Tuesday, February 12, 2008

60 Things

I'm busy working on revising my book these days. I've written a million words today and I just can't think of anything else to say so I'm dragging out this questionnaire that my friend Debra sent me recently. If you're a blogger and can't think of anything to write, feel free to copy these questions and answer them on your blog. (It's always nice to have a night off from thinking.)

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
bags from Aldi and Trader Joes, de-icer, CDs, a wooden tic tac toe game, a couple mittens, fries, papers, misc. spoiled food, crumbs, half full bottles of water, a Leapster cartridge, a bagel, fruit roll-up wrapper, gum, toys, an overdue library book, and a Cinderella shoe. There's probably more, but I'm not going outside in this weather to look! It's a million below out there!

2. When was the last time you threw up
I refuse to answer on the grounds that it might jinx me.

3. What's your favorite curse word?
Does crap count?

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Brooklyn, Clayton, Lexington, Jackson, Savannah, and Austin. (yeah, yeah, remember - I'm not mathy)

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
yelling at Jackson to get dressed

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
putting a Curious George band aid on Clay's foot because it was "blooding". LOL

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Am I psychic now?

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
JUST GO TO BED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
stupid water

12. What are you wearing right now?
a three piece suit

13. What was the last thing you ate?
a bowl of twigs and bark cereal

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
Yes, 2 t-shirts

15. When was the last time you ran?
high school

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
??? the kids' baseball games last summer?

18. Who is the last person you emailed?
my loopy friends

19. Ever go camping?
unfortunately yes

20. Do you have a tan?

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
What's soda?

25. What did your last IM say?

26. Are you someone's best friend?
I hope so

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Ugh, Lexi lost her glasses sometime between Friday night and Saturday night. I have no idea where they are. We've all been tearing apart the house since Saturday night. What the heck?! Where could they have gone? For crying out loud. @@ Anyway, I have to go order a new pair for her before I leave. She can't see without them and I can't wait until we maybe find them. Murphy's Law says they'll turn up the day I pick up the new ones. Oh well, she'll have a back up pair then, I guess. So, I have to go order new glasses for her and I have to go to the grocery store and the bank. I want to clean some and make a couple meals to throw in the freezer for when I'm gone, and I have to pack.

28. Where is your mom right now?
She doesn't have a curfew so I'm not sure. Ummm at her house?

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
a wall

30. What color is your watch?
don't wear one

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?

33. What is your birthstone?

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit thedrive thru?
I drag six kids into the restaurant.

35.How many kids do you want?
18 Just kidding!

36. Do you have a dog?

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Joe. He was calling to say, "I know I said I'd be home four hours ago, but I'm just leaving work now."

38. Have you met anyone famous?

39. Any plans today?
I'm thinking about calling it quits on the book tonight, having some chai tea and watching Raymond.

40. How many states have you lived in?
one. Well, I was living while I visited other states though, so I guess I've technically lived in several states.

41. Ever go to college?

42. Where are you right now?

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
overwhelming email

44. Last song listened to?
red, red wine UB40

46. Are you allergic to anything?

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?

48. Are you jealous of anyone?
I don't think so

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
LOL! They shouldn't be if they are!

51. What time is it?
see number 30

52. Do any of your friends have children?

53. Do you eat healthy?
yes. I eat healthy IN ADDITION to eating crap.

54. What do you usually do during the day?
damage control

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
I don't think so

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
No. I've taken to answering the phone, "Hey Good Lookin'!"

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
yes, but it was so long ago, they only had 5 flags

60. How did you get one of your scars?
operation from when I had pyloricstenosis as a baby


Lowa said...

Ooooo...I want to borrow this for my blog:)

You had pyloricstenosis?? I guess you are younger than me but still, I am kind of surprised they knew what it was back then. How long did it take them to diagnose it?? I have a friend whose daughter was born with it and it took the dorks over three weeks to believe my friend that was really what it was. She diagnosed her daughter herself (with my help:) Teehee) and they kept telling she was "just spitting up like all babies". It was SO HORRIBLE to watch the poor child suffer.

Anyway, this was a fun read, as always!

Kalynne Pudner said...

Are you kidding me? You were able to answer all those without thinking? I hurt my brain on the first one! (Thinking, "Back seat? The one directly behind the driver? Or the one all the way in the back? Good lord, I haven't climbed back there since the fam came back from their Thanksgiving exile -- er, trip! I wonder if that's where that haunting smell is coming from. Or -- wait, this couldn't be asking about all four rows of back seats, could it?")

Thanks for the invite to take the night off from thinking, Dawn. Yeah, thanks a lot.

Debra said...

Thanks for the shout out Dawn!

Rick said...

You've met BOZO!! Gee's you are so lucky!

Anonymous said...

You do realize, don't you, that the last time there were only five flags was in 1861? You look very good for your age. ;)

Anonymous said...

Where is question 17? Is it so revealling you had to censor it?

roseys madhouse said...

raflmao love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL, love the list and your replies -- but what embarrasing topics were raised in questions 21 - 23 ???

Will take the list and use for a scrapbook challenge to write 500 + words on a page and no photos.... Thanks to you and your friend :)

Anonymous said...


I just can't imagine how you do all that you do, and still have such an incredible sense of humor. I guess that's what gets us all through each day, right? You're awesome!

Have a good trip!


Anonymous said...

I have to say, I love the answer to #53 the best! lol Hope you have a wonderful day!

plainprecious said...

Heres a question for Sunday or Monday or Tuesday shout out LOL. Do you evr delelte any of the comments that are left just because they are annoying?

Anonymous said...

Dawn, i read you blog everyday as most people in the world do. and i just read your question number 60 about scars and i thought i was like the ONLY GIRL who had pyloricstenosis as a baby. the doctors say that they usually only find it in first born males, well i figured i was just special because after having 2 daughters i know i'm DEFINATELY a female. anyways, i've lived with that horizontal 3 inch scar on my stomach until i was about 22 and i got a tummy tuck to remove extra skin from loosing weight from my gastric bypass.

did you know that now a days they got through the belly button and there is basically no scar left. my friends son had this surgery about a year ago. i had my surgery when i was 16 days old in 1981.

anyways, i guess it's a small world.

have a great day,
Frances in Jacksonville, FL

Anonymous said...

Hope you find the glasses. Did you look in the back seat? ;)

If her bed is against a wall, try looking between the wall and the mattress. Not that I'd know from personal experience or anything.

Anonymous said...

So what is pyloricstenosis? WebMd didn't know.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, my husband always says I drive a "rolling trash can" - my back seat looks a lot like yours. Probably smells the same, too. HIS car is pristine, however - we took it on a trip (from OH) to Hilton Head last summer and he wouldn't even let us eat in it!

Anonymous said...

Your blog has become daily humor therapy for me! Just wondering - do you receive more or less e-mail now then you did during the Pokemon auction?

Thanks for the daily laughs!

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading your "60 Things About Me" list, and I just wanted to say you are the only person I have ever "known" who had Pyloric Stenosis besides my son! Interesting...

Mimi said...

Thanks for making me LOL! It helps with the stress of the day.

AAWG said...

Yes - what is SODA??? Ha ha. We say POP around these parts, pal.

Eternal Sunshine said...

Due to lack of material, I am borrowing this. It'll probalby take me a few days to complete it though - LOL! I'll link to you when I do, of course.

What is it with kids and glasses?!?!? (Is it illegal to staple them to their heads?) I'm gonna make our 13 yo (who has been informed that he will be replacing the glasses he lost with his own money this weekend) wear dorky glasses straps to keep his on his head. He can have an array of colors for all I care, as long as he doesn't lose them again!

Anonymous said...

Love the blog, Dawn!! My DD was born with pyloricstenosis back in 2001. It took the military doctors a week to figure out what was wrong with her! What a week that was! Once again, just want to say that I love the blog and have never "met" any one else that has had pyloricstenosis.

Anonymous said...

You have a fantastic sense of humor--thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

It's so strange to hear you talk about the weather there in comparison to the bizzare weather where I live. We're in Castaic, CA and we've been wearing shorts and t-shirts since last Thursday. It had been in the 40's & 50's (warm to you I'm sure but cold to us)and then all of a sudden it went up to 77 degrees for almost a week now. My kids so wanted to go to the snow and then boom it gets hot out. That's CA for you; crazy weather but warm is nice. During the summer, not so much. Then we're stuck inside with 112 outside.

Love your blog & read it daily.

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

Supposed to be writing a book and you are fielding silly questions...but from an artist's perspective (or just someone rationalizing wasted time) a random exercise such as this could be inspiring and uncover something you should write in your book!

Korkie said...

#61 Do you tend to lose a year or so each birthday?

Your anonymous 'best friend', who has a child.

Anonymous said...

Glasses lost! I had this problem after Thanksgiving and you won't believe where I found them. . . .drumroll. . . .They had fallen in between the seats in the back of the van and when I went to take the seats out to go pick up a table that's when I found them THANKS BE TO GOD! I wasn't ready to spend another $200 for my irresponsbile 8-year-old!

Nate B said...

HA! 5 Flags! You're killing me!!

Lisa said...

Oh great, now "red, red wine UB40" is in my head.

Anonymous said...

In regards to Lexi's glasses, I just had to share... too bad it's not summer or they might be here too. My daughter was 3 at the time and just got her glasses - first pair. Couldn't find them - searched the house high and low - tore it apart! Finally got it out of her and she took me outside to a spot in the grass. All I could do was close my eyes and I shook my head - my husband mowed the lawn last night. Yep, you guessed it. There they were - an arm here, lens here, part of the frame over there. We look back now and just laugh. Good luck! Maybe you should look out in the snow!

Life with Spirit said...

Hey Dawn, a Sunday Sound Out ?

Since hopefully you are beginning to wade out of some of your financial crunch with your increased income, when are you going to buy a bigger house????
Lara :-) lifewithspirit.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Great list, Dawn!

Juneau Poole Party said...

We had the glasses search just the other morning .... they were taken off when my daughter was getting dressed and she put them in the dresser drawer, an closed it ..... of course she could not remember where she had put them, so we tore the room apart - it was actually clean the moments before the search, so that why it was soooo baffling to not be able to find them right away in a room that was actually clean!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I'm glad the worst thing you say is "crap." You could be like Frank in Raymond and say "Holy crap" if things get really bad.

You are pretty funny. Only five flags at six flags, huh?

Thanks for the peek into your amazing life.

Bre's Mama said...

okay, so aquamarine *reminds me of a movie my daughter watched on Disney...I think* is your birthstone...which means March...when is your birthday and what do you want? :o)

Supplanter64 said...

For eye glasses, I gotta tell ya, http://zennioptical.com is awesome. Prescription glasses for only $19 just can't be beat. I currently own 5 sets from there, different styles, different shades, and have been very pleased with them. My wife ordered a pair. She has a very strong prescription and said they work fine and likes the way they look. They're not $200 designer frames, but all mine are good quality. I've been using a pair I bought from there for 4 years and they are still great. You just need to match up the prescription and pick a frame with the correct dimensions. Maybe the eye doc can help with the numbers (unless they have vested interest in selling you the $150 pair) Hmmm. I sound like a salesmen for Zenni Optical. But it is a good deal and perhaps might save some funds or at least have some decent extras. Now let me tell you how much money I've saved with the Robocut haircutting system... ;-)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I really liked number 51.

Anonymous said...

61. What's in your kids' beds?

My little pony, the other sock, my little pony's brush, tissues, plush sardine, stuffed dalmation named "dodo", flashlight and some books. You don't want to know what's in the 13 yr. old's bed...

debi9kids said...

Mmmmmm! That's my favorite flavor of icecream too!

Kristen said...

I only know one other person who has had Pyloric stenosis! I am 33 and it took them 3 weeks to figure out what was wrong with me. how about you?
Again, love reading your blog every night! sounds like you've got a terrific family! Looking forward to your book, press on!!
take care!

Garth and Becky said...

My 8-week old daughter had surgery for Pyloric Stenosis when she was 5 weeks old. Funny to read how many other females here had it, too! Oh, and they DID go in through her belly button.

Anonymous said...

Alot of people outside of Chicago don't know who Bozo is. Are you kidding me?

Anonymous said...

WHat do you mean the last time you went running was in high school? You just ran a couple days ago!

And yes, I do consider that running because I do the same thing and then I MUST be running. Otherwise I'll have to completely rethink my whole excersise routine.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the quiz. I started reading your blog recently after my sister found you. It's more interesting now i know i'm adding 2 to my family in July. maybe coping strategies can be picked up from you lol. having 3 under 2 year olds should be fun though huh!

wanted to say a big thanks for the quiz though, ive put it on my blog too :)

Chel x

Anonymous said...

I had pyloricstenosis, too! Everyone is always so interested in the scar, too, for some odd reason. I also think that Will Ferrel had it, too, haha. He appears to have the same scar.

Cheeziemommie said...

Not sure if you really wanted to hear how many other people had or know people who had pyloricstenosis but my son had it too! :) Thanks for the questionnaire! I'll have to fill it out for myself when I get a chance! Have a good/safe trip this weekend!

Jen said...

I've been a faithful blog follower for a while now and haven't posted until today. Here's a shout out to all the pyloricstenosis survivors. My husband had it too and barely survived. But sadly his cousin lost a baby too it just two years ago. I find it incredible to believe that some doctors STILL can't properly diagnose it.

Love your blog babe.

ryokogirle said...

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?

.... worst fashion item ever created. by far.

flip flops are the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your glasses woes. All four of us were early glasses wearers. It got much better when we got to JH and could wear contacts. For some reason, we took much better care of those. Anyway, until then, my mom had us convinced that she would make us wear "old lady" around-the-neck glasses holders if we lost them or damaged them by being irresponsible. I guess we believed her because she occasionally followed through on her threats...like making one of my brothers sit down for a whole week for missing the toilet...maybe you could try that threat on your boys? Hope it works. It didn't on my DH. :)

Also, you and the other commenters are the only girls I've heard of with pyloric stenosis. I'm 36 weeks along with boy #1 in our family and dreading what the outcome could be since all the other firstborn boys on my side have had it. Yeah, and depending on size, they can do it laparoscopically nowadays. That's at least some relief. Did they make your incision off to the side or straight across the middle? I've seen both kinds...

Heather said...

First time posting a comment here! Just wanted to say my daughter (now 8) had pyloric stenosis as a baby & surgery to correct it. Did you know it is rare in girls?? Normally happens in first born males. Anyway, maybe one for your "Sunday Shout out" Did any of your kids have pyloric stenosis? it is genetic. Love your Blog, try to read it every day!

Jennifer said...

I played along!! Have a great weekend!

Jennifer :-)

Kathy said...

Thanks, I love reading your blog and this one was certainly interesting. I'm borrowing the survey for my blog!


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