Monday, April 06, 2009

You Know You Might Be In For A Rough Day When...

...You have a Ski-Break night like this:
I awoke in the middle of the night with a tickle in my throat which cause me to have a few hard coughs. I keep a water bottle next to me, for just such an occasion (cause who wants to walk all the way out to the kitchen to get a glass, and wake yourself up more).

The next little bit is kind of a blur because I apparently fell back asleep again with the water bottle in hand. The next thing I remember is turning over, or twitching or moving my arm in such a way that I doused myself with water! Talk about a rude awakening. I kinda had to laugh at myself, but at the same time I was pretty upset because I had to change out of my wet pajamas!
Remember when I gave all those reasons as to why I struggle? Yeah, better add this to the bottom of the list (There are three links, this one must be number 25 or so from those previously linked lists)!

Thursday, April 02, 2009


So I am totally stealing this from Goddess Divine, because hey, it is a post, and I don't have anything more entertaining to say! Thanks Goddess!

1. Ridden in a train. (In Croatia it was much more safe than the bus!)
2. Slept under the stars (Froze my butt off each time...why'd I keep doing it?)
3.Played in a band/orchestra
4. Visited Hawaii (Happy 18th B-Day to ME!)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney World
8. Climbed a mountain (Timpanogos here/Slieme in Croatia)
9. Held a praying mantis (More like it landed on me and I freaked!)
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (Adriatic Sea was right out the window of my apt in one of my mission areas)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Define ART?)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (Two Words...Mama Chu's)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (Lines are 4 hours long every day...I had better things to do)
18. Grown your own vegetables (Watched others, then benefited!)
19. Had a letter to the editor published
20. Slept on an overnight train (Croatia Again)
21. Had a pillow fight (Who hasn't?)
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when not really ill. (Macey's)
24. Built a snow fort (Well mostly watched my brother's)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (I can't run to the end of the street let alone 26 miles)
28. Seen the running of the bulls
29. Seen a total eclipse (I think anyway)
30. Watched a sunrise (These are cool!)
31. Hit a home run (Short fences)
32. Been on a cruise (Almost went again, just can't afford it)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (I know another one, but kinda had a little help with that one)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (Hard to define truly satisfied...)
38. Been on a draw-bridge (Croatia once again)
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Received a traffic ticket (Just A too many over the years!)
41. Sung karaoke (Not by choice)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (San Diego after we got done with our cruise)
46. Been transported in an ambulance (Sister and I were in a minor accident, I rode, she was being attended to)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Been a story on the news
50. Seen a wild mustang
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Not my favorite)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (I was a dumb child)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (Kinda miss these!)
55. Been in a movie (UV Culinary Recruiting Video--regularly shown on channel 17)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Hopefully in the future)
58. Taken a martial arts class (Want to)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen (Helped prepare T-Giving Day dinner, but didn't actually serve)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Only bought and eaten them)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Received flowers for no reason (Does a friend forgetting your b-day count?)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (They think I have mad cow disease now, so they won't let me anymore)
65. Gone sky diving (Never!)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (Paycheck bounced, then everything else bounced)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (Not good)
72. Pieced a quilt (Does tied one count?)
73. Stood in Times Square (SO FUN...WANNA GO BACK!)
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (Mutal hatred at Macey's)
76. Won a contest (Battle of the sexes on the cruise ship!)
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (What a rush!)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Been in a cave (Croatia)
82. Bought a brand new car (Only used)
83. Walked in Jerusalem (One day!)
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Culinary Arts from UV)
85. Read the entire Bible or other religious book (Never completed Bible from cover to cover)
86. Visited the White House (Would love to!)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Not at the same time though!)
88. Had Chicken Pox (Scratchy Scratcherson)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury (ALMOST HAD TO)
91. Met someone famous (Few people, but it depends on how you define famous!)
92. Joined a book club (Never really participated though!)
93. Lost a loved one (Never fun)
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Been to the top of the Gateway Arch
99. Been stung by a bee (Pieces of crap!)
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument (Don't remember much, but I learned the piano!)