Here We Go Again!

I know I just did a survey…but when my sweet blogger friend Kristen tagged me, I couldn’t resist! 

The rules:

#1 You must post these rules.
#2 Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
#3 Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

11 Things About Me

1. I’m short.  Really really short.  Like, my license says I’m five feet tall and we’ll just go with that, short. SmileI’m about the size of a twelve year old.  Actually, most of my 7th grade girls are taller than me.  It’s okay; that’s what high heels are for!

hooker shoes

(those are the ones I got for the white trash party)

2. I do weird things in pictures (I guess I can say I ruin pictures).  I don’t do this very often, but when I do, it’s anything but subtle.

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(yep – my hair used to be really short!)

3. I love being outdoors.  Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, whatever it is – sign me up!  It’s funny because I am always wearing high heels and the such, but on Saturday mornings of Christmas break you’ll find me in the woods at 5:30 a.m. with my rifle.  Don’t worry, we eat all the deer meat.  No killing just for fun.  

4. I roof houses.  Not for a full time job or anything, but I have roofed several houses in the past.  It started as part of a missions trip (World Changers), and I had been around construction all my life so it was fairly simple to pick up.  On later mission trips, I was assigned to be “crew chief” (aka the person in charge of fixing whatever problems the house had and organizing the people working on it) on a roofing project. 

5. I hate scary movies.  If Daniel wants to watch one, I have to make jokes the entire movie (which I think are hilarious, but he doesn’t always agree) and then I’m scared all night long.  I will do things like run down the hallway and leap onto the bed so nothing gets me.  I know; I’m five.

6. I’m extremely sarcastic.  I try to keep it under control, but sometimes it sneaks out when it shouldn’t.  Luckily, seventh graders don’t really pick up on sarcasm.  Sometimes a student will say “I’m not going to be here tomorrow, will you be doing anything while I’m gone?”  to which I reply, “No, we will not be having class since you won’t be here.”  And they typically say “Oh, okay, thanks!” and go sit down.  They also believed me when I told them the reason we celebrate Labor Day is because it’s the kickoff of my birthday month.  I know, I shouldn’t, but I can’t help it. 

*Just so you don’t think I’m a terrible teacher/person, I do always let those kids know what their work is, and I typically reserve my sarcasm for Daniel and my adult friends. Smile

7. I love cheerleading.  I cheered in middle school, high school, and college.  I went on to coach middle school cheer for two years, and now I’ve been coaching varsity cheer for four years.  I love my cheer girls!!!

cheer

8. I love to travel.  Some places I’ve been: NYC, DC, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, Cancun, Virgin Gorda, Hawaii (notice the beach and tropical weather theme).  I want to go to Italy, Greece, England, Australia…pretty much everywhere!  It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a weekend trip to some place nearby or a three year traveling experience – I love exploring new places!

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(Virgin Gorda, 2006)

9. I love pecans.  They are so so delicious.  It greatly annoys Daniel, but I almost always pick out ALL the pecans from the container of mixed nuts.  Good thing he loves me anyway, because I probably won’t stop doing that.

10. I love to make people laugh.  Daniel, my students, my friends, my cheerleaders, my zumba classes, my parents, anybody and everybody.  I feel like one of my purposes in life is comedic relief.  I am not really one of those “cry with you” people, but if you  need a good laugh, call me!

11.  I’m a terrible singer.  I love to sing, but it’s not pretty, trust me.  I ‘d say the sound is somewhere between a drowning cat and a moose in heat.  I have no idea what either of those really sound like, and I hope you don’t either, but just use your imagination.

Kristen’s Questions:

1. What is your favorite dessert?

I don’t discriminate against desserts, I love them all!  Some sort of chocolate something and ice cream sounds perfect!

2. Who do you most admire?

My grandmother.  She and I were extremely close, and I miss her every single day.  She was born in 1915, lived through the Depression, wars, and so many changes in our nation.  She had her Masters Degree (how cool is that – I don’t think too many women had advanced degrees in the 30’s), was president of her sorority, taught special education, raised four children, etc.  I could go on forever about the wonderful memories I have with her.  She always saw the best in everyone, and she had an amazingly close relationship with Jesus.  I strive every day to be more like her.

3. Would you rather: bungee jump or sky dive?

I’m an adrenaline junky, so I would do both.  Sky diving would be my first choice.

4. If you were on death row (pleasant topic, right?), what would be your last meal?

SUSHI!  I would have ALL my favorite rolls from Sakura!

5. Dogs or cats?

I have both, but I think dogs.  I love animals!

6. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Probably my education – I’m proud that I did my undergrad in 3 years and then went back two years later to get my masters.  I’m also proud of raising my wonderful children.  They are so well-behaved.  *please know that Daniel and I don’t have human children, only fur children*

7. Favorite guilty pleasure television show?

Does The Best Thing I Ever Ate count???  It’s guilty because all the food is crazy!

8. What is your most embarrassing moment?

Hmmm…I don’t embarrass too easily, but I’ve fallen in front of tons of people and I get tongue-tied all the time. 

9. What food do you love, but you’re scared to prepare yourself?

Probably sushi – I’ve made it before, but it just seems so much easier to go to my favorite place and pick it up haha.

10. What is your biggest fear?

Losing the people I love the most – especially Daniel.  On a totally different note, I hate clowns.  Who the heck thinks clowns are fun/funny???  Creepy, I’m telling you, creepy.

11. Name the movie or TV show that makes you laugh the most!

The Big Bang Theory!!!  (Benchwarmers, Friends, Home Alone 2, and Bad Boys 2 were all in the running.)

My questions:

1. If you had to pick a theme song for your life, what would it be and why?

2. What is the best book you have ever read?

3. What is your favorite form of cardio?

4. If you are married, did you go on a honeymoon?  If so, where?  If you’re not married, where do you want to go on your honeymoon?

5. Do you have a “morning routine” when getting ready, or do you just randomly do whatever you think of first (brushing teeth, showering, hair, makeup, etc)?

6. Name your favorite fruit and your favorite vegetable.

7. If you could eat all the junk you wanted and never gain weight, would you?  Why or why not?

8. What’s your favorite candy?  If you don’t eat candy, what was your favorite kind when you were younger?

9. How did you first get into blogging? 

10. What is your greatest strength?

11. Who makes you laugh the most?

I’m tagging:

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life

Michelle @ Our Dream, Made Out Of Real Things

Megan @ Munch and Crunch

Janelle @ Running is Magical (who PR’d her half marathon this past weekend –wooohooo!!!!)

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7 Responses to “Here We Go Again!”


  1. 1 Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life January 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    This is such a fun idea! Thanks for the tag (I now have material for tomorrow) 🙂

    I’m totally with ya on alot of these things…like the comedic relief (not much of a cryer)!

  2. 3 runningismagical January 24, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Yay! Thanks for the tag. Also – I kinda love that you love cheerleading. I did it all throughout highschool and I miss it. We’ll have to nerd out over it someday.

  3. 5 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Hahah I love that the state of Ohio made it on your list of placed traveled! 😉 You list all these cool places … and Ohio. Hilarious!!

    And as you know, I’m a huge sushi fan, as well. If we ever get together, it will have to be for sushi and dessert!!


  1. 1 Survey Says… « Our Dream, Made Out of Real Things Trackback on January 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

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