Sunday, January 29, 2006

Memory Lane

The rules for this particular tagging are as follows: Remove the blog name in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add yourself to the bottom slot.

1. Kelly
2. Erin
3. Missy
4. Colleen
5. Sarah

Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to. (This thing has been around and back again, so if you've done it just ignore the tag)
1. Alison
2. Melissa
3. Cole
4. Virgina
5. Jocelyn

Now, on to the questions!

What were you doing 10 years ago?It was 1996, I was in my junior year of Nursing school, no boyfriend (had ended a 2 year relationship, and a teeny little rebound one, I am ashamed to admit) , had just moved back home from living in the dorm. The prof was kicking my BUTT in clinical. We woke up every Wed and Thursday, rode the elevator up to 9 Roberts, feeling nauseous and taking turns saying "I hate our lives." But we sure bonded that sememster....

What were you doing one year ago? Pretty much the same thing I am doing this year....only this year I am better and happier.

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Doritos 2. Diet Coke 3. Pretzels 4. Oreos 5. Apples

Five songs, to which you KNOW all the lyrics:
1. Elevation- U2
2.Hey Ya- Outkast
3. I know all the words to Les Miserables. Yes. All of them. I can sing the entire 3 hour musical. And Evita. I know all the words to that too. OH gosh. And Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. All thanks to my voice major sister, Jenny. I mean that. Thanks.
4. Big Mouth Strikes Again -The Smiths
5. We'll Have Manhattan- Ella Fitzgerald
and many, many, many more.

(The FIRST song I ever knew all the words to was "Angels" by Amy Grant. I think this is hysterical! I chuckle every time I think about it! I was probably 7, and I STILL know all the words! "Take this man to prison, the man heard Herod say....." Maybe because Lori and I choreographed the entire thing. Oh Man. Good times. )

Five things you would do, if you were a millionaire
1.Be a SAHM
2. Pay off Debt
3. Spend the summer in Greece with the Fam, and traipse around Europe with the kids while Bill does research.
4. Go to Argentina yearly
5. Help people in the church here travel more.

Five bad habits
1. Worrying
2. Running the dryer "one more time" instead of just folding the clothes when the beeper sounds.
3. Not always washing my face at night. (Why is that such a chore?)
4. Complaining (see above)
5. Obsessively checking email

Five things you like doing
1. Reading
2. Traveling
3. Scrapping
4. Going to movies
5. Eating out

Five favorite toys- well, let's just say these are the things I use DAILY.
1. my Computer
2. my camera
3. my cell
4. my scrap supplies
5. my french press coffee maker

BONUS: What was I doing 20 years ago? Pretending to be Silverwind in Lori's bedroom! Singing into our pencils, and dancing all around the room! Also playing school. And office. And college (a COMPLETELY different game then school. You changed classes, you know, and had to catch the bus -ie the couch in the living room- to get there. Also olympics- figure skating or gymnastics, depending on the season. And house, and Strawberry Shortcake.

We had so many sayings that make me laugh to this day.

"Gaglets and Chokelets" (what we called Aplets and Cotlets, cause they were totally gross!)
"Shock and suh-pri-hise!" this said in a very choppy breathy voice. I don't know the origin, but it makes me laugh!
"Good morning, class, my name is Clyde, and I hate you." said in a very slick, snide voice while pretending to be the meanest teacher ever.
"call mom, call mom, call mom, call mom....." over and over again, because if you forgot to call when you made it across the park to the other's house, you had to come home. Amazing how often we could sing it (it acually works with any tune, feel free to try it, but our usual standard was "Fried Ham") , and it would totally vanish from the brain the minute the other person's door opened.

So why this charming little trip down memory lane? Cause I got to thinking about Lori, and what a long and glorious friendship it was, and how happy my childhood was because she was in it. And how, even if we never talk, I will love her forever, and hold her dear in my heart.

Here's a charming montage to go with the charming little trip. I've just noticed for the first time that in the top right corner, Lo is wearing a UofW shirt, and I'm wearing a Baylor shirt, which is where we both ended up!

And now, Bleak House is on Masterpiece Theater, so I must needs depart!!!


Goody said...

Wow! You really need to send this blog to Aunt Rita. All the words to Les Mis?!?!
Your memory in incredible

Colleen said...

I missed Bleak House!!!!!

They say the one with Scully in it is fantastic!

Love me some Les Mis. Have you seen the new Phantom? I watched it on HBO last week and it kickes much butt.

Jada's Gigi said...

I also know all the words to Les Miz...what's so strange about that? hmmmm? :) and the music to Phamtom is absolutely spiritual (not the storym but the music..:))
Love those childhood pics of you and your BF. We(my childhood gang) had some crazy sayings too. Makes me miss them all to think of that. :)

Mara said...

this was hilarious!
i am glad that you know all of the words to Les Mis. I think I do too. And RENT. And Wicked and and and... how embarassing ;)

Anonymous said...

Good to get to know you a little better!Thanks for sharing! You gave me some giggles..

e said...

heehee..ok, can i just say the running the dryer instead of folding thing...SO ME! HA!
made me laugh outloud...xe