Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I've Been Tagged...

Well I am feeling kind of dorky writing this since a few days ago I wrote a similar post. So hopefully this won't bore you to tears because I am just not that interesting! My new friend Tonya's post is so much better than mine! Here goes!

1~ I have a complete and total obsession with pretty paper! Almost every time I go into target I have to stroll down the stationery isle to see if they have anything new. I am also lusting over some gorgeous Christmas cards over at Tiny Prints. If you have never visited it is a must do!

2~ I grew up on a 100 acre farm in a small town. Living the high life! HA! We had every kind of animal you could think of from cows, pigs, goats to dogs, chickens and a few cats who didn't last very long. I can honestly say I do not one single bit miss all the work that went along with keeping up those kinds of animals and that much land. Although I do enjoy going out and sitting in the quiet now and then. Never would I take on that much again by choice. Just getting my 3 little animals (kids) fed, bathed, and disciplined is enough to tire me out.

3~ I am a MMA freak! You know mixed martial arts or UFC. Oh yeah, I have my favorite guys that I root for. AHHEM Chuck "Iceman" Lidell, who isn't doing so hot right now. Rich "ACE" Franklin, who can't quite get past Anderson "Spider" Silva. Renato "Babalu" Sobral. SEE!... We watch weigh in on the net and the whole bit. I even love checking out all the tattoos. I know you are shaking your head, but it is all my husband fault. You know I had nothing to do with this addiction. He was the wrestler I fell in love with, and apparently I fell in love with the sport too!

4~ I was 16 and my dad had given me a check to go in and get gas after school. So I pulled up, put the gas in to my car and went in to pay. Well the clerk looked at the check and handed it back to me saying I forged it. "What" I said? Don't you know I was totally stunned. He proceeded to tell me that the first letter of dads name didn't look like it was suppose to. I guess he was now a hand writing analyst as well as a gas station employee. So after haggling over it a few minutes I said I would be back with my dad in a few. Giving him the $6 I had on me I left. Now you have to know my dad. He is not a patient man, so I thought here we go we are going to give this guy what for when we get back to that station.

So we pull up and go inside. And my dad very quietly and calmly asked what the problem was, paid the man the rest of the money and we left. Well safe to say that I was shocked he did not lay into this guy for insulting his daughter. To think of me as a forger. I was a little hurt that he didn't take some of that quick temper and put to use on that guy.

5~ Right after Josh and I got married we moved to a Kansas college town, he was entering his 3 year of wrestling in college. Because we had decided on this college kind of late in the game all of the decent housing was rented. So we ended up in a seedy trailer park. I was glad that Josh decided he wanted to concentrate on his marketing major and stop wrestling after the first semester there. Especially because the next year there was a murder in that trailer park!! EEKKK

6~ One of our frequent trips has always been to Dallas, Texas. On one of our very first trips we chose to stay in a hotel right off the hwy towards downtown. We had been all over and were exhausted. So to sleep we went only to be awakened by the fire alarm. I jumped up pulled on some pants grabbed my purse and down the stairs we went. When we got down stairs the girl at the front desk told us it was a malfunctioning alarm. I could not sleep a wink after that. All I could think is "how does she know", "maybe it is a small fire somewhere you haven't looked".
I eventually fell asleep and awoke the next morning alive and well. We haven't stayed in that hotel since.

7~ Last but not least. My parent had went away on a cruise and my grandparents had come from out of state to babysit. I was around 9 years old. Well when I was a kid we raised rottweilers. I know what your thinking, but most of them were so sweet. Apparently I had not been listening to the do not go into that pen warning. My sister and I crawled over the fence to get in the large dogs pen and play in there and mess around with the dogs. I don't quite remember how I got down the I ended up being drug by the hair of my head all over that pen. My sister was able to get away and get inside to fetch my grandparents. Who don't you know were scared to death. I remember looking up bargaining with the two dogs. Who could have hurt me real good if they would have wanted to. Maybe this was a reminder to stay out of their territory. I was able to get away unscathed. Just a few minor scrapes on the head. And some shook up Grandparents!

The End!

So tag girls your it! The rules are posted above.


Freckles Chick said...

OMG, these tidbits are priceless! I don't know if I can live up to them, but I'll try.

I too am obsessed with paper. The paper stores probably think I'm a paper perv, I always have to touch the gorgeous selections.

Thanks for the tag, girlie, and for the sweet words you left on my Contest post!

Anonymous said...

I NEVER knew about the gas station thing. That is crazy I can't believe Dad didn't KILL him. And the whole dog thing still scares me

Anonymous said...

Thanks for thinking of me to tag...I actually did this earlier this year on my old blog. I'll try to get around to reposting it. It was fun to read your stories!

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