Sunday, February 24, 2008

I guess I've put this off long enough...

Rules:
1. Answer the questions
2. Tag 3 others and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

Questions:

10 years ago . . .
I was nineteen. I had sent Aaron Charter off on his mission and was dating Jared Baber who I also sent on his mission. I had graduated and was attending Bowling Green State University where I was expanding my horizions by taking classes like Ice skating, Raquetball, Ballroom dancing, Bowling, Water aerobics, and Military tactics (Bet you didn't know I was so athletic)

5 things on my list of things to do today . . .

1. Work on stuff for Porters LEGO birthday party
2. Get quarters so I can wash my sheets that Bennett POOPED all over (big time blow out)
3. Treadmill (I wish just thinking about it burned calories)
4. Make Porters Birthday dinner (corndogs, mac and cheese, carrots, and chicken nuggets - I might try to lea
5. Cry because my baby is 5 years old (I can't believe it)

snacks I enjoy . . .

Where to start- Oreos & Milk, Reeses cups, pizza (does that count as a snack or a meal), Ice cream Friendlys black raspberry (anytime my mom sees my bowl of ice cream she asks "is that a snack or a meal?")cinnamon rolls, Oh man I've got to stop, I'm making myself hungry.

3 bad habits . . .

1. Thinking hateful thoughts towards my husband
2. Being impatient with my slow weight loss progress (and complaining about my body size and shape)
3. Using my devil voice to frighten the kids

5 places I've lived . . .

Germany
Killene, Texas
West Lafayette, Indiana
Philadelphia, Pa
Rexburg, Id


5 jobs I've had . . .

1. Secretary at a law firm (Twyman, Nelson, Tinbrink, Harms, and Sharp was the name of the firm, and everyone would say "thats a mouthful" when I answered the phone)
2. Quality Asurance at Greenline (a green bean factory, the perk was I got to eat all those delicious raw green beans))
3. Early morning janitor at BYU Idaho (zzzzz The only job I could do while wearing my P.J.s)
4. Decaler at Wabash (I loved putting those stickers on them trailers)
5. Mother (don't get me started, here come those hateful thoughts again)

5 things you don't know about me . . .
1. I have a bad habit of judging people who look like they have it all together (I just don't like them)
2. My secret ambition is to recieve 10 comments on a blog I post
3. My favorite bra is held together with dental floss
4. Sometimes when I sing I like to pretend I'm a contestant on American Idol
5. It's taken me about three hours to get this blog written (I feel an incredible amount of pressure to make mine as funny as Casey's and we all know that's impossible)



What if I suddenly had a million dollars . . .

I would find a way to hide it from Casey so he couldn't think of any hairbrained ways to spend it (Like he's doing with our tax return) then sporadically I would claim to have won X amount on the raido just as we happen to need X amount for something we never would have thought to budget for. I'd also claim to have won a house that just happens to be located on the Porter compound but the catch is you have to live in the house for at least 5 years in order to recieve your prize (who could pass that up?)

3 Ways I help the Environment...

1. I no longer take paper or plastic at the grocery or walmart, but instead bring my own super Heavy duty awesome tarpauline IKEA bags which only cost us 50cents (I especially love it when the check out girl sees my huge IKEA bag with two gallons of milk, 3 jugs of juice, and other random canned foods in it and says "good luck carrying that big bag in the house").

2. I try to cook vegetarian 1-2 nights a week thus decreasing my carbon footprint

3. I listen to Jack Johnson, he's environmental right? (does that count)


I'm tagging anyone who wants to spend forever trying to fish the answers to these questions out of their heads. If you've ever thought "I wish someone would tag me so I could participate in this fun game" this is for you. And be honest i'm sure someone out there is dying to do this. And if you do it you have to leave me a comment telling me you did.

11 comments:

Sarah Harward said...

It cracks me up that you said that listening to Jack Johnson helps the environment! You're so funny!!

Willie said...

Amanda I think that your post was way funnier than Casey's. Especially the think bad thoughts part, that was quite revealing. Anyway, I am going to repent and do a better job at commenting from now on. Hope you hit your 10.

leigh said...

a few things . . .

I'm totally with you on the weigh loss. Wouldn't it be nice to live in the Jetson age and just get some machine to give you the body you want in 3 seconds?

those people who look like they have it all together DON'T. They just don't let everyone know all the bad things about them. (I'm positive about this because I had a similar conversation with my the best stake pres. in the world about it.)

I love it that you have to hide the million from casey (I would have to do the same thing). Isn't it great, sharing money?

AND you'll get your 10 comments. (hopefully on this post!)

The Family said...

Hey, just doing my part at helping you get to 10. This was fun to read. Good idea about hiding the money. Maybe I should just tell Doug we didn't get anything back from our taxes. Well, that actually may be the truth. :) I'm with you on your baby turning 5, I'm dreading the next 3 months until my baby turns 5. Oh, to keep them young forever.

Casey said...

I still think your floss bra is hilarious, to bad everyone can't see it.

Jamie said...

Amanda,
I loved this entry and think you're pretty funny. Its nice to know that you have a bra held together with dental floss. Why? I'm not really sure but it makes me like you more.
Its also nice that you would admit to your hateful thoughts of Casey--not everyone would admit it.

Casey said...

I think those hateful thoughts arise from dealing with 3 tazmanian devils all day long and that you don't get any quiet time unlike your husband who gets at least 2 hours a day during commute.

Nicole said...

Amanda-
I think willie has a crush on you or something, he is always trying to think of ways to impress you on the blog. Also I am glad to know you have dental floss in your house to use to hold your bra together, my question is do you also use it to clean in between your teeth? Come on I had to ask, I havn't asked anybody that for two weeks.

Peggy and Jeff said...

Amanda, I love learning about all your deep dark secrets that have to do with dental floss and hateful thoughts...you would think knowing the Elmer family that nobody has it all together! And if you had a million dollars wouldn't you want two houses--one near the Porter compound and the other near the Elmer compound? Okay don't answer that one! Hope you get ten comments!

Elaine said...

Yeah!Your awesome friend is the tenth commentor! I think you are way funny! I felt like I was reading about me when I read your tag, espcially the part about evil thoughts:-) No evil thoughts right now though, your'e great!

Nicole said...

I am so proud of you for flossing, but three times a day? that is just crazy, not bad, but crazy dedication. Also Listerine is the best non prescription mouthwash there is. It actually is really good to use, i wouldn't use it three times a day because it tends to slough the top layer of your cheek skin.