Thursday, April 17, 2008

Seven Things About Me You Probably Don't Want To Know

I was tagged by Kelley at Aroma of Joy to write seven random facts about myself.

While trying to do this post, I came to the realization of just how boring I actually am. I have never done one of these before (probably due to the reason I just mentioned), but I am usually always willing to give something a try.

So here goes. ( By the way, I hope that once you know these things about me, you will still stop back by here on occasion.)

1. In the ninth grade I went to a school (which I hated) and was in an all girls P.E. class. My friend Rhonda and I had to make up an aerobics routine to teach all of the snotty, rich girls in the class. And since Rhonda was a Van Halen fanatic, she chose their song "Jump" for us to do the routine to. I don't want to say too much, because the whole experience was so humiliating. But I will say this......every time the word jump was said in the song.....we would do a jumping jack. You know what, just forget I even mentioned this one. Thanks.

2. Rhonda and I were also the very last two girls in the whole class to finish our required one miserable mile run. All of the other snotty, rich girls were showered and heading to their next class by the time we were finished crawling running around the track. Needless to say, I am not very athletic.

3. I cannot stand to touch cotton balls, and under no circumstances can I tear one apart. It gives me the chills all over just thinking about that. I have always been this way, even as a little girl. Even now, when I need a cotton ball torn apart to use along with my ear drops, I have to get Shannon or the boys to tear it for me.....and I cannot watch while they do it.

4. As a teenager, Bryan Adams was my very favorite rock star. I had a huge crush on him, and of course, I loved his music. Once when he was at a local radio station doing an interview, I called them up, and I heard someone answer the phone and say, "Hello." I quickly asked, "Hey, is there any way that I could tell Bryan Adams how much I love him?".......And the voice on the phone answered, "You're telling him, Babe!".......I "Thought I'd Died And Gone To Heaven!" (Just a little play on his song lyrics there.) So, all that being said, Bryan Adams called me, "Babe!" :) This event was the highlight of my career as a teenager...It was all down hill after that.

5. I am gifted. I think it is a spiritual gift. I have the supernatural ability to always go into the only bathroom stall, in any public restroom, that has no toilet paper. I have even been to the homes of friends and family members, and had to yell down the hall for toilet paper assistance. So, because of this special gift of mine, there is always a Charmin To Go roll in my purse.

6. I love meatballs. When I get invited to a wedding or a party, the first question I ask is usually, "Are you serving meatballs?".....I get very excited when the answer is, "Yes!" I think meatballs make the party. When Shannon and I got married, we of course served meatballs, but we didn't get to eat any of them. By the time we were done with all of the picture taking and wedding cake nonsense, the meatballs were all gone. Sniff, sniff.

7. I have always struggled with my weight, but over the last five years or so, I have lost 111 pounds completely on my own (with God's help too, of course). I have put about 10-15 of the pounds back on, depending on what time of the month it is. But, I am still very happy with what (God and) I have accomplished.

If you are still here and reading this post, I am officially finished. Did you learn something new about me?.....Now it's your turn.

Mia @ Mama Mia

Michele @ My Blessings From Above

Gina @ Beandip Blog

Kysha @ Love's School

Amy @ My Sweet Life

Tina @ Golden Goodness

Allison @ Olive Plants

Here are the rules if you decide to play along (no pressure here, just fun):

1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people(or however many you want to) at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here is what Kelley says about this game, "The really great thing about this game is there are no losers! We all win by learning more about each other so don't be a spoil sport, jump in and PLAY!!!"..............I couldn't have said it better myself.:)


My Goodness said...

That was such a fun read!! It's evident that you have ALWAYS been entertaining, love that!! I'll try to remember, meatballs NOT cottonballs!! heee!

I'm in girl, just give me some time to think of some stuff...I'll let you know when it's up! :)

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Thanks for being such a good sport, I knew your post would be fun! I remember dancing with a guy once to that Van Halen song. He jumped all over the dance floor (SOOO embarrassing!). I can't believe you have lost that much weight! Good for you girl, you look awesome! I will bounce (jump) around and read the blogs of the women you tagged.

Have a good one.... said...

Amy - You are SO funny! I wish we were neighbors.

My 15 minutes of teenage fame was meeting David Byrne of the Talking Heads and getting my photo in the H.S. paper.

AND my girlfriend Carmen & I had to do that SAME aerobic dance bit TOO!
We were the Punks in our class, so we danced to BOW WOW WOW!

Beandip71 said...

It was great getting to know more about you! But I must say I have never heard of anyone being afraid of cotton balls. LOL!

BTW, I was tagged fot this same game about a month ago. You can search my blog archives under "About Me" to read it if you want. Thanks for thinking of me.


The Laundress~JJ! said...

Loved Bryan Adams...

The toilet paper has never been the problem for's all the pee on the seats I find.

Michele said...

Hey Amy, I'll play just give me a day or two. We're headed on a homeschool field trip tomorrow and a yard sale on Sat.
No way are you boring! I do not for one minute believe it! No Way! Entertaining and funny YES! I love your blog and your wit! :) WTO on the weight loss. You are my HERO!

valerie said...

That is wonderful that you lost 111 lbs! I swear I need to lose about 25 and just can't seem to get motivated and I love food!
Really, you look great. I never would have thought you had a weight problem.
This was a fun post. I enjoyed each new thing I learned about you.

Jamie said...

What a fun post! I found you through Kelley's blog, she tagged me too. I have a brother with the same cotton issue! Way to go, losing all that weight, that is something to be proud of!

Jenny said...

That was a fun read! I also am going to have to take a peek at the pioneer woman site when I have a free hour, it sounds like!

Thanks for adding me to your roll, I'll add you soon! LOL it takes me way to much brain power to do! So I make my teenage daughter do it!

That is lame...and sad but true!