Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Eleven"

(by Have You Heard) Eleven - Take.Create.Revive.

Eleven by Have You Heard on Grooveshark

Brooke tagged me in an “Eleven Things” meme that she was tagged in. I’m not sure that I can come up with 11 things that y’all don’t already know about me, but I’ll give it a try…

The Rules:

  • Post these rules
  • You must post 11 random things about yourself
  • Answer the questions set for you in their post
  • Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
  • Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them
  • No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people!

11 Random Things about Me:
  1. I wore corrective shoes when I was a baby. I had casts on my lower legs & feet at first. After that, I wore those awesome saddle shoes with a bar connecting them.
  2. I absolutely cannot eat that strange little squishy piece of meat that is generally attached to the side of a chicken breast. {Gag!}
  3. Not only do I constantly twirl my hair, but I’ve somewhat recently picked up the habit of tying it in a knot {with only one hand ~ sorta like how you tie a ballon. Ya. I blame Nicole.}
  4. I have a hard time eating things like corn on the cob, sandwiches, & chicken on the bone, because I don’t use my front teeth to bite. I have no idea why, but I bite food on the side of my mouth instead. So if a finger food is too big to bite on the side (&/or I can't cut/pull it apart to eat it), it's difficult & somewhat uncomfortable for me to bite into.
  5. I'm literally incapable of telling the kids that we have five minutes [until we need to do something like leave the house, get ready for bed, etc.] without singing Lorrie Morgan's song "Five Minutes".
  6. I still use the word “cahoots” {& my family gives me a hard time about it}
  7. I keep a random assortment of items in my van in case of an "emergency". These items include (but are not limited to): hair bands, dice, salsa, deodorant, Sugar In The Raw, a hair brush, mascara, a Bible, gum, & a deck of cards.
  8. Sometimes I can’t handle the feeling of my toes touching each other (especially when I’m trying to go to sleep).
  9. I have an incredibly hard time swallowing pills (even small geltabs). I'll count to ten, trying to psych myself into swallowing one. {Sometimes I have to do that twice.} Chris accidentally got me a huge bottle of Excedrin Migraine that is full of chalky tablets, & I only take them when there’s someone (other than Chris) around that can give me the Heimlich Maneuver. {Chris says he’s not comfortable with it, because he only knows the Heimleich in theory but has never been formally trained!}
  10. I can’t function without lists. I have about 12,000 of them {OK, maybe just 12} with random bits of information all around the house, in the van, & in every pocket of my purse. I keep trying to keep just one list, but that doesn't usually last very long. I just write on whatever is handy when I need to write something down. I think it's a sickness.
  11. I chew each bite of my food upwards of 37 times. This may be the reason for #9.

Questions I was tagged with:
  1. Do you keep your nails painted? Yes! Not necessarily with a color, but I usually have a French or American manicure. It's my one splurge (other than coffee). Toes? Not during the winter, 'cuz I like to give them a little break. But when we have hot winter days, I'm always frustrated that they aren't painted.
  2. Do you budget?  Explain. Yes, but I’m not always the best at sticking with it & have to shuffle a few things around with each paycheck.
  3. Which do you like better – Twitter, Facebook, or blogging? I like blogging for myself, but I like Facebook when it comes to keeping up with everyone else {b/c very few of my friends blog}
  4. What’s the strangest dream you’ve ever had (and remembered of course)?  I’m not talking goals, I’m talking about the crazy movies you see in your head when you sleep at night. Umm...how can I pick just one? I have bizarre dreams on a regular basis...The strangest ones usually involve Chris. Let's just say he's not "the man of my dreams". They're never good when he's in them! He's evil! {not in real life, ftr} The strangest one was when I walked in on him & a woman who had been stabbed. I couldn't tell whether he had stabbed her in self-defense or not, but I fled. I pulled the kids out of school & tried to figure out where we could go for safety. Because Chris would think to go to my brother's or dad's houses, I decided to go to Jana's parents! {When I told them about it, they told me I was always welcome to seek refuge at their house!} :)
  5. Who was your childhood hero? My Mema A
  6. Do you still look up to that person?  Yes Why/not? She gave up a serene life of retirement and travelled far from home to care for her 6 & 7 year-old grandchildren for an unknown amount of time. I found out this summer that when my aunt took her to the airport, Mema A said that she didn't think she'd ever be back home. And she came anyway, because she loved us.
  7. Do you have a song that describes your life? Just one?! This is so difficult for me! I wrote a post for Brooke awhile back where she asked me to write about my life song. I still love that one, but I'm feeling like "Chasing the Daylight" describes my life, too. So I'll go with that one for now...
  8. If you had to choose 1 item of clothing to wear every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? My American Eagle 77 Straights {I'm assuming I could also wear a shirt? If not, I suppose I'd pick my Fossil dress!}
  9. 1 food item? I’d have to say a mocha, because I couldn’t do without coffee or chocolate, & mochas have milk for a little substance, right?
  10. How do you feel about tooting (my grandmother fussed on me for writing “fart” on my Facebook wall) in front of your significant other? I don’t do it. I don’t judge people who do, but I don’t generally do that around anyone.
  11. What’s in your coffee? Half-and-half & some type of flavored creamer (preferably Almond Joy)

My Questions for you:
  1. What was your most embarrassing moment?
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
  3. Do you regularly dust your blinds?
  4. What do you like best about yourself?
  5. Do you have a celebrity crush? If so, who?
  6. What is your favorite Bible verse?
  7. Do you lie about your weight on your driver's license?
  8. What is your worst pet peeve?
  9. Who is your favorite musician?
  10. Do you return your grocery cart to the designated area?
  11. What would your ideal day entail?

The People I’m Tagging:

Amanda
Becca
Becky
Cole
Hannah
Jennifer
Jess
Laura
Melissa
Natalie
RR Mama

Amy

5 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Too fun! I love hearing random facts like this. Your #4... I had to laugh out loud. I do the same thing! I thought I was the only one. lol Like an apple. Most people just bite in and eat an apple... I have to cut it apart. :)

RR Mama said...

Great facts! And thanks for tagging me. Wait till you see tomorrows post. :)

Brooke said...

i love your dream!! :) makes me feel so normal. i should blog mine then try to sell them to people who make movies.

Jen said...

You keep salsa in your car? That just makes me laugh for some reason! Maybe it shows that you're Texan. :)

Messy Mom said...

These are funny. The dream you had about Chris cracked me up, it's very serious, but it's so not Chris!