Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Things you might want to know....or not


{1} What game show have you always thought you could be on and totally WIN?

Wheel of Fortune.  But then, maybe not.  Considering I've been playing Words with Friends and getting my ass kicked left and right, perhaps Wheel of Fortune isn't my thing.

I'd have to go with Family Feud but back in the old days when Richard Dawson hosted, mainly because I wouldn't have minded making out with him on national television.

{2} Do you have a tattoo(s)? What are they and what made you chose them? If not, would you get one, yes/no/why?

That would be a definitive NO.  I'm too much of a wimp to ever get a tattoo.  

Remember, I'm the girl who much preferred being gutted like a fish during childbirth rather than push two human beings, one after the other, out of my nether regions.

You'd think after having to stab my ass cheeks with a 22-gauge needle for 12 weeks straight with every IVF cycle, I wouldn't have a fear of needles...or pain, for that matter.

But, alas, I'm still a huge wimp.  I'll stick with the temporary tattoos that the spawn get for me at the local pizza place, thank you very much.

{3} What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own?

Definitely my engagement/wedding ring, by far.  Why?  Because I earned this rock, people.  

Me, my rotting ovaries and my shriveled uterus put in 7 long, exhausting years waiting for Tim to come around and realize that I was his Mrs. Right.   

When he did finally come to his senses and propose, he made the HUGE mistake of stating, "I didn't get you a ring yet because I want you to come with me and pick out what you want."  Yeah, HUGE HUGE HUGE mistake.

I walked into that jewelry store like I owned the joint, looked at the owner point blank and said, "Dude, he made me wait 7 years for him to propose...with many ups and downs, lots and lots of drama.  Therefore, I want a rock the size of a small island with tons of smaller diamonds surrounding it, preferably a marquis cut with a wide 18k gold band.  Show me what you got..."

The owner looked at Tim for approval, fully expecting him to be passed out on the floor.  But the fact that Tim was still standing there, completely alert, was his green light to move forward and showcase his finest engagement rings.

He brought out a few beautiful rings for me to drool over, while I waited for Tim to pull the guy aside and ask, "Are you trying to drain my bank account?!"

Finally, I spotted "the one"....the ring I had been envisioning.  It was gorgeous, sparkly and exactly what I wanted.  

The owner encouraged me to try it on and the minute that ring was on my finger, I was sold.  

Then he told us the price and I immediately took the coveted ring off my finger and said, "I can't allow you to spend that kind of money on an engagement ring.  I mean, yeah, sure I did my time to earn it but still...that's a lot of money".  

My man just smiled and said, "Sweetie, if this is the ring you want, don't worry about the money.  I want you to be happy."

"Really?" I asked.  "Are you sure?  I feel guilty about it, though.  How about if I don't have a wedding band...this ring can serve as both my engagement ring and my wedding band!"

He agreed and the rest is history.

Love, love, love my ring!!!   My crusty old hands...not so much.

4} What is your driving pet peeve(s)?

Ugh, I hate when I get stuck behind someone driving way below the speed limit.  

My theory is if you're in your car,  you obviously have some place to be.   So quit driving like you're just out enjoying the scenery!  I got places to be and, chances are, I have 4 loud, whiny spawn in the backseat driving me to the brink of insanity.

{5} What was your favorite sitcom growing up that you wish was still on?

While everyone knows that my all-time favorite show was Roseanne, a close runner-up would be Facts of Life.  

I just adored Blair Warner...hell, I wanted to be Blair Warner.  Sadly, though, I was more of a mix between Tootie and Natalie. 

The show ran during an awkward stage of my life, so I found it comforting that they dealt with heavy subject matters which other shows rarely focused on.   Like boys, reputations, friendship and loyalty.  

And everyone needs a Mrs. Garrett in their lives, don't you think?  

Plus, I just loved the theme song...."You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life, the facts of life.... 

I still know every single word of it.  Probably be singing it in my head all day long now.  So much better than Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love".


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singedwingangel said...

ACCCK another one I forgot Facts of life .. when the world never seems to be living up to your dreams.. thanks now it's stuck in MY head..
HOly cow I love your ring and I hear ya on the tattoos but I did have my kids out of my nether region 3 times.. I figure if I had twins that way the first would numb me up enough for the second lol.. I mean heck after one came through there it should be easy sliding for the runner up lol

Kristina P. said...

Your ring is so pretty! You can barely even see my diamond, but I still love my ring!

wonderchris said...

Wheel of Fortune, baby!!! My favorite was when you got be a floating head at the end and pick your prizes!!! Great post!

Merri Ann said...

Love your ring! Jamie was sitting here beside me when I enlarged the photo to get a better look (cause I love to look at rings) and she said, "Look mom her ring is in four sections ... one for each of her kids ... did she know she was gong to have 4 kids that were all twins?". She recently noticed the same thing about my ring.

And, thanks for the Facts of Life tune now going through my head. But at least it has replaced It's A Small World from our trip to Disney last week ... ugh.

Hope all is well with you guys ...

Amanda said...

I love your answers, particularly no 3. Mine needed 9 years to make up his mind so I had to cheer for you! :)

Donna said...

Damn - that's a fine ring!! I LOVED that pyramid game - where a star and a joe-schmo try to get each other to guess the word. It was lame, but I think I could win that game!

Ah, Blair with her thick golden locks. You wanted to hate her and be her at the same time! Great show! And I loved Joe's "raciness!" (Is that a word?" She was such the non-conformist!

I wrote you an awesome email the other day (about how when I feel like I'm drowning in two, I say a prayer for you and then suck it up and keep going!! LOL) and then, of course, I stepped away from my computer and when I finally hit send, I had timed out. ;-( Such goes my life! haha

Natalie said...

Ha ha your husband didn't know what he was getting into by letting you pick your ring out yourself! LOL! It's beautiful!

Nezzy said...

I love the fact that ya held out for the big rock baby!!! You truly did deserve it.

Fun post sweetie!

Have a fabulously blessed day!!! :o)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Thanks for that song being stuck in my head too!

Brooke said...

beautiful ring. i'm a marquee cut with baggets kinda girl too :)

MiMi said...

LOVE the ring!!!
I used to think I kicked ass at word games too, but I get my ass kicked every day at WordFeud. DAMNIT!

Lisa said...

Love Roseanne, and love the ring story.

And i'd DOMINATE at Wheel of Fortune. DOMINATE.

McKenzie said...

I am horrible at Wheel of Fortune! Family Feud would be a blast though.

I too cannot stand drivers that go under the speed limit, 9/10 times my little man is very grumpy about being in his carseat and I want to hurry up and get where I am going. I love that you call your kids spawn haha!

Love the ring and the story!

Rhiannon said...

oh my gosh! This cracks me up! I love your ring story... my ring on the other hand... well lets just say that my husband said my son is my diamond and the ring is our house! damn, i cant argue that one

Laura said...

I love me some Roseanne! I think that Richard Dawson was the best host of Family Feud ever and I love him in Hogan's Heroes.

Barbara said...

That ring is beautiful! I only wish my husband would have let me loose in a jewelry store!

Amy said...

I love the story about your ring!

Totally forgot about Facts of Life! I loved Jo..she was so blunt and to the point :)

KSK said...

Gorgeous ring!!! I LOVE Roseanne too! And I wanted to be Jo.. but my sister loved Blair... that's what she named her cabbage patch doll :)
Congrats on getting nominated! On my way to vote for you now!

Nobodys Nothings said...

just know, that you aren't alone in getting your ass kicked at WWF. i am [thisclose] to chucking the app from my phone because i don't think my self esteem can take any more. :0/

your ring = GORGEOUS

Twins Squared said...

So funny - I'd pick Family Feud too! But not for the kissing - bleck! :)

I love my ring too! I was lucky to get an upgrade for our 10 year anniversary and I still just stare at it sometimes.

Facts of Life - love that show! So many good sitcoms from when we grew up. I definitely loved that show but also Three's Company (why a child my age would watch that show seems crazy but back then there wasn't much to choose from) and Growing Pains - I loved Kirk Cameron!

So don't you love how I just turned this all around about me? How rude I am! I will go vote for you though - congrats!

Paul said...

the ring story, very funny!

thanks for linking up!!

Heather said...

Love your ring! Perfect compromise with your Mr.Right.

I won't get a tatoo. I am too afraid that I will regret it the next day or in ten years or in fifty years.

Megan said...

Beautiful ring!!!

And we should play Words with Friends together because I SUCK too! Everybody's always spelling these fancy words and combining things and I'm just happy if I can spell something with more than 3 letters.

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG! He's the one that kissed on the mouth, right? Oh, HECK NO. I would slap his old pervy self!

We did infertility for years. I'm with ya on the 22 gauge needle in the ass. Thank GOD for numbing cream. Unfortunately it didn't work for us but look at you with 2 sets of twins! That's awesome!! (or maybe not so awesome in the beginning). Don't' worry...we had a miracle happen for us! God is GOOD!

Gorg wedding ring! LOVE IT!

Hey..thanks for linking up with us! Hope you have a great Thursday!

Kim said...

I would totally freeze up on Wheel of Fortune. I'd totally be the contestant who calls a letter that's already been played.

Your ring is stunning!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Your ring is gorgeous. When my husband and I were thinking about engagement rings and he asked me what I wanted, how big a diamond, etc. i just said, "sweetie, you should get me the ring and size diamond you think I'm worth." I'm good, huh? My ring is beautiful and by far my favorite piece of jewelry. And truly, the meaning behind it is pretty nice too.

Anonymous said...

I also liked Facts of Life and now have their song in my head. I always wanted to be more like Jo though...
beautiful ring too.

Holly said...

Congrats on your nom!

I also would rock on the Wheel of Fortune, and wish I had hands worthy of the diamonds my husband gave me. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

omg, I was and still am Natalie. My history teacher called me Natalie because I wore my hair just like her...

Kimberly said...

Yup, you definitely own that rockage. boom.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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