Tuesday, December 1, 2009

10 truths about yours truly...

Warning: What you are about to read may slightly alter your opinion of me or what you know of me according this little ol' blog of mine.  My good friend, Terri, tagged me a couple weeks ago to confess 10 truths about myself.  I admit that can't resist a meme, so at the risk of unveiling a few of my idiosyncrasies and shortcomings, here goes nothing...

1) Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. I am all about being grateful, BUT cooking all day while men watch football, sitting down to eat for twenty minutes, and then cleaning it all up again (while men are watching football) is just not my idea of a good time. A couple years ago we went to Shoney's with my Grandma for Thanksgiving and I tell ya, it was the BEST Thanksgiving ever! I do look forward to the Macy's parade though and the desserts. I love dessert!

2) I am not a Twilight fan. (gasp!!!) I am actually a little nervous to admit this on my blog for all the world to see in fear of being ostracized by my handful of blogging friends or potential "followers". (haha!) Most of my friends, my youngest sister, and my sister-in-law have read all of the books and were counting down to the movie being released. I tried to like it. I really did. I read more than 300 pages of the first book when it originally came out, but I just couldn't read anymore. Co-dependent teenagers and vampires just aren't my thing.

3) Cake Boss (on TLC) is my new favorite show. Oh, what a person can do with fondant, rice krispie treats, and modeling chocolate! Before watching this show, I didn't even know there was such a thing as modeling chocolate.  (And did you see the one where the witchy, disgruntled bride ruined her gorgeous wedding cake...I couldn't believe it!)

4) I'm not really into crime scene shows, but I have been watching *NCIS Los Angeles...only because it stars Chris O'Donnell. I've had a major celebrity crush on this guy since high school. Ever see him in Circle of Friends? Love, love, love him in that movie.  He looked pretty darn good as Robin in Batman Forever too.

5) I do not drink enough water. With chasing the kids around, cleaning, laundry, errands, etc...sometimes I just forget. I am trying to get better about it, especially since a kidney stone about did me in a couple months ago. Yes, a kidney stone. Pain I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy. Seriously, it was crazy (which is also what I kept repeating to the nurse as I was writhing in pain). My new motto - 64 oz. a day keep the kidney stones away.

***I have to go pick Abby up from school in a few minutes so the rest of these will be short and sweet. 

6) My favorite flower is a tulip. I always mean to plant bulbs in the fall, but never end up doing it.

7) I don't like to eat anything that is blue. Why? I do not know.

8) I am a bit of a backseat driver, but only when my husband is driving the car. Poor guy.

9) I cannot roller skate worth a darn. Abby has been wanting to learn how to skate, but I've been putting it off to avoid making a fool out of myself.

10) I am posting my very first interview with a best-selling children's author on Thursday! So be sure to come back by and check it out. Pretty please!

Anything you want to fess up to? Play along and post this meme, or leave a comment with a truthful tidbit about yourself. :)


Heather said...

I personally like Twilight (the books more than the movies), but I know LOTS of people who don't! I find I do better drinking water if I use a cup with a straw. Why? I don't know!

Rachel said...

I saw that episode where the bride squirted frosting all over her cake. I cannot believe there are people like that who really exist.

I'm sorry you don't like twilight. I can't believe we're related. j/k. I liked it before it became really popular though about 2 or 3 years ago.

The roller skating one is funny. My mom put me in roller skating classes when I was 7 or 8. I tried to teach Natalie at a rink but she couldn't really do it.

Great list and fun to read!!!

Mom's Place said...

I'm right there with you, not a Twilight fan here either! And seriously, what is it with being a mom and drinking enough water?! I don't unless I have a water bladder attached to my back!

amanda said...

I am a back seat driver too and I didn't get into the Twilight Series either. Plus Thanksgiving is my least fav holiday too. I love this post. So fun to read.

Chelle said...

Not a big fan of Twilight, either. I've tried and tried...just not feeling it.

And I never drink enough water! I really, really need to drink more--thanks for the reminder!

And I can't wait to read your interview with the author--how exciting!

Jessie Oliveros said...

I tell my husband how to drive, too, and he's not a fan. I add lemon to water to entice me to drink more. And why is it that we women get stuck cooking and cleaning and the men get football? What a twisted holiday!

Terri said...

LOL about Twilight. I read the books and liked them. I hated the first movie and yet to see the second. I will only read the books once. Not a million times like other people. Usually when I read a book once I am done. The surprise is gone so there is no need for me to read it again.

I love the original NCIS. I am trying to get into the new one. Abby is my favorite character on the original. I actually dressed up as her for Halloween!

Thanks for the read and thanks for doing this :)

amanda said...

i have been wanting to watch that show cake boss forever! now i know it sounds like just my kind of show!

thanks friend :)

Heidi said...

That was fun! I really enjoyed getting to know you a little better.
I admit that when I first read twlight I was way into it. But the further I get from it the more I realize that she really isn't the best author in the world. But I do like fantasy and Urban fantasy. I I do still like the books.
I laughed when I read your description of Thanksgiving. You've hit the nail on the head. It is a lot of work to have one 20 minute meal.
I think I will play along and post 10 things about me on Thursday or Friday.
Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Twilight is ok, but I am not the crazed person that is everywhere nowadays. Also? The hunky boys in the movie that all the older ladies are fawning over? Are BOYS. As in, 17 years old. EW. That is wrong.