Monday, November 19, 2007

I've been tagged...

D E V I N

Annike over at Mom is in the fishbowl and Monica at Shine Again tagged me for a meme to share 7 weird or random things about myself.

I'm really boring, (seriously, really boring) but here goes:

1). I am a huge fan of popcorn and M&Ms. Usually any old microwave popcorn will do as long as I have plain M&Ms, but the perfect combination is from-the-actual-theater movie popcorn and dark chocolate M&Ms. Shamefully, I have been known to bribe my movie-going children into bringing me their leftover bags of popcorn that I later pair with M&Ms from my hidden 'mommy-stash.' Also, if times are desperate and I am out of my favorites, Goldfish and chocolate chips will scratch the itch.

2). I'm one of those weird women who enjoys sports; playing and watching. I am an oldest child and my father's first "boy," so he taught me all about football and basketball. We watched and cheered and yelled at the TV together all throughout my youth. Even today, not much can beat a great game; high school, college, or pro.

3). **Gross alert** I bit my tongue in half when I was a toddler. My father was in the Army and we were stationed in Italy and I, being the extremely bright child that I was, thought it was so much fun to jump up on those lovely Italian marble floors, and then land on my bottom. I would do it over and over (see? gifted.) and it drove my mother crazy. Finally, I bit the old tongue in half and quickly cured that little compulsion.

4). I drink Nesquick chocolate in my milk every morning. I don't drink coffee so it's the next best thing. Oh, and I love, love, love Starbuck's mocha frappuccinos, but I think they cost too much so I don't buy them often.

5). Which leads me into my next tidbit of information: I am cheap. Some women might prefer to be described as frugal or economical, and that would be lovely; I, however, am basically a cheapskate who will buy little unless it's on sale AND I have a coupon. Thrift shops, consignment stores, and eBay are favorite haunts of mine. Buying a $150 dress for $1.58 gives me a high any junkie would envy.

6). I can't type. I never took a keyboarding class in high school because it would have interfered with my band, athletic, and theatre classes. Sadly, I was a combination drama freak, band geek, and jock (oh, and a very bad cheerleader).

7). If you add together all the months that I have nursed my children, it would be 97 months or a little over eight years...and counting. Pretty good for a gal who said after I had my first baby, "I'll do this breastfeeding thing for six weeks, TOPS!"

Whew. Okay, so who's next?

12 comments:

Annikke said...

I am boring... you are not!! I enjoyed reading this!! Fun!

Bastet said...

You sound like my roommate from college, she loved popcorn and m&m's. I thought she was weird, until I tried it. ;)

Miranda said...

For someone who didn't take keyboarding, you type quite well.

Gina said...

You are MY SISTER and I didn't know about the tongue thing...but then again, how would I know? I wasn't even here yet!!

Andrea said...

So, did they sew your tongue back together? Because I have this disturbing image in my head and must know...

I'm going to have to try the popcorn and M&M thing...

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing!! We always get the popcorn refill size to bring home some for later. I can image the the salty/sweet combo is pretty good. I'll have to get me some of that.

MKHKK said...

I am in the same boat with nursing time. LOL. My husband I were laughing when I said, "I give a new meaning to bare foot and pregnant." Over the last 7 years I have been either pregnant or nursing except for a total of 15 months! YIKES. LOL.

workout mommy said...

I said the same thing about nursing! I'm way far behind you though---97 months!? You should get a medal for that!!!

:) Lisa
http://www.workoutmommy.com

MondaythroughSunday said...

Wow..neat post. I love to watch sports as well...Are you rooting for the Cowboys thursday? They are doing pretty well this year.

jubilee said...

I, too, am a Starbuck's frappuccino nut. Have you tried the peppermint and dark chocolate frap? To. Die. For. It is a tidy little sum to spend, so it's a very infrequent indulgence for me too.

Devin said...

Peppermint and dark chocolate frap?!! I must try that!

Devin said...

Yep! Go Cowboys!!