Monday, January 23, 2006


Ack! Julie got me!

For those who may not read alot of blogs, or have only read this one (heaven forbid), there is a game of cyber tag going around on blogs and when you get tagged you have to answer some questions and then tag other hapless bloggers to answer the same. I have now been tagged, so here's more than you probably ever wanted to know about me:

What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was in college at Central Missouri State Univeristy (go Mules!), working on a degree in Communications and having a blast with my sorority sisters (Alpha Sigma Alpha) under 3 or so feet of snow.

What were you doing a year ago?

Since we were DTC in October, I was happily buying baby supplies for the future Tenley; and planning my baby shower with my Aunt while I cared for her as she battled Graft Vs. Host disease post Leukemia.

5 (ok 6)Snacks you enjoy:

Pretzels- soft, hard, with cheese or mustard...whatever.
Chocolate chip cookie dough. No need to bake.
Veggies & dip- carrots, mushrooms, bell pepper strips, & cucumbers with ranch.
Hummus & pita bread.
Anything from the fried food group. Mozzerlla, zuchini, fries, mushrooms...anything.
Ice Cream! Boston Cream Pie or Gold Medal Ribbon from Baskin Robbins, Chocolate Malted Crunch from Thrifty.

5 Things you would do if you were a millionare:

Grab Meg, get on plane and fly 1st class to NY, go directly (by limo) to Louis Vuitton store and buy a full matching set of luggage, spend the rest of the week eating, seeing Broadway shows, and shopping to fill the luggage.
Buy Mom a condo in Montery or Carmel, buy a big old house to restore with lots of acreage for our family.
Travel!! I love to travel! I have so many places in the world I haven't seen yet. We'd only go home to do laundry and get home studies for Tenley's sisters completed.
Get Tenley a sister or 2. Or 3. Get as many animals as the law will allow from the local shelter. And a horse- I've always wanted to own a horse.
Hire a masseuse, personal chef and several maids- including one to do nothing but pick up and organize my closet.

5 Bad Habits:

I talk to myself. Constantly. People look at me like I'm retarded. I've taken to leaving my cell headset in my ear while I drive so I don't get looks from other drivers. At least now I have Tenley to talk to.
I am a slob. Slob doesn't actually cover it. Pig is more like it. I'd like to be exasperated at Tenley for strewing her toys & clothes all over the floor & refusing to pick them up...but sadly, I completely understand.
I go grocery shopping and plan meals for the week, and then everynight when Jeff gets home I convince him to go out to dinner because I don't feel like cooking. Thereby wasting money and food.
I have a mouth like a drunken sailor. It would not have surprised me if Tenley's first word had been asshole....and that's the least of what I use (especially when driving). I've given up cussing for Lent for the last 5 years and it still hasn't worked.
I am a paper magnet. And I seem to have great difficulty parting with it. Ask Jeff about my magazine collection. In my defense, I come by this problem genetically- when my grandmother passed away it took 2 weeks to clean out all the piles of magazines & newspapers she was "saving" and we're still finding newspaper clippings stashed in odd places.

5 (well 7 actually) things I like doing:

I love to read. An afternoon curled up with a good book is heaven.
I love to travel. I have a long list of places I want to see before I die, the problem is that I keep visiting places I already love! I'm pretty much ready to pack a bag & head to the airport or cruise terminal at any time.
Being in the water. I love the feeling of peace that comes with submerging myself into the gentle pressure of a swimming pool, that you can't see my tears in the shower, that I can feel my pores open in the steam of a jacuzzi, that the rain brings out all the colors in the world around me, and that the ocean is endless and powerful- when I am in it I am reminded of how small I am in the universe and I am awed by it's beauty.
Eating. The family motto is "I could eat". As far as I am concerned there are way more than the 4 basic food groups. There are also the: cheesecake, fried, mixed drink, snack, and county fair food groups.
Get together with my "family". I am blessed with the greatest extended family on the planet, and we frequently get together to dine and hang out. I love seeing them- anytime, anywhere.
Antique shopping. I love browing through antique stores marveling at the wonders of yesterday.
Sleep. Napping is bliss to me. Nothing better than a long nap with a gentle breeze wafting over my body which is ideally covered in cats.

5 things I would never buy, wear, or get new again:

Stirrup pants. Ok, they were in at the time and I was a size 1 so it was ok....but still. And now I would never encase myself in floral print spandex willingly.
Sun-In. I remember wanting to be a blonde and thinking that hosing my head in Sun-In for an entire summer was a good idea...I looked like an Irish Setter by September. Now, I pay a professional.
Rollerblades/skates. Anyone who knows me knows how klutzy I's knee surgery waiting to happen.
A Subaru XT Turbo. Lemon with a capitol L. The XT's were great, but they crammed a turbo on to a car that was never meant to have one. Also, the car was designed badly- you had to pull the entire engine or the dash to do just about anything except change the oil. It was no loss when it was totaled.
Thong underwear. I have yet to meet a pair that could remotely be called comfortable. Also, in the quest for no panty lines, women seem to have forgotton about the butt jiggle- unless you can bounce a quarter off your booty I'm beggin' you to find some full coverage microfiber. Also, there are still thong lines, and a hot pink thong should not be worn under canary yellow linen pants. Really.

5 Favourite toys:

The drawing tablet+ Photoshop/Illustrator on the Mac. I love the stuff I can do with my photography!
The internet- I'm an addict and I think it's fabulous that I can chat with friends across the country, check the weather in other countries, purchase clothes and cosmetics, hear the latest news, read movie reviews and tell complete strangers about my daughter and read all about others... at 3 am in my pjs.
Cameras- both my digital and my 35mm SLR. Now I want a digital 35mm SLR...and a couple new lenses.
Tenley! She's free entertainment. And I love taking her places and showing her all the wonders around her. Nothing better than seeing her little face light up with delight when you've held her up to touch a cow or started a game of peek-a-boo. I hope she never loses her sense of wonder in the world.
My cell phone. It's the bottom of the line model, but I love downloading ring tones & wall paper and that I can text message my friends and use it as an alarm clock!

WHEW! Ok, I made it! Now it's my turn to tag others!! The following people my consider themselves officially TAGGED:

Shana -
Dennis & Terri -

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