Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Technically I should first be doing a meme that I got tagged for at the beginning of this month, but when I was tagged with this meme a la Nobody You Know I realised that today is actually a 10 year anti-versary for me. So here goes.

5 Things Game

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Feb 28th 1996 my divorce from Mr. Thatguy was finalised. It was a Leap Year and my lawyers office thought they were cute when they asked me if I wanted to wait till the 29th to file. I thought "deleted delete, I can't be divorced from this delete fast enough, so delete NO I don't want to wait a deleted extra day to be divorced from this delete!"

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Taking pregnancy test after negative pregnancy test and feeling grumpily and unplan-edly PREGNANT! because I was, well... pregnant.

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Caffeinated Soda Drink Treats...esp Diet Dr. Pepper and Coke Zero
2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.... 'scuze me I'll be right back....had to go grab a spoonful.
3. Popcorn
4. Jerky...turkey, beef, chicken. I love jerky, esp. green chili beef jerky.
5. Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips

Five songs to which I know all the lyrics:

1. Theme song of Scooby Doo
2. Institutionalized- Suicidal Tendencies
3. Blister in the Sun- Violent Femmes
4. Wheels on the Bus
5. Rock of Ages

Five things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Build a nicer house two blocks down.
2. Pay off the van.
3. Invest
4. Pay for my parents to serve a Mission.
5. Get Lasik for Dadguy and myself.

Five bad habits:
1. Picking my nose.
2. Pee-dinkeling around online.
3. Second guessing myself.
4. Comparing myself to others.
5. Does "not working out or exercising" count as a bad habit?

Five things I like doing:

1. Blogging (the reading, the writing, the social aspects of it... I love me some bloggin')
2. Artsy crap... cake decorating, quilting, painting, drawing, writing poetry.
3. Talking... sometimes I drive poor Dadguy bats with the constant yap, yap, yap. But I grew up in a family of six kids and two parents who ALL talk. Social, political, scientifical, psychological, philosophical, religious... we don't shut up till someone is crying. Then we say "sorry" and keep talking some more.
4. Spending time with my family. I like my extended family on both sides and I like hangin' with them, but here I mean the Dadguy and the girls... especially the Dadguy.
5. Counting my blessings. I know it sounds all sappy, but for reals I like to sit and cogitate about what is so great about my life and how much better I have it than I even dreamed of. I have enough and then some, plus there is some other stuff that I want to do and have to keep me sharp.

Five things I would never buy, wear, or get new again:

1. I will never buy illegal drugs again, I don't think I need to explain this one.
2. Wear a black bra under a white shirt, again no explanation.
3. Wear a nose ring... especially not a nose ring connected to an earring via a chain, I have no reasonable excuse for the first time.
4. A vinyl album... a record, like music before tapes and CD's.
5. A house with all dirt and no landscaping for a yard.

Five favorite toys:

1. My iPod.
2. The family computer or Dadguy's laptop, whatever is available for my Internet fix.
3. My sewing machine
4. My Wilton paraphernalia.
5. Digital Camera... not that I love my particular camera... actually it's kind of a pain in the keester what with the two second lag from the time I push the button to the time it takes the picture. I love to have digital pix to keep and view and share immediately.

Here's the deal: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot:
1. Just for Future Reference
2. Pointless Drivel
3. Disparate Housewife
4. My Blog Is About Nothing
5. The Mama

Then select five people to tag:
1. Mama D
2. Soggy Cheerios
3. g r o n c e
4. any of my crayzee sisters or SIL's
5. Mother Superior (yeah Ma, that's YOU!)


Shelli said...

Seriously, you had a nose ring that attached to an earring? You are such a different person now than you were then.

Nobody said...

Lasik.. my wife wanted to get that, then she saw how it was done on some program on the Discovery Channel. It freaked me out, and all I could think of was someone taking a miniature wood planer to my eyeball. Her brother had it done and highly recommends it.

And really, the nose/ear ring thing... Didn't it ever catch on anything and try to rip off your nose/ear? I always wondered about that. I can't stop picturing that dude from the band Skid Row..

My kids found an old box filled with cassette tapes and had no idea what they were. I couldn't really show them since I didn't have anything around that plays tapes. I haven't purchased any tapes since 1988 (I can still remember the day that I finally got a CD player)

I can sure relate with the caffiene fix too. I have to have my Diet Pepsi every morning. I gulp down 5 or 6 cans of that every day and wonder why I have to take meds for anxiety. But at least I've stopped drinking the sugar stuff.

Anonymous said...

If I don't have a blog, how do I do that? Can I just call you up? You gotta be careful with this stuff, you're gonna give me the "didn't do my homework" dreams again. AAAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHH the PRESSURE!!!! (crazier than you know sister)

bon said...

Wahhahahaa! but which sister IS this?

if you want you can email me and I can post it or not as you like.... but seriously, who is this? Y'all are ALL a bit nuts!

Linsey said...

Oh, I got lasik!!! I am not a millionaire, but I got it!!! LOVE IT!!! And I also share your addiction for Dr. Pepper!!!!!!!! At times I have thought of changing th ethemem of my blog to my love of the Dr. I write about it ALL THE TIME!!

Nancy said...

Woohoo! When I'm a walking, I strut my stuff, and I'm so strung out...

I love the Violent Femmes. :-)

Rachelle said...

Thanks for sharing! I love meme's!

Eric said...

Five favorite toys:
4. My Wilton paraphernalia.

What/Who is "Wilton"

Amber said...

Done! I love my Wilton stuff to. (Wilton is cake decorating paraphanalia)

bon said...

sorry Eric!
I sure meant to link to that sucker!
and I went ahead and linked in the body of the post now too.

momyblogR said...

Great Meme! Yeah, and the picking your nose thing.....Not a good habit. However, I must admit.....LOL!

Mama D said...

Thanks for giving me something to blog about tomorrow!!

The Daring One said...

Your use of "delete" has me crackin' up!

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