Wednesday, August 1, 2007

8 Random Facts

I was tagged by my friend and college roommate Katie to give 8 random facts/habits about myself.
The Rules:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. (**if you’re a non-blogger, you can email them!)
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My eight random facts and/or habits:

1. Coming up with these lists are always hard for me. It's like the minute you ask me to think of something- my mind goes blank. I'd like to be able to blame this on pregnancy/child bearing, but unfortunately, it's always been the case. One summer during CrossCamp, someone (probably Jason) was asking Josh and me about our dating relationship. At that point, we had been together for 3 years. This person asked me what some of my favorite memories were and...blank...I couldn't come up with anything at first. Then I think I came up with 4 fun things we'd ever done. Of course, this became a major joke (for Jason) and sore spot with Josh. I guess this is my disclaimer if I can't come up with eight random facts.

2. I am a rule follower. It makes me nervous to try and get around them somehow...even in silly stuff. The other night Josh and I were eating with friends at the Village Grill. There was a long line to order so Josh decided to call in a to go order so we could visit while we waited. Immediately I panicked. That's not how the system works. Clearly, a "to go" order is supposed to be taken home and not eaten in the restaurant. But it all worked out. We picked up our "to go" order and sat back down and ate it. And nobody came after us.

3. This one piggy backs off #2. I still wear my retainers every night. My purple, tie-dye, glow in the dark retainers from 8th grade. The orthodontist told me I should or my teeth would move back to their original positions. I was also the kid who actually wore them all day every day for 6 months after getting my braces off. That was awkward. There's no "cool" way to take out your retainers at the lunch table (right Kristen?)...thank goodness I only had to wear my head gear at night...

4. I sleep with my eyes partially opened. This made me the "freakshow" on every overnight bus trip with my youth group. It can be painful since my eyes dry out so easily. But now I've got this great gel that keeps them hydrated so we can even sleep with the fan on high.

5. I have never done anything to my hair. By that I mean, colored, dyed, highlighted, etc. Probably because I'm too scared. And that I don't want to have to keep it up. But I am finding more and more gray hairs so I know my day is coming...

6. I take off all my jewelry when I get home. Now if we're having people over then I'll probably keep it on until they're gone. But I can't stand showering, lotioning, or sleeping with jewelry on. Yes, even my wedding rings. Surprisingly, I remember to put them on almost every morning...to keep the pick up lines to a minimum. ;)

7. When I wear my hair curly, I wash my hair upside down in the shower because it curls better. Now, I have some doubters, but all I can say is it works for me. If you're interested in trying for yourself, I'd be glad to go over logistics with you...it will seem awkward at first.

8. I have a hard time with endless tasks. Sometimes I just don't want to put forth the effort knowing that I'll have to do the same thing over again. Two primary examples: laundry and making the bed. I am working on this. It's a lot better than in my college days. There was a period in college (maybe my low point), where I decided that making my bed was just too much. So I reasoned that I wouldn't have to make up my bed if I never unmade it. And so for about 6 months, I slept in my sleeping bag, on top of my "made" bed. In the morning, I just tossed the sleeping bag in the closet. Brilliant, I know.
There were days that I would be in too much of a hurry to fold my clean clothes. So I'd just move them in a heap from the dryer to my bed. Then they must have magically disappeared because I wouldn't "see" them for days. Bedtime would come, and I'd just slip under my covers, under the heap of clean clothes, and go to sleep. The Lord has really used Josh to clean up this area of my life. I'm still a work in progress, but I have come a long way.

So there's my eight random facts/habits. Hope you enjoyed them. Here are the eight people I'm tagging:Lauren C, Simri, LeRay, Kristyn, Jeffie, Angie I, Sarah, and Kimbo. Have fun!

14 comments:

Jeffie said...

o.k. Nat, you got me! Great incentive to get me my blogging excercise for the week. I'll think on it and have them posted for you ASAP. love you!
p.s. you always make me laugh in your blogs . . . i love it!!!

Lindsey Brittain said...

I can totally attest that washing your hair upside down does indeed make it curlier...true story.

Summy V & DawnyT said...

i need to hear about this upside-down hair washing thing!!

Tiffani said...

LOVE the sleeping bag story! So awesome!

thosetonnes said...

Yes retainers are so awkward, even more awkward that when you take yours out you are missing 2 teeth. To this day it still makes people laugh. Maybe someday we will have enough money to get real teeth from Dr. Patterson!!

Lee and Meredith Grimm said...

Hey Nat! It's your little sis, Meredith. Just stumbled upon your blog and was checking it out. It's been awhile since we've talked. Lily is so cute!! Hope you're doing well!

Chilton Family said...

The sleeping bag story is genius!! Considering I NEVER make my bed unless company is coming over...and even then I usually just shut our door...I've got to try the sleeping bag trick. I think Blake might actually go for it. HAHA!! Okay I'll work on my eight things...and I heard you had the stomach bug...I'm sooo sorry! Also...THANK YOU FOR THE PEDICURE!!! You know right where to touch my heart!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!

Amanda said...

now, we don't really know each other, but I'm one of Sim's friends. Anyways, I just wanted to say that I totally agree with you on the wash your hair upside down to make it curl better! I too am a firm believer of that! :)

CandidlyKatie said...

the sleeping bag story is classic 3102, but another one of my favorites is the nasty guacamole spoon. do you remember that?

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

Hi Natalie. My name is Brittani and I'm a good friend of Keri Campbell. I also know Faith B. from A&M b/c my college roomate (Jennifer) is one of Faith's best friends from HS. Very small world!

I've enjoyed "lurking" at your's and Lauren's blogs and thought it would be nice to introduce myself. My husband is the Sr. High pastor at Fellowship Church in Grapevine and I have a 2 year old little boy. You Christian blogging mommies have inspired me to write my own, as well. Please feel free to stop by and keep in touch. Maybe one day our paths will cross in "real life", as well:)

the shivers said...

hey natalie! i am so glad i found your blog and loved reading it. very cool "facts"...i am a prime example of why they say to KEEP WEARING THE RETAINERS! i didn't and my teeth have suffered the consequences! you are too funny...i am glad we connected. -h

Isaac, Kim & Landen said...

So fun!! That's commendable that you still have your retainers. My little schnauzer ate mine in the 8th grade. I couldn't bring myself to go to the orthodontist and get new impressions after it happend for the second time. Looking forward to our playdate.

mandy said...

#4 = NO WAY! how do you even fall asleep?
your daughter is precious! i love those pics.
blessings

christa said...

I think we really should hang out more. You are almost as loony as me! Seriously we could have some serious "community" over our shared issues. Unfortunatly I could have it with Josh too, I am a little OCD on the housework. UGH