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Friday, March 7, 2008

Tag, You're It!

So, I've been tagged. What I have been told that means is that I am supposed to share 10 random facts about myself. Anyone who has ever sent me one of those emails that you fill in the random info on yourself, knows I have never returned one. It is not because I do not like reading them, it is usually because I do not take the time to sit down and think about my own answers. I seriously thought about not doing this, but then thought it might be fun. So, here it goes...

1. I love the show The Hills and also Newport Harbor, but really The Hills! I never imagined that in my late twenties I would still be watching MTV, but I love LC, Whitney, Audrina and Heidi. I feel like they are a part of my life.

2. Deep down inside I would love to be a real estate agent. I love looking at houses and helping people find houses. For some reason I just have this weird obsession about knowing everything about all the houses that are listed. Who knows maybe one day I will do it. I just don't like the idea of being "on call" all the time. If it were not for that I would definitely do it!

3. My wonderful friend Whitney now lives in Boston and works at Barney's. For my birthday she gave me a great goody bag filled with all kinds of fun treats. One of the things in there was the 24k Eyelash Curler. Supposedly they are the thing to have! I was so excited to get it, but I am not quite sure how to use it! I feel like I am playing dress up every time I uses it. I remember one time i got my eyes done and they were horrified that I did not use an eyelash curler!

4. I am a little, ok a lot, anal about how you open a cereal box. I never really noticed this until I got married and it drove me crazy when Murray would open the ceral box haphazardly. I really like for both sides of the top to be opened with out any rips or tears and then I like the plastice bag to be opened across the top without any rips down the sides. Now this makes perfect sense because if the bag rips then any time you pour the cereal, cereal spills down into the box. And if the top of the box rips then you cannot close the box properly and the cereal may go stale. However, my husband thinks this is a little anal but is gracious enough to try to do this when he opens the cereal (really I feel this way about any products in boxes with bags inside).

5. If we did not have family and close friends here, I would live in Italy! There are probably several countries in Europe that I would love to live, but Italy is just awesome! The lifestyle is super laid back, the villages and the countryside are so beautiful, the food is unbelievable and the weather is great! What is not to love?

6. Last year we went to Italy with Murray's parents. It was an unbelievable trip! We took Ella with us which was an adventure within itself! The most difficult part was the flight! As suggested by our doctor we gave Ella Benadryl to help her sleep. Well, it turns out Ella is one of the few that Benadryl has the opposite effect on and she was awake the entire flight which meant so was I. So, when we landed in Rome I was exhausted. Murray's parents had arrived a few days earlier and met us at the airport with the van. The plan was to drive around Rome and see the sites the first day from the car before heading off to our destination in Umbria. I FELL ASLEEP! Who falls asleep in Rome! But I sure did!

7. My senior year at Samford I studied for a semester in England. One weekend we took the trian to the Costwolds and rented bikes. I have never been a fan of riding bikes on the road with cars! It has always freaked me out!!!! But I tried to over come my fear on this trip. I did great the entire weekend until we were about a mile from where we returned the bikes. I ran into a parked car! Not only did I hit a parked car, I hit a parked car in front of a laundry mat where everyone was watching me!!! Luckily I did no damage to the car and Murray was able to repair my bike. But that was one of my most embarrassing moments!

8. As already mentioned, I am not a huge fan of riding bikes on the road and #7 even intensified that fear. Yet somehow my husband helped me overcome that fear and convinced me to do triathlons. After I had gotten somewhat comfortable on the bike, Murray convinced me that I should try to ride with bike clips (that is where your shoes are clipped into the pedals. this really does make riding easier, but your feet are clipped into the pedals). We were riding through town and I was not super confident of getting out of the clips. We came to a stop sign and there was a cop there. Usually I would not have come to a complete stop so I would not have to take my feet out of the clips but the cop was there so I had to stop. As I stopped, I realized that i was not going to get my feet out of the clips. I fell completely over on my bike right next to the cop with both feet still clipped into the pedals.

9. Murray and my first kiss was on Embankment Bridge in London with Big Ben and Parliment to our left and St. Paul's Cathdral to our right. It was one of the most romantic moments in my life!

10. On our honeymoon, we saw Hulk Hogan. He was staying at our hotel with his family. He is truly the biggest person I have ever seen. He was just huge!!!! Terry was inside the Rolex store buying a Rolex for Brooke. They had the store closed down for him. The entire store front was glass so there was a huge crowd gathered outside the store watching and taking pictures. At that moment I actuaaly felt kind of sorry for him, it was like they were living in a fish bowl.

Now I am tagging
1. Kitty : I know Kitty will come up with some very interesting/funny stories. We always love random stories including anything about Russellville.
2. Carey: Because I know she is bored and searching for things to do! Ha! Actually I am just trying to keep the Baker Blog going.
3. Stacey: You always have a funny story to tell or new band to introduce us to. You are, afterall, the one who introduced me to the blog "Stuff What People Like" Hilarious!
Have fun!


  1. i am SO glad that you followed through!!! i loved reading your random things, and i can just picture you falling over on your bike in front of the cop. ouch!

  2. No worries, I can't even ride a bike.

  3. omg...i'm laughing so hard...i'm not allowed to open up the cereal at our house now AT ALL. i was too careless and i ripped the BOX everytime.

  4. I laughed OUT LOUD at the bike clip story!! What did the cop do?!

  5. the cop was very gracious and did not make a huge deal out of it. although he did roll down his window and check to see if i was ok bc i was inches from hitting his car.