Sunday, December 17, 2006

Tag, You're It!

Hot Diggity Dog, I been tagged for reals! I must do this meme now, because this is the first one where I have been singled out by name -- you know, instead of just stumbling upon a meme that I like while I'm blurking (blog+lurking="blurking") and doing it all by my lonesome over here. So thank you, Carrie -- and away we go!

1.Explain what ended your last relationship. Common sense (and then subsequently, The Huz.) I've been with Rob since freshman year at college, so we're going way back, but I would have to say that there was more feeling on my end of this previous relationship. Way more. Like stalker more. Ask my college friends about the "shrine." Once I realized he was really not into reciprocation, I gave up the ship and then along came Rob. Sweet!

2.When was the last time you shaved? Saturday morning, while getting ready for my cousin's wedding. (a post and pix are coming . . .)

3.What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.? waiting for my coffee to finish brewing and wondering if I had anything clean to wear to church.

4.What were you doing 15 minutes ago? catching up on my all my blog friends

5.Are you any good at math? well, define "good." I can keep the checkbook balanced, and I can do percentages in my head (mostly to figure out stuff that's on sale), and I did get an "A" on an 8th grade math blog quiz -- but don't try me on fractions.

6.Your prom night? Was kind of pathetic, but I'm still glad I went. I was asked at pretty much the last minute by a guy in my law class, but my parents (who I think may have been started to catch on that I was so dorky that I was voted "Most Likely to Stay Home Knitting during The Prom) really went all out to make it a nice time. Of course, I had nothing in common with the guy, so we hardly talked during the whole prom and we didn't dance once because he didn't like dancing. He just sat at a different table with his friends, talking about how he was going to put the moves on me, while I watched everyone else slow dancing. After the prom we went to an all-night after prom party at a fitness club, but I was so tired and it just wasn't my scene. I didn't see my date the whole night until it was time to go home in the morning, where my parents had made this huge breakfast for me and my friend and our dates. And after breakfast, my date drove home and he never really talked with me again. I think he was mad that he wasted all that money and I didn't respond to "the moves."

7.Have you had to take a loan out for school? Doesn't everyone? Mine are actually paid off (hallelujah!) Now we only have the financial millstones that are Rob's school loans.

8.Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile? I'm too old for myspace, aren't I?

9.Last thing received in the mail. Christmas cards, catalogs, bills. I only opened the cards!

10.How many different beverages have you had today? let's see . . . coffee, diet soda, gatorade, water, V8 splash, and a hot chai tea.

11.Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine? yes, and I always rehearse what I'm going to say before I call in case I get the machine. I hate to leave those rambling, weird messages that sound like I might have had a beer or two before I called because I alternate between talking really quickly and then stumbling over my words because I forgot why I called in the first place. And the worst is when I talk so long that the machine cuts me off and I have to call back to finish the message . . .

12.Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to? Genesis, Invisible Touch Tour, with my parents, no less. Am I the coolest of the cool? You know you want to roll with me . . .

13.Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach? no, but I do help my kids draw their names, and I usually will draw "A+R" inside a heart at least once. See "coolest of the cool" above . . .

14.What was the most painful dental procedure you have had? Ugh, dental procedures. So many, so little time to type . . . I guess the most painful would be the wisdom teeth extraction, but at least I was totally sedated. The recovery wasn't pleasant, but at least it's over -- and I didn't have to have my wisdom teeth sawed through and then removed while still awake, like Rob did. He got Novocaine, but he was completely aware and he could smell the saw going through the teeth. Blech!

15.What is out your back door? our backyard, and the Ravine of Peril that drops down to Fells Creek which runs behind the house. We own the property all the way down to the water, but we have put up a nice fence to keep the kids from plummeting headlong into the abyss . . . again (sledding incident, no blood, no foul)

16.Any plans for Friday night? well, this past Friday night I went to my cousin's wedding rehearsal and then to the rehearsal dinner where we had some delicious appetizers, plus they had my all-time fave, cocktail weenies!!!

17.Do you like what the ocean does to your hair? not really. I usually wear a hat or a ponytail when I'm at the beach.

18.Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns? someone sent one to my dad once, and we fell upon it like we had never seen popcorn in our lives. That's just how we are.

19.Have you ever been to a planetarium? love the planetarium! and so do the kids. we went to one in D.C. when I was pregnant with Baby Girl, and the kids were amazed. I was so tired I fell asleep, but I still love it.

20.Do you re-use towels after you shower? not usually, but I always feel kind of wasteful when I don't reuse.

21.Some things you are excited about? Baby Girl expanding her solid food menu and all her babbling!

22.What is your favorite flavor of JELLO? not a big jello fan, but, if pressed, I would prefer cherry.

23.Describe your keychain(s)? I am in a constant search for the perfect keychain and it's all because my keyless entry fob doesn't fit on any of the ones I really like. Right now, I have the car key and a house key and an "Our Lady of Grace" keychain that is all rigged up to stay on there, but still falls off. It's a mess.

24.Where do you keep your change? in my wallet - it's where change goes to die

25.What kind of winter coat do you own? black wool pea coat

26.What was the weather like on your graduation day? college graduation started out raining, but turned out really nice and sunny at the end.

27.Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed? we close the door over, hoping to send the message that Mom and Dad's bed is for, you know, Mom and Dad, but it doesn't work. If we sleep there, they will come (sounds like a good post title . . .)

28.Tag three people: I won't officially tag anyone but do it if it strikes your fancy!


  1. oh Aim - how I enjoyed this post...especially since some of it I knew already or remembered...

    #5: yeah, I think Dad might get you a shirt that says, "Fractions Rule!" for Christmas

    #6: sounds suspiciously like my life copied a page outta yours without me knowing it, i.e. Carrie's wedding - need I say more?

    #11: I, too, rehearse what I'm gonna say on answering machines, and I also rehearse how a real life convo might go, I know, I'm weird - but I still somehow manage to leave the totally long and random rambling message anyway

    #15: ah yes, sledding at your house is perilous!

    #18: oh man! I so remember getting that tin, wasn't it from Dad's boss or coworker or something...I think we ate everything but the cheddar side.

    anyway...i love you better than ever...thanks for everything you and Rob did the other night, you are my rocks!

  2. Anonymous12:29 AM

    who did you go to the prom with? why don't i remember this? oh! i know! i was at home knitting!!!!!

  3. ok, why didn't i think of rehearsing my messages first? i always babble like an idiot. i have to practice several times before i can record my outgoing message too. i usually have to re-record about 4 times.


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