Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm it

I've been tagged by Natalie in the game of "Eight things about me." Natalie is the sister of my dear friend Erin. Erin just lives across town from me and is too technologically defunct to have a blog. In fact, I'm editing this post to add that she just called me to ask how to change the page layout on a Word document. Oh mercy!

Heck, we just convinced her to get a cell phone in the last few months!

So, Natalie and I have become bloggy friends and when she comes across the state line to see her sis, I try to get in on the fun. She is an amazing writer - sarcastic and hilarious - just my style.

Anyhoo, here are the rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random fact/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose people to get tagged and list their name.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.

Eight Things About Me:

1. At 5'3", I am by far the shortest person in my family. My "little" brother is 6'2" and my mom and sister are three and five inches taller than me. I was ALWAYS the shortest kid in my class growing up and my mom tried to make me feel special by calling me "petite."

2. When I was in junior high, Wham was my favorite band, cuz baby you could take me to hell and back just as long as we're together, and you doooooooooo, baby!.... sorry, I got carried away for a moment. My cool mom came up with some concert tickets for nosebleed seats and took my sister and me and maybe a friend or two to the concert. It was an outdoor venue and raining that night, my mom happened to ask at the ticket booth if there were any seats available under the pavilion. Yeah baby, FRONT ROW. I touched George Michael's foot. Yeah I did. Really, I did.

3. I love to dance. Coincidentally, I chose a university that does not allow dancing. During my freshman year, my girlfriends and I snuck out many times to a local bar dance club. There was an upper level dance floor and one night we were groovin' away with it all to ourselves. The DJ stopped the music and yelled out, "Hey you up there on top!" We thought we were so cool and used that quote many times for the next 3+ years to get each other's attention across campus.

4. Aside from any potty accidents, I wash, dry, iron, fold and put away all of our family's laundry every Saturday. I fit it all into one day because I like that I can be done with a chore and not think about it for an entire week, unlike chores like DISHES, which are always there. A little quirk, I rotate all our clothes, particularly socks and underwear. I take out the clothes in the drawer to put the clean stuff away and the unworn clothes go on top so they will be worn before the ones I just washed. I'm really not OCD in any other area but this. If you saw my minivan, you'd know I'm not lying.

5. I had a little spending problem in college and ran up a bit of a credit card debt that I maintained by managing to pay the minimum payment. One of the things my financially responsible fiance' asked of me was to pay off my debt before we got married. Three months before the wedding, he found out that I hadn't made much progress. He threatened to cancel the wedding. If you know him, you know he was serious. I hopped to it for my man and when we got back from our honeymoon, I received the last statement with a $75 balance. Good choice Laurie.

6. I have little to no fashion sense. I depend on my college roommates Amanda and Carrie and our annual spending sprees girls' weekends for them to get me out of my "mom jeans" (which aren't as bad as SNL mom jeans, I promise). My style is finding something I like and buying it in several colors. Hmmm, come to think of it, that's my hubby's style as well.

7. I have a secret love for Chef Boyardee (ok Ash, I know it's not secret to you). Any cold, dreary afternoon gives me the craving to open a can of Spagettios or Ravioli. Unfortunately, I don't buy OR eat it very often anymore thanks to my organic-hyper-nutritious-brainwashing friends (ahem, Ashley and Erin) who have convinced me that there is a reason WHY eating it makes me feel like CRAP.

8. I like to watch behavior rehabilitation shows like "Supernanny," "Intervention," and "It's Me or the Dog." Kenyon HATES these and wonders why in the world I would torture myself watching these shows full of people with ridiculous and often destructive behavior. I think I just like to see bad turned to good and common sense rule.

Done. I tag Mama Shoe, a newer bloggy friend of mine who is also a mom of four little boys.

5 comments:

  1. i didn't know that about the dancing frosh year....good thing i never went because i am a terrable dancer - so i think! and i don't think your hubby would really cancel the wedding - would he?!

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  2. ACK! Chef Boyardee? Say it isn't so! My stomach is curdling just thinking about it.

    I figure Erin can handle about one technological advance a year. This year a cell phone. Next year? She'll turn it on.

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  3. Okay you are OCD!!! Moving around clean laundry in the drawers...you go girl! I don't even do that (but i have thought about it especially w/ Jeff's t-shirt) HA!! :))) When is our next spending spree??? We need to work on that one. xo.

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  4. You are adorable...the mom jeans made me smile..I'd like to borrow you on Saturdays..

    Hope you're doing well. And I hope this finds you well.

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