80s Sighting and Squid

I've had a recurring 80s sighting during the last few weeks:

I know what you're thinking. "But...that's the brand new 2012 Chevy Sonic. How could that be 80s?" Let me explain -- it came with with free satellite radio for three months.  So guess who's been cranking the 1st Wave...and taking pictures of her car radio...

  Seriously, does it get any better than new car smell AND 80s new wave?  

And now I get to answer some questions about myself after being tagged by The Armchair Squid (a while ago, I know, but "Better late than never" has become my new motto.)

1. What is your dream vacation?

Hm, I'll say an extended stay in the Bavarian region of Germany.  Or maybe Tuscany.  Ooh, but what about Key West?  I reject this question - it's too hard.

2. Are you spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead?

I'm a planner at heart, but I've become comfortable with winging it.

3. Tell us one thing you want to do but don't dare do it.

I'd like to tell you, really I would...but I don't dare.

4. What's your biggest phobia?

Being old.  I don't want to do it.  Maybe I should take up smoking.

5. If you were stranded on a desert island-what three things would you want with you? (Not including your laptop or family)

Sunglasses, a Bible, Jeff Probst

6. Name three blessings in your life.

Sunglasses, the Bible, Jeff Probst

7. What was your nickname in High School?

Veb.  Sadly, that's the only one I can think of.

8. If you could meet the President of the United States, what would you say to him?

"I have some ideas ..."

9. If you could be any literary character, who would you be?

Elizabeth Bennet Darcy.

10. What is your favorite quote?

"He didn't stop Christmas from coming. It came!"

Thanks, Squidward, that was fun!  And thanks, everyone, for stopping by for my nonsense.  It's Thursday, so time for the Author! Author! Blog Hop, hosted by Omnific Publishing.  The other authors probably have something worthwhile to say, so I encourage you to check them out.


DL Hammons said...

I'm scratching my head over "Veb", and I LOVE your quote! :)

Tara Tyler said...

ha ha! your answers funny!
and i assume you found the 80s on 8 channel =)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - nice! And you'll have to explain Veb someday.

Suze said...

Can I just say I wish we lived in the same city? Can you imagine how much fun we'd have hanging out ... Veb? ;)

Debra Anastasia said...

Love the car! So cute!

L.G.Smith said...

I'm always listening to 1st Wave. Yep, stuck in the 80's with you.

And I second a week in Bavaria. Just for the desserts. :)

Heather Murphy said...

Ha ha! The Jeff Probst references are hilarious :) I think he lives a little more posh than the Survivors though. He might not be much help

Feather Stone said...

I had to smile at your comment about old age - which is where I'm parked right now. Sooner or later the parking bylaw officer will stop by and issue me a ticket. Then, I'll spread my wings and fly. When they say old age is not for sissies, that's so true. But it's also a time when I get to do whatever, whenever, however. I get up late, watch all the working stiffs rush off to work while I sip my coffee and wonder if I should paint and write today, or just sit and read. LOL

Janie Junebug said...

I, too, want to be Lizzie Bennet. My high school nickname was "Skank." Just kidding. I think. How should I know what everybody said behind my back?


Cherie Colyer said...

Love your answers. I've decided I'm just not going to get old. I'm working on how exactly to accomplish this. You're welcome to join me!

Cherie Colyer said...

Love your answers. I've decided I'm just not going to get old. I'm working on how exactly to accomplish this. You're welcome to join me!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Oh, it would be so much fun to be Elizabeth Bennet. Have you ever seen the movie Lost in Austen? It's about a modern 21st century girl who loves reading Pride and Prejudice; she ends up entering the world of the novel and trades places with Elizabeth. So basically she gets to find out what it's like to be her, and she has some pretty interesting encounters with Mr. Darcy.

Jennifer Lane said...

Jeff Probst? Ha HA! You restrained yourself well on that presidential question--I'd have a LOT to say. Congrats on the new car smell and satellite radio--HEAVEN!

Johanna Garth said...

Can I join you in the avoidance of getting old ;)

The Armchair Squid said...

Thanks for playing! Well played on #3.

Suze said...

Hi, Nick. You may be traveling, already, not sure -- I just wanted to let you know I'd tagged you for a game, too.

LynNerdKelley said...

Veb sounds like a great name for a character! Congrats on the new car. Looks like an awesome system that came with it. Enjoy!