This one was tougher than I thought, simply because I couldn't make up my mind what topic to choose. This is a chronic problem for me. Too many choices makes me indecisive. It's why it takes me months to use gift certificates or weeks to pick tile for my bathroom floor. I want things to be "just right". Swampy's instructions were to pick a topic, any topic and use each letter of the alphabet to list items related to that topic. It's a method she used as a teacher, and a pretty good one, I think. Only problem is I couldn't pick a topic. I thought about favorite books, but that seemed routine. I considered entertainers I've seen live and actually could list something for all but eleven letters (I never caught Frank Zappa before he died or Van Halen before they fell apart.) I thought about famous quotes that appeal to me or a day in the life of a redneck, but frankly, those seemed unoriginal. I finally settled on "Moments in my Life". It's what I know best. Some are small. Some are big, but all of them happened and helped to shape me into the mixed up, wacky gal I am, so here we go....
A-Asked Hubby out for our first date. Yup, I did.
B-Birth of my daughter. One of the best days of my life, even though now that she's a teenager I'd like to put her back every now and then.
C-Childbirth without pain medication. Yes, really. College graduation in 1986. Cyst removed from my wrist. It was HUGE...the cyst not the baby.
D-Death of my 13 year old nephew. The point at which I really started to live.
E-Ears pierced for my 12th birthday. Back then they still used a needle.
F-Flipped over a three wheeler on a cinder road at age 14. I still have cinders in my elbow.
G-Graduation party busted.
H-Hoop skirt for senior prom. Honeymoon in Cancun.
I-Itchy allergies and sinuses eights months of the year.
J-Jimmy Buffett concerts X 3.
K-Kissed behind the library cart in grade school. I'm not naming names.
L-Lasik on my eyes. Best gift I've every given myself.
M-Most Humorous my senior year of high school. Married Hubby in 1990.
N-Never had the chicken pox. Although both of my brothers had them right before my senior prom, and I thought I would catch the pox and miss prom.
O-Organized TV coverage for three Presidential visits. It used to be part of my job. I've seen Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush and Vice President Quayle up close. Interviewed Quayle and Clinton. Very cool.
P-Pom Pon squad in college. Yes, really. I still have the tights. Somewhere out there is a calendar photo of me and the squad with big hair and cheesy smiles.
Q-Quit television to regain my sanity.
R-Radio DJ. My first two jobs were in radio, and I loved it. Rocky Horror Picture Show rumble. One day I'll explain. Let's just say it was part of my oat sowing days.
S-Spring break in Fort Lauderdale during college. Swam in St. Thomas. Siegfried and Roy show in Las Vegas a few months before the big tiger incident. Snow skiing failure.
T-Ticklish all over. Very, especially on the neck.
U-Ugly fingernails. So ugly I have to cover them with acrylic. Comes from years of gnawing them to nubs.
V-Vices include cake.
W-Water skiing failure.
X-Xtra small hands. My ring size is about a four and a half. Can you say spindly?
Y-Youth group trips to amusement parks. Every summer those kids make me puke, but it's fun.
Z-Zelda Fitzgerald fascinates me. I know she was a crazy drunk, but I can't help it. It think it's her spirit and love affair with F. Scott that I love.
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