed your towels . . . "LGB" or maybe just a singe "B"

    Someone offers your free plastic surgery, what do you do . . . politely decline, too many risks involved

    I might be tempted to time travel to . . . the mid-19th century. I am fascinated with the antebellum era

    Nickname in high school . . . I didn't have one.

    Hahahaha - I'm not a very interesting person - just kind of plain and simple.
    1169 days ago
  • CAPECODLIGHT
    Go to chewing gum flavor:
    Do not chew gum usually. Occasionally, Trident Peppermint

    Best time of the year:
    Fall

    If you were a toenail polish what color would you be:
    Pink pearl

    Favorite pie:
    Key Lime

    First record I ever bought:
    Joan Baez

    Current perfume used:
    Opium (rarely)

    Do you have any trophies or awards:
    I placed third in a Field Day race in grammar school!

    Worst day of your life:
    Husband leaving

    Do you cuss or swear:
    Sometimes

    Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for?
    George Clooney

    What is the new reward if it isn't food anymore?
    Sense of well-being

    What is your Zodiac Sign?
    Sagittarius - you and I share the same birthday

    What is your goal weight..
    175

    Do you think you are a giver or a taker:
    Both

    Beach house or mountain cabin:
    Beach house on Nantucket

    If you monogrammed your towels:
    SHL

    Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do?
    Arm lift - maybe

    I might be tempted to time travel back to:
    1890 - 1910

    Nick name in high school:
    None


    1169 days ago
  • MILLEDGE2
    Love this and may steal it from you! I was NOT surprised that we have so many things in common, although I'm on the other end of the height spectrum, being only 5'1". Glad your worst day is so far in the past! emoticon
    1170 days ago
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    1171 days ago
  • WILDASTER
    Dear Claire,
    Thank you for sharing, I was happy to see your special qualities. I didn't know you were a piano player! And you are right a giraffe is a very lovely and graceful animal, just like you. I did know your monogram, and even though we have had bad days I hope the good ones stay in the front of our memories instead.

    One of my most happy memories is the day we brought Bella home from the hospital! Pure joy.
    1171 days ago
  • KATESCAPE
    Neat blog~
    1171 days ago
  • SLOWDETERMINED
    Wow, amazing blog and comments! emoticon Enjoyed reading your blog, thanks! emoticon
    1171 days ago
  • JANET552
    I loved your blog fellow Sagittarian!
    1171 days ago
  • CJOHNSTON2001
    I really enjoyed reading your blog,was so interesting,good story emoticon emoticon
    1171 days ago
  • CUDDLYPOLARBEAR
    another excellent blog
    1171 days ago
  • SHAKESALOT
    emoticon Will answer later.... short on time. Happy day!!!!
    1171 days ago
  • BEWELL48
    You give everything such style! Thank you! Love the perfume bottle! Have a little collection myself but none so pretty as that!
    1171 days ago
  • SASSYTHING52
    thanks for sharing
    1172 days ago
  • KEELYDEUS
    I enjoyed reading this! Thanks for sharing!
    1172 days ago
  • SHOAPIE
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  • MAPFARMS
    This is fun.
    1172 days ago
  • DAWNDMOORE40
    emoticon for sharing! It's great to know more about my emoticon You did an amazing job with your blog! Have a emoticon day! emoticon emoticon
    1172 days ago
  • GLOBEE77
    I really enjoyed the blog.
    1172 days ago
  • BELLAMITZI
    Go to chewing gum flavor:
    Do not chew gum

    Best time of the year:
    Spring

    If you were a toenail polish what color would you be:
    Red

    Favorite pie:
    Apple

    First record I ever bought:
    Elton John, Yellow Brick Road

    Current perfume used:
    Stella

    Do you have any trophies or awards:
    I have a few from my job :)

    Worst day of your life:
    Losing the love of my life

    Do you cuss or swear:
    Sometimes :(

    Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for?
    Hmmm .. can't remember his name LOL

    What is the new reward if it isn't food anymore?
    The feeling on achievement ...

    What is your Zodiac Sign?
    Sagittarius but I don't ever believe in that stuff

    What is your goal weight..
    165

    Do you think you are a giver or a taker:
    Giver. I enjoy doing for others.

    Beach house or mountain cabin:
    Beach house at Navarre Beach, Florida

    If you monogrammed your towels:
    LJM

    Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do?
    Get excess skin cut off

    I might be tempted to time travel back to:
    Depends how long I have to stay there :)

    Nick name in high school:
    None

    Keep Sparking everyone!
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    1172 days ago
  • KATIEWILL5
    Sorry I did not cut a paste beautiful picture and the questions were cool I think it is neat that you do not have a celebrity crush alot of them are so plastic anyway The one i like alot died before I was born Garry Cooper . My latest award was 1000 hours excercise in June I thnk I did better than that so far in July alread I havent posted it I like this green you picked
    1172 days ago
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  • NORASPAT
    That was fun to read.
    HUGS Pat in Maine. I loved it. Alas just before this my recipe timed out after 45 minutes of attempting to compose it. I am done, have to move and start my day.

    BEAUTIFUL BLOG, LADY and all Spark Friends emoticon emoticon PAT.
    1172 days ago
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  • BELLENGLISH
    emoticon Thanks for sharing

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  • AJB121299
    nice
    1173 days ago
  • KKLENNERT809
    I sure love your topics and find them fun to read!
    1173 days ago
  • RENATA144
    Bon jour Claire !!! emoticon For letting us get to know you. You are so beautiful inside & out !!!
    Since I was about 9 years old I, along with my parents performed shows of international folk songs & folk dances. We used our own handmade puppets to tell folk tales. We worked in every type of facility from nursery schools to nursing home, museums, churches even street corners when we were The Puppet Mobile for The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. For them we performed 2 shows a day. It was very exciting to never know what kind of neighborhood that we were going to. We would tailor each show to the audience. Ie - if it was an Italian we would sing lots of Italian songs, etc.
    1173 days ago
  • DARLENEK04
    Go to chewing gum flavor:
    None....can't chew it...hurts my teeth, even sugarless....

    Best time of the year:
    I enjoy all the seasons, but probably spring, then fall, winter, summer...each
    one is special for different reasons.

    If you were a toenail polish what color would you be:
    Pink

    Favorite pie:
    Hmmmmnn, probably Cherry, or Pumpkin, or Pecan, (laughing here)

    First record I ever bought:
    Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley

    Current perfume used:
    Chance by Chanel(Red by Georgio is my all time fave)

    Do you have any trophies or awards:
    Not unless you count awards from my former job(walmart)

    Worst day of your life:
    When my Dad died

    Do you cuss or swear:
    No

    Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for?
    gee, can't think of anybody at the moment.

    What is the new reward if it isn't food anymore?
    Shopping for clothes

    What is your Zodiac Sign?
    Taurus but I don't ever believe in that stuff

    What is your goal weight..
    130

    Do you think you are a giver or a taker:
    Giver. I enjoy doing for others.

    Beach house or mountain cabin:
    Mountain cabin over looking the lake/river/ocean

    If you monogrammed your towels:
    DK

    Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do?
    Several things.

    I might be tempted to time travel back to:
    Someplace in history

    Nick name in high school:
    none
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