February 26, 2009

24 Random Things About Me

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Here are “24 Random Things About Me”. I have never met most of you in person so I thought I would post a little “get to know me”.  Without further ado…

1. I have strabismus in my right eye. Some people that don’t know think I’m blind in that eye or am not paying attention to them. I have had 4 eye surgeries (3 before I 2 years old) because of it.
2. My favorite color is blue.
3. I have one younger sister (2-1/2 years younger) who I think looks nothing like me named Stacy.
4. I went to college to become a Geologist. That dream was shot after my first quarter of science and math classes. I ended up majoring in Sociology which I loved.
5. I was on the University of Washington crew team as a coxswain for a quarter.
6. I had a herniated disk in my back my senior year of High School. It was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced.
7. My husband proposed to me in the same park we had our first kiss. That would be Gas Works Park for all those Seattle people.
8. I had braces for 9 years. That is a whole other post for another time. The funny part was, my teeth were never crooked.
9. I have been to Disneyworld more times than Disneyland.
10. I ran Cross Country and Track in High School but if I tried to run 3 miles today I might die because I’m so out of shape.  In my defense, I have been going to the gym.
11. My favorite number is 11 even though I don’t like odd numbers.
12. My husband and I work with Guide Dogs for the Blind.
13. I have an addiction to chips. My favorite are Tim’s Cascade. If you come to my house, you might be amazed at your options.
14. My maiden last name was 12 letters long.  It was so long, that on the attendance report in school only showed my first name as “She”.  One of the requirements before I got married was he had to have a short last name.  Now it’s only 5.
15. I share the same middle name as my mom and grandma. I don’t like the name so don’t ask me what it is.
16. My favorite emotion icon is the 🙂
17. My favorite TV show is Law and Order: CI. For my birthday one year, my husband got me an autographed picture of Vincent D’Onofrio (the main guy).
18. My 2nd favorite TV show is LOST though Ben really freaks me out and I have nightmares about him.
19. I would love to go back to Europe (especially Germany and Italy) and visit Australia.
20. I have never rode in a limo before.
21. I would love to swim with dolphins sometime in my lifetime.
22. I am currently reading through the entire Bible. I’m on the 5 year plan so I’ll be done in like ohhh 2-3 years.
23. I have had Mono twice in my life. Both times no one around me ever had or ever got it.
24. I work in an office with all guys (one of them is my Dad). We have a lot of fun. 🙂

To conclude this post, if you have any thing else you would like to know, please feel free to post a question or email me. 🙂

February 1, 2009

Posted in Blogroll, Blogs, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 8:09 pm by smilinshell11

Last Sunday, I was FINALLY able to meet Anna and Vortex!  We had an all-club territory training day, so there were A LOT of dogs. It was fun to actually meet Anna for the first time and see some of the puppies she talks about in her blog.

Last weekend we had Loyola for what we thought would be the last time.  We got word last night that she isn’t going back until March (she was supposed to go back on the February truck).  I’m hoping we will be able to have her one more time before she heads back, even if it is just for an evening.  She was just as sad as I was that it would be her last time over:


Yesterday we had Simmons just for the day. For some reason, he decided to vomit not once, but twice for no reason on the carpet.   Lovely.  He hadn’t ate recently so we weren’t sure what caused it.  He was being having a “I don’t want my picture taken day” so here is the best one I could get:


He is growing up to be a very handsome boy!

Thank you to all who suggested google reader, I love it.  It’s so easy to stalk I mean read all your blogs!  I also added a few blogs to my blogroll so check them out. 🙂