I've been tagged to tell you 10 honest things about myself...And for the record, this is the third one I've done in the past two weeks. I completed the "25 random facts" and "45 questions" on Facebook, and I am about to tag some people for "Memories". I love these types of things. To avoid repeating myself, I will try to write 10 NEW honest things, so you don't get bored. And, the best part is you can read all three and have a triple dose of me! I'm not so sure that's a good thing...but here goes:
1. I hate having my washer and dryer in the garage. It really un-motivates me to do the laundry, especially in the winter when it's cold out there. Brent is a wonderful husband and does it for me when I ask nicely :)
2. Before I was an elementary education major, I was an English major and wanted to get my master's in journalism. I love to write and wish I had never changed my major. But if I hadn't, I wouldn't be such good friends with all my Cohort C peeps.
3. If someone were to create a real time machine, there are 3 times in my life I would want to go back to: my wedding day and the 4 weeks that followed, the good ol' days with Philly youth group, and Auburn days.
4. I frequently wonder what life would have been like had we stayed in Fort Myers. One thing in particular I wonder about is my job...since I'm not super happy with the job situation now and haven't been since we moved here...I had a job teaching 4th grade in FM but never got to start the job. I wonder if I would have enjoyed it and felt more support from the admin there than I did here. Because my job last year left a bad taste in my mouth towards teaching in public schools and I wish I didn't feel that way. Councill Middle School was the best teaching job I ever had...even though it was my internship and I definitely did not get paid for it. I taught 6th grade math and it was awesome. If only I could have a job like that now.
5. I wish I could fly. I love flying in airplanes and I love Superman at Six Flags. I think I would like skydiving if I could just get out of the plane.
6. My hair used to be straight. I was born with curly springs on my head, but it went straight around 4th-7th grade and now it's curly again...obviously. I don't understand how people with curly hair straighten it everyday. It's way too time consuming.
7. I don't like pizza or ice cream. I know, I must not be human. I don't like pizza sauce or the crust. I will eat at Marco's Pizza because they don't use a lot of sauce and their ingredients are fresh, but only 2 pieces at a time. I don't like anything colder than a glass of ice water because I don't taste flavor, I just taste coldness. And eating ice cream just to taste coldness is a waste of calories. I will eat Maggie Moo's ice cream because, once again, the ingredients are fresh and the ice cream tastes like no other. I can only eat the kiddie cup and sometimes I can't even finish that.
8. I eat a PB&J sandwich at least 2 times a week.
9. I will not ever put my daughter in bloomers for the sole purpose of covering up panties. When I was 4, I took gymnastics once a week at my preschool. My mom put me in a dress on one of those days. Knowing I would be doing flips and what not in front of boys that day, I did not want to wear a dress. My mother put me in the dress anyway with a pair of bloomers, assuring me that the bloomers would cover up the panties and everything would be ok. Guess what? Little boys don't know the difference between panties and bloomers and sure enough, when I did my flips in gymnastics, I heard snickering comments about my panties. I was very embarrassed and I'm pretty sure I gave my mother an "I told you so" look when asked me about school that day. Despite that incident, I do believe that I have the best mother in the world.
10. I wore braces for 7 years...complete with head gears, retainers and rubberbands that went from one side of my mouth to the other. Although I love my daddy, I don't like what his genes did for my mouth. He had them for 9 years. I probably would have had them on longer, but I told my orthodontist that I refused to have them on in my senior portraits (which turned out to be horrible anyway, but that's another story). He took them off early. It was a big deal. My best friend from high school, Jennifer, and I took the whole day off of school and went early that morning to get them taken off. It was a great feeling!