Tuesday, January 27

fine. I will do it. I have been tagged.

Tag you're it.
(you read it, now you are suckered into it...)

Thank you Brooke. You have made me do this. :) I always forget to do these and it is hard to take the time once i am home. I figured i would start it with good intentions to actually post it. The rules are...

Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were tagged...
List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

And in no particular order:
10 HONEST things about myself

1) I went to a live taping of FRIENDS in 2003. That is right people. Season 9, the One with the Days of our Lives Cast Party. It was beautiful and i loved every second of it and L.A. Plus not to mention, i was a sophomore in college, skipped class and spent what was a cold day in Texas on the BEACH in California. Not to0 shabby for Jenna...

2) I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. Jealous? Truly. I am one of the lucky ones. Gimme 5 minutes and i am out. You just get me comfy and i am done.
Thank you Mother for that quality.

3) I met my hubby thru coaching basketball, which i cannot play...

4) While i really like my job, i wish i could be a photographer and events coordinator. And sew. And craft all the time. And be a really good painter...and take cooking classes...

5) We made fun of our friend Katie for years (actually, we still are) because of an incident in high school where she was making out with her boyfriend under a blanket while we were all sitting on the couch together. 3 couples: 1 couch...SHEESH GET A ROOM! THEN she went outside for an hour to make out with him more and out of our delirium and frustration we sang our version of Christina Aguilara's "Oh Holy Night".

6) One Christmas Day, back in 2000, the entire city of Texarkana, TX was blacked out b/c of a HUGE ice storm that came thru. After piling on layers upon layers of clothes and inviting friends over to sit in front of the fire, i ended up spending the night huddled around a small candlestick in my upstairs bedroom playing scrabble and drinking hot cocoa with Emily. We played until we were spelling in our sleep.

7) I have a weird fascination about what pregnant people look like. Curiosity? sure...

8) My favorite past time is sitting in Barnes&Noble with Emily and looking at tabloid magazines, drinking coffee and judging celebrities...

9) I really like to make random videos (dancing, singing, acting like animals, whatever really...) to usually embarrass me to the core if people were to see them, but at the same time i am ok with public humiliation. stay tuned

10) I have all 5 of my children's names picked out and i don't have any children.

I tag these 7 people:
Holly Wynne, Emily, Blaire, Christie, Stephanie, Anita J, Ali,
...and hubby
and anyone else reading this!

I also tag this crazy cracker b/c she has been MIA!
Lindsey Arita

Here are the rules:
1. Say one nice thing to the man in your life:
You Matthew Ryan Cox are the missing piece to my puzzle.

List at least 6 ways you measure success in your life.

1. I am successful when i immediately put up the dishes that i put in the sink.

2. I am successful when i get to work right at 8:15 and not 5 minutes late.

3. I am successful when I walk into Target and don't buy something .

4. I am successful if i check my voicemail on my cell phone once a week.

5. I am successful when I get out of bed 30 minutes after my 3 alarms go off.

6. I am successful when I even just think about working out.

Assign 5 other blogs this award:

Happy Tuesday.

88 comments:

AmberP said...

Great post!!
And way to cave into the tagging pressure!

Anita J. said...

I am so glad you caved in! That was a really fun post. I feel like I got to know you better. I laughed, I shook my head, I took a big drink of my soda before I read number seven and used all the self-control I could muster to keep from spitting in on Keith's computer...

Good stuff. And number nine made me feel a little giddy since I came here directly from responding to your comment on the Puppy Love post. Go look at the response, you'll see why...and there are time stamps to prove it! (provided we both have our blogs set to CST)

Thanks for the tag! You made this fun. I'm actually wanting to go read it again. That's a good tag post, sistah.

Holly said...

Awwwww, I want to judge celebrities with you sometime! I MISS you! You are magic. And since I tagged you first like three years ago, I'm just going to consider it the response to MY tag.

kels said...

SOOOO jealous you got to see a taping of Friends!! I LOVE that show and LOVE LA!!

Also- I'm totally with you on #4... I wish that could be my life too!

what's your e-mail and I'll e-mail you my wonderful "date" story! ha!
mine is kelseysutherlin@gmail.com

christie otts said...

Done and done.

Anita J. said...

I am working on my 25. Almost done with it. In the meantime, I tagged you back. It's up on my blog. It says 4th folder, 4th pic, but I say art folder 4th pic.

Anita J. said...

Jenna, I don't know if you do any work with yarn, but I was shopping on eBay and these stitch markers made me think of you. I got a really good laugh. Hope you do too.

Brooke & Freeland said...

Happy Birthday friend!!! I hope you have an awesome day!!

joy deeann carson said...

okay lost your blog for a while- i updated the link in one place and not another and kept getting REALLY confused because someone else had your blog! hahahaha WEIRD. i miss you friend.... enjoyed your random facts!!! love oyu

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

stopping by your SAUCY blog from SITS...BTW I love your banner. So creative.

Alice J. Byrd said...

Awesome post! I'm glad I found this blog! (This is my first comment as a SITS chick).
I LOVE FRIENDS!!!! You lucky duck... and Barnes & Noble is pretty much my favorite place to be...even though it's like 40 miles from where I live. >.< Oh well.
I'll definitely be checking back from time to time. Your blog makes me laugh, and who doesn't need that these days?

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Great stuff!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Great Post! Good to find out more about you!

Stop by mine later for this week's mid-week funny. www.labellemereuk.blogspot.com

Bec xxx

Michelle (hometc) said...

I love Texarkana!! My mamaw used to live there and I would visit during the summer, catching lightning bugs and bullfrogs, what great memories!! She lived on Belt road.

MrsM said...

I love B&N! Congrats on your FB day =)

Yaya said...

Oh yes, walking into target and not buying anything IS quite a success!

Robin said...

That Friends taping thing is pretty cool bragging rights. And wow.....I wish I could fall asleep at the drop of a hat. :-)

Sarahlcc said...

Anyhoo, I have fond memories of books stores as well with friends, and your blog name is uber-cute.

JennyMac said...

Loved Friends back in the day..and love LA so much. Great post.

Greedy said...

Here from SITS I can so relate to #8 I'm not really into tabloids but I love spending time in B&N

Laila Of Course! said...

Oh my goodness!! You were at a LIVE taping?!? That is EPIC! :P WOW!
And please do be sure and enter my first ever giveaway! It's really easy to enter.

-Laila
www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

Astrid said...

What a fun post to read!

Whoa! You got to see the taping of a show! How cool is that? I don't know anyone who's ever done that.

Happy SITS day!

Kari said...

Fun post!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cute post. :) I like how you use colored fonts--it's just enough, and not overkill. :)

tammy said...

You came up with some terrific honest things. :) I know when I have to do stuff like that I can only think of things that are seriously, without a doubt the most lame and boring things on earth. Good job! :)

Moms Fighting Fat said...

Hi, visiting from SITS!

OMG, how cool that you got to go see a taping of Friends! Love, love, love that show. :-)

You're formula for measuring success is spot on!

~ Sandy

"We're all on this journey towards living a healthier lifestyle together."

LOL, on the bright side--at least you're not one of those poor women who you hear telling about how some person walked up and asked, "How many months are you along?" even though they're not pregnant. Can you imagine?

People, they're the worst--as Seinfeld would say. :-)

Congrats on being SITS Featured Blogger--I love your unique style! :-)

~ Sandy

href="http://www.momsfightingfat.com/2009/07/weightloss-setbacks-miss-piggy-is-in.html">Weightloss Setbacks: Miss Piggy in the House

Hugs ~ Sandy

"We're all on this journey towards living a healthier lifestyle together."

B.o.B. said...

GREAT list. I love a list and yours is awesome. Scrabble rules and yes I am jealous you can fall asleep so quickly!

Heather said...

I have a good friend that can fall asleep at the drop of a hat too! I hate going to movies with her...she always falls asleep in them. LOL

glenna said...

Lovely blog! :-)

the planet of janet said...

you are very good to take the challenge. i am the blog where memes go to die.

;-)

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I would have so skipped classes too to see a taping of Friends! I'm so jealous!!!

Life of a Stepmama said...

Great post!!!

The818 said...

I'm SO jealous that you went to a taping of friends. Like, SO jealous.

Happy SITS day!

withoutadornment said...

You're so lucky that you fall asleep quickly.

Happy SITS day! :)

Amy said...

This was fun to read...

daphne said...

1. I am successful when i immediately put up the dishes that i put in the sink.

Gee, looks like success is more elusive than i think..LOL

Girly Do's said...

Right on--- and I am Jealous of number two!

Michelle said...

Oh, I love those things.

Friends, wow. HOW FUN!!

susan said...

Scrabble - great way to spend a blackout day!

Happy SITS day!

TR Hughes said...

You are whimsical indeed!

Smitten by Britain said...

I love Barnes & Noble too.

Happy Sits Day!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

OK my question was not answered! LOL I DO love scrabble though! :) If you're on facebook we should play sometime!!!! :)

Lisa Anne said...

That sounds like a fun little challenge. Though I'm new to blogging and maybe if you've already done it a thousand times it would be boring. But It's a great way to get to know people.

Are you a Dallas Cowboys Fan? y BF LOVES, and when I me LOVES, I mean the obsessed type of love for the Cowboys!!

Ronnica said...

Quite the range there...hey, at least you got to witness a piece of history. Wait, Friends isn't considered history???

Krafty Kristy said...

Good Post Fun to Read I will have to brave it someday to write a post like this.

T~T said...

good to know you a bit better

dddiva said...

What a fun post- you sound as random as the little divas and I are. Glad to meet you from SITs.

Jessica said...

I thought only men could fall asleep at the drop of a hat??

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

Its a SITS stop!! Love the list - Yes, jealous about the Friends taping most definitely. I also LOVE sitting in the local huge bookstore, having a bucket of Starbucks and every crappy gossip magazine I can find. Can do that for hours!

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Traci said...

This looks like fun- I might start it up again if that's okay. I love Friends too! Never saw it taped though.

Mary at My New 30 said...

Happy SITS Day!

Little Miss Baker said...

This is very honest :) Love it!! Where did you get married?!

sandy said...

This is fun! I love learning more about people with these fun tags!

Lamonica Epps said...

Interesting post. It's great that you got a chance to attend a live taping of Friends.

Stopping by from SITS

Reluctant Housewife said...

It was fun getting to know a bit more about you!

Pricilla said...

Happy SITS day.

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

Well that was fun!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I am so jealous of #2!

Laura said...

I was tagged last week, but there were no instructions & I didn't know what the girl was talking about...so I did nothing.

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Fun stuff about you! I wish I could fall asleep at the drop of a hat. Maybe it's just the "mother" in me always with one ear listening to the kiddos. Enjoy your day in the SITS spotlight!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Love this post!

Marrdy said...

See that was easy, wasn't it? Didn't hurt too much and we all learned something valuable about you. I do wonder if that candlestick kept you warm on the black out Christmas or if it was the scrabble?

coco-ono said...

but the question is, why go to target at all if you dont need to buy something?

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

loved your list, I am not v good at these tagging things either!
Collette xx

carma said...

nice memes. I am the same way with checking voicemails. By the time I decided how to check the voice mail on my new phone, I had messages going back 4 months. I'm guessing they were not urgent :D

Mel said...

I am so jealous that you got to see Friends! How cool is that?! Just stopping by from SITS!:)

Superjaxster said...

So jealous that you saw a live taping of Friends. Never been to LA :( Hope to get there someday soon I hope!

Sarah said...

I am so jealous that you got to see a live taping of Friends! It's my all time favorite show!

Kekibird said...

Target is the Hellmouth for my wallet, my 2 alarms have to go off for about 45 minutes before I get up but eventually I do, and I'm jealous of your Friends taping adventure. Own all the seasons in a BIG wooden gift box and watched all 10 years, the last 3 with my best friend.

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shortmama said...

I wish I could fall asleep like that!

Charlotte said...

I am jealous! I love sleep but it's fleeting.

twig said...

You have great self control if you can walk into Target and come out with nothing - either that or you forgot your wallet ;)

Helen McGinn said...

*L* I'd have loved to go to a screening of Friends!

Ms. B said...

Great post! So glad to meet a fellow Texan!

xo

Jennifer
http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

Tranquility said...

I fall asleep pretty quickly too - I think it's from years of daydreaming in school (practice for the real thing). Unfortunately, I usually wake up many, many times during the night (but I nearly always fall right back to sleep again).

shraddha said...

Happy SITS Day!

Lacey said...

I honestly never got into Friends until they were done with the series. Now I think I have seen every episode on my breaks at work.

The Redhead Riter said...

That was cute! Glad you tagged yourself.

Enjoy a Totally Tremendous Thursday!!!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

hi Jenna! I'm visiting from SITS to say hello (day late, sorry!). Hope you enjoyed your day as FB! :-) You have a terrific blog!

Joy said...

i do enjoy reading tag answers!

Congrats on your SITS feature!

Jessica said...

I LOVE Barnes and Noble too!

Mama Mel said...

How cool! You got to see a taping of Friends. I loved that show! :) I like #10 too... I had only one name picked out way before I even thought about having kids... it was a girl's name, and I ended up having a boy. Needless to say, we couldn't decide on a good boy's name until I was 8 months pregnant! :)

Kim said...

I am so jealous that you got to see a taping of Friends! I love that show! And I would consider it succesful IF I could to go to Target and not buy anything...I even get sucked in by their cafe!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

I'm with you on #4 - really enjoy photography more now, keep a camera in my car and put up lots of Wordless Wednesday scenery shots!

Happy SITS day!

Juliet Grossman said...

Yup, nothing beats sitting in Barnes & Noble with a cup of coffee (for me it's tea) and reading magazines. I could do this for hours:-)

Funny in my mind said...

I too love looking at celebrities. That is their purpose right? I love the photos at the bottom of your page!

piecemeal people said...

I have some rather embarrassing memories of things my friends and I did with our boyfriends or girlfriends while others were in the room. You would have made fun of me as well.