Thursday, March 19, 2009

1-10 of the things I've done in my life

So I was browsing a friends blog, I had lost(I suppose deleted) the email that gave me the addy and it took me months to find it again. I knew it had something to do with The Beatles, and I tried every combination I could think of. It passed my mind once or twice to maybe just ask for it again from her, but I didn't want to admit defeat. Anyhoo, on her blog she has a list of things and then you highlight/bold it when you've done it. Reading hers inspired me to do the same, except hers was a game of tag or something and I'm no good at those so I am just doing it.

And yes, it has nothing to do with pictures, cell phones or anything else this blog is about(or supposed to be about) nonetheless I am blogging it away anyways, except there are 100 of them so I am going to break it up into only 10 per post and I'll post them when I want.

1. Started your own blog - I don't why I ever started. You few who were included in that blog can maybe help me remember. Oh wait, I don't want to! But I do like this blog and all the others since that time.

2. Slept under the stars - Best nights sleep, on a trampoline. I think its easier when you are child because your body is more forgiving. As an adult I wanted to rip the springs from the trampoline so it would fall to the ground and I could sleep without sliding. Even after all that, I can't wait to do it again this summer.

3. Played in a band -I have really have no sense of rythym, beat, etc. that is needed for music, singing, dancing.

4. Visited Hawaii - Its part of a dream vacation that maybe I'll aspire to in serveral years.

5. Watched a meteor shower - on Smallville. Never in real life.

6. Given more than you can afford to charity - I've donated, don't get me wrong, but being raised by my pops has made me super frugal, at times. I splurge on all the wrong things.

7. Been to Disneyland -Apparently my family went once when I was really young, like 18 months. But a friend and her family took me when I was about 14 or 15. I am really bad at remembering my childhood. Ask my sister.

8. Climbed a mountain - Only if hiking counts. I've never scaled a mountain from the bottom to its top on nothing more than my own two feet. I'm sure I've passed over several tops driving cross country. Wait! My Wasatch Back leg in 2008 MUST count as a mountain by my own two feet. That was 7.1 miles, uphill, on a dirt road! .

9. Held a praying mantis - if I have done this I've blocked the memory because thinking about it now makes me ill! Bugs are not to be held, especially in hands. And of all the bugs they choose to put on this, they choose the one that is completely alien.

10. Sang a solo - Does singing at work count? No one ever sings with me at work, and they're never full songs. Just snippets that fit the conversation or situation. I'm counting it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

These little pigs

For some time now, my favorite animal has been a pig. To be honest I think it came from the fact that most people think of them as dirty, filthy animals. I had to give some love. Over the years I've amounted a mass quantity of pig related chotski's. My most recent acquisition has been a pig key chain, given to me by one of my dearest friends. Even though I guess technically she'd say she's an employee. You press a button on it and it "oinks" and its nostrils light up with blue LED lights. Its awesome.

But about 8 years ago, a gal I knew from a message board, which are basically a thing of the past what with blogging and facebook, mailed me some magnets and figurines. They are gorgeous and this picture is one of the more "funnier" ones. It makes me think of when I tease my nephew relentlessy and he gets in trouble and I'm there, sticking my tongue out at him and hands under my chin.

I am by no means done gathering my massive pig family. I saw a pig flashlight in the April 2009 issue of Rachael Ray that I feel is calling out to me, saying "let me join in the family!" I'm definately thinking about it.