Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Celebration of Color ATC - Tan

Zentangle my Name ATCs

I'm nosy email question swap

Hi Partners!  Here are my answers for the "I'm nosy - email question swap".  I hope you enjoy reading my answers, and please remember to rate!!

Jenny (JBolech)

1) what's your middle name?   Ann - no E!

2) have you ever traveled outside your country?  I've traveled to Mexico, Belgium, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, although I guess technically St. Thomas is part of the US

3) what's your favorite song this week? I've never really been able to pick a favorite song, even for a week!  My tastes are just too varied I guess...

4) if you could change your name, what would you change it to? When I was younger I always wished I could change my name.  There were just too many Jenny's my age!  Now though, I can't think of anything I'd like to change my name to.  My 3rd grade dream name was Crystal though ;)

5) ever have a broken bone? Nope, never!

6) what celebrity would you like to play poker with? Ahh!  I hate poker!  My answer is no one!

7) have you ever felt an earthquake? Nope.

8) ever see a tornado? My mom claims that once when I was little we saw a few tornadoes off in the distance and I was really scared, but I don't remember that at all.  I do remember seeing a huge water spout at the beach some years later (still a long time ago).  I remember not really knowing what it was, and being horribly inconvenienced because we had to leave the beach early, and waiting in the car while my mom went to buy us popsicles.  Kudos to her for staying calm about it, because I had no idea that anything was wrong!  I don't think it ever made landfall though.

9) did you ever find waldo?
Haha.  Sure! We had all the waldo books. We also had a few weird Christmas versions like "Find Santa" and "Where are the 12 days of Christmas"

10) what time is it now?
 8:52 AM

11) if you could be on a game show, which one?
Wheel of Fortune!  I love Wheel of Fortune!!

12) if we colonized the moon, would you go live there, if you had a choice?
No way.  I find outer space slightly terrifying. It's just so vast and empty...

13) some pet peeves.
People lying about things that are so insignificant that why would you even bother making a lie up about it, waiting around on people, using the wrong there/their/they're or your/you're (although I'm sure I've done that one when I'm in a hurry...)

14) some things you like about summer.
Campus being empty (I work at a university library, so even though I'm still here in the summer, it's nice when the students aren't!), going to the beach

15) some things you dislike about summer.
It's too hot!  Having to water the lawn (I'm pretty sure it hasn't rained all summer). Sunburns.

16) some things you like about autumn.
Leaves changing color.  Crisp air.  Autumn scents at bath and body works!

17) some things you dislike about autumn.
Raking leaves.  Too much tempting Halloween candy at the grocery store

18) some things you like about winter.
It's finally not hot! Christmas.  Every once and a while it snows here!

19) some things you dislike about winter.
It's too cold! I get really hot wearing a sweater. Crazy drivers who don't get enough snow to know how to drive in it (I guess I'm one of those though!)

20) some things you like about spring.
Baby animals. Pretty flowers.  Bearable weather.

21) some things you dislike about spring.
Itchy eyes. Runny nose. Constant sneezing.  I have awful allergies in the spring!!

22) some favorite television shows.
Project Runway, DC Cupcakes, White Collar, How I met your Mother

23) some television shows you dislike.
24, The Event, 2 and a half Men

24) some favorite movies.
Bridges of Madison County, Up, Wall-E, Gone With the Wind

25) some movies you dislike.
Idiocracy, Wanted

26) some favorite songs.
I have such a hard time picking favorite songs. A lot of the reason is probably because I don't know any song titles...

27) some songs you dislike.
Hallelujah - Waaaay too overdone.  Never give any versions of this a thumbs up on Pandora, even if you like it, because then your Pandora station will turn into the Hallelujah station.

28) some favorite books.
Gone with the Wind, Bridges of Madison County, To Kill a Mockingbird

29) some favorite actors/actresses.
Matt Damon, Jude Law, Robert Downy Jr., Meryl Streep

30) some actors/actresses you dislike.
James Franco!  How did he get so popular!  He's the worst!!

31) ever get into an argument with a postal employee?
Nope never!

32) ever lose something belonging to the library?
I don't think so.  I work in a library, but I rarely check things out.  Is that weird?

33) what was the most you have paid for postage on a single package?
I don't remember... Probably 12 or 15 dollars?

34) did your parents ever walk in on you when you were doing something you shouldn't have been doing?
I don't think so... If it did happen I've repressed the memory!

35) what are some things you like to collect?
I like squished souvenir pennies, ATCs, I'm thinking about starting a stamp collection too

36) what are some things you like to swap?
I mostly swap ATCs, but I've also done handmade cards, and I'm just getting into electronic/photo swaps - they are fun!

37) something you got into trouble for, but it was well worth it?
I'm such a goodie-two-shoes.  I can't even think of anything for this...

38) ever feel like you'd lose your head if it wasn't attached?
All The TIME!  Especially at the end of a loooong work day!

39) favorite charity you donate to?
I don't currently donate to any charities.

40) ever drop a water balloon on someone?
Like from a window?  No, but I have been in water balloon fights.

41) most exotic place you would like to travel to.
Bali maybe.  Anywhere with tropical beaches is fine with me!

42) have you ever gone skinny dipping?

43) do you have a favorite swear word?
I don't really like swear words.  I'm not necessarily offended by them, but I feel uncomfortable using them (and I don't really like my husband to either...)

44) do you remember life before cell phones?
Yes!  I kind of hate talking on the phone so I sometimes wish cell phones weren't such an important part of life.

45) do you remember life before the internet?
Yes.  I remember looking up information in our encyclopedia set for school reports when I was young.

46) have you ever milked a cow?

47) have you ever skipped school?
not when I was in grade school, but I skipped classes occasionally in college.

48) how did you discover swap-bot?
I'm really not sure.  I think I was doing a search for some craft project and a swap came up as one of the results.

49) ever lock yourself out of your house?
Yes!  It was actually pretty recently.  I grabbed the wrong set of car keys off of the night stand, and didn't realize it till I was already outside. I realized I'd forgotten my wallet (otherwise I would have been able to unlock it with a credit card - the lock isn't that good...) Lucky for me, my husband was down the street working on a recording job, although he had to come to me since I couldn't drive there with the keys I grabbed - I don't know why we even have that set of car keys because it will NOT start the car, even though it's supposed to be our spare set...

50) when you were younger, did you ever have to sneak into the house?
I don't think so.  I was a goodie-goodie.

51) ever get into a food fight?

52) favorite subject in school.
Math!  Or orchestra.

53) subject you hated in school.

54) have you ever eaten chili that had sauerkraut as an ingredient?
No.  I don't like chili and I don't like sauerkraut.

55) did you belong to any clubs in school?
I think i was in the math club in middle school.  No wait! I was in math club in high school too.  And NHS

56) what would you do for a klondike bar?
You know, I don't think I've ever actually had one of those!

57) some favorite cartoons.
Ummm... Sailor Moon i guess? I don't really like cartoons anymore.

58) do you still live in the same city you were born in?
Nope.  I think I only lived there till I was about 2.  I don't remember it at all...

59) ever purposely fart on an elevator?
Haha! do people do that?  Gross!

60) how do you feel about thunderstorms?
If they are really bad I don't like them, but we haven't had rain here in months so I would LOVE any kind of rain now.  Crazy thunder or not!

61) ever get stuck on an elevator?

62) what are you afraid of?

63) ever have to laundry by hand?
Yeah, I have a bunch of stuff that needs to be hand washed

64) do you have a favorite artist?

65) some favorite scents?
I love all the fall scents at bath and body works.  I'm always excited when they show back up in stores.

66) ever have to hide a hickie from your parents?

67) favorite "tourist trap" near where you live?
The Dr. Pepper Museum?  There isn't really anything that interesting in Waco.  Well, I guess you could count the Branch Davidian complex, but that's scary interesting, not happy interesting.

68) are you smarter than a 5th grader?
I sure hope so.

69) do you have a dirty mind?
Not that dirty.

70) what would your dream job be?
Never having to work again!

71) ever quit a job in the middle of your shift?
Nope.  I've never quit a job.

72) ever work in a fast food restraunt?

73) ever babysit?
I have, but i hate it.

74) some favorite boy's names?
I don't really have a favorite.

75) some favorite girl's names?
No favorites here either.

76) some good names for a pet?
Buttons, wiggles, Sarah (my kitty)!

77) how do you feel about major winter storms?
I've never lived anywhere that has them

78) ever make a prank phone call?

79) how much is that doggie in the window?
woof woof!

80) who let the dogs out?
out of the window?

81) worst color combinations?
purple and orange

82) can you solve a rubic's cube?
no, my dad tried to show me once but I wasn't really paying attention...

83) do you play computer games?
Not much.  Unless you count Iphone games.  I guess that's a computer.

84) favorite wild animal?

85) favorite kind of pet?

86) do you have any reletives that should be living in a zoo?
HA!  Do not get me started.  I'll get myself in trouble...

87) do you like jigsaw puzzles?

88) while you were still in school, if given a choice between taking home economics and wood working class, which would you have prefered to take?
Home economics!

89) favorite teacher?
Mr. Harvey

90) teacher you hated?
Mrs. Billingham

91) ever work in a motel/hotel as a housekeeper?
no i didn't.  My husband used to work the desk at a hotel.

92) greatest amount of money you found?
I found $10 in the yard once.  I've found big stashes of money I squirreled away and forgot about, but it's been a long time since that happened so I don't remember how much it was.

93) favorite magazine?
Martha Stewart Living

94) if you could go back in time, which year/era/event would you like to visit?
I don't want to go back in time.

95) do you believe there's life on other planets?
I guess it's possible.  There's sooooo much out there. Outer space actually freaks me out a little.

96) how long can you keep plants alive?
Not very long...

97) do you read in the bathroom?
No.  Why would you want to spend more time in there? I get in-get out.

98) ever have braces?
Yes.  Teeth braces, and I had a back brace for a couple years.

99) ever lose your car in a crowded parking lot?
Oh yeah.

100) do you have a favorite type of soda?
Cherry coke!

Photo Swap Series #2- Show Me Your Workspace

Hi Partners!  I snapped a few photos of my always thrilling (ha ha...) workspace this morning.  Let me tell you a little about them:

I work in the Baylor University Library. This is my desk.  It's supposed to be one of those fancy desks that's good for ergonomics (or something like that).  I still slouch though...  You can just see my Christmas pillow sticking out from underneath my sweater on the back of my chair.  It's almost going to be in season again!

Here's my computer and my cutie pie niece!  On my desk (with all the yellow post its) is the very last bit of a major project I've been working on for the last few months.  Yay!  Almost done!!

And here's the big pile of paperwork that has been neglected while I was working on said major project (and there's another even bigger pile that I didn't take a photo of...)

Here's the front of my desk.  I made myself a bunch of cute fabric flowers to look at, and I've got some of my wedding pictures, a candy dish, a shell from the beach, a care bear, and some little sea creatures.  You may notice the cocktail umbrella sticking out of my flowers.  My boss gives us a little umbrella every year at the beginning of spring break, since we don't actually get any days off.  I'm up to 3 umbrellas!

I have a half wall right behind my desk, but the only things on it that are actually mine are the 3 picture frames.  Everything else belongs to the guy who sits behind me (you can sort of see his desk in the middle of the photo). He has tons of toys and do-dads all over the place, including all over "my" half wall!  OK, so I guess it isn't really my wall, and I am never facing it anyways so I don't really mind what's on it.  And every once and a while a new toy shows up, so that's fun.  Plus, he's one of the nicest guys I've ever met though, so I don't mind sharing a wall :)

That's it for my workspace!  I hope you enjoyed my story!

Please remember to rate :)


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Show Me Your Mailbox Swap

Hi Partners! Here's a look at my mailbox!

I don't have an actual mailbox, just a mail slot:

It's right next to my front door, and my mail drops in to the opening just inside the door (it's actually covered by the coats hanging from our coat rack most of the time...)

My letters don't always drop down to the inside, so I have to open the front door and check to make sure there aren't any letters stuck at the top of the slot.  This mail slot is actually really poorly designed.  When there is too much mail, or big mail the mailman leaves it hanging out of the slot, like today's mail.

Then, when I try to open the screen door it knocks the overhanging mail on the ground:

When it's really big mail, or stiff mail, I can't even get the door open far enough to get the mail out.  I either have to sort of sneak my fingers through and scootch the mail out onto the ground, or go out the side door and walk around to the front door to pull it out.  What a pain!!

Another problem I have checking the mail is our cat Sarah.  Whenever the door opens she runs to try and look out!

I try to feed her right before I check the mail so she is distracted, or I pick her up and check the mail one handed.  Good thing she is so darn cute and cuddly because she is sure annoying sometimes! :)

I don't really know what I'm supposed to do with my outgoing mail.  I suppose I could clip it to the mail slot, but that seems a little unsafe so I always just drop it off at the post office instead.  Our mailman usually comes around 3 PM, and he talks on his blue tooth cell phone the ENTIRE time he's walking his route.  I can't imagine who he could be talking to for all those hours every day, but I do know that I'd HATE to be a walking mailman in this Texas heat!

That's my mailbox for you!  I hope you enjoyed my story!  Happy swapping and please remember to rate me :)

Jenny (JBolech)

Selfish Swap

Hi Partners!

I originally wanted to use this swap as a reason to clean up my craft room.  It’s in REALLY bad shape right now (as you can see below…)  

However, I unexpectedly had to go out of town this past weekend due to a family emergency, and due to the lost time there was no way I’d be able to get it done in time for the swap deadline.  I decided to do a simpler project that I’ve been meaning to get around to.  Instead I finally put all my ATCs in a binder.
I had 2 bins of mail to sort through:

I found an old binder and bought some trading card pages for it.

It took a couple evenings, but I did get all my ATCs sorted out.  I love having all my ATCs in one place!  It’s so fun looking through them!!  It's a shame that they were stuffed in those bins for so long.

Although it looks like I might already need a new binder...

Thanks for reading about my project!  Hopefully I’ll get my room cleaned up soon, although not in one big swoop like I’d planned.

Happy Swapping and please remember to rate!

Jenny (JBolech)

Monday, August 22, 2011

ATC - What's Red Must Stay Red

100 Random Questions Swap

Hi Partners!  Here are my 100 Random Questions - Please remember to rate :) (JBolech)

1. What swap is this? 100 Random Questions
2. What is your swap bot id? JBolech
3. How old are you? 26
4. Where are you from? Waco, TX
5. What is your religion? Christian, officially a Lutheran, but I attend a Baptist Church
6. Do you believe in life after death? Yes
7. Do you believe in miracles?  Yes
8. Do you believe in angels?  Yes
9. What is your favorite type swap?  ATC swaps are my favorite
10. What is your favorite color? Purple
11. What is your favorite drink? Cherry Coke
12. What is your favorite food? Chocolte!
13. What is your favorite fast food restarurant? Bush’s Chicken – it’s a local fried chicken joint.
14. What is your favorite non fast food restaurant? I actually prefer home cooked meals.  I don’t eat at chains much, but there is a little sushi restaurant in town here that I like.
15. Are you married? Yes, just had my 2nd year anniversary in July
16. Do you have any children? No, and not planning to (at least not any time soon)
17. Do you have any pets? Yes, just got a cat.  I never thought I was a cat person but I love our kitten so much!!
18. What is your favorite website outside swapbot? I guess Facebook.  I spend a lot of time on various bank websites though.
19. Did you graduate from High School? Yes
20. Did you attend college? if so did you graduate? Yes and Yes
21. Where do you work? The library at Baylor University
22. How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? 8 (all at work, maybe an hour at home occasionally)
23. How old are you? Hey I answered this already – still 26!
24. If you could go on vacation for 2 weeks cost being no option where would you go and why? I’d probably go to the Caribbean, Hawaii or some other exotic island location.  I love the beach! I’d also love to go to Europe, but that kind of trip seems a little exhausting.  I really just like to relax on vacation.
25. What kind of car do you drive? Ford Taurus – I think it’s a 2006
26. What color car do you drive? It’s darkish grey
27. What color shirt are you wearing? Various shades of blue
28. What color pants are you wearing? Grey
29. What color socks are you wearing? No socks!
30. What color shoes are you wearing? Blue heels
31. What is your favorite color? Purple
32. What is your least favorite color? I guess light pink because it looks bad on me.  I don’t really dislike any colors though.
33. Who was your favorite teacher and why? My calculus teacher in high school, Mr. Harvey.  He made up a bunch of songs for calculus, and he had a piano in the classroom and we’d sing songs and do calculus skits!
34. Who was your least favorite teacher and why? Mrs. Billingham – one of my high school English teachers.  She was a real witch!!
35. When was the last time you went to church? Last Sunday
36. Were you and your mom close? We’re kind of close – less so recently
37. Were you and your dad close? Not very close
38. How many brothers do you have? 1 (younger)
39. How many sisters do you have? 2 (1 older, 1 younger)
40. Have you ever flown in an airplane? Many times
41. Have you ever rode on a train? I have before, but not recently
42. Have you ever rode on a non school bus? Yes
43. Whats your best friends first name? Katie
44. Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? Dark Chocolate, although I do get cravings for milk chocolate occasionally
45. Male or female? Female
46. Long hair or short hair? Long hair
47. What color is your hair? Brown
48. What color is your eyes?  Blue
49. Do you like spinach? I love spinach!
50. What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to craft mostly and watch TV.
51. What is your favorite book? I don’t really have a favorite book.  I like the Bridges of Madison County and Gone with the Wind
52. What was the last book you read? Ender’s Game
53. Who is your favorite author? I don’t have one.  I get sick of reading the same author over and over
54. What is your favorite movie? Up
55. What is your favorite tv show? Project Runway
56. Who is your favorite actor? I don’t have one.  I mostly only have actors I don’t like
57. What is the worst movie you ever saw? Idiocracy
58. What is your least favorite tv program? 24
59. What is todays date? 8/18/2011 (filling this one out early!!)
60. What time is it? 9:15
61. What were you doing before you started doing this survey? Browsing swapbot
62. What are you going to do after you finish this survey? Get back to work!
63. What is your favorite drink? Cherry coke
64. What is the last thing you ate? Chocolate cake
65. Define a gnat? A little annoying bug that flies around your face and drives you crazy
66. Have you ever been to Georgia? I don’t think I’ve ever stayed there, but I’ve driven through
67. Have you ever been outside your home country? Yes, to Mexico and Belgium (and Canada very briefly).  Oh and several Caribbean islands on a cruise.
68. Name 6 boys names:  Tom, Joe, Ned, Brian, Allen, Stephen, Kyle
69. Name 6 girls names: Leslie, Alice, Jessica, Nancy, Linda, Pam
70. Tell me a place of interest near where you live and a little about it. West, Texas is nearby.  It’s a Czech settlement.  Every labor day weekend they have a big Czech festival called Westfest.  It’s pretty fun but always super hot!
71. Do you like to shop? Yes!
72. What is your favorite store to shop in? I like craft stores the best – Michaels or Hobby Lobby
73. Do you ever buy stuff on line? Sometimes.  Not clothes or shoes though. I need to try things on.
74. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? chocolate
75. Crazy or boring? I guess I’m a little boring.  Some people probably think I’m crazy though
76. What is the last nice thing you did for someone? Helped a friend throw a bridal shower.  That’s the last big nice thing I did.  Everything else was just normal everyday niceness
77. Are you a morning person? Not really
78. How would your friends describe you? Laid back
79. Have you ever met a famous person? Not anyone Hollywood famous. 
80. Have you ever been in a car wreck? were you hurt? Never been in a car wreck.  Unless you count when someone backed into my car in the parking lot.
81. Do you wear a seat belt? always
82. Have you ever gotten an speeding ticket? how much did it cost you? Never gotten a ticket.  I was only pulled over once for a burned out headlight and I just got a warning.
83. What was your favorite subject in school? Math
84. WHat was your least favorite subject in school? P.E.
85. Did you ever get a paddling in school? Haha – no we didn’t have that.
86. Did you ever flunk a grade in school? Never.  In fact, I got all A’s in high school (not in college though much to my parent’s disappointment, but come on – you can’t expect me to be perfect all the time right???)
87.Have you ever been lost? Yeah.  I have a terrible sense of direction
88. Do you smoke? no
89. Do you drink alcohol? occasionally
90. Do you like to party? Not really
91. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
92. What is your favorite season of the year? Fall
93. Do you wear glasses? Yes
94. Who inspires you? My husband
95. What is your favorite bible verse? I don’t have one
96. What is your favorite bible story? I don’t have one
97. What is your favorite song? I was trying to think of one, but I really don’t know right now.  I’m kind of burned out on everything on the radio, and there are too many older songs I like to pick one.
 98. What is your favorite flower? Daisy
99. What is your favorite kind of candy? Reeses Pieces
 100. How much is unleaded gas where you live? Probably averaging about 3.45 a gallon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Two-sided ATC

100 Random Facts About You Swap

Good Morning Partners!!  Here are my answers for the 100 Random Facts About You swap!  It sure was fun answering these questions :)

1.      Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
I sleep with my closet door closed but my husband’s is usually open.  I try to keep his closed too though so the cat doesn’t get in there and tear up all his shoelaces.
2.      Favourite pizza topping?
I really just like extra cheese. Kind of “cheesy” right??
3.      Do you sleep with your covers on or off?
I always like to have covers. Even in this hot Texas summer.  I almost always have a blanket wrapped around me when I’m watching TV on the couch too.
4.      Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
No, never.  I know people do this but I don’t really understand why…
5.      Do you like to use post-it notes?
I have post it notes stuck all over my desk at work but I never go back and reference them.  Then they just make a mess!  I guess since they end up being nothing but clutter I’m going to have to say no – I don’t like to use post-it notes (even though I use a ton of them!)
6.      Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
All the time.  I always print out the craft store coupons for the week, but half the time I don’t end up using them so I have a purse full of expired coupons.
7.      Do you wear nail polish?
Usually only on my toes.  Every once and a while I will paint my fingernails.
8.      Do you have freckles?
Some.  Not the cute kind on your nose and cheeks, just random freckles here and there.
9.      Do you always smile for pictures?
I find that my serious face is kind of goofy (or at least I think it’s goofy) so I always smile when I’m getting my picture taken. When I got my bridal portraits done the photographer kept trying to get me to be serious, but I couldn’t do it – I kept laughing.  I’m not meant to be serious I guess!

10.  What is your biggest pet peeve?
Being lied to or manipulated, especially when it’s totally obvious.
11.  Do you ever avoid the cracks on the pavement when you walk?
Not since I was a little kid.
12.  Have you ever peed in the woods?
13.  Do you own any pets?
I just got a cat about a month ago.  She’s a little calico named Sarah.  I never thought I would want a cat (we always had dogs growing up), but I’m totally in love with her already!
14.  Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?
15.  Prefer to write in pen or pencil?
Pen I think.  I really just use whatever is lying around, and I mostly only have pens.
16.  Play any instruments?
I played the violin in middle and high school, and took piano lessons when I was a kid.  I haven’t played either in years though.
17.  What size is your bed?
It’s a queen.
18.  What is your Song of the week?
You know, I usually have one, but this week I’m kind of sick of everything I’ve heard recently.  I’m in “song of the week” limbo L
19.  Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

20.  Do you still watch cartoons?
I really don’t care for most cartoons anymore. 
21.  What’s your least favourite movie?
Idiocracy.  If you’ve never seen it, don’t.  Wanted is equally bad.
22.  Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
I never really put much thought into this… I guess my back yard?  That seems a little too obvious though doesn’t it?  How about under my porch in the back yard!
23.  What do you drink with dinner?
Water, soda or wine, depending on the meal.
24.  Do people ever mistake you for being a different race?
Nope – it’s pretty obvious that I’m a white girl.
25.  Would you ever pose nude for charity?
Probably not, I’m pretty modest.
26.  What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Up, Wall-E, Beauty and the Beast, Gone with the Wind, Bridges of Madison County, The Natural, Paint Your Wagon, The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  There are so many movies I like watching over and over, but my husband only likes to watch movies once so I don’t get to see my favorites all that often anymore.
27.  Last person you kissed/kissed you?
My husband.
28.  Were you ever a girl scout/guide?
I was in girl scouts from Daisies through Juniors, and then I quit because I wanted to be cool (although that didn’t really work out for me!!)
29.  What is your favourite food?
Probably chocolate J

30.  When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
I write note cards to go in my swaps all the time, but the last one on paper was probably to my grandma for her birthday, almost a year ago now!
31.  Can you change the oil on a car?
Not a chance, I don’t know anything about cars.
32.  Do you follow a religion?
I was raised Lutheran, but now attend a Baptist church.
33.  Do you collect anything?
Stuffed animals, Christmas ornaments from places I’ve visited, Flat pennies (from those penny squisher machines), and most recently ATCs!
34.  Favourite kind of sandwich?
I like BLT’s with avocado J  I also like tuna sandwiches.
35.  Best thing to eat for breakfast?
I love cold cereal with milk.  Mmmmmmmm… I could go for some now!
36.  What is your usual bedtime?
I have to get to work pretty early in the morning so I try to be in bed by 10:30 or 11.
37.  Are you a procrastinator?
Yes.  Unless it’s something fun I’m supposed to be doing!
38.  Do you dress up for Halloween?
I haven’t for years, although this year I might since I’ll be at my sister’s house with my little nieces.
39.  Do you know your Chinese astrological sign?
Yes, it’s the rat.
40.  How many languages can you speak?
I can speak English (duh) and very limited French (took it in high school) and some German, which I actually minored in in college, but since I never use it I’ve forgotten most of what I learned.
41.  Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
I get Martha Stewart Living.  I actually spend most of my day with magazines though since my job is ordering/renewing all the periodicals/magazines for a university library.
42.  What was your favourite toy as a kid?
My Care Bear Funshine.  I still have her, but she’s grey now, not yellow.
43.  Are you stubborn?
About certain things.
44.  Favourite chat show on television?
I don’t like watching people blab on and on really, so I don’t watch those kind of shows.
45.  Ever sing in the car?
I do when I’m alone in the car.
46.  Are you afraid of heights?
I never thought so, but as I get older I get more and more unsteady on my feet when I’m up high, especially if I’m close to an edge.  I don’t really feel afraid as much as shaky, but I suppose that’s what being afraid of heights is like…
47.  Do you watch soap operas?
No – I hate them!!
48.  When was the last time you were on a train?
It’s really hard to remember… I think it is when I took a trip to Belgium about 2 and a half years ago.
49.  Can you bake?
I can, but I haven’t been very good at it lately… Even things I’ve baked 100 times before come out wrong.
50.  Have you ever shot a gun?
I have but I’m not really a fan of it.
51.  Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
I think it was my wedding photographer, just over 2 years ago.
52.  Do you think musicals are cheesy?
I think musicals are so much fun, but yes they are a little cheesy J
53.  Is Christmas stressful for you?
I always get excited about Christmas this time of year, but by the time it’s actually here, I’m a basket case!  You’d think I’d be more prepared since I’m already thinking about it by the end of summer…
54.  What one object would describe you?
This is a really hard question!!  Maybe a stuffed animal?  I love them!
55.  Favourite type of pie?
It’s a “fudge deluxe pie” that my aunt makes. Soooooo good!
56.  What job did you want as a child?
I wanted to be an artist.  That was back when I thought painting rainbows would be enough to make me famous.  I don’t think my art skills have improved at all since then!
57.  Do you believe in ghosts?
No, but those ghost shows on TV totally freak me out!  Can I not believe in ghosts and still be scared of them?
58.  Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
Not recently, but for a while there I was getting one every few days.  Such a weird feeling!!
59.  Take a vitamin daily?
I did when I was younger but not anymore.  The last time I tried to take one it made me throw up so I haven’t wanted to since.  I don’t usually eat breakfast so it’s a little too hard on my stomach to take a vitamin in the morning.
60.  What’s your favourite footwear?
I love cute heels even if sometimes they kill my feet.
61.  Any unusual piercings?
Nope, just your standard ear piercings.
62.  What is in your pockets right now?
Nothing – I actually had to check and see if these pants even had pockets.
63.  First concert?
I went to see N’SYNC with a friend.  I’m so cool!
64.  Favourite supermarket?
I really only go to one in town (actually I recently started going to the Mexican grocery store down the street), but my favorite is Central Market.  We only go there when we’re in DFW or Austin though.
65.  Best feeling in the world?
Cuddling with my kitten!  We just got her a month ago and I’m super obsessed with her!
66.  Allergic to anything?
Springtime…  I’m miserable for most of April-June…
67.  Favourite television programme?
I don’t really know – I really like DC Cupcakes right now! 
68.  What 3 words best describe you?
Low-key, fun, messy
69.  Ever take dance lessons?
I did when I was little – tap, ballet and jazz – and I was awful.
70.  Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Well, he’s not my future spouse, he’s my actual spouse, but I know one day he would love to be a recording engineer.  I always knew I’d end up with someone musical though!
71.  Can you curl your tongue?
72.  Do you like fast food?
I like it, but I’ve gotten to a point where it usually makes me feel sick so I try to avoid it.  I guess that’s a good thing, but I do miss being able to eat as many French fries as I wanted…
73.  Have you ever cried with happiness?
My eyes have welled up, but I don’t think I actually cry with happiness.
74.  Own any vinyl records?
My husband has tons of records.
75.  Where is your favourite place in the world?
I like being at home with my husband and my kitty!
76.  Do you prefer incense or candles?
77.  Ever been in love?
78.  What is a goal you would like to complete this year?
That’s a tough one, since the year is more than half over.  I’d like to finish paying off my husband’s car.  I’m on track for the final payment in November!!
79.  What was the last play you saw?
It’s been forever, but I think it was a Shakespeare play my friend was in.  I can’t even remember which one… The Merry Wives of Windsor maybe?  It’s been years…
80.  Are you a tea or coffee person?
Coffee usually.  Actually I don’t drink much of either, although I do like to drink tea during the couple of months when it’s actually cold in Texas.
81.  Do you have any special talents?
I don’t know if this counts, but I love paying bills.  I’d say that’s a “special” talent.  I also know how to do 2 or 3 synchronized swimming tricks.
82.  How old were you when you moved out of your parent’s house?
I was 18. 
83.  Can you swim well?
My mom made sure we could all swim when we were really little, and I grew up in Florida with a pool, so I am a pretty good swimmer, although I don’t swim much anymore.
84.  If you had the opportunity to open a store, what would you sell?
Craft items and handmade goodies!
85.  Are you a patient person?
For the most part
86.  What is your favourite piece of furniture you own?
I have this awesome old dental cabinet that was my grandpa’s.  I’m going to fix it up and use it to store all my rubber stamps and other craft supplies!
87.  Do you have any birthmarks?
A red one on my lower back.
88.  Ever won a contest?
Once in middle school I got a trophy for getting the highest countywide score on a math test.
89.  Which are better black or green olives?
Yuck!  I hate olives!
90.  Can you knit or crochet?
I can knit rectangles, and only the very basic knit stitch.  I can crochet pretty well although I haven’t for a while.
91.  Does your house have a fireplace?
It does but it’s a fake fireplace.  The cat likes to get in there and chew on the metal screen.  We even have a set of fireplace pokers but I have no idea why…
92.  What are your views on marriage?
Love it!
93.  Do you remember the name of your first crush?
His name was Andy and he went to my church.  Good thing I never acted on it because it turns out he’s not even interested in women!
94.  What did you last cook?
I baked a cake this past weekend.  My husband does most of the cooking.
95.  What gets you angry?
When I feel like I’m being manipulated. 
96.  Would you or have you ever had plastic surgery?
No, I don’t think so.
97.  Would you tattoo someone's name on your body?
No way.  I’m not into tattoos.
98.  What’s your favourite colour?
99.  Do you miss anyone right now?
Not at the moment!
100.                      Where were you 2 hours ago?
I was at home getting ready for work.

Have a great day!
Jenny (JBolech)