Monday, June 16, 2008

A little game to know me better

Lexi wondering why she is in a wine barrel

Pick a number between 1 - 20. Remember that number. It will be important at the end.


You can only say yes or no. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you and asks!

Over 18? Yes
Danced in front of your mirror naked? No
Ever told a lie? Yes
Been arrested? No
Kissed a picture? No
Fallen asleep at work/school? Yes
Held an actual snake? Yes
Have YOU Ever run a red light? No
Ever drink and drive?No
Been suspended from school? No
Ever been fired from a job? No
Totaled a car/motorbike in an accident? Yes
Sang karaoke? No
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? No
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Yes
Ever laughed until you wet yourself? No
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? No
Kissed in the rain? No
Sang in the shower? No
Sat on a rooftop? Yes
Thought about your past with regret? Yes
Been pushed in the pool with your clothes on? Yes
Shaved your head? No
Blacked out from drinking? Yes
Had a gym membership? Yes
Been in a band? No
Shot a gun? Yes
Liked someone with nobody else knowing about it? No
Played strip poker? No
Been to a strip joint? No
Donated Blood? No
Liked someone you shouldn't? Yes
Have a tattoo? No
Have or had any piercings besides ears? No
Made out with a complete stranger? No
Caught someone cheating on you? No
Skinny dipped? No
Regret any of your ex's? No
Been to a rodeo? Yes
Been to a NASCAR race? No
Been in Love? Yes

Dandelion fuzz

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

Ten years ago today I was home from college working two summer jobs and going to lots and lots of doctors appointments while they tried to figure out why I was having the problems I was. Needless to say they just told me that I needed to not get so stressed out. They had no real answer after having more blood drawn than I cared to have in such a short time period and CAT scans, MRIs, EEG, EKGs. I kind of lost all confidence in traditional medicine after that. I finally found the answers via a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor 3-5 years ago. I also had my first visit to the ER from a drug the stupid DRs put me on and they tried to pass it off as a food allergy. This visit made my problems worse and the main reason why I can't use things made from none natural materials. Just a taste of what I went through. Imagine having hives all the time and never knowing what it was. When I went to the ER I was so itchy from hives that I could not walk without pain or use my hands and arms. I felt like a walking skeleton. I also lost my will to work out that summer because of drug side effects. I was able to kick the last bits of anorexia out of my system without medical assistance. Needless to say this was a dark period of life for me.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?

  • Blog
  • Knit
  • Do laundry
  • Pray my husband still has a job on Wednesday because of company wide cuts
  • Swatch for a proposal due on Friday

3. Snacks I enjoy:

Fake Cheesy puff stuff, berries, Kinder eggs, salt & vinegar potato chips

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

I would pay off our house. Buy Churchable a new truck & pay to have the classic car fixed to specs. Donate to many worthy causes and lastly invest it. I am a simple girl. I could buy yarn with that but then I would for sure have more than I could knit in my lifetime.

5. Places I have lived:

Ok sit back and let me mark the places. Born Houston, Texas (lived in several apartments but since I had the memory of a pea I don't remember how many). At 3 moved to Oklahoma city, Oklahoma (lived there 1 1/2 years because the oil companies were doing poorly so my dad lost his job). At 5 moved back to Houston, Texas (lived in one house while my dad worked his dream job of working with his father). At 12 moved to Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia (my dad got hired the day Operation Desert Storm started). At 15 went to boarding school in Kandern, Germany (loved the freedom of living away from mom & dad). At 16 changed schools to one in Dublin, New Hampshire (can I count all the moves between rooms while I was living there, that would be 5 rooms & 7 roommates in 2 years. Gah that was not me for all those moves. The RA was annoying and moved people around all the time). At 18 went to college in Columbia, South Carolina (lived there for 4 years but had 1 dorm room & 3 roommates in 2 1/2 years, 1 duplex with 1 roommate for 1/2 year & a house with 2 roommates for a year). Summer of 1998, my parents moved to Udhailyah, Saudi Arabia while I was home. Summer of 1999, I lived in Jerusalem, Israel for summer studies. Summer of 2000, I lived in several cities in central Turkey for my Intercultural studies Internship (I was in a different city every week out of 2 months). At 22 I moved out to the west coast where I had wanted to move since I was 17 to Portland, OR (I attended art school for 3 years). I had 3 apartments (Tigard, West Linn & Multnomah Village and 3 roommates, which is a much healthier rate. During this time, my parents again moved while I was home on break to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. At 25 I moved to Longview, WA to be closer to my fiance Churchable. After the wedding I moved in with him and so far have not made plans to move again.

6. Jobs I’ve had:

Summer school assistant (1997, 1998), Assistant Librarian (1998), Circulation Librarian (1999-2001), Receptionist (2002), Stock Room Clerk (2004), Designer (2007-present)

7. Peeps I want to know more about:

Those of you who I asked to pick a number. Do you remember your number? If it is 17 (the number of roommates I had from 1994-2004) then consider yourself tagged for one or both of these memes.