Monday, March 17, 2008

Meme Monday

You asked for it. I didn't want to do it, but you left me no choice. You crazy people out there keep tagging me for memes. I have done so many of these flipping things that I am running out of things to say about me. TRUST ME. I am not that interesting. But, I will oblige and play along. Although, I AM NOT following the rules. I will not tag anyone else and I will not tell you the RULES of each meme. Why? Because I don't like being told what to do.

Jamie from Choosing My Own tagged me for the purse meme. This is what is in my purse. Most of it I knew about, but there were some surprises.

I wore my brown boots last night so I wore this brown purse to go with them.

In the first zipper section we have some photos, coupons, receipts, my wallet, and my checkbook. No big surprises there.
The second zipper section we have my cell phone, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, makeup, contact lens case, crossed off grocery list, Elmo band-aid, nail file, nail clipper, a pill case (Excedrin, Ibuprofin, and allergy pills), dental floss, gum, pens, a stain remover, pads, a tampon, and for some reason tortilla chip crumbs (????). Okay.
Middle zipper has my sunglasses, a hair clip, and a hair band. I don't know how my hat fit in there.
This is where it gets weird. I mean, I love sausage sticks as much as the next person, but why are they in my purse? And, how did they fit in there?And, a gallon of milk? I must have been thirsty from the sausage sticks. No wonder why my purse always feels so freaking heavy.
Yes, odd indeed. Well, who doesn't love oranges in all their sweet, juicy glory? Can you blame me?
So there you have it. The contents of my purse. I guess my purse is bigger than it looks. Note to self: Must remember to clean purse out more often.

Next, I was tagged by Krissy at Firecracker Mom and Elaine at The Miss Elaine-ous Life for the middle name meme. My middle name is Mary. Yes, I know. I'm very Catholic.
M- Met hubby on the 4th of July (one of my FAVORITE holidays) at a party. I, literally, saw fireworks the day we met.
A- Awoke way too early this morning.
R- Reading "Love in the Time of Cholera" right now.
Y- Yodels in the shower. Not really, but I couldn't think of anything else that starts with a Y.

Keeping it moving now...
I was tagged by Chrissy at Tales From The Carpool Lane for the 6 quirky things meme.

1- When we were first married I refused to pee in front of my hubby. I would not do it. I would hold my pee until my bladder exploded if I had to, but I would not relieve myself in front of him. No way. Then, when I was in labor with Joey, Todd watched me crap all over the delivery room table and a tiny human being squirted out of my body. After that I figured, "Oh, what the hell."

2- I am coo-coo for cocoa puffs when it comes to setting an alarm clock. It really used to freak Todd out. I had two alarm clocks. One was a regular, plug in the wall, alarm clock with red numbers. I would set that clock for approximately 9 minutes before I had to get up. Then, I would flip the alarm setting to ON, and check the time again. Then check it again. And again. And then again. Check. Check. Check-check-check. Then I would set another battery operated alarm clock across the room to go off approximately a half an hour after the first alarm clock sounded. I would turn the alarm setting to ON, and check the time again. Then check it again. And again. And then again. Check. Check. Check-a-dee, check, check, check. Finally, I would crawl into bed and lay my head on my pillow. My arm would reach out from under the covers and check, check, check-check-check again. It drove Todd nuts. Obviously. But ask me how many times I was late for work. NEVER. So there! Luckily, I don't have to set an alarm clock anymore, and Todd won't even allow the clock on my side of the bed.
3- One of my favorite words is tomfoolery. HAHAHA!!!! It always makes me laugh.
4- My least favorite word is moist. It just sounds disgusting. Ugh.
5- I love writing, but my spelling is atrocious, and my punctuation is all over the place. Sometimes, I am so far off on the spelling of a word that spell check doesn't even know what I am trying to write. It's pretty bad. I'm sure you have also noticed that I use far too many exclamation marks. I use them all the time. Commas, too. It used to drive my writing professor crazy. I like to add commas where I want a pause in the sentence. I know this is incorrect, and unnecessary, but I want people to read my writing the way I hear it in my head. I'm sure I probably drive all of you writing teachers mad. Sorry.
6- I know I have already written about the fact that I eat all veggies raw but none of them cooked. I know that is strange. But even stranger is the fact that I will not eat cooked corn, but I love, love, LOVE corn on the cob. I know, I know. Cu-CKOO!!
Yep. That settles it. I'm officially nuts-o. Thanks, Chrissy.
Alrighty. Last but not least the Crazy Eights meme passed to me by Wright at I Gotta Theory About That.
8 Things I'm Passionate About
1- God
2- My family
3- My friends
4- Running
5- Singing
6- Dancing
7- Having Fun
8- Finishing this post
8 Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1- Take 3 months to travel with my hubby from the tippy-top of Italy to the bottom.
2- Have another baby.
3- Go back to school.
4- Learn to play piano.
5- Have Todd and the boys see me in a musical.
6- Watch my children grow up.
7- Watch my grandchildren grow up.
8- Finish this post.
8 Things I Often Say
1- "Ben, don't touch."
2- "Joey, don't hit."
3- "Tommy, stop whining."
4- "Say, 'excuse me'."
5- "If you sleep like good boys we can..."
6- "Hurry up, we're gonna be late!"
7- "No."
8- "I love you."
8 Books I've Recently Read
1- Currently reading "Love In The Time Of Cholera"
2- Shopaholic and Sister
3- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
4- Amazing Grace for Moms
5- Action Rescue Vehicles!
6- Little Earthquakes
7- Belly Laughs and Baby Laughs
8- Many, many books having to do with trucks, dinosaurs, and/or animals.
8 Song I Could Listen To Over And Over
1- Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
2- With You- Chris Brown
3- Stronger- Kayne West
4- Loose My Mind (Up In Here)- DMX
5- You Don't Know Me- Michael Buble
6- By Your Side- Sade
7- Whenever You Call- Mariah Carey & Brian McKnight
8- Smile- Nat King Cole
8 Qualities That I Look For In My Friends
1- Sense of humor
2- Fun
3- Intelligent
4- Kind
5- Loyal
6- Trustworthy
7- Honest
8- Real
That's it? I'm done???? Oh, thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!
Is anyone still here? Are you still reading? If so, I will have a little present for you for staying with me through this whole flipping meme post. A little bit of fun for St. Patty's Day that was passed to me by Jewelgirl. Now I'm passing it to you. I hope you get lucky. Errr. I mean. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Amy said...

CRACK ME UP! With your gallon of milk in your purse, you funny girl!

Kellan said...

You got pretty caught up on your tags - wow! I used to do the 2 clock thing too - when I worked and couldn't get up in the morning. Now I can get up with one - if I have too! The purse thing was funny - the milk - ACK! Hope you had a good weekend - see you soon. Kellan

Daryl E said...

You are a HOOT .. I just looked and I am missing my oranges .. I think we must have swapped bags..please keep them I already bought others

Family Adventure said...

Heh! Excellent way to do the memes.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Heidi :)

krissy said...

I love your hat....GREEN BAY PACKERS!

I loved your purse too!

It snowing here, 8 to 10inches....I am so sad right now!!!!

wright said...

Happy St. Patty's Day! Great memes - I loved learning some new quirky things about you.

Dawn said...

You are so funny and your good at making these memes very amusing to read. Have a great day.

Jenni said...

You must have a Mary Poppins bag!

Brittany said...

HA HA HA! I love the milk and oranges!! HA HA HA.

The UnMighty said...

For someone who hates "tags" you sure are willing to oblige.

Love your blog.

Elaine A. said...

Geez girl, you're popular! Thanks for doing my meme, among all the others!

That first one on the quirky things list had me laughing my butt off (sorry for the bad pun...)

Happy St. Pat's Day to you too!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Where can I get me a magical bag like that! You must be able to sneak all kinds of goodies into the movies :)

Mandy said...

Wow you may have tied me for crazy htings we carry in out purses!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Anonymous said...

Wow. In the event you are low on vitamins D or C, your purse is so able to comply! HAH

One of my most of things is "Say 'Excuse Me.'" too!

Erin Go Bragh dear.

Anonymous said...

Wow. In the event you are low on vitamins D or C, your purse is so able to comply! HAH

One of my most of things is "Say 'Excuse Me.'" too!

Erin Go Bragh dear.

Ashley said...

Nuh uh...I don't believe you. There is no way those oranges and milk fit too. :)

do you have shoulder problems?

imbeingheldhostage said...

OH MY GOSH. I am LOL-- so hard, there are tears. AND I HAVEN"T EVEN FINISHED READING. Holy cow, I am so glad you got tagged. ok, regaining composure (I think I woke the kids), so I will continue reading. Don't be surprised if I show up again. Holy cow.

david mcmahon said...

Aye, ``tomfoolery'' is a word I heard often when I was a kid!

Sandy C. said...

LOL! Loved your meme's :) I can relate to not peeing infront of hubby. I still won't....and I'm not sure why!

Bren said...

Hee! I love the sausage and milk in your purse! Hilarious!

Hey, do you like "Love in the Time of Cholera?" I have it on hold at the library.

just jamie said...

Okay smartie pants, thanks for playing along. I hope it wasn't too painful. I was going along with you on the sausage part, you know benefit of the doubt. But yes, you are truly hilarious. See, you need to stop being so clever or else EVERYone will tag you.

Great post! And the pooping out a baby part just about sent me into laughing convulsions. :)

Nissa said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Mary Poppins! :) Cute memes!

Kelly said...

If I ever get trapped on an elevator with a stranger, I hope their purse is as fully stocked as yours.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Kelly said...

If I ever get trapped on an elevator with a stranger, I hope their purse is as fully stocked as yours.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Tonya said...

The purse one was too funny! It was fun to learn a little I mean a lot more about you. And I love exclamation points too!

Nap Warden said...

You make me chuckle:)

Kristen said...

I love that you are the blog rebel and hate the "rules". :-)

Great job on your meme! Love the oranges and Milk. Maybe I should carry around that amount of snacks for my kids?

OHmommy said...

Sausage in your purse? LOL. That is why I like you so much. :)

Nice memes. Love the purse one and i already uploaded my pictures... now I have to get to writing it. :)

Golightly said...

LOL!!!! And you said you weren't interesting, ha!
You don't EVEN want to see my "purse"!
Glad you chose California oranges!

You're a girl after my own heart! I am the worst speller! Probably worst then you - I wouldn't have even attempted the word "atrocious"! And commas, and semi-colons, love them all. Although I did read a simple book once to help me with my punctuation woes. Eats Shoots and Leaves by Lynn Truss. I loved it. It helped, a little.

Also LOVE Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Anyway, have a great day!

Mary Beth said...

I love that you have a Mary Poppins purse - something to fix everything! Great take on the memes.

theflyingmum said...

When I read about your love of punctuation I got all warm and fuzzy because I TOO love the comma! (See, I wanted to put a comma up there right after the word "punctuation," because it just feels right, even though it's probably wrong.) Yes, I am a punctuation junkie.
Also, the purse meme had me laughing out loud! Reminds me of my work tote-bag. It really is that heavy.
And if you ever feel like doing another giveaway, I'd be willing to throw in a pretty paper covered journal. Just a thought.

girlymom said...

I think we have the same exact things in out purses! Same floss, gum, lipstick, cell phone, um trying to remember what else I saw in the pic, but it's mostly the same...funny!

Anonymous said...

Did you know that many woman (including me) have an aversion to the M word? Read all about it:

The Piano Wizard Queen said...

Hey, that must have been a very big purse to accommodate all the stuff you have in there! =) Anyway, I've read from your list that you want to learn piano. Well, you can start doing that by getting Piano Wizard. Piano Wizard is a music software that teaches how to play piano and read notes as well. Within a month of using Piano Wizard, you would be able to learn piano and by the time you reach the 4th level, you would be reading notes already. You can even learn to play virtually ANY song with Piano Wizard. For more information, please visit the Piano Wizard website. (BTW, I love the first song on your playlist! What's the title?)

Anonymous said...

The contents of your purse are too funny. :D

Lisa said...

You are a trip, Kathryn! Seriosly, you make me laugh!!!

I love the not peeing in front of your husband....all modesty is lost in childbirth, huh????

Fun read - thanks :)

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Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

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