in one word…

November 28, 2008

This is a one word meme from my friend Laura. She and I went to high school together, and although we were friends, we never really knew that we had anything specific in common- and we might not have Then. We have recently reconnected via the almighty Facebook, and have realized that we have very similar interests. It has been so much fun reconnecting with her. You can meet her too… Check out her super fun blog!!!

And, Nikki, Kristina, Andrea, Amy, Susannah, Kimberly, Sharon, and Anna, consider yourselves tagged!

Where is your mobile phone? purse

Where is your significant other? basement

Your hair color? brown

Your mother? do-er

Your father? giver

Your favorite thing? kiddos

Your dream last night? nada

Your dream goal? happiness

The room you’re in? living room

Your hobby? one?

Your fear? rejection

Where do you want to be in 6 years? here

Where were you last night? home

What you’re not? compassionate

One of your wish-list items? grain mill

Where you grew up? Athens

The last thing you did? cook

What are you wearing? glasses

Your TV? tube

Your pets? crazy

Your computer? laptop

Your mood? drained

Missing someone? friends

Your car? mom

Something you’re not wearing? earrings

Favorite shop? Williams-Sonoma

Your summer? short

Love someone? yep

Your favorite color? can’t

When is the last time you laughed? today

When is the last time you cried? clueless

In joy, Troye

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October 29, 2008

Here is a meme about Chris that I pulled from Andrea‘s blog…

All About My Husband
1. He’s sitting in front of the TV: what is on the screen? sports. Specifically football, but the Georgia Bulldogs trump all. Or home imporovement.
2. You’re out to eat. What kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Ranch
3. What is one food he doesn’t like? pretty much anything that I love
4. You go out to the bar. What does he order? Bud Light or Jack Daniels
5. Where did he go to high school? Marietta High School
6. What size shoe does he wear? 11 1/2
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? nothing. He throws everything away.
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? turkey and cheese
9. What would the Husband eat every day if he could? Spaghetti
10. What is his favorite cereal? Golden Grahams
11. What would he never wear? anything orange
12. What is his favorite sports team? Georiga Bulldogs
13. Who will he vote for? John McCain
14. Who is his best friend? I am, of course.
15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do? stack things on his desk
16. How many states has he lived in? 1
17. What is his heritage? Austrian- his grandfather was actually the first in his family to be born in the US. His great- grandmother was pregnant with him when they came across the big pond.
18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind? ice cream cake from Dairy Queen or German Chocolate
19. Did he play sports in high school? yes
20. What could he spend hours doing? watching football, riding bikes, and playing with the boys

Labor Days…

September 1, 2008

Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer started this meme, and if you are reading it, consider yourself tagged!
In honor of Labor Day, it’s about…well, labor. And not the kind you get a day off for, either.

How long were your labors?
Kid #1, 21 hours.
Kid #2, 6 hours

I highly reccomend the 2nd version!!!!

How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1, 6 hours of do-anything-to-get-comfortable, irregular contractions until your husband forces you to go to the hospital.
Kid #2, Visit the doc,and he says, “Go straight to the hospital. You are in labor.”

Again, I recommend the 2nd method.

Where did you deliver?
At a hospital. Where the drugs are!!!!!!

Drugs?
Absolutely! 100% Actually, I went about 17 hours the first time sans drugs until my mom talked me into an epidural “so that I could rest.” Yeah right! Then with the second, I asked for the epidural at 7 months. I told the doc that I would just wheel around in a wheel chair for a couple of months. Sadly he did not go for that, and there was a moment after almost two hours of waiting for the anesthsiologist that the devil in me came out and looked at The Man and said in a very evil, scary voice, “Go find the anesthesiologist and bring him here… NOW!”

C-section?
Nope

Who delivered?
Doctors. Two different docs who could not have been more different and whom I loved both dearly!!!!

If you want to play along with this meme, just cut and paste the questions into your own blog, and leave your link on Shannon’s page.

Tagged again

May 22, 2008

loving. joy. friendly. mama. wife. child-of-the-king.

here are the rules for this meme:

1) Write your own six-word memoir about yourself.2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible, so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.4) Tag five more blogs with links.5) And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

Try to ignore how I broke the rules by hyphenating and trying to make a phrase one word. 🙂 consider the source. Six words could never be enough. I’m also a little disjointed, so I had to come up with six separate words instead of a phrase.

Andrea, you are tagged.
Kristina, you too.
Melanie, you are it as well.

Seven Things…Seriously?

April 19, 2008

I’m not that interesting. Andrea over at Braun Family Circus tagged me for a meme, and apparantly she thinks that I am interesting enough to share seven little known facts about myself. Here is my best attempt:

  1. I have a phobia of elbows. I hate them. They are gross. They are usually dry, dirty, and nasty. I don’t want them to touch me in any way, shape, or form, and if I do accidentally come into contact with someone else’s elbow, I have to wipe my skin off. Is that a weird enough start?
  2. I have always wanted a pair of red cowboy boots. I don’t know why. I don’t live anywhere near Texas. No matter how out of style they may be, I want to wear them with a short denim skirt. I wouldn’t mind a cute cowboy hat either, but not at the same time. I tried some very loud black and red ones on one time with Nikki, and she swore that she would not be seen with me if I purchased them. Sorry, Nikki…One day I will own a pair. I just can’t help myself.
  3. When I was in Kindergarten, I was such a perfectionist that I wrote a lowercase “a” on my paper, and my teacher thought that I left the top of it open, and that it was a lowercase “u.” I was so distraught that I got a 99% instead of a 100% that I cried and argued the grade. Wow! I was such a nerd. And, now I’m boring enough that I still remember it and am obviously scarred for life. This really is awful. I apologize to anyone who is still reading.
  4. I made the cheerleading squad my freshman year in high school. I quickly learned that getting along with seven other females in a forced environment was not my forte. I know that this will come as a shocker to those of you who know me well, but I can be a bit bossy. I ended up punching a girl on my squad in the face during a football game. I didn’t try out the next year. I only ever punched a person in the face one other time in my life. I will leave that one up to the imagination.
  5. On our honeymoon, Chris and I ended up on a charter bus to get from the airport to our hotel in Miami. We were the only people besides the driver on the bus. We don’t need no stinking taxi. I warned you that this wasn’t worth reading.
  6. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a hair stylist, a teacher, an American Sign Language interpreter, and Wonder Woman. I think there may have been a brief aspiration to be Princess Lea too until I realized that the underoos I had were not her “real” outfit.
  7. To anyone who knows me, this is not a little known fact, but I am completely out of ideas. I could subsist on chips and salsa and popcorn if I knew that they weren’t both horrible for me in excess. If I were ever stranded on an island, those would definitely be the two food items that I would request. My favorite salsas are homemade tomato salsa (recipe adapted from Andrea Braun) and Chili’s salsa. Mmmmmmm. My current favorite popcorn is home popped in olive oil on the stovetop.

Here is who I tag to keep this meme going…

  1. Kristina Sanford (so that she will actually post something on her blog)
  2. My new friend, Jen
  3. An old friend, Melanie Crozier (Melanie’s not old. I’ve just known her for a while).
  4. (and 5) The two smartest people I know, Nikki and Beth. I’ve only officially met Beth once, but I am nervous about tagging her because it means that she might actually read my blog, and that is just intimidating.

6. (and 7.) One of my favorite people that I never get to see and her son, Walker, Christy.