25 honest scrap things about me

Reposting this as tomorrow (02/28/09) is the deadline for the questions mentioned in the last paragraph of this entry. All questions must be in before 11:59pm east coast time. Thanks!

Lainie did the 25 Things one a while back and since then, I've seen it around many of the blogs I read. I figure, with all the new readers I have, I might want to go ahead and do this to get the others caught up. While Im at it, Im going to label it with the Honest Scrap stuff as I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone this way. I cheat, so sue me.

01) There are birthdays and/or anniversaries the 28th or 29th of every month from April to September in my family.

02) Over the course of my lifetime, I've had 26 cats overall and 17 were kept (the others were either re-homed OR lost to natural causes).....and yes, I remember each and every one of them.

03) I still love cartoons and animated movies. When I was growing up, I wanted to be a cartoonist.

04) I was the top 20% of my class of over 300 students. No, I wasnt a nerd...but I was a tad smarter than most in my class.

05) I've spent roughly 1/3 of my life married and wouldnt have it any other way. I've never had a problem being married, just who I was married to.

06) I LOVE stuffed animals. The only one I have left from before both marriages is over 30 years old and is one my mom made for me.

07) Im nearly 40 and still call my parents Mommy and Daddy, behind their backs as well as to their faces.

08) I find it extremely funny that the mascot of my high school was the Spartans and the Christian School I worked for for 4 years in Lousiana had the mascot of the Knights.

09) I find it extremely ironic that my first husband was a Mastered Degreed history teacher and I hate history. I find it even more ironic that I live in a city steeped in Civil War history. Someplace that my first husband would *LOVE* to be living in.

10) I am ecclectic in my musical tastes. My music files range from 12 Stones to ZZTop and a good deal of everything in between. Right now, I cant get enough of instrumentals although my usual playlist contains rock.

11) I love windchimes. At the house in Texas I had about 8 up hanging from the eaves of the covered patio. Here I only have one up because there just isnt any room.

12) Im a night owl. If my days didnt start until 11am and ended around 2am, I'd be perfectly happy with life. If I get a nap in around 9pm, Im good to go until 5am.

13) I was in choir from 3rd grade all the way through highschool. My mom always had fits because I'd practice my songs with the radio going. Like I explained to her, many of my choirmates wouldnt always hit the right notes or rhythm, I had to be ready no matter WHAT I heard and this was the best way to do it.
14) In both marriages, I wore handmade wedding gowns. In the first wedding, my mom made it...the second wedding, I did. The flowers were all handcrafted as well with "silk" flowers. The first time I did them, the second time around a cousin by marriage did them.

15) I love tea. I'll drink it either hot or cold or even luke warm. Coffee, on the other hand, I cant stand the taste of. I do like the smell of certain brands though.

16) In my life, I've held 8 jobs....actually 7 because one company I worked for in two different times of my life. Of these jobs, I've worked for 3 different nationwide companies and only got laid off from one of them.

17) I've spent 2/3 of my life over weight. No matter how hard I try, I never can manage to keep the weight OFF once I've lost it. One time I managed to get down to 129 pounds. The dr's charts all said I was still 5 pounds too heavy, but because of my heavy bone structure I was nothing but skin and bones....

18) I am my own worst critic, especially when it comes to my art work.

19) I have more friends out of state than I do instate. In fact most of them live online with me in blogger or in Myspace.

20) Im back in contact with a couple nieces from my previous marriage and our friendships are coming along nicely. Granted , there's still a bit of trust issue on my half but can you blame me? Especially since the guy turned out to be a psycho jerk that ended up in prison for stalking and harrassing 5 girls....

21) I love my edjumakashunalz. Love them to the point that I read nearly 100 a day and 20 of them I simply will not miss if I can at all help it.

22) I am ADDICTED to American Idol. Woe is me if I find a job before May!! Then again, if it doesnt manage to snag me in... I may forgo the year entirely (I hear Chicago saying "yeah right, you say that every year").

23) I am a *gasp* chocoholic. Shh dont tell anyone. Actually, one week a month Im not...then I crave cinnamon or lemon. Weird, yeah I know.

24) I'm a bottle red. Thank God for Clairol and Redken!!! Otherwise, I'd be riddled with metallic highlights. You'd think with this statement that Im a vain person, but Im not...just about my hair.

25) Im a klutz. Because of this, I always look at the ground while I walk and use my peripheral vision to keep an eye on things around me. I prefer to walk with someone else so I can see when it's safe to move. I remember once while walking in New Orleans, I looked up to see the sites and promptly tripped over a manhole cover that was extending above the street by a half inch....landed on all 4s in the middle of the street and almost got hit by a car.

I probably could add a bit more to this...but I wont. It's taken me days to write it as it is. I will do this, though. I've seen that Interview Me bloggy game going around. If you've noticed, I have yet to put an Interview Me in anyone's comments. Why? Well, to be honest, I'd rather have a variety of different questions and not 5 from just one person. As such, Im now going to open this up to you, my readers. Now...I have 17 followers to this particular blog. So Im guessing maybe one question from each would be good. Oh wait, Im sure not everyone would leave a question so maybe I should just up that to 2 questions each. That's right, 2 questions each ...drop them in the comments below. I'll leave this offer open until February 28th. Only thing I really draw the line at is politics.....I wont discuss those. I also reserve the right to not answer any questions in the blog that I feel are simply not appropriate for my blog (although I may just answer them in an email out of sight of the general public).


Toriz said...

Great answers to the 25 things tag. A few of those could have been mine. I especially agree with the one about the tea and coffee... Coffee smells nice (mostly) but tastes disgusting. And I can drink tea hot, luke warm, or cold too.

As for my two questions... Hmmm... Let me see...

1. If you could be anyone - be they still alive or dead - for 24 hours, who would you be? And why?

2. If you were offered an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go? And why that particular place?

Queenie Jeannie said...

I loved this post! Cool stuff!

#1. You mentioned your art...what do you do??

#2. What is it that you love the most about American Idol?

Karla said...

Nice post! But do I have any questions for you that I don't already know the answer to?

1) We know you are a gypsy at heart. Have you or would you ever consider joining a circus or fair to move around constantly to feed the gypsy side of you?

I guess you'll only get one question from me cause that's the only one I've ever wondered about! LMAO *hugs*

AliceKay said...

LOL @ Karla

Interesting post, Styxie. *hugs*

Grand Pooba said...

Well now you've got me curious about your marraiges! For how long were each of them and why did they end in divorce?

(If that's too personal it's okay, I'm just curious!)

whimsical brainpan said...

Those are neat. Thanks for sharing!

In my family there are a lot of birthdays on the 20th and 27th (but not in consecutive months).

I think #18 is true of all artists.

Melissa B. said...

Great answers! I guess you and I should never meet at Starbucks...I LOVE talking politics! :)

LadyStyx said...

No, Pooba, it's not too personal. If you cant wait until Saturday...you can get started by going to this link (it's the first of that section of the blog) and start reading: http://ladystyxmemories.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-story.html

I'm *ONLY* 45 entries in and not EVEN close enough to the end yet. I really need to finish it, but I get easily sidetracked away from it (that and writing in it gives me a migraine...). It may explain why I've been having such a problem with my SCSis's situation....

Anonymous said...

I love wind chimes too! My hubby gave me the 'cannon in D' ones and I LOVE them!

Anonymous said...

Good job doing stuff for YOU this past week! :)

And good job going down a WHOLE SIZE! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Any advice on that one??

LadyStyx said...

Thanks Tori, I know I've missed many though. Amen on the taste...*bleah*

Thanks Queenie!

Great question Karla, I'll have to think on it some.

Thanks Alice! Now surely, you dont know EVERYTHING about me....I know there's a question in there somewhere you've been dying to ask me.

Thanks Whims! Yes, Im sure it is of all artists or crafty people.

Thanks Melissa! Oh my! My ex would just love to talk with you Im sure. Not that I recommend it ;)

OOOHhhh! I *LOVE* Pachelbel's Canon in D. I listened to it over and over this Christmas. Im so jealous Yaya!! I'll have to get me some of those chimes for sure!!

Thanks Hula! Eating modifications (dont dare call it a diet or else it wont work) and 30 minutes on the exercise bike everyday (when I get to where I need to be I can cut down to 3-4 times a week for maintenance). High in fiber, low fat. NO SODA (not that it mattered as I dont drink much anyhow because it upsets my belly when I over indulge) and cut down on the treats. One treat a week under 100 cals. I can eat all I want if it's a veggie (watch the corn and taters as they have tons of starch). Gosh I can go all day on this though...LOL

Deanna said...

I tried not to read the other comments so I could come up with 2 questions. I'm still thinking...
I knew most of the things about you in general (not the specifics, such as the number of cats), but then we've chatted quite a few years.
1. If you could choose one job, what would it be?
2. Do you like other reality TV shows or just American Idol?

Anonymous said...

I'm liking your musical tastes! I love 12 Stones a lot!!! Is there something we can do improve upon your klutziness? Don't make me worry about you now.

ChicagoLady said...

Hmmm, I'll have to think about this. Might need to leave more than 2 cents when I'm done, lol.

LadyStyx said...

Yes, it's been a good while punkn. I need you to specify question one. You want me to pick from one I had OR if I had the choice of ANY job?

Blue, nothing can be done....this klutziness is a genetic trait. Sucks but it's the facts.

Leave as many cents as ya care to Chicago...LOL.

Jan n Jer said...

Thanks for sharing, I learned alot about you just now. Can't think of any questions to ask.

Intense Guy said...

I enjoyed your 25 things! We share a number of them in common.

Hmm... 2 cents for 2 questions? but a dollar for an answer and 10 dollars for the right answer? :)

1) If you could be any of the superheros (superman, batman and so on) which would you pick?

2) What one name would be your most favorite name for a cat?


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