Sunday, March 28, 2010

OCD, Nerd Herds, and Long Island Iced Teas.


Happy Sunday everyone!  I have to make this fast, because I think if Shawn finds out I’m blogging, he’s going to be pissed.  For the past 2 days he keeps saying over and over “We have so much to do.  We just don’t have enough time.  We need more time.”  Whatever dude.  I have no idea what he’s talking about.

Here is this week’s edition of “Getting to Know You.”  If you want to play along click over to Mann Land 5, and link up!  This week’s questions were submitted by Ian from The Daily Dose of Reality.  You should definitely head over and check him out, but don’t be afraid of his picture or buttons, they’re not for real.

1.  Why did you start blogging?

Honestly, I had stalked blogs for a long time, but when my cousin Hillary started blogging, then I had to.  We’ve spent our whole lives copying each other, it’s just how we roll.

2.  Who’s the one blog friend you would want to meet most “in real life?”

Wow, I can think of several!  To start with, I want to meet Jen from “The Tale of Two Coins.”  Jen has an amazing story, and she is such a strong and inspirational woman.  She actually lives in Michigan, so we are planning on meeting, hopefully sometime soon!  I would honestly love to meet all of my bloggy friends, but I’m going to pick just one more, and that’s "Semi-Slacker Mom."  She always has crazy shenanigans going on with her kids, and if she weren’t blond, I would swear we were sisters separated at birth!

3.  Why are you always concerned with losing that “extra 10 pounds” when chances are your husband tells you that you look just fine the way you are? 

Well, because my husband’s opinion doesn’t count.  Just kidding.  Well, kind of.  Honestly, I’m not trying to lose weight, but when I was it was mainly because I didn’t like the way it made me feel, inside and out.  When I could feel my ass moving when I walked or my belly rolling over my jeans when I sat down I found it disgusting.  I also feel like being active and healthy sets a better example for my daughter’s.

4.  What’s the one thing you wish guys could understand about you?

Hmm…  Well, I wish my husband in particular, could understand OCD.  I know he gets really frustrated with me about some of the things I do, but seriously, there’s nothing I can do about it!

5.  Tattoos.  How many do you have and how many are visible when you wear your “everyday” clothes?

I have 2.  One is a butterfly on my right hip area.  It was only about the size of a quarter to begin with, but after 2 kids and too much tanning, it is basically gone.  The other one is on the inside of my right foot.  It’s the Chinese symbol for “Mother.”  I love this tattoo, and you can definitely see it if I’m wearing shorts/skirt/capris. 


6.  What was the best year of your life and why?

I had to think about this one.  I would have to say the year I turned 21.  Obviously I turned 21 (Hello, Margaritas!), I graduated from college, that summer I met Shawn, and that Christmas I got engaged. 

7.  Name three things you would do if you were a man for one day.

I would play with myself (not whack off, but just walk around grabbing and adjusting all day).  I would play xBox 360 for several hours while wearing a headset and yelling at my nerd herd on xBox live.  And, I don’t have a third one.

8.  What’s your alcoholic drink of choice that usually raises a few eyebrows?

Probably a Long Island Iced Tea, but to me this isn’t even an eyebrow raiser.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ordered one and had the bartender say “Whoa, hardcore.”  A co-worker of mine also always gives me a hard time for ordering them, what’s the big deal?!


I hope you had a great Sunday!  Here are a few pictures from mine:

DSC_0740 The girls hunting for Easter eggs.


My Mom made this bunny cake for the kids, it was so adorable!  It may have been her greatest creation ever, sorta like my rainbow cupcakes!


Alex shooting hoops with Shawn on quite possibly the world’s oldest basketball hoop.  Alex was actually shooting hoops with Grandpa, but Uncle Shawn had to be called in to lift Alex up for a slam dunk!


Last, but not least, baby Ethan!  He had on a U of M hat my parent’s brought to the hospital when he was born, it was so cute!  My sister thinks baby Ethan is the “prettiest” baby she’s ever seen.  I’d have to agree, his eyes and eyelashes are absolutely unbelievable!


Hillary said...

Duh, of course you started blogging because of me, because that is exactly how we roll!!! How could it not be when my entire childhood I wore things like Tami-downs (instead of hand-me-downs). It was like we were encouraged to copy each other!

Holy crap, Ethan is totally pretty! I have yet to see that cute little man!!

Emily said...

Playing Xbox all day, what a grand idea. Maybe then when we are men for a day they can be women for a day and see that Xbox might just be the worst invention ever!

Christa said...

I think the year I turned 21 was my favorite too! Love them margaritas! Your girls are too cute!!

Melissa said...

Good stuff! Very pretty baby indeed!

- Melissa

* Tyly * said...

I've always thought about getting a foot tattoo but I'm too chicken of the needles. :)

Meghan said...

Long Island ice teas and super cute kids - love this post!!! Hope you had an awesome weekend!

Amy Lynn said...

LOL... I love that your cousin calls your clothes "Tami-downs". My cousin that helped get me into blogging wore "Amy-downs" for most of her life. We are pretty close just like you and Hillary. Unfortunately, she lives in KY though so I don't get to see her that much.

Oh, and the X-box reference is genius! It made me laugh because I can totally relate! My boyfriend spends many hours in front of it yelling at his nerd herd as well.

Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...

Quote of the day:
"I would play with myself (not whack off, but just walk around grabbing and adjusting all day)"

Laugh out loud funny!

Jen said...

Hi girlie!!!

OMG I'm having so much fun down here. All we've been doing is drinking and laying down by the ocean. It is beautiful!!!

I can't wait to meet you either. For sure when we both get back from vacation.

Off to drink some more and head to a club!

Taylor said...

Ha! I love #7! I honestly thought my husband was the only guy who regularly does the adjusting thing and it makes me so mad! We have had actual fights over it!

I'm Jane said...

A long long time ago in a place far far away (actually South Carolina), I was a waitress. The fabulous thing about South Carolina was that all alcohol was served in mini-size airplane bottles. So whenever somebody ordered, say, a Long Island Iced Tea, it was like winning the tip lottery. There's something like 4 different alcohols in there, which meant we had to charge for 4 little bottles of booze. Cha-ching!

Keep drinkin' em sister! Your subsidizing waitstaff everywhere!

blueviolet said...

You are too funny about the man package adjustments!

I love your bunny cake!

Kara@Pickerill Prattle said...

Great answers! I have never tried a Long Island Iced Tea before! I am going to have to try one the next time a go out! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

Heidi said...

That is not the "oldest" b-ball hoop, it's the COOLEST. It would be a prise possession down here in Hoosier country.

Lil' Woman said...

21 was def. a good year...and long islands are my fave, I don't get how people think that hardcore, I think they're yummy! :)

Beth McC. said...

Stopping over from MannLand5! I love all your answers, so fun!!! Your blog is so cute!!

Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great day!

Amy said...

Baby Ethan is yummy!

I haven't had a long island iced tea in years!! It was my favorite drink to make when I bartended. I used to punish people;)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I tell everyone I know about those rainbow cupcakes! I am going to make them!!!

Kristin said...

OMG, that bambino is too precious!

Lesli said...

Awe Ethan is adorable... love the bunny cake, which I had the patience to do something like that so until then it will be premade easter cookies for Love your pics.. so cute.. Hope you have a great week!

Erin said...

I am a little OCD myself. Adorable pics!!! And I have a small tattoo on my right hip, too---a little flower. boring. wish I'd put more thought into it before I'd gotten it, but I was 20 and just trying to be rebellious---got it just to get it. oh well!

Yankee Girl said...

I hardly remember my 21st year. I did a lot of drinking!

I know how you feel about the too much to do thing. I want to blog, but this week has been so busy I just can't keep up! Plus, when I do sit at the computer the hubs gets so annoyed!

Oh well, hopefully next week I'll have more time.

Laura and Ryan said...

Your kids are so cute! I love the answers to what you would do if you were a man for one day! hahaha

Lindsey said...

Loved this! It was fun learning more about you! You are funny!