Tuesday, May 8, 2007

7 Things About Me I hope you never knew before

Both Are we there yet? and Pilot Mom did this meme, so I'm playing along as well.

This is kind of cheating because I’m not really known on Blogspot. I could name stuff that I have written (elsewhere) and you really wouldn’t know . . .. teehee!

1) In high school I was never part of the “In” crowd, or the “Trendy” group (which felt weird at the time, but I am thankful for now). However, in 1979 when I was 17 I ran for Rodeo Queen - - - and won! The down side of getting old and realizing just how long ago that was is to visit this small town’s museum now, and see my bio listed in the town’s Rodeo history.

2) In the 80’s I had a very serious crush on “Carmen” the Christian singer. So much of a crush that I dreamt about him every night. I went to a concert of Carmen’s in Vancouver with a friend, and he was doing a CD signing thing at a local bookstore. I was so speechless that not only could I NOT get in line to get his autograph, but I hovered around the back of him and stared. I was extremely embarrassed when he turned around and caught me.

3) I am the youngest of three kids. I have two much bigger, much older brothers. They are 12 and 14 years older than me, and we came from the same parents. I have a picture of my oldest brother and me; it was my first day of Kindergarten and his first day of College. This age difference has always made me feel a little special and a little strange.

4) My husbands and my very first kiss, and I mean very first kiss, was at out wedding ceremony just after we’d signed the registry and our Pastor introduced us as Mr. And Mrs. Mugwhump. Can you believe that we dated for 7 months, were engaged for another 6 months and never once kissed? Talk about an overload of sensations on a wedding day.

5) I am a game fanatic. I absolutely LOVE old-fashioned pin-ball. But these games are hard to find. In the meantime – both my and myself can often been found glued to our TV playing Nintendo GameCube, and we each have our own Gameboy DS. I believe this is one of the reasons that God had decided not to give us children. We wouldn’t want them to play with our toys.

6) The smell of horse manure gives me great comfort, and reminds me of my days on the farm.

7) I’m running out of ideas here, so my last “little known fact” is that I am a huge Gilmore Girls TV show. Tonight and next Tuesday are the final two episodes EVER. I am so sad, and next week I will be grieving. Which seems extreme, but I’ve enjoyed this show since day one seven years ago.

That ends my list of 7 things. I won't tag anyone this time, but I'd love it if you played along. Just drop me a line, and I'll come by and check out your 7 things.


Leon said...

Restraint (4) and abandon (5). :)

Pilot Mom said...

Thanks LJ for being such a good sport and playing along. I really appreciate it!

The three of us (Pilot Dad, Pilot and myself) always played competition on our Nintendo. We kept running scores etc forever it seems like. ;) Good times.

We know several couples who did not kiss until their wedding day. Personally, I think it is really cool.

And Carmen?! Even though I was married I certainly held a crush on him. We went to every single one of his concerts when he came to UT. With his TV show I think he has cut back some on his touring. So I don't expect to see him back here...at least not for a long time.

Christine said...

Welcome to Blogger!
What a difference. I could never comment on Diaryland. That sucks about having to have to pay.
I'm happy you switched.
Thanks for playing, some great answers. With Marissa 13 years older than Lindsay, I'll be taking pics of one starting K, and one going off to college, so I can understand how it feels.
Are you going to play FFeast?Then I can come visit you!
Great answers, I enjoyed reading them.