Sunday, June 24, 2007

I'm it.

Not as in the shiznit "it" but I'm "it". I've been tagged by Ms. Jane Bingler world renowned blogger and fellow North American (Canadian)-turned-cloggie. I was never a very fast runner and base always seemed to escape me.

I actually really liked this tag (so I didn't pretend that I didn't see it) and enjoyed reading her answers. Even moreso I enjoy the fact that I can blog and not have to think up something all on my own!

If I've tagged you (see bottom of this post) please 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:
Always a Work in Progress!
Mummy Musings
Musings from the Boob Juice Factory
See Jayne Blog
Weighing in with my .02

What were you doing 10 years ago? In 1997 I believe (and my memory is a little fuzzy, more then likely due to heavy drinking) I was working either as doing drug testing for a company out of Kansas (I was a pee collector, literally... men peed in a cup and handed it to me... it paid well. obviously.) or I was working as an "inventory specialist" which meant I was crawling around Wal-Mart with a big calculator strapped around my waist punching in numbers like Queen Nerd of Nerdville. Either way I had either just been dumped or should be getting ready to be dumped. I was desperate to make money to pay off my Ford Probe that I just HAD to buy brand new when I was 17 (almost 18) which was crapping out on me and not worth near the amount I still owed on it. I was accruing large amounts of credit card debt out and oblivious to the financial road of hell that I was paving for myself. Boy was I smart!

What were you doing 1 year ago? I was in the USA having an awesome, super, wonderful, hot vacation in the midwest! I had just helped my niece Kamryn celebrate her 6th birthday. Marco and I went to his first ever Cardinals baseball game with my brother and his (now) wife Jill. I believe we took Kamryn and her big sister Ryleigh to a water park where Ryleigh swears I almost let her drown. Kids... they can be sooooo dramatic. She was barely under for a minute before I grabbed her. Geesh!

Five Snacks You Enjoy
1.) Is chocolate a snack or a meal? I get that confused sometimes.
2.) frozen seedless grapes (the best snack ever! Highly recommend them)
3.) ice cream, pretty much any flavor
4.) these cocoa powdered truffles that this one specific bakery in the city makes. to.die.for.
5.) fruit in general, I like it all and since I am trying to lose weight it's a good snack for me.

Five Songs That You Know All The Lyrics To
1.) "Stay" by Lisa Loeb
2.) "Me and Julio Down by the School Yard" Simon and Garfunkel
3.) "Fancy" Reba McIntyre (sorry if I butchered her name)
4.) "Parent's Just Don't Understand" Dj Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
5.) "Things that Make you go HMMMM" C&C Music Factory

Five Things You Would Do If You Were a Millionaire (I'm assuming by millionaire we mean multi-millions)
1.) Buy a home here in Amsterdam and one in Illinois
2.) quit my job and start writing a book and finding a publisher
3.) share with our families
4.) I want to set up a college scholarship and call it the "Joe Average" scholarship. It would be for kids who aren't necessarily in the top ten of their class but still did well and have potential. It would be for kids who parents aren't well off enough to pay for their schooling but yet aren't poor enough to receiving funds. I want to help those kids who are somewhere stuck in the middle, like I was.
5.) Set up a foundation to help infertile couples whose insurance won't cover fertility medications but still deserve to be parents.

Five Bad Habits
1.) My dirty rotten %$!##@$ language. I clean it up for my blog for the most part but the F-bomb is one of my favorite and frequently used words. It's so classy isn't it?
2.) Biting my nails (and leaving little nail presents for Marco to find later)
3.) Knowing when to give advice and when to just listen. I often times say immediately what is on my mind before thinking of the aftermath.
4.) Waiting for things in life to "slow down" before getting on with things I really want to do, like write a book or two. Life just never slows down!
5.) Not putting enough time or energy into my Dutch language. I'm pretty lazy with it.

Five Things You Like To Do
1.) Write! In my blog, some poems, some trash, some rants, on message boards... I just like to write and hear myself "speak". I'm conceited like that.
2.) Hang out with Marco and Scooter, just the three of us playing ball and day dream about what we really want to be doing.
3.) Spending time with Alexandra, Theodore and ZC's in Hoorn. They are totally fun people, easy to be around and just a great time no matter what we're doing.
4.) playing BINGO with Keith and Josh. Actually pretty much doing anything with Keith and Josh and TJ. Like the above mentioned crew, we can have fun doing absolutely nothing.
5.) Shopping, especially with my mom (and Marco) (well and Liz too) (oh and with Keith and Josh) (oh and alone) (oh and online shopping is fun) (oh and with my sister and her kids). I likes me some shoppin!

Five Things You Would Never Wear Again
1.) Mall bangs
2.) Purple shorts with a purple shirt making me look like Grape Ape. (actually any one solid color making me look like I have on a onsie)
3.) Braids in my hair. I just can't pull them off
4.) Shoes that make my feet hurt (HAHA yeah right! I'd have to walk are barefoot for the rest of my life).
5.) Blue eyeshadow and banana clips, nuff said.

Five Favorite Toys
1.) my computer
2.) play-do is still the ultimate toy ever! Love it!
3.) Etch-a-sketch
4.) my jelly belly baby doll
5.) ***BEEP*** this answer has been removed due to racy hot loving spicy adult content. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. ***BEEP***

I am tagging:
1) CCC less of me (she'll have some interesting answers, don't miss it!)
2) A Girl Worth Losing (even though I don't think she answered my last tag I'm sure she'll answer this one)(I love guilt trips!)
3) Keith and Josh at
(ok so they don't have a blog but God can you start one already?)
4)Ellen at (she pimps out my blog so I should return the favor, no? Plus she's a great read!)
5)Kimberly at (I've not tagged her before so I'm interested to hear what she has to say!)


Jayne said...

Glad I got ya! Great answers. BTW, I'm Canadian not American but I'm flattered that you think I am!

Keith and Josh said...

Geez, do you think you could stop swinging from Lisa Loeb's nuts already? Speaking of which, shouldn't you have added your oversized Lisa Loeb T-shirt to the list of items you should never wear again?

***CCC*** said...

Oh my gosh! You tagged me from a bazillion miles away while I was in Hawaii...

I promise, I promise. I'll play...just give me a sec or two ;)