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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tag I'm it! 8 Random Things About Me:

I've been tagged by my dear mom over at Homemaking Dreams to list 8 random things about me. Here we go:

1. Until recently I lived in a beautiful tourist town on the coast of North Carolina. We lived in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 870 square foot home built in 1942. We now live two hours away in our new home which is twice as big, 65 years newer and cost LESS because we moved away from the beach. But we really MISS you Wilmington and ALL our friends!!!!!!!!

2. My husband is a special education science teacher. He has a Master's Degree in Special Education and teaches young people with severe ADD, Asperger's Syndrome, ect. He was also the bass player in a band for 10 years in Boston that was played locally on the radio and were nominated for a Boston Music Award.

3. I met my husband 4 years ago on Match.com, back when it was still slightly taboo to meet people online. I joke sometimes that I paid $20 for my husband because that's how much my membership cost. He brought me flowers every time we got together for a month straight. On our first date we went to dinner, then bowling, then ate dessert in a park while he played his guitar for me, then we went dancing, and then we got pizza. It was the best and most romantic first date ever.

4. I moved to inner-city Boston by myself after I graduated college in 2002. Having grown up on a farm in one of the least populated counties in our state, this was quite a change. It was the most interesting and exciting thing I have ever done. I met a lot of people, had a great experience, met my future husband, got extremely cold and decided North Carolina was the place for me.

5. I've been mugged at knifepoint by three guys on a dimly lit street beside a dark alley. The most scary thing ever. Do not recommend dimly lit streets. Do not recomment walking alone at night in big cities. I think this may have been God's way of saving my life because up until that point, I was scared of nothing. I would walk around the city and take the subway no matter how dark the sky, no matter how late the hour. Now I am extremely cautious!!!

6. I took tap dance lessons throughout my pregnancy and performed in the Spring Recital. So fun. I took dance for 10 years before going to college, and decided to get back into it last year before I got pregnant.

7. I am almost completely deaf in my right ear. I had lots and lots of ear infections when I was young. Not even surgery could repair the nerve damage. If you talk into that ear the sound gets garbled on the way to my brain and sounds like the adult people in Charlie Brown cartoons - WhaWhawaaaawhawha!!

8. I am the first generation in my family to not work on a farm. My mom and dad, their mom and dad, their mom and dad, and etc, etc. all worked on farms. We live in such the rural south that my Dad can remember not having plumbing, using outhouses and hanging salted pork on the porch to keep it fresh. Thank God for Plumbing and Refrigeration!!! And hot water!! And TV!! And internet and Netflix!!!

I've never tagged anyone and I'm not sure if I'm doing it right but - I tag Kacie at Sense to Save. Is that right?? :)


Littlepenpen said...

Very interesting! I think I'm in love with your husband too! He sounds wonderful. OMG...mugged at knifepoint??? If I was Debbie J., I would have been on the first flight out to bring your butt back home to the farm! Oh, and I had to laugh at the waawaahwaah Charlie Brown thing. You have such a great sense of humor!

Western Warmth family said...

Holy Cow, I just learned a lot about you. That was so fun and interesting! You've had such an interesting life, I'm excited to read more about it. You are very smart for keeping ahold of that flower-wielding, guitar playing, special ed teaching man. Sounds like one in a million. And for only $20! Your best frugal find yet :).

Debbie J. said...

Well, you had to go and remind me of some of that stuff didn't you! I've been trying to forget! I'm glad you finally got scared of something!

You have a pretty interesting list, by the way.

Kacie said...

Thanks for the tag! I'm flattered you want to know eight random things about me :) I'll get workin' on it.

As far as I know, you tagged me correctly. I saw it first because I subscribe to your blog, but it would also show up when I check Technorati.

But then again, I'm no tag expert.