Thursday, November 8, 2007


I got tagged by TheVasquez3 to do seven random things about me. You can't even believe how hard this is---I can write randomly, but I can't think of random things about me. But here's my try!

1. I don't really make good first impressions. I do sometimes. I do great with brief encounters or "business" transactions, but in a social setting where I am making potential long-term friends, I don't make good first impressions. I think it might be largely due to the fact that I think I'm funnier than I am, or people take me more seriously than I intend to be taken. I also don't bathe regularly. Who knows if that factors in.

2. I have been to Egypt, England, and Puerto Rico, but never to Mexico or Canada.

3. In 2001 I started law school in St. Louis. I stopped after 2 days because I knew I wanted to marry J and at the time, they were mutually exclusive. I don't regret stopping one single bit. I will be going back to school when I'm done with this baby-makin' and rearin' business, and a JD is still in the running. I have a sneaking suspicion that in a few years, I will be even better prepared for the LSAT after several hundred logic debates with Bo and Avee. Even if they are over cereal or dvd's, they've got to be good for something, right?

4. I don't have a belly button.

5. I have an uncanny knack for remembering people's birthdays. Tell me once, and I'll remember it. Except if it's in February or November. Those I have a harder time remembering, but I probably still remember them better than Mrs. Bear.

6. I only talk in my sleep when I'm frustrated or overwhelmed. Hence, the Pillow Talk. When I was in high school I worked at Pizza Hut and on Thursday nights I worked with the nastiest, creepiest, pervert who was always saying awful things to me (had I known what that was called at the time, perhaps I would be a millionaire right now and not sitting at my computer racking my brains for 7 random things...) and every Thursday night, I could be heard saying all sorts of things in my sleep. My brother's girlfriend had to walk past my bedroom at night when she was leaving and on Friday would tell me what colorful things she'd heard the night before. Believe me, you don't want to cross me. In my sleep. I guess.

7. I am drawn to cleaning supplies. I have to deliberately avoid the cleaning supply/air freshener aisle at the store because I ALWAYS want to buy something, even if I don't need it. It was a happy day for me when we moved here and I discovered it would be easiest to have a toilet cleaner and toilet scrubber for each of our bathrooms rather than hauling one set back and forth as needed. I noticed today that I'm almost out of the downstairs bathroom's Lysol bowl cleaner, so I'm pretty excited about that.

I am going to tag Glittersmama to help with the everyday post thing in November and Leslie because I think she's cool and pretty much that's it because Danyo's crying and Avee's tired of comforting him for me.


MommyJ said...

I am impressed with your randomness. I don't think I would be able to come up with seven things. I don't think I make good first impressions either. I always feel like people are always thinking, "wow. does she ever stop talking?"

Your belly button is totally gone?

My birthday is April 27th. I'm gonna hold you to it.

S said...

O.M. GOODNESS I am the same exact way with cleaning product. Rick said once "Why do you buy all those cleaning supplies when" That is my favorite section of the store. It gives me such hope. This is gonna crack me up all day.

S said...

Didn't you feel like this randomness turned in to confess at times so you would have to rewrite it to be more random???

S said...

mommyj HOW DID YOU DO THAT. Nothin then wham you beat me! :( Happy Birthday in case I forget:)

Tori :) said...

If you want to make a great 1st impression show people that you don't have a belly button. I, personally, thought your jokes were funny!

I remember birthdays really well too. Now that I said that I'll probably forget your next one...

mindyluwho said...

I'm laughing about the cleaning supplies. I LOVE the cleaning supply aisle...too bad I don't love cleaning as well. I think it's just thinking about how clean my house would be if I actually USED the stuff!

I loved your last post as well. You do such a good job of capturing life in your writing. I love coming here, I always get such a good laugh and uplift!

No Cool Story said...

1. You made the best first impression with me. I shall always remember that.
*Wipes teeny tiny tear*

2. I want to hear all about Egypt.

3. I didn't know this either. Now I don't feel so bad for quitting med school after 4 days.
You are obviously the winner.

4. WHAT?!?
And I ditto what Tori said.

5. That'd be Mrs. Extreme Bear to you.

6. Pillow talk = Comedy Gold for J. Right? right.

7. So you are like me with recipes.
Only you actually do something with your supplies.

Beckie said...

No belly button?! Sounds like a blog topic to me! Nobody, I have to disagree with your #1. I loved you and your sassiness the moment we met on the basketball court.

Suzanne said...

I think you make a great first impression! It's not that I don't think you're funny, I'm just a little slow! :D

You don't have a belly button??? Please explain! :D

No Cool Story said...

Manbearpig is the single biggest threat to our planet & threatens our very existence.
Alligators make good shoes.

Leslie said...

me?? for realzies? is it because we both have red haired children? cuz that's an ok reason for us to be friends, I think.

these random things might take me forever. just fyi.

Alicia said...

#4? I want to see pictures.

#1 - I thought you made a good first impression. I was disappointed when you were not my new companion. I am just glad we met!

Leah Cook said...

Sometimes I'm scared to comment, because you have so many great "regulars"...Anyway, I enjoyed meeting you and your family for the first time! I do have to admit it would have been fun to read all about you first, though. You make me laugh - a lot! Just wanted you to know, I still check in on you guys. Let me know when you're back in Texas for some more pictures (you too, "s")...Leah

EarthBint said...

2 of those countires involve me!!! :-) First of all, is it possible to not have a belly button and secondly, I had no idea you started law school?! Where, was it Harvard, or maybe Yale? Anyway, I have been at school for 8 hours!!! I'm ready to go home and watch ugly betty. Love Ya!

Code Yellow Mom said...

I'll take the smell of a gum eraser over lysol any day. But that's cuz I'm all about office supplies - they seriously make my knees weak. But that's also probably why my house is gross. However I will say that I want to kiss my scrubbing bubbles automatic shower cleaner every morning.

I like this randomness. And that you quit this post because your baby girl was tired of consoling your baby boy. :)

Code Yellow Mom said...

And you are amazing at birthdays. I have this intense desire to remember and acknowledge people's birthdays, but I am AWFUL at it. You are my hero, hands down, in that department.

glittersmama said...

I was just thinking that I needed to work on today's post, but with my excellent procrastination skills, I was whittling away at my clogged reader. Thanks for the help!

May 8th. I expect muffins. :)