Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

****A short note before we hit the 13. Dad's surgery tomorrow has been moved up to 7:30 AM. Please keep him and all of us in your prayers if you would. Thank you so much! Now to the 13...

Thirteen Things I Do When I'm Nervous

1. I bite my left thumbnail (I hate to bite my nails, but when I'm nervous it's like I unconsciously do it)

2. I chew on the inside of my lip. (This is apparently a family trait. We all do it)

3. I can't sit still (Normally I have no problems with this, but when I'm nervous, I can't get comfortable)

4. I blink a lot, and my eyes tear up (This is when I'm exceptionally nervous)

5. I yawn (My body's natural defense to keep me from crying)

6. I forget normal things (It's like I suddenly forget everything I've learned for 23 years, very annoying)

7. I hum or sing (I sing a lot anyway, so this is something comforting to me)

8. I call a friend (Somehow hearing a familiar voice makes me feel better)

9. I pray (This should be the first thing I do, but often I try to handle things on my own first, from what you've read above, you should know by now that it doesn't work very well!)

10. I read my Bible (God has so many promises of peace, again what I should do first, but I'm very hardheaded at times)

11. I watch something funny on TV or a DVD (Laughing about something meaningless tends to make me feel better)

12. I walk outside (I live in the country and sometimes just walking outside and seeing everything beautiful God has made makes me feel much better)

13. I put one hand in the air and dance (I've talked about this before, but seriously it's a great way to get your mind off of things!)

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Wednesday's Word

Well, it's Wednesday once again. It seems the week is flying past, but here's the word for today (actually its a group of words, but you'll understand.) The words are: My belly hurts.

Actual meaning - my stomach is in pain

Meaning to me - The words when spoken by a young child turn a household upside down

I'm sure you're probably wondering why I chose these words. I'll tell you. My niece said them Tuesday of last week. The poor child was sick. It was awful to see her feeling so bad. However, I think the next time she says these words, she should be quarantined. Why? Because since then, my sister, my brother-in-law, my mom, my brother and myself have all shared in the joy of this "belly hurting" ordeal. She was definitely right, it makes your belly hurt something awful. Not that it's her fault really. A kid can't help getting sick or being around people, but the next time I hear that she has the stomach flu, I think I'll keep my distance from their house. Just to be on the safe side!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Tuesday's Treasure!

This little pin is one of my treasures. It's not very big, but it means a lot. One of my friends gave it to me as a gift a year or so ago, and I keep on my cube wall at work. It reminds me that no matter what, God cares about me.
I've had to look at this pin a lot lately because life has thrown a few curves, but like I said, I belong to God, and I know that He cares for me. So that's my treasure for today!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Baby Headbanger

My nephew Trace has decided that he will not be outdone. I've told you before about my niece Raegan's dance moves. If music is playing the girl is moving. Well, Trace has decided that he wants part of the limelight.
His dance move? Headbanging. He is shockingly good at keeping time with the music. He stands there on his wobbly feet and shakes his head to the music. Raegan has even noticed her brother's newfound love for dance and has started holding his hands and dancing with him. (Though this may be a ploy to turn the attention back to herself!)
It's really cute though. I guess music is just in my family's blood. I just pray they can sing as well (okay better) than they can dance!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Places I Want To See In My Lifetime

1. Australia

2. Scotland

3. Alaska (the Northern Lights)

4. Switzerland

5. Hawaii

6. England

7. Hong Kong

8. Iceland

9. Bahamas

10. Italy

11. The Amazon (no, I'm not going to canoe down the Amazon)

12. Israel

13. Canada

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Wednesday's Word

Well, my inspiration for today's word hit me on the way to work. Don't worry, I don't have road rage. You won't see me on the news getting out of my car and beating up someone at a light. This is just something I didn't understand.

Now for the word: Idiotic

Actual meaning: completely devoid of wisdom or good sense

Meaning to me: The inability of some people to go the actual speed limit (especially when I'm running late!)

Okay, here's the deal. I live in the country, and the speed limit on my road is 55 mph. I pulled out of my driveway this morning, and I got behind a car. This car was going between 40 and 45. I know what you're thinking, "Why didn't you pass the guy?"
The reason I didn't pass is because I live on a very curvy road. So I'm stuck behind this guy.
I reach the stop sign and pray that he turns the opposite way. He didn't, but we turned on a road that was 45 mph, and he started going 50. Now it irritated me a bit that he couldn't even go the speed limit on my road but now he was speeding on this one, but I was glad that he wasn't being pokey anymore. Or so I thought.
A few miles up the road the speed limit changed once more to 55. The guy slows to 45 mph. I honestly think the guy wasn't quite right. I mean, he speeds in the 45 zone, but goes really slow in the 55 zone. It didn't make any sense.
Any other weird driver stories out there?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Tuesday's Treasure!

This week's treasure is once again a picture. I love pictures! This one isn't of family, but these three girls and I have been best friends since the eighth grade if not longer!
This is a picture of us on our senior trip. We went bobsledding. When I look back at pictures like this, it seems like it was yesterday. The picture of course reminds me of the fun we had that day shooting down that hill at Olympic Park, but it also reminds me of all the fun times we've had together through the years.
It reminds me of threats to get "annoying little snippets." It reminds me of long talks about the crushes on the different guys we liked over the years. It reminds me of mad dashes to Cookout at lunch to pick up Oreo shakes (looking back now I should've made less of those!!) It reminds me of midnight bowling after the prom at "redneck lanes" and having two of our friends slide down the lane to see if they could make it all the way to the pins.
We've had so many fun times through the years, and I know well have so many more. So that's my treasure for today, friendship!!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Prayer Request

I don't have a lot of extra time this morning for a post, but I wanted to put a prayer request out here for my dad. He sees the neurosurgeon today at 2:00 Eastern Time.
If you don't mind, please pray that God will grant the surgeon wisdom to know what to do about dad's situation. Also please pray that God will grant us all peace to handle whatever may come next.
Thanks, and if you have a situation that you need prayer for, please feel free to leave a comment, and I'll be glad to add you to my prayer list.

Dad saw the neurosurgeon, and surgery is planned for Friday, March 31. His surgeon thought it would be wise to do surgery sooner rather than later. He has a good deal of pressure on his brain, and he will possibly need a shunt. Please continue to keep him in your prayers, and if you'd make a note to pray for him first thing on the 31st I'd appreciate it. His name is Benny Smith!!
Thanks for the prayers. I know that we serve a mighty God who loves us and hears our prayers. He brought me through this same type of surgery, and I'm trusting Him for my dad as well!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Aren't the Walls Pretty

My Bible Study group met last night at my friend Stacey's house. Now Stacey has a little girl who is almost three years old. My sister is also in my Bible Study group, and her daughter is two years old.
Let me tell you something. When a 2 year old and a 3 year old get quiet, it isn't good. Here's why.
When they are quiet it's because they don't want you to know what they're doing!
For instance, my niece, Raegan, and Stacey's daughter, Mikayla, were running around the house last night dragging out toys in their usual noisy way. Stacey's mom and dad were there, and they were kind of chasing them around.
We got involved in Bible study and Raegan and Mikayla went to play in Mikayla's room.
That's where the problem started. They were out of sight. The lesson was pretty short, so after about thirty minutes or so, we were done discussing, and we had prayed. My friend Ari then went in search of Raegan.
She peeked her head into Mikayla's room and said, "Raegan?"
Raegan peeked her head out of Mikayla's playhouse and said, "What?"
The two girls were caught. See, Raegan and Mikayla were both covered with Cortaid. They had gone into a drawer and pulled it out.
They then decided to "paint" the walls of the playhouse with the Cortaid!
Mikayla said, "Aren't the walls pretty?"
We couldn't help but laugh. Especially when Raegan lifted up her shirt and told Mikayla, "On my belly." Then Mikayla preceded to rub some on my niece's belly. This was the sight that Crystal and Stacey came up on!
I don't think they found it quite as humorous, but hey, they'll get to laugh at the crazy things my kids do someday!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen of My Favorite Friends Episodes

1. The One With the Blackout - Favorite quote from this episode, Phoebe's song, "New York City has no power,And the milk is getting sour.But to me it is not scary,Cause I stay away from dairy..."

2. The One Where Heckles Dies - Favorite quote from this show when Chandler says, "Our trains are on the same track, okay? Yeah, sure, I'm coming up 30 years behind him, but the stops are all the same! Bitter Town! Aloneville! Hermit Junction!"

3. The One Where Ross Finds Out - Favorite quote, When Rachel borrows a stranger's cell phone and calls Ross and says, "Ross, I just wanted you to know, (she hangs up and throws the phone into a passing ice bucket and says) And that my friend is closure!"

4. The One With the Prom Video - Favorite quote from this show when Chandler rants about the bracelet Joey bought him, "You know he could have gotten me a VCR, he could have gotten me a set of golf clubs, but no, he has to get me the woman repeller, the eyesore from the Liberace house of crap.Liberace was a camp and flamboyant pianist, who always wore a lot of bright jewellery." I also love the fact that Ross and Rachel get back together in this one!

5. The One With Frank Jr. - Favorite quote from this show, "I like to melt stuff." Frank Jr's answer to Phoebe when she asks what he likes to do.

6. The One With the Giant Poking Device - Favorite quote:

Rachel: "Phoebe, you're in pain. Would you just go to the dentist? Just go."

Phoebe: "Alright, fine, fine. But if you're my next victim, don't come back as a poltergeist and like suck me into the TV set."

Rachel: "I promise."

Phoebe: "Although, don't feel like you can't visit."

7. The One With Chandler in a Box - Favorite quote when Monica says, "Fine! Judge all you want to, but...(Points to Ross) Married a lesbian.(Points to Rachel) Left a man at the altar.(Points to Phoebe) Fell in love with a gay ice dancer.(Points to Joey) Threw a girl's wooden leg in a fire.(Points to the box Chandler's in) Lives in a box!"

8. The One With the Embryos - Favorite quote,

Ross: Every week, the TV Guide comes to Chandler and Joey's apartment. What name appears on the address label?

Rachel: Chandler gets it! It's Chandler Bing!

Monica: No!!

Ross: I'm afraid the TV Guide comes to Chanandler Bong.Monica: I knew that! Rachel! Use your head!

Chandler: Actually, it's Miss Chanandler Bong.

9. The One With Ross' Wedding - Favorite Quote, "I Ross, Take thee Rachel." (When Ross says the wrong name at the alter)

10. The One Hundredth - Favorite Quote, when Phoebe walks to the hospital registration desk and says, "Um, my name is Phoebe Buffay, and I have babies coming out of me."

11. The One Where Ross Got High - Favorite Quote

Monica: And Dad, you know that mailman that you got fired? He didn't steal your Playboys! Ross did!

Ross: Yeah, well, Hurricane Gloria didn't break the porch swing, Monica did!Monica: Ross hasn't worked at the museum for a year!

Ross: Monica and Chandler are living together!

Monica: Ross married Rachel in Vegas and got divorced! Again!

Phoebe: I love Jaques Costeau!

Rachel: I wasn't supposed to put beef in the trifle!

Joey: I want to gooooooo!

12. The One With Phoebe's Cookies - Favorite Quote

Ross: (about his dad) He still tells the story about how Monica tried to escape from fat camp.

Monica: I wasn't escaping.

Ross: Then how did you get caught in the barbed wire?

Monica: I was trying to help out a squirrel.

Ross: You were trying to eat it!

13. The One With Ross's Tan - Favorite Quote

Ross: It sprayed me before I even got to 3 Mississippi.

Tanning Salon Employee: Mississippi? I said count to 5.

Ross: Mississippilessly?

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Wednesday's Word

As I said last week, I'm going to use Wednesday to talk about one specific word. Today's word is "forgot"

Actual Meaning - To leave behind UNINTENTIONALLY.

Mom's Meaning - The purposeful ignoring of her wishes by her children.

Okay, today I'm talking about one of mom's pet-peeves. She hates the phrase, "I forgot." What she doesn't understand is that we were born forgetful. Our grandpa is forgetful. Our grandma on the other side is forgetful. She understands them.
I mean sure we can remember things we think are important, but how important is feeding a noisy bird? I mean really. (Don't worry, the bird is fine!)
I guess I should try harder to remember, but when I'm off having fun it can be so hard!
Here's my training for today: Don't forget, don't forget, don't forget.
Okay, now I remember not to forget. I just can't remember what it was I was trying not to forget!
Sorry, Mom!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tuesday's Treasure!

Okay Faith over at Faithful Mommy started something called Tuesday's Treasure last week. I'm gonna join in with her on this one because I loved the idea. Too often we forget to be thankful for the small things in life! If you want to join in, just post a picture of something you treasure (not the expensive things, the priceless things!)

This picture is one I've always treasured. This is a shot of my Great Grandma Apple and her "special friend" Hurley. They are both in heaven now, but the both brought a lot of smiles to my face before they passed away.
Hurley was a widower, and my Grandma was a widow. They developed an attachment that everyone thought was the cutest thing. He drove almost 'til the end, and he would drive his little red car over to her house, and they'd go on "dates." They'd go to the church softball games or out to the cafeteria. It was just adorable.
The sweetest thing was when Hurley first approached Grandma to let her know he wanted to be friends. He came to her house and serenaded her. He played his guitar and sang. "You Are My Sunshine."
Everytime I hear that song I smile and think of Grandma and Hurley. It makes me a little sad because I miss them both so much. But I know that one day I'll see them again. And heaven just seems a little sweeter to me because they are both there!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Does This Bug You?

I know that the hogwash thing is officially over, but I have a complaint. Now I don't really like to complain, but this just bugged me to no end.
Here's the deal. Saturday night we had a singing at our church, and a group of us went to eat afterwords. It was about 10 when we got to the restaurant, so it was pretty empty. Only a few stragglers were there eating, but the bar was full.
The bar is located at the entry of the restaurant. Thus the cause of my complaint.
See, as soon as I walked in and started talking to the hostess this drunk guy starts staring at me. (Yes, I could tell he was drunk, the guy could barely sit on the stool he was so wobbly)
Staring is one thing. I can ignore it. I can look the other way. However, it didn't stop at staring. He began to point at me. Again, I tried to ignore him. I stepped to the side and tried to look at my friend who was looking at me and hadn't noticed the drunk guy yet. The hostess had noticed him by this point, but she was trying to ignore him too. (We had ten people, so it was taking a minute to decide where they were going to put us)
Anyway, this drunk was persistent. Since his pointing didn't bring his desired affect, he yelled out, "Hey, you in the blue." (At least I think that's what he said, it was kind of slurred.)
I again ignored. I don't think he was happy about that, so he stopped trying to go through me. He told the hostess to add a spot for him at my table because he was sitting with me.
She said, "Only if you're invited!"
I of course said no. Fortunately by then our table was ready. It was far from the bar, and I didn't have to deal with the crazy guy anymore.
My complaint, if restaurants are going to allow crazy, drunk guys to sit in their bars, they should not put the bar right at the door where said crazy drunks can harass every customer who comes in.
These are just my thoughts on the matter! What do you think?!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Don't Touch My Butt!

Okay, the title isn't something I said. (Though I'm not inviting people to touch my butt.) It's something my niece said. And it's not just something she said at home. She said it in the middle of church the other night. Funny as it was, it was a pretty inopportune time for her to say it, and her mom didn't appreciate it. And I can't go against my sister's parenting skills, but as soon as my niece was escorted from the church, I busted out laughing!
I also felt pretty guilty. See it was kind of my fault!! She was standing in the pew, dancing to the music, facing the back of the church. I stuck out my arm to make sure she didn't fall off the pew. You guessed it, my arm touched her butt, and she didn't like it too much! Hence she tells me, "Don't touch my butt!"
Or maybe it's her daddy's fault. He's probably training her early to keep all the bad guys away! Whatever it was, it was funny.
Have any of you got stories of funny things that happened in not so perfect places?

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Heather
Thirteens things about myself.

1. I love Jesus more than life itself.

2. I am short. The second shortest in my family actually. I am not a midget. There's nothing wrong with midgets, but I'm above the legal height of a midget, so I'm not a midget, despite what Will and Scott may tell you.

3. I have freakishly small hands. I don't know where they came from, but they are seriously small. They fit inside the mittens that some four year olds drew at a local daycare.

4. I love to sing. Anywhere, anytime, anyplace!! I travel and sing with my family. My daddy is my singing hero!

5. I have a "brunette brain" This may not seem unusual to you, but in our group, they are scarce!! Christy is my brunette buddy!

6. Most of my closest friends are somehow related me, and some soon will be because they're marrying into the family. See everybody wants to be in my family!!

7. I love to write! Songs, novels, devotions, whatever! My goal is to be published one day!

8. I went on a plane for the first time last year. I loved it, and I can't wait to fly again. I also would like to skydive at some point in my life.

9. My niece calls me Hedder, and I think I'll cry when she says my name right! My dad calls me Snoot, and he's about the only one who gets by with it!

10. I love roller coasters, and I hold a season pass to all Paramount's Parks. (I'd have Six Flags and Disney too if they were closer!)

11. I didn't go to college, but I managed to land a really good job (despite the fact that I complain at times!) I thank God for this!

12. I hate to shop. Don't ask why. I know I'm weird! I think somehow my brother and I got mixed up on that one because he loves to shop, but fortunately he spends the money and I don't!

13. Between my mom and I, we could start our own movie rental place because we have an addiction to buying movies (okay, so I guess I don't hate all shopping, just the kind where you actually have to go into a store and stand in long lines and deal with rude service people!)

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Wednesday's Word

Okay, I'm gonna start something today and try to keep it up on Wednesday's. I'm gonna pick a word that I like the sound of and explain it!

Today's word is "jingle-jangle."

Actual definition:
1. make a sound typical of metallic objects

Meaning as told to me:
1. The evilness of any music that has drums (apparently the metallic object)

I never knew that "jingle-jangle" was an actual word until I decided to look it up in the dictionary. I always thought it was just the way that a little old woman that I knew described any kind of music she didn't like (which was anything faster than the song "Amazing Grace.")
She was actually a good Christian woman, but she was closing in on 90 and set in her ways. And her ways made no room for drums.
No, her instrument of choice was an accordian. As a young girl, I learned to hate the accordian. I never understood it. Plus, I figured if she was going to give me evil looks for clapping my hands to the beat of a song, I was not going to enjoy her accordian.
Of course that was a very wrong attitude, and as I grew older, I came to understand her more, and I grew to respect her strong stand for the Lord. But I never did take on her opinion of "jingle-jangle" music! (And I didn't mind it too much when she laid her accordian down either!)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Princess Diaries

Sunday afternoon between church services several friends and I watched "The Princess Diaries 2." It's a cute movie, where of course everything ends perfectly and makes you think, "Why isn't that me?"
Not that I'm not satisfied with life, but who wouldn't want to be a princess or a queen if they had the chance? I definitely wouldn't turn the opportunity down.
I've even thought about what I would do if I were "Queen." Here's my list:

1. I'd give my church money.
2. I would have Third Day, Casting Crowns, and Gaither music blared from every street corner
3. I would pay off all my debt. It's not a lot, but I'd still like to be debt free.
4. I would help orphans. I have a heart for these kids, and I plan to adopt someday. If I was a queen, I'd be in a position to help lots of them.
5. I'd move my whole family in with me since I'd have tons of room at the palace! The weird ones would get their own wing!
6. I'd take my grandma to Australia. She's always wanted to go. I've always wanted to go. Why not? And of course, anyone else who wanted to go could if they wanted!
7. Since I currently have no kids of my own, I'd make my niece Raegan a princess and my nephew Trace a prince!
8. I'd find a good Christian guy to marry! (I'm working on this one anyway!!! If anyone has a suggestion...LOL!)

How about you? What would you do if you were suddenly made a ruler?

Monday, March 06, 2006

She's At it Again

Okay, remember my cousin Tracy, (AKA T-Ray, the white rapper girl)? Well, she's at it again. This weekend she informed us, that she needs to get "gear."
"What is 'gear'?" you may ask. Don't worry. I had to ask too! Apparently "gear" is what she will have as "rapper wear."
See, she has a new goal. She wants to be the very first white rapper girl "Idol." But she thinks that her preppy clothes won't be convincing as a rapper.
However, she has a dilemna. "Gear" is expensive. Oh well, I guess that dream has gone down the drain! Unless of course she picks up a sponsor! (But if they hear her rap, that won't happen!)
So don't worry. You won't have to be listening to a white girl with little rhythm in the next season of "American Idol."
If you won't to hear her, I guess you could send a pair of baggy pants and a hoody to McLeansville for her, oh, and maybe some sneakers with no laces! But trust me, although that Chris guy on "American Idol" is from there, not every person from McLeansville has musical talent!!!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Shoes - A Love/Hate Relationship!

Being a girl, it is a given that I must love shoes, and I do. As a matter of fact, the only shopping that I enjoy is shoe shopping. (I know I'm weird, but trying on clothes is just yuck and if I don't have money, window shopping is depressing!!) Anyway, I love the current shoe fashions. Pointy toes, high heels, chunk heels, strappy sandals, flops. Whatever they are, give me a pair.
I found a pair of shoes the other day, that I absolutely love. A pair of brown boot type shoes to go with jeans and stuff. I've needed a pair for a while because my previous pair of brown boots were worn out, plus I can't find one of them, so of course I could never wear them.
My new boots were are just as cute as my old boots (pretty much the same style) so I was very happy to find them. And they looked very cushy and comfortable.
Okay, looked is the operative word. They looked comfortable. See, these shoes that I LOVE, obviously hate me. Well, not the right shoe, just the left shoe. See, the left shoe has worn a blister on the back of my heel. I have to wear a bandaid in order to wear the shoe. (Unless I want to walk around with a limp all day. Not that I have anything against people with limps, but I don't have one, so I don't want to have to walk around with one!)
I was very disappointed. I feel like Monica on Friends when she was determined to wear her new boots just because the were cute even though they killed her feet!
How about you? Have you ever bought anything that you absolutely loved only to find that it didn't love you back?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Heather
Thirteen of the funniest things that have happened in my life.

1. My sister and I were in a play called "Which Way" at church. I was an old hypochondriac lady, and she was a goth/new age person. The setup was that everyone in the play had died, and we were in a "waiting room" before we found out "Which Way" we went. Well, since Crystal played a New Age person, her character believed that there was nothing after death. It was all of figment of our imagination she said. Well, that's what she was supposed to say, it came out, "This is all a FAGMENT of our IMIGINITION!" Needless to say a very serious moment became a bit comical. I was glad for a huge purse full of pills to hide my head in!

2. Tracy, Will, Scott and I (we're all cousins) went on vacation together. Tracy and I were in our room. Scott and Will were standing in our doorway. Right outside of our door was the stairs. Will decided to do a high kick. You guessed it, he fell on his butt down the steps!

3. Doing crazy dances to Toby Mac songs at concerts!

4. We had a pie in the face contest at church to raise money for a missionary. The person who raised more money got to put a pie in the face of their opponent. I made sure I got enough money, and I got to put a pie in Christy's face. I ended up with pie on me as well, but it was so funny!

5. When my cousin Scott leaned out of the window when we were on the Blue Ridge Parkway going up a mountain and told a passing biker, "Come on buddy, where's the motivation."

6. Watching my niece Raegan try to jump. Her feet never leave the ground. It's hilarious.

7. When my friend Melissa spilled three drinks in a row, and we told her it was because she liked the waiter's butt!

8. The Halloween I dressed like a hobo and carried a sign that said, "Will Work for a Ham Sandwich."

9. When my cousin Tracy tried to prove that she was tough enough to be on Survivor so she at a fish eye and almost made my uncle Joel throw up!

10. Watching Tracy sing the "Chunky Charlie Song."

11. When we used to make movies. We had fun times because one of us would just come up with random lines. For example, we made a movie about robbers, and my brother Ben and my cousin Will were discussing their devious plot in a restraunt. Now Will was playing a "not so smart" fella. He screamed out something about stealing a duck full of diamonds and Ben said, "You have to be quiet, there's people in here." So Will sticks his hand up and says, "Sorry, People!" It was hilarious. In that same movie Tracy was dancing around tying Will up with a rope, and she fell on her butt. Good times, good times!

12. When a goat got loose in our neighborhood and tried to climb in my sister's car. Then it caught sight of my friend Ari. She was riding her bike down our street, and the goat started chasing her and knocked her off her bike. It was really funny!

13. When I moved to Ruffin, NC, I knew that people were different, but I never knew just how much until the people down the road put Christmas lights and a small tree in their pig pen. One of the funniest things I've ever seen!

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Klutz

I don't know if any of you have ever read the book "Megan, the Klutz," but if you have, you've pretty much read my biography. I'm terribly accident prone, though some days are much worse than others. This morning was one of those days.
It started off as a normal morning, and I actually got out of the door on time, but then I remembered I had forgotten something. There was an empty (at least I thought so) can in my car, so I decided I'd toss it when I went back inside.
I'm carrying the can upside down, kind of swaying it back and forth (its empty remember). This is when I discovered it was NOT completely empty. A bit of Slim Fast had settled on the bottom of the can, and when I turned it upside down and swayed the can back and forth, it came out of the can. Now a normal person would have just gotten by with dumping the remaining bit on the ground. Not me! It splattered all over my white workout pants.
I guess I can be thankful that it didn't get on my work clothes. But being that I've determined to go to the gym at least three times a week, and I didn't have time to change and go to the gym, I had to go to the gym with a huge splattering of Slim Fast on my leg.
Fortunately the workout helped me release from of the frustration. So far this morning I've only thrown one thing at my boss. (It was an accident for real! If you don't believe me, maybe you should re-read the above!)
How many of you have had crazy moments like this? Please tell me I'm not alone!