Monday, July 21, 2008

100 random things

Beth tagged me for the 100 random things challenge and boy, did she do this in the knick of time. My last post stands as evidence of my summer boredom/cabin fever/lack of creative thought. Hopefully by the time I get to, say, #98 there will have been at least one interesting tidbit noted...

1. I watch way too much tv.

2. I met my husband in college - but it wasn't BYU - I KNOW - totally unheard of!

3. My favorite cookies in the whole wide world are Berger's Cookies - but they are a rare treat.

4. Folding laundry and putting it away is my least favorite chore.

5. I have expensive taste, but never buy the expensive stuff. I am a spend thrift.

6. For Mother's Day my hubby gave me a gift certificate to a spa so I could go get my nails done. I still haven't gone because I won't go alone.

7. I will eat off my kids plates if they don't finish. Many find this gross. Tough.

8. All of our kids have been/will be born in a different state.

9. None of the states my kids are born in are in the same region of the U.S.

10. I was in a major (to me) car accident when I was 8 months pregnant with Hayden.

11. I gave away most of our food storage when we moved from Arizona to Florida. I'm struggling to build it back up even though I have more space to store it in.

12. I used to have my own photography business.

13. I traveled to Florence Italy twice while I was in college.

14. If I could change 3 things about the house we are renting they would be: A. it would have a fenced in backyard B. It would be a 2 story, not 3, C. it would have one more bedroom.

15. I've never had lower wisdom teeth. I'm either highly evolved or lacking wisdom.

16. I spend a lot of time reading the blogs of people I don't know.

17. The older I get, the more rebellious I get.

18. White walls in a home depresses me.

19. As soon as we finish painting the living room of any place we live, we end up moving.

20. My walls are white because Michael and I are tired of wasting money on paint, only to be able to enjoy it for a few months.

21. Dominoes is the only game our whole family can enjoy playing together.

22. I wish I was a more patient mother.

23. Chocolate is considered a necessity in our home.

24. I hate to scrapbook, but would love to have nice albums for my kids.

25. I have more than 3000 pictures of Amanda on dvds.

26. I loathe giving talks in church.

27. I could talk for hours with someone who would rather be pulling weeds in 115 degree weather and not realize it until it's too late. I think that's why a lot of my friends husbands don't like me very much.

28. I drove with a friend from Colorado to Maryland and got stuck in Wheeling, WV for 3 days in a blizzard. Prior to getting stuck at the motor inn, I got the only speeding ticket I've ever gotten - in Ohio... because I was trying to beat the storm.

29. We're not friends anymore. I kinda went postal on that trip when I couldn't see anything out my window and my wipers got iced to the windshield. It was the beginning of the end of our friendship. Can't say that I blame her - at all. I totally went psycho.

30. I miss Arizona. It really is a "FREE STATE".

31. I don't think I am ever going to make it to 100. Really.I am sooo boring.

32. I wish that Florida had Jamba Juice.

33. I am craving a Jamba Juice smoothie like you wouldn't believe.

34. Smoothie King just doesn't cut it. They're just so... ghetto.

35. I've always wanted to quilt a baby blanket but have never finished any quilt I have started.

36. We waited a year and 3 months to get married so we could get hitched in the Washington D.C. Temple in June. Yes, it was hot. But totally worth the wait!

37. I am jealous of my husbands girlfriend - Ms. X - Box.

38. I got curious about whether or not Jamba Juice had any locations in Florida and found out that they do in fact have them - in South Florida.

39. Michael and I have talked about opening our own Jamba Juice business in the town center near our house. But we're too chicken.

40. I chew my tongue when I am deep in thought or painting or drawing... I haven't done it in a while though.

41. I can be a little bit nosy sometimes. I'm working on it.

42. My first kiss happened when I was 17.

43. I dated a 'boy' with the same last name as me.

44. I was a CLOTHED model for a drawing class in college.

45. I shared a 2 bedroom apartment in Baltimore, MD with 999 other roommates. 998 of them were roaches that tap-danced me to sleep every night.

46. I live approx. 200 ft. away from our grocery store.

47. I don't have a middle name. Well I do now, but it's my maiden name.

48. I still have my tooth-fairy pillow from when I was a kid - now Amanda uses it.

49. I've considered dyeing my hair brown several times, but I've never actually gone through with it.

50. I still have the pee-stick from when I found out I was pregnant with Amanda. I know - SO GROSS.

51. I wish my sisters and I lived closer together so our kids could play together.

52. I make a mean snowcone.

53. When my kids are grown, I'd like to take an Alaskan Cruise.

54. I hate to vacuum stairs - especially now that I am 7 month prego. So I don't. I have two flights of stairs that have not been vacuumed more than 3 times since we moved here in January. First of all my vacuum is too heavy and wide. If they made a nice, inexpensive, hand held vacuum with awesome suction I would vacuum my stairs twice a week. Until then...

55. I've never attended my class reunions. I think there has only ever been one that actually happened. Another was canceled, and what would have been my 15th was never planned as far as I know. I attended my husbands 10 year reunion.

56. I enjoy going to Girls Camp. I know, I'm weird.

57. My favorite Olympic sport to watch is gymnastics.

58. The first concert I ever attended was a Beach Boys concert...with my sister and my parents. We won the tickets on the radio.

59. I have a skin allergy to latex.

60. The Pill makes me a person I don't want to be around, the rhythm method -Hahahaha! And so I am pregnant.

59. I still sleep with my blue blanket that my grandma made me.

60. My first real job was working concessions at the movie theatre.

61. My second job was at TJMaxx.

62. I slept overnight on the concrete floor in the Art Building at UMBC on more than 4 occasions.

63. I once climbed through a window of the same building to finish a painting and to sleep.

64. I can fall asleep just about anywhere during just about anything, just about anytime - without warning.

65. I once woke up to the blaring horn of a tractor trailer coming straight at me. I didn't see my life flash before my eyes.

66. I love Mexican food in Arizona and hate Chinese food in Arizona. I love Chinese food in Florida and can't find real Mexican food in Florida.

67. I love to mix orange juice and ginger ale. It's super yummy and refreshing, especially right after you have a baby.

68. I didn't have a properly cooked steak until I was 18 years old. I thought steak was icky for the longest time.

69. I sleep on the right side of the bed... except when the bedroom door is on the right.

70. I have broken my nose 3 times. The first time was at an outdoor concert in D.C. --I had no business being in the mosh pit/crowd surfing zone. The second time was not too long after when I was doing something else I had no business doing - pitching softball in YSA. The third time I broke my nose was when I was in a car accident. My hand came between the airbag and my face, and well, it wasn't very pretty.

71. I am bored of the meals that I cook around here. I need new recipes. Like the recipe for fat-free, low calorie, but totally delicious Shrimp Scampi. Yeah... and the $$ in the budget to match...

72. My daughter's very first babysitter ever was an NFL football player.

73. I hate most pictures of myself.

74. I REALLY am the meanest mommy ever.

75. I miss after-school specials. Why don't they have them anymore?

76. This is really hard... 100 things about me? I'm not old enough to have that many random things to list...

That's it. I'm changing this up. Now, all of you out there that read this (I know there are a bunch of lurkers/blogstalkers out there...) I want YOU to comment with at least ONE random thing you know about me that I have not already listed. Whoever makes me laugh the hardest will get a "special" prize.


Vanessa said...

Let's see...

You can play only one song on the piano...

Vanessa said...

You were on the radio one time when you called in to compete for something like "biggest sob story"...I remember hearing you when I was driving to class one morning.

Vanessa said...

One time you tried to make a gingerbread house and it was a total disaster. I remember you being fairly upset about it as well.

Becky said...

Your knee cap slipped out of socket and you screamed so loud that Dad could hear you in the office waaaay across the yard.

Becky said...

I still remember that day pretty vividly.... scared the crapola out me.

Becky said...

You got us lost in the red light district after we attended the WHFS-tival when I was 16...and we were convinced we got contact high after inhaling all the pot smoke at the concert. hehehehe.

Marco Polo said...

Your van is the first 'new' vehicle you've owned.

JoAnn Sullivan Moghimi said...

Ok, so this isn't funny... but you are such a good friend. A better friend than I deserve. I respect and admire how patient you have been with me. The friendship that you,Carlee and Alissa extend to me is more valued than you know. Thank you.

Amy said...

Come on now. I said make me LAUGH. Not CRY. Sheesh.

I guess it's good to know that I'm not the only one who can't follow directions.

: )

Kathy Spann said...

You were an excellent daycare provider to Courtney, especially when you took her home on her parents wedding night! (now that was a tad backwards wasn't it!)

Amy said...

Seriously - is that it? No one else has any random oddities about me?

Okay, I know I'm motivated by deadlines, maybe you all are too. Soooo... you have until August 1st to add to my list and win my "special" prize. I really want to reach 100 random facts!


Becky said...

You used to work at a produce stand.

Amy said...

Vanessa - I seriously don't remember the gingerbread house incident... was it at your house? Okay, I faintly remember trying to make the frosting "glue" and it not coming out right.
Hmmm... funny how the memory works.

Vanessa said...

Yeah, it was at my house, and I remember because I was laughing about it and it seriously pissed you off. :)

Anonymous said...

You say sheesh a lot! Groan when you're mad, a trait both of your kids have picked up, and even my kids have started doing. You put your arm out to keep me from flying forward when the car next to us is trying to come into our lane, this has happened at least three times, maybe I should start driving? I guess you're just so attractive those other cars just want to be next to you. I know that was totally corny!

Deon said...

OK, sorry - I am behind here. You were THE first person I emailed, ever, back in the 80s when we both had Prodigy! Probably one of the first people WITH email.

Deon said...

OH, and I thought I would NEVER hear you say that you miss AZ!! I miss it, too, = been in MD for 20 something years and still miss it.

Deon said...

And, I had the title of meanest mom way before you, so is that random about me or about you???

Becky said...

I think I totally win this. I have more info on you since we're sister and all. =P

Amy said...

Okay, so I think there might be a tie here.

Vanessa and Becky made me laugh the hardest about the most random of my oddities.

Vanessa - I can play other songs - I just choose to show off the one song that I wrote by my little 'ole self. You know, I DID get an "A" in that 2 credit keyboarding class at UMBC.

Becky - Thanks a lot for telling everyone about my contact high. Now I'll never be able to work in politics.

Honorable mentions go to:
Deon - Ohhh Prodigy. The beginning of my life-long affair with computer communication... We were SO COOL!

Carlee - SHEESH! My next car is going to be bright yellow with flashing lights all over it.
Wait - that would be a school bus.
Okay - you can drive.

So okay, onto the "PRIZES".

Vanessa, Becky, you two will have the great and glorious honor of receiving the first images of the latest addition to the Familia Gove Family. Yes, this means you will have to wait approx. 2 months for delivery of your prize, but it will be so worth it, right? PLUS you have bragging rights.

So. Go brag.

Puddin Pie kiss the boys and made them cry! said...

I am going to Jamba Juice today just for you Amy. I have never been and now I have reason to go.

14 day s and I get my body back....I wish!


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