Monday, April 2, 2012

Tag, I'm it!

I haven't done this for a while.  And since my hilarious and dear friend, Elizabeth, tagged me, I couldn't deny the opportunity.  And just for her, I'll use the wrong form of your/ you're every chance possible.
  1. Post these rules
  2. Post 11 random things about you're self
  3. Answer the questions provided by the one who tagged you
  4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag
  5. Tag 11 people
11 Random things about me:
  1. I'm a dog person who recently acquired a cat who had 4 kittens.
  2. I prefer to spend time with males (I have a husband and two boys), I'm not sure if it's because I mystified and want to understand them.  Or since I don't understand them they offend me less.
  3. I love humor and can be relatively funny, but I always use it at inappropriate times.  (Like funerals, 1.  I feel more alive, 2.  The context is I'm certain I will see them again and so I don't feel overly sad usually, 3.  I'm Irish, when you bury me I hope there's a wake involved.  It may be cathartic to cry, but so is laughter.)
  4. I don't have a green thumb but I love learning about plants, trees, etc.  In truth, I have a black thumb.  I'm determined to make my garden grow this summer.  I'm quite shocked that so far it is!
  5. I give a good back rub.  My husband never gets them because it's like massaging a brick wall.
  6. I love Sushi.
  7. Mackinac Island is a dream vacation, as are the Red Woods.  I doubt I'll get to see either.
  8. I'm not sure if I'm a Virginian (where I grew up) or a Texan (where I better fit in.)
  9. I think I like monkey bars, running, and jumping on the trampoline... my body disagrees.
  10. Humor is in the eye of the beholder.  So if I poke you in you're eye and look in the mirror I'm instantly funnier!
  11. Eleven is an obscure number.  I rather enjoy Monk, probably because I relate.
My Questions:
  1. What's you're favorite drink?  Sangria Soda or Virgin Screwdriver.  (You know, Mormon w/ Catholic heritage.)
  2. What animal are you most afraid of?  None that I can think of (this will bother me later because I'll come up with 1,000.)
  3. What is you're favorite thing to do on vacation?  Drive.  It's ironic how after a long drive to get to my destination I can't wait to get into the car to see the scenery/ sites.
  4. Do you like you're name? If not, what do you wish you're name was?  What's NOT to like about my name?!  Besides the gal who tagged me, and every Elizabeth ever mentioned in books... I'd choose my name if it wasn't chosen for me!  (Who cares if it suits me, I'd love to be mistaken for being like them!!!)
  5. What are you're top three favorite movies?  Good thing you gave me 3, I'd never be able to limit it otherwise... Return to me, Just like Heaven, Leap Year, Roman Holiday, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Uncorked... Okay, so I can't limit it after all!
  6. What are some characteristics you look for in a friend? My friends are always more awesome than me!  In truth, I don't look for anything.  I try to love all I meet.  Perhaps some are less close than they may have been originally, but being a friend isn't something THEY qualify for, it's something I endeavor to deserve.
  7. Do you consider yourself creative? In what ways?  Yes, but not creative enough to say how I am... so I'm probably wrong.
  8. What's you're favorite season, and why?  Fall/ Autumn.  It's the kick off to the holidays, the season of the bulk of my family's celebrations, and there is little I enjoy and Miss more than the leaves out east when they are every color of the rainbow!
  9. Do you believe in ghosts?  Yes, but they're often misunderstood.  I'm grateful for my father who passed away and visits me with a song in my times of need.
  10. What is you're ideal weekend? (Relaxing at home, time outdoors, getting work done?)  As much as I love my family, my ideal weekend would be on the beach or swimming in the ocean by myself.  (I need some alone time.)
  11. Are you a dog person or cat person? (Or "other")  See no. 1 of Random things...
I'm a loser w/ karma nipping at my heals.  I want to hear from ALL of you.  Your now tagged and must pause and enjoy yourself for a moment by being introspective regarding the following...


  1. I just love you so much! This was so fun for me to read but it had the unfortunate side affect of making me miss you a ton! You don't give yourself enough credit - you're wonderful!

    I cracked up at the "your" and "you're" mix-ups. Haha!

    On to answer your questions!
    1. I either read or watch a short tv show on DVD - my favorite is Northern Exposure. I have all the seasons on DVD and often watch them before bed (well, one episode, not the whole series - haha).
    2. My favorite place on earth is Ludington, Michigan. And yes, I have been there many times. It's a magical wonderful place!
    3. Oh yes! Yes to both!
    4. Whichever one you like. ;)
    5. Chicken!
    6. YES! I never eat turnips. Do you?
    7. Um...yeah....pretty honest... I might exaggerate just a little.
    8. Currently it's jogging! I hate it slash love it!
    9. I would move to a new place and experience new things!
    10. Right now I'd kinda like to live in Arizona. It's warm and I need a change, though I do love Michigan and would miss it and the people here dearly.
    11. Sunset. It means I can relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.

    So fun! Great questions! Even though you asked them, I'd love to hear your answers! :)

    Love you!

    1. 1. I fall asleep in front of the TV. Then I go to bed to sleep again.
      2. Bear's Den. Beautiful Scenery, beautiful memories.
      3. Yes and yes. And you probably already witnessed that on the mission.
      4. When I'm w/ my dad Redskins just because he does. When I'm w/ Andy Redskins just to provoke him.
      5. I think I want to answer Shrimp or Lobster, but I'm not actually cultured enough, so steak, a big fat NY Strip.
      6. NO way! I figured that was rhetorical, the don't have them in mix salad, and I'm the food barometer of the world.
      7. Ditto. But going keeps me more diligent on the flossing.
      8. I love that you love jogging. I want to... but my... everything rebels. I guess to be honest it's daydreaming and random crafts for the kids.
      9. Ditto. I so want to experience culture and different place. But first I'd stop by out east to see extended family and visit all the places in DC and NY that I miss so much.
      10. I'm in a pickle, TX suits me, but I kinda don't want it to. (I think that's me learning to love me rather than visa versa... but I DID live in VA, you're recent trip would tell you that I ache to be there again, BUT I would stick out like a sore thumb anymore... maybe I always did.)
      11. Sunset hands down. 1. I lived on the east side of the mts. and all the overlooks were on the west, and 2. Why get up early when you can see the same thing through less bleary eyes 12 hours later.

      You'res (did ya like that) made me miss you too. I so wish I could've come to AZ or MI to see you. I'd have you visit here, but truly, it's not worth it. At least it helps me have dreams of seeing you again. Until then my dear sister and friend...

  2. My husband and I went to Mackinac Island for our ten year anniversary. To say it was fabulous is an understatement. We loved every moment of it and I think that you should try and go one day. Save your pennies because it is worth EVERY penny! :) Love you!

    1. For our 10 year anniversary I wanted to go there or the Red Woods. We didn't do anything. Not, we went to dinner but it wasn't good enough. We did ABSOLUTELY nothing! He made it up on our 11 year. We took a trail ride at the Palo Duro Canyon. There are no pennies to pinch on a teacher's salary. I'm overwhelmed at how I'm going to keep from going back to work to get out of debt. I think I'll live vicariously instead.

    2. That's too bad. You deserve to be able to go some day. Hopefully you don't have to go back to work. That would be stinky. I hope you are doing well. I would love to see you sometime. Maybe in Utah some day.