Wednesday, January 28, 2009

33 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About ME

Birthday in T minus 3 days...

OK, here we go. Here are 33 random things about me. Are you on the edge of your seat? Are you??? I'm excited, too.

  1. I'm the youngest in my family.
  2. I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers, the opposite number of siblings-in-law, 15 nephews, 5 nieces, 2 sons and 1 daughter. (This is just my side of the family.)
  3. I know every single one of the above mentioned's birthdays and anniversaries. Including the year.
  4. I'm a two-time cancer survivor. Hodgkin's. Once when I was 17 and again when I was 19. I finished chemotherapy a month before I turned 20 which means I've been cancer free for 13 years. GO ME!
  5. I'm the only child in my family with blue eyes. (Thanks dad!)
  6. I was born with both of my collar bones broken. I was a footling breech and it was before the days of automatically doing a c-section (and epidurals) so the doctor REACHED IN and, since my arms were above my head as well, pulled my arms down and pulled me out. Breaking my collar bones in the process. Can I just say...OWIE!!! Just the thought of someone reaching in without me being numb makes me hurt! (Thanks mom!)
  7. Because of #6 I had to be wrapped up tight and held 24 hours a day for six solid weeks. (Sorry, mom!)
  8. I've been married twice.
  9. Of course I love my husband, but I also really, really like him.
  10. I have two dogs that I don't like very much but I'd feel bad if they died.
  11. I've seen Steel Magnolias over 200 times. I have the entire thing memorized and can recite every word.
  12. When I was married to my first husband I moved 8 times in 6 years.
  13. I love trivia games.
  14. I'm a pretty good speller.
  15. I know how to cook but I hate doing it.
  16. I'd rather have a root canal than do laundry.
  17. I've never been stung by a bee.
  18. I broke my leg when I was 3. (My mom will say I was defective from the word "go".)
  19. My favorite group is AB(backward B)A. We'd listen to them in the car when I was growing up.
  20. I was born on a Sunday.
  21. My favorite holiday is Halloween.
  22. My bestest bestie has the same birthday as I do. (More on her in another post.)
  23. I used to hate to snuggle and now it seems like I can't get close enough to my husband. I joke about wishing he had a zipper so I could unzip him and climb inside.
  24. I wish I didn't love Wal-Mart but I do. I like to go and wander around. Same with Costco.
  25. If I had to make a choice between air and Diet Pepsi, I'm pretty sure I'd go with Diet Pepsi.
  26. I had sh*t ton of wax removed from my ears today. And it felt sooooo good!
  27. I dated a guy for over a year that was (still is, I suppose) 22 years older than me. And another guy that graduated from high school the year I was born. I don't know what the hell was wrong with me. I have a good relationship with my dad so I know it wasn't anything like that.
  28. When I was a junior in high school I was on the dance team and I got the "longest legs" award.
  29. At 5' 9" I'm the tallest of the girls in my family. My oldest brother is taller than I am and my other brother is the same height as me.
  30. Twenty-nine was the hardest age for me to turn.
  31. I can't watch infomercials because every single one was made especially for me and I MUST have what ever it is they're selling. And HOW have I lived this long without this product?
  32. I burn through about 100 texts a day.
  33. I keep my finger nails short except for one pointer finger that I use to get boogs out of Harley's nose. And I LOVE to pick his nose.

Whew! That was brutal! Turns out I'm not quite as interesting as I thought I was. That sucks.


Kristina P. said...

This was so interesting! And I'm 5'9" too!

Did you do that ear wax candle thing?

Amber said...

Look at you, girl! I just barely posted this! No, I went to the ENT to have a sore in my nose looked at (Ew. I know) and asked him to clean my ears out. It killed but it was a GOOD pain!

Laurel said...

More! More! More! must have more Amber! LOL. Great list.

Keely said...

LOL at the one long fingernail!

wendy said...

Good things to know. A cancer survivor --good for you and Congrats and here's to you good health. Good choice on the Diet Pepsi over "air" Air is over rated. Be grateful for birthday #29.......someday you will wish for it back (especially when you are 57 like me) And why WHY do we like to pick our kids noses.

DeNae said...

I'm pretty sure I knew all of these. Did you know I held you quite a bit myself, back when you were wrapped up like a baby corn dog?

And Amber's right about the birthdays and anniversaries. She's like Rain Man, only taller.

And the broken leg? She slipped off a lamp post base, all of 18 inches off the ground.

The old guys she dated had the added advantage of being almost unfathomably unattractive, and I'm pretty sure one of them was gay. "What the hell was I thinking?" doesn't even begin to cover it...

And Amber is also the sweetest sister in the bunch. Happy Birthday!!

Ryan and Jacki Andrew said...

Those were good times, watching Steel Magnolias and eating Cool Ranch Doritos with Jalapenos cheese dip. I can't watch that movie without thinking of you.