Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Did It Again...

Oops!  I did it again...

And I'm not talking about the Britney Spears song...

I forgot to blog.

You see, with my fancy new phone, I check Twitter & Facebook constantly often.

I even get my e-mail, with all of your lovely comments from my blog...when I DO blog.

But I really can't blog from the phone.  Trust me...typing on the thing is the one part of the phone that is annoying.  And the autocorrect will get me every time.

Like the other day, I was texting my Dad and was attempting to tell him that "I wouldn't even attempt it on a Friday night"...it referring to shopping at Wal-Mart.  Well, I'm not sure what happened, but the text my Dad received was "I wouldn't even attempt Orion Friday night"...to which he replied, "I'm uninformed. What's Orion?"  I had no clue what he was talking about until I scrolled up to see what I had actually texted him.

I guess I'm going to have to be careful! :)

Anyway, I had a good, non-productive weekend.  Heavy on the "non-productive".  I swear the NC weather did not cooperate with productivity.  Saturday was gray and looked like it was going to rain all day...and finally sometime Saturday night the rain did come...and it rained all.day.Sunday.  The kind of rain that causes you to curl up under a blanket and watch TV and play with your iPhone all day long.

So, I didn't get my post written regarding my truth vs lies in my Awards post...so, it didn't post yesterday morning...and I didn't get around to writing it yesterday because I have been slammed at work.  But, for your reading pleasure...I will now reveal the lie within my list of facts about me.

*It should also be noted that I do not read directions very well...this has always been an issue for me...I tend to skim, glean what I *think* are the directions and then move on.  Yes, this caused problems in my school work...but evidently I never learned my lesson...because later I went back to Katie's award post and realized I was supposed to list 4 things that were untrue and 1 thing that was true.  Oh, well...too late now! :)*

1. I sleep with a teddy bear named Joshua every night that my uncle gave me when we went to Iowa when I was four.

This is true.  We went to Iowa to see my uncle when I was four...I don't really remember much of the trip, other than that my mom said it was the longest drive and my sister cried pretty much the whole way (I'm sure she will correct me on this if I'm exxagerating at all).  My cousin, Joshua, is about the same age as my sister - so he was a baby too.  And I don't know if I felt left out, neglected or if my uncle just wanted to give me something special, but I ended up with a teddy bear.  I had a habit of naming things after people I knew (I also had a bear named Jason after another cousin)...so Joshua he was.  Joshua is now 30ish years old.  He's had surgery from time to time to mend his seams...he's lost his mouth...and he's not quite as fluffy as I'm sure he was at one time, but he still gives me a great deal of comfort...especially when I'm away from home!

2. I have never seen the Star Wars movies. I tried to watch them with Dylan once...and fell asleep.

Sadly enough, this is true as well.  I really tried to watch these movies - Dylan loves Star Wars...but I just couldn't do it.

3. When I was in high school, I worked at Action Video - a movie rental place. It was my favorite job. What could be better than getting paid to watch movies at work?

This is true...and truly, this was one of my favorite jobs.  Seriously, get paid to sit on a stool and watch movies while you work???  Of course, there were times that it wasn't so laid back and I didn't actually get to watch the movies because we were busy...but still it was a great job.

4. I went to California when I was about 9. It was my first "real" plane trip. My first actual plane ride was between Greensboro & Winston-Salem...which are probably no more than 30 miles apart...so the plane ride was about 10 minutes! :)

This is true as well.  My mom has an Aunt & Uncle (he passed away several years ago) that live in Torrence, right outside of LosAngeles.  The strangest thing for me, at 9, was leaving NC at 7:30ish in the morning and when we got to LAX it was only 11:00am.  We had all eaten lunch on the plane...and they were ready to eat when we got there!

I'm not 100% sure, but I think we also celebrated my birthday while were there.  I know we went to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and Rodondo Beach (??)...which was VERY cold.  I would love to go back...to visit...but not to live.

5. My only broken bone was a toe...which I broke last Christmas when we were putting up our Christmas tree.

This is the lie!!!  I did break my toe last Christmas when we were putting up our Christmas tree...I couldn't wear real shoes for like two weeks.  However, that wasn't my ONLY or FIRST broken bone!

Nope - I broke my arm on Easter weekend - March of 2008.  I was walking into a local pizza place to pick up pizza (duh!) on my way to Ash & Zac's house.  Dylan had been working with them all day and the pizza place was on my way to their house.  As I was walking up to the curb, I didn't step up on the curb and fell.  I took most of the impact on the palms of my hands.  The doctor said I probably pushed one of my lower arm bones up into my elbow...which caused the end of the bone to fracture.  The up side: it was my right arm and it didn't take too terribly long to heal.  I only had to be in a soft cast for about 4 days and a sling for about a week.  The down side: even though I'm left handed, I do an awful lot with my right hand.  Now, I look back and laugh about it and every time I come up to a curb when I'm with Ashley & Zac, they warn me to "step up".  This could also be because before I broke my arm, I had tripped over another curb and fallen one night.  This fall caused no significant damage! :)

6. I was on the Safety Patrol in elementary school.

This is true...and I'm proud of it! :)

7. I got written up my Senior year of high school for skipping a class...I was with my friend Jamie in the school office. We still had to do after school detention.

This is also true...Jamie & I were in this bobo typing class.  By the beginning of the second quarter (we had block classes, so we did four classes in one semester and then switched to four new classes the next semester), we had pretty much finished the curriculum for the typing class...as well as the curriculum for the NEXT typing class.  We were in this class with a bunch of slacker losers...truly.  Since we were so far ahead, our teacher would often let us go to the library during class.  This day, however, we didn't realize that the library was closed due to testing.  She evidently had forgotten as well.  So, instead of going back to class we went and sat in the school office.  Not one person questioned WHY we were there...we spoke to several teachers & administrators and we were basically just hanging out...until, one of our classmates appeared and told us that our teacher was VERY mad at us.  We went back to class and she wrote us up for skipping the class.  Ironically, one of the administrators that we talked to while in the office was our Assistant Principal...and she basically said he had to give us detention since the teacher wrote us up.  So, I had two days of staying after school and watching cartoons as punishment.  Wow.

That was the ONLY time I EVER got written up in high school...and my ONLY after school detention...and furthermore, I almost got thrown out of the National Honor Society. 

Stupid typing teacher.

OK - so you now know a little bit more about me! :)  Hope you have a happy Tuesday!  Looks like I'll be playing PlayStation tonight...since Dylan's PlayStation was delivered to Wal-Mart this morning!  Hopefully I'll see you again soon!


Jen said...

Love this! A good way to get to know more about you. :)

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't seen Star Wars! I'm okay with never seeing them, haha.

I didn't even know they had flights from GSO to WS! Haha, I bet that was very quick!

Tracy said...

Did you get to wear an orange safety belt? I could never figure out how to put mine on in 5th grade.

I cracked my elbow like your fall and it is amazing what you can't do even if it is your non-dominant hand.

Jenn said...

I think our belts were white. And they were quite tricky to figure out how to get them on.

I basically only eat & write with my left hand...and this is a right handed world. So, everything was still difficult...and there are just some things (pulling on pants would be one of them) that you need two hands for! I adjusted well and for having a broken bone, it wasn't a very long recovery! :)

Mom said...

Jennifer ... you are absolutley correct ... Missy did cry most of the way to Iowa! This was before babies had to be in car seats so I held her most of the way. But you were very happy playing in the little play area in the back of the station wagon!

As for how you got Joshua, I think you really, really liked the bear and Daryl gave him to you cause you were so cute!

Love you!

shortmama said...

Im not a Star Wars junkie or anything but definitely think they are must see movies...at some point!