Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Oh, the Randomness of it all

I've been tagged by Lisa and by Jenny for a meme of 7 Random things about me. I'm not sure what I can mention that you all don't already know or discern from my site but I'll try to find something that you don't know.


1. I'm fascinated with the Apollo moon missions. Even as I type I'm watching a Discovery channel show about moon landing conspiracy theory. For a couple years I read tons of books about the different flights and what each accomplished in another step towards actually landing, the missions right on the moon, and about the different people who made it possible, including the astronauts. It blows my mind that they say my laptop has more power than the computers that put them on the moon back in the 60's and 70's. I'm fascinated by the courage, risk taking and motivation that caused these guys to risk their lives to do something that had never, ever been done. My favorite movie is still Apollo 13 and one of my favorite books that I've read a couple times already is "A Man on the Moon" by Andrew Chaikin.

2. I laugh at my own jokes. Hysterically. Or so says my 17 yr. old girl. In fact, she's told me this several times. She's probably right.


3. I so do not have a green thumb. Love the look of beautiful gardens, but I totally do not enjoy the work it takes to get it like that.

4. I loooove to cook, but dislike to bake. What is up with that?

5. I can't stand Diet or fat free anything. I bought a case of cherry vanilla diet pepsi thinking maybe I could switch to it, I couldn't even drink one can. The other 11 cans are still sitting in the fridge since last summer. The fat free stuff tastes sickeningly sweet to me.

6. I don't mind doing laundry but hate dusting and ironing.

7. Sewing gives me hives. Just kidding. But I seriously cannot sew. When I was pregnant with my first, I thought I'd be Susie Homemaker and sew a valence to decorate the room. Three straight seams, people. By the time I was done, I had given myself bursitis in my elbow, couldn't take any meds for it 'cause I was in my first trimester. It was awful. Even sewing a hem can cause me to break out in a sweat.

Now I'm supposed to tag 7 people. So who haven't I tagged for awhile? Hey you guys come back here and quite trying to hide. Okay I tag Linda, Ann, Jane, Flip Flop Mom, Rhonda, Shalee, & Cyndi.

22 comments:

Shalee said...

You and I are so alike. We'd get along famously in the same town too. Don't you want to move to KS? I'll even do the baking for you!

I think God is telling me to do this meme. You're the third one to tag me with it...

Okay, I'll do it. Eventually...

Linda said...

So funny. Yep, we are sympatico. Except I bake and don't cook.

Rhonda said...

Thanks Susanne. I look forward to doing this.

I'm ditto on 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7. I much prefer baking over cooking.

Have wonderful day!!

Rhonda

{Karla} said...

I like watching shows on the moon missions.

other than that, we are opposites: I love to bake - hate to cook... love to sew (but not very good at it)... have a green thumb and miss having a yard to work in... don't mind putting clothes IN the luandry - but hate the folding part

I'm on the fence about diet sodas though... I drink them all the time EXCEPT when I am pregnant. They make me gag through the entire pregnancy. So right now, I have a yucky relationship with them.

Blessings,
Karla

Susanne said...

Karla: you know when I was pregnant my doctor very emphatically told me to stay away from anything "diet". Something to do with the aspartame being associated with some birth defects.

Jen said...

3. same

Air Force Family said...

Too funny!

Barb said...

Well, I HAVE to laugh at my own jokes because no one else ever laughs at them. Pitiful.

Can't stand even the smell of diet anything, especially diet soda. I never go near it - it gives me a headache and makes me nauseous.

Three straight seams did you in? I'd say sewing's definitely not your thing. LOL

Don't tell anyone I dropped by. I'm supposed to be cleaning this house. I'm just taking a crunchy Cheetos break. You know. For energy. :-)

Lisa writes... said...

Hate diet drinks too (but I do have to say coke zero isn't too terribly awful)...hate to cook but love to bake...can't sew a lick, and have no desire!

Thanks for playing!

Missy said...

Hey Susanne-- I am learning to like baking more, but I like cooking much more than baking.

I can't sew except for little embroidery projects, but I am trying to garden.

And yep, sometimes I crack myself up!

BTW, it is good to be back-- hubby was gone and I was sick, so I disappeared for awhile!

Sarah said...

Amen and 'me too' to most of your list - the only difference for me is I don't even like to cook but I can sew (to a point).

Enjoyed you list. I love Apollo 13 too it's a great film and I always get tense even though I know it has a happy ending.

Linda said...

I can identify with most of your seven - but most especially the sewing thing. I just cannot do it. I think that "talent" skips a generation. My mom made everything I wore until I was a teenager - and she sewed beautifully. Ah well...

Melanie said...

I drink Diet Coke, but not the flavored ones. They taste like cough medicine to me.

I briefly met Gene Krantz last year. It was a great opportunity.

ellen b said...

I'm with you on #2, 3 and 7! I like to bake and cook but I do not make pies or bread. Blessings!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Susanne, love you list! It's always fun getting to know you better.

Thanks for the tag. I'll get on it.

Jane said...

plan to post my list tomorrow, loved reading yours!

org junkie said...

I'm with you on #2 and 3! I love laughing at my own jokes especially when no one else does. That makes it even funnier. And the whole gardening thing, uggg. My hubbie won't even let me near the garden now I make such a mess of it. I do enjoy watching hubbie garden though :)
Laura

Kelli said...

Let's go to Kansas, and let Shalee bake for us!! Come one come one!!

Seriously- I'll sew for you if you'll do my laundry.

FlipFlop Mom said...

YIKES!!! LOL LOL.. I'll do my tag tomorrow.. Promise.. I've done one... but I'm sure I can find something crazy to come up with!!

Chris said...

very cute and very funny!!

Christine said...

Susanne this totally cracks me up! We could have been separated at birth!

I love to cook, hate to bake.

Laundry is fine if I don't have to iron.

Sewing??? Ha, ha!

Love your list!

Dianne said...

Loved reading your 7 things. I enjoy sewing but not clothes . . . costumes . . . curtains, anything else.

I hate anything diet too - except for Diet Coke. And fat free . . . ugh. And the Apollo thing is a neat thing about you too.