Saturday, May 3, 2008

I have been tagged for the very first time by Billie and Allison. Both are super duper twin mama's and women I am lucky enough to call my friends. Billie is (as may be the case for more than a few of us) the blog that got me started and Allison is the person who told me that Billie had a blog in the first place. I may have actually been the last to know ; ) Anyway, it is the 7 Random Facts thingy and I am sure that I can think of something so... Here are the rules: 1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you. 2. Post THE RULES on your blog. 3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog. 4. Tag 7 people and link to them. 5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged. My random facts: 1. This is the first time I have ever posted a link on my blog. At least in the cool way that doesn't show the whole http...I seriously never knew how so avoided links like the plague to avoid the embarrassment. So here I am, tagged for the very first time and had to swallow my pride and ask my hubby. He got me pointed in the right direction and then I, yes I figured it out on my own. Did I mention that I dropped "Intro to Technical Computing" for fear of failing it my first year in college? 2. When I was little I wanted a monkey (who didn't!). Then I decided that I wanted a squirrel. Since squirrels are hard to come by (and much to my mom's dismay) my dad helped me get a pet skunk. Yes, I had a pet skunk that my sisters boyfriend named Skippy. I got him when he was 4 weeks old and de-skunked, carried him home in the palm of my hand and bottle fed him round the clock for weeks. He was pretty cool and lived to be a cranky old fat skunk man and alas is buried in my mom's back yard. 3. The first car that I ever bought was a red 1969 VW Beetle. It cost me $500. It was soooo cool but soooo loud and soooo cold. In the winter I would have to scrape both the inside and outside of the windshield while I was driving. Now that I think of it, I am lucky to have survived that car. 4. I have had cancer. So now I have no thyroid. I don't recommend it. I have been cancer free for 7 1/2 years. 5. My body and my appetite want me to weigh about 40 pounds more than I do right now. I love to eat. I LOVE TO EAT! Food is my friend no matter the emotion or stress level. I have had to fight for every pound that I have ever lost and have only succeeded in losing weight at about 1200 calories or less. I am a weight watchers person and when I reached my goal weight (oh, this was before kids) I learned that I maintain my weight at about 1400 calories. So I am about 25 pounds up from that goal and not sure that I ever will be, or want to be that small again. Did I mention that I love to eat? 6. I started ballet when I was three years old. I went up on point when I was 11 and started jazz when I was 12. By the time I was 14 I was walking to my studio from school four days a week and dancing on Saturdays and Sundays as well. This was the same age that I knew that I would never go anywhere with it (I had hips and boobs) but stuck with it until my second year in college. I miss it terribly. Almost every day. I had ten pounds to lose then, and I weighed 120 pounds. Times have changed a bit : ) 7. I don't have my degree. I went to school for engineering, was there for 2 years, hated it, my dad got sick so I came home. I was a preschool teacher for 12 years. No, I was a good preschool teacher dang it! Don't look to my kids for proof, I have lost control of them. Anyway, I want to go back to school and am completely terrified so have found may ways around getting started. It will only take me about 7 years...uhhhh. There, now I am a really blogger. You got to read some really random facts since I have never done one of these before and probably learned more than you wanted to. Tag, you're it Heike , Sparx , Kellie, Shannon, and...well, I am having a heck of a time finding people that haven't been recently tagged so I'm heading to bed with only these four. Did I say that? I am going to bed with only listing four tags. That's a bit better. Good night all!


Allison said...

Good job! I knew I liked you for many reasons but now it it obvious! I love to eat too!

Sparx said...

Hey - great facts! Sorry I haven't done this... I have just done another meme but was so busy I didn't get around to this one and not sure I have seven things to admit to! Thanks for tagging me though, I appreciate the link.