Monday, June 4, 2007

8 Random Things

I'll take Kellie's open invitation to tell 8 random facts about myself. Here goes nothing.

1. I grew up being a ridiculously picky eater; I wouldn't touch cheese, pasta, potatoes, or rice. Now I do eat cheese (I learned to love pizza on my mission), pasta (occasionally) and potatoes (in most forms). I still will not touch rice to save my life. I just cannot bend on this one. No way, no how.

2. I took gymnastics in the 3rd grade and was the best one in my class--once the teacher figured out I am a lefty when it comes to cartwheels, etc. I even had a solo move in the recital that no one else in the class could do!

3. I am still friends with girls who were in my classes in kindergarten and first grade. We like to get together with our husbands and children and laugh at our countless school day memories.

4. My favorite thing to do at 8:00 p.m. is to watch Designed to Sell on HGTV. This drives my dear Michael absolutely insane, but I cannot resist this show! Just look what they can do with $2000...and a professional team.

5. I have a rule that I can only read two books a month: one for my book club and one for myself. I am not successful at keeping this rule very often. I made this rule because I just get too into books and then ignore other important duties, like laundry.

6. I have taken classes in three of the six Romance languages: French, Romanian, and Spanish. Maybe someday I'll take classes on Italian, Portuguese, and Latin to finish the set.

7. I love being pregnant and giving birth. I wish I could do it a dozen times. I never get too hot or too miserable; I really don't. I could tell my birth stories a hundred times a day and never tire of doing it. It's a little obnoxious, I suspect.

8. I enjoy doing all kinds of crafts and have dabbled in sewing, counted cross-stitch, knitting, quilting, and stamping, to name a few. I look forward to having lots more craft time in later seasons of my life.


The Hanners Family said...

One of my funniest memories from our mission was you passing your potatoes from your spoon to my spoon under the table so as not to hurt our hostess' feelings. This was such a cute post. Maybe I can think of some random things, too.

Brenda said...

You're so funny! That's so awesome that you are still friends with girls from kindergarten!! I am always learning something else about your many talents too! You will have to show us some of those gymnastic moves. (:

Joni said...

We are identical about the birth thing. I always have to calm down and remind myself that not everyone finds my births as fascinating as I do. But I find their birth stories pretty cool! I'm always amazed when moms tell their story in less than two minutes.

It's funny but the foods you wouldn't eat are exactly the only foods that I WOULD eat up until my twenties. Cheese and potatoes! Yes!

Corinne said...

I love you Mendy. When you type, I can imagine you talking in my head. CHEERS to picky eaters and a fellow pregnancy lover. I second Joni's comment about that!

Cami said...

Oops, I totally read more books on purpose to ignore the laundry. Oh well. You are responsible, I am not. Awesome random things!

The Tidwell Family said...

Loved your random things Mendy!

I love Designed to Sell! Not for the house selling reason. I love to see what they pick as the "problem areas", and what they do with them.

I have to agree with what Corinne said. I love reading your blog, because your personality shines in your writing.

(I just used the word "love" four times.) =)

Kellie said...

Yay Mendy-this was so fun to read! I can relate to the books taking over. I get it from my dad. I could have asked for his atm card and the pin number while he was reading and he would just absently hand it over. My kids are not devious, thank goodness, but they do get a laugh out of how I zone out when I'm into a book.

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