Friday, November 30, 2007

Last Day for NaBloPoMo!

In tribute to posting EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past month, I decided to go ahead and accept a couple of meme tags.

Heather over at Coal Miner's Granddaughter tagged me today for a meme of my 5 favorite things, so here they are in no particular order:


  1. Baby Snuggles! I LOVE baby snuggles, and not just from my baby! I love baby snuggles from all babies, though now I can say I prefer my baby's snuggles.

  2. Drinking Starbucks while browsing in Barnes and Noble! My winter drink is White Chocolate Mocha, and my summer drink is Caramel Frappuccino. I browse many different sections - Occult & New Age, Bargain Books, Crafts, Journals, and now Parenting & Children. I may not buy anything except the coffee, but I love books and I love coffee, so this is the best of both worlds!

  3. Salsa! I LOVE salsa in just about any way you can give it to me - chips and salsa, salsa on omlets or eggs, salsa with my quesadilla or burrito or enchilada. I've even been known to eat salsa with crackers when I didn't have any chips. My favorite salsa is the homemade stuff my mom cans. It is absolutely delicious! My second favorite is the kind I get at El Mezcal, my favorite Mexican restaraunt. Mmmm. I'm drooling now. By the way, pico de gallo is not salsa. Salsa has to be cooked before canning or serving!

  4. A Massage from a good massage therapist! A friend bought me one in May for Mother's Day, and it was wonderful! It had been years since my last massage. I plan to get one for my mother for her 50th birthday in January. I'll get one for myself soon after, unless DTTF decides that's what he's getting me for Yule.

  5. Yarn! I love yarns and fabrics and crafty things. I love making things. I love touching the soft fibers. I'm allergic to wool, though, so all my yarn has to be acrylic or cotton. I've banned myself from buying new yarn until I use up most of my stockpile, but that doesn't stop me from stroking the skeins of yarn in Wal-Mart or Michael's.

The second meme is one that Carrie from Live in the Badlands tagged me for over a month ago. I'm supposed to come up with 7 random things about myself, so here goes (warning, though, some may be gross):

  1. I can't see or hear someone puke without gagging. Most of the time I can prevent the all-out-act, but it's a struggle! This was made even worse when I was pregnant, though after Tree Faerie was born, it went back to normal.

  2. I have a huge scar on my right bicep from being in a car wreck in April of 1987. My late step-dad (he died in 1990 from a heart attack) swerved to miss a dog in the road and lost control of the truck. It flipped several times through a field and I was ejected from the vehicle. I had a compound fracture and the skin around the wound was ground with dirt and had to be removed. I have a patch scar on my butt cheek from where they took the skin graft. During my 3 1/2 week hospital stay, everyone kept telling me how luck I was that I didn't lose my arm. Now I rarely even think about the scar unless someone asks or something scratches it.

  3. I also had a piece of glass stuck in my eye from the same wreck and had 2 dissolving stitches in my right eye. The eye doctor can't even find a scar on my eye from it now.

  4. I used to be allergic to poison ivy until I had a full systemic reaction to it. I was building a fort in my back yard next to a tree that had vines on it. Now, being the good Girl Scout and Southern Girl I was, I knew what poison ivy leaves looked like, but I had NEVER seen leaves on the vines on this tree. I pulled the vines off the tree and used them in making the fort. The next morning, I could barely open my eyes. I had to go get 3 shots, take a round of steroids, and use LOTS of hydrocortizone cream. I had one little bitty outbreak the next summer and haven't had it since, even though I've been around it and helped doctor other people's outbreaks.

  5. I was offerred the opportunity to go to both Space Camp and a journalism symposium in DC, but I had to turn them both down because we didn't have the money.

  6. I entered exactly ONE beauty pagent after being pushed and nudged by various people. I did not have fun and felt very out of place. I didn't win anything, either, probably because I looked mortified at some of the things I'd seen backstage. My mom was very supportive without pushing me one way or the other. That's one of the things I love my mom for - she often let me make up my own mind about things.

  7. I found my first silver hair when I was 17. Since then they've been coming in slowly. I've recently been pondering coloring my hair (I haven't colored it in about 6 years) because I keep seeing full-length silver hairs.

So, those are my random facts. Hmmm. Who to tag... Mom is in the Fishbowl, how about telling us 5 of your favorite things, and Mom's Happy Handful, what are 7 random things about you?

10 comments:

Patti said...

wow, you are lucky to be alive, and what a rich life you have!

Heather said...

If I could only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican food. Yum!

Jess Riley said...

You have indeed led a very colorful life! I can't even imagine how painful a shard of glass in the eye would be. !!!!

I'm sad you didn't get to go to space camp or the journalism symposium...we didn't have much money growing up either, so I can relate!!

Heather said...

You know, I like getting coffee at Starbucks and browsing the local B&N, too!

You know... there is Space Camp for adults (3-day weekends and full weeks). Think about it... That could be your next vacation!

Devin said...

Ouch, ouch, OUCH! Good grief, you've been through it.

I love Starbucks frapps but instead of B&N, I like to cruise Target clearance...nothing better to me.

Thanks for the tag. I did that one recently but I'm sure I can think of more random tidbits of strange "me" info:-)

Andrea said...

I like my Target Starbucks, too! :)

So, tell me 5 of your favorite things instead!

Space camp for adults... Hmmm.

KATE said...

Holy cow, that sounds like a horrible accident! I'm so glad you were only hurt as much as you were!

I love baby snuggles too! They are my favorite! & the way the babies smell when you're snuggling them.

I loved reading about you! Thanks!

XYZinn said...

I love browsing at B&N. I wish I could do it more often.
Okay, so I was watching Oprah the other day and they had these "hair" specialists/stylist on. The one sylist was talking about how important color is and why every women should do it! So, just go for it! Try something new. I love when I get my hair colored. It makes me feel so good!

Beth said...

mmm, baby snuggles ARE the best, and I too, love to browse a book store for HOURS...and fabric! When I need to get away, I go to JoAnne Fabrics and look at fabric and patterns...

I am really, really allergic to poison ivy! I get it every summer...ugh.

carrie & troy keiser said...

I enjoyed reading both of these meme's. I bet that was quite the ride in the car ... how scary!
I think I was abt 17 when I found my first "silver"hairs" now I'm seeing more and more in the mirror! {at least I'm not alone! :)