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I was tagged by Doggy¬†Mama, and I can’t say no to her, she’s too cool. However if you say no to me, I already know that I’m not cool. And that’s okay. ūüôā

 INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.

1) Pointless Drivel
2) Shelli’s Sentiments
3) CuriosityKiller
4) Doggy Mama
5) Eve

Next select five people to tag: (if you haven’t done it already)

I’m really kind of shy about asking people…but here goes

Literary Geek; Mejojac’s Memo’s; Going Barefoot; Hope is Power; Daring One

please and thank-you!

What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was attending photography school in Seattle. I was driving a yellow Cadillac De Ville 22 miles into the city everyday. I was trying to pimp my ride with some hydraulics, but because photo school was so expensive, I could barely afford gas for my car. I took to selling canned goods BACK to grocery stores, so I could make it home at the end of the day.  I took the canned goods from a friends house. He was still living with his mom so I felt they could go without.  I never did get those hydraulics. Ahhh, the regrets.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Interesting you should ask. One year ago this month we decided in one night to sell our Southern California townhome and move Northward. We ended up moving in with the parent-in-laws for the summer because I didn’t think I was capable of keeping my townhouse “sell ready” with three little kids.¬† I was probably wise. But it was the best and worst summer of my life.

Five snacks you enjoy:

  1. Swedish Fish
  2. Dried Mangos
  3. Cereal of almost any kind
  4. Chocolate milk
  5. Assorted nuts

Five songs that you know all the lyrics: 

  1. “Just like Heaven”~The Cure
  2. “Here’s the Mail”~Steve and Blue in Blue’s Clues
  3. “Do your feet hurt”~MxPx
  4. “Surf Wax America”~Weezer
  5. “Clarity”~John Mayer

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

  1. Buy enough property to have a farm and a compound for my family. All of them.
  2. Buy an island with a good surf break for Hubby and friends (maybe I need billions?)
  3. Definitely the chef and a house keeper. More time with family, less stress.
  4. Buy my kind of minivan, a chromed out, VW bus, with surf curtains over the windows
  5. Start my own dance studio

Five bad habits: It’s going to be hard to narrow these down…

  1. Procrastination. If you read my “run ins” with the law, you’d understand this is a huge fault. But this covers everything from leaving dishes in the sink because I swear I’ll “do it tomorrow.” To neatly folded piles of laundry all over my bedroom floor. And getting my son ready for school. I need to break this habit.
  2. I eat junk food like I should healthy food, and healthy food like I should junk food. But if I were in Weight Watchers, maybe the points would cancel each-other out?
  3. Letting my kids watch T.V. when I’m trying to get something done.
  4. Going to bed late. Night after night, no matter how much it kills me in the morning.
  5. Shamelessly throwing myself at my husband. ūüôā

Five things you like doing:

  1. I enjoy working out. I don’t obsess over it. But I like to work up a good sweat. It makes me feel powerful.
  2. Reading and going to my book club.
  3. Any beach activities.
  4. Hanging out with “my gals.”
  5. Watching my husband play with the kids. It’s the best for a smile.

Five things you would never wear again:

  1. shoulder pads
  2. floral patterned anything
  3. my belly button ring
  4. a bikini (in public)
  5. my leather pants (but I’ll save them for the next generation)
     

Five favorite toys:

  1. my ipod
  2. my phone (sister gave me her hand-me-down and it rocks!)
  3. our Xbox
  4. a snow board
  5. my long board ( but only on flat surfaces!)

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Glutony

How much is too much when it comes to…

Oreo’s and Milk?

Sleep?

Swedish Fish?

“Me Time?”

Blogging?

for that matter, video games or media?

I want to know…what’s your max? Do you set some kind of limit on yourself only to end up breaking it? Do tell?

xoxo  

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Who gets pulled over for going 27 mph in a 25 mph zone?

I do!

Who has been driving around with an expired license?

I have!

Who almost got arrested and had their car impounded in front of the wee ones, with the five year old in the back seat asking mommy all types of questions like “Is he going to take your car away?” “Am I ever going to get to school?” “How come you’re in trouble?” and all sorts of other questions that leave a mommy guilt ridden?

If you guest me again you’re on a roll.

I can tell you why I put off renewing my license, well I didn’t notice it was about to expire till we already moved, and then I found out in Washington you have to retake the drive test! Who has time for that? Well obviously I thought “not me” and assumes I was above the law. Secretly I always enjoy fighting the man!

Side note, you’d think the first time I was pulled over and got away with a slap on the wrist would have been my wake-up call. I’m such a stubborn cuss.

So now on top of retaking the drive test I have to go to court and prove that I renewed my license.

Why do I do these things to myself?

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I believe her name is Jane, but I can’t be 100% certain, as the only name I’ve ever seen is mamadoggylove.¬† I love her blogs and asked her for some questions…here they are…

1) You are one of six kids. Where do you fall in the order and what were your favorite/least favorite things about growing up with so many siblings?

¬†¬†¬†¬† My mom and dad had seven children, the fourth, my little brother,¬†passed away¬†in infancy. I am number two, but the first girl. That naturally makes me the second mommy in the house. I LOVED having a large family.¬†¬†I would love to¬†have a large family but I don’t feel as capable to handle it mentally, and¬†I often feel discouraged as to why my three are such a handful¬†for me, and why can’t I be more like my mom?¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†What did I love most about having a large family? The games, the constant playmates, the imaginative ideas we had that just¬†grew into these wonderful days of tee-pee making, and fort building. ¬†Digging holes in the tall grass and covering them up so someone would fall in. Baseball. Water fights. Little sisters trusting me to chop off their hair, and then hiding the cut hair in the closet so Mom wouldn’t notice. Get togethers now where we remember fun stories. Knowing if I really need something I have¬†quite a few people to call.¬†

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† What was the downfall of having a big family? I really can’t say, from my perspective.¬†¬†I had privacy, food, not the best clothes, but that builds character. Maybe I was lucky. The younger ones complain about things, like not enough attention and not being noticed.¬† I wonder, did I just not need more attention? My older brother was 1 year older, my younger brother was 1 year younger, we were always together, but I never felt the lack of attention. I don’t think they did either.¬†¬†The three younger girls, we would lump them together and call them “the little girls.”¬† “Where’s my hat?”¬† “You left it in the little girls room.”¬† They all had this huge bonus room and the older three, we all had our own rooms. I don’t think they liked it. But still to this day, especially now that I’m the only girl with kids in my family, I¬† feel a little left out of “the little girls” and their relationship with eachother.¬†

      Is that too much? I really could talk about my family all day long.  

2) You mentioned that you love reality t.v. Which can you absolutely not live without and why? 

¬†¬†¬†¬† I think I could live without them all and it would be better for me if they did not exist. Then I would have more time for the important stuff, like blogging. ūüôā¬† I think if I had to name the one I couldn’t get enough of it was the whole Laguna Beach/The Hills.¬† I don’t know why. The girl drama is just too¬†intriguing for me. I always want the nice girl to finish first and everyone to get what’s coming to them.

3) You and your husband met at a surf shop… you said it wasn’t love at first sight. How and when did you know he was The One?

¬†¬† Oh Hubby, he’s so sweet. He is the nice guy. I guess what needs to be revealed is that I had a “previous marriage.”¬† I’ll wait for the gasps to die down. Yes everyone I had a previous marriage, to a High-school sweetheart, it turned out to be not so sweet, surprise, surprise. We were both very young.¬† So I left that relationship with the knowledge of what I DIDN’T want.¬† I didn’t want someone young,¬† and inexperienced. I wanted someone that could buy me a house right away, someone that was wise to the world, but very good at the same time.

Hubby looked like he was 19. He was always blushing, and a little nervous, and awkward. My roommate was always asking why I was dating him. I kept saying it was just for fun and soon I would have to break the poor boy’s heart. He told me he loved me after three weeks. I had to end in soon after that, I just knew it. And I tried to tell him I might never feel the same. He then did something very smart, he gave me permission to break his heart. He said he could handle whatever happened. After that I didn’t feel any pressure from him.¬† It was very easy to fall in love with him, he was different than all the other boys out there. He was genuine. There were no games between us, and we were engaged after two months of dating. Married after a total of 7 months. Never have I regretted it. I often wonder if he got more than he bargained for. But he loves me despite myself. It’s wonderful to feel this comfortable in a relationship. It will be 7 years this June.

4) What brought you and your family to Seattle from Southern California, and do you think you will live there for a long time?

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† My husband was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He’s never lived anywhere else. Every-time we came up to Seattle to visit the family he joked about moving here. Then finally one Christmas he told me that sometimes he just felt stupid for living in California when he felt there was so much more for a middle-income family up here. He’s very brave and hard working, he took the leap and started his own Cabinetry bbusiness up here. He also bought a hard wood supply shop. So he has a lot on his plate. It was a tough decision, but even though I have always in my heart wanted to live in California for the rest of my life, I¬†knew it was right. And I’m very proud of him.¬†¬†I think we’ve made it through the roughest patch of the¬†transition. ¬†

5) We share a disdain for house cleaning. If there was ONE house chore that you never had to do ever again, what would it be and why?

     BATHROOM! It grosses me out.  I have to put on gloves and keep my head very far away form the grossness. Yes that is a word.  I think it will only get worse as my young grow into teenagers. (Although, by then they can clean it!)

So thanks Mama! And anyone who’s actually finished reading this very long winded post.¬† But I guess that’s what is so nice about having your very own blog.¬†

If anyone else wants an interview, I’ll come up with some questions for you.¬† Just let me know in the comment section. ¬†

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Melissa tagged me! When I was growing up, a tag meant your name graffitied on a wall somewhere. In blogger world I get to participate in a fun little game. Thanks Melissa! So only five things…here goes…

Music- I cannot live with out it. When I was young I was raised on The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, BeachBoys, Jim Croche. Junior High I was introduced to The Cure, Pearl Jam, and The Pixies.¬† High-school, in Seattle right when Grunge was hot, there was no cooler place to live for the music scene.¬† I wasn’t really into Grunge, but you would think I was by the way I dressed. I preferred the punk rock variety of musicians. Green Day, The Descendants, No FX, Mighty Mighty Bostones. Now I have managed to find music that my kids enjoy as well.¬† John Mayer and Jack Johnson are never far from reach and I am a huge No Doubt fan. We listen to a lot of British Rock as well because my husband¬†is snobby like that.¬†¬†

Reality T.V.- a little embarrassed about this one. Thank Heavens for my Tivo, I can record any I want and watch them when hubby is gone, so I don’t get so embarrassed. Why is other people’s drama so intriguing to me? Maybe someday I’ll get my head checked. For now I’m with Melissa, love the AI this season.

The Office-deserves a spot all it’s own. I acknowledge it can be crass at times, but as long as it’s just Hubby and I, we laugh hysterically all the way through.¬† One time we watched it with his parents and it happened to be the episode about Sexual Harassment. It was SO EMBARRASSING! We learned are lesson and keep that¬†show to ourselves.

Candy-I’m a sugar holic. I’ve admitted on previous posts. Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids, Watermelons, Red Licorice of the Red Vines decent.¬†¬†I actually had a band in college with my little sister called Red Licorice.¬†¬†¬†But that’s a whole other story.

Sunshine-and¬†on that note-Surf Culture-when I was growing up, living in the rainy¬†North West, I¬†had a subscription to Surfer Magazine, and I would pour¬†over the pages, just hoping to pick up some sunshine through osmosis.¬†As luck would have it, I moved down after college to work for¬†a company called Quiksilver, in their corporate office. It was an awesome experience. I met many famous surfers and soaked up the culture. I met my husband in a surf shop and he happened to go to my church. He’s the best surfer ever! But I lucked out because he’s also the best dad and husband ever. Sorry for getting mushy. I planned on raising a little surfing family but my husband fell in love with the Northwest and here we are¬†again. I have to say it is a great place to raise a family. If you’re wondering, I suck at surfing, but a girl can dream.

I have many other obsessions, but I think those are the top five.   

Other blogs I’m obsessed with and will tag now:

Sara @ Hope is Power; Kathryn @ Daring Young Mom; Julie @ Mental Tesserae; Jane? @ Mommydoggylove; Heather @ Apples on a Stick; and Nikki @ Rantings of a stay at home mom 

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You Are an Easter Egg


You’re so sweet, you don’t need candy. You much prefer the taste of artificial coloring instead.

What Easter Candy Are You?

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