Coffee Chat: September 2009


Coffee Chat - Sept - Winners

#161 – Winner of $25.00 Gift Certificate!!

#150 – Winner of $10.00 Starbucks Gift Card!!

Thank you to everyone who played!! I REALLY enjoy reading your answers and I hope you had fun answering them! We’ll do this again December, just in time for Christmas!! (You can find a complete listing of my giveaways and contests here)

Coffee Chat is ALL about YOU! Here’s what you do: Answer the daily question. That’s it! (Beware! The questions get more challenging as the days go by!)

1. Each answer you leave in the comment section counts as one ticket. (One comment per day, please).

2. Subscribe to my feed, receive another ticket. (Please leave separate comment if subscribed).

3. Follow me on Twitter, receive another ticket. (Please leave separate comment if following).

On September 18th, at 4:00 p.m. CST, I’ll draw two winners – first place winner gets to choose a $25.00 gift certificate to an online retailer of his/her choice (see this page for store listings) AND, the second place winner will receive a $10.00 Starbucks gift card (U.S. residents only for the Starbucks gift card, please).

Confused? Contact Karen.

Ready for the questions?

Question #1: What’s one of your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

Question #2: Are you serious-minded, or a jokester? Why?

Question #3: What is your all-time favorite movie, and how many times have you seen it?

Question #4: Who was your best friend in high school and where is he or she right now?

Question #5: If you could change anything about your relationship with your parents, what would it be?

Question #6: What’s the secret to a long life?

Question #7: What phobias have you struggled with?

LAST QUESTION #8: How would you describe a time when you felt alone in a crowd?

My answer: I feel alone in crowds all the time. My husband is a musician. So when he plays gigs and I go to watch him, I’m alone in a crowded bar. Or when we go to football games to watch my youngest son play in the band, I’m alone in the crowd, save for my husband and son. But I watch others laugh and have a good time with fellow parents/friends, and I’m envious. I’m used to being alone and though it’s not always fun, it’s what I choose.

Photo Story Friday

Photo Story Friday: The Infamous Battery Cables

Can you guess what I’m holding?

Battery Cables - for Christmas

Yep. Those are battery cables. They were a gift from Kevin.

Oh yes. Yes, he did.

I’m smiling and laughing in this picture because I thought it was a joke.

It wasn’t a joke. The man honestly gave me battery cables for Christmas one year (1990?).

I was QUITE pouty. WTH? Who gets battery cables for Christmas?! Who GIVES battery cables at Christmas!?

Never mind that they’ve come in handy NUMEROUS times over the years (yes, I still have them).

But poor guy. He was just trying to be helpful. He worried about me being stranded out somewhere alone sometime and wanted to make sure I was taken care of. (Remember, this was back before cell phones existed. That doesn’t even seem possible, does it).

I give him a hard time about that Christmas, A LOT. And though I was a good sport about the gift and I understood why he gave them to me, let’s just say …

the man has NEVER given me anything like that for Christmas since.


(I just got an idea. We should give Dude battery cables for Christmas this year. He would DIE. HAHA!)