Saturday, January 31, 2009

Double Dipping

I know this is lazy, but I'm posting it anyhow. The pyramid tag of the new year. I've already tagged my TWENTY-FIVE people over on facebook, but if you feel left out you can post 25 things about yourself and tag TWENTY-flippin'-FIVE friends of your own. (Did I mention that I think 25 is a pretty unworkable number of people to tag?) Anyway with no further ado, I give you:

25 Random Things about ME

1. I love to read, write and talk.

2. I love to listen so long as I don't have to wait too long before I get to read, write or talk.

3. I am a poor wait-er. I don't start reading series until they are finished. Harry Potter about killed me.

4. I love teaching.

5. I've got six kids. They are some of the smartest, cutest people I know.
6. I've got a brother in the Army and a sister in the Navy.
7. I wish that Alice from the Brady Bunch or someone very much like her lived with my family.

8. I love poetry.

9. I detest Huckleberry Finn. I own three or four copies of Cliff Notes for Huck because I've never been able to find the previous copy when I have been forced once again to read the greatest American novel.

10. I love Jane Austen. It cracks me up that Mark Twain detested her works. 

11. I love to bake, but hate to cook.

12. When I go to thrift stores, I tend to rearrange their books into more logical order. Atonement doesn't really belong in the religion section. Neither does Paradise.

13. I don't do 13.

14. My bookshelves are a crazy mess.

15. My favorite meal is steak, corn on the cob, tomato soup and baked potatoes. I haven't eaten it in about ten years.

16. Milk is my favorite liquid. Skim. The fattier versions don't get cold enough and feel kind of slimy to me. 

17. Seventeen is my favorite number.

18. I joined the Mormon Church/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was fifteen years old.

19. My family was really miffed about number 18.

20. I can't swim well, but I love water. I wish I could be in a pool all summer long.

21. I blog at . (But you know that. Did I promise revelations? No I promised double dipping.)
22. I met my husband when I was twenty-two, even though we lived within two miles of each other for the majority of our childhoods.

23. I still don't know my twelve times tables perfectly. And I always have to think about 7x8, 8x6, and 6x7. (I can figure them out, though. Yay me!)

24. I married my husband when I was twenty-four. We just celebrated our seventeenth anniversary.

25. I homeschool my kids. All of them some of the time. Some of them most of the time. They are crazy smart and keep me from succumbing to senility.


April said...

I looooved learning tid bits about you!! (I already new about the #13). Didn't know you had been married 17 years. I got married at 23 yrs too! (But have been married more years than you.) Cool that you are a convert! I just looove it!!!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Just so you know, if I am one of the 25 facebook friends you tagged for the 25 thing, I'm just not doing it. I'm such a party pooper. I cracked up about the remark on Atonement and Paradise being in the religious section. Really!?! Someone loaned me Paradise but I just could't get past the first couple of pages. I guess I'm just a wimp. This was fun, though--glad you did it! I think your kids didn't fall too far from the tree!!

My Diary said...

So you know where I am from huh. Thanks for keeping my little secret.

I drink skim milk too, but would rather drink whole because it is like ice cream. uuuummmm yummmmy.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

ha ha ha

I DEteST tags, but I did enjoy reading all that stuff about you.

I hear ya on the Alice thing. Amen!

And I didn't know you blogged at supermisc. Cool. I love that site.

I know where you're from toooooooo MY DIARY, so there!

Melanie J said...

I love Huck Finn. I even own an original copy from the 1800's. And I hate skim milk. It's like yucky water. 1 or 2 percent works for me. And I used to think homeschool was lame but now I think it's kinda cool. I'd love to have six kids but I think I'm only going to have the patience for four. Maybe three.

Jami said...

Hi everybody. Look what I learned how to do! ♥

I don't feel bad in the slightest if you ignore the seventy-five tags you are sure to receive from this crazy tag.

MJ, I still love you. Obviously billions of people love Huck, just not me. And trust me I've thought about it deeply three or four times. I get it, river, real world, yada, yada. Save me from the stupid ending!

I also only have the patience for three or four kids. The rest get the grumpy mom.

Heather of the EO said...

You rock.


And I love ONLY skim milk too.

Yep, it's true. I totally get the slimy thing.

SWIRL said...

very interesting...
skim milk- yup me too..
and.. I so wish Alice lived with me too..
! I laughed at that.

fun to learn 25 things about you!

Jo said...

Fun! I hope someone else teaches your kids their times tables, cause the 12's do NOT include 7x9, just so ya know...

Jami said...

Jo, you're silly. (And I mean that in the best possible way.) That's what the word AND was all about. Now that the kids are working on them I get them all right pretty regularly. Will it stick this time? Who knows.

Sue said...

Mark Twain was jealous. JEALOUS.

#22 - me too. I actually almost went out with my husband's older BROTHER, a fact that oogs my husband out to this day.

Heather of the EO said...

I love what you added to number 25. You say the sweetest things about your kiddos though. It's inspiring.

Heather of the EO said...

Wait. That sounded like I was saying you added it later. I just meant I love the end of #25.

I forgot to say that the other time I commented.

I came back over to see if you were the one that did all 25 from facebook. Yes, it was you, which means I might have to go make friends with you on facebook now.

Jami said...

Ah shucks! If you met them you'd agree with me. But I'm also a wee bit prejudiced in their favor.

Youngblood4ever said...

Thanks! I did this on FB and I think I offended some of my HS friends by telling them I'd NEVER go to a HS reunion.

Learned lots about you! You're fab-o!

Alison Wonderland said...

I also caved.