Saturday, May 24, 2008

I know, I know

I don't post for a week, then I post a dang meme. What can I say - I've been busy.

Blame the meme on Sam who is so knocked up it's shameful (in a good way) and blame the lack of posting on Tater since I've had her kids for the last three days and taking care of five (and six when a girl in Ab's class came over) kids is exhausting.

So now the meme.....

Favorite person (outside family): T-Racey, the other aide at work who not only is one of the coolest people I've ever met, she does the same job I do and therefore shares my daily frustrations and woes. She's also knocked up and daily gives me a case of BABY FEVER. I heart her.

Favorite food: I think it's a toss-up between chicken chimichangas at El Charro and Mom's meatloaf. I know, how can I even put deep-fried tortilla goodness in the same category as my mother's home-made meatloafy nirvana? Well.....if my mom were to like, you know, actually make me a meatloaf this weekend it might knock the chimichangas out of the running. Just sayin'.

Quirks about you: I've mentioned on here more than a few times about how I alphabetize my canned goods. I also type everything I hear and speak. I have woke Paul up in the middle of the night, typing on his arm or his back. Oh and also? I play "air piano" when listening to music. The other day Ab said, "Uh, Mom? You're doing that weird finger thing again."

How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? Since he's sitting right here next to me, I decided to just ask him. His response? "Hell, I don't know." So much for that.

Any regrets in life? Plenty. Would I change any of them? Probably not. Maybe a few, but more than likely not. My life is just exactly how it's supposed to be, so why mess with it?

Favorite Charity/Cause: I'm not a big contributor to any particular cause. Why? Well, because in recent years we've been too busy trying to stay out of collections on a regular basis, so charitable contributions were kind of pushed aside. Call us selfish, whatever. However, I do have a soft spot in my heart for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, since I had a cousin who had it.

Something you cannot get enough of? SpongeBob.

Worst job you have ever had? Even though I don't count my current job as my favorite, I certainly don't count it as the worst. The worst was the daycare I worked at where I was in charge of five 4-5 month olds with no relief helper AND I had to wear a dress or skirt every day to work. I was stuck in an itty bitty room with five baby beds and a rocking chair for 8 hours at a time. I would go through the whole day without a bathroom break and the tray they'd bring me for lunch would go untouched simply because I didn't have time to do anything more than feed, change or rock those babies. It was a horrible place to work and their turnover was outrageous. Wonder why.

What job would you pay NOT to have? Teacher. No way I could do what those people do. They are saints. Now, substituting is fine, but I have no desire whatsoever to teach as a profession. *shudder*

Guilty Pleasure: Bud Light on a hot day.

Got any confessions? I'm not Catholic.

If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? A new desk chair, a tattoo and PhotoShop for the laptop. Whatever's left would be put toward the Disney World Fund for Wayward Rednecks.

Favorite thing about your house? Location, location, location. We are set back off the road, we can't see our neighbors, it's quiet - what's not to love?

Least favorite thing about your house? We need another living area and another bathroom and MORE CLOSETS

One thing you are good at? Making people laugh.

If you could change something about your circumstances, what? I'd be a stay-at-home mom again.

Who would you like to meet someday? Paula Deen, Stephen King, Heather B. Armstrong, Sam, Anna, Danny and the one that will actually happen this summer, LORI!!!
What makes you feel sexy? A tan. I am absolutely amazed at how much better I feel about myself now that my skin doesn't give people retinal burns.

Who is your real life hero? My mom. She's always been my hero and always will be. I tell her she's the wind beneath my wings and we both laugh, but well, she really is. She's amazing.

What is the hardest part of your job? Seeing a really bad case of abuse or neglect come through the office, taking the referral and hearing the details, seeing the children and the effects of the sucks.

When are you most relaxed? I don't think I am ever relaxed. Everyone told me before I started tanning that they always fall asleep in the bed - I mean, EVERYONE told me that, but I just about lose my mind for those 17 minutes I am captive in a large glowing tube. I cannot lie still for even 17 minutes! I realized awhile back that I am never still, I constantly move, shift, wiggle, etc. I might need some meds for my ADD.

What stresses you out? Being late for something, being in a situation where I don't know anyone and I'm uncomfortable, knowing I have stuff that needs to be done and not knowing how in the world I am going to create an extra few hours in the day. Typical stuff for those of us who are neurotic.

What can you not live without? God

Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists?
We're not narcissists, we're just really interested in telling the world about ourelves.

Why do you blog? Because if I don't write, I go nuts. I consider it practice for when I'm a "real" writer. I love getting comments from people, I love being recognized in Wal*Mart, I love it when people stop me and say that what I wrote last week made them laugh so hard they wet their pants or squirted Dr. Pepper out of their nose. I've always been told I'm funny, so now knowing that I'm making people laugh all over the place, people I've never met and may never's mind-boggling.

I'm not tagging anyone, but if you do the meme leave a comment or email letting me know so I can go check it out. Here are the rules if you're interested:

1. Answer the questions
2. Link back to whoever tagged you
3. Tag eight bloggers to do the same, 2 from each category:
a. New/newer bloggers
b. Bloggy friends
c. Bloggers you would like to get to know better
d. Bloggers you don not think will respond, but you hope will.


Anonymous said...

I know it's not possible, but I feel like we worked at the same day care. Oh wait. They're all the SAME. Never again, my friend. Never again.

Jax said...

Okay I am so stealing this....1. because its too cute and 2. because I am still suffering from my mental constipation.

Sam said...

*ahem* You're supposed to leave a comment when you do the meme. See Jax? Yes, do that. LEAVE A COMMENT!!!

Stacie said...

it's not mind boggling. It's mind blogging. Ha, I know I'm weird, buy you wouldn't want me to be anything but myself, now would you? I feel so MYSELF these days, too! I love it.

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