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WELCOME TO WEEK 25 OF FINISH THIS … your co-osts are LISA (COASTLINED), JEN (The Arizona Russums), BECKY (The Java Mama) and NICOLE (Three 31). The link up instructions are simple: answer the prompts in a post on your blog. Then, add the post to the collection list using the link below. Next week’s prompts are located at the bottom of this post.

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1. I have a quarter to use a pay phone, I call …
first of all, I only have, like, five phone numbers memorized, 9-1-1 being one of them! Depending on the situation, I would call Mom, Husband, Alan, or Rev L. Husband gets 98-percent of my calls, no matter the situation. However, sometimes I need to hear my Mom’s voice. If I needed to be bailed out of jail, I’d call Rev L (because I know her number). I’m 99.99999% sure she’d call Alan to report my shenanigans. Knowing my luck, they’d both show up at the county jail to point and laugh … then post my bail.

2. I found $25 in my pocket, I buy …
food, and, most likely, sushi or seafood. Celeste, a dear friend and lovely lady in my life, and someone else I’d call if I were in jail, once called sushi “a treat for your palette.” I totally agree! And I’ve never met a shrimp, fish, lobster, crab, or scallop I couldn’t eat.

3. I have 25 minutes to watch anything on TV, I turn on …
Teen Mom or 16 & Pregnant or Chopped or The Real Housewives or MasterChef. I watch Wheel of Fortune every night, religiously, so that’s a given. For a treat, I like to watch cooking competitions, grown women act like fools, and, if I’m feeling like a parenting failure, Teen Mom. It lifts my spirits immediately. Basically, I feel blessed (and somewhat normal) after watching really bad TV. 🙂

4. A meal I can prepare, from start to finish. in 25 minutes or less is …
chicken (or pork) and rice. It’s one of Husband’s favorite meals and it’s so easy and simple to prepare. Season boneless chicken breasts (or boneless pork loin chops) and sauté over medium-high heat until done, remove from pan. Add uncooked rice (we like Uncle Ben’s original recipe), seasonings packet, and hot water to pan, bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook 15-20 minutes, until rice is cooked and water is absorbed. If I’m really in a time crunch, I’ll use instant rice or the packages of rice that cook in two minutes or less in the microwave. While the rice cooks, cube the chicken into bite-size pieces. When the rice is done, stir in the chicken and you’re done.

5. At the age of 25, I wish I had known …
that a child was DEFINITELY in my future and I’d need a bigger vehicle. In 2009, I purchased a 2007 Toyota Camry (in cash, mind you) but I had also looked at Toyota SUVs and Tundra CrewMax with giddy eyes. At the time, I convinced myself the car was the more logical choice. I don’t NEED an SUV or full-size pickup, even with Kamden, but it would be nice to have the extra room. But my Camry is paid for and I’d be stupid to have a car payment right now. Of course, the vehicle I really, really WANT is ridiculously stupid expensive and Mama didn’t raise no fool. My car gets great gas mileage and goes wherever Kamden needs to go because, let’s be honest, I’m just his titty-milk-producing chauffeur!

6. If I drove 25 miles DUE EAST from my house, I’d be in …
Mansfield, Texas. Home of my OB/Gynecologist, Dermatologist, Kamden’s Pediatrician, the hospital where Kamden was born, and Which Wich.

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I might be OBSESSED with turkey club sandwiches and house chips from Which Wich. I purposefully schedule doctor’s visits around the lunch hour so I can indulge in Which Wich. When I was pregnant, Husband quit asking where I ate lunch after maternity appointments after the third credit card charge in less than two weeks. In my hospital bag, I had a Which Wich bag (filled out with my order and name printed on the bottom) because I knew I’d be hungry after delivery!!! I still find any excuse to go to Which Wich. Two weeks ago, I attended a church conference and happily ate at the Which Wich located nearby. I’m convinced Jesus is a sandwich connoisseur and would appreciate Which Wich as much as I do. There is one in Mansfield and two in Fort Worth. I’ve been to all three, on multiple occasions! Besides tasting amazing and the bread being milk-free, I am a loyal customer because your sandwich is prepared fresh *AND* it is not a mess when you get it. Which Wich’s website is amazing and includes a complete list of common allergens for all of their menu items. I stopped going to another sandwich place (it rhymes with CUBMAY) because those people literally throw your sandwich together in a hot minute to rush you out the door and your sandwich looks nasty and tastes worse. I had a CUBMAY employee tell me I was obnoxious when I asked her to put the meat and veggies ON the bread instead of the sheet of paper. She literally grabbed a handful of spinach and turkey that had fallen off the bread and SLAMMED it down. I exited without my sandwich and never went back. At Which Wich, even though the price is higher, the quantity and quality of ingredients is so much better and the service is top-notch. Employees greet you with a smile as you walk in the door and your custom, made-to-order sandwich tastes great. I was not paid to endorse Which Wich, the company has no idea who I am. I just really, really like their food . If my calculations are correct, I am one purchase away from a free sandwich because I am in the loyalty program. Also, in the event Rev L and Alan have to bail me out of jail, I expect them to be armed with a Which Wich turkey bag with my name on it. 🙂

Now it’s your turn. Answer these prompts in a post on your own blog and join the link up! Come back next Wednesday for another round of Finish This where we’ll answer the prompts below!

Prompts for WEEK 26 (July 2) are:
It’s never too late …
I compare myself to others …
My personality is …
I can …
I embrace change …