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. http://allrecipes.com/Reci
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 http://whatacard.blogspot.
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!"