Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Edition: BYOC Bring your own craziness!

I'm kinda like Sandy here, I keep saying, "I'm not doing that this week." But I keep doing it, I think I don't want to do it, because everyone has such clever answers and there's pressure to perform! But, here goes...

1. If you ever won the lottery – what’s the very first thing you’d do? I'd pay of my house, by my husband a bad-ass car, buy my son a car, and get a second home that's not in a flood zone.

2. What is your favorite curse word? (This one is from Joey)Well, I work at a trucking company so the one that's thrown around here the most is the F-bomb. I guess, being the mother of all curse words, it's pretty powerful. I must say though, I've found that it's lost some of it's umpf.
3. What is your favorite holiday and why? Christmas. I love the smell, the lights, the family get togethers, hell I even love fruitcake!
4. What turns you on? (another suggestion from Joey) My husband is the best kisser, that will do it for me any day!
5. Whose blog spoke to you, stayed with you, meant the most to you, stands out to you this week and why? I would say Amanda ( and Gen ( this week.
I loved Drazil's story of how she and Jen became BFF's. I am blessed with many wonderful friends, but my best friend from college and into adulthood was Cammie, today would have been her 46th birthday. The pictures above are of me and Cammie, the first one (circa 1997) she was pregnant with her son, I had just had my youngest. The second one (circa 1985) is a party pic from college. She died of cancer at 34, leaving a husband and a son who was just 1 year old. She was the kind of friend that never judged me, she was beautiful, kind and talented and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her. So today, take a moment to call your friends and let them know that you love them. I want to tell you all that I feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful, supportive group of women to share my journey with. Thank you so much, I can't wait to meet some of you in September.

Big Friday Hug!


Sandy Lee said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. Funny how those little reminders help us remember the good stuff of those who aren't here anymore (except in our hearts).

Thank god you just love fruitcake and aren't one. F***.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry Tessie. Thank you for sharing your story with us & reminding us to tell our friends we love them. It's so important! The photos are beautiful. I love that first one especially!

We can't wait to meet you Tessie!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry about your friend...I've never lost any close girlfriends, but I know how it must hurt!

Oh and I'm glad you liked my farting blog, but I promise not to fart on you in Chicago! I see you were an ADPi in college....I'm a Gamma Phi Beta. Where did you go to school?

Carmen said...

:-( i'm so sorry about your friend....cancer is a mofo

Amy W. said...

YOU KNOW I AM PMSING! and you go and post this and make me work.

I am glad you shared that though bc we all forget how unpredictable life is.


amandakiska said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog! Your friend sounds like a sweetie. I'm sorry you lost her so early. I can't even imagine how hard that would be.

-Grace- said...

I'm sorry about losing your BFF.

Fricking cancer. Hate it.

tessierose said...

Thank you for all of the sweet comments about Cammie, she was a wonderful person.
@Sandy Lee, I'm a bit of a fruitcake in reality and you crack me up.
@Amanda, you are so welcome, thanks for writing it.
@Stephanie, I'm an ADPi from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA where did you go to school?
@all, I love you guys, you are the best!

Drazil said...

Awwww - I'd type something sweet but I have to blow my nose and wipe my eyes....I'm so sorry....I can't imagine losing Jenny. We love you.