My friend Mary (aka The Food Floozie) had a lovely post over on her blog today and I thought I’d hijack it.  Not food related, per se, but it comes from a food blog so….

1. What do you think makes a good friend, or friendship?

A good friend is someone you can call on to help you out and they will help you, no questions asked and no complaints made.  This could be someone you knew years ago in college or someone you just met or someone you only know on the Internet but who steps up to help you.  One of my favorite songs is “You’re a Friend of Mine” by Clarence Clemons.  I particularly love the line that goes, “And you can count on me until the day you die.” I strive to be that kind of friend.

2. What is the last thing you bought & later regretted?
A pair of shorts from the Salvation Army.  They didn’t seem that short in the dressing room but once I got them home, I thought they were a little short.  They were only $2.99 though, so I’m not too bummed out.

3. Have you ever had a prank played on you?

Every April Fool’s Day, the kids go nuts saying things that aren’t true and then saying, “April Fool’s!”  I am not sure I would like to be the recipient of a huge prank though…I’m not sure how well I’d react.
4. What is your favorite theme park?

I’m not a fan of theme parks because I can’t handle the rides.  Since I have an anxiety disorder, I really don’t like to put myself through unnecessary stress.  I can handle water rides because I feel completely safe in water; not so in just plain air.  I do like water slides though, even though I perforated an eardrum on one when I was in junior high.

5. Have you ever seen someone else give birth?

Oh HELL no! I have tokophobia and would completely lose my shit if I had to watch that shit going on.  I’m getting freaked out just thinking about it.  Must stop now.

Thanks Mary for giving my friends a greater insight into me.


  1. Yenta Mary says:

    Patti — Which came first, where you work or the anxiety disorder??? Seems they don’t quite suit each other! Happy to have you nab the questions; I tried to give a vaguely food-related answer to a couple of ’em, but it was hard. Sometimes ya just have to veer off the path a bit, let people learn some things they might never have known otherwise … 🙂

  2. teacherpatti says:

    I’ve always had the anxiety disorder…my job now is actually much better than my old profession (legal aid law). It is very important for me to know that I will have time off or else I get really, well, anxious about it! I was lucky to get into teaching b/c there is always time off coming!!

  3. Lorrie says:

    I love reading stuff like this. The honesty just made my day. Refreshing.

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