Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I was tagged!

Ok, I was tagged twice, once by Juila ( and once by Aimee (, so in honor of that I am going to do 14 things. Oh and here are the obligatory rules:

The rules:Link to the person who tagged you.Post the rules on your blog.Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.

1. Being tagged makes me feel super special and happy. Embarrassing? Yes. Pretty much true though? Yes.

2. I am terrible with important dates. I even forgot if Nathan's birthday was on May 11 or 12 the first year we were married, and sometimes I still can't remember. I even forget my own sister's birthdays from time to time. And don't even ask me when my good friend's Becky's birthday is, I am pretty sure it is in mid October but I could be totally wrong.

3. This kind of goes along with #2, but I also constantly forget if I am 24 or 25. In fact, as I was sitting here I had to do the math in my head and double check that I am actually 25.

4. I am pretty sure #2 and #3 make me a dumb ass. That's considered random/weird right?

5. I am cheap. REALLY cheap. The only time I don't consider myself cheap is when Nathan and I are out with friends or throwing some kind of get together. Other than that I do some pretty crazy stuff to save money. I wash and reuse Ziploc bags, I buy 90% of my groceries from Aldi, I keep the thermostat at 68 and would probably keep it lower if Nathan would let me, I keep underwear and bras until they have so many holes I feel naked, and so on.

6. I have recently become a very positive person and it pretty much happened overnight and with little effort. It was like one day I just decided that life was going to happen and getting upset about what comes my way is just a waste of my already precious time. Yep, the sewer backs up and causes lots of money lost and headache, you have to pay 1300 instead of getting a tax return, but seriously, what can you do about it? It is just life, and yeah it sucks for the moment but 99% of it isn't going to impact my life for long.

7. Going along with #6, I no longer stress about my weight. Sure I want to be healthy, but I used to get super stressed about my size and it just isn't worth it. I refuse to make myself miserable because I would like to be lots thinner.

8. I used to have a crazy scary tolerance for alcohol. I really only started drinking at about 20, but by my 22nd birthday I could really take some drinks down without getting sick. 9 or 10 mixed drinks with different kinds of alcohol wouldn't make me sick, which is definitely not the case now, and thank God, because no one should binge drink like I did.

9. I am obsessed with my cell phone. I have an AT&T tilt and it is super cool. I love being able to use the Wi-fi capabilities. Plus, I just got off the phone with Nathan and he informed me that he was able to get me a Bluetooth stereo headset and a carrying case. Score!

10. I am a board game fanatic. I get super competitive and don't even realize it. Not to sound conceited but my friends die laughing at me everytime we play a game because I just get so crazy. I try and hold back when playing with people that don't know me as well, but it is crazy hard. I will elaborate more in a separate post so this tagged thing doesn't become a novel.

11. While I love spending alone time with Nathan, one of my favorite things is being out with a big group of friends. Some of my best memories are of my friends and I at a restaurant, winery, camping, or just over at someone's house.

12. The three compliments that I love:
a) "You are hilarious!" I love hearing people laugh.
b) "This tastes wonderful." Seriously, food compliments are the best.
c) "Thanks for listening." I really make a strong effort to be someone/a friend that truly listens and gives comfort.

13. For a really long time I wanted to be a writer. I wrote the better part of a couple novels, but never finished them because I decided they were crappy. Later I kind of fell into the cooking world out of necessity and grew to love that as much as writing. If I could do one thing and live a comfortable life I would write cookbooks. The funny thing is, for a couple years I actually thought this dream was within reach. I was going to pitch a cooking with beer cookbook to Anheuser Busch. I cook with beer a lot because it adds a ton of great, concentrated flavor. What was going to be so cool is I was going to feature all the different AB beers (including the seasonal ones) in a wide variety of really user friendly recipes. But guess what happened?

I saw this book in Borders and cried and I am really not much of a crier. I am sure it is great, but I don't think I will ever be able to pick it up.

14. Coming up with random/weird things was super easy for me, what does that mean?

I am going to break the rules and not tag 7 people, because all of the people that I would tag already were tagged prior to me. If you haven't been, then tag your it!!!!


Anonymous said...

Good List! But OMG, I would have been devastated if I'd seen that book at the store. How freaking disappointing!!

Teresa said...

Wow, the one and only fabulous Kristal left me a comment. I won't be able to get over this for awhile.

Julia said...

It means that you need to do a list of 100 darling:)

#6 I envy your positive attitude. Mine is MIA

And 68 degrees on your thermostat? That is warm because we set ours to 62. And remember, it's balls cold here. Nate's parents think we are splurging on our bill because they set theirs to 57. No joke, dude.

Great list!

Teresa said...

I would love to have it 62. That would probably reduce our bill by 20%!!!

Trish said...