the other day, i was watching "up all night" (come on, who doesn't love some will arnett?) on hulu, and saw a really neat levi's commercial highlighting a real life, blogging wife and mama. i went right over to her blog afterward, and to be honest, never finished the show because i kept reading. mandy is fun, funny, and good at putting it all out there - which, of course you know, i am a huge fan of. anywho, she put a little "ten random things" challenge out there this morning, so i'm jumping right on that bandwagon. so, the plan is, you're gonna get a picture, ten random things about me, and then an answer to the ten questions mandy wrote. anddd, go.
me and my free grapefruit juice at a welcome center in florida on the trip down to see my grandparents with mom and ruby last month. [that was a long sentence] it. was. so. good.
ten. if you know me well, you know that anything really bumpy or holey grosses me out. i.e. a honeycomb, the back of a fern leaf. i can't even explain why this is, but i get a queasy feeling whenever i see something like that. don't judge.
nine. as of right now, if i could have any career, i'd love to be an interpreter for the deaf. i've always been enthralled with sign language and wish i were fluent in it.
eight. my guiltiest television pleasure is "chelsea lately".
seven. i love thrift store and yard sale shopping, but i get overridden with anxiety almost every time i go. it stems from wanting to find great things, and also trying to mentally picture where i would put said finds in our small and nearly full apartment. i also have a non-clutter-loving husband, and i never want to overwhelm him with it all once i walk in the door.
six. sometimes i talk out loud like i have my own cooking show when i'm in the kitchen. i think it's funny and keeps things lively in there, and it always helps me realize how HARD that would be to do for real.
five. as much as i love the blogosphere, i often find it strange how much i "know" about people who i've never actually met. it challenges me to get to know the people around me better and to be as open with them as i can often be here.
four. i love coffee, but i hate the jitters. i'm sure people probably often think i'm missing the point when i order a decaf coffee, but i truly just love the taste.
three. i make a really odd, slightly crazed looking smiley face while watching something on tv that i think is sweet or funny. daniel will often call me out on it and laugh, but as hard as i might try, there's no stopping it.
two. i read my blog posts over several times before, and sometimes after, publishing them. you wouldn't know it from all of my lower case letters, centered alignment, and made up words, but i'm a spelling and grammar lover at heart, and i always want to get my points across as correctly as possible. ocd much?
one. i feel like i am in a constant battle against dust and dirty bathrooms in our house. i always think about conceding, but i shall prevail! :)
1. have you ever met someone famous?
famous to most, no, but famous to me, yes. i met bethany dillon once. she was so nice, and pretty, and she told me to call her beth. :)
2. what is your happiest childhood memory?
shew, that one's hard. one that stands out the most is one christmas when my mom and step-dad set up the swing set they were giving my sister and me as our present in our livingroom. i remember having to go down the slide to get from our bedroom door to the livingroom.. it was a tiny house. :)
3. favorite album of all time?
dern, hard one. i could listen to patty griffin all day any day, so i'll say that.
4. are you a salty or sweet lover?
i guess i'd say salty over sweet, but i love both in their own time.
5. what is your favorite guilty pleasure tv show or movie?
ha answered that above. chelsea lately. but i'm also a closet TMZ lover.. well, not so closeted anymore.
6. describe your favorite sandwich.
two slices of toasted, crusty sourdough, spicy mustard, a bit of mayo, spinach, low-salt deli turkey, pepper jack cheese, and a slice of ripe tomato. can you say specific?
7. what was your first pet?
that i can remember? my sister and i both had pet raccoons when we were little. they were sweet like little babies.
8. what is your biggest accomplishment thus far in life?
pushing a human out of my body. i still can't believe i carried ruby for almost a year inside of me, let alone got her out of there. it's like a dream when i think about it happening, and i have to convince myself when i see pictures that it's really me with that baby bump.
9. what is the first blog you started reading?
hmmm.. good question! i'm not totally sure, but i know i started while we lived out in california at the start of our marriage about four years ago. there's a good chance that my brother and sister-in-law's blog was one of the first, so we'll go with that one.
10. if you had to choose one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?
sweet sixteen white powdered doughnuts. but i hope that never happens.
here are ten questions from me, to ju. put a link in the comment section if you join in so i can read your post!
uno. what's something that makes you anxious just thinking about it?
dos. what's something that makes you super happy just thinking about it?
tres. if you could stay in bed for a whole day, what would you want to do?
cuatro. where's a place you've visited that you would never want to go again?
cinco. what's your favorite facial feature.. on yourself, of course.
seis. would you ever adopt a chlid?
siete. if you could spend $2,412 at one store, which one would you choose?
ocho. who's someone you know you can count on, and why?
nueve. what's the last book you read from cover to cover?
diez. if you could go to college again, or for the first time, what would you major in?
and thirty facts and questions later, we're done! methinks, that was fun.
happy tuesday, all. :)