Take Five

Take Five is something that I am borrowing from Soap Opera Digest. The last page of their issue, they ask an actor five questions about themselves.

So I thought I would share my Take Five questions with everyone every month for fun. If you have any questions, send them to me and I might just answer them.

July 2010 — Take Five

Do you like rainy days or snowy winter days more?

Growing up in Michigan, I would have to say I like snowy winter days. But now that I live in San Antonio, Texas, I will not be seeing any snowy winter days anytime soon.

Name 3 things in nature you find most beautiful?

Rainbows, Waterfalls and trees with their leaves changing colors in the Fall

Do you remember your favorite teacher?

My third grade teacher, Mrs. Carol Lang. I had her for both 3rd and 4th grade. I would love to find out where she is now.

Tell me about the last movie you’ve watched?

Toy Story 3. I am a huge Toy Story fan. I watch Toy Story  and/or Toy Story 2 at least three times a month on my iPod. I can’t wait till I can get Toy Story 3 on there too. I think this might be the Pixar movie that wins an Oscar for Best Picture.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would love to go to Spain or Italy. Some place near the water with blue skies, good food and good wine!

June 2010 — Take Five

Pink or Red? I like Red!

What makes you scratch your head?

The way that some people dress! You know they had to look in the mirror and thought that they looked good before walking out the door. I have already warned my friends, if they see me looking like a sauage because my shirt or pants are too tight, they better tell me!

Would you bungee jump?

NO. I mean… Hell No. No need givin gthe Angel of Death any help. :)

Hugs or Kisses?

Neither, not a big fan of hugs or kisses.

What is on your mouse pad?

ELVIS PRESLEY! I got the mouse pad from my co-workers, Mary and Eve in 1999. It looks a little dirty, but I love it!

May 2010 – Take Five

Are you mostly a clean or messy person?

Overall, I’m more of a messy person. I don’t like to clean, so things tend to get dusty. It’s only when the dust becomes medium sized dust bunnies do I think about cleaning.

You see yourself getting married in the next 5 years?

NO! I am a firm believer that I am meant to be a “Lone Wolf”!

Which is the most funniest prank played on you or played by you?

I worked with some really gullible people at The Palace of Auburn Hills (home of the Detroit Pistons). One April Fool’s day, I asked the girls if they heard about what happened to the window washers? I told them that one of them fell. They got all concerned when I told them that he was on the ground and hurt. I told them he had a “crack” in his butt from the fall!

OK, maybe not the funniest, but I had them going.

Do you miss your childhood?

Certain things I do miss. Like not having any responsibilities, recess, having the summer off from school. But there is no way I would do it all over again, once was enough for me.

What is the first thing you notice about people?

Their smile.

April 2010 – Take Five

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I think it would be interesting to go into meetings and see what is really being said and done. That way, you could see/hear what people are really thinking.

What was your favourite toy as a child  . . .and now?

As a kid, I loved my Lite-Brite! I could sit and play with that thing forever when I was a kid. I think I even swallowed a few of those little plastice pieces!! Look at them, they look like candy!!

Now — I LOVE MY iPOD!! I listen to it every day. I love to organize all of the songs and make sure everything looks the same.

What is stashed under your bed/mattress?

Nothin. My friend, Rita slept with her mattress on the floor, I liked it and now I sleep with my mattress on the floor. I didn’t like the feeling of the bed rolling around on the hard-wood floors, so I feel safer with the mattress on the floor.

What are you really afraid of?

Being one of those people at the corners begging for money! Don’t know why I have such a fear of being like that. But everytime I see them, I try to avoid eye contact.

Who was the first celebrity you had a crush on?

That would be David Sould from “Starkey and Hutch”, a TV show from the 70′s. I just loved him! Blonde hair and blue eyes!! Then when he came out with a record… I think I wore that poor little 33″ record out!! “Don’t Give Up On Us Baby”, how could you not love that song? I would love to see what he looks like now, but everytime I Google a celebrity from the past… Let’s put it this way, I rather remember what they use to look like! :)

March 2010 – Take Five

What’s your opinion about your parents’ relationship?

My mom recently died and I heard a lot of stories about her and my dad from family and friends. They were almost married for 50 years. But they knew each other since elementary school. My grandmother (my dad’s mom) once showed me my dad’s yearbook from when he was in the 7th grade. He wrote in there – Joe + Lydia.

So I guess they were always met to be together. But I did hear when my mom was a senior in high school; she said that she would not marry my dad if he was the last man on earth! Good thing she changes her mind!

What is your pet peeve in traffic?

Slow drivers in the fast lane on the highway. Didn’t we all learn that in driver’s education? Sometimes I wish I could give them a little nudge like the NASCAR do.

Can you fake any accents?

I liked in Kentucky (Louisville and Lexington) for about four years. Towards the end of my stay there, I sounded like a local. So now whenever I talk about Kentucky, I slip into my Kentucky accent.

What place in the US would you most like to visit? Why?

I would like to go to the west coast of the United States. California, Oregon, Washington. I would love to be near the ocean and drive along the coast and take pictures of all the sights. And to eat freah seafood!

Even been arrested?

Knock on wood, I have not been arrested. I have had a handful of speeding tickets. I got two in one week once. But haven’t done anything too bad to get myself arrested.

February 2010 – Take Five

Why were you given your particular name? I was told by my mom that Cynthia and Sylvia were her favorite names. She named my sister, Cynthia and I got Sylvia.

How many brothers and sisters do you have? I have one older sister, Cynthia, who is five years older than me and a younger brother, Joe, who is 19 months younger than me.

Which bad habits of other people drive you crazy? People who snap their gum in the work place. I just don’t understand why they think they can bother everyone else around them!!

Do you like to dance? They question should be, if I can dance?? Which would be NO!! I love watching some of the traditional Mexican dances. But I never learned how to do they and don’t think I can learn them!

What is the weirdest thing I have ever eaten? I’m Mexican, so we pretty much eat everything on a cow except the moo!! I remember eating kidney’s when I was growing up. They were interesting to eat. If I thought about it too much, there was not enough Heinz 57 sauce in the world to cover the taste!

January 2010 – Take Five

Favorite Perfume? Chanel No. 5. I have loved this perfume since I was a teenager.

Do I like my handwriting? Sometimes, if I take my time, I can write pretty good. But if I’m in a hurry… watch out!

What is my favorite lunch meat? Roast beef has to be my favorite with Olive Loaf second.

Red or Pink? Definitively red.

Have you ever met a famous person? I have met a few. Louie Anderson, Nancy Lieberman, some WNBA basketball players. When I was working with the Detroit Shock, I got to pick up Matthew Laurance  (90210) from the airport and we stopped at Krispy Kremes for donuts.

December 2009 – Take Five

Favorite Holiday? I have always liked Christmas. the lights, music and smells of the season.

Dead or Alive — who would I want to met? Elvis Presley! I would love to see him in concert and be able to ask him questions.

Something that people may not know about me In high school, I throw the shot put and disc. I was pretty good with the shot put, made it to the State (Michigan) meet 3 out of my 4 years in high school.

Oldest friends on Facebook There are a couple of people that I was in kindergarten with that I am friends with on Facebook. That’s been 37 years!

Hoarder? After moving my stuff to two different States (Kentucky and Texas), I have learned not to be a hoarder!! I hated the fact that I moved junk! I try to keep only what I need.

November 2009 – Take Five

Chocolate or Vanilla? I would have to go with Chocolate — milk, cake, candy…

Which one of your former teachers would you like to talk to right now? It would be my 3rd/4th grade teacher, Mrs. Lang. She would read the “Little House on the Prairie” books every afternoon. I remember her fondly.

What have you wanted to do but are afraid to try? White water rafting.

What gets on your nerves? When people call themselves “stupid”. Are they looking for sympathy or someone to boost their ego and tell them that they are not stupid? After hearing it 10-20 times, it gets very old!

What is/was your favorite TV show? Knots Landing — I use to watch this show with my friends Kristelle and Karen.

October 2009 – Take Five

What is your worst habit? I hate to clean, dusting and vacuuming — I don’t like doing them!

What is your greatest fear? Being totally alone when I get older, not having anyone around me to help me if I need it.

What do you hope to be remember for? Someone who did something to help others.

What talent do you wish you were born with? I wish I could play dance and sing. I can do neither, but I can chair dance and sing in my car with the best of them!

What is your favorite board game? Scrabble — I didn’t play it when I was young, but know I have it on my cell phone and I love playing it whenever I am waiting in line or have a few minutes.

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