The Five Tag

Let's start the month off with a meme.  Jackie Tagged me so ....

5 years ago ...1.  I worked where I do now. 2.  I lived in the same house I do now.  3.  I didn't know anything about blogs or facebook  4.  I weighed less than I do now.  5.  I can't remember anything else.

5 things on today's "to do" list ... 1.  Go to Work in YoVille.  2.  Post On My Blog  3.  Read  4.  Catch up with blogs and facebook friends.  5.  Deposit check.

5 snacks I enjoy .... 1.  Hershey's Milk Chocolate  2.  Keebler FlipSides Pretzel/Cheddar Crackers (these are new and if you haven't tried them you should mmmm!)  3.  Mrs Vickies Jalapeno Potato Chips  4.  Peanut Butter on Crackers  5.  Ice Cream

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire ... 1.  Buy a second home out West  2.  Buy my husband a '53 Buick Skylark  3.  Quit working full time, but  still consult and do charity work  4.  Travel  5.  Write a book.

5 places I have lived ...  1. Fort Lauderdale, FL  2. Miami, FL  -- that's all folks.

5 jobs I have had ... 1.  Variety Childrens/Miami Childrens Hospital  2.  Aero Systems Aviation  3.  JDC/Triumph Instruments -- that's all for jobs.  4.  If we count volunteering then I also taught Down's Syndrome Children at the Learning Experience in Miami. 5.  and since Jackie used mommy, I'll use Wife.

I am tagging: 1- Linda 2- Dee 3-Michele 4-

Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

See .... now you get the real picture of how uneventful my life is.  I work and go home.  I don't move around much, I don't change jobs, and I like the simple things in life.

Have fun

Fun and Games

Facebook again.

I am totally addicted to the games on facebook.  First and foremost there is WordPath that Kelcey turned me onto.  I am really trying to beat my high score.  I'm spending time trying to find longer words because you get more points.  Then there is WordScraper which is like scrabble on steroids.  You can design your own board, you can play against someone each taking turns, or you can play live against other facebookers.  I am finally getting the hang of it.  And now Amy turned me on to Parking Wars where you park cars and try to avoid getting tickets.  I've also found some other games where you click and make blocks disappear, and some memory ones.

Aside from the flair there you can have a patch of land which saves the rainforest, send cyber hugs, send cyber drinks and gifts.  It amazes me the things they have on here.

this is the funniest flair I've gotten so far (from Linda) and it is just perfect.  I wish I could blow it up and have it on my wall at work (or anywhere for that matter).

Fun ... yes.  Timewasters ... yes.  But a great way to keep up with your friends.

I'm enjoying my time on facebook, and I'm sure the novelty will wear off - hopefully soon, so I can get some real work done - LOL.

Useless Bits

So facebook has this thing called Pieces of Flair (originated with the movie Office Space).  It's little buttons that you put on a bulletin board.  Well, it's sort of my new addiction.  I love searching for little pieces of me as well as creating some to represent the pieces of my life.  Here's some I've made.  First is one to represent Hilltop, which I also sent to other Hilltop people with Facebook accounts. Then Panera Bread because I love it. Finally, one for Big Brother 10 - to represent my reality show addiction.

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I know there is probably something useful I should be doing with my time, but it beats changing the cat litter.

7 Random Things About Me

I got tagged by Jackie

I've been tagged by Jackie and I now have to list 7 random facts about myself... Here's how it works:

  • Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their blog, so that their readers can visit yours.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog
  • Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linking to their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog.

    OK, well here are 7 completely useless facts about me:
  • 1.  I wear Kino Sandals almost every day - even most days in Winter (the joys of living in FLA)
  • 2.  I love Reality TV everything except the song, dance, and date shows [I watch or have watched when they were on ... Big Brother, Survivor, Amazing Race, Celebrity Fit Club (Boot Camp this time), Hells Kitchen, Apprentice, Biggest Loser, Celebrity Rehab w/Dr. Drew (over), the First 48, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, High School Reunion, Keeping Up w/the Kardashians, Little People/Big World, Millionaire Matchmaker, Oprah's Big Give, Rock of Love (OK so I broke my date show rule), Most Talented Kid in America, Surreal Life (over), Top Chef (even though I don't cook), 8th and Ocean (over), Bullrun (over), the Cut (over), the Next Food Network Star (over), Dice Undisputed (over), Dirty Jobs, Hogan Knows Best (over), Kid Nation (over), and Jon and Kate plus 8 to name a few LOL]
  • 3. I don't like emery boards - the texture or the sound but I do put on my big girl panties and use them when I'm distressing something for scrapping - as they say "man up" (what would be the female equivalent to that phrase - if you have a good one let me know)
  • 4. I am a blog addict - not necessarily the posting part, but I love to read about peoples lives (whether I know them or not) - sort of goes along with my Reality TV obsession.
  • 5.  I've been to Judge Reinhold's (Fast Times @ Ridgemont High, Beverly Hills Cop, The Santa Clause) house and he served me Limeade in his kitchen - I didn't get a picture because I was under strict orders (from hubby and his friend) not to embarrass them - hindsight being 20/20 I should have anyway.
  • 6.  At one point in my life I wanted to be a pro bowler and was bowling 6 days a week then I fell in love and that was all she wrote.
  • 7.  I haven't been to Disney World (or Universal for that matter) in well over 20 years. (CKU at the Coronado doesn't count because we didn't go to the theme parks.

Just so you know ... I don't watch TV all that much - TiVo records it all for me and I play through the shows while I'm scrapping, checking email, doing laundry, etc.  I'm not a couch potato, and pretty much watch late at night and on weekends when I'm home -- I just wanted to clarify because when I reread what I wrote it sounds like I am glued to the TV.

OK ... as far as tagging goes -- if you haven't done this meme and you are reading this, then consider yourself tagged!

Challenge Blog

Don't forget the first challenge of the month will be posted at midnight on the Outlaw Paper Artist Challenge Blog - I hope everyone plays along.  And just so you know ... even though I know what the challenge will be, I haven't even started on my own yet (total procrastinator here) so we're all on the same page.

Although the challenge won't be up until tonight ends, you can skip over to the blog and see the general format.  There will be challenges posted every Saturday. 

Please come out and play with me.

Tagged By Mary and Jackie and Ginni

A- Attached or single: Attached

B- Best Friend: Hubby

C- Cake or Pie: Key Lime Pie

D- Day of Choice: Friday

E- Essential Item(s): Laptop, Camera, Something to read

F- Favorite type of music: Classic Rock and Country

G- Gummy Bears or Worms: neither -is there a difference between them?

H- Hometown: Miami

I- Indulgence(s): Chocolate, Scrap & Stamp Supplies

J- January or July:  January - cool weather and fresh starts

K- Kids: just fur babies

L- Last movie: The Simpsons Movie

M- Marriage Date: April 18th

N- Number of Siblings: 4 - 3 sisters, 1 brother

O- Oranges or Apples: Apples esp. Pink Lady apples

P- Phobias or Fears:  hate emery boards

Q- Quote(s): If it is to be, it's up to me.

R- Reason To Smile: Family and Friends

S- Season: Summer

T- Tag Four: I don't think there are 4 people who read my blog LOL

U- Unknown Fact About Me:  I don't keep house very well.

V- vegetarian or meat eater: Meat Eater

W- Worst Habit(s): disorganization and procrastination, not knowing how to say NO!

X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: I want a full body scan - that would be cool.

Y- Your Favorite Food: Chocolate (plain milk chocolate) - then buffalo shrimp or wild west shrimp at Longhorn

Z- Zodiac: Virgo

Interview with Myself

Snatched from Linda and Kip

1.If your doctor told you today that you were pregnant, what would you say?  Now ?  Crap !

2.When was the last time you were on a plane?  Feb 6th,2008 (today)

3.What did the last text message you sent say? My phone doesn't have texting

4. What features do you find most attractive in the opposite sex? Good hair, nice face

5. What is a goal you would like to accomplish in the near future?  Get healthier.

6.Shoe size?  8 ½ 

7.Been to Mexico? Yes, on a Hilltop Cruise

8. When was the last time you had a massage? Several years ago at the Chiropracters Office

9.What was the last TV show you watched?  Biggest Loser

10. What are your plans for weekend?  Start packing for Winter Retreat and probably sleep!

11.If your significant other asked you to marry them Today what would you say? You bet!

12.What is in the backseat of your car right now?  CDs and CD cases, a blanket, and a towel

13. What were you doing at 8 a.m. this morning?  In the hotel van, on my way to the Phoenix airport

14.If you could marry any celebrity who would it be?  Mark Harmon

15. Have you ever been to a strip club?  Yes, the Crazy Horse Saloon

16. What is the best ice cream flavor?  Publix Chocolate Trinity

17. What is the last sporting event you watched?  the last 10 minutes of the Super Bowl - I don't watch much in the way of sports but was curious as to who was winning.

18.Ever go camping? Yes, first as a girl scout, and now at winter retreat.

19.Last phone call? Checking in with hubby

20. Are you allergic to anything? Yes, went through two rounds of allergy shots so most allergies are under control

21. What is one thing you have learned about life lately? Be careful what you wish for.

22.What do you do at work? Purchasing, Inventory Control, Accounts Payable, Export control, oversee Shipping, Receiving, Billing, and Order Entry, plus develop and implement workflow policies and procedures.  All the above for two facilities

23. What is your mother's name? Carol

24.Ever cried for no reason? There's always a reason

25.Can you do the Crank Hat Dance?  Probably not ... even though I have no clue what that is.

26. What is your favorite color to wear? Deep Colors - Black, Purple, Blue

27. What is the longest plane ride you have ever been on?  Ft. Lauderdale to Phoenix

28.What is the longest road trip you have ever taken?  Miami to Santa Fe, NM several times

29.What are your turn offs? Whiners, Excessively needy people, Liars 

30.What is your last alcoholic beverage? Cosmo

31. What are you craving right now? Being home in my own bed

Name Game - Just For Fun

Saw this on Linda's blog and wanted to participate.

YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Sonny MonteCarlo

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Chocolate Chocolate Chip (that would be an embarrasing gangsta name)

3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) Dana

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Purple Cat

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Leigh Fort Lauderdale (not so good)

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Anada

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The") The Blue Tea

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Ned Edwin

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Poison Chocolate (I like that)

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Elaine Francis