Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tagging........Myself?

Well, I have to admit something. I don't understand all this "tagging" business. I read about people all the time on their blogs saying that they were "tagged," and then they get to tell the world all about themselves. Well, I'm beginning to feel like I did in gradeschool when I was the last one chosen to be on someone's team (okay, let's be honest....I was never chosen.....I just ended up on whatever team needed an extra body to be "even" with the other). I don't know what a "tag" is, and I have yet to be "tagged" by anybody, so I guess I'm just going to have to take matter into my own hands and "tag" myself! So, here it goes........................
What do you want to know about me?
1. I'm an early riser. I often wake up at 5am or before to work and work out.
2. I usually know exactly what I want. I wrote in my journal in 8th grade that I would marry Ben Johnson. :)
3. I am a clean freak. I vacuum just about everyday, and I NEVER leave dishes in the sink. (I admit this is harder to adhere to with another kid, and I am assuming that it will only get worse as they get older and I get more of them)
4. I love cake. I love cupcakes. I love gross, disgusting, dyed shortening frosting on the bakery cakes at the grocery store.
5. I love cute pajamas. I spend way too much money on keeping my kids cute when they go to sleep. It comes, I suppose, from not having them and always wanting them when I was growing up.
6. I love warm weather. I used to think that Utah was the place for me. Not anymore. Now that I have experienced a full year of warm weather, I am officially "breaking up" with Utah for forever. Don't worry, we'll still be friends.
7. I love watching my kids figure things out on their own, and I am amazed at what they comprehend without my assistance.
8. I love my hair blonde. I've been dark brown, and I've been highlighted, and I know it's the current trend to go dark, but I gotta tell ya, I love being blonde. It's a terrible thing cause it's so darn expensive for us wannabes, but in my case, I really do have more "fun" as a blonde. It's official.
9. I love silence. I hate background noise. I'm learning, with the help of my new manual for life "A New Earth," how to shut off the noise in my head, so that I can experience REAL silence.
10. I love feeling alive. I love feeling aliveness in other people. It really levels the playing field. I've compared myself to other people my whole life, and I'm finally letting go of that, and it feels great!

Okay, well, now you have my "top 10" tag. You know more about me then you ever wanted to know. Now I can sleep at night knowing that I've been "tagged," even if it was by myself! :) hee hee!

10 comments:

LATIMER FAMILY said...

Jen - have you looked at my blog lately? I tagged you! So you weren't the last one chosen, you just didn't know you were tagged. So thanks for that info, but there is another one to fill out too.

Donna said...

that was more fun to read than anyone's that was really tagged, you know, by real FRIENDS. Seriously usually they ask and answer a lot of dumb, irrelevant questions. That was a lot of fun to read.

Natalie said...

I think it's hilarious that you tagged yourself! Way to take control! I'm mucho impressed about you waking up at 5am! I wish I could do that. I REFUSE to wake up a minute earlier than the kids do...I am NOT a morning person! :)

Emily said...

I just love you Jen! You are one of my favorite people alive - and I am serious! I knew a few of those things but not all of them. You need to add some people to tag yourself! By the way - I don't think I have ever seen you blonde:)

tiffany & darren said...

I TAGGED YOU!! IN FACT, IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY. Now you have another tag to do.

Luisa said...

i loved reading your own top 10 tag. i am so with you on the warm weather and breaking up with utah. . california here i come!!

The Jensens said...

Fun post! 5:00, huh? Well, that is amazing. I don't wake up until my kids do-no matter what time I go to bed. Fun to get to know more stuff about you!

Laura Clark said...

Yea! Jen I loved that post :) It's keeping me entertained whilst I have to sit in the Denver Airport and wait for our flight to come see you! Thanks for tagging yourself :)

DC United said...

That was an awesome post. I love that you tagged yourself...that seriously is one of the coolest things I've ever seen, blog world or not! Good on ya, mate!

Mindy said...

I love that, Jen. You have always been a person I looked up to. I wish I had your clean streak. My husband is pretty clean, thank goodness. And it has always motivated me to rise to the occasion when I live with clean people. But the best part about you is that even though you were the cleanest roommate I ever had, you were so nice to me even when I was a mess. :) haha. I think it is funny that you hate background noise, because I hate it, too. I mean, I like a little music when I'm cleaning, but my nerves go over the edge if the TV is on for too long. Griff loves background noise, so I am learning to live with it. But he has been out of town for three days now, and my quiet house has been bliss. I have yet to find the joy in waking up early though. It takes three alarm clocks to drag me out of bed if I ever want to get up at 5am.