Saturday, January 24, 2009

Seventeen Things

I've been tagged for two memes. The first is from Third Time's a Charm: 10 honest things about myself. The second is from Safire and is 7 random things about myself. So, here are 17 things! I'll try to keep them short.

Honest Things: This one stumped me at first...I try to be honest in my blog all the are these supposed to be secrets or negative things or embarrassing moments? I'm going to write a smattering of different types of honesty, all of which are things that I would not normally write about.

  1. Embarrassing: One of my bad habits is cracking my knuckles. I've done it for years.
  2. Embarrassing: I am ashamed to admit that I like to watch the show "The Girls Next Door" about Hugh Hefner's girlfriends. It is one of the trashiest shows I've ever seen and I get a kick out of it.
  3. Bragging: I was co-valedictorian of my high school class. "Co" because there were 10 of us who all had GPAs over 4.0 and they just made us all valedictorians instead of choosing the one with the highest. They refused to tell us who was at the top, but the rumor was that it was me.
  4. Bragging: I was labeled in elementary school as "gifted and talented" and was in special classes and a special school in third grade (it's a long story why it was only that year...)
  5. Stupid: I once climbed over a spiked fence in London's Regents Park after being explicitly warned not to do so because one student had his leg impaled on a spike trying to do the same thing. I was in London studying one summer during college and came back late after the park entrance nearest the tube station had closed for the night. I ripped my jeans and I'm still mad at myself for being such an idiot.
  6. Stupid: I like to drive bright (yellow, red) sporty cars. AND I like to drive over the speed limit. I've only gotten four speeding tickets in my life, but I've had a couple of warnings, too. Don't worry, I have shaped up since Evie was born.
  7. Proud: My dad and brother are both in the military. My dad is a doctor (flight surgeon) and a colonel in the Air Force (he's serving past his 20 years for a variety of reasons) and my brother is a fighter pilot for the Navy. He flies the Super Hornet and has been asked to go to Top Gun in the next year or so. Yes, Top Gun is real.
  8. Proud: J is an award-winning home beer and wine maker and certified beer judge. Come visit us, we have kegs and a wine cellar waiting to welcome you. :)
  9. Confession: I have Young's Syndrome. The infertility aspect of the syndrome only applies to men, so it is not the reason for my infertility. When people ask me about my symptoms (chest and sinus congestion) I usually just tell them it's allergies, because I do have allergies.
  10. Confession: I am doing terribly with my New Year's resolutions. I haven't worked out at all this month and my diet is...wait, I was on a diet? Evie's morning nap is being used for reading blogs, not Bible study. But I am reading one of my TBR books! Yay for me. Woo.

Random Things:

  1. I used to be a cat person but now I'm a dog person (J is allergic to cats).
  2. I hate Disney Princess crap.
  3. I lived in New Orleans in 8th grade.
  4. I used to be addicted to playing The Sims.
  5. I had 5 wisdom teeth before they were removed.
  6. I have a nervous habit of vibrating my leg(s) while seated (comes from too much caffeine?) ...this habit has come in handy with Evie when she's cranky.
  7. My mom and dad met at U.Va. and so did J and I. My dad was from Minnesota and so is J. My parents married before their fourth year of college. So did I (J was older).

If anyone would like to participate in one of these memes, consider yourself tagged!


  1. Those little tidbits about you were interesting and fun to read! Thanks for sharing!

  2. In about 3 years, you will accept the disney princess crap because it makes Evie so happy... Sigh...those girls annoy the heck out of me but man, Butterfly loves them.

  3. Ohhh! A smart person's blog! :-)

    Thank you so much for your little visit to my little blog on my big, bloggy day! What a fun day it was! :-)

  4. I think the UVA campus is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever been to -- what a romantic place for all of you to meet your spouses :)

    (here from ICLW)

  5. +Safire: I know...I think that's why I hate the stuff so much--because my immersion is nearly inevitable. :)

    +Hillary: I totally agree. The only reason we left Charlottesville after college is that J's engineering specialty doesn't have any demand in that area of the country :(

  6. Thanks for sharing. I too like the girls next door. I watch way too much trashy TV. I also vibrate my legs but I have restless leg syndrome which really sucks so I do it all the time.

  7. What a great way to know a little about you!

    Take care!


  8. It's so interesting to read everyone's lists! I'm so glad you did one.

  9. I loathe Disney Princess stuff too.

  10. Great lists! I'm with you on the Disney princess crap, too!


  11. Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day last week...I feel so loved and overwhelmed with all the comments! Sorry it's taken me so long to respond back!

    Fun memes!


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