Tuesday, January 31, 2012

11 Things!

Yay! My friend Hope did this on her blog and tagged me with the idea, so of course I had to jump on the opportunity. Like I mentioned previously, I thoroughly enjoy it when another blogger gives me a topic to write about. I love when someone else does half my work for me!

Here are the rules: 1.) Post 11 random facts about yourself. 2.) Ask 11 questions you wish to know about your friends and 3.) Tag 11 people (or as many as I know with blogs) to do this same project on their blog

Or something very similar to that as I can't copy and paste like a normal human being in the 21st century.

Here we go--hang on to your panties ladies!

1.) I go to fairs for one purpose only--fair food. I don't ride anything that drops so I'm content to wander around with my funnel cake, candy apple, giant corndog, grilled corn, and nachos.
2.) I can pinch the snot out of you with my toes.
3.) Sometimes I just sit on my couch and completely ignore the Jehovah's Witnesses when they come calling. I have pretended to be asleep and/or deaf because I feel like it would be rude if they saw me get up and run away.
4.) We have hardwood floors throughout our entire house. Sometimes when my feet get dirty or gritty, I wipe my them off on my Chocolate Lab, Charlie.
5.) I am deathly afraid of heights. I can barely breathe if I get over about 5 ft off the ground. And I have to take mood stabilizers before I can get on an airplane of any kind.
6.) I would love to run for city council, but I'm afraid I couldn't handle the bad-mouthing and mudslinging that comes along with political office. I know you can't please everyone all of the time, but I can't stand knowing someone is mad at me or doesn't like me. I have a complex.
7.) I have seen every single episode of Beverly Hills 90210. Dylan McKay was the greatest thing I had ever seen. I may or may not have a thing for bad boys.
8.) I used to lay in the pasture at my house and let the calves lick the bottom of my feet. I will always be a country girl at heart.
9.) I wrecked my dad's truck trying to roll up the window so the kitten I was bringing home wouldn't jump out. Oh yeah...I was 12.
10.) I can't stand belly buttons. They all gross me out, even my own. H likes to try and poke his finger in it and it drives me INSANE!
11.) My favorite meal of the day is brunch. Preferably eggs benedict with crabmeat hollandaise and an IV of mimosas. This must all be consumed while dining outside and listening to live music. Bliss.

Now...here are my answers to Hope's questions!

Do I prefer the lake vs the ocean? Hmmm-I guess I will go with the ocean, or in my case, the Gulf because I just love the whole atmosphere of the coast.

What is my favorite season? Fall is my favorite season. It's the onset of (thankfully) cooler weather after our sweltering, humid summers, football begins, the air is crisp, leaves are falling, crops are being harvested....the list is endless.

Do I talk to strangers in restaurants, stores, etc? You betcha! I could talk to a brick wall, so of course I welcome discussions with strangers about almost any topic under the sun. You never know who could be standing behind you in line. I'm hoping whoever it is has a private plane and wants to be BFFs.

What is my favorite movie? It's like asking me to pick my favorite song!! I just can't choose one because it all depends on my mood, but I guess the movie I never get tired of watching is Gone With the Wind. LOVED Scarlett and Rhett, and I thought Melanie really was a mealy-mouthed twit.

Do I prefer silver or gold? I prefer platinum.

If I could drive any vehicle, what would I drive? This is probably such a typical answer, but I am in love with a Range Rover, white and chrome with tan leather interior, of course. Unfortunately I have too much sense and not enough cash to make this a reality.

What is one quirky thing I do? I don't think quirky is a word I would use to describe myself. I am completely, 100% normal. But I do have to "Eeny-Meeny-Miny-Moe" my fortune cookie and I MUST be the first one to pick from the selection. Even though I don't eat fortune cookies.

Do I arrive early or late? Sigh. My goal is to always be early. In reality, I am usually the last-second or a few minutes after type of gal. I rely on the fact that most normal people realize they need to wait for the stragglers before starting-whether it's a wedding, funeral, recital, meeting, etc.

Do I eat breakfast? Yep. Sometimes it's only a pack of crackers, but I always try to eat something.

Am I a tidy person? I wouldn't exactly say I was tidy, but I am very organized.

What am I thankful for? I'm so thankful for so many things it should be a separate post altogether. Most of all, I am thankful for a healthy, happy baby and family. We are beyond blessed to have experieced few troubles thus far in life, and for that I am eternally thankful.

Last but not least, here are my questions to you. (Lindsey Adkison, I expect you to do this on your blog if you and your computer are done with your little lover's spat)

Are you a dog or cat person?
If you could take any vacation and go anywhere, where would you go?
What is the one food you would need on a deserted island?
What is the best book you've ever read?
Would you consider yourself a romantic?
How would you describe the perfect date night?
Do you believe in love at first sight or does love have to grow and develop between two people?
Do you prefer shoes or handbags?
How many times have you been skinny dipping?
Have you ever tried a really crazy food, and if so, what was it?
If you could have picked your own name, what would it have been?

Friday, January 20, 2012

10 Tiffany Things

I've linked up to this blog for "10 Little ______ Things" Friday, and I must admit I am quite a fan. Maybe because I feel like we could really be friends in real life, due to the sarcasm and curse words just to be funny. She's a new mom, too, and thankfully one of the few that doesn't make me feel like I'm only two steps above Peggy Bundy in the Mother of the Year category.

But I digress. Here's my 10 little things from the past week.

1.) Work has become redamndiculous. I hardly have the time to post blogs anymore. Seriously, what do they think this is...work or something!?!?!

2.) Mardi Gras is literally right around the corner. As in, first parade of the season starts tomorrow out on Dauphin Island. It will be Charlotte's first Mardi Gras parade, and I'm just praying she doesn't get hit in the eye/face/head with beads/cups/hard candy/toys. It's a jungle out there folks, and don't think those rednecks are going to let a cute, innocent baby bystander get in between them and a 'nanner moonpie. 

3.) We are on the hunt for new bedroom furniture. And by we, I mean I. One half of this blessed union is sticking his head in the sand and trying to pretend this purchase is not on the horizon. The better half (and you can decide for yourself which one that happens to be) knows it is coming sooner rather than later. I'm thinking something like this:

4.) Katy bar the door! Miss Charlotte is on the move these days and keeping mommy, daddy, and nanny busy. She will be 7 months on the 27th, and she already has two little teeth. So cute! She is crawling, pulling up on absolutely everything, and growing like a weed. At her 6 month checkup (which was Tuesday, oops!) she weighed 17 lbs 15 oz, and was 27.5 inches long. And 100% ADORABLE!

5.) H and I desperately need a vacation or a date night or something! We don't exactly have any babysitters that are beating down the door to watch Charlotte, and although my parents would watch her 24/7 if they could, they live too far away to just drop in on a random Thursday and let us escape for a few hours. So....I guess I can just dream of the date nights we can have again in approximately 18 years after we've dropped Boopsy off at college.

6.) The current weather situation in South Alabama makes my sinuses hurt. Which makes my face and head hurt, which in turn makes me ill and not suitable for public interaction.

7.) I've become obsessed with PBS's new series, Downton Abbey. My DVR said "What the hell is Masterpiece Theater!?!?" when I hit record. It was confused by a show with descriptions like "educational trust" and "glimpses of class and caste". Unfortunately it is more accustomed to Guidos and mothers that say things like "Sparkle, Baby!".

8.) My house needs a major Spring Fix Up. I am not emotionally, physically, or financially prepared for that undertaking.

9.) I've heard that having a dependent really helps when it comes tax season. H and I have already planned the things are going to do with our tax return this year, and all I have to say is we better get a significant amount of money or somebody at the state and federal level is gonna pay.

Not really, but I will be super pissed if I don't get to buy new furniture soon.

10.) I wonder if Bassett Furniture will give me a discount since I mentioned their bedroom suite on my blog? Obviously I'm no Pioneer Woman, but we can all hope, huh?

I love Fridays when I can mooch blog ideas off other people! It's amazing how a 6.5 month old baby can suck the creativity and will to do anything other than sleep out of a person.