Thursday, November 29, 2007

You Asked For It

Well really, you didn't ask.

Kelly tagged me with the Seven Random Things meme. Since I am totally out of other blogging ideas, I think today is a great day to play!!

Let me apologize in advance for boring you with things that you never cared to know.

1. We had a pet pig in our house when I was in high school. Really, it was my mom's. Really, I totally hated him. His name was Hamlet. We had to get Hamlet a pet cat because he was lonely. The cat got struck by lightening. Hamlet found the poor cat. He freaked and never recovered. The pig psychiatrist suggested we put him on a plane and send him to his momma. (We really didn't have a pig psychiatrist...that is just what we called the lady we got him from...) His brothers/sisters were the pigs that lived with George Clooney. Doesn't that mean I'm, like, George Clooney's step-sister or something?

2. I always wanted a Pepsi machine and a Snoopy Snow Cone machine for Christmas and I never got either of them.

3. I have a huge 28-year-old scar on my foot where Brent Michael W. ran over it with a Big Wheels.

4. When I married The King, he had to show me how to brown ground beef.

5. Ok. This borders on really nasty (or maybe walks right over it). When The Princess was itsy bitsy, she was in bed with us so that I could get some sleep. Her umbilical cord thing came off in the middle of the night and I tossed it toward my nightstand where all of the baby equipment was stationed. I had completely forgotten about it by the next morning because of the sleep deprivation. So...we were moving to a new house, like, 2 years later and while I was packing...guess what I found? After 2 years of keeping her gross little umbilical stub, I kind of felt bad to throw it away. So I put it in a baggie. And I still have it. It is in a box in the attic because I hope to never look at it again.

Assuming you are still reading...

6. This may be the most evil sentence ever written on a parenting blog: I detest the book Love You Forever. I think it is the most bizarre thing I've ever read. It kind of creeps me out. The 60-year-old mom is climbing in the window to get a look at her son? Um, can you say Stalker? I could never even finish it for the fits of laughter. I'm sorry. Don't send me mean comments. It is a flaw in my personality, or DNA or something. Blame my mother (who has never climbed in my window).

7. I don't like to eat meat very much, but I love hot dogs at a movie theater or ballpark. I know what they are made of...

Whew. I hope that wasn't too painful.

I think I am supposed to tag people, but I am new at this whole blogging thing and don't know many of you! I will throw out a few names of those I'd like to know more about! Don't feel obligated...

I'll start with Amy...she's been my friend for so long that she is obligated to play. A few more...Jeni, Lisa, The Fritz Facts and Laura. Really girls, no pressure. At all.

Anyone else that wants to play--join in!!

16 comments:

Queen Mother said...

First of all, Hamlet was Precious and I have a blackmail photo of you hugging him. He was also very clean. I got through 2, 3, 4, but 5 was gross. I totally agree with 6. That is one strange book. And 7? You got that straight from your daddy.

Wendylicious said...

OMG! The umbilical cord story is TOO FUNNY!

Jeni Allen said...

Wow! I got tagged! I'll probably write about that tomorrow.

chilihead said...

#5 must be why you and Shannon are such good friends. ;)

I totally agree about Love You Forever. That relationship is fuh-reeeky.

The Mama said...

I totally agree that Love You Forever is a creepy, creepy book! I hid our copy somewhere in the depths of Princess Pigtails closet in hopes that she will never want to read it again--because I can't handle it! I'm Mother of the Year--what can I say?

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Oooh, oooh! (Waving hand wildly in the air!) I also despise the book "Love You Forever." In fact, I posted about it last year on a private blog I share with some friends. Your list has prompted me to go dig it up and post it at Love Well today.

Thanks for playing. :-) I loved your list. You are my kind of people.

Julie said...

Hi QB,
I heard you were related to George Clooney and just wanted to shake your hand.

Nice to meet you!

michele said...

I'm completely torn on Love You Forever - one the one hand the depths of the love! On the other? The ladder on the roof of the car? I mean, he had a baby girl eventually - what about Mrs. The Great Big Grownup Boy? Oedipus anyone?

Fresh Girl said...

I always wanted a pig! Never got one...ate a lot of bacon though.

Headless Mom said...

I posted this today! Come visit,ya'all!

http://headlessfamily5.blogspot.com/2007/11/im-coming-out.html I will warn, I'm not nearly as funny as you!

Amy said...

I've posted today! Check it out!
www.byhisgrace-amy.blogspot.com

momof2 said...

I am still laughing! That was so funny (except for maybe #5 which was a wee-bit gross...) However, in my life, episodes like #5 have happened more times than I am proud to admit!

Jenny said...

Poor little Hamlet... :-) And related to George Clooney too...ooooo, ahhhhh! Love the umbilical cord story!!!!;-)

Crystal said...

Funny list!!! I always wanted a pig after seeing Charlotte's Web. Sadly, my childhood dream never came true... ;)

chickadee said...

i hate love you forever too. it is freaky!
i don't think having a pet pig is weird. i had a pet deer and peacocks that came up and screamed at us through the french doors. life in arkansas, sigh.

Org Junkie said...

Yep I agree with you about the book too, what's with that!!!??

Thanks for the tag!

Laura