Random shit my friends.

05 February 2009
So on Facebook about 8 million peeps tagged me with the 25 Random Things note. I thought for the benefit of the non-Facebookers, I'd post it here along with a few extras thrown in. It was actually quite an amusing thing to do.

1. I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day. I quit cold turkey February 13, 2006... it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Before that day, I had tried to quit about 10 other times in my life. I still love the idea of smoking even though the real thing makes me sick, I hate the smell. It's disgusting.

2. I am currently addicted to drinking vanilla lime iced tea.

3. Dave and I took our honeymoon travelling in Ireland and visiting Paris.

4. Dave is the most intelligent,thoughtful, hilarious, loyal, amazing man I have ever met in my entire life. I thought he was such a good man that I tried to hook him up with my sister, but thought he just wasn't my type. They still joke to this day that he could have ended up with the "good" sister, but he ended up with me. I am so thankful that I came to my senses and married him.

5. Finnegan didn't have a name for the first four days of his life. The birth certificate lady finally said that we couldn't leave the hospital until he had a name. Dave chose his middle name James, after his good friend.

6. Dave and I grew up about a mile apart and we didn't meet until we were both working together. We went to the same places, knew the same people, and had probably seen each other a thousand times. The right person shows up in your life exactly when they're supposed to.

7. I believe firmly that everything happens for a reason. If you don't learn your lesson the first time, the same shit keeps happening until you do.

8. My mom called me Monkey growing up. To this day, she still gets me something with a monkey on it for Christmas.

9. Having Finnegan was the most fullfilling, important thing I have ever done in my life.

10. Dave and I used to watch Jeopardy every night and keep actual scores on a spreadsheet. We are fully aware that this makes us total freaks.

11. I listen to NPR every morning for the news instead of turning on the tv.

12. My family is quite possibly the best, most irreverant, funniest group of people in the world. If a spouse can't fit in with this crazy bunch, they're screwed.

13. My cat is named after Dexter on Dexter's Laboratory. My dog Monty is named after Mr. Burns on the Simpsons.

14. I speak French.

15. I've never been to New England and it is the place in the US I'd most like to visit. Greece is the next international trip I'd like to take.

16. I take a nap most every day.

17. I haven't had cable for years and years, but I don't miss it at all.

18. The first concert I ever attended was the Beach Boys when I was really little, it was before the original drummer died in a boating accident. The only thing I really remember was having good seats and the beach balls flying around during the concert. I have been to probably a hundred concerts since then, mostly because my dad loved to share all kinds of music with us when we were younger.

19. I hate bridges.

20. I love to entertain & have people over for dinner.

21. I smuggled a cuban cigar into the country for my husband because I knew he would love it. Don't tell the feds.

22. I love obnoxious British comedy like Are You Being Served, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, Ab Fab, & The Vicar of Dibley.

23. My friends are an amazing group of women. They're an eclectic bunch and all are fabulous for different reasons.

24. I was a commitment-phobe before I met Dave. I also made really assinine choices in men. They were all fun, but most were idiots.

25. If I had to pick one city in the US to move to, it would be San Francisco. In the world, it would be Paris.

26. I hated tomato soup my entire life until I was pregnant. Now I love it.

27. I had never tried coleslaw until we went to Ireland for our honeymoon. I loved it and make it all the time now. Dave couldn't believe it so now he tries to find all kinds of other things that I haven't tried.

28. I hate cleaning. Hate it. But even more than I hate cleaning, I hate when people come over to my house when it's a mess. I always go on a cleaning spree. You know you're in the Michelle inner sanctum when I let you see my house a disaster.

29. I would MUCH prefer to drink out of glass than plastic. Anytime I drink a coke or iced tea it has to be in a glass.

30. This is the soap in our bathroom right now. Dave picked it out at the store and I chuckle to myself every single time I see it.

I hope you enjoyed my random facts. Post one or five of your own in the comments!


Stacey said...

In addition, to my randoms on facebook (which was fun!)
1. I'm addicted to cereal, I could eat it for b-fast & dinner most days...and pretty much did every day of my early pregnancy..it was the only thing I kept down!
2. G & I are obsessed w/ family feud...not jeopardy, we LOVE the fast round!
3. I too smoked, 1st one at 15 & still to this day crave them when I drink. I quite "mostly" around 21 ; )

Lori said...

You have got to try Panera's creamy tomato soup - I am in love with it!! Delicious!!

Amy said...

That's the same soap WE have! Only now, ours is filled with Meijer watermelon refill. Shh... don't tell!

Dave said...

What, I can't like juicy mellons? Heh!

Ashley said...

Okay similarities revealed (be forewarned I'm under the influence of red wine and valium)

I recently quit smoking. Love the idea. Hate the effects.

I would love love love to go to Ireland. I'm so jealous my face is green.

Finnegan was a boy name choice for Sugarbaby, who by the way, her real name is Stella. My other kids are Eli and Cash.

NPR rocks. My hubs listens all the time and we don't watch TV. We Netflix. No cable in our house either.

I too hate bridges. I'm convinced they are going to collapse the minute my car goes over them. But I do love those old New England type covered bridges that make me all nostalgic for fall and shit like that.

I love everything British and make my kids watch Netflixed Charlie and Lola in hopes they pick up the accents and sound way better than anyone in this hick town I live in.

And...the biggest one of all. I would give my left nut (or my husband's) to visit anywhere in New England. But specifically Maine. I love lobster, I love the shore (not the beach), I love the houses, everything.

Michelle said...

Ummmm HOLY CRAP! We totally are going to be bloggy BFFs!

YOU can do it on the smoking. It was quite possibly the hardest thing I've ever done. It sucked at first, but it DOES get better. I had to start thinking of myself as a non-smoker. It helped a lot.

Um. Ready for creepiness? Stella was on my list of girl names.

I hate lobster, but I am SO going to New England!

Synchronicity. That's what this is. AND want to know something else? I just made my blog public like a couple days before I met you! Right place, right time, meant to happen.

You rock & I am SO glad we're bloggy BFFs!

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