Monday, January 16, 2012

Tag You're It



I don't usually participate in these tag things 
but two blog pals 
Tiffani from House of Belonging 
and Mary from Life In A Small Town 
tagged me
and  I thought 
what the heck...I'll play.

Since they both tagged me 
I will have more answers than 
the people that I tag.
This will be incredibly long
although, quite fascinating I am sure!
The rules are:

1. post the rules.
2.  post eleven fun facts about yourself
3.  answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
4.  tag eleven people and link them on your post
5. let them know you’ve tagged them
Here goes:
Eleven Fun Facts About Me:
1. I have a twin sister, Jackie. I had twin sons. My oldest sister's daughter has twins. My middle sister's daughter has twins.
I have first cousins that are twins. My first cousin, Patty has twins.  My first cousin, Annie's son had twins. We drink special water  ;)
2. I went to a country grade school where 2 grades were together.
There were 9 kids in my class.
3. My oldest daughter Annie married my grade school boyfriend's nephew.
4. My youngest Maggie had a 4-wheeler wreck when she was 9 that required two ambulance drives, and an emergency surgery. She is fine. They fixed her spleen and liver. They didn't remove her ornery.
5. My favorite show is still The Waltons but their hiatus period is ridiculously long.
6. I grew up riding ponies and going barefoot.
7.  I have trouble sitting still for a movie.
8. My middle name is Lou. I hated it growing up. I like it better now.
9. I used to hate the word mama because I thought it sounded fat. Then Abbie started calling me Mama Johns and Caroline called me Mama Janie. Now I love it. Although Johns sounds kinda fat, doesn't it?
10. I am a computer idiot.
11. I named all my dolls Michelle Renee. My best friend from college is named Michelle.  She collects doll heads. Coincidence?

Questions for  me from Mary:

1. Who is your favorite singer/music group?
I can't pick one... Jason Mraz, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Dean Martin...
 
2.  Do you have a favorite game to play on the computer/tablet/iPad/iPod?  If so, what is it?
No, I cannot abide electronic games...they make me anxious.
I did play a mean Foosball in my day.

3. What is your favorite movie?
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. John Candy and Steve Martin...perfection. I laugh and I cry. I adore it.

4.  How long did you know your spouse when you got married?  If you're not married, what is the longest  you have seen someone?
We dated 2 years HS and all of college so...2+4= 6 years.

5.  Were you involved in music in high school/college?
I played clarinet because my older sister had that instrument. My twin sis, Jackie got a new saxophone. ( I swear I am over it)
I was in band until my Jr. year of High school.
I may or may not be referred to as the original Kenny G.
 
6.  What special group were you involved in during high school/college?
Cheerleading and French Club. 
I was the President of the French Club. Le President, for those of you that don't speak French, that means The President.

7.  When you're all alone, what do you like to eat for dinner?
total crap... I scrounge for whatever looks good. I never cook for myself.

8.  Left or right handed?
Right. 
 
9.  How tall are you?
66 inches. 
 
10.  What is your favorite pair of shoes?
Ugg boots. I have 2 pairs. Super comfy. I wish I had more. I have a "want" problem.

11. How long hav
e you lived in your house/apartment/condo?
31 years. I moved here from the honeymoon trip.
 Questions from Tiffani:
1. favorite color
pink and pink.

2. dream vacation
Disney World with my family. We went Thanksgiving 2010 and I hope to go in 2012. I have been to Paris, Venice, and other top spots. Disney, to me is Heaven on Earth. 


3. are you a hugger or not
You betcha.

4. what do you want to be when you grow up
A dancer on The Carol Burnett Show.
It was my dream as a child and I would still love it.
If you are too young to know who Carol Burnett is I can't care.


5. when you eat out do you usually order dessert
Never. Someone might think I am a hog. I will eat my dessert in secret, in the dark, like any stable woman would. 


6. what is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity
JUNKING!  Sorry to yell but I am passionate about junking.

7. what is your favorite day of the week
Sunday, because Stuart is home. Church, lunch out, and my man by my side.


8. what was your favorite food as a child?
Chocolate cake with chocolate icing. It still haunts me.

9. what is something you learned this last week
Well since it is Monday I will go with last week... Figs hate me.


10. if you could change your first name what would you change it to
Something fancy that never got misspelled... like Lady Number Two. or To or Too. Hmm, I may need to rethink that. 

11. do you have a nickname
Yup, my brother-in-law Butch gave me it when I was a kid.
(My oldest sis is 12 years older)
It is Hoopie Lou. I love it. Hardly anyone calls me it anymore.

 Will the madness never end?
Oh no, it continues.
Now my questions for the ones I tagged.

1. Favorite chipmunk...Alvin, Simon, or Theodore?

2. Plastic tubs or cardboard boxes?

3.  What's your best suggestion for a gag gift?

4. Who is your favorite author?

5. Do you have a lucky number/letter?

6. What would your brother/sister say is your best quality?

7. Do you paint your toenails in the winter?

8. How old were you when you had your first date?

9. If you were in the Miss USA contest what would be your talent?

10. Are a you a lover or a fighter?

11. Kardashians...friend or foe?

And finally I tag:

2. Denise at Keep Calm and Carry On  (yup there are two)
3. Sandie from Chatty Crone
4.  Leslie from Farm Fresh Fun 
5. Brandee from  Smooth Stones
6. Amber from The JabberBox
7. Suzette from The Frat Pack + Me 
8. Cheryl from WHOSYERGURL 
9. Rebecca from Life & Godliness 
10. Judy at Anybody Home
11. Gena at The House On Lavendar Hill

14 comments:

  1. I am new to your blog so what a great way to get to know you!!

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  2. Oh my. I've never done such a thing. I'll have to think on it. I'll admit to feeling warm and fuzzy that you picked me.

    You are now Hoopie Lou to me. Forever more. Also, I LOVE Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. LOVE.

    I wish you were closer; we could junk together.

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  3. Oh my gosh. I sincerely laughed out loud more than once. :)
    I love you! (and can't wait to get a Janie hug!!)

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  4. you crack me up...

    I am watching The Waltons on DVD with my girls. We started with season 1. I love that show. I love the values--if you ask me, we could use a few shows like the Waltons nowadays.

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  5. You should know better than to tag me! I don't Do these things!

    1. Favorite chipmunk...Alvin, Simon, or Theodore?
    ARE THERE ANY OTHER CHOICES? I'M CLUELESS ABOUT WHO'S WHO HERE. I DO LIKE THEIR MUSIC THOUGH.
    2. Plastic tubs or cardboard boxes?
    GUESS IT DEPENDS FOR WHAT PURPOSE...
    3. What's your best suggestion for a gag gift?
    DUCT TAPE?
    4. Who is your favorite author?
    IT'S LIKE THE OSCARS... __________ FOR ____________.
    JOANNA TROLOPPE or MAEVE BINCHY for fiction
    5. Do you have a lucky number/letter?
    NO
    6. What would your brother/sister say is your best quality?
    FRANKNESS
    7. Do you paint your toenails in the winter?
    NO
    8. How old were you when you had your first date?
    NOT TOO SURE WHICH ONE TO CALL OFFICIAL OR WHO YOU ASK. 13 - MAYBE UNOFFICIALLY, BUT IT FELT LIKE ONE TO ME. 16 IF YOU ASK MY MOTHER.
    9. If you were in the Miss USA contest what would be your talent?
    I'M STILL TRYING TO THINK HOW THE HECK I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!
    PERHAPS I FINALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO TIE A CHERRY STEM IN A KNOT IN MY MOUTH WITH MY TONGUE.
    10. Are a you a lover or a fighter?
    YES I AM.
    11. Kardashians...friend or foe?
    I'M A NO-WATCHER

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  6. ahhhh - I love your answers! It was certainly nice meeting you too. Have a blessed day and I'll be following along on your cute little blog now :)

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  7. Thanks for playing along! I have a "thing" that I'm still harboring some resentment toward with one of my sisters, too! Some things just never go away!
    You made me think on the "66 inches" thing!

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  8. just a quick read here for me and it was fun. (I am attempting to do something "normal" for a bit today.)
    fyi..i attended a one room school for my first and second grades. then we had to go to town school because we only had 13 kids! tis a fact i'm quite proud of...seems you might be too.

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  9. All stable women eat their dessert in secret, right? In my alternate universe, if I weren't already Lucille Ball, I'd want to be Carol Burnett.

    I can't care. You have a way with words. The only words I know in French are "chien" and "frommage." I said them all. the. time. while I was walking around in Paris.

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  10. I'm totally envious of your twin explosion! And now I totally want to go to Disney.

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  11. i am a FOE. let the record show. ; )

    and hello twins. i used to pray we'd have twins... after having my first child i'm kind of relieved that God saw fit to give me two children 16 mos apart rather than two at once. : ) but aren't you twins all CUTE!

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  12. Thanks for tagging me! It took me a while but I think I fulfilled my tasks. I loved reading your answers!

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  13. I am working it on it - thank you - I think! HAHA sandie

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