Friday, July 30, 2010

Ten Random Things

I was tagged basically because I don't run. Or dance. But the dancing really has nothing to do with this. I don't run, therefor I make an easy target to tag. I don't even remember who tagged me because I kinda ignored the whole thing, thinking it would go away (kinda like all physical ailments - ignore it long enough and it goes away.) But now I can't think of anything to write so I'm going with this whole being tagged thing.

So, I'm supposed to tell you guys ten random facts about myself. Let's see here. It's hard to think of anything new. Those of you who have been reading for a while, already know everything.

1. I have 3 tattoos. I got them when I was 18 and knew everything. One of them was actually a guy's name. Yeah, I know! You don't have to say it! However, after a couple strategically placed stretch marks, it's no longer legible. It's just a blog of ink. If I ever have money some day, I'll have it removed.

2. I used to sneak out of my parents' house with my sister. We'd sit on the roof to smoke. Shhh, don't tell my parents. I was such a rebel back then.

3. I once got to take a ride in an ambulance when I had a kidney stone attack in Disney World. I sat at Celebration Hospital all day. It wasn't a celebration. I get kidney stones. They hurt. A lot. The last one was huge. I needed lithotripsy. I have no idea what that is. All I remember is putting on a bathing suit, getting a shot, then waking up dripping wet and naked. Yes, it was performed at an actual hospital.

4. Lexington was born before the doctor came around. A nurse came in and saw her crowning before the bed was broken down or anything was set up. She didn't have time to put on sterile gloves so she grabbed a piece of paper and caught her. I don't think I should've received a doctor bill for that one.

5. In high school, I went on four mission trips with my church. The last one was to Canada. I was sick before we left. My mom took me to the doctor who said, "Oh, it's just a virus. She'll feel better in another day or two. Let her go." I slept the whole trip. Came back home and learned I had mono.

"I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored." Quick, name the movie!

6. I once made my friend call me in dead to work. I made them pick up my last paycheck too. I hope my old boss isn't reading this. He'll know I'm still alive.

7. I did so well in English my freshman year, the powers that be decided someone of my brilliance needed to be moved up into the honors class. I was with all the geeks. We had a textbook entitled Classical Rhetoric. I had no clue what "rhetoric" meant. All I knew is that kids eagerly raised their hands in this class and they looked at me like I was an idiot when I sank down into my back-row chair. I whined and complained that the class was too hard until they moved me back to a regular ole English class where I didn't have to lift a finger to get As. And thus began my career of manipulating people until I got what I wanted.

8. Whenever I drive past this little lake near my house, I freak out that I'm going to crash into it and I won't be able to unbuckle all my kids and get them out in time. It seriously gives me nightmares. I thought about getting a keychain with a little knife on it so I can effectively cut through seatbelts while underwater, and a little hammer so I can knock out the windows and escape a watery death with my six kids. You know, after I've cut them all out of their seatbelts. Maybe instead of having that tattoo removed, I should use the money for therapy.

9. I'm a Pisces which means I'm moody and emotional. I cry easily. Having total freedom freaks me out. I'm intuitive, I spend vast quantities of time in a fantasy world created by my imagination, I literally feel what others are feeling, and I'm creative. But all you really need to know is that my birthday is March 10. That gives you plenty of time to pick out my present. I like jewelry.

10. I'm a horrible procrastinator. My theory is - why do today what you can put of until tomorrow? It's not a good theory. I hate that about myself. But I just can't seem to help it. In fact, there was this one time... eh, I'll write out the story later.

31 comments:

belindasbaubles said...

OMG You're a procrastinator too!!

I'm so bad I even get the desk calendar. I can't even be stuffed ripping the pages off.
At the end of the year I use the pages I didn't rip off for a message pad near the phone.
That is if I can ever be stuffed taking a message... or even picking the phone up for that matter.
Lazy is my middle name.
Belinda in Brisbane Australia

Kiki Nakita said...

Dawn,

I'm a procrastinator too!!! Instead of reading Chapter 4 of 'The Drunkard's Walk, How Randomness Rules our Lives' and doing a page report I ended up here!!!

Maybe tomorrow...

~Kiki Nakita~

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

Austin must get his smarts from you. And I bought one of those pointy little hammer things with the cutter on it. It was actually a Christmas present for myself. It's one of my fears also. The hammer is much cheaper than therapy, I'd stick with that. :)

WeaselMomma said...

Umm, that would be Wayne's World.

SandyAnnDee said...

I don't think that you should have gotten a bill for Lexi's birth either! For my last baby, the OB told me to push, and then sat down to put on more scrubs - idiot. He glanced up and yelled "STOP!" All I could think was "why the heck did you tell me to push in the first place if you weren't ready."

Holly C. said...

Number 8!!! And I thought I was the only one...Geez!!!

hrunars said...

Pisces and believe in astrology? :O The answer I always get when I scoff at astrology is: Oh but you're Pisces - they're all so cynical... :D

Mel said...

I love your blog, I'm new in the blog world, but am slowing catching on! If it makes you feel better, I'm really good at procrastinating as well :)

Mandalynn said...

Wayne's World

Vicki said...

OMG! I thought I was the only one that had nightmares about crashing into water and trying to get me and my 3 kids out!! I'm talking vivid, real, wake-up-screaming and hitting my husband like he's a side window I'm trying to break. They aren't quite as bad since the older 2 girls can swim now, but still...wow, those are scary!! And my husband is a therapist and hasn't helped, so use the money on the tatoo removal! ha

Debbie said...

Wayne's World! Haven't seen that movie in years.

Spuds said...

I've never had a tattoo, but I did get branded once! I smelled like barbecue for about a week. Mmmmmmmmmmm: -)

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn, I have the same nightmare... but I'm only panicked about saving three kids! You have a pretty good birthday, it's the day before mine, YAY PISCES :)

Rebecca212 said...

Well I joined just so I could comment. It was annoying too, it kept not accepting my password. >.<

Anywho you're not alone in the water+car=death fear, you need
one of these handy things.

Hammer and seatbelt cutter in one. I have it and I don't even drive by the water! LOL

Missi said...

"I'm a Pisces which means I'm moody and emotional." That describes my March 7th daughter (age 15) to a T. I know now why she can cry at the drop of a hat over the main character dieing in her dads video game. In a morbid way it still makes me giggle.

Bethany said...

Ohh so that explains why I'm moody and emotional! ;)

Procrastination is one of my favorite things-- every once in a while I get a burst of energy to get stuff done but most of the time, I have a list that just keeps growing!

Homestead Mommy said...

I have a very, very similar fear about a Lake near my house! I mentally run through how I would get them out if the worst every happened. Now that I have #3 on the way. I have every intention of totally avoiding this road unless absolutely necessary. WHY? Because I know I couldn't get them all out!

* very good idea about the key chain knife!
Maybe we both need therapy! LOL

Susan said...

That was a great post Dawn. I liked the tattoo thing. Yep, them stretch marks are a great thing sometimes. And anyone with six children MUST spit one or two out fast. Thanks for the smile.

Eileen said...

ah, I knew there was something super special about you! you and my adorable grand daughter share your birthday! glad you all had a great vacation.

jennyandcompany said...

#8 - seriously, I was almost in a panic a few weeks ago when that thought occurred to me. I sat there plotting out the best way to get everyone free, who could grab who, etc. I was freaking out over it b/c three of mine can't unbuckle themselves! Yeah, I'll join the therapy session.

5ennie said...

I really like #10, almost like mine: Why do anything today what you can put off tomorrow also! ;-) They just made an iPhone app for people like us called To Do (Tomorrow) - supereasy to push todo-items for tomorrow! I love it :)

And my youngest shares a birthday with you!

Kris Roach said...

You're so funny! I liked the one about Lexi's birth...when my first child was born, I had to WAIT 20 minutes for the doctor who when finally located decided something was wrong with his pager...he came in my room and started trying to figure out what was wrong with the pager and I told him I was pushing with our without him...he caught my boy!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

my hubbys b day is march 15th... can you guess what his favorite saying is??? huh huh huh any ideas???

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow LOL...
totally cracked me up!

Have a lovely night and tomorrow...

Susan said...

Attached to the knife key chain is an inflatable raft. Swim to the top and throw them in. Go back for more. Or I guess I could keep 12 swim belts in the van and have everyone put one on when we go over water.

Debbie said...

OH... I forgot to add that if I ever have to drive on a bridge over water, it is a MUST in my car to put all the windows down.... they won't work in the water, you know. Then, I don't have to worry about a hammer. Of course everyone thinks I'm crazy... I choose to think I'm prepared. :)

Patricia said...

My husband put one of those seatbelt-cutting-window-breaking tools into each of our cars. They're clipped to the driver's door. Get one! It's cheaper than therapy...

Knick Knack Paddy Whack, Throw This Mom a Bone said...

I can so relate to #9..my bday is March 12. Especially with your 'literally feel what others are feeling' comment. I try to explain this to others, but they just don't get it.

I also think we can blame procrastination on our 'sign' too. :)

JennyF said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing those random tidbits -- they are great!

I like Patricia's idea -- get the seatbelt cutting/window breaking tool and clip it to the driver's door. I think I'll do that...tomorrow!

Catmeat said...

Dawn, I think the same thing when driving by water. You are so Funny. Keep it up :)

vadercat2006 said...

"What is today, but yesterday's tomorrow?" -Mr. Krabs.

Lindsey said...

Dawn,
I live in So CA away from any lakes and I have that same fear and carry 2 of those tools to rip my kids seatbelts off and bust out the windows so I can swim all 4 of them to safety :)

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