Friday, May 11, 2007

7 Random Facts About me :)

I think I'm the last one to post for this game, so I won't explain the rules or tag anyone else... Here we go:

1. I am the youngest of 14 kids- 7 boys & 7 girls, & we are all married except 1 (or have been married at least once). Yes, I know all of their names & MOST of their birthdays (it's the years I get confused on)! My oldest brother is 50 years old- yep old enough to be my dad. And yes, I love each of them dearly for their distinct personalities, but our family get-togethers are always out of control!

2. I think wire cutters & shot gun shells are the coolest. Don't ask me why- my dad was a gunsmith & I liked to play with them growing up, so I think that's when I developed the fetish.

3. I can't fall asleep unless I'm on my stomach, facing my left, with my left leg bent out, & my left hand up by my face.

4. Swimming & counting money are really the only job skills I have! I started teaching swimming lessons my sophomore year in high school & have taught basically every summer since then. I started working at Chase Bank in Jan. of 2003 & I'm STILL there... For the health benefits mainly- gotta pay for Anthon some how :)!

5. I enjoy singing. My dad would have my mom play the piano & me sing for him almost every night after dinner. It always made me feel special, but now that I'm older, I realize that I need voice lessons! (So, if Anthon is ever asking any of you for advice on a gift for me, tell him voice lessons... Only if jewelery is out of the question, that is)!

6. I LOVE to travel!!! I haven't been to a lot of places that I would like to go, but I have been to Germany, Austria, Hawaii, Mexico, Florida, & of course the states closest to us- Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Texas. I REALLY would love to go to New York City, Washington DC, Australia, England, Alaska, South Africa, Brazil & SO MANY other places!! I really want to see the world & learn about all the different cultures! Someday :)!

7. Thrift store shopping is my guilty pleasure!! I usually go with my niece (who's my age- from the whole OLDER sibling thing) once a week & I am the queen of finding diamonds in the ruff! I buy TONS of second hand stuff & I get a kick out of figuring out how much the item would have cost in a regular store verses how much I actually paid for it. For example, once I found Lucky and Abercrombie & Fitch jeans WITH the original price tag still attached for $6. Oh yeah, that's a savings of about $60-$80! I don't find those kind of deals every time, but EVERYTHING at the thrift store is a good deal! It may be a little white trash, but I don't care! I LOVE it!



THE MICHAEL FAMILY said... of my favorite white trash secrets is I love to go to garage sales

*Katie May* said...

Wow! I didn't know you had so many bros and sis's that's cool! I enjoyed learning more about you.

Sariah,Chief Editor said...

I am on board with thrift shopping too! I get a thrill figuring out the original prices too! That was fun to read!