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Monday, January 26, 2009

25 Random Things

I was tagged in a 'note meme' in FB (Facebook). Since I posted my list there, I thought those of you not on FB might be interested. Maybe not, but I'm feeling feisty today so it's my blog and I'll post what I want. (Told you I feel feisty.)

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things.
At the end, you choose 25 people to be tagged. (Which I did in FB)
You have to tag the person who tagged you. (My FB friend has a blog, too--so check her out at:
I Craft Blog)

1. My daughter and I have the same middle name (Rae).
2. My degree is in theatre--acting. And no, it's not like you can get a 'real job' with that. However, I'm the best story reader my kids have ever heard (I can do all the voices).
3. I love to read--all kinds of books. Children's, Teen, Romance, Mystery, Non-fiction, Biblical
4. I took my love of reading and applied to be a reviewer. I now review for
Once Upon A Romance
5. Through reviewing, I discovered I enjoy writing commentary. So, I started a family blog,
Coolestmommy's Coolest Thoughts (but I bet you knew that since this post is on the blog)
6. My blog was supposed to be a place for grandparents to see photos and videos of the kids, but it took on a life of its own. I now have a "Tips on Tuesday" column and readers from all over the world. Weird!
7. I don't shorten my kids' names (ie: Andrew is NOT Drew or Andy), but I have unusual nicknames for all of them (Magillacutty Snigglefritz, Rufus Jones or Bubba Doodle, Sissy Poodle)
8. I have never highlighted or dyed my hair. It's natural!
9. I'm the Box Tops Chair for school. So if you have any Box Tops you don't want--send them to me! 10. I love dark chocolate.
11. Pepsi is my beverage of choice. Full leaded, all the calorie--no diet stuff here.

12. I'm a morning person by nature and I married the biggest night owl--and who said God doesn't have a sense of humor?!?!
13. To give myself something to 'fall back on', I kept on taking classes after graduation to get my teaching certificate. However, the educational system in Colorado fell apart back then and after 3 semesters of trying to find a place to student teach, I quit. So I'm a semester away from a 2nd degree.
14. I can sniff out a bargain from 20 paces. I get great stuff for next to nothing!
15. I've always wanted to know the secret ingredient for Runza's onion ring dip. Anybody know what it is??

16. I love watching 17 Kids and Counting (the Dugger Family) and Jon & Kate Plus 8. I identify with both moms--even though I only have 3 kids running around.
17. As much as my sister & I fought growing up, she turned out pretty ok. :-) Actually, she's now one of my best friends.
18. I have no pets. Aren't children enough??!!??!!
19. I love going to museums. We attempt to visit one obscure museum on every trip.
20. I enjoy cooking and baking, unless it's cookies. Seems pointless to babysit an oven to switch trays every 7-10 minutes. I'd rather bake a layered cake where I can walk away for over a half hour.
21. I love to scrapbook, although I'm very far behind.
22. I sometimes feel like I'm the IT department for all my friends. The kicker is--I usually don't know the answer, I just make up stuff to try--and it works.
23. I think Jeff Dunham (ventriloquist) is the funniest.

24. I hate cleaning toilets.
25. Our family eats lunch at Taco Bell every Sunday after church. If for some strange reason we don't go there for lunch, you'll find us there for dinner. It's tradition!

A few other thoughts that came to me as I read my friends' lists of random things:
--I want to go to the Holy Land, Paris (again), Hawaii and Australia before I die
--I have never eaten a PB&J (God bless my friend Staci for thinking of that one). I like PB sandwiches, but keep that slimy nasty jelly off my food!!
--I married my best friend. Seriously, he chased me for over 3 years until I caught him.
--I miss the fun and crazy things we did in college. Yet, I hope my own children never do these fun and crazy things when they are in college.

--I'll let you all in on a secret--I'm thinking of starting a 2nd blog. Nope, not kidding...yes, I might be crazy. I'll let you know when the men in white coats arrive at my door.
--Some days, I think about when my kids are all gone from home and wonder what on earth I'll do about my email and blog. I think I can be the coolestmommy until I die, but do I have to get new moniker's later like Coolest Grandmommy?? Hmmm...things I ponder in the middle of the night.

Hope that was fun for you, too. If you'd like to consider your blog tagged, please do. Just make sure you link back to me so I can read your posts.


Cheryl St.John said...

Okay, so you haven't died your hair...YET. But I don't know, bioth of your folks have dark hair. That's just not fair.

I will eat dark chocolate if I'm desperate and there isn't a Hersey bar in 30 miles.

I do NOT consider myself tagged. lol

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