Archive for May 8th, 2007

Time Travel Tuesday ~ Sweet 16 Edition!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

I was 16 in 1985.
Record of the year was “We are the world”
Careless Whisper (Wham) and Like a Virgin (Madonna) were #1 and #2 on the pop charts…
The movie Out of Africa won the academy award and The Color Purple was a nominee… I remember seeing Back to the Future!
I watched the Cosby Show, Family Ties & Who’s the Boss on TV.
This is me at 16 sitting at the guest book of my cousin’s wedding (I always sat at the guest book at weddings???)

The first memory I have is what a brat I was (thank goodness my daughter is not like me ;o). My dad bought me a 1981 Datsun b210. I hated it. So, he bought me a 1965 Mustang to which I said, “it’s old!”… (I warned you! and I will also add my parents were not rich but I didn’t acknowledge this fact). So finally I got this 1979 Monte Carlo and I liked it okay. My best friend had a straight off the showroom floor brand new car (1986 cutlass calais) and so we took hers everywhere.
This pic is the summer I turned 16 on vacation with mom and dad…

I met Matt a few weeks before turning 16. So many memories of 16 include him. He was a freshman at St. Gregory’s College in Shawnee.

This is me at 16 in my bedroom…

My friend Rachael had a portable sun lamp. I borrowed it and got the directions sorta transposed… so I sat under it too long, too close. I woke up to find my face with bad burns. I had to have shots and medicine and then had the worst peeling you’ve ever seen. For a while I looked like a cat, because my smile lines in the skin showed. I remember Matt didn’t make fun of me when he saw me, he just felt sorry for me. I never sat under a sun lamp again.

I worked at the mall part time and spent every spare minute with Matt on the weekends. I took a modeling course and did some runway modeling this year. It was so much fun!

I hope you join in TTT this week, I am excited to read about you at 16!

Meme Tag from Haley…

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Ranch (the real kind, not the bottled stuff)

Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. Taco Bueno/Chick-fil-a

Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. Old Germany

Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. 20% (a little more for excellent service)

Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
A. Is sonic ice with coke a food?

Q. What is your favorite type of gum?
A. bubble yum – wild strawberry

Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?

Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. Too many ~ 6

Q. What’s your best feature?
A. My eyes…

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. Nope.

Q. Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?
A. Smell! I am so sensitive to smells, I love good smells but hate bad smells!

Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?
A. A year or so ago, got crown… all better.

Q. What is the heaviest item you lifted last?
A. Izzy! (50 pounds)

Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. Yes, in 11th grade a guy who was a friend in school pulled my chair out as I went to sit down and I fell backwards and was knocked unconscious. I woke up to be more concerned that he was in big trouble than worrying about my head. I knew he was just playing.

Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. Yes.

Q. Is love for real?
A. Yes.

Q. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
A. I would leave it. Well, I take that back, I would eliminate my real first name.

Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
A. peachy colors

Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. no.

Q. Have you ever saved someone’s life?
A. yes.

Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. no.

Q. Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000?
A. no.

Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. on the cheek?

Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. do I get anesthesia?

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. No.

Q. Would you pose nude in a magazine for $250,000?
A. no.

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?
A. probably.

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. no.

Q. Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000?
A. yes.

Q. Give up MySpace forever for $30,000?
A. yes. I only look at myspace to monitor the kids.

Q: What is in your left pocket?
A. no pockets in my pjs

Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. Jon Heder cracks me up.

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A. hardwood mostly, carpet in my room and area rugs throughout…

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A. Stand.

Q: Could you live with roommates?
A. I think so.

Q: How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?
A. tons. too many.

Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A. Well there was the time bailey and I were pulling into pets mart in edmond and I didn’t see the police with lights behind me and they finally came to me in the parking lot guns drawn because they thought I was running from them. They quickly realized I am just a blond who was more interested in which way I was going than a silly police car with lights behind me.

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. A therapist, a writer, a mentor…

Q: Last friend you talked to?
A. I can’t remember, maybe kat at church Sunday morning…

Q: Last person you called?
A. mom

Q: First place you went this morning?
A. bathroom

Q: What can you not wait to do?
A. go to target… It’s raining too hard now, they just said on the news to stay indoors…

Q: What’s the last movie you saw?
A. night at the museum on video.

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A. Yes!

Ok, for this meme I tag Elizabeth, Corrie, Kim, & Gail!