Tuesday, July 31, 2007

everything you never cared to know

Confessions...A fun questionnaire
1. The phone rings. Who do you want it to be? i don't know
2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? usually
3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? talker
4. Do you take compliments well? no, or so i have been told
5. Do you play Sudoku? occasionally
6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? i could probably hold my own.
7. Do you like to ride horses? YES!!!
8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? yes, horse back riding camp
9. What was your favorite game as a kid? monopoly and ghost in the graveyard
10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, what would you do ? nothing
12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? yes
13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued? be pursued.
14. Use three words to describe yourself? the wild child
15. Do any songs make you cry? no
16. Are you continuing your education? i'm illiterate
17. Do you know how to shoot a gun? yes
18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed? a fire extinguisher
19. How often do you read books? frequently
20. Do you think more about the past, present or future? depends on the situation
21. What is your favorite children’s book? cars and trucks, trucks and cars
22. What color are your eyes? blueish green
23. How tall are you? 5′11"
24. Where is your dream house located? right next to Hank's Hardware and it is flamingo pink
27. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth? noooo
28. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden? years ago
30. Where was the furthest place you traveled today? all over the world on the world wide web
32. Do you like mustard? Yes.
34. Do you look like your mom and dad? people say I do
35. How long does it take you in the shower? not too long
37. What movie do you want to see right now? Blades of Glory
39. What did you do for New Year’s? drove back to Chicago
40. Do you think The Grudge was scary? I didn't see it
42. Do you own a camera phone? yes
44. Was your mom a cheerleader? yes, she always cheered us on in whatever we did
45. What’s the last letter of your middle name? H
47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night? 3-7
48. Do you like care bears?. I did when I was a kid.
49. What do you buy at the movies? diet coke
50. Do you know how to play poker? yes
51. Do you wear your seatbelt? ALWAYS!
52. What do you wear to sleep? it depends, but i do own a certain pair of fairly famous pajama pants
53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown? define "big"
54. How many meals do you eat in a day? depneds on the day
55. Is your tongue pierced? no, it's bad for your teeth
56. Do you always read MySpace bulletins? no
58. Do you like funny or serious people better? funny
59. Ever been to L.A.? no
60. Did you eat a cookie today? no
61. Do you use cuss words in other languages? no
62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads? ummm....
63. Do you hate chocolate? no, but i don't really like milk chocolate. i am a dark kinda girl
64. What do you and your parents fight about the most? nothing, really
65. Are you a gullible person? not really
66. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy? definitely not
67. If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what would it be? a model
68. Are you easy to get along with? sometimes
69. What is your favorite time of day? fun time

Monday, July 30, 2007

Some of my favorite things

I love, love, love seeing people trip and/or fall. Maybe it's because it happens so unexpectedly and is completely unplanned humor, but nothing makes me laugh harder. You may think it's mean that I find this hilarious, but it is not a mean spirited laugh(nor a quiet laugh), it is a genuine, all the way from my toes laugh.

One of my all time favorite trips was when I was probably in 4th grade. My mom made my brother and I breakfast every morning. While my brother spread out on the kitchen table, eating his toast or Pop Tarts over the paper(folding up the crumbs in the paper to be dropped all over the next unsuspecting reader) I was left with a small area to eat my Smore's Pop Tart. On this particular morning, my mom also made us bananas with peanut butter on them. As she was bringing the plate over to the table, she caught her toe on the floor, flying forward into the kitchen table and throwing the plate of bananas and peanut butter towards us, not to mention scaring the living daylight out of us. With amazing skill, the plate landed right side up, salvaging the bananas. My mom's pride may have been a little bruised, but the food was saved and I was left with a sore side from laughing so hard.

Another thing I love to watch is people attempting to parallel park. Why do so many people have such trouble with it? It's really not that hard. In front of the tanning salon that I work at, it is all street parking so I get to watch people parallel park all morning long. What a treat!!!

The best parallel parking story I have is from one summer when my brother, his (now) wife and I were all having appetizers and drinks at the TGIFriday's in downtown St Louis before we headed to a Cardinals game. We were sitting outside having good conversation when a new yellow VW bug was attempting to park in the worlds largest spot right across the street. The car tried several times and could not master the art(even though the spot was twice as large as this little car needed). After about 4 attempts and bumping(sometimes ramming) its bumper with the car in front and in back of it every time, the passenger got out to help direct. By this time, every person on the patio was tuned into the parallel parking show. With guidance from her passenger and 3 more attempts the bug was finally parked. When the driver got out form the nearly 20 minute parking ordeal, everyone on the TGI's patio started cheering and clapping for this poor lady. She was so embarrassed that she got back in her car and left after all that effort. Good luck finding a non-parallel parking spot in the downtown of a large city.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Happy Belated Birthday

I'm sorry that this post is almost two weeks late, but you are still another year older!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I bet Jenne will show up at their front doors

My old roommate Jenne loves IKEA meatballs. Now that there is an IKEA hostel that gives free sleep and meatballs, there is no doubt that my little Jenne will be showing up at their front doors...in Norway.

Summa', summa', summa' time

Wow, I am getting really bad at posting. This summer has been flying by.

My brother had a birthday this summer and I didn't even get to see him around his birthday, which may be a first ever. Fortunately, he is visiting Chicago in a few weeks and I will be very excited to see him then. So...Happy Birthday Josh. Even more exciting is the Iowa vs Northern Ill game on Sept 1st that truck loads of people are coming in town for.

As a follow up to my last post, I was at work the other day and a teenage patient asked me if I was 1/2 black. I told her I wasn't then she said, "So you mean to tell me that both of your parents are white?!?!" I laughed pretty hard and told her that they are in fact, both white.

My new favorite thing is eating lunch on my back patio and sitting out there when I get off work at night chilling with my roommate. There is a wolf dog in the back yard next to our that barks and howls at everyone, except us. It's pretty funny. We also feed it through the fence. This week, the dog tried to get through the fence and come over to us and nearly got it's head stuck.

That's enough for now.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

You know you're tan when....

Tonight at work, I got floated to the adult floor and an African American woman told me that I had the same skin coloring as her daughter.

Ha ha ha. I have been out in the sun a lot.

A trip to the farm

I just returned from 5 relaxing days on my grandparents farm in Iowa. It's so quiet there. No radio on, the tv was hardly ever turned on...just nature noises and farm machinery. It was great.

I did realize while I was out driving around that I can tell the difference between farm animal smells without seeing the animals. It never occurred to me before, but I could tell if we were coming up to a hog lot or cattle. Random, I know.

While there, I got to spend some time with my cousin his wife and their two children with a 3rd on the way! My mom, grandpa, uncle, aunt and cousins family all went to Popcorn Days, held in the popcorn capital of the world, Schaller, IA. There, I went on a few kiddie rides with my cousins kids. It was so hot out, though. My grandpa sat on the corner and people watched. It was really cute.

I don't really know much else, but I really enjoyed myself and got to spend some quality time with family.