Wednesday, September 15, 2010

75 Random Things About Me, More or Less; 26-52

{Had to include up through #52 because 50, 51 and 52 kind of go together.}

26. I'm a Packer fan living in Minnesota, and I'm a little tired of being defensive about it, so let's just all give it a rest.  Deal?
27. I've worn glasses/contacts since 3rd grade.
28. Mark and I got married in January of 2002 and had our reception at the Minnesota Zoo in Discovery Bay.
29. We honeymooned at the Moon Palace in Cancun.
30. I grew up in New Ulm where Schell's beer is brewed, and learned growing up that Schell's beer sucks.
31. Then I graduated from high school and went out in to the world, where I learned that Schell's is a "microbrew", meaning that it is very special and very good. I thought that was kind of funny.
32. I have seen the musical "Cats" and I don't get it.
33. I'm never bored. There are always a bunch of things I wish I had more time to do.
34. The first time I heard the words Fragile X Syndrome (I'm pretty sure it was the first time, although I guess there's always that chance that I heard it somewhere before and wasn't paying attention) was around 2:30 PM on Wednesday, April 12, 2006.
35. The first time I went to the National Fragile X Foundation website and saw the words mental retardation in conjunction with Fragile X Syndrome was about 5 minutes later.
36. The boys were 14 months old at the time but were still getting up every night and needing bottles.  I remember feeding them in the middle of the night, that first night we knew, and looking down at their sweet little baby faces, and bawling.
37. I have a tattoo on my big toe, left foot, of a little vine. I planned on getting a tiny ladybug on one of the leaves at a later time but it was a lot more painful than I thought it would be, so I'm calling it complete as is.
38. I would rather be too cold than too hot.
39. The greatest thing about getting older is that you don't give a rip anymore about all the stuff that you were obsessed about when you were younger. Well, most stuff.
40. Sometimes when I see a super-skinny woman with little kids (in other words, someone who looks like she might possibly live a lifestyle similar to mine), I have an urge to go up to her and ask "do you find the time to exercise a lot, or do you just never eat? Or both?"
41. I've never been a waitress but I've had enough friends and roommates who were, so I'm a pretty good tipper.
42. My dad taught my brother and I how to drive by example. He'd do somewhat dangerous things while driving and then say "Did you see what I just did? Don't you EVER do that." (Sorry dad, that's how I remember it.)
43. I'm an oldest child.
44. I don't think I have a lot of stereotypical oldest child tendencies. I don't think my brother has many youngest child tendencies, either. I should ask his wife if she agrees with that, one of these days.
45. My husband is a middle child, who does have a lot of middle child tendencies. Only the good ones, though.
46. All three of my children (this is slightly less impressive when you take into account that two of them were born on the same day) were born on Mondays that were holidays. So was my brother's little girl. Aliza was born on Martin Luther King Day (the third Monday in January). The twins were born on Valentine's Day which happened to fall on a Monday that year. And my niece was born on Memorial Day.
47. I once won a Halloween costume contest dressed as Monica Lewinsky. Yes, I had a Bill Clinton with me.
48. I didn't love Barbies as a kid. I preferred dolls that could be my babies.
49. My favorite scents are cinnamon and vanilla, followed closely by orange.
50. I cringe when otherwise intelligent and respectable people spell it "definately" or "seperate."
51. I cringe again when someone says "I could have cared less" when what they really mean is "I couldn't have cared less."
52. But I really hate it the most when I find grammar and spelling errors in my own work.


Kim and Steve said...

We have a lot more in common than I thought - no wonder I like you so much! I could just copy and paste most of this list for myself (but I won't).

Lisa Cunningham said...

Funny, Bonnie, I went as Monica Lewinsky for Halloween too. Wore a blue dress with a glow-in-the-dark stain. My then-beau went as Bill Clinton and brought a cigar. :)


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