Monday, August 12, 2013

Blog Hoppin' & Our B2S Giveaway!

I saw this linky and I couldn't help myself... but can I come up with 10 fun things about me?  Hmmmm... I'm not totally sure.  Ok... I'll figure it out as I go! 

1. I have an obsession with Mustangs.  My first car was a 1968 Mustang.  I had to sell it in college... I just couldn't afford to keep it.  I now have 3.  One I bought a few years ago... and finally have paid for, lol... one that my dad gave me because I begged to buy it from him.  (It's not old enough to be a classic, but just old enough to not be worth a lot. lol... I love it though... it's a convertible.) The third one is a 1965 rust heap that barely runs, has no front passenger seat and the brakes don't work so good.  Someday...  she'll be a beauty.  Maybe. 

P.S. They have names.  Trigger, Windy, and Rustang Sally.  I bet you can figure out which is which.

2. One summer, when I was in high school, my mom and I lived mostly on cabbage.  We were broke and that was the only thing that did well in our garden.  I hated cabbage for a LOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG time.  lol... Looking back on that, I realize that even though I might not have it all, I am VERY blessed these days... and every cloud has a silver lining.  I lost tons of weight that summer!  :-)

3. My favorite movie of all time is Forrest Gump.  There are so many great quotes in that movie & it has the best soundtrack ever!  I have watched it so many times that I feel like I have it memorized.  Every time, I laugh my head off and ball my eyes out!  I was in an elevator one day and hear the music from the beginning where the feather is floating and had to fight to keep from bursting into tears!

4. When I was in the 7th grade, I was in a school bus wreck.  My bus ran off the road and flipped right out through a field.  It rolled over several times.  I think I kind of know what it would feel like to be in a dryer... without the heat! :-)

5. I love music.  All kinds of music, but my very favorite kind is anything by the "hair bands" from the 80's!  If they had big hair and wore eyeliner, I probably loved them... but I love some good old country music, too.  Oh... and 50's & 60's stuff.  Awesome.  See... I told you I love music.  I kick booty at song identification games.  (Like Song Pop... but I had to quit.  I was getting obsessed!)

6. I know how to run heavy equipment like bulldozers, backhoes and stuff.  Yeah.  I know that's weird, but that's what my dad does and my dad always expects me to give stuff a try.  I'm not too great at it, but if he's desperate for help... I can.  :-)

7. I talk too much.  Yep.  All the time.  I type too much, too.  Might as well be the same thing.  lol

8. I started reading when I was 3 years old.  My mom got annoyed with me asking what everything said, so she called up a friend that taught Kindergarten and said, "How do I teach this kid how to read?" She took her advice and taught me how.  I ran with it.  That's one of the reasons I grew up to be a librarian.  ;-)

9. I was in the top 10 of my high school class. However, that doesn't mean very much when there are only 50 something kids in your class.  :-)

10. I have had the same best friend for 25 years.  At this point, we are no longer friends.  We're family. 

Now... you're probably ready for me to get to that giveaway I was talking about.  I've already hinted about it before. 

My buddy Jaime over at The 1st Grade Bloom is hosting a giveaway of some of our favorite stuff for back to school.  She has an awesome literature unit and I am giving away a couple of sets of clip art.  Click on the giveaway button below to go enter!  :-)

I hope your Monday was fabulous & Tuesday is even better!


  1. LOL...I can relate to "talking and typing" too much! :)

  2. I was thinking the same thing...Sometimes I ramble on and I ramble on with my typing too. I am hoping to get a lot done in my classroom to...So here is to Tuesday!

    Terri Izatt