Friday, February 10, 2012

Random Fun Friday!

So Brandy over at Momwich was kind enough to tag me in a fun questions meme. And since I love revealing useless information about myself (truly, I do—that wasn't sarcasm), I thought I'd participate. Just this once!

Here are 11 random facts about me:

My beautiful arch-nemesis: grass.
1. I have lots of allergies. Tons. Ten kinds of trees, mold, dust, several grain pollens. The worst one is grass. My tongue swells up and everything. Summer is a harbinger of doom. I hate it when people mow their lawns. The smell of freshly cut grass kind of smells like death.

2. I don't like loud music. I never have. I was the eight-year-old who covered my ears and yelled, "Turn it down!" when my sister cranked up the radio in the car. And I'm still like that. Good thing I married an electric guitarist.
    3. I've seen every episode of That's So Raven. You know you love it.
      4. I love boating. There's something about being out on the water that I just adore. I only get to go maybe once a year, though. My husband took me sailing for our anniversary last year! So cool!

      I totally made these cupcakes!
      5. I'm a great baker. I'd never done it until I got married and received a Kitchen-Aid mixer as a wedding gift. Now I can make everything! Cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, fresh artisan bread, galettes. It's wonderful!
        6. I don't really like wine. I've tried. I end up with the super sweet stuff every time. I'll never be a wine aficionado. *sigh*
          7. My favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon. Yes, I have a favorite punctuation mark. Don't you?

          My husband and me in Heaven. I mean, Virginia.
          8. I'd like to live in Virginia. I'm pretty sure it's the doorstep to Heaven.  

          9. I serve in the drama ministry at my church. I act, I write, I direct. We have lots of very talented actors, so the next time one of those Christian movies is looking for someone who can actually act, perhaps they should call us up!

          10. I can't watch people brush their teeth. Not in real life, not in movies or on TV. It's like—I don't know—nails on a chalkboard to me. I don't know why. It's torture trying to help my son brush his teeth. My husband has to do it.

          11. My favorite smoothie flavor is peach raspberry. Twist: I don't really like raspberries all that much. I really like the texture of the seeds in the smoothie, though.

            And now to answer the questions that Momwich created for me:

            1. What word do you find you often spell incorrectly? Occasion. I really rely on spell check for that one. 

            Getting married at 25 wasn't so bad!
            2. Is it better to get married when you’re younger or wait until you’re older? Hmm. I got married when I was 25, and I look at other 25-year-olds and think, "Wow, was I really ready for marriage at that age? They seem so young!" I wouldn't have gotten married any younger than that, for sure. I had to figure out who I was before I was ready to marry someone else, and I wouldn't have been ready before then. 

            3. Earrings, Bracelets/Watch or Necklace – which one is always on, no matter what? Umm—none of the above? I'm not good at remembering to wear jewelry. I remember earrings most of the time, I guess. And my wedding rings. Most days. 

            4. The job you never want to have? Teaching has kind of scarred me. Not sure I'll do that again.

            5. Your Favorite Charity? The Human Fund. No, no. I'm not sure I have a single charity that's my favorite. I really enjoy supporting our friends who are missionaries, and I love the little girl we sponsor through Compassion International. ByTavi is another one I really like!  

            6. One website you visit every day? Facebook. I wish I didn't. 

            7. The hardest period in your life? The time between college and getting married. I had so much financial trouble, and I struggled a lot personally. And I felt very alone. It was rough.

            8. Dog or Cat? Why? Neither, at this point. I've always preferred dogs, but right now they seem kind of high maintenance. We have a fish. Named Toto.

            My kiddo!
            9. Tennis Shoes or High Heels – and what are the favorite pair? I have a pair of black boots that don't have a high heel—they're really wedges. Easy on my back, but give the lifted appearance of heels. 

            10. The closest thing to you that is red? A puzzle book on my nightstand. I love logic puzzles!

            11. One Fool Proof Way to Cheer You Up? Going to the movies. Even by myself. Or sometimes I do a little retail therapy, but no clothes shopping. Hugs and smooches from my kiddo are also welcome!

            Now, I'm not much of a tagger. But this was certainly a fun meme! If you'd like to participate, here's your list of questions (in addition to your eleven random facts about yourself). Just link back to me and Tweet me @LazyChristian so I know you answered them! And include pictures!

            1. How'd you come up with the name of your blog?
            2. What would your perfect day consist of?
            3. What's something you're really good at that few people know about?
            4. What's one book you didn't read/like when you were young that you love now?
            5. Who is your go-to person when you've had a lousy day?
            6. Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?
            7. What's the most comfortable piece of clothing you own?
            8. Do you like to see movies in the theater? Why?
            9. How do you feel about being in large crowds?
            10. What's the most unusual food you've eaten?
            11. What's one piece of furniture in your house you wish you could get rid of and never see again?



            1. I so agree with number 2 on your first list, and I have so many allergies myself. Got married at 26, no younger definitely.

            2. I can agree with so many of your answers! Im glad you participated, it was dun getting to know you!

            3. The teeth brushing thing is so funny! How on earth did that start?

            4. Nice blog. If you like logic and word puzzles you might also like cryptic crosswords. I have done a series of posts explaining how to approach the clues - once you get into them they are fascinating. This was the first post in the series:


            I wrote the thing. You read the thing. Don't be too lazy to comment!