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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Dozen: I'm a Texan Y'all!

Time for another Random Dozen!  Do your own and link up to Lidna at 2nd Cup of Coffee to join in the fun!

1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?
No, and I really have no desire to do either of those.  Surprising, huh?

2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?
Some of them.  I'm still looking for a few.

3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?
By myself, early.  With my hubby, usually late.  Hmmm.

4. Are you more of a New York or California type?
Neither, I'm a Texan type.

5. Do you have a special ring tone?
Just one of the default ones that came with my phone.  I'm too cheap to buy a ringtone.

6. What is your favorite type of chip?
Doritos or Cheetos.  If it stains my hands, then it is a winner.

7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....
Can't think of a movie, but AFV is hilarious to me because I like to see the misfortune of other people falling all over themselves.

8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?"
Absolutely not.  I'm not that skilled.

9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self?
My self I think.  I would like to have a few nips here and tucks there.

10. Are you allergic to anything?
Nothing that I know of.  Maybe a very light seasonal allergy which makes me cough sometimes, but I'm very fortunate in that regard.

11. Why is it so hard to change?
The familiar is comfortable and routine.

12. One last question dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example of that assertion or share any thought you'd like to about this topic.
To truly love is to open yourself up to another person.  You make yourself vulnerable in trusting that person to not throw your faults back in your face.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How It All Started


So I received a suggestion from Amanda for a blog describing how my hubby and I met.  So buckle up, hang on and prepared to be bored to tears.

We first met May 22, 1997 when I started my first job after school.  On a side note, I was really proud of myself for starting work a day before graduation.  Even though it was technical school I felt I had really accomplished something.  Anyway, I remember being introduced to him and the first thing he said was "Hi".  Normally that wouldn't be funny, but he said it all Casanova-like.  He would disagree with me on this, of course.

If it hadn't been for email he never would have asked me out.  That's how we communicated most of the time because we were both so shy.  We were friends for awhile before he invited me to spend New Years' Eve with him.  But since it was last minute we decided to have dinner at The Olive Garden.  Then we drove around looking for a place to get a drink.  But the parking lots were all full, so we decided to go and get chocolate milkshakes for our midnight toast.  (I was very relieved at this, because I was under 21 and was terrified they would card me and I would be embarrassed.  He is 8 years older than me after all.)  So we rang in 1998 with the McDonald's employees at the drive thru window.  A great first date, I might add.

So when was our next date, you ask?  Not until FIVE MONTHS LATER when he asked me out again.  I thought he wasn't interested, because every time I nonchalantly asked him what he was doing, he would say he was going to visit his grandmother or some other family member.  Really, what guy spends that much time with their family?  Well after I got to know him and his family, I realized he really was spending time with them.  Anyway this entire time I had been praying for God to send a good Christian man my way.  When I finally gave up and said "I give up, God.  It is in Your hands."  Bryan asked me to a Bible study the very next day.  Imagine that.  So it was May of 1998 when we really started dating and spending time together and going to Bible study together.  By August of 1998 we were engaged and exactly a year later on August 21, 1999 we were married!

And, as they say, the rest is history.  Thoughts, comments?

Oh I'll be happy to blog on another subject.  Just leave your request in the comments section!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Random Dozen from BonBon

1. Do you use the labels various charities send you as “free gifts?”
Yes, it's better than throwing them away. Right?

2. What is your favorite time of day (or night) for skywatching?
I love looking out of the passenger window, up at the stars when we are driving home late at night.

3. What is the most adventurous you've ever been with trying a new food? (Keep it G-rated please)
I tried sushi at a Chinese buffet. Not smart...I know.

4. Have you ever heard a rock sing? (Trust me, there's a reason for this one!)
Um, no? But I really want to know the answer to this one!

5. If you could learn a language you don't presently speak, what would it be?
I NEED to learn Spanish.

6. Al Capone's tombstone read, “My Jesus, Mercy.” If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
Um. "What are you doing standing here? She's not here anymore!"

7. If you were a famous musician who was known by one name, like “Cher,” “Sting,” or “Jewel,” what would it be? It doesn’t have to be your first name, but it can be, if you’d like.

8. Have you ever been inordinately “into” a television show?
Hello? Lost started last night!

9. When you sneeze, do you go big, or do you do that weird “heenh!” sound that makes people think you’re going to blow your brains out? Any other variation we should know about?
I can go either way. I have an amazing talent where I can sneeze and no one even knows I did.

10. Do you still read an actual newspaper that you hold in your hands, or do you get your news elsewhere?
Well usually the internet, or my hubby fills me in. He still reads the newspaper the old-fashioned way.

11. Are you a good speller?

12. At what time each day do you start thinking about Lost lunch?
Before breakfast. Hey I'm a planner.

Your turn!