Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Believe it Or Not

Hmm... wonder why I identify with this Momma cat?  LOL

I found this meme around the interwebs and thought it would be fun because it didn't require a lot of thought or skill.  Yeah, my brain is mush right now.

5 Little known things about me never mentioned in my blog:

1.     I dated a 'Mr. New Jersey' in my youth; he was an idiot.

2.     I had many problems with my mouth/teeth/oral surgery, which cumulated in me wearing braces for 18 months from right after my high school graduation at 17 1/2, to one week before my 19th birthday.

3.     I have been an anglo-phile (brit lover) since reading an Elizabeth I biography around age 10!  I then wrote to Queen Elizabeth II for her autograph, and was written back by a Lady in Waiting that she doesn't give them out.  I wrote her two more times afterward, somehow thinking that my subsequent pleas and devotion would change her mind... but she didn't! lol

4.     My Aunt Pat, my dad's sister, dated Tony Kubek, who was a Yankee rookie (1957) at the time, and foolishly broke up with him!  (well, of course, hindsight is 20/20... lol)

5.     I was certified in Senior Lifesaving from the Red Cross, and could have been a lifeguard, but never worked as one.  I also swam on our town swim team for two years, but I may have mentioned that before!

5 Guilty pleasures I indulge myself in

1.     Obviously, my coffee, and my Keurig single cup coffee maker.  Heavenly.  A fresh brewed individual cup each and every time!  Yummy!

        1a.     Starbucks Venti Vanilla Breve Latte, no foam.  
Of course, I maybe only get one a month, but I do love them and consider it a guilty pleasure.

2.     I like to play video games with kids sometimes, and sometimes without the kids!  I love playing Tetris and Uno on the Nintendo handheld that we own.

3.     New books.  I worry about germs on used books because of my rheumatoid arthritis/lupus, and the meds I take that suppress my immune system.  I love, love, love to read.  I like silly fun, vampire/magical fiction, drama/action/intrigue,  murder/mystery, historical fiction, biographies, and even non-fiction books about an array of topics, historical or science driven!

4.     <<sneaking a look around>>  I am not very materialistic, but I do love my Coach pocketbooks!  I have 5 or 6 real Coach bags, big and small (mostly small),  and a few knock offs.  However, I really treasure the real ones!  They are so durable and well made!  I will have them forever!  :-)

5.     Now, this one won't surprise you either... blogging!  Ya think?

Okay... now you all have to do lists in your blog.  It is easy and fun.  And, it will entertain me, your sick friend, so let me know when you do it, so I will not miss it.   Thank you!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming, while I grab a cup of coffee and put my footsies up!

be well,


lv2trnscrb said...

this was fun to read, I didn't know you were on a swim team,you might have mentioned that when I wasn't blogging; great exercise :)

Mr. New Jersey; I'm sure there's lots of stories in there

spring is approaching, hope it scatters the germs from you/your household so you can start feeling better all ways around


swmpgrly said...

Ill do this one later

wildautumn1 said...

That Momma cat yelling fits so perfectly for me too today!  You are very brave to "tell all"!!! (I have a thing about germs & Coach bags too!!!) Hope you are feeling better!

glensfork4 said...

I like this one....I did 2 previous ones the other day...it may take me a day or two, but I will do this one too....I am snagging the top cats too!!! love it.


mousedaisy13 said...

i did it :) i guess my brain is a but mushey too because that was kinda hard.

deshelestraci said...

The lol cats are speaking my language tonight!  I'm tired!  Very tired!  
I like your list.  Good new stuff to learn.  
I'll have to think hard about this and give it a go later this week.

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Very interesting trivia.  I'm sure it was "Mr. New Jersey's" loss!

jckfrstross said...

have a good hump day:)


sdoscher458 said...

Lol...I am sending the cat whine to my hubby...I need a remote to shut him off!! You have some interesting answers, hope you feel better...love, Sandi

eml625 said...

When I think "Mr New Jersey" I thought of Bruce ! (he was just in town here on Monday and I MISSED IT! !!)
This was cute, I might do it !
be well,

ukgal36 said...

Just poppin in to say hi!

chat2missie said...

Have a good hump day!

coelha said...

Mr. New Jersey?!  I have a feeling it WASN'T Jon Bon Jovi, huh?  LOL  I'm impressed anyway!  :)  Julie

coelha said...

I would do this, but my letter to Boy George pales in comparison to your letter addressed to the queen.  At least you got a response from SOMEONE..  :)  Julie

gazker said...

I had no idea, you loved Brits ;-)
Gaz xxxxxxx

jmoqueen said...

mute not work lol that's funny :o)  I never knew that about the Queen and autographs.  Interesting reading xx



cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL...I was soooo addicated to Tetris when my kids got Gameboy many moons ago.  I don't even know where it's at now.  Hmmm...you are a closet Coach bag lover.  Good taste there, Dawn.  My Megan would most definitely approve.  HUGS  Chris

wwfbison said...

Love Mama Cat...what an awesome picture!!  Hey, I dated a Mr Pennsylvania when I was young and he was an idiot too!!!  Every state must have one LOL!
I enjoyed reading more about you!

gdireneoe said...

OH. MY. GOSH.                  COACH               :::::SIGH:::: ;)  C.

ekgillen said...

1.     I dated a 'Mr. New Jersey' in my youth; he was an idiot.