OK, so FOREVER ago I was "tagged" by Fern and I’ve been putting it off. In case you are not a big blog reader, being tagged means that another blogger out there tagged you to answer some kind of survey or fill out some kind of list. Fern tagged me to write about 7 random things no one knows about me.
For some reason that is just SO daunting to me! First, I am an open book to my close friends and family, so there are few things that NO ONE knows about me. Second, how in the world do you answer this question when, like I’ve said before, so many different people in your life read your blog? So I decided that SOME people might know one or two things on this list, but the majority won’t, and if I write something that offends someone that reads this, then they can stop reading, b/c, whatever man.
So here I go…
7 Random Things You Don’t Know About Me:
1. I refuse to eat honey b/c at some point in my life I decided that it’s bee poop, and even though I now know it’s NOT bee poop, the thought just makes me gag. HOWEVER, I WILL eat it on a Casa Guilardo (sp?) sopapilla b/c that is one of my all-time favorite desserts. And I don’t know why that is the exception b/c you can eat sopapillas without honey. Hmmm.
2. I will not sleep with any part of my body hanging off the bed b/c when I was a kid I watched Little Monsters with Fred Savage and it totally freaked me out! It’s about a world of monsters that live under the beds of kids and wait for kids to hang an arm or leg over the side. For the life of my I can’t remember what they do to the hanging appendages, but I know it wasn’t nice. I even have to look over the edge of the bed before I step down in the middle of the night.
3. Speaking of sleep, I still sleep with my blankie. And I mean, cuddled in my arms every single night. It even travels with me. At this point, 28 years after it was given to me, it is starting to fall apart and that scares me beyond belief. And I wonder why Bailey has to take "Teds" everywhere with her!
4. When I was pregnant with Bailey I become completely stupid. Seriously. C and I were driving down Division in Spokane (where we lived at the time) and there was someone selling shoes on the side of the road. His sign said, "1 pair $15, 2 pairs $25". I look at it and immediately go into a rant about how stupid people are. Chris had no idea what I was talking about and probably against his better judgment, he asked me what I was talking about. "Well, that guy back there selling shoes had a sign that said 1 pair $15 and 2 for $25, but 15 + 15 = 25 so it’s really no deal at all!" He let me rant for a few more minutes before he cut in with, "Jod, 15 + 15 = 30, so it is a deal." Oh. Quiet. So anyway, there were many more instances like that during both my pregnancies and when I got pregnant this time I was nervous I would really lose my mind. In order to combat this, every night, no matter how tired I am, I make myself complete a Suduko puzzle. It probably doesn’t do anything, but I’m convinced it’s going to help me stay smart!
5. I will only eat pizza like a sandwich, with two pieces, face down on top of each other so that I don’t have to touch the cheese. We mainly eat Imo’s, OK OK OK, ONLY eat Imo’s, and their crust has NO grease on it… so when I put two pieces together and I only touch the backs of the pizza my hands don’t get greasy. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it…
6. I got to design my engagement ring. When C asked for my hand in marriage (and he "asked" both sets of parents) each mom offered a diamond from their mother’s ring. He lived in Spokane at the time and he knows how picky I am, so Terri, my mom and I went to Summa’s Jewelers in Kirkwood to design my ring. It was an amazing experience that I got to have with my mom and soon to be mother-in-law! We chose an antique platinum band, the diamond for the center, and then fit the diamonds from each of our grandmother’s on the sides. Although I wasn’t surprised when he proposed, this was the perfect way for US. And I LOVED sharing that time with my two moms also. To this day, 3 1/2 years later, I still find myself gazing at my ring like I did when I was first engaged. And the best part for me is that I have a part of my Grandma (who was SO special to me) and C’s Maw-Maw with me everyday. It is definitely a ring that will be passed down for generations!
7. I’m ending with this one b/c I’m hoping that most people got bored a few numbers ago and stopped reading, b/c this is gross. And I can’t believe I’m admitting this… one of my favorite things about being a mom is cutting their nails, cleaning out their ears and picking their noses. As a kid I loved picking off scabs (I have the scars to prove it!) and peeling sun burned skin. I have no idea why, b/c it grosses most people out, but those things totally make me happy! And oh man, I can’t wait to pop their zits!
So, were those random enough? Who knows. What a way to start this cold cold Tuesday. Jess is on her way over to watch the girls so I can FINALLY get my hair cut! So excited, although have no idea what I want. I told Sue, the greatest stylist ever, that I needed a "style" b/c my hair is always in a pony tail and i feel frumpy too often, like everyday. She asked if I had time to keep up with a style and I had to admit, probably not. So she said just stick with the pony tail until I stop getting pregnant! Nice! If it’s anything great I’ll post a photo later. Have a good one!