Wednesday, November 17, 2010

50 Little Known Facts

Gretta did this on her blog, so I decided to give it a shot. Honestly, I'm not sure if I can come up with that many:)

  1. I am completely blessed and unbelievably happy with my life.
  2. I was born in Downer's Grove, IL which is a suburb of Chicago.
  3. I'm terrified of heights.
  4. I've never been on an airplane. Our helicopter ride in PCB this year was my first time in the air.
  5. My grandfather's surgery to put his pacemaker in was scheduled for March 14, 2001. My mom jokingly told me I could have Cody on any other day. Cody was born by emergency c-section that afternoon.
  6. Cody's c-section was the worst physical pain I've ever experienced.
  7. I gave birth to Britney exactly one month before I turned 17.
  8. I passed my driver's test the first time.
  9. I have two tattoos, one of which matches Bobby's - Dolphin on our right shoulders.
  10. I was a step-grandmother by the age of 21.
  11. I've never been pulled over by a police officer.
  12. I started playing city softball when I was 9 years old. I made all stars my first year.
  13. I can only make myself go about waist deep in the ocean. Anything past that and I can literally hear the Jaws theme song.
  14. I think flowers are one of the silliest gifts to give someone you love. I mean...they're dead when you get them and turn black in a week.
  15. That being said, lilies are my favorite flower.
  16. It was 10 years between incidents, but I've jumped off of two different horses to avoid being hurt by trees. FYI-the ground hurts, too!
  17. I've never broken a bone.
  18. The c-section was the only surgery I've ever had, so I've never been put under before.
  19. I've recently discovered that I really enjoy baking.
  20. I get my hair cut about once a year.
  21. Our dream is to be able to buy a house in the country with lots of land.
  22. I want to learn how to can foods.
  23. I can't stand the taste of licorice.
  24. My parents divorced when I was 8 years old.
  25. I've never been farther west than the outskirts of Dallas, TX. Oh, how I want to go out west.
  26. I've never been on a cruise.
  27. I always wanted green eyes. They were hazel while I was growing up and now, the older I get, the greener my eyes are.
  28. I've never had a manicure or a pedicure.
  29. Where we live now, is the longest I've ever lived in one place since my parents divorced.
  30. I had attended 7 different schools by the time I graduated 8th grade.
  31. I've never been able to pick a favorite color.
  32. I was a catcher in high school. My knees have hurt ever since.
  33. We raised sheep when I was little. I remember my Dad shearing them in the basement, and when Maria gave birth to her twins, one white and one black.
  34. I drink coffee, unsweetened tea, and water. I very rarely drink carbonated drinks.
  35. My brother and I were sliding down a hill next to our house when I was about five or so. It was my turn, I started to slide and my brother snagged my fingers just in time to stop me. I was SO mad at him, but then I saw why he had stopped me. There was a HUGE rattlesnake right where I was about to land.
  36. I quit smoking 7 years ago.
  37. I received a writing award in high school.
  38. I ran away when I was 14. I was gone about 12 hours.
  39. I've always wanted a 1964 1/2 Mustang convertible. RED!
  40. My favorite new/current cartoon is Phineas and Ferb.
  41. The first play I ever watched was Oklahoma at North East Community College when I was 8 or 9. When I spell the word Oklahoma, I still sing the song in my head.
  42. I'd like to dye my hair purple. Not all over, just like highlights. Wait is that actually low lights?
  43. I think I would kick ass in roller derby.
  44. I never wore braces.
  45. I have three half brothers.
  46. I was three feet away from Train in 1998. I went to visit Lauren at Birmingham Southern's Halloween shindig. I heard them play Meet Virginia in person before I ever heard it on the radio.
  47. I've always wanted to learn how to play an instrument.
  48. When I was younger, I was very blond.
  49. I hated my name growing up because it was so uncommon. Now I love it for that very reason.
  50. I would absolutely love to go to Italy and Greece...and about a hundred other places, but those are my first picks.
Okay, I'm done. I can't believe I actually came up 50 things!


  1. Train was awesome...even more awesome that it was free!

  2. It was awesome, and free is my favorite F word:)

  3. #10 - you're the coolest grandma I know!

    #11 - you better knock on wood girl

    #21 - there are several houses just like that near us!

    #22 - Let's learn together

    #29 - see my #21 comment

    #35 - thanks, now I'm going to have nightmares! :P

    I loved these ~ so glad you posted them!!

  4. I'm with you on #23 for sure. ;o)

  5. Gretta~
    #10 - THANK YOU! :)

    #11 - I knocked on wood while I was typing it.

    #21 & #29 - I would LOVE to buy a house and land by you guys, but that's not going to happen anytime soon:(

    #35 - You're welcome!

    Heather, I flat hate licorice!! BLAH!


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