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Sunday, February 3, 2008

All About Me

It occurred to me that even though I've been writing on Finn's page for nearly four years, you might not know a lot about me. And who doesn't want to know about me? Ahem. I'm sure that there are a few things you've been able to deduce over time. That I'm a slightly chubby, neurotic, germaphobe mother of two who likes to put off until tomorrow what she should be doing today, likes to eat popcorn then exercise fanatically and then weigh herself and wonder why she hasn't lost anything. Things like that.

So here's a little bit more about me. Because I'm sure you won't have any inner peace until you know these details about me. Feel free to post your own "about me" in the guestbook! I don't want to hog the limelight.


I am infamous for:
Driving off with things on the roof of the car. Cordless phones, cell phones, sippy cups, cups from fast food restaurants, medicine cups. I also forget to close the hatchback on the car sometimes—I figure it out when I look in the rearview mirror and marvel at how clean the glass suddenly is.

My favorite color is:
Yellow

Favorite season:
Winter—which makes no sense because I’m always cold.

If they made a movie about my life _______________________ would play in the starring role.
Meg Ryan. Or maybe Jody Foster if she permed her hair. I used to get comments that I looked like Meg Ryan. That was when I was younger. And weighed less.

My favorite food is:
Popcorn. King crab legs. Chicken and noodles.

My favorite country I’ve traveled to is:
England. Followed closely by everywhere else I’ve ever been.

In my spare time I like to:
Travel. Read. Research things on the Internet—like where I want to travel. I might go the distance and put “ski” on this list now, but that makes me sound kind of athletic. Which I’m not.

My favorite kids’ show is:
Scooby Doo. I find myself watching it even when there aren’t any kids around. . .I also like Max and Ruby.

My all-time favorite musical group is:
Depeche Mode

It is disturbing to me:
That I know all of the lyrics to the High School Musical 2 soundtrack, but I have no idea of the policies of the various presidential hopefuls.

My favorite smell is:
Coffee shops. Woodburning fires (in the fireplace, not in the hills near our house like a forest fire) on a cold fall day.

When I smell ______________________ it reminds me of_________________________.
Camay soap. . .my Grandma.

I always forget to:
Clean the boys’ ears.

If someone looked under my bed, they would find:
A pile of books, a box of videotapes (BBC America mystery shows for heavens sake—get your mind out of the gutter!), picture frames in a bag.

I procrastinate when I should be:
Working.

My least favorite household chore is:
Vacuuming.

I secretly ____________________________when no one is looking.
Eat cookie dough

My all time favorite book is:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I know, total trash. I’m currently rereading it for about the fourth time. Why couldn't I have chosen some classic literary work?

My favorite movie is:
The Parent Trap (the original!)

Last movie I saw in a movie theater:
The Waterhorse

Last movie I watched on video:
Flags of Our Fathers—actually only saw the first half last night. I estimate it will take six months for us to finish it.

Lately, I've been watching __________________on TV.
Well, not a whole heck of a lot because of the writer's strike. So I got some DVDs from the library, which include: The Vicar of Dibley (absolutely hilarious English sitcom) and, I'm not making this up, The Winds of War. Did I really think Jan Michael Vincent was that hot with his pants hiked up that high? Some really terrible acting, but in the 80s, I loved it. I wonder if I'll sink even lower and watch North and South next.

If I could have one wish answered, it would be:
There was a cure for cancer. (Right behind that, having TiVo.)

If I could be a fictional character, I would be:
Claire Fraser (from Diana Gabaldon’s trashy Outlander series) or Miss Elizabeth Bennett

I know all the song lyrics by heart to:
Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Meatloaf. “Well I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday. . .”

I absolutely cannot:
Knit, crochet or do other crafty things with yarn. It makes me sweaty and nervous.

If I had my life to do over again, I would change:
Not a darn thing. Well, maybe the size of my thighs.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

*I am the oldest of five children, all of whom live within one hour in Minnesota.

*We live a mile away from my parents and an hour away from my husband's mom.

*We have six children, the oldest in Heaven.

*We lived in Texas for four years, right after we got married in 1986.

*We are far busier with kids' schedules than my parents ever had to be...back in the idyllic days when kids played outside till dinner and again till the streetlights came on.

*I love navy blue.

*I haven't paid to have my hair cut in nearly seven years. I do it myself or let my kids help me.

*I would rather shop for groceries with all of my children along.

*Noe of my children have been to preschool.

Enough for now.

Bridget

Anonymous said...

Good Luck with your new Blog Natalie! I always ejoyed your entries on Finn's page. The original Parent Trap is my fav too! I always try to make my kids watch even though they don't seem to like it... I thought Brian Keith was dreamy.

Kris

ProBagLady said...

Hi Natalie,
I LOVE that you have moved to a blog format... I am sure that all will go well!

As for the Mighty Finn and his CB site... I will forever be changed from reading it and the other CB sites. They have absolutely been life changing!

Will continue to hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers... and will enjoy dropping in to read about YOU!

With abundant love and joy,
Sherrill

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with outlander being your favourite book, cuz, it's also mine, and I would love to be Clare Fraser cuz Jamie is absolutely amazing. :)

nancy irving
toronto, canada

Anonymous said...

I am infamous for:
being a klutz, constantly losing things like my car keys

My favorite color is:
purple

Favorite season:
all of them

If they made a movie about my life _______________________ would play in the starring role.
claire danes

My favorite food is:
dessert

My favorite country I’ve traveled to is:
scotland

In my spare time I like to:
read, crafty stuff

My favorite kids’ show is:
veggie tales

My all-time favorite musical group is:
barlow girl

It is disturbing to me:
that i can still recite the theme song to the fresh prince of bellaire

My favorite smell is:
coffee, fresh-baked bread, babies right out of a bath

When I smell ______________________ it reminds me of_________________________.
cow poop.....my grandpa (he lived on a farm and I was very close to him)

I always forget to:
take something i will need wherever i'm going (like driving an hour to my parents without baby wipes, a sippy cup, and a bib for my 16 month old)

If someone looked under my bed, they would find:
dust

I procrastinate when I should be:
doing anything

My least favorite household chore is:
laundry

I secretly ____________________________when no one is looking.
Eat cookie dough...i'm right there with ya!!!

My all time favorite book is:
Harry Potter....i know i'm a geek

My favorite movie is:
armageddon

Last movie I saw in a movie theater:
pirates who don't do anything

Last movie I watched on video:
transformers movie (new one)

Lately, I've been watching __________________on TV.
whatever my tivo records for me

If I could have one wish answered, it would be:
a million more wishes

If I could be a fictional character, I would be:
stephanie plum

I know all the song lyrics by heart to:
fresh-prince theme song

I absolutely cannot:
do a split

If I had my life to do over again, I would change:
nothing

amber in ohio

Anonymous said...

I am a SAHM of 2 girls 12 and 7.

I love to read and play games.

My favorite color is green.

My favorite food is Mexican - the hotter the better followed closely by anything pasta.

My husband and I play at least one game of chess every single day :)

I love to take a warm bath, have my coffee and book close by.

I love coffee - all day long.

I love to cook and bake - my neighbors are very happy cause I pawn lots of the stuff off on them.

I talk to my best girl friend every morning and every afternoon - always.

I have a phobia about vomit, doing it or having anyone around me do it - yuck!

I am a morning person - I wake up at 5 a.m. and can have my house completely clean by 7 a.m. and spend the rest of the day reading.

I love to play jokes on my kids - they make me laugh harder than anyone in the world!!

Cindy
Virginia

Kristie said...

I am slightly offended. As far as I'm concerned, Outlander IS classic literary fiction. And if it's not, don't tell me otherwise, because I love, love, love it, and have secret fantasies that Jamie Frasier is a real person and I am somehow Claire (even though I am a total pansy and would probably have gone back to warm water and electricity and mattreses.)

1dreamr said...

I'm totally with you on that last one! I could weigh 98 lbs and I'd still have *huge* thighs!! Blech.