"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Third time's a charm...or that's what they say

I sat down to blog on two other occasions today and shut my laptop because I couldn't come up with anything interesting to say! Maybe the third time will be a charm...

I've decided to crack my writer's block by making this blog a "meme." I've seen that on other blogs and it took me FOREVER to realize what it meant! (I'm a little slow sometimes!) It means I'm going to blog about something I'm an expert on...ME! I know what you're thinking: I do that pretty much every day anyway. But this time I'm going to do one of those little survey deals that teaches you all kinds of random, useless information about Yours Truly.

So here you go: Enjoy!

What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
First of all, can I PLEASE tell you how bad this question bothers me?? It is so redundant! A.M. obviously means morning, so the last two words or either unnecessary or the question should read, "What were you doing at 8 this morning?" or "What were you doing at 8 a.m. today?" SO, now that I got that out of the way, I was at work this morning. In Communications, where I use my major (Journalism) and my minor (English) to not say things like "8 am this morning." :)

What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Eating supper and watching Survivor. Which is almost unbearable this season. I feel so sorry for poor Fang...they can't win a challenge to save their scrawny, starving little butts. Did I mention I was eating supper while it was on. Obviously I don't feel that sorry for them. They signed up for it, not me! Mmmmm, that Arby's toasted sub suuuuure was good.

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas, hands down.

What’s the best ice cream flavor?
Cherry vanilla, but only by Blue Bell

What was the last thing you had to drink?
Diet Dr. Pepper... one of my many addictions. (Thankfully caffeine is the worst of my addictions. The others include music, movies, Mike & Ikes, college football... you get the picture. No hard drugs or alcohol addictions.)

What are you wearing right now?
Lounge pants and a Troy sweatshirt. OH, and thick socks! You know it's cold if I'm wearing socks! I've managed to find yet another rental house with a broken heater! How does that keep happening?

When was the last time you ran?
Oh wow... I guess it's a bad sign if I can't remember, huh? I did hike last weekend. No running though.

What's the last sporting event you watched?
The Alabama/Ole Miss game last weekend. Auburn's on right now, but I haven't watched much of it.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Do you have a tan?
I used to. I'm getting pretty ghostly. We'll say it's in honor of Halloween.

Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
I dropped my phone in the toilet before. It didn't get flushed, but it was messed up beyond repair.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Bad eighties music. I'm a sucker for it. In fact, you can't hear it (LUCKY YOU) but I just busted out in "I wear my sunglasses at night."

Do you use smiley faces on the computer a lot?

Do you drink your soda from a straw?
Not if it's in a can, but I have to use a straw if I'm drinking anything with ice. If there's ice and I don't have a straw, I turn into a two-year-old with bad motor skills. I will inevitably spill it everywhere. IN FACT, I generally spill something on my desk at work at least one time a week. They should stock our break room with straws. I guess maybe normal adults don't need them.

Where is your mom right now?
Probably at home watching CSI or reading someone's blog. It's her new addiction.

What color is your watch?
"I don't wear a watch because I want my arms to weigh the same." That's Mitch Hedberg. If you've never heard of him, look him up. You'll smile, I promise. Unless you're easily offended by bad language. Just a disclaimer...

Ever ridden on a roller coaster?
Oooooh yes. Many.

What is your birthstone?
Blue Topaz

Do you have a dog?
No. I have a kangaroo in a dog's body. You should see him jump.

Any plans today?
Well, since today is mostly over, I'd venture to say no. It's unlikely that I'll find anything to do at 9:00 in Andalusia. (Mama found out the hard way that all the restaurants in town close at 9:00. She didn't believe me.)

Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
No big annoyance, but I do miss people sometimes. I'm trying to get out there and meet people in my new town, but I still miss my family and friends elsewhere. And I miss Kevin. We live an hour away and he works nights. Needless to say, things are hard sometimes.

Last song listened to?
Yesterday by the Beatles. It was on in my car when I went to get supper.

Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
I used to be OBSESSED with my flip-flops. I wore them everywhere, all the time, no matter what the temperature. Now, I have a grownup job and have to wear "real" shoes.

What do you usually do during the day?
Write news releases and articles for the company newsletter, work on layout and design, create posters and bill stuffers... most of the time it's a lot of fun.

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
TWENTY-FOUR!!! Good grief...where has time gone?

Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Ooooh yes. It's one of my favorite places. I haven't been in YEARS though. I'm an adrenaline junkie. I love roller coasters and thrill rides.

How did you get one of your scars?
I have a huge, egg-shaped scar on my left leg, just below the knee.
When I was seven, I had a red scooter (not a motorized scooter. It was one of those old, push-with-your-foot, skate-board-with-a-handle type things.) Anyway, our driveway went downhill (very steeply) and if you crossed the street, our neighbors driveway also had a pretty steep slope. So, what did my genius, seven-year-old mind decide? How cool would it be to start at the top, gain speed crossing the street and then continue down my neighbors driveway?? Remember, I just told you I'm an adrenaline junkie. My young mind saw no problems with this scenario, so I happily hopped on my scooter and pushed off from the top of the hill. The problem presented itself when I reached the street and saw a car coming. Unfortunately, scooters don't turn so well. I missed the car, but ate pavement and slid about four feet, losing a lot of skin in the process. It bled FOREVER. So much for my perfect plan. :)

Anyway, there you have it. Some random, amusing (or not) facts about me. I hope I didn't bore you too much!


Anonymous said...

I think you know me tooooo well. I watched CSI and then came downstairs to do laundry and thought, well I'll just check my E-mail real quick and then while I'm at it, I'll check Heather's blog...
Why am I addicted to reading you thoughts??? It's sort of like sneaking into your diary when you were young. Or re-reading your journal from first grade for the hundredth time. (it always brings a smile :) )


Jessica said...

Mitch is hysterical! Just discovered him recently.
I may steal this from you on one of my own writer block days.. of which i've had many lately

Diane said...

Oh, I'm SO with you on the '8am in the morning' thing! That drives me nuts... as does stuff like, 'as per'. Say 'per' or 'pursuant to' people! Grrrrr. OK, sorry, vent over :)

I know memes are a bit of a pain to do but they really do give people interesting insight to your personality... thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Ok, so is your mom addicted to CSI or just reading your blog. have to say I'm addicted too. Only, I watch CSI Miami, can't miss it. Oh and I have to read your blog as well. What's up with your mom getting on the computer more often? I think you need to set her up a blog. :-) Aunt Ev

Bethany@MyLifeinBlack&White said...

Man, sitting on the couch in lounge pants, a sweatshirt and thick socks, watching TV...You don't know how good that sounds right now.

Southern Dialogue said...

Haha! I can totally relate to the 8am in the morning thing!! My pet-peeve (as far as grammar goes) is their, there, they're!! I hate when people write and use the wrong form!!! aaahhh!! under my skin!! haha! Us Communication majors...geez! ha!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the a.m. in the morning thing, too, especially when it's in a newspaper or a news reporter uses it. Didn't these people study grammar?!


Anonymous said...

Everyone seems to be stuck on the same thing--the "8 a.m. in the morning" bit...WELLLLL, I'll have you know, I had to go back and re-read a previous post I had on MY blog to make sure I wasn't guilty...THANK GOODNESS I wasn't!!!So now I can say "HA...HA" to that rather than "Oh...crap!"!!!!!

Jen L. said...

It annoys me when people spell things with a "K" when they should be spelled with a "C." Like "Kountry Kitchen" or "Kiddie Kandids." ANNOYING. 8am in the morning is also annoying. So is $4 dollars. The dollar sign negates the need for the word "dollars."
And there is today's grammar rant by Jen. :)