Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

Because I'm exceedingly lazy, my post today is from my facebook account, where I was tagged for a facebook meme to share 25 random things. So I'm stealing it for my blog today, and tough noogies to all of you who are my facebook friends as well as blog readers!

1. I was going to skip this, but it seems like EVERYONE is doing this and I've been tagged a bunch. Aren't you all so happy I've decided to go along with the crowd? Now let's just see if I can get up to 25!

2. I'm making awesome Chicken Tortilla Soup for dinner.

3. I was quite tall as a child but am now a completely average 5'6". I wish I was taller. Before kids, I used to wear unreasonably high heels all the time, and people would be shocked to find out I wasn't tall.

4. I met TK at a Super Bowl party when I was a senior in high school. My boyfriend at the time introduced us.

5. TK lived upstairs from me in the dorm my freshman year of college. He remembered me from the Super Bowl party. We started dating within a month of when I started college.

6. I always thought I'd have twins. Perhaps having a twin for a mom and twin brother and sister had something to do with my psychic prediction.

7. In a high school talent show, I danced as Lola to Barry Manilow's Copa Cabana. My more talented friends sang. Believe me, we were all glad I didn't.

8. I've defined "normal" as similar to me. Therefore, I am the most normal person I know.

9. I blog at I chose "what a card" as my online handle because a) TK and I collect playing cards, and b) I'm ridiculously funny...such a card.

10. Okay, to clarify that "ridiculously funny", *I* think I'm ridiculously funny, but it turns out I'm my best audience. Fine. My only audience. When I told my parents I thought I could be a standup comic, they both looked at me like I was crazy. They didn't laugh.

11. I play my kids' webkinz account. Sometimes when they're sleeping.

12. I'm yet another over educated stay at home mom. I have a BA in Psychology, BS in Accounting, and MEd in Elementary Ed. Can anyone say "unfocused"?

13. I've written two novels. One terrible and to be hidden forever, one slightly more promising with just a rough draft finished two months ago.

14. I played soccer in high school, where my biggest skill was having no fear for my own personal safety. And missing the net by a mile. Oh, and butt checks.

15. I've always wanted to grow a vegetable garden. We've tried a number of times, and never had ANYTHING make it to ripe. Some track record, huh? And that's why we joined a CSA!

16. When TK finished grad school, we took a three week vacation driving across the country. It was so much fun, and we're planning to do it again someday with our kids. Very Clark Griswold.

17. When we were thinking up names before the boys were born, I kept suggesting characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, leading TK to enact the "No Names From Buffy" rule of naming our children.

18. I met many of my good college friends at a scavenger hunt during orientation. I remember it was lots of fun, but I have no memory of if we won or lost or what we even scavenged.

19. I was the editor of my high school yearbook (along with my friend Maggie). We had such an awesome time doing it...working until all hours, dancing on tables, having pica wars, planning parties for when we met deadlines, etc. Along with soccer and track, it was my favorite part of high school.

20. I've discovered in the past 5 years or so that I really enjoy cooking. Prior to that, I hated it. Sometimes it makes me wonder if I was reprogrammed without my knowledge. This past summer I wrote for a vegetarian cooking blog, which was pretty funny since I'm not a vegetarian. I was always worried I'd post a picture of a recipe with bacon in it, or something that used chicken broth.

21. I'm allergic to chalk dust. And it's not just a fun asthma trigger, it also causes conjunctivitis. Yep, you can get pink eye from allergies! My crap immune system + a chalk dust allergy = Me being sick nearly constantly for the two years I taught elementary school.

22. If I had enough black clothes, I'd wear black every day.

23. I tore my MCL playing indoor soccer six weeks before my wedding. I did major PT and managed to be off crutches in time to walk down the aisle. It still hurt a lot, especially on our honeymoon doing things like biking down a mountain or hiking up a waterfall.

24. I have this weird thing where street lights always turn off around me. Then I found out there's a group of nuts who think it's a real ability. They call themselves SLIders. SLI stands for "Street Lamp Interference". People are crazy. But I'm SLI!

25. I'm pregnant. Hee, let's see who read this all the way! I'm due 9/1, with a singleton. TK and I are pretty excited, while the boys are just confused about the whole thing.


On facebook, you're supposed to tag 25 people. I'm not doing that here! Instead, I'm just going to tag all of you who have done this already on facebook, and all of you who haven't been tagged on facebook. Oh heck, how about I just say, "play along if you'd like!"


Snickollet said...

I read the whole thing and loved it all, but #25 is by far the most interesting and wonderful thing I've read on any of these "25 things about me" lists!

Congratulations! I'm very, very excited for you and can't wait to her more. Hope you've been feeling well.

LauraC said...

OH MY! Congratulations! Amazing wonderful awesome way to announce the pregnancy!

Luckygirl said...


Were you nervous about a second set of twins when you went in for your first ultrasound? :)

Oh, and I was yearbook editor my senior year and it was awesome!

Theresa said...


Amy said...

Congratulations, what exciting news for you and your family!

Goddess in Progress said...

GAAAAHHH!! Congrats congrats congrats! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear all about it. I'm having that internal debate right now, about whether to have any more kids post-twins... So now I get to hear all about yours!

Oooh, yay!

Mary Ellen said...

Aieeee! Congratulations!!

Rhonda said...

Congrats!!! Twins plus 1! Wow! How exciting!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

I don't know you, but I'm a horrible blog stalker so Congratulations! I finally did the 25 Random Things post on facebook today too..of course AFTER all my friends did it. I'm more of a follower....not so much a leader.

christie king said...

Well, this is my first ever comment (yes, I suppose you would call me a lurker) but I couldn't let #25 pass without a huge Congratulations!

Nancy said...

Welcome to the "Twins Plus 1" club :)

Tee hee

Epicurean said...

Congratulations again!!! I am really really happy for you guys!!! Can't wait to hear more from you!

Jan said...

Congratulations to you and family!

Jeanne said...


What A Card said...

Thanks so much for all the congrats! We're really excited :)

Luckygirl: yes, we were nervous about twins again, not that twins aren't great, but, well, you know!

And thanks to all the lurkers who came out to wish congrats...that's so cool!

Christie, I forgot you left the meeting before I told everyone. I hope everyone in your house is feeling better!

LauraC said...

This is totally unrelated to your baby news, but I picked up Peep from the library last night. I stayed up until 1 AM reading it and only forced myself to go to bed bc it was 1AM.

LOVE IT. Thanks for the recommendation.

(Also you should set up a bogus email address for your blog and update your profile settings so people can email you. Or maybe you don't want to be emailed.)

Ronnica said...

I'm 3 inches shorter than you, and I'm okay with my height. I think 5'6" is tall for a woman (or just slightly taller than average...).

Love the definition of normal...I think that we all general define normal that way!

#24 made me laugh...I think I'm a SLI, too!

Oh, and I'm glad that you've outed your bun in the oven. Congrats again!

Melodie said...

This is the second one of these that I've read today that ended with an "I'm pregnant." Congratulations!

BTW, I'm pregnant, too. Due 9/8.

What A Card said...

I'm glad you're liking the book, Laura! And I did just set up a new email, though I was flummoxed by setting it up on my blog so people could click to email me. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but I'll look for the answer later :)

Ronnica, I'm okay with my height, I guess I got used to being the tallest and always feel short now that I'm not!

Melodie, I remember when you posted the pic of the HPT on your site. I knew we had to be right around the same due date, but I wasn't ready to say anything back then. Congrats to you too. September sounds like a good month!

Giovanna Diaries said...

I'm still in shock!

American in Norway said...

CONGRATULATIONS! (I made it to #25 too)
I also used to play on my kids webkins after the kids went to bed... & my my did they have some might fine diggs...

Michelle said...

I haven't done this one yet on facebook, but I know I'm due. I haven't been on Facebook (or Webkinz for that matter) in the past couple days!

I thought it was just me where streetlights turn off as I walk or drive by. It always creeps me out. Hmmm.

And thanks so much for stopping by my blog yesterday on my SITS day. I had so much fun and am still wading through wonderful comments. I hope you enjoyed yourself and that you come back to visit soon!

Threeundertwo said...

Wheeeee! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What great news. I'm so happy for you.

I play on my kids webkinz account too.

The street lights turn off because they're light sensitive. They go off automatically in the daytime - or when headlights hit them. Sorry to burst your bubble on your telekinetic ability.

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