Monday, November 26, 2007


Everyone is feeling much better here, but I have spent the day getting us back on track. As a result, I have no deep thoughts or hilarious quotes. Except for what happened last night at dinner. We were in a restaurant and my husband had taken one of the boys to the restroom. As he was walking back across the dining room, K spotted them and yelled, "Hey, Daddy? Did you poop or just tee tee?" Chuckles erupted from a couple of nearby tables.

Since I have nothing particularly meaningful to offer, how about a laugh or two at my expense. I received a fun "tag" from Kelli today, so here you completely random things about me.

1. I always drink fast food drinks with two straws. It started in high school when Randi was dating Katie's brother, Andy. He insisted that once you tried it there was no turning back. It is true. Once you've had sips that big, one straw is puny.

2. When reading fiction, I cannot resist reading the last page of a book first. Control freak who doesn't like surprises or wise woman who wants to manage her time efficiently and not waste it on something that ends decide. :-)

3. I rarely do memes. I tend to think of my blog as a place to record memories or share what's on my heart rather than structured writing exercises. That and I am still really juvenile and rebellious about random memes.

4. One of my favorite things about being a Mama is dancing around the kitchen with my children, but I am not a good dancer and am really uncomfortable dancing in front of people.

5. I am anal about some things and incredibly laid back about others--and even I cannot explain why. All the bills in my wallet are in numerical order and facing the same way. My closet is arranged by type of clothing (pants, skirts, sweaters, long sleeve, short sleeve, suits/dresses, lounging clothes) and then by color (light to dark). Yet, I have a random drawer in every room of my house that is kind of a disaster, I haven't balanced my checkbook in years...and my car is disgusting!

6. My career goal for 7-8 years of my life was to be a television reporter or talk show host. I abandoned it my sophmore year of college and now haven't watched a talk show or television news in years.

7. I really hate being cold. I have Raynaud's which causes my fingertips and toes to turn white when it is below 60 degrees. Sometimes I wear gloves in the freezer section of the grocery store!

Just in case that was not enough, there are lots more random things about me here and here.


Sincerely Anna said...

I so wanted to be a TV reporter, too. And I am a split personality about being anal retentive also - my kitchen cabinets are immaculate and dishes are neatly stacked a certain way but WOAH is this computer desk I'm sitting at a disaster! There are chords everywhere!

Sincerely Anna said...

cords and chords (husband is a guitar player) ha ha!

Pam said...

I went to college to be a TV reporter and got sidetracked after my first print journalism class. Then I never turned back. I have often wondered if I had what it took to do TV broadcasting.

I dance with my three at home, too, but rarely have the confidence to even strike a pose in public, let alone dance.

I've also got the split personality when it comes to the issues of my being anal about certain things, but a slob about others.

My closet is just like yours, and the girls asked the other day if I did that on purpose. I told them it eases stress when dressing if I can have all the colors together. They looked at me like I'd sprouted a second head while they watched. It works for me. : )

Mindy said...

WOW! I thought my friends and I were the only people in the world who thought it was great fun to drink from two straws. We also started it in high school......
OH - and I also have Reynaud's----mine has just started acting up recently and it has been scarey at times when my fingernails are blue.

Nice to know we have some things in common.
Blessings to you and your family!
In HIM -

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

re: #6 That is one we share. Left home at 18 for college just *knowing* I was gonna be the next Barbara Walters! LOL Graduated with a telecommunications degree in video/audio production and then promptly NEVER held a "real" job doing it! LOL

Renee said...

Sounds like we all have our certain areas that we like just so and other areas that can't stay clean to save their life or ours. :)

Glad everyone is feeling better!!! We've got one down with strep at the moment and trying our best to keep everyone else well.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

First, let me say how honored I am that you played along. Especially on the heels of an ear infection marathon.

Second, LOVED the opening story. My husband and I still giggle over the time that he took our son with him into the bathroom (because said son begged him to) only to have this announcement made in the stall: "Whoa, Dad! That's a lot of poo-poo. You're a stud!"

katie said...

that is so funny. i can totally hear andy saying something like that about straws, but i don't think he still does that. i'll have to ask him.

i can relate to the closet/drawer thing. at least something looks organized!

His Doorkeeper said...

My sister suffers from Raynaud's also. We were shopping the other day and it was cool outside and the top part of her fingers were bone white! Guess more people than you know have it.