Five Question Friday! 08.27.10

Well, not much to write on the IF front right now, so I figured I’d jump in on one of Mama M’s FQFs. If you want to join in, head on over to her blog and link up! 

1. How many pets do you have?

Well, we currently have two dogs (a 4yo border collie/aussie mix & a 2yo border collie/rott mix), though honestly we’re quite seriously thinking of giving the younger one to my parents when they come to visit in six weeks. He’s a jumper, and when I say jumper, I mean he can jump ANYTHING, which means he subsequently wanders around town being a total nuisance until we find him or he decides to jump back into the (fence in) yard. At this point, I’m afraid he’ll either get hit by a car or nip at a child on a bicycle (bike tires are a trigger for him for some reason – he’s normally very sweet). So yeah, my parent’s dog died a couple of months ago and they’re looking at getting a new pup. Since they live on a farm with many many acres that he can roam on, we’re thinking Kasey might just be happier there. It’s a hard decision to give up your dog though!

2. If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?

The Dalai Lama. I think it’d be so wonderful to feel the level of peace and enlightenment that he does on a daily basis. I could use some of that in my life. Two of his three major commitments that “guide him” on a daily basis are the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness” and “the fostering of inter-religious harmony.” How wonderful is that?! Love, happiness, acceptance… all good things to live by. 

3. What is your favorite money saving tip?

Drink lower quality beer, not less. 😉 

Some friends of ours were laughing when we told them that we had to switch to “recession buster beer” this past year (Busch/Busch Light) instead of our normal (Bud/Bud Select) in order to save some money. They made a good point that we could just drink less, but where’s the fun in that?!

4. What do you want your kids to be when they grow up?

HA. What a rude question to ask an Infertile. 

Kidding. Kind of. Anyways, hopefully when I have kids, I just want them to be healthy. I don’t want them to struggle with health issues, or confidence issues, or family issues, or any issues whatsoever. I realize this isn’t realistic, but it’s what I want! I hope I can raise my kids the way my Mom does (she supports us in whatever endeavor strikes a chord with us at that moment in time!).

5. What is your favorite quote?

Never frown, because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.

I have no idea who wrote this, but I feel like it’s a great reminder on a daily basis of how I want to try to live my life – smiling. It’s definitely harder some days than others, but I can at least try to smile through the tears.


  1. LOVE the saving money tip LOLOL. And the Dalai Lama is a great choice..would have never thought of that!

  2. Quick question….have you ever tried a no-jump harness? It makes it borderline impossible for them to jump higher than a foot off the ground. I had a jumper, I MEAN JUMPER, of a dog too. Totally awesome thing about that dog….she could climb chain link fence. It is exactly how you are picturing it too, like a little furry rock climber getting hand-holds. That dog made me nuts.

  3. Good answers! We have an Aussie mix too!

  4. I LOVE that quote. I think I'm gonna put that as an alarm in my phone each day so that I can be reminded of it (maybe at aroun 2:00pm when the day is completely dragging and I've turned into a terror at work)!

  5. Love your saving money tip.I also can understand the flustration and tears associated with infertility. We went to doctors and I shed many tears, but I'm happy to report we have two happy healthy Renegades now! 🙂

  6. I think we all need a little more love, happiness and acceptance. It sure would make the world a better place!

  7. Your saving money tip is awesome!Take care and have a great weekend.

  8. Apparently, I'm leaving you a warm, fuzzy internet hug! Though, I do agree….comments are always so nice. :> It is hard to loose or give up a loved animal, but it really sounds like you are trying to make the best decision for your pup and the community around you. There used to be a dog that lived across the street who was a jumper….as in jumped straight up and over a six foot fence! Even though I had seen him do it a number of times, I was shocked every time. :> Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you…I'm so happy that its Friday!! :>

  9. You're all "The Dalai Lama" and I'm sitting here thinking "Rob Dyrdek". I feel like less of a person now. Ha!

  10. great answers, esp the one about the beer. you always make me laugh!!

  11. Hey do you guys live in Denver? And where did you get your dog? I am trying (probably unsuccessfully) to find my dog's history in Denver. I adopted him in January, and he looks a lot like your dog! He's a border collie mix, I don't know with what.

  12. Nope – 5 hrs southwest of there actually. Got him at the humane society. Sorry!

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