Friday, January 23, 2009

16 Random facts about me

I was tagged to do this on Facebook, but I thought it was kinda neat so I thought I would post it on here as well.

1. My biggest vice would have to be warm chocolate chip cookies or brownies...I can't resist them
2.I have recently given up drinking soda (including diet sodas) in the hopes of becoming more healthy. I am 6 months soda free (except for one or two over the holidays)
3. I have always wanted to learn sign language and I am finally doing it.
4. I am terrified of losing one or the both of my parents. They had me later in life and I envy my older siblings for having more time with them.
5.When I was young my favorite color was neon green. I wore neon green favorite color is blue now, but it was neon green for a long time.
6. If I could pick one song to be banished from the airways forever it would be "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol. It just drives me nuts.
7.I can't stand carrots. I have made myself try them over and over again, but I can't trick myself into liking them.
8. I know people (friends,family or otherwise) that live in 14 different states.
9. I work at a plastic surgeons office and part of my job is taking the before and after photographs.
10.I have only had three boyfriends in my life, including my husband. I guess third time really is a charm.
11. I am seriously scared of snakes.
12. I was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, but I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. I have also lived in Salt Lake city, Utah, Tampa, Florida and now Los Alamitos, California.
13.I consistently break out into song. It is usually triggered by a word or phrase someone around me has just said. I get this from my mother who I remember doing this all the time at home.
14.I love playing games. Board games, video games...anything. I am competitive, but I try to keep that to myself.
15. My favorite singing in the car at the top of my lungs song is "stay" by Lisa Loeb
16.I am a list maker.....I write daily lists of the things I need to get done as well as things I need to buy. I can thank my parents for this habit. They used to tape a list of chores to my door growing up. Oh how I hated those lists. Now I can stop!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I have a strange fascination with serial killers. I don't remember exactly when it started, but I feel like I have always been interested in the way they think and what traumatic incident (if anything) happened that warped their minds into the cold creature that they have become.

I asked my mother to reserve a book for me one time at the library. when she had been notified of its arrival she went to pick it up but then came home empty handed. When I asked about the book she said the library made a mistake. They sent a book about serial killers! When I told her that was the book I wanted she made a face that showed her utter discussed for my choice in reading material and said "yuck!" If you want to read about that you can get it yourself!"

Ever since then I quietly wondered to myself if there was something wrong with me for being so curious about this topic. Thanks to the Showtime series, Dexter, I have learned that I am definitely not alone in my intrigue. The show is about Dexter Morgan, a blood splatter analyst that works for the Miami police department. He was adopted by a police officer that found him at a crime scene. Ever since he was young, Dexter had the urge to harm things. Like you hear about most serial killers he started off with animals. When his father caught on to this he tried to coach him on how to control those urges and just in case he couldn't, he wanted to teach him how not to get caught. His father taught him that human life has value, but there are those people out there that are just bad people and hurt people for no reason. Those people become Dexter's victims. Dexter has a "code" he lives by. He only kills those people that have hurt innocent people. I love this show because you get to watch him grow emotionally and have a constant internal struggle. Plus it keeps you on your toes because it can get pretty intense.

Kevin and I don't have Showtime. We caught the show when a few episodes were aired on regular cable. After that we were hooked. We went to Blockbuster and rented the first season. We would come home after work, eat dinner, and then watch a couple of episodes a night. We couldn't get enough. The next thing I know Kevin went out and bought the first and second season. Then I went to work and found out my co-worker was a fan of the show. I get online and see people talking about it on facebook. I even got a good friend of mine (and apparently his room mates) addicted to the series. The latest is that we got Kevin's mother watching the show and she has passed it around her neighborhood. It is safe to say that Dexter has become one of my favorite shows. It's not for everyone though, and that's ok. There is a good amount of cussing and of course violence. So if that offends you then you probably should stay away. For everyone else I would recommend renting it and seeing what you think.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mark your calendars

Ok so everyone knows about St. Patricks day, Veterans day, Earth day and even flag day, but there are several holidays that get completely over looked. Here is a list of real holidays that you may not have heard of:

Jan. 3rd-Festival of sleep day (ZZZ)
Jan. 4th- Trivia day (What was the name of Tori Spellings character on saved by the bell?)
Jan. 8th- Bubble bath day (Break out the scented candles)
Jan. 11th- Step in a puddle and splash your friend's day (And don't forget your booties cause it's cold outside!)
Jan. 14th- Dress up your pet day
Jan. 25th-Opposite day-(That's right does exist)
Feb. 8th-Fly a kite day (up to the highest height)
Feb. 11th- White t-shirt day
Feb. 13th-Get a different name day
Feb. 16th-Do a grouch a favor day
Feb. 20th-Hoodie Hoo day (Seriously, Look it up)
Feb. 26th-Tell a fairy tale day
Mar. 3rd- If pets had thumbs day
Mar. 20th- Extraterrestrial Abductions day (ET phone home)
April 7th- No house work day
April 11th- Eight track tape day
April 13th-Dyngus day (Always the monday after easter)
April 30th-Hairstyle appreciation day
May 3rd-Lumpy rug day
May 9th- Lost sock memorial day
May 14th- Dance like a chicken day (How funky is your chicken, How loose is your goose)
July 2nd- I forgot day (Wait, what was I saying)
July 5th- Build a scarecrow day
July 14th- National Nude day
July 20th-Ugly truck day
July 27th-Take your pants for a walk day
Aug. 10th-National S'mores day
Sept. 6th-Fight procrastination day (That's a great idea...I'll start tomorrow)
Sept. 19th-International talk like a pirate day
Oct. 11th -Starts pet peeve week
Oct. 21st-Count your buttons day
Nov. 4th- King tut day
Nov. 29th-Square dance day
Dec. 18th-Bake cookies day

Now go and mark your calendars so we can take full advantage of such awesome holidays!