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I was tagged by darling Jenn for this, so here goes….

The Rules:
~Link the person(s) who tagged you
~Mention the rules on your blog
~Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
~Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them
~Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

1.  When I go to bed I can’t fall asleep before a) laying on my right side, b) rolling over to my left side, c) rolling back over to my right side.  Every single night.  I have no idea why and I’ve stopped trying to figure it out.  I liken it to a dog having to turn three times before they lay down.

2.  I hate not knowing how to do things.  It’s mainly prevalent in my crafting.  If there’s a technique I like and I don’t know how to do it, I immediately start researching how to do it so I can doitrightaway!!!

3.  If I’m eating something small like m&m’s or pretzels I have to eat them in an even number.  It doesn’t matter how many I put in my mouth at once, but I count as I eat and if I have 9, I eat an extra one so it’s even.

4.  I can not stop in the middle of a row when I’m knitting or crocheting.  I have to finish the row and have been late going places because of this.

5.  I make notes on everything!  If something comes to mind and I need to remember it I will write on any available surface.  I’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember.  There’s a dresser in a landfill somewhere covered in phone numbers, dmc embroidery thread numbers, school notes and song lyrics covering every outside surface.

6.  I take really short showers and have a “schedule” that I go through exactly every time.

  • Get in
  • Wet hair
  • Shampoo
  • Rinse
  • Condition
  • Twist hair into a bun and secure
  • Wet bath poof, apply body wash
  • Scrub left arm, across boobs, right arm, then straight down, ahem, right leg, left leg
  • Scrub bottom of feet and between toes
  • Rinse
  • Rinse conditioner out of hair
  • Turn off water
  • Dry off
  • Step out
  • Clean ears
  • Wash face and use astringent

I have no idea how other people shower and if they follow a routine.  I’ve been doing this forever and the only time I deviate is when I shave.

Those are my weird quirks.  I’m tagging:

Shannon

Kara

Nennifer

Katia

and that’ll be it because I can’t think of anyone else at the moment.

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I was tagged by Jenn to post ten things about myself, so here goes!

1. I’m a wallflower – online and in real life. I never used to be, but because of some physical stuff that’s happened to me and some headgames people have played with me online, I’ve kind of pulled away. I keep a very small circle of friends and even though I belong to a ton of groups online and I know a lot of people in rl, I pay attention but don’t get involved much. It’s a painful stretch for me to introduce myself to people or start friendships.

2. Once upon a time I wanted kids. Not only did I want kids, but I wanted to open a child care business. For awhile all I thought about was that I’d get married, have a few kids and spend my days taking care of babies and young children. The funny thing is that this was for a fairly short period of time. From around the time I was 17 or 18 until I was about 22 or 23. Before that, I wanted to stay single and travel, and after that I was happy with it just being Paul, me and the dogs. I’ve never quite figured out why those five or so years started and stopped so abruptly.

3. I’ve broken my right leg and fractured my left cheekbone. All in the span of about a week. When I was in the third grade I loved playing on the monkey bars at school. My mom kept telling me to stop because they didn’t have mats beneath them and she knew I was going to fall off and get hurt, but I didn’t listen. I fractured my cheek bone and there wasn’t much they could do about it. A week later, to the day, I tried to do a “cherry drop” and fell off the bar and landed sitting down on top of my foot – it was facing the other way. My mom was in talks with the school for two years trying to get them to pay my medical bills. The real kicker? They waited until right before they settled with us to put down safety mats.

4. I hate drinking water. If there’s pretty much anything in the house besides water I’ll drink that first. I know it’s not healthy and I know that water would do so much more than hydrate me, but I hate it. If we’ve got bottled water I’ll drink it, but I hate the tap water here and do a LOT to avoid drinking it.

5. I hate talking on the phone. I think that’s kind of part of number one, but I seriously hate talking on the phone so much that I finally wound up getting caller ID so I could avoid answering any calls other than the ones from family and a few friends. If it’s important, someone will leave a message.

6. Before the Dresden Dolls, I was highly obsessed with the Doors. The only reason I got interested in them in the first place though was because of this boy I had a crush on in the seventh grade. His name was Josh Foreman and he was a big fan of the Doors. Looking back, I realize that most of my favorite bands have been because of outside influence. I got in to KISS because of a boy too. He was such a fan that when other boys with playing G.I. Joe, he was playing with KISS “action figures”. Shannon (Hammie) got me hooked on the Dresden Dolls.

7. I hate these birds:

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They’re called Curved Bill Thrashers, or Mourning Doves. I seriously hate these birds and people laugh at me because of it. I hate the way they look (those beaks are freakin’ creepy!) and I hate their attitudes! I have a birdhouse my neighbor made for me for my birthday in my front yard. The wrens have started living in there and I saw one of those ugly birds hold on to the side of the birdhouse (it’s way too big of a bird to actually go in the little holes) and pull baby wrens out of it! They poop on my car and it’s like they know I don’t like them because they stare at me when I go outside like they want to pluck my eyes out. I’ve taken to throwing rocks at them when I see them – not to hurt them or even actually connect, but to get them to fly away. I can’t fully comprehend why I dislike them so much, it’s just one of those weird things about me.

8. I have four sisters and two brothers. Jeannie is my half sister through my bio-dad, Dougie is my half brother through my bio-dad, Theresa, Debbie, and Joyce are my half sisters through my Mom, and Rodger is my step-brother from my Mom’s marriage to my Dad (My step-dad). The only one I have a relationship with is Joyce, and it’s a long distance one at that. I have no full blood siblings and none of my siblings have full blood siblings – we all have different moms or dads.

9. My husband and I have gone through eight vehicles since we’ve been together – an 87 Nissan Stanza, a 78 Oldsmobile, an 80-something Dodge Charger, an 86 (I think) Oldsmobile, a 76 Firebird, a 92 Geo Metro, a 91 Astro van, and we’re currently driving a 94 Geo Prizm. Most of our recent cars have been trade ins, but I wrecked my Stanza, gave the 78 Olds to my Dad, the Charger blew the main oil gasket and died and a bitch in a Breeze crashed in to our other Olds. The Firebird, Metro and Astro all had cracked windshields and the Prizm has lasted longer than any other car we’ve had.

10. I can never fill a paper journal completely. I usually get about 1/3 through it and forget about it. There’s a few that I’ve managed to fill halfway, but I’ve never reached the last page of a journal. I tend to find them years later, scoff at the silly things I’ve wrote and toss them. I’m trying to break myself of this because I think no matter how stupid my writing can be at times, it’s something I’ll regret doing when I’m older. I always thought that by the time I was in my 60’s that I’d have shelves filled with journals, but I won’t if I keep tossing them!

I’d like to tag Hammie, Katia and Midgie if they want to do it, if not, anyone else that happens upon this post can play!

Stolen from Jen!

1. How old will you be in 3 years?

33.

2. Do you think you’ll be married by then?

I better be, if Paul wants to live!

3. What do you look forward to most in the next 2 months?

The new album from the Dresden Dolls!

4. Who was the last person you called?

My mother in law.

5. Have you ever played a team sport?

Nope…I’m not a very sporty person.

6. Who was the last person to text you?

Couldn’t say…I haven’t had my cell on in a long long time.

7. Who was the last person you hugged?

Paul.

8. What were you doing at midnight last night?

Sleeping…for once!

9. Parents separated/divorced/married?

Well, my mom is married and I have a step-dad, but I consider him my “real” dad, so….uh…I’m confused.

10. Last time you saw your dad?

My “real” dad?  Last weekend.  My bio dad?  In 1995, about two weeks before he died.

11. What happened at 9:00 a.m. today?

I was commenting on Jen’s blog.

12. How many states have you visited?

Six or seven.

13. If you could be anywhere right now, where would it be?

In Eureka…I’m really missing it right now.

14. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet?

Bare feet…it feels better!

15. Are you a social person?

I used to be….not so much anymore.

16. What was the last thing you drank?

Coffee.

17. Favorite ice cream?

It’s a toss up between plain chocolate and Black cherry vanilla.

18. What is your favorite dessert?

Pepperidge Farms coconut cake!

19. Whats your favorite color?

Purple, but teal runs a very close second!

20. What Jelly do you put on your PBJ?

I like grape, but we rarely buy it because I almost never eat pb&j, so usually strawberry preserves because that’s what Paul eats.

21. Do you like coffee?

More than puppies!  (Okay, as much as puppies!)

22. How many glasses of water a day do you drink on average?

Ugh…NOT my strong suit lately…maybe two if I’m doing good?

23. What do you drink in the morning?

Coffee usually.

24. Would you rather kiss someone with or without a tongue ring?

I love tongue rings!  But Paul doesn’t have one, so we’re going with without.

25. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed?

Yep, on the left.

26. Do you know how to play poker?

Yes, but I’m not very good at it.

27. Whats so good about Fridays?

Fridays are payday…duh!

28. Any plans to visit the green monkeys on GoofyAuctions.com?

I have absolutely no idea what that is…and I don’t care to find out 😛

29. Do you eat out or at home more often?

At home.

30. How big is your TV?

We have a 40″ in the living room, and a 27″ that never gets turned on in the bedroom.

31. Ever stolen a street sign?

Does it count as stealing if it was already on the ground?

32. Do you keep a piggy bank?

Kinda…we use gallon wine bottles for pennies and silver change.

34. Have you ever been in an ambulance?

Yes, when Paul was air-vac’d to Phoenix.

35. Do you prefer an ocean or a pool?

Ocean.

36. Do you prefer a window seat or an aisle seat?

Window, for all two times I’ve flown.

38. What is your favorite thing to spend money on?

Stuff Paul likes, crafty stuff.  Boo/hiss to bills!

39. Do you wear any jewelry 24/7?

Nope, none.

40. Do you speak any other language?

Nope.  I’d like to though.

41. Can you roll your tongue?

Yep!

42. Who is the funniest person you know?

Paul…he’s such a dork you can’t not laugh!

43. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?

I used to, but now with a Paul, a Moxie and a Cord in bed with me, there’s just no room!

44. What is the main ring tone on your phone?

When I was using it, it was Classico by Tenacious D.

45. Do you still have clothes from when you were little?

I don’t think I’ve got anything from when I was little.

46. What is the color of your bedroom wall?

Two shades of aqua blue.

47. Do you shut off the water when you brush your teeth?

Yep.

48. Are you crushing on someone right now?

I always have a crush on some famous person.  I love Jack Black…he’s my fake famous husband!

49. Do you currently hate someone?

Hate is a strong word.  That said, absolutely! 😉  (That’s tongue in cheek people!)

50. Why do you take surveys?

Because I needed something to post on my blog and I was bored.

Jenn sent me her answers to this meme via email and I decided I’d cheat and just post it to my blog.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE

My Great Aunt.

2 . WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?

Really cried, like gushing? I can’t even remember. Got a little teary-eyed? Probably last night.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

Nah…I always envied those girls in high school with the big, swirly, neat handwriting.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?

Roast beef from a good deli.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?

Nope…don’t really want them either.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?

Yeah, probably…though I’d more than likely get sick of all the whining.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A Lot?

What? No way; sarcasm is for assholes. (*wink*)

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS

Yep.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?

No way. I do enough to endanger my health.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?

I’m really digging the new Strawberry Chex.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?

I almost never wear shoes that have laces. In the rare event that I do, no, I just push them off.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?

Not really.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?

Breyers Cherry Vanilla.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?

Their expression.

15. RED OR PINK?

Pink for media (mp3 players, ds, etc), red for everything else.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?

My weight and my mouth.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?

My old dog Shaggy.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?

N/A since I’m posting this to my blog.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?

Black shorts, no shoes.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE ?

Cheese pizza last night (I think)

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

One of our trees scraping the awning.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?

Black.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?

Gardenias, fresh bread and my hubbin’ after a shower.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?

My mother in law.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?

Very much!

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?

Cooking challenges. That’s as close to sports as I care to be.

27. HAIR COLOR?

At the moment it’s a mix of dark and light brown, a little red and probably some grey.

28. EYE COLOR?

Poo brown.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?

No way! I can’t even put eye drops in.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?

Crab…everyone knows that. A close second is a really well made lasagne.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?

You can have both in the same movie! If that’s not good enough then Scary.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?

We watched The Mist last night.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?

Teal.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?

Winter!

35. HUGS OR KISSES?

Both.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?

Fresh warm brownies.

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?

Hammie?

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?

Not saying because it always hurts my feelings when someone posts my name to this question.

39. WHAT BOOK( s) ARE YOU READING NOW?

I’m between books.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

I don’t use a mouse pad, my mouse has a ball on top that moves.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV.Last NIGHT?

The Mist (On DVD) and then Law & Order: SVU

42. FAVORITE SOUND?

Laughter.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?

Beatles. I mainly hate the Rolling Stones because Mick Jagger gives me the fucking willies.

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?

Probably a couple of states.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?

I can pinch people with my toes.

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

In the same town I live now.

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?

Everyone’s of course!

AND, because I just checked Jenn’s blog again and I’m bored as hell, I’m stealing another meme from her. Heh.

Relationship Meme

1.How long have you been together?

12 years as of day before yesterday.

2.How long did you date?

11 months.

3.How old is he?

32.

4.Who said “I love you first”?

He did.

5.Who’s taller?

He is, by about 6 inches or so.

6.Who is smarter?

I say him, he says me…I guess it’s a tie.

7.Who does the laundry?

Me most of the time, him periodically.

8.Who does the dishes?

Again, me most of the time, him periodically.

9.Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?

He does.

10.Who pays the bills?

He makes the money, we both pay the bills.

11.Who mows the lawn?

We don’t have a lawn 😛

12.Who cooks dinner?

Me, when we don’t get take out.

13.Who is more stubborn?

Me, definitely.

14.Who kissed who first?

I kissed him.

15.Who asked who out?

Hmm….I guess he asked me out. I’d pawed all over him all night and when my friend and I took him home he asked me out.

16.Who proposed?

He did, in my parents kitchen.

17.Who is more sensitive?

Probably me.

I found this at Jen’s, and decided to play along.

You.
Can.
Only.
Type.
One.
Word.

1. Where is your mobile phone? Drawer.

2. Your significant other? Work.

3. Your hair? Brownish.

4. Your mother? Manipulating.

5. Your father? Strong.

6. Your favorite thing? Yarn.

7. Your dream last night? Frustrating.

8. Your favorite drink? Coffee.

9. Your dream/goal? Purpose.

10. The room you’re in? Dusty.

11. Your ex? Nonexistent.

12. Your fear? Spiders.

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy (Happier).

14. Where were you last night? Couch.

15. What you’re not? Vapid.

16. Muffins? Fruity.

17. One of your wish list items? Couch!

18. Where you grew up? Eureka.

19. The last thing you did? Commented.

20. What are you wearing? Shorts.

21. Your TV? Big.

22. Your pets? Rotten 😉

23. Your computer? Worn.

24. Your life? Angsty.

25. Your mood? Blasé.

26. Missing someone? Always.

27. Your car? Weathered.

28. Something you’re not wearing? Gauntlets.

29. Favorite Store? Spinster.

30. Your summer? Scorching.

31. Like someone? Many.

32. Your favorite color? Purple.

33. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday.

34. Last time you cried? Awhile.

35. Who will/would re-post this? Hammie.

Stolen from Jenn. I love these things!

1. Do you like blue cheese? Ew, no! Never developed a taste for the stuff. (and I HATE it when restaurants screw up the blue cheese and ranch dressing!)

2. Have you ever shot up heroin? No, and I don’t plan on doing so.

3. Do you own a gun? No, but I’ve thought about getting one for a long time. I was raised around guns and we have no kids, so…

4. Are you single or taken? Taken. For 12 years at the end of this month!

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointment? YES! I hate going to the doctor because it usually means pain.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? They’re okay. I like them with lots of onions.

What happened to Number 7??

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee!

9. Can you do push ups? Yes, but I’ll be panting afterwards.

10. Have you ever gone skinny dipping? Yes, and it’s really strange to have your boobies bobbing along the top of the water.

11. Favorite hobby? Crafting, in general…I can’t pick just one!

12. Secret weapon to get the opposite sex? No secret weapons, my boobs are far from secret! Bwahahah! But really? No secret weapons.

13. Do you have ADD? No, but sometimes I feel like I do.

14. What is the best part about the weekend? Late nights with my hubby/having hubs around during the day.

15. Middle Name? Diane

16. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: I need more coffee, I want a doll house, and I love nip/tuck.

17. Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Not a thing…I rarely buy anything at all during the week.

18. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink… Coffee, Wild Cherry Pepsi, hot tea.

19. Current wonder right now? I wonder when the hell my home owners insurance bill will get here.

20. Current hate right now? I hate that Gutter’s getting old. Not only does that mean he’s getting grumpier, but it also means that he apparently thinks he has the right to poop wherever he wants.

21. Favorite place to be? I love being by the ocean, but that doesn’t happen anymore, so my favorite place to be is home.

22. How did you bring in the New Year? I think we sat on the couch and watched the ball drop and then went to bed. Boring.

23.Where would you like to go? Ireland.

24. Name three people who will complete this. Dunno…

25. Do you own slippers? Yep, somewhere around here…

26. What shirt are you wearing? The blue pajama top that matches my pajama pants. What?! I’m home alone, who cares that it’s almost noon?

27. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Eh, not really. They’re so slick they feel slimy to me when they’re cold.

28. Can you whistle like a bird? Hahah! No.

Not sure what happened to #29 & 30.

31. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don’t really sing in the shower…the neighbor boys play in their side yard which is right next to my bathroom window. They don’t need to hear that.

32. Favorite girl’s name? I used to really love the name Crystal until I met a couple of Crystal’s that were total bitches. I think I’m kind of digging the name Jolene right now.

33. Favorite boy’s name? Anthony and Edwin.

34. What’s in your pocket right now? Nothing. I have a back pocket in these pajama pants but it’s silly and I won’t use it.

35. Last thing that made you laugh? Getting freaked out about a video game zombie.

36. Have you shaved today? NO! I’m furry right now. What? It’s still cold out, no need for shaving.

37. Worst injury you’ve ever had? When I had my teeth done. I consider it an injury even though it was surgery because it took me months to recover.

38. Do you love where you live? No, I hate it. I love that we own our house but I hate the area and I hate the desert.

39. How many TVs do you have in your house? Two, but we never ever watch the tv in the bedroom.

40. Who is your loudest friend? Jenn in Omaha. But in a good way!

41. How many dogs do you have? Two. Moxie’s one year, three months and a sharpei/mastiff mix, Cordova is almost 9 years old and a chihuahua.

42. Does someone have a crush on you? I seriously doubt it.

43. What is your favorite movie? Shaun of the Dead.

44. What brand of shoes are you wearing? Shoes? In the house? On MY feet? Hahahahaha!

45. Who’s the last person to text you? We don’t text anymore because we shut our cells off.

46. What song do you want played at your funeral? That is far too depressing of a thought. Hell, play the Dresden Dolls and party for me!

47. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Making mini stuff.

48. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? “Damned dogs! Where’s my coffee?! I need a cigarette!”

49. What is your current job? Bone idle crafting diva with a side job as a housekeeper.

50. When is your birthday? April 26, 1978.

Jenn tagged me with this meme.

Four jobs I’ve had:

1. Burger King
2. Temp for Mohave Mental Health
3. Book keeping at Farmers Insurance
4. Housekeeper

Four places I lived:
1. Kingman, AZ
2. Eureka, CA
3. Arcata, CA
4. McKinleyville, CA

Four movies I’ve watched over and over:
1. Labyrinth
2. Quills
3. A Knight’s Tale
4. Ghostworld

Four shows I watch:
1. Law & Order, SVU
2. Nip/Tuck
3. Survivor
4. Heroes

Four places I’ve been:
1. Las Vegas, NV
2. Laughlin, NV
3. Oatman, AZ
4. Zion Nat’l Park, UT

Four people who e-mail me regularly:
1. Dating spam-bots
2. Drug spam-bots
3. Knitting Daily
4. Penis enlargement spam-bots

Four favorite things to eat:
1. Crab
2. Chinese food
3. Pizza
4. Chocolate

Four places I’d rather be:
1. At a yarn store
2. At a spa
3. By the ocean
4. Camping

Four things I look forward to this new year:
1. Getting a new couch
2. Saving some cash (crossing fingers on this one!)
3. Learning new crafts
4. Maybe going on a vacation?

Four people to tag:
1. Hammie
2. Midgie
3. Knit-Witch
4. Anyone else who wants to!

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