1. While kissing a boy at the seashore, the beach patrol drove up on their sand-buggies and kicked us off. TRUE....and I was quite embarrassed afterwards. The guy I was with thought it was very cool to have happened.
2. I played a bit-part on a Japanese Game Show. TRUE....I was at the Great Buddha with my Japanese family and these people ran up to us with huge cameras and asked us a few questions. Then we had to smile for the camera. After some translation I found out it was for a game show. We were given cool pens, but I never found out what game show or even got to see it. My Japanese family acted kind of embarrassed that it happened.
3. During college, I had to rescue my best friend from a gang of drunken men. TRUE...Not a fun moment in my life and quite frightening, really. Whenever I call up my old friend, she reminds me of this time and thanks me....I probably saved her from a brutal experience.
4. I have a blue belt in Tae kwon do and have broken boards with my awesome side kick. TRUE....in fact, just before I became pregnant with my son I was ready to try being promoted to the next level - purple belt, but decided to quit. I miss it and am thinking about getting back into it. It's a great form of exercise.
5. While swimming in the Persian Gulf I spotted a suspicious barrel that looked like a bomb. TRUE....I was hanging out in the water splashing around when this rusted looking barrel floated by - but it had these bumps and wires sticking out of it. My dad told us to keep clear. It looked like a bomb, so better to be safe than sorry!!
6. In South America I was kidnapped by drug lords for a whole 15
minutes, until they figured out I wasn't the General's daughter. SO FALSE - I have been to South America, but never even came close to being kidnapped.l
7. At the tender age of 16 I flew half way around the world without any parental supervision. TRUE...this is when I left my home and traveled to the United Arab Emirates to spend the summer with my father.
8. I spent a week living in a fraternity house. TRUE.... for Spring break one year, my friend, Melissa, and I took the Greyhound Bus to Washington University, in St. Louis, and visited our good friend, Matt. We lived with him in his frat house. It was a blast and all the men were very honorable.
9. My social security number contains the numbers 6-6-6. FALSE...What? Do you think I'm the devil child or something?
This was a lot of fun - I tag you if you are wearing PURPLE today.
I feel like such a winner! I received two packages this weekend and was quite delighted. First - my secret swap was revealed to me - Terri at My4Kids certainly figured me out! She sent CHOCOLATE! - and LOTS of it - I think I love her. Thanks Terri!
Peppermint Patties (the hottest candy to circle the globe right now), Rocky Mountain Cocoa (I cannot WAIT to sip this), chocolate waffle candle (if you can't eat the chocolate, smelling it is the next best thing), chocolate lip balm, AND, a chocolate lollipop. Yes, Terri understands me - this was the PERFECT gift for me. TERRI - YOU ROCK!!!!!!
My second package was a complete surprise and made me feel like the winner I am!.
Min at Mama Drama sent me the coveted Golden Rhino for correctly guessing her tattoos. I prepared my speech but in the heat of the moment and in the awe of receiving such an award my mind froze up so just pictures will have to do.
I shall cherish this award til the end of my days. And until then or until my husband decides I've lost my freakin' mind, it will sit in the spot of honor
Seriously, I've been tagged by fifty people on about twenty different MEME's. (okay, that might be a slight exaggeration). But, I told each of them I'd do it on Tuesday and today is Friday. A little late....
FIRST OFF - post 7-8 things previously unknown about myself. I was tagged by Tracey. WELL - Enidd shared 7 things about herself a while back, but she added a slight twist. I am going to be the ultimate copycat and do the same, although my answers will be quite tame in comparison (Enidd has lived a very colorful life).
Here are 9 things about myself - TWO of them are completely FALSE. Can you guess which ones are the false ones? (mothers and sisters are EXEMPT from answering)
1. While kissing a boy at the seashore, the beach patrol drove up on their sand-buggies and kicked us off.
2. I played a bit-part on a Japanese Game Show.
3. During college, I had to rescue my best friend from a gang of drunken men.
4. I have a blue belt in Tae kwon do and have broken boards with my awesome side kick.
5. While swimming in the Persian Gulf I spotted a suspicious barrel that looked like a bomb.
6. In South America I was kidnapped by drug lords for a whole 15 minutes, until they figured out I wasn't the General's daughter.
7. At the tender age of 16 I flew half way around the world without any parental supervision.
8. I spent a week living in a fraternity house.
9. My social security number contains the numbers 6-6-6.
Okay - there it is....Guess away. The correct answers will be posted next Tuesday (coincidence? I think NOT).
And now to my 2nd MEME - a quickie. Desert Songbird tagged me to write about 5 places I like to eat at that are fairly local to my town. Well - since I live in a pretty rural town without many great eating establishments, I'm choosing Portland - and the places I like to eat when I'm there:
1 - McMenamin's. A local chain - good food and great beer...and the fact that this company has saved hundreds of historical buildings from destruction by turning them into B&B's, theater pubs, and resturaunts.
2. - Dragonfish - nummy yummy eclectic Asian cuisine.
3. - Le Bistro Montage - get a great dish of Cajun food, hot and spicy in a very quirky atmosphere...and the doggy bag is a work of aluminum art.
4. - Huber's - one of the oldest resturaunts in Portland and even more famous for their Spanish Coffee's.
Dave and I made a BIG announcement to the kids: We are taking THE TRIP in July! Disneyland, here we come....Jammin' and Buttercup are very excited. (of course, Buttercup is pretty clueless about what this entails. She knows princesses are involved, but that's it)
So - in preparation for the trip, both kids decided some practicing was necessary for the upcoming roller coaster rides. A wheelbarrow and a stick do nicely.
I just hope Disneyland isn't as dusty as my wheelbarrow.
Okay - Fun Monday will Resume its Regular Programming on Monday June 4th....
And on June 4th - I will be asking everyone to show me their "CRAFTY SIDE"....let us see something you've made - it can be ANYTHING - a table you made from 8th grade Shop class to your most recent burnt pot roast or lopsided knitted sweater. WHATEVER - just let it be your handiwork.
The choice for my Weekly Delight comes from the Birdchick Blog. She is a delightful read for any bird or nature lover. Her story about an Osprey Nest Surprise is quite astounding although a little sad. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
OH! I just realized too that this was my 400th post! WOW! Time sure flies when I'm having fun blogging.
and DOUBLE OH - I am once again host of next week's FUN MONDAY - Stay tuned to find out what the assignment will be..............HOWEVER, considering it is Memorial Day in America - I am willing to take a Fun Monday Break and re-start up on Monday, June 4th. Let me know by email karhix at yahoo dot com or in the comments what you think of this idea....
Nikki asked us to write a short poem with illustration. In the past I have hinted that I am a writer. I would just like to say that I have NEVER admitted to being a poet. So, without further ado - here it is.
AN ODE TO LYLA
Agates sat on her windowsill a few were see-through in quaint shades of orange, brown, and a light peachy hue.
The rocks matched her kitchen and the painted cupboard doors even the design of the ugly carpeted kitchen floors.
I’d watch her cut up apples for me to have for the horse. But we’d never tell grandpa he’d dislike that of course.
She’d smile and laugh at the things that I said. but never showed anger or said words that I’d dread.
Oh the trips that we took with me by her side. All the sights we did see and me along for the ride
and Alaska, to the top of Hurricane Ridge
Ohio and South
America and even the Sequim Bridge.
We chatted of places and people and sights she did see while I’d sing silly songs for her.. .Oh so merrily.
Then the beach and sand called her and we’d race to the shore to look for more treasures amidst the oceans great roar.
We’d search for an hour or more with good will, for those agates and seashells to bring home for her sill.
(illustration by Jammin' May 20, 2007 Lyla, my paternal grandmother passed away on May 17, 2007. She died from Alzheimers. I can only wish she remembered these things in the end)