Monday, December 15, 2008


Carrie (I’d link her blog, but since its private you wouldn’t be able to read it anyway . . .) tagged me weeks ago – and I’m finally getting around to completing the tag. It took me awhile to come up with stuff. I also changed it up a bit – hope that is ok!

7 things I can do:

1. I can do a backwards dive off of the diving board.
2. I can crochet – and I actually like it. I learned at a youth activity in high school, and I’ve made several Afghans since. Totally relaxing hobby, although I rarely have time for it now.
3. I can sing alto and harmonize. I also play the guitar and piano (sort of – since I never practice). There was a time when I was really good.
4. I can lead music well. My piano teacher taught me how to lead music when I was only 7 or 8. Its actually natural to me, and I can tell the timing on a song that I’ve never seen the sheet music to. I’ve lead the congregational singing in church (started when I was 14), lead the children’s singing at church, and I’ve even lead some choirs. Who knew marathon mom was musical?
5. I can ski – snow and water. And I love it. I’m not very good at either one though, but I still have fun.
6. I can do most things with either my left or my right hand – I’m ambidextrous.
7. I can bargain shop for hours. I rarely pay full-price for anything. I have a knack for finding good deals and I love it. Right now I’m wearing some Big Star jeans that I found for $40, and they’re so cute!

7 things I cannot do:

1. I cannot whistle – there was a time in my life when I could whistle. Then I got braces, and I lost the ability.
2. I have absolutely no artistic talent. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Its pretty sad, considering the fact that I have so many artistic family members.
3. I cannot speak foreign languages. For some reason, I have a huge hang-up when it comes to trying to learn a language – I can’t even correctly pronounce the words. I can read and understand that way, but when it comes to speaking I’m lost. I don’t think I could ever live in a foreign country.
4. I cannot lose weight for the life of me. Believe me – I’ve tried. The scale just doesn’t want to budge. I think I’m ready for drastic action.
5. I cannot throw a ball – ok, I suppose technically I can throw a ball, but I do it like a frreakin’ girl. It embarrasses my jock-husband. Apparently I look “re-todd-did” when I try. He’s asked me not to try anymore.
6. I cannot go without sleep. I need a good 7-8 hours a night to function.
7. I cannot cook. I’m a terrible cook, and almost anything I try to make ends up disgusting. My husband can’t even try to eat it. I wish I could be better, so that my family could have some yummier meals. Oh well – at least there’s Café Rio to do it for me.

7 totally random facts about me:

1. I’ve flown a small airplane over the skies of Utah County. I had a boyfriend who had a small plane. He took me on a date once, and let me take the controls of the plane. It was one of the most amazing moments of my life.
2. I’m afraid of deep water. I had a slightly scary experience while fly fishing in the Madison River in Montana. Ever since, I’ve been terrified of large bodies of water.
3. I’m also terrified of heights – like seriously freaked. I get dizzy leaning over a balcony. I’ll subconsciously pick at a hangnail till it bleeds, or bite my lip until I get a sore. Its my least attractive trait.
4. I bite my fingernails and pick at my skin. It’s a terrible habit. I’ve noticed that G does it too.
5. I hate talking on the phone, and avoid it at all costs. I’m sure people think that I don’t like them – I just don’t like talking on the phone.
6. I don’t make friends with women very easily. For some reason, I’ve always related to men easier than women. I have a few really good girl friends, but for the most part, most of my female friends are more like acquaintances. Its been difficult since I’ve gotten married, because it is no longer appropriate for me to hang out with “the guys”. Expect when my hubby has friends over.
7. I am allergic to almost everything. It makes life interesting. A few years ago, I was a youth advisor at church. We had a slumber party with the girls at one of the other leaders’ houses. I was so allergic to her cats that I ended up in the ER the next morning. Good times. (yes, I do have a cat)

7 foods I love:

1. Salad – I know that sounds like a cop-out – I’m sure my readers are thinking that no one really loves salad. But I do. I could eat it every single day.
2. Dill pickles – another totally strange one, I know. But some days I crave them – and so does Bryn apparently. The other day at the store, she cried until I bought her pickles.
3. Apple deserts – it doesn’t matter what it is. If there is apples in it, I have no will-power
4. Pumpkin – along with the apple stuff. If there is pumpkin in it, I’m powerless to resist.
5. Café Rio – I love, love, love anything from that place – especially the salad. I know I’ve already claimed salad as #1, but this seriously deserves a category all its own.
6. Grapefruit. I love me some ruby red grapefruit. I actually eat it like a giant orange. Mmmm. I’m getting hungry.
7. Chocolate chip cookies – especially Paradise Bakery cookies. I have no weakness to those either.


Julia said...

This was great! I can't believe you flew a plane and I never pictured you afraid of deep water since you water ski.

I love salad and could eat it everyday. I don't really like lettuce though. I'll do a few courtesy lettuce pieces, but it is all the other stuff I like the best. I eat tomatoes everyday!

If you want to give in to all cravings and just gorge yourself on some amazing cookies, go to Ben's Cookies of Oxford in the gateway. They come in these huge tins and are SOOOO amazing. I think I've just figured out my santa present.

devri said...

Great list, except for the dill pickles... but whatevah floats your boat!!!;0)

carrie said...

I'm so excited you did your tag!! I loved reading it! I even called Jason in here to read it... I was laughing so hard at the "re.todd.did" thing. You are seriously SO funny. Anyway, we have TONS in common. I, too, love apple desserts and anything with pumpkin. In fact, with my "diet"...those two things are things I constantly crave. Not cheeseburgers... Not french fries.... APPLE PIE, etc. In fact, Jon Frampton made the best dutch apple pie for me after Thanksgiving, and it was seriously so yummy. I considered Thanksgiving dinner a whole I practically ate the whole thing myself. I need to get the recipe and I'll make you one, too! :o) I, too, hate deep water...even though I love the beach. I just don't (and won't) swim far out in the ocean. It scares the crap out of me. I can't lean over balconies, either. In fact, it was literally making me sick when my friends would lean over the edge of our suite at the show we went to last week. I'm a big whimp when it comes to stuff like that. You have to be a daredevel to fly a plane though... I am way too much of a scardey cat to ever do that. :o) I relate to you with the female friend thing. In school, my favorite friends were always guys. There was so much less drama with them. I can't imagine you having a hard time making friends though. I just told Jason that I think you're so great...and we NEED to plan our get together. :o) We'll have to do it after the holidays when everything slows down. This time of year drives me crazy, sorry to say. We'll have to get together for lunch sometime and have a good salad. :o) OH....I'm going to bust you on a LIE!! YOU ARE TOO A GOOD COOK!! I totally remember being pregnant and you guys invited Jason and I over to dinner once. I couldn't go, 'cause I could NOT stop throwing up....but Jason brought me home a DELICIOUS plate. The meat was so yummy and I think it was a Caesar salad, too, which I loved. I remember being SO grateful I could eat it. :o) You're too hard on yourself. Anyway, I'm writing a novel. Sorry.... One more thing: The phone. I totally agree with you. I used to practiclaly LIVE to talk on the phone (ha ha)...and now I can't do it. It seems my world around me falls apart when I get on the phone, if you know what I mean. OK...I'm seriously done! Have a good day!! :o)

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Christie said...

I'm loving the comments. I"m totally afraid of deep water - there are times waterskiing when I fall, and I'm waiting for the boat to pick me up that I seriously have a panic attack. I love skiing as long as I'm actually skiing :)

And Carrie - I don't specially remember that meal, but if there was meat, then Ben cooked it, and if there was Ceasar salad, then it came from a bag ;). But thanks for remembering.

Kristine said...

Where did you find your Big Stars for $40? I am totally afraid of bodies of water too. My nightmares often include huge waves and trying to rescue my kids :( I love all the same foods as you except the apple dishes. Bla. I do not like cooked soggy apples. But Logan does! So this boyfriend of yours who took you flying, was his name Mark? I want on a similar date once - it was beautiful and amazing!

Lynita said...

I love that Ben has asked you not to try to throw a ball anymore! You are good a plenty of other things, you can't win em all! Ryan is always making fun of my aim, until I nail him in the face or "other place" with something. I usually pretend that I meant to throw it somewhere else. Don't tell him that I just need a warm up toss and then my aim is wicked good! LOL!