Monday, September 24, 2007

8 Things

A tag is a nice solution to a lack of blogging ideas for the day. Robin tagged me to list 8 habits or facts about myself. (I'm going to steal some ideas from her...)

1. I have recetly become obsessive compulsive about flossing and using mouth wash. I do each of them almost three times a day and I'm constantly thinking about when is the next time that I can clean my mouth. Crest makes a wonderful tasting mouth wash called Crest Pro-Health. It doesn't have the taste and sting of alcohol like Listerine and other brands. I highly recommend it.

2. Brooks and I love to watch The Office (It took me a few episodes to catch on to the 'style' of the show). I like it so much that I find myself totally involved in the lives of people on the show, primarily Jim and Pam. Sometimes when I haven't seen an episode for a while, I find myself almost missing them as though they are real people that I haven't seen in a while. I just want to hang out with them cuz they are so funny and cool. This is one series that we will own all seasons on DVD for sure. I could watch them over and over again.

3. I danced through most of my middle school, jr. high, and highschool years. Between Drill Team and Dance Company I probably danced close to 6 hours a day. I loved it! It wasn't practical to major in dance in college so I left it behind. I'm still trying to figure out how I can get involved in dancing again. (I'm talking about jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, etc) My husband says I could just join a team at a highschool and nobody would ever know...but Southern dancing is really weird and out dated. At least once a week I have a dream at night that I'm with my dance group either practicing or getting ready to perform/compete. Usually there is some catch that I don't have the right clothes or I somehow forgot the whole routine. My closest recovery was a few dance classes through Granite School District and a hip-hop class at Golds Gym. And the TV show So You Think You Can Dance, I love it!

4. I like to buy books. I've never been much of a library user although I'd like to be. If I want to read a book I like to buy it and keep it and store it and add it to my collection. I also really like used bookstores for some reason. The books are cheaper and there is some sort of specialness about a book that has been read and used that I like. The last book I bought was The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

5. Despite the fact that I ran the Salt Lake Marathon in April of 2005, I hate to exercise (unless it is dancing). I'm really lazy. Strangely though, I'm planning to run the Nashville 1/2 Marathon in the spring.

6. I have strong opinions about things like credit card companies (see the Maxed Out movie for an extreme view), irresponsible personal financial behaviors, and the Georgia Teachers Retirement System.

7. I love art and design although I'm not good enough to make a career out of it. I majored in Graphic Design for my first two years of college. I loved it althought it was hard work and I really couldn't compete with some of the talent of my classmates. See my other blog.

8. Musical instruments I've played: piano-I recently bought my own piano but I had to leave it back in Utah and I'm sad about that, guitar, banjo, violin (started and quit in 6th grade because it wasn't "cool" and now I regret doing that), accordian (my dad plays the accordian, funny huh!, he taught me how to play it once)

Now I would like to tag some of my blog friends Katey T., Garrett, Cas, Molly, Whitney, Katie F., Kay ...and anyone else who is inclined to play.


garrett said...

Oh great! I'd like to pretend I didn't read this blog so I don't have to do this, but I check your blog all the time and I'd feel guilty every time I read yours! Plus, I'm new to this whole blogging thing, and I've seen a couple of these "tag" type posts, so who am I to not conform? :)

I will tell you that first, I will be writing a blog about the St. George triathlon that I went to (didn't compete in, just went to), and then I'll get this one, I promise.

Robin said...

Thanks for playing! I did not know you were a dancer.

Here are the details of my smoothie-making:
I just blend up orange juice and any mixture of bagged frozen fruits. Blueberry + blackberry + raspberry + strawberry is my favorite combo. I also cut up bananas and freeze them beforehand to use, too. I also put in about a tsp. of ground flaxseed (I get it in a box at walmart). I have a personal-size blender so the task is less daunting (don't have to worry about taking apart and cleaning a big blender every time - I just rinse out my little one). So for breakfast I always have a smoothie along with my oatmeal or eggs or whatever else I'm eating. I swear I have only had 1 or 2 colds in the time I have been doing this regularly!

Haley Greer said...

I just decided to start the mouthwash thing, but mine feels like it's eating me alive from the inside out! Maybe I should switch brands.

Oh, and I'll complete this tag as soon as I get a minute to do so. So check up on me every now and then...