Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Eleven

I received an email from my fellow twin mommy friend, Alicia inviting me to participate in the eleven.....

Here are the rules:

1. Post these rules. 
2. Post a photo of yourself & 11 random facts about you.
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
4. Create 11 new questions & tag new people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter & let them know they’ve been tagged.

So, here are my random facts about myself. (in no particular order)

1. I am clumsy. Completely ungraceful. I could walk across a flat surface and trip, knock over drink glasses that aren't mine, drop things, etc. It's a natural talent. I'm knock kneed and pigeon toed. It's bad. My mom used to make me wear my shoes on the wrong feet hoping it would straighten out. It didn't work. My poor babies are just as knock kneed and pigeon toed as me. 
2. I LOVE to cook. The Food Network is my favorite TV channel. I'm pretty good at following recipes and "tweaking" them. I haven't really ever been able to come up with my own recipes. I would love to take cooking classes some day. 
3. I'm a terrible parker. I'm okay at driving. Parking is a different story. I can't get it straight. I have to swing it wide to get it in a spot. There have been plenty of times I could not back out of a parking spot and had to have someone else do it for me. Mr. Mayer questions how I ever got my driver's license. To my credit only one two car accidents were my fault. 
4. I have insanely long toes. They look like fingers. My second toes are 2 inches long. I could probably wear a whole size smaller in shoes if it weren't for my toes.
5. I have a terrible sweet tooth. If it is a sweet I'm going to eat it. I hate that. I used to balance out my sweet tooth with exercise. I've really fallen off the wagon lately. 
6. I rarely eat chips. I don't keep them at my house. I will eat chips and salsa at a restaurant. It's a crunch thing. I don't care for it. I don't eat croutons either. Back to the crunch thing. At least I eat chips on occasion. I never eat croutons. 
7. I'm attempting to live green. I'm an avid recycler. Like I dig things out of the trash can to recycle. I use all natural cleaning products, laundry detergent, I don't use fabric softener I only use vinegar. I attempt to grow my own vegetables. I'm a really bad gardner so I joined a local Co-Op and get local natural fruits and veggies. I've been buying a side of beef from a local rancher. It's grass fed and not pumped full of drugs. I buy organic chicken and try to stick with local eggs when I can. I'm trying to buy more second hand clothes and less new. I really want to start composting but I'm not sure what I would do with it if I did compost. I also would really like to have a rain barrel. Maybe for Easter or Mother's Day :)
8. Onions make me gag. I've finally reached a point in my life where I can cook with them and eat them if they are cooked-well. Forget about me ever eating a raw onion. 
9. I'm obsessed with washing my sheets. I change sheets on my bed every 3-4 days. If someone has been sick I change them daily until they are well. I saw a thing on the Discovery Channel once talking about the gunk on your sheets. Really stuck with me. That and I really love how clean sheets smell. 
10. I'm adopted by my paternal grandparents. My bio Dad was on drugs and in and out of jail and my bio Mom had issues. It has made for a humorous family tree. Aunts are sisters, uncles are brothers, cousins are nieces and nephews....
11. I wore dentures in Kindergarten. It was humiliating. As a reward for being good that day Mrs. Murphy would give everyone a piece of candy. My dentures would fall out when I would eat the candy and the kids made fun of me. I had to have all my teeth pulled when I was 4 because they were rotten. Finally by 1st grade my Mom let me stop wearing them. My other teeth were starting to come in and I just looked like a really snaggle toothed kid. 


Okay...done with the random. That was a lot harder than it sounded like it should be. Now to Alicia's questions for me. 


1. What would your perfect day be like? Hmmm....sleeping until I was done in the morning. Not having anything I had to do or anywhere I had to be. I could just lay by a pool somewhere and read my book and just be.
2. When was the last time you cried? Friday. When the nurse at Urgent Care told me Owen would have to have stitches. I lost it.
3. What is your favorite physical feature? That's really hard. Hmmm....My eyes. I think I have very expressive eyes. They also change color with my mood.
4. Are you a morning or night person? More mid-day. I am not a morning person. Please do not chit chat with me in the morning. I must have coffee and a little bit to come alive. I've never been a stay up late person. I really like my sleep.
5. What's your number one celebrity crush? Alexander Skarsgard....*sigh* I think he's pretty dreamy.
6. If money, schooling, or time wasn't an issue :: what career would you choose? Lately I've been leaning more towards physical therapist or occupational therapist. I have no desire to go to school ever again though.
7. What's the one thing you look forward to each day? The kids bedtime. Terrible right? It's true. My day is 90 to nothing all day. I barely have time to think. When they go to bed I get to sit down (eventually) and there is a stillness and a quiet in the house. I love it.
8. If you had to choose one color to wear forever :: what would it be? Black. It takes the pounds off right?
9. What's the worst injury you have ever had? I've never really had a lot of injuries. I am just getting over Plantars Fasciitis. That was insanely painful. I also have a knee cap that slips out of place. Not often thank goodness. I unfortunately don't know when it will and it is horribly painful when it does.
10. Most frequented website? Facebook...maybe Twitter.
11. What's your ideal date? Dinner and a movie? I'm a pretty laid back person. Give me some sushi and a good movie. I'm a happy girl. Lame I know. Mr. Mayer and I did a cooking class last year. We got to eat what we made. It was a lot of fun. I would like to do that again sometime. 



Wow! That was work, but fun. I'm going to tag :: Rachel, Annissa, Megan and Sarah My 11 question for you all are {and, I'll be honest. I took these questions from other blogs. I couldn't come up with my own.}....


1.When was the last time you cried?
2. What is your favorite physical feature?
3. What's the one thing you look forward to each day?
4.Where do you want to be in five years?
5. How did you meet your significant other?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. Could you ever be a contestant on Fear Factor?
8. What is your guilty pleasure?
9. What is your favorite smell?
10. What is the first perfume you ever purchased/wore?
11. Sweet or Sour?

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