- hello Krystal Murray
- Username: kmurr
- In response to: "What was the comfort food you enjoyed most growing up?" um Cheese, cheese, and more cheese. lol! I'd just run to the fridge and grab a slice o'cheese! :) yummy!
- kmurr's latest answers
- I'd Like to Buy a Vowel
Wheel of Fortune!!!! I'd rock it OUT!! :)
I've been a fan of Wheel of Fortune before I could even read! I remember sittin in my Papa's lap and calling out all the letters to solve the puzzle!!! If I did solve, I'd get SOOOO EXCITED!!! :)
So, thanks, Papa, for introducing me to that wonderful, colorful wheel and the puzzles that unfolded!
Hopefully if I ever go on the game, I won't freeze up and not be the rock star that I am at home!
- A Law That Should Exist
Plinky asked me if I could enact one new law what would it be? My answer is to regulate food choices for children in order to prevent childhood obesity.
A very interesting Los Angeles Times article states that there's a new ordinance to only provide toys with children's meals if they have fruit instead of fries, scheduled to take effect December 2011.
I think this is an important strive to decrease the likelihood of childhood obesity. Not to get on a soapbox, but there are several possible negative outcomes that come with obesity. As stated in the article linked above, cardiovascular disease, bone and joint problems, as well as adulthood type 2 diabetes can be attributed to childhood obesity.
I think if we use the positive reinforcement, as described in this virtual psychology classroom, we will increase the likelihood that children well make their own choices-to eat healthier.
Now, if only we had a positive reinforcer we could use for adults to deter their decision for the fries in the fast food line... hmmm if only adults got toys with their grown-up meal! :) I'd be a hypocrite if I said I always chose the healthy road. I'm just saying, we need to mold our children (the future of our world) into a healthier way of thinking than what is acceptable today. Regulating what their fast food intake be would help parents steer their children toward healthy choices.
- Who Do You Think You Are?! My Most Memorable Interview
Hi, I'd like a job, now let me be candid.
When I interviewed for _enter largest retail store in possibly the world_, I had the most memorable conversation I can ever remember. Don't ask me why, but I decided to be entirely too honest with the manager interviewing me.
Here's how it went...
Manager: Do you think people get where they are in life by the people they know?
Me: Yes. (She proceeded to blankly stare at me like WTH is this girl for real?!)
Me: Well, I wouldn't be here now, would I?
Ha! I dunno where I found the audacity at the moment... I was still a young thing and wasn't very familiar with the manager, either! It was true, what I said, though. I worked in _enter overly popular fast food joint_ that was located inside the store and got to know one of the other managers who got the ball rolling for me to get the job.
- What I Want to be Remembered for...
There's a powerful, unmistakable generation of mothers I have to follow. Hopefully I can, but if anything, I want to be remembered for being the very best mother I could ever be for my future children.
Although I'm not a parent yet, I someday hope to be, I want to be remembered for being the very best mother. I know I have two very important mother figures in my life and other mothers who have become my friends, and I could only HOPE to become half the mother they are. I will be sad to say that my grandmother (Mama) who raised me won't be around my future children the way she was with me. I just hope I carry on her legacy and make her proud. My biological mom has been there for me and we are so close--and I can only hope to have the kind of relationship we have with my own children. Also, and you know who you are, some of my very best friends are mothers and they have given me examples of what a mom or mother should be--caring, a disciplinarian, a giver, etc... I could go on and on...
But, that is what I want to be remembered for: that I was the very best mother I could be (to my future children;))!
- Even the smallest words can mean the world...
Ever have someone say something that took your breath away? Or made your heart flutter? Here's an example of one time recently that happened to me.
My boyfriend has done some pretty incredible things for me and my family the past few years. This year, over thanksgiving break, he said something that swept e off my feet.
I told him thank you for something he did for my Papa.
Micah said, "He's my family, too. If he hadn't raised you, I wouldn't have you."
That is romance for me. Almost made me cry. My boyfriend is the kindest, noblest man I know. I get romance every day!