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Friday, December 2, 2011

8 Things

Upon a friend's suggestion, here are a few things about me that you may or may not know:
(There are only 8 because I'm in a bit of a hurry.)

1. My toenails are always painted and usually they are a dark pink or purple shade.

2. I don't like much fish but I do like tuna.  Only FRESH tuna steaks and not from a can or a pouch, though.  I guess I'm a tuna snob.  Sorry, Charlie.  ;)

3. My Wii controllers live in a crystal bowl wedding present.

4. I learned the word "matryoshka" (nesting dolls you see especially at Christmas) from a then 2-year-old Biz.  Yes, a toddler's vocabulary was stronger than mine.

5. I went on a 4-country tour of Europe in 10 days the summer after I graduated highschool.  It was better than I dreamed it would be, and I did a LOT of dreaming.
I have almost no decent photographs and my only souvenir is a now-broken ornament but I have no regrets about that trip.

6. When I was a little kid I laid on the couch and dropped a very fine chain necklace down my nose and nasal passages.  My mom found one tiny link exposed and managed to use tweezers to extract the entire necklace.

7. Of the many types of chocolate I enjoy, I believe the one that makes me the happiest to eat is none other than the hard-working Snickers Nutcracker, available only at Christmastime.  The chocolate-to-Snickers ratio combined with a handlebar mustache is too much to resist.  He tastes best after marinating in a Christmas stocking.

8. Toward the end of my healthy-eating BigBoy pregnancy (seriously, I was quite healthy) I took to dipping frosted strawberry poptarts in cherry koolaid... yum.   I'm lucky he doesn't have 12 toes.

So, that's it for today.  It is my 30th Birthday and I have to get moving and enjoy it before it's over!  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  I know I will!


shelley said...

How interesting! I knew two(toenails & Wii) I hope you had a happy day. We will call tomorrow. Love the pics. Babycakes has a tight grip on Bigboy's ear!!!

Daddy said...

Oh, Mama and I know way more than that about you. All that matters in the end is that we love you. Happy 30th Birthday and I hope you have at least 70 more. By the way, thanks for being our practice child, you were first you know! :)

Jana said...

omgoodness!! I feel terrible that I missed your birthday!! Happy Belated birthday my friend!! I hope you had a great day/weekend!!

Alesia said...

Love this post!!! Didn't know many of these things other than the trip to Europe!! Jesse, too, has very few photos or "things" from that trip, but he had a blast!! He was suppoed to get himself a coo-coo clock and ended up bringing ME three dolls!! :) That was sweet of him!

Melissa said...

Yeah, thanks for telling about the Snickers Nutcrackers. Had never had one before your post, and you are right - I think they are even better than a regular Snickers bar in relation to the chocolate-nougat ratio :)
BTW, where is WW Wednesday???? ;P

Jana said...

Wheeeere arrrrre yoooouuuu??
Hope everything is ok!!