Monday, January 26, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

  1. The kids' bedtime is my favorite time of the day, the house is quiet and I can eat a fudgcicle without sharing.
  2. I have 10 brothers and sisters and I am a twin. I am only 6 years apart from my oldest niece, but 21 years apart from my oldest brother.
  3. I played the flute in the 4th and 5th grade, but for me it was NOT like riding a bicycle, and now I cannot remember how. But, I still have my flute.
  4. I like to eat candy in even numbers. It's taken me years to make myself stop keeping track!
  5. I love to travel, I used to do more pre-children. I look forward all year to my annual "girls only" trip with my sisters.
  6. My feet and butt are ALWAYS cold.
  7. I love hippos! The cute cartoony kind. I have a plethora. All of my kids have their own stuffed hippo, plus some to spare. We even have a stuffed hippo chair.
  8. I also love Pepe Le Pew. The cartoons have always made me laugh and I used to have quite a collection of Pepe paraphanelia.
  9. When I was little, I had to do everything in 7's. I would subconsciously count my steps and if I arrived at my destination too soon, I would walk in place until I reached the next multiple of 7. Oddly, my 6-year-old son has just recently started doing everything in multiples of 4. It's annoying.
  10. I've kissed the Blarney stone (in Ireland) so, of course, I have the gift of eloquence.
  11. In highschool, my sisters and I were the T.P. masters. In turn, we also became the master victims. One summer were were T.P.'d 17 times, and 5 times in one night!
  12. My grandpa taught me how to drive when I was 12, and he would sit in the passenger seat with his door open and one leg hanging out in case he had to jump for his life!
  13. I almost got arrested at the Las Vegas Temple (story for another day). Let's just say, if the gates are closed, then they are CLOSED!
  14. I sported powder blue moon boots from the 7th Grade through College! (courtesy of Gramps)
  15. At Ricks College, my roommates and I stole a shopping cart from Wal-Mart (it was a very long walk home). We kept it in our living room as a lovely decoration full of toilet paper. The police came and made us return it after people complained of the noise because we were giving "rides" up & down the dorm balcony (we lived on the 2nd floor).
  16. I'm left-handed and do most things backwards. And I'm terrible with scissors.
  17. I LOVE chocolate! I've never been more excited than when I found 10-pound candy bars in Europe. Cadbury is the best! And when I make brownies, I will "spread" them in the pan extra times, just to have more dough on the spoon to lick off.
  18. I play the piano, but I have to practice for a week before I can play with people singing along.
  19. My favorite drink is Apple Slice, but I haven't been able to find it again since junior high.
  20. I love food. All the years growing up, people would tease my family, because we would pull our chairs up to the buffet table, instead of bothering to stand in line. I still love food, it makes me happy.
  21. I love having good friends and wish for them regularly, but it's hard for me because I am not outgoing. I'm working on it!!
  22. I long to have someone I can switch babysitting with every month so I can go to the temple WITH my husband instead of taking turns.
  23. I can't get enough guacamole.
  24. I love photography sooo much, but I'm terrible at it. Seriously, the most terrible than anyone on the planet. I have even taken classes and I still am terrible. My gift will have to be appreciating it instead of creating it. Oh well.
  25. I love to read and scrapbook. I wish I could sew.


Robert said...

i never knew of your obsession with the the number 7...
i enjoyed reading this, i had a good laugh at a lot of the stuff bringing back memories!!!

MerriLynn said...

That was fun reading. It's good to get to know you more after so many years.