Sunday, January 11, 2009

Meme from my sis

1. My uncle once:
drank beer out of a baby bottle at a surprise family baby shower for me. And it was so hysterical. Actually, 3 out of 4 uncles did this, and one underage cousin. At one point, someone dropped a beer-filled bottle, (bad idea to contain carbonated beverages!) and the nipple swelled up to 8 times normal size with pinpoint prickle streams of beer spewing out. Laughed so hard my belly hurt, and being 33 weeks along at the time, that was a serious belly.

2. Never in my life:
could you talk me into bungee jumping. Hot air balloon riding, someday, maybe even para-sailing, but not bungee jumping. I would get to the bottom of the jump and puke.

3. When I was five:
I started kindergarten, and the most exciting thing was that I no longer had to take a nap with the other kids (babies). I miss those days. We had a mock election, it was 1980, and Ronald Reagan LOST to George Washington.

4. High school was:
awful. I was no where near cool and kids are mean.

5. I will never forget:
the days following Christopher's birth.

6. Once I met:
Cowboy Bob! My sister and I were on his TV show, and got to meet him and his dog Tumbeweed, I think I was 6, (which would have made her 3) and she kept running off the set to chase camera cords and cameramen.

7. There's this girl I know:
who just had a baby boy, and I am praying very hard for them.

8. Once, at a bar:
I saw a boy I went to high school with (and had a huge crush on) DJ-ing in the corner, and I was tempted to go talk to him (more than I'd done in high school) but he was smoking up a storm, and it made me nauseous.

9. By noon:
I'm ready for a nap. Wait, make that 11, no 10 a.m.

10. Last night:
My child got Pink Eye. I had to call all my friends who we had just seen and confess that we exposed them. I hate making phone calls like that, and this is the second time in 3 weeks we've had to call people because may have exposed them to some highly contagious awful disease.

11. If only I had:
millions of dollars...the people I'd help, my friends and family, the poor, others like Chris. Yeah, and I would take Chris to DisneyWorld!

12. Next time I go to church:
will probably be February because my son keeps getting anthrax and cooties. Haven't been since Christmas Eve.

13. What worries me most:
is the health of this baby.

14. When I turn my head left I see:
a sea of computers, three towers on a first level, and another one on top, with the sides open and wires and crap all hanging out. Can you tell whose zone this is?

15. When I turn my head right I see:
Chistopher's unfinished Baby Book lying open, and every CD we own piled in half a dozen giant stacks, because we're totally excellent at starting productive projects and not finishing them. The CDs were piled up like a year ago, and brought down in hopes of a. getting them out of Chris's reach, and b. loading them onto the computer so we could have MP3s of everything we own. At least in the last two weeks I've been making progress on the baby book. That only took me 3 years.

16. You know I'm lying when:
I can't look you in the eye. I'm a terrible lyer.

17. What I miss most about the Eighties is:
roller skating. It's about the only physical activity wherein I had skills. We used to put my "blaster" out on the sidewalk, and roller skate in the street or parking lot to classics artists like the Bangles or Tiffany.

18. If I were a character in Shakespeare I'd be:
yelling "Out out damn spot!" Chris has pink eye, and I've washed my hands so many times in the last 12 hours that my skin is already cracking.

19. By this time next year:
we will be a family of 4. That makes me smile.

20. If I ever go back to school, I'll:
pursue a degree in gemology or jewelry repair. I want to open my own bench in the basement, where my friends (or clients) can come, have a cup of something festive, while I do their repair RIGHT there. No having to worry about letting your wedding ring out of your sight, plus I get to yap, which is what I do best, and stay home with the kids, but have my own flexible schedule to work while they're at school.