Monday, 4 June 2007

Somebody likes me!

At last I've been tagged, by Debio. I've read other blogs and felt quite left out that I wasn't tagged. But never mind. So here are a few tidbits about moi:





1. I have a phobia about driving over long bridges in cars with electric windows. What happens if the car goes over? How do you get out? When I first met my husband, he confessed to the same phobia, and I knew we were soulmates.





2. I once got back together with a guy who had cheated on me just so I could dump him later. Yes, I can be that ruthless. But he deserved it.





3. My dad and I hated my sister's husband (now ex). He was a jumped-up, philandering bastard. But my sister wouldn't hear a bad word said about him. One Christmas, after encountering my nephew and him with his latest girlfriend, we decided some revenge was in order. So we went to K Mart (cheapo store) and bought the ugliest, nastiest shirts we could find. When we got them home, I cut out the K Mart labels and carefully sewed in Christian Dior labels. We would snigger every time we saw him wear those shirts (oh yes, he wore them). We still laugh about it to this day.





4. I'm not all that bad. I cry quite easily at sad films and advertisements.





5. I was a bit of a wild child, but really don't want my children to turn out that way. So I've taken them to church since they were little and I'm now a Sunday school teacher, but a very bad one because I'm still a bit of a wild child. I hope God and my children forgive me.





6. I grow vegetables every year and have done so since before it was trendy. There's nothing like the taste of home-grown cucumbers (no jokes please) and carrots and tomatoes.





7. My most embarrassing moment involved the window cleaner. I'd been to the gym and come home for a shower. When I got out, I thought I 'd try out my "There's No Business Like Show Business" number in front of the mirror. Naked. With blinds open. Next thing I knew I heard this noise. What are the cats doing upstairs, I thought. Then I saw a shadow. I screamed, ran to the wall and pressed my body to side of the window, not having enough time to grab the towel. I waited till he finished the window and climbed back down. I ran into my bedroom only to see another ladder going up. I still had no clothes on at this point. The only refuge was the hallway, where no windows are. I waited till I thought I could dart downstairs to the utility room and grab some clothes. When he rang the bell, I was fully clothed but with pretty wild hair.





8. For my 50th birthday I want to climb down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back up again obviously).





I think you're only supposed to do 8, but here's another one for extra credit:





9. I hate for people to think of me as vulnerable and needy, but sometimes that's exactly what I am.

10 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

Lol, your tidbit number 7 really made me laugh, I think it was the final remark about having clothes on but wild hair that got the tears of mirth streaming down my face! As for number 1, well I shall now be buying a 'hammer for life' thingy to smash through my car windows in case my car ever goes over a high or even a low, bridge...Though with my natural grace and agility I would probably hit my thumb instead of the car window... Thank you so much for your comment on my 'Adventures...' blog all answers to your questions will be revealed eventually so keep reading...

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Hi DJ, thanks for visiting. Hope your toe's feeling better too. I haven't heard much about the potty training. Is that going all right?

A Bishops wife said...

I just "found" you this morning and thought I would say "HI!".


Very nice blog.

debio said...

Love these - great list, especially your most embarrassing moment.

her indoors said...

you want to walk down to the bottom of the grand canyon wow me i will go by helicopter!
well done for running in Race for Life.
and menopause argh take HRT!

lady macleod said...

I don't EVER want to make you angry. I love the one with the shirts, that was brilliant. A wild child softie who grows her own vegetables and teaches Sunday school to keep her children from repeating her past - that is a complex woman! I don't know dear, you seem to have turned out quite well, perhaps not so much worry about the children should they take after their mother...

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Welcome, bishop's wife and her indoors. I'm thinking about HRT, but haven't done anything about it yet. Hi Lady M. Can't wait to read about your next adventure.

jenny said...

I like your list! Don't you feel like one of the popular kids now?? LOL I wasn't nervous about driving over bridges before, but now that you've brought that up... Hmm. Another worry for me! Enjoy your reunion!

Kelly said...

Have a hammer thing for my car for that very reason WUASTC- have seen too many episodes of American crime shows where people are driven into rivers. Love the thought of number 2- taking someone back just so you can dump them. Does flogging the heirloom signet ring they gave you count as evil?

Motheratlarge said...

I shall look at Sunday school teachers in a new light after reading this posting.