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Monday, February 2, 2009


My BFF, AKA Lucy (not her real name) did this on her blog, and I thought it was cute, so I'm doing it.


Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

1. You can't tell this from my blog, but I have a potty mouth. I used to cuss a lot before I had kids, now I mostly do it inside my head. I haven't done it on my blog--not sure why--but I'm seriously thinking of starting.

2. Shit. Damn. Son of a Bitch. Fuckity Fuck Fuck. Hee hee. That felt good!

3. I have watched Days of our Lives since the summer I was 8 years old.

4. Speaking of t.v., I love my reality t.v. shows. I am currently watching "The Biggest Loser," "The Bachelor," "Diet Tribe," " True Beauty" (so bad, but oh so good), and I also love "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race."

5. I taught Elementary Special Education before my current position as Mom. Not to brag, but I was really good, people. I loved my job and the kids and still think about them. I had continued to tutor until this year and I miss it. I miss getting out of the house once a week and doing something professional. And I miss the cash monies. : )

6. I have a new fave snack. It's a yogurt parfait of sorts. I layer Light and Fit Vanilla Yogurt with fresh blueberries and barenaked granola. Sometimes I add in a few mandarin oranges if I'm feeling orangy. Damn yummy snack. And healthy!

7. I LOVE Dansko shoes in the cold weather. They are big and clunky and ohhhh, so comfy. I have several pair and they are super duper.

8. In the warm weather, I love my croc sandals. I think they were pretty much the only shoe I wore last summer. I can only find one of them right now--I'm thinking the other one is under my bed (note to self: send Matthew under the bed to check--that's an added bonus of having children) and it was warm here yesterday and I couldn't freakin' wear them!

9. Speakin' of freakin' . . . I think I'm going to have to tone that down in front of the kids. The other day, Matthew said "Mom . . . I can't get my freakin' pants on!"

10. We're on a chili fix. We've made several batches the past couple of weeks, and I think we have perfected the recipe. I will start it and do the basics, then Mike will come in and tweak it up. Oh, gracious. It was delish!

11. I've blogged my quirks before, but I have to brush my teeth before I get in the shower. I have to. I have tried to get in the shower first and I can't do it. I turn the water off and go brush my teeth.

12. I have lived in Dallas almost 20 years and I can't find a hair stylist that I like. What the hell? (Hee Hee I cussed again). My last several hair cuts have been from Rosa at Style America, which is fine, but surely to God there is something better out there. I also color my hair myself.

13. I have known my aforementioned BFF since I was 12. Except we hated each other for the first year. She spread evil rumors about me (that I colored my hair--gasp!)

14. I met my husband in a bar. When I saw him, I thought he looked like the nicest guy. And I was right! We've been together almost 12 years--married for 7, and he is still so nice. And he's cute, too.

15. I think tacky things about strangers in my head sometimes and it makes me laugh. I'm not being seriously judgemental or anything, I just do it to make myself laugh. And if I see a stranger on a recurring basis, I make up a name for them.

16. We have lived in our house for almost 6 years. There are positives and negatives about it--it's not our dream home, by any means. BUT--It does not have a pantry. Yes, you heard my correctly . . . it does not have a pantry. We knew this when we bought it, but I didn't realize what a big deal it was. It is a big deal. There's crapola everywhere. Our kitchen can not be clean because there's no place to put anything.

17. My favorite beverages are: Diet Coke (preferably from McDonald's--it's the best), really good iced tea (PF Changs has great tea) and Margaritas (I love the margaritas at Mi Cocina and Uncle Julios). Yum yum yum.

18. This is a big admission: I don't shower every day. Believe me, I would if I could, but there are some days that I can't because of the kids. I plan to do it when Molly's napping and then she wakes up too fast or something. I'm looking forward to the days of showering every day.

19. I can pick things up with my toes. Things like pens that fall under the table, the razor in the shower, etc.

20. I am a really inconsistant emailer. Or email responder--whatever. I do fairly well responding for a few days and then I'll get a few long emails to respond to (which I love getting!) but then I get overwhelmed or something and have to let them sit for a few days (or even longer--that's bad). Part of it is that I get busy with the kids and when I do have a few minutes to do something, it's usually stupid laundry or stupid cleaning. And then part of it is that I really want to respond with a lengthy email and I think I'll do it after the kids are in bed and then I'm tired or want to actually spend some time with Mike. If I owe you an email, I promise it's not personal.

21. My mom thinks I don't make Matthew and Molly wear their coats, hats, gloves, etc. enough. She may have a slight point, but first of all--we're usually just getting in and out of the car. Secondly, I know in my heart that my grandmother Irene, bless her soul, scarred me for life because she always, always, always made me bundle up to the point of ridiculousness--INCLUDING WEARING A HEADSCARF!!!!!!!! OK. That is damaging to a child. Don't ever do that. Thirdly, we live in Texas where it's freezing in the morning and 85 by 3:00.

22. I like to be by myself. I really like it. I love, love, love Mike and the kids, but I was an only child. It's just wonderful to have a few minutes to myself occassionally.

23. We buy our milk at Braums. We like the milk that doesn't have the growth hormones or antibiotics and it's gotten expensive at the store. And Braums milk is like $3.50/gallon and it tastes great, etc. Not that I drink a lot of milk--maybe just in cereal once a week. I've cut back because I think it makes me congested. Anywho . . .

24. When I was pregnant, I wore the big ole honkin' granny panties. I'm talking they were HUGE. I wasn't going for those cute below the tummy sexy panties. I went purely for comfort in this arena. Everything else was so freakin' uncomfortable anyway--but not my undies! I'm sure Mike is glad they are gone! It wasn't pretty . . . but it was comfy!

25. When I was in college, my mom got this thing as a gift. It was a "bag" that you put in the microwave for 4 minutes and it got hot like a heating pad and it felt great on cold nights. Well, we did a lot of research and have made some improvements and my mom and I have perfected the bag of bliss. We make them now. They are the best. Mike and I heat three of them up every cold night and put them in our beds before we get in. We put them on our cold feet, and every other cold place and they have changed our lives! I've given some to friends and you can tell the people who love them because they always want another one! The other people don't get it, which is fine. They just don't get it. Well, I'm in the process of making some for a few lucky people. Do you think you will be one of them????

Well now I'm supposed to tag 25 people to do this. I don't even know 25 people. Well, I probably do, but they surely don't read this blog! So--if you're reading, I'm tagging you via email or blog. Tag!

5 people had nice things to say:

Anonymous said...

I love you and your 25 quirkie things - cussing is good for the soul, alone time is required for sanity, crock sandels a big NO!, yes, you are the most beautiful woman I know!
kiss kiss

Lucy said...

So many comments...

#9--Also hilarious!
#16--We don't have a pantry here either; it's awful!
#21--Another hilarious!
#22--Amen to the alone time. I get a lot of it right now since I'm not working, but back when I did work sometimes I would take personal days on days I knew Ricky couldn't so I could have a day to myself. Tacky, but wonderful!
#25--Hello, I live in super-cold Chicago. I'm just saying...

Griffith Family said...

Love this post!! Laughed and loved your confessions of the soul. The cussing was hilarious. Never would have pegged you for a potty mouth. You hide it well. Friend- I cannot even think of 25 things- especially anything interesting! So, I unpeg me, but will come back and read this post again!


Hollie said...

SO FUNNY! Those were great...I don't think I could come up with 25 things either, but I might just surprise myself!

I miss you! Maybe after your FUN weekend, we can get together next week! Love you!

Jessica said...

#2? Hysterical! Way to get it out of your system:-) I haven't looked at your blog in quite awhile but now I see why you enjoy it so much.