Monday, January 26, 2009

Friend Making Monday

I am going to try to do a blog carnival that I noticed on another Heidi's blog, who noticed it on another Heidi's blog who found it at Kasey's blog. Gosh I love that I know how to link things now. It's so cool.
Anyhow, this blog carnival is a 'getting to know you' type thing. Today's is:

List 10 random things about yourself that people might not know or you just want to share.
I am going to assume they mean general people out there in bloggy land, not relatives and friends who happen to read our blogs. (I couldn't think of many because my mind went blank so I borrowed some from the other blogs that were true for me too)

1. I was in the Army for 8 years. I spent three of those years stationed in Germany and one of those deployed to Bosnia. I was sent to Bosnia again one year after I left the first time.

2. I have a tattoo of Winnie the Pooh on my right ankle. (my husband HATES it)

3. I am a HUGE bargain shopper. I can't rest if I think I might be getting a better deal somewhere else. I use coupons everywhere and haunt Target for clearance's on everything they sell from clothes to shoes to food. I also love thrift shops and garage sales. Who needs something new when I can get it for 50 cents and it is nice and worn in and comfy. Especially kids clothes.

4. I sleep with a red & white stadium blanket with the Wisconsin Badger on it that I got from my Aunt Dianne when I was a teenager. I take it everywhere I go, even when I was deployed in the Military.

5. I love, love, love Christmas music. I listen to it all year long. It drives my husband and older kids nuts. I have NOT gotten Rebecca doing the same thing. (oops I mixed up my Monday carnivals)

6. I have never been stung by a bee and I am absolutely terrified of them. Probably because of the fact that I have never been stung and I have built it up in my mind that it is worse than it really is.

7. My husband and I are very different when it comes to the kids and watching/keeping an eye on them. I have a tendency to be more laid back and he is ever vigilant. I suppose we balance out and keep each other from driving our kids insane.

8. I am very picky about my checkbook. Everything has to be my way and entirely in pencil. I can't stand when my husband writes in it because he always uses pen. I am the same with the calendars I use, everything must be in pencil.

9. My favorite ice cream is vanilla. Plain vanilla. Not vanilla bean or french vanilla or anything but plain old vanilla ice cream...especially from the Schwan's man. mmmmm yummy.

10. I have been in 43 out of 50 of the US states. This would be counting driving through states and lay overs. I have driven from Massachusetts to California and many, many others.

Anyone want to join in can head over to Kasey's to read the rules and check out Mr. Linky.


Jennisa said...

I remember the tattoo, and the blanket!!! I can't believe Dan lets that in the bed!!!

I remember you introducing me to "Grandma got ran over by a reindeer" when I was little....boy, that was a Christmas...I remember someone getting a "Someone in WI loves me" shirt, but hmmmm....don't remember who that was! :)

heidi said...

Nice list!!! I knew only two of those things - the bargain shopping and the ice cream. I believe you have mentioned those before.

*evil laugh* We WILL take over blog land..yes, we will.

BTW - Bee stings hurt like shots. If you can get all those shots for the army - you can get stung by a bee. Promise.

Dan said...

I want to point out the only reason she still has the blanket in the bed is she hasn't messed with my favorite sweatshirt that MIGHT be older than her blanket. Also on the bee stings, I am very allergic to bee stings ( I was stung bu over a hundred bees when I was young ) yet I must still deal with them because Heidi is so afraid of bees... and spiders.. and bugs ... and ants and days that end in the letter Y... Good thing she was never in the Army... Oh, she was in the Army...Hmmm How the heck is that possible???

Kasey said...

I love your #3. I don't have a piece of furniture in my house except for my couch and a chair that didn't come from a thrift store! I love to buy old and make it look new! Glad you are joining in the fun!

Rhonda said...

Hi I am definately with you on #3 and #5. I ♥ yard sales, bargains, thrift stores! I didn't realize so many other people did too until I started visiting blogs.

I ♥ Christmas music! I don't listen to it all year, but I probably would if I could get away with it.

It is nice to 'meet' you! Rhonda