Wednesday, November 9, 2011

36 Facts for my 36th Birthday

Every year on my birthday I write a post with random facts about me, according to the number of years old I am. Tonight I'm switching that around a little and will still share with you 36 random things. They will be facts about me, my favorite Scriptures, some favorite videos, links to sites I love and more. Come, sit back & waste some time with me. Consider it your birthday gift to me.

#1 Someone recently sent me this link. It's a goofy game that I thought I'd hate, but it's soooo addictive.'ll hate me later.

#2 Considering #1, you probably already know this, but I love logic puzzles & sudoku. At work, I have books like this that I work on every single day during lunch.

#3 My all time favorite movie is Grease. This is my favorite scene. You know, it all it's slutty, promiscuous glory. Sorry folks....cover your kids' eyes.

...and here's something fun. They did a reunion concert in 2002 & how cute is this?

#4 My all time favorite TV show is Friends. Here are a couple of my favorite scenes.

These won't embed for some reason, but you can go to these links to watch them:

#5 I love romantic comedies but in the past few years, I've come to love all the faith-based movies. Facing the Giants, Fireproof, The Grace Card, etc. I cry all the way through this movie every time I see it! (and I'm not even a football fan)

#6 Nearly 2 years ago, someone shared this blog with me. The mom who writes the blog had just delivered a 'surprise' baby. She knew she was pregnant, but the baby's diagnosis was a surprise. Her blog is a breath of fresh air every single time I read it. You can't help but fall in love with Kelle's family!

#7 I love Facebook. It's so much fun!

#8 I actually watch Good Luck Charlie when my kids aren't home. It's sort of Disney channel's 2011 version of the Cosby show -- funny, 'safe', good lessons, family show.

#9 My favorite hymn is "It is Well". A couple of years ago, Jars of Clay did a contemporary version of it. I love it!

#10 Savannah's middle name was taken from a Jimmy Buffett song.

#11 Samuel's middle name came from the Bible.

#12 Sarah's middle name was chosen to keep with the initials we had chosen for the older 2 kids. We wanted to keep the pattern going. Funny how different the process was for choosing their names.

#13 I am not the least bit superstitious.

#14 Today one of my students at work made me a card out of construction paper & scissors & markers. I couldn't love her more. I melt at the sight of crayons & construction paper....especially when it's used to show me your love.

#15 I think every married couple should read this book. Early in their marriage, before troublesome times come. I can't tell you how many copies I've given out & how many times I've recommended it. (Seriously, if you're married & haven't read it, go buy it NOW!)

#16 And THIS is my parenting Bible.

#17 This is the book that made me start enjoying fiction again. And I am forever grateful that I read it. It's my all-time favorite book!

#18 If I am looking for warm, gooey comfort food, I will reach for Stouffer's frozen mac & cheese every time. OH MY GOSH. It's soooooooo good. It has about 650 bazillion calories & is VERY fattening. But Lord, have mercy. Drool!

#19 My favorite Scripture changes from day to day, but a few of my favorites are Gal. 6:9, Isaiah 40:31, Romans 8:28-39, Gen. 15:1, Prov. 3:5-6. There are a million others, but those come to mind most readily.

#20 I am currently part way through Angie Smith's book "What Women Fear" and I'm part-way through this week's People magazine. That's balanced reading, right? (grin)

#21 Speaking of Angie Smith, if you don't know who she is, you should. Get to know her on her blog.

#22 Savannah was born with a birth defect. We didn't know it until she was about 18 months old & her eyes began to cross uncontrollably. She was diagnosed with a pretty serious case of Strabismus. She went through 4 surgeries to correct it & wore bifocals for 5 years before she was declared 'healed'. These days, you'd never know she ever had a problem and unless you're an eye doctor (or her mama!) you can't tell by looking at her eyes that she ever had surgery. We are forever grateful to her amazing opthamologist.

#23 I use this website pretty often to create graphics for this blog.

#24 Some of my favorite speakers include Beth Moore, Louie Giglio, Patsy Clairmont, Francis Chan, Marilyn Meberg, Sheila Walsh, Terry Cadwell, my sweet husband and so many others!

****I am getting sleepy, so this list is going to quickly get finished up!****

#25 If I had a super power, it would be to fly.

#26 I don't care one way or the other about Pinterest. I know that's not exactly the coolest or most girlie opinion these days, but there ya go. (Of course, I've never claimed to be the coolest or most girlie!) I've tried it. It just doesn't reel me in like all my friends are saying happens every time they look at the site.

#27 If anyone ever invents the magic pill that makes me skinny, healthy & buff, I will totally sell my left arm to get it.

#28 I can never get enough of listening to Paul Baloche, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin & Nichole Nordeman.

#29 I was the yearbook editor in High School. And I loved it. No matter how nerdy that made me.

#30 But I thought band kids were geeks. Then I married one.

#31 When I first wrote this, I somehow missed typing #31. I'm not sure how, but thank you to Chris L. who pointed it out to me. Now, there's no random fact here, but I do indeed have all 36 points now. :)

#32 I drink tons of water every day. Except for about 1 day a week when I guzzle Dr. Peppers one after another all day.

#33 Yeah, add me to the list of nearly 14 million people who made this video go viral last week.

#34 I will never agree to living in a house that doesn't have a big tub for bubble baths. Unless we get filthy rich & buy a house without it, in which case we'll have enough money to add it on!

#35 Several annoying videos that will get stuck in your head....but I love them anyway!

#36 I am amazed by my life every day. Thank you God, for giving me these 36 years. And thank you, blog readers, for actually making it to #36!


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Carole said...

Nice blog. If you like logic and word puzzles you might also like cryptic crosswords. I have done a series of posts explaining how to approach the clues - once you get into them they are fascinating. This was the first post in the series: