Saturday, February 11, 2012

25 Things...

One of my favorite blogs is Meridian Road.  I like the things she does and I love the fact that she's local.  I haven't found too many local blogs that interest me.   Her last post was "25 Things" and I thought it would be fun to do.  So, here's 25 things about me that you may or may not know, and may or may not care about!

1.  My wardrobe consists of jeans, t-shirts, and sweat shirts - and most have Boise State Broncos logos on them.  Rather embarrassing when I think about it, but it's what I'm comfortable in.

2.  I love to do cross stitch.   It got hard to do several years ago so I quit.  But, I now use readers and have started again.

3.  My dream job would be to be a picker.  I just love almost anything old.  My tastes have now gone toward primitives.

4.  We're building our dream house.  Not a dream house like most would think of.  It's a barn with a huge open space in the middle, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a laundry room.  Very basic but it's what we want.

5.  I never cry.  I think there's something wrong with me.  That's just not normal.

6.  I have a collection of old clocks.  I especially love old alarm clocks. 

7.  If I won the lottery, I would take care of friends and family, then have a wonderful time making donations to people and charities that needed help.

8.  My dream vacation would be on a tropical island - or having free reign in an old ghost town.

9.  I would love to be a glass blower.
10.  I can't scream.  None of the women in my family can scream.  If I ever need to scream, I'm screwed.

11.  I would love to see Vermont.

12.  I would love to have a makeover.  A REAL makeover.  I bet they'd make me wear a dress.

13.  I would love to see a UFO - and bigfoot.

14.  I love to gamble.  I'm a sucker for penny slot machines.  If I had unlimited funds, I could sit at them for days.

15.  I have a hard time connecting to women and get along much better with men.  I always feel like women are judging me and it makes me feel insecure.

16.  When I was in high school, my best friend and I went to a party at a campground in Garden Valley. Some "strangers" had invited us after they asked us for directions.  These strangers ended up dancing around the campfire naked while I sat in the car, honking the horn (my friend has disappeared), terrified I was going to be killed. 

17.  I would love to have another German Shepherd.

18.  I want miniature donkeys.

19.  In my younger days I dated several men because I felt sorry for them.  I even married one of them and then he committed suicide.  I should have realized then that I was going to make men miserable!

20.  I love taking baths in my jetted tub.

21.  I tend to overextend myself.  There's still so much I want to do and so many people I want to help that I have a hard time saying no, or not being the first one to volunteer.  I usually end up disappointing others and myself.

22.  I've never had a boy/man break up with me.

23.  I've never been fired from a job.

24.  My favorite job was when I worked for Fish and Game.  I loved getting out into the field when I could and loved the people I worked with.

25.  I would love to have a reading with a psychic.

That's it!  If you have a blog, I'd love to see your 25 things.  If not, post them below.  It was hard for me to think of 25, so you don't HAVE to do them all.


Dee said...

In response to your 25:
# 16--you are so lucky to escape that situation ok. The first article of clothing that came off, you should have been OUTTA THERE . It makes me frightened NOW !
#19 The men in your life adored you (see #22) and Ival LOVES you and tolerates differences you two have. Making men miserable is NOT part of your makeup. !!!!! ( see the # that you get along w/men)

loved reading those.

Kev said...

This is cool Jodi! Thanks for starting it, you always blog neat stuff. Wow, in total agreement with your mom on #16!

1. I believe that humans only use 10% or less of their brain power.

2. I hold a degree in Wildlife Management.

3. I am a walking recessive gene with blonde/blue....both parents brown/brown AND honest!

4. I have coached over 500 youth baseball, football and basketball games.

5. I have been to Israel 3x.

6. I am a Star Wars freak and constructed a movie quality costume to wear to parties.

7. I drive like a NYC native.

8. I overreact and usually wish I didn't.

9. I love survivors and fighters.

10. Weakness makes me angry and I hate that about myself!

11. I talk too much.

12. I was offered $5000 for my ($200) black lab at a DU event, NO SALE!

13. I once considered running for Sheriff.

14. I am fiercely loyal.

15. I am overly protective of loved ones.

16. I wanted to play Bass Guitar for Prince while in high school...and dressed like it!

17. I have met Sylvester Stallone.

18. I wish I didn't talk so much!

19. I proposed to my wife on top of Masada at sunset. She said "about time."

20. My great-grandfather was a Deputy Sheriff.

21. I only harvest wildlife that my family will eat.

22. I made a decision that kept me from being shot years ago.

23. I love the movie "The Notebook."

24. I am a "cry baby," usually due to happiness.

25. I am extremely proud and thankful for my family and friends.

Jodi said...

The Notebook - one of the best movies I've ever seen. I watched it on tv again just a few weeks ago and still loved the ending!

I want pictures of you in the Star Wars suit! HA!

jaci said...

I'll post my 25 things on my blog.

And I'm with your mom on #16. SCARY!

JACKI said...

ooooo!!! I'm gonna play! Just let me get these kids to bed and I'll post on my blog tonight. FUN! :o)

JACKI said...

k... blogged! :o)

Jodi said...

Woo hoo! My daughter posted on her blog!

kate said...

Ok first of all, they were probably just very harmless (and very high) hippies. Geez.

Second of all, *I* can scream, no problem.

And most importantly, YOU didn't make those men miserable, they were miserable to begin with and you just thought you could help them. You take in abandoned animals, furniture and men. And that's not a bad thing. ;)

Jodi said...

I didn't know you could scream. When you're here in April, I want to hear it.

And yes, they were hippies and I'm sure they were very high (as was Charles Manson), on what, I don't know.

Now, where the hell are your 25 things you slug.

Anonymous said...

1. I'm indesisive. I see all sides to a choice until I'm paralyzed.
2. I was vegan for seven years.
3. I'm left-handed.
4. I never wanted to have kids (I'm so blessed to have had two amazing kids and find out how wrong I was!)
5. I'm dyslexic with numbers and directions.
6. I was married before and I'm sad he doesn't want to still be friends.
7. I got my GED and went to community college at 16 because I hated high school.
8. When I was 12 I dressed like Madonna.
9. I was always ashamed my mom was a single parent.
10. My grandmom slapped me once when I was a teenager and I deserved it. I'd never been hit before (or after) that.
11. I believe I'm failing my kids by sending them to public school. Even though they are doing great.
12. I once tricker treated dressed like a dice in support of casino gambling in Atlantic City (I was 10.)
13. I haven't drank in 22 years. I believe God did this as a gift to me so I help others in return (and because it's fun.)
14. I am a lazy housekeeper.
15. I should have been a teacher for 6th grade kids.
16. I took a year of Russian.
17. I always wanted to be a police officer.
18. I golfed once with Willie Nelson and it was the greatest day ever!!
19. I read too much. I read almost 10 novels a month and only good stuff (I'm a literary elitist.)
20. I have a goat named Diablo. He still lives on Maui. I miss him.
21. I used to rescue cats with leukemia. Now I prefer dogs.
22. I should have been a cowboy.
23. I don't like rain. Even if it makes trees grow and things smell clean.
24. I sometimes favor one of my kids over the other, and then it switches. But it's not usually even-Steven.
25. I'm going to make the tiered cookie tray for the fundraiser Jodi- I promise :)

This was fun!! Victoria (still in Portland dreaming about HS)