Thursday, September 25, 2008

Six random things about me

I was tagged by a fellow Carter momma, Danielle at Life with the Hewitt Family for six random things about me.
I am so glad she tagged me as I haven't been tagged in a long, long time and needed to feel the love. Thanks Danielle, you have made my day.

The rules of the tag are as follows:

1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Write six random things about yourself.
3. Tag six people at the end of your post.
4. If you are tagged, JUST DO IT, and pass the tag along.

Here are my six random things that you might not know about me:

1. I really, really want to win, I mean be awarded with, the coveted Volunteer of the Year at the elementary school someday. We are in our 6th year at the school and have 6 more to go. I know the previous winners are at school ALL THE TIME, volunteering in the classrooms, library, office, etc. I just can't keep up, but one day, when Hayden is in school, I can get there more and hopefully be the big winner someday.

2. In college I was elected Co-Executive of the student body. Instead of President and Vice Pres, we had Co-Execs. I loved it. I had an office on campus, spoke at Regents meetings, presided over council meetings, gave the occasional tv interview, gave a speech at graduation without having to have awesome grades. It was a fun time. I have a scrapbook with all the school newspaper articles about my term.

3. I love my birthday. Not just because it is my birthday but because of what was happening in the world when I was born. August 16, 1969. I was born DURING Woodstock weekend, not AT Woodstock. I wish my parents were hippies and had me there but no, I was born just south of there in a hospital on Long Island. I was born one month after the Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I was born 2 months before the Amazing Mets won the World Series. Elvis died on my birthday in 1977.

4. I convinced my husband that I didn't pass gas and he believed me until I was in labor with boy number 2. I still tell the boys that girls don't do that, they do NOT believe me.

5. I had a very hard time naming the boys. Our last name starts with an A so you can't have initials that spell anything when you do the last name initial in the middle monogramming. Such as, Carter Brady A.. = CAB or Hayden George A.. = HAG. See the problem. The initials also couldn't be an acronym for anything, my initials were ALMOST LSD, my dad has no middle name, his initials VD. Also, after Carter was born we immediately crossed Tucker off our list. My nephews were having so much fun saying "Carter the Farter" we were afraid of using the name Tucker. We have never done the last name in the middle monogramming, but it is nice to know we can.

6. I live 25 minutes from where I grew up (age 10 and up) and went to school. I went to college in this town. I moved to Denver / Littleton for 2 years after graduation, but came back home after. Occasionally I look at houses on in other parts of the country, but I really don't think I ever want to leave here.

And now to who to tag?

Carol at Siswick Construction Zone
Karen at Snakes, Snails and Puppydog Tails
Rachel at 4 Fun Boys
Laural at Mamasphere
Auds at Barking Mad
Hillary at Our Little Family


4funboys said...


loved it.

good to know i'm not the onley one who had a hard time with names.

As a matter of fact... Colton came home from the hospital WITHOUT a name on his birth certificate because we couldn't make a decision. You have 20 days to name your child... in case anyone cares.

When his circumsion did not "Clot" 3 days later, and we had to rush him to the ER... they put a tag on him "Baby Boy" and we we're considered "the worse parents in the world" by the nurses on duty.

I'd been teaching first grade long enought to have an EXTENSIVE list of boy names that I never wanted to hear or say again in my life... so it made finding a name a little tough... that and running out of family members to name the boys.


haven't thought of that in years... thanks for the laugh.

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

That is funny about the names...I am worried about the whole Carter the Farter thing...good thought about nixing Tucker. I think Carter is a wonderful name!

Sounds like you had a great time in college!

You made me LOL about having your husband convinced that girls didn't pass gas...I bet your boys really believe that girls don't pass cute!

Thanks for sharing!

Elaine A. said...

I just realized my boys' monnograms are BAT and GAE. Our last name starts with "A" too...

Carol said...

Hilarious about the gas!!

I did this a while ago. I think it was titled randomly me if you wanna check it out.

Mamasphere said...

I eat too much garlic to make anyone in my family think that girls don't pass gass, lol. Oh well.

I never thought about the last name initial in the middle monogramming! You are serious about names!

B Boys Mom said...

Very interesting!!!