Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's alive!

Mr. Logo ordered a pump online, watched an online instructional video on how to replace it, popped our dishwasher out of its little hole, fixed it like magic, put it all back together and make it work!
He is my hero.

tomorrow marks the day when I started this blog back in 2005. Wow, I can't believe it's been 6 years.
Back in the days when Ariella was blogging my very first comment was made by... Lime.

In March of 2006 I started blogging in my own voice with a list of 100 things about me.
I've decided to see how many of them still apply.

1 I am 35    (Now I am 40)
2 I was born on Whidbey Island, WA  (this is still true)
3 My dad was in the military (yes, the passage of time did not change this either)
4 My mom was a registered nurse (uh huh)
5 I have an older sister  (yup)
6 I have a younger brother  (still true)
7 I have middle child sydrome  (you know, I think it is possible this is overdiagnosed)
8 I married an only child (oh honey, ain't it the truth)
9 I have a nine year old son  (and now he is 15)
10 I have a six year old son (wow, 12 now, my baby is not a baby anymore)
11 I have lived in seven different places in my life (still true)
12 Three of those places are in Washington state (yup)
13 Two of those places were in Europe (uh huh)
14 I have only owned one American made vehicle (still true, although my honey has had a couple Ford trucks)
15 I have owned two Renaults, one BMW, one VW, two Subarus, one Toyota, and one Honda  (add to this list a Yamaha, and a couple more Toyotas)
16 I currently drive a Toyota mini-van and a Honda motorcycle (scratch that, it is a Yamaha now, and there is a Toyota sedan in the mix as well as the van)
17 I think the motorcycle is more fun (still true)
18 I want a Yamaha V Star Classic 1100 ( I HAVE a Vstar 1100 Classic!!)
19 I always wear protective gear, even for short rides in my neighborhood (still true)
20 I have a deep fear of road rash (oh yes, I do)
21 I have had road rash (Oh yes, I did)
22 It hurt, but not as much as the accompanying injuries (true, it all sucked)
23 I walked in front of a car going about 35 mph (don't do that)
24 I spent two weeks in the hospital (bleck, still true)
25 I didn't walk for a year (it was so annoying)
26 I am now I safety nazi (still true)
27 I still plan to go sky diving (still planning)
28 I hardly ever wear a watch, or any jewelry for that matter  (very true)
29 I drink a lot of tea (way true)
30 I also drink coffee (yup)
31 I am an information junkie (still true)
32 I love learning new things (mmm hmmm)
33 I do alot of reading (not as much as I'd like, but true)
34 I am currently rereading So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (I am currently reading Extra Lives)
45 I am quite fond of Shakespeare and Dr. Suess (still true)
46 I am a fan of Dave Sedaris (true)
47 I am also enjoy McSweeney books (Ohhhh yes, Your Disgusting Head, Giraffes? Giraffes!, and that is just for starters, still so very true)
48 I recently finished Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans (no longer true)
49 I also recently finished Warrior in the Shadows (I recently finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night)
50 I already have the next book I am going to read (still true)
51 I want to read What If? (It was good)
52 I got it for my dad on his birthday last year (been longer now)
53 He just loaned it to me (then he borrowed it back, then I borrowed it back, it is here again)
54 I spend alot of time on line, probably too much, but we are not opening a poll on that question (the poll is still not open, and don't judge me!)
55 I don't watch very much TV (still true)
56 I fix our computer issues, do the appliance programming and occasionally get called on to assist others but refuse to regard myself as a techie, or geek or whatever. (still true)
57 This is mostly because I know some actual techheads and I am nowhere near their level of expertise...or geekiness (I'm totally sticking to this story)
58 I have voted in every election since I turned 18 (yup, still true)
59 My choice for president only made it to office once (been twice now)
60 I am left handed (still)
61 I am 5'5 tall (yup, although with Thing One looming overhead that seems shorter)
62 I started chatting online in 1996 (I really did)
63 My first online friend was from New Zealand (awwwwa, Boz, he was so awesome)
64 I did a minor renovation of my kids' bathroom summer before last (today I am going to paint my own bathroom, in between we've done the living room, breakfast room, dining room, guest room, both the kids' bedrooms, our bedroom, and two of the walls in the family room)
65 I did wiring and replaced moulding and the vanity myself (yes I did)
66 I faux finished the floor to look like pebbles, I am rather pleased with how well it turned out (It still looks pretty good but there is some surface cracking on the sealant, overall it is holding up pretty well)
67 I set all my clocks to exactly the correct time, according to the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado (I still do this)
68 I have never watched an entire episode of Gilligan's Island or The Brady Bunch (or the Partridge Family, or Sanford and Sons, or Different Strokes, or Glee, or America's Got Talent, or So You Think You Can Dance, or Family Guy, or Two and a Half Men, or ... you get the idea)
69 I am not a morning person. (so very true)
70 I own 10 pairs of jeans and two dress. (I have a couple less pairs of jeans, but I still don't wear dresses)
71 I didn't realize how good red wine could be until I lived in Italy (still true)
72 I was born on a Thursday, so was my husband and both my kids (hasn't changed)
73 When I was about one my sister broke the fingers on my right hand by shutting them in a door hinge (isn't that a nice story?)
74 About a week after the cast came off my mom shut them in the car trunk (she claimed it was an accident)
75 I have had my left cornea scratched twice (ages 9 and 11) (true)
76 I looked dashing in an eye patch (as dashing as 11 year old girls can appear)
77 I detached a muscle in my shoulder when I was 10, I was in a sling for several weeks (Pledge on floor, add socks and high velocity) (it was fun while it lasted)
78 I broke my left thumb when I was 14, playing Capture the Flag (and I can't even remember if my team won)
79 I am ever so slightly clumsy (you might have already concluded that) (still true)
80 I fidget...alot (mm hmmm)
81 I have great patience with kids and animals, less with adults, and next to none for inanimate objects (none with bureaucracy either)
82 I don't have a poker face (very true)
83 I love playing trivia games (still)
84 I have been married 15 years (21 YEARS!)
85 I love being married, and I love him (yup)
86 I learned Greek when I lived in Greece (I did)
87 I learned Italian when I lived in Italy (mmm hmmm)
88 I can't really speak either of them anymore (sadly true)
89 I used to do some ASL interpretation (a looooong time ago)
90 I haven't really used it in years, I probably couldn't even sign a complete convo these days (I've taken another class since then and I probably still can't)
91 I get a lil crazy if I don't get to spend enough time by myself (ohhhh, it's tue)
92 I tend to forget birthdays, anniversaries and appointments (yes, I do)
93 I can't remember phone numbers (Thank God for contact lists)
94 I find zoos depressing (they so are)
95 I can't knit, crochet, or sew. I don't cook and I hate shopping (Oh, oh! I knit now!)
96 I do enjoy decorating though (still true)
97 I know how to change tires, oil, oil filters, air filters, and how to clean and gap spark plugs or replace them (probably still remember this)
98 I would rather have someone else do it (definitely still true)
99 I don't have a visble birthmark (still true)
100 I rarely know what the date is (I do today, but no, I'm still not reliable on this)
101 I have a magic eight ball, I love it and consult it often. I then do whatever I bloody well please. (yes, this is still true)

There ya have it!


Anonymous said...

i love trivia games too but no one will play with me :<(

lime said...

cooper, wish logo and i could have dragged you into yahoo trivia back in the day, before the bots and weirdos took over. it was so much fun and you'd have been a killer player and much appreciated.

logo, wow, we've been causing mayhem that long huh? hard to believe and the countdown is now TWO!!!! wheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!