Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thursday 13 #1



Being that this is my first Thursday 13, well, my first post, period, I thought I would give you 13 trivial facts about me!
1. I have 3 kids. I left them at the kiddie pool so you won't be hearing me talk about them here. I gush about them at my other blog.
2. I am embarrassed to admit this, but I have a Beastie Boys song on my mp3 player. It is purely a nostalgia thing from high school. Whenever my Ag group would go to any contest, Chuck and Doug always supplied the music. There were always two givens. The Beastie Boys and The Eagles.
3. My husband used to have a bad habit of staying up really late and buying things off of infomercials. Once he bought this stuff called Bleaussant (I don't know if that is the correct spelling) which was a "natural breast enhancement product". I found this comical for two reasons. 1) Who buys that crap? and 2) I was already a size 34DD. Anyway, I sent it back and we got a refund (no I didn't take any of them). About 6 months later we started receiving checks from the Federal Trade Commission for a settlement from this product. I think we ended up getting 4 or 5 checks from them!
4. I would love to travel but I do not like to fly. The last time I flew, I was a nervous wreck even after $30 worth of beer!
5. I am completely addicted to Mexican food. After we moved out of Austin, I was looking for a good Mexican food restaurant and my aunt told me about this one place "that has the BEST Mexican food you could ever eat". So, we went to check it out. I was so excited about going only to be completely disappointed by the worst food I had ever eaten. Seriously, I took 2 bites of it and we left. We didn't take my aunts advice for restaurants again until 10 years later. True to form, "the best catfish ever" was mediocre at best.
6. One of my aunts dated Stevie Ray Vaughn and she was obsessed with his music. When she passed away, my sister and I decided that we would spread her ashes around his statue at Town Lake in Austin. Well, we didn't get up as early as we had hoped and made it down there about 10:30 on a Sunday morning. Well, if you have been to Town Lake at 10:30 on a Sunday morning in June, you know that if you aren't careful you are likely to be plowed down by a runner or someone pushing one of those three wheeled strollers. We tried to fit in as best as two definite non-runners carrying a Styrofoam cup of human ashes can. After wondering around for a while trying to find a discreet place to complete our mission, we finally found a place to spread them and not be seen. Right under the bridge. Where many a homeless person has laid down for the night.
7. I have only been under general anesthesia one time and that was just a little over a month ago. I woke up asking the anesthesiologist how he wanted is eggs. I can't imagine what I must have been dreaming if I was going to make him breakfast. He was cute, though!
8. I used to ride and show horses a lot. As a matter of fact, I was a riding instructor for The University of Texas informal classes for a couple of years. I don't get to ride very often anymore because the Blogaritaville kiddie pool is only open while blogging.
9. I have way too many animals living in my house. As a matter of fact, there are more animals than people. Note to self: Learn to say "No" to the kids.
10. When I was kid, my parents used to "work" at the Austin Aqua Festival (this was way before the ACL Music Festival or even SXSW) every year. I put work in quotation marks because really all they did was fill the beer coolers and sit backstage with the musicians. I spent many an hour down there with them. I think this is where I got my love for live music.
11. Hate me if you will, but I don't care for sweets. Even at the holidays, I can pass by the desert table and not even bat an eye. Every once in a while (like every two or three months) I get a hankering for something sweet but the void can be filled by either just baking something or eating one cookie.
12. I really like gardening but only when it is not blazing hot. Being that I live in Texas, this means that I garden in March and April and then let everything die until October; just in time for it to be too cold.
13. I am extremely prone to road rage. Once, while still living in Austin, I chased someone down to flip him the bird. I guess the fact that I was in a company car completely slipped my mind. Later that afternoon, I got called into my bosses office because the guy I flipped off called him. Luckily, he just laughed and told me not to do it again because next time the other guy might just have a gun.

Fascinating, I know. You can wake up now.

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33 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the picture in your header! Great start on a new blog!

Thanks for visiting me.

Toni said...

Very interesting! You can enter my contest again with this blog URL! You know you want too! PLEASE?????

Shannon said...

I love random TT's! :) I wish I had your dislike for sweets....OH HOW I WISH! :) Hope you have a great week!

impworks said...

#10 reminds me of crewing when I was a student although mostly I did film shows and discos. Too many other people wanted to work the events that had live music for me to get a chance.

Bernie said...

Welocme to the 'TT thing'!

Perhaps you should have suggested to the hubbie, he might like to take the stuff off the infomercial!!

I love to travel, and the longer the haul (Aust to UK is about 23 hours) the better! I think it is only about 13-14 to LA!

And what did the (can't spell for ... but we have a different term for them) guy who put you to sleep say how he likes his eggs??

Had fun reading your list, ours is up if you want to stop by...

Janet said...

I'm with you on #11...I prefer savory over sweet any day!

DK said...

Welcome to the bloggosphere and to the Thursday Thirteen; great to meet you! This is a wonderful list; I am so with you on flying. I'm looking forward to stopping by your place often. Thank you for visiting my blog this evening, and have a very Happy Thursday!
DK

Lara Angelina said...

Great first TT! Love the Stevie Ray Vaughn story -- !! And I have "secret oldies" on my iPod -- but my oldies are like David Cassidy (ie REALLY embarrassing!!)
good 13! Lara

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, there! Welcome to TT!

Neat list, too. Nice to get to know you! I blog about my fictional characters so you'll fall in love with them and buy my book. Only problem is that no publisher's offered to print my book.

But we have fun at my place anyway. C'mon over; I bet you'll fit right in with your love of live music.

Teena said...

I have to pee a lot when I have $30 worth of beer in me! Ha!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Wylie Kinson said...

Nice to meet you & the kiddies! Love the name of your blog, btw... hehehehe
I used to be a late-night 'shopper' but when I got the entire Time-Life collection of gardening books (I'm not a gardener) I stopped.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Though not personally, it is nice knowing you.
Thanks for dropping by.

Shelly Kneupper Tucker said...

Whoot! Another Texas gal. I'm seeing Austin as I read your words. How cool. Now, as for the spreading of your aunt's ashes, I wish I had known. He's buried not far from my Momma & Daddy. You could have shipped them up here, and I could have scattered them for you! Your gardening sounds like mine! Usually things die out, but this year I'm going to have to actually work out there because of all the rain. THAT means mosquitoes! Good TT!
This Eclectic Life

Mercy's Maid said...

I wish your #11 would rub off on me a little bit. :)

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Welcome to TT!! I hope you have great fun doing them :) :)

Thanks so much for visiting me :)

Crimson Wife said...

Welcome to the TT!

Suprina said...

Welcome to TT13. I am only on #3 myself!
Great first Thirteen!

Robin said...

Great first post. I'm another live music/music festival junkie :).

Fence said...

Happy first T13, and I didn't fall asleep once :)

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Welcome to TT! Great list and I have a Beastie Boys song on my MP3 player, too.

elisheva said...

Can I come and sit in the blogaritaville pool when the kids aren't in it?

Christine d'Abo said...

Welcome to TT! I love the story about your aunt. I can picture the two of you walking around trying to find a place for her ashes.

TheDoubleDeckerDream said...

Welcome to Thursday Thirteen! Please keep hands and feet inside your computer until the ride comes to a complete stop.

A good list... and there's NOTHING wrong with the Beastie Boys... I'm over forty and I have "Body Moving" (remix), Whatcha Want, Sabotage, and "Intergalatic" on my MP3 player... and I'm PROUD!

Sparky Duck said...

The beastie boys arent that bad! I have 2 songs of theres on my ipod.

Drink something harder the next time u fly. I recommend vodka

I dont know if I am more addicted to Mexican food or asian food.

a great list and a great start

Danielle said...

An ingenious way to start off a new blog! I have 2 Beastie Boys songs in my library and purely inspired by nostalgia. I think it is hilarious to get checks from the FTC for your hub's obession. Have you all recovered the cost?

Happy TT!

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Amy Ruttan said...

Welcome to TT, I don't like flying either but want to travel and I don't like sweets either.

The Gal Herself said...

An interesting first effort. Pleased to meet another white-knuckle flyer! And I love your blog name.

EHT said...

I don't like to fly either. I've only done it once....it was enough.

Thanks for visiting hubby's birthday list.

Denise said...

Great list. I wish I could give up my sweets. I'm trying very hard.

boliyou said...

Great peek into your life.

Thanks!

Natalie said...

Great beginning for your new blog. :)

Happy TT!

Tori :) said...

Beastie Boys rock! What are you talkin' about??? Hello- I'm the one with a Kenny Rogers cd in my car...

Toni. said...

ROFLOL! #3. Silly goose
Blessings,
~Toni~