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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

9/6/11 BOOBs Survey

WAY too much going on, but I'll catch you up later when there's more time.  School starts tomorrow, and I'm hoping things will slow down a little (but my calendar for the whole month is full already, so not likely). 

BOOBs...This event comes at the worst time every year for me, but I couldn't miss it this year...I just hope I have time to catch up before I go in a few weeks!  I'm getting excited to meet everyone!

The BOOBs  (Band of Outrageous Babes; banded bloggers meeting in Chicago for a weekend) planners have asked each of us attending the event in a few weeks to fill out a survey so that we can get to know each other better.

1. How did you pick your blog name?
Wow, it has been too long (see #2 below)...I was in the depths of researching the LB, I wanted something cute (because I wasn't feeling cute then), and I liked the name some Docs give to perfect restriction 'The Sweet Spot'...either that, or I was on a Halloween candy high (Hello, my name is BG, and I'm a chocoholic) and sweets were on my mind and in my tummy (again, see #2 below). 

2. When did you start blogging?
Eon's ago...November 7, 2008

3. Theme of blog (weight loss, family, circus clowns, sci-fi, erotica, fly fishing, doll collecting, star wars, etc)?
Whatever I want to share that day, which is everything.

4. Did you go to BOOBs 2010?

5. When were you banded?
April 22, 2009...(five days before my big birthday).

6. How much have you lost?
I'm in maintenance at 100+ (...OK, lately +, sometimes -) pounds lost

7. What are you most looking forward to at BOOBs?
Just meeting everyone!

8. What/who do you hope to find/see/accomplish at BOOBs 2011?
Honestly, I couldn't care less about where we are, I'm just looking forward to meeting everyone and spending time with them having fun.  If I could, I'd lock you all in a big meeting room at the hotel and make you all stay up and have a slumber party with me, because I know my <48 hours there are going to go way too fast! 
9. Children? Pets?
- DD just turned 24, lives downtown (she's a city girl), and works for a graphics company in corporate sales
- DS1 is 21 (aiyiyi), and is a junior at Penn State main campus in IST, living in the frat house (did I say aiyiyi?)
- DS2 just turned 16 (I'll send you all a notice when the driver's license is official), has his first job interview today, and starts his sophmore HS year tomorrow...AHHH...WHAT am I doing here?...time to get him ready!
- As of last Christmas, I now have two brother grand-kittens that belong to my two brother son's (but are somehow living with me)...Tucker and Beau (Beauregard H. Cat).
10. Who is your roomie?

The fabulous Donna, at  (here she is in Kauai...and no, her DH is not rooming with us, but aren't they a cute pair!).

11. What day do you arrive?
Friday...I booked my flight really early on (FF's), and dag I wish someone had told me that people were coming on Thursday!!!
12. What airport/flight/time?
I'm arriving at O'Hare at 12:50 on Friday (anyone else want to meet up at the airport around then?)...oh, and I depart O'Hare at 1:50pm on Sunday (anyone else leaving the hotel around 11:30am-12pm that wants to meet up/go together?).  My DH just informed me this morning that he changed my flight so I'm flying first class on the longer legs (I'm flying backwards through Philly first)...have I mentioned what a nice guy he is yet?
13. What events are you signed up for?
Donna suggested the Second City Show after dinner on Saturday, and I love to laugh, so we're going with the group!

14. Hobbies?
- Lots of DIY home and decorating projects
- Art
- Travel and planning our next trip (have I mentioned I'm anal?)
- Flea marketing, antiquing
- Collecting things; old kitchen things (red handled tools, pie tins, bakeware, enamelware), polish pottery, crocks, bobbins, Erzgebirge tiny wooden toys (when you forget to play, you get old)
- Writing and blogging
15. Career?
I've had too many...maybe it's my 'almost ADHD'...naw, we've moved around a lot (seven homes) and it's me finding the new job each time;
- As a teen: cashier at a grocery store, lifeguard, summer art program assistant instructor
- As a college grad: art teacher (and aerobic dance instructor, yup me, for almost 10 years), activities director for a 'young seniors/classes based' senior center, then several jobs in the business world last leading business process improvement in a large fortune 500
- Since our last move: mostly Mom, Wife, home project/decorator

16. Single? Married? In a relationship?
Married my best friend (and nicest guy ever)...30 years in April (just wait until I tell you what he already gave me)

17. Your birthday month?
April...born the same day and year as my DH

18. What do you want other BOOBs to know about you? 
That I'm so looking forward to meeting each and every one of you (and I'm a seriously nervous BOOBs 'fat girl' wonders, will anyone like me?!...anyone else nervous?). 
Got to run...I'm off to take DS2 to his job interview, then to school for a work permit (hopefully), then to the Doc's.  We're cleaning out his closet and getting ready for school to start tomorrow the rest of the day.  I'll catch up soon...I hope...


Lap Band Gal said...

Can't wait to meet you in person in Chicago! :)

Darlin1 said...

Oh Nancy.........I can't wait to meet you!! Just so you know the Second City Night is Friday.....we couldn't miss any of our lovelies on Sat! Rest up girlfriend....we're going to need it!!!

Judi said...

Hi Nancy....
Gee I am so jealous. I would love to go to Chicago. But, in the world of academia...the timing is waaaaay off! Maybe I really will retire in 2013 so I can do all those things I love to do....!
Have a drink or two or even three for me!

Jen said...

We already LOVE you!!!

Sandy Lee said...

Can't wait to meet you in person. You are my hero. Please add me to your dance card. Or drink card. Or whatever they are calling it nowadays.

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