Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Way too much about me

Stolen from Six Degrees of Blondeness.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink - no
02. Swam with wild dolphins - yes
03. Climbed a mountain - no
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive - no
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid - no, but I climbed the pyramids in Mexico City
06. Held a tarantula - no, but I had to transport a dead one while pregnant with Pickle
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone - yes
08. Said “I love you” and meant it - yes
09. Hugged a tree - yes
10. Bungee jumped - uh, no. I like to live.
11. Visited Paris - no, but I drove near it
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea - no, but I saw a shuttle launch from sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise - yes
14. Seen the Northern Lights - no
15. Gone to a huge sports game - on many occasions
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa - no
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables - yes, if peppers count
18. Touched an iceberg - no
19. Slept under the stars - not in a sleeping bag or anything like that
20. Changed a baby’s diaper - too many to count
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon - no
22. Watched a meteor shower - not sure
23. Gotten drunk on champagne - yes on my 20th birthday
24. Given more than you can afford to charity - yes
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope - yes
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment - yes, AoD probably remembers one, in particular, during a very touching scene in "The Saint"
27. Had a food fight - sort of
28. Bet on a winning horse - no
29. Asked out a stranger - yes
30. Had a snowball fight - yes
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can - ask my children or my husband, I think they'd say yes
32. Held a lamb - yes
33. Seen a total eclipse - yes
34. Ridden a roller coaster - yep, quite a bit
35. Hit a home run -yes, but only a few, I'm REALLY slow
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking - yes
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day - no
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment -absolutely
39. Had two hard drives for your computer - not at the same time
40. Visited all 50 states - not yet
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk - yes, ask both my ex husband and the current husband and my college roommates and a friend I worked with at the paper, etc. etc.
42. Had amazing friends - still do
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country - yes
44. Watched wild whales - no
45. Stolen a sign - sort of, those flashing lights on road construction
46. Backpacked in Europe - no, but we picked up a Dutch backpacker while we were there
47. Taken a road-trip - way too many to count
48. Gone rock climbing - yeah right, me? I'd like to
49. Midnight walk on the beach - yes
50. Gone sky diving - uh no, see No. 10
51. Visited Ireland - not yet
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love - once
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them - yep
54. Visited Japan - no
55. Milked a cow - once
56. Alphabetized your CDs - I did that once
57. Pretended to be a superhero - yep
58. Sung karaoke - once a year or so ago
59. Lounged around in bed all day - yep
60. Played touch football - yep
61. Gone scuba diving - no, but been snorkeling
62. Kissed in the rain - oh yeah
63. Played in the mud - yep, I have three children
64. Played in the rain - see No. 63
65. Gone to a drive-in theater - not that I can remember
66. Visited the Great Wall of China - nope
67. Started a business - yes
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken - yes
69. Toured ancient sites - in Mexico
70. Taken a martial arts class - yep and the instructor started calling me to hit on me and tell me he wanted to be a ninja. I was 15
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight - no
72. Gotten married - three times - once to the ex and twice to the AoD (JP and church ceremonies)
73. Been in a movie - no
74. Crashed a party - no
75. Gotten divorced - yes
76. Gone without food for 5 days - yes, after No. 75
77. Made cookies from scratch -yep
78. Won first prize in a costume contest- no
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice - gotta get to Italy first
80. Gotten a tattoo - no
81. Rafted the Snake River - no
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert” - sort of, as a spokesperson for a non-profit a few times
83. Got flowers for no reason - long long ago
84. Performed on stage - way too often
85. Been to Las Vegas - not yet, but it is on my list of things to do
86. Recorded music - on a tape recorder
87. Eaten shark - uh, no
88. Kissed on the first date - it's me, what do you think? Yes.
89. Gone to Thailand - no
90. Bought a house - still paying the mortgage
91. Been in a combat zone - does my house count?
92. Buried one/both of your parents - thankfully no
93. Been on a cruise ship - yep
94. Spoken more than one language fluently - if cursing is a language, yes
95. Performed in Rocky Horror - In the audience, yes
96. Raised children - still trying
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour - no
98. I didn't see a No. 98
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country - no
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over - sort of, had a job first
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge - no
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking - yep, I rolled down the windows and sang to them, which made them laugh even harder
103. Had plastic surgery - yep, thank you panniculectomy
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived - none that bad, survived a diagnosis of terminal cancer and given only three months to live
105. Wrote articles for a large publication - do it daily
106. Lost over 100 pounds - I would look like a small child if I did that
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback - unfortunately, yes
108. Piloted an airplane - no
109. Touched a stingray - fed stingrays
110. Broken someone’s heart - yes
111. Helped an animal give birth - sort of if hamsters count
112. Won money on a T.V. game show - I wish
113. Broken a bone - a few
114. Gone on an African photo safari - no
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears - ick, no
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol - yep
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild - blech, no
118. Ridden a horse - yes
119. Had major surgery - too many
120. Had a snake as a pet - no
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon -no, but saw it
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours - yes
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states - not quite
124. Visited all 7 continents - not yet
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days - me in a canoe at any moment is comical, the idea of me taking a canoe trip is downright funny
126. Eaten kangaroo meat - no
127. Eaten sushi - no
128. Had your picture in the newspaper - yep
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about - yep
130. Gone back to school - yep
131. Parasailed - no
132. Touched a cockroach - not on purpose
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes - no
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey - I think I had to in college, but don't recall
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read - yep
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - nope, that is AoD's job
137. Skipped all your school reunions - nope
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language - heh heh, yes
139. Been elected to public office - no
140. Written your own computer language - no
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream - occasionally
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care - thankfully no
143. Built your own PC from parts - ha, me? no
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you - no
145. Had a booth at a street fair - no
146. Dyed your hair - lots of times
147. Been a DJ - no, but I was a radio news girl in college for the college station two semesters
148. Shaved your head - parts of it
149. Caused a car accident - yep
150. Saved someone’s life - maybe

And, yes, I should be working right now.


  • At 7:54 PM, December 09, 2006, Blogger Buggs said…

    You've never tried fried green tomatoes? hummm don't know what you are missing with that one. But you have ridden a horse so ya can't be all that bad : P


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