This seemed intersting, so I swiped it off her page.
Four jobs I have had in my life:
2. Carpet Cleaning (Tons of fun - seriously!)
3. Hotel renovation
4. Enterprise Rent-A-Car (By far the most stress)
Four movies I've watched more than once:
1. Christmas Vacation
2. Shawshank Redemption
4. Groundhog Day
Four places I have lived:
1. Maryville, TN
2. Orange, TX
3. Alabaster, AL
4. Louisville, KY
Four TV shows that I watch:
2. Forensic Files
3. The Biggest Loser
Four Places I would Like to Visit
1. Pacific Northwest
2. Northern California
3. Wrigley Field, Chicago (in Summer)
Four People Who Email me regularly
1. My Mom
2. My brother
3. Junk e-mailers
Four of my favorite foods:
1. Marita's enchiladas
2. Poppy seed chicken
4. Steak & sweet potato
Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Home from work
3. Playing with the nieces & nephews
4. Anywhere warm
Things I am looking forward to in the next year:
1. Getting a tan
2. Starting to work out
3. Meeting a foxy mama who loves witty bald guys
4. Seeing my family happy & healthy (saved the best for last)
I don't know how many of you keep up with Major League Baseball, but something terrible happened today. About a half hour after midnight, Josh Hancock, who was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, was killed in a car crash. He slammed his Ford Explorer into the back of a tow truck that was in the process of removing a broken down/ wrecked car off the freeway. This hits closer to home for me because Hancock is from the Birmingham area, and was a man among boys pitching at the high school level. My brother Seth actually pitched against him a few times in high school. In fact, I remember the day of Marita's wedding rehearsal, Seth was pithing against him. I stayed behind to drive Seth and myself up to Florence after the game. Josh totally dominated. If I remember correctly, he gave up just one hit and struck out 17. At the high school level they play 7 innings, so he struck out everybody but 4 batters! I remember how he made even the best hitters look like they were batting with a blindfold on. Anyway, he was drafted by the Brewers out of HS, but went to Auburn. Out of Auburn, he was drafted by the Red Sox and made it to the majors in 2002. It's sad enough that someone should die so young, but after talking to Seth today, it may be even more sad. Seth says Josh had at least one DUI, and people he knew from Auburn said he was pretty careless and reckless in general. It would be even more tragic if this crash was caused by driving drunk. It's probably easy to think you're invincible when you're not even 30 and you're rich, playing a game you love. I don't know for sure he had been drinking, but how else do you not see a tow truck in the freeway? Anyway, my heart goes out to his loved ones. Also, this is just another reminder (like Va Tech) not to take life, especially youth for granted. Anything can happen.
Okay, here's the story. I have a 20GB iPod with 1938 songs currently on it. That's only about 1/3 full. Basically, I've hit the wall. When I hear a song I like & don't already have, I try to remember to write it down for possible future download. Well, I was in the iTunes store the other day, and they have this cool feature. They have all these celebrities post a songlist of some of their favorite songs & why they like them. That got me thinking. Their opinions are no more valuable than anyone else's. So here's what I want to accomplish. I'd like to hear from basically anyone, and give me one or two songs you love. Also, tell me who the artist is, and why you like the song. It could just be something you've been listening to alot lately. You're intelligent people. You get the idea. All responses welcome. Hopefully, I will be able to unearth some old tunes I had forgotten about, and maybe find some new gems. Okay, fire away! Thank's for playing/ helping me out. I'll start.
1) Monday Morning (Fleetwood Mac): Without fail, this gets my toe tapping and head bobbing up and down. Upbeat and fun.
2) Unwell (Matchbox Twenty): I've been listening to this one alot lately. It's a wee bit dark and depressing as far as the lyrics go, but the music just hooks me in. Great tune.
Now it's your turn. Don't hold back.
I don't get on Pleonast a whole lot, and when I do it's usually to check out my sisters' blogs. Sidenote: I think Marita is the Pleonast record holder for most friends. I mean, she must know everybody on here!! Anyway, tonight I've been poking around others' profiles and have noticed this tag game where you list 6 unusual things about yourself or things no one would ever guess about you. I could probably come up with 6000, but these will suffice. I don't think my family will even know some of these nuggets. (Drum roll please)
1. I love my nose. It is perfectly straight. I think it's my best feature (other than my wonderful personality of course). The odd thing is I can hardly smell anything. Smoke is about all I can smell. No perfume, flowers, even body odor. Sometimes I can smell food cooking, but I can't tell you what it is without looking. Plus, a lot of things smell like Windex to me. Hey, I warned you I was weird!
2. I have this thing about wearing clothes someone else has worn. I just can't wear clothes from garage sales or ebay. It's not because I'm a snob, It just grosses me out to think of someone having sweat pits or sneezing on a shirt then me wearing it. Yes, I know it's been washed. Still, yuck.
3. I love learning peoples' life story. It doesn't matter who. Friends, strangers, celebrities. I love Biography channel. It's so interesting to see someone's background, and how they got to be who they are today.
4. I think I look better in the mirror than I do in pictures. Isn't that strange? Is there anyone else like this? I sure haven't met any!
5. I don't like cake. Never have. My parents say I wouldn't touch my birthday cake on my 1st birthday. They say they smeared it on my face so it would look like I enjoyed it in the pictures. Weird... I know.
6. I have an uncanny memory. I can remember small, minor details from years & years ago. I remember birthdays, songs, TV shows, names, places, baseball stats, etc.
Okay, that's enough self revelation for one day. I'm tagging:
Well, it's been about 3 months since I posted, so here goes. I was in Phoenix for nearly 2 weeks. My plane landed in Birmingham at about 4:30 on November 1, and at 7:30?? That's right, Journey & Def Leppard! I haven't been to many concerts, but I must say this one was awesome. Journey played great, but they just aren't the same without Steve Perry. The new singer was okay, but the drummer sang "Open Arms" and "Faithfully", and in my opinion he was better than the actual lead singer. Even so, Def Leppard blew them away. They totally rocked. They played a lot of songs, and only 2 that I don't think are that good. However, their live sound was GREAT. I was expecting Joe Elliott's voice to be subpar, because I have heard some live recordings and he didn't sound so great. Anyway, Wednesday he sounded incredible. It was a great concert, and I urge anyone who has a chance to check it out. Rock on, everybody!