Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tag! I'm it.

Well, I have been tagged by my friends Jamie and Cathy. Thanks for the nod guys! I am supposed to write six things about me most people don't know. I have had a hard time with this, since I am generally a boring person, but here goes.

4 or more places I have lived:
Cedar City, Utah
Fishers, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Lawton, Oklahoma
Fort Richardson, Alaska

4 or more places I have been on vacation:
Nauvoo Illinois
Washington DC
Carmel California (Honeymoon, it was awesome)
San Fransisco
Driving for 10 days from Utah to Alsaka and through Canada along the famous Alcan Highway, with 3 kids a new baby and a picture taking happy husband.

4 or more jobs I have had:
Shake Shack (I was a cook and a waitress!)
my sibs and I cleaned the elementary school after school everyday from 4th grade until
my jr. year
Ambassador President at Snow College (student in charge of recruitment and leadership scholarships)
Mom (nothing compares)

4 or more foods I like:
all salads
lime cilantro chips

4 or more hobbies I have:
yelling (I am not proud of this hobby)

4 or more things people don't know about me:

1.I sometimes get my excersise by dancing like a crazy person to billy idol's "dancin with myself" my kids love it.

2.If I could eat white cake everyday for breakfast I would.

3. I follow politics closely. I was going to say I like politics, but it actually makes me mad, so I'll just say I keep an eye on them. When I was in fourth grade I followed the 88 elections religiously. I even wrote a creative writing story about how michael dukakis was a bully in elementary school. I used to think I was patriotic, until my husband joined the army. It is much harder to be patriotic when it means your husband may be leaving for 15 months. The brigade that is stationed here at Fort Rich is returning home after a 13 month deployment. One family put a sign out on their home written with paint on a big white sheet. It says, " stencils $6.00 Paint $4.00 Sheet $18.00, Daddy coming home? Priceless. 50 men in the brigade died in Iraq. I realize how much more we all need to give to this great country. Jay Leno always says, "you get the government you deserve." He uses it as a punch line, but I have made it my mantra to remember to get involved, now the issues, and vote. That all sounds depressing. Mike and I chose to be in the army, so don't feel bad for me, but I realize just how much patriotism costs now. I still fly my red white and blue, if a little more humbly now.

4. if I am ever in a bad mood, (which is rare) you can find me in therapy, running a few miles that is. few being the key word here. there is nothing like running to hammer out my frustrations.

I tag, Melinda, Jenny and Meagan. don't you just love that!!! he he he


Cathy said...

I am curious whether it is any different running in Alaska versus Kentucky? I admire your strength.

Travis and Jamie Shepherd said...

I love it!! I remember the Bush vs. Dukakus (sp) year. I actually voted for dukakus because everyone in my class was voting for bush and I felt bad that no one would vote for him. I think only 2 of us in my 5th grade class did vote for the guy. Thats probably because Texas is Bush land.

Melinda said...

I had to laugh thinking of Dukakis as a schoolboy bully. I pictured him screwing up his big bushy black eyebrows together and punching his fist into his palm and kids all around him scattering! I love how you write, you always entertain me with the way you have of putting things. Maybe YOU should submit something to Segullah!

Julie said...

I am laughing that you listed "yelling" as one of your hobbies. Spoken like a true mother of four young ones.

Very intrigued that you have been so involved politically. I love what you said about Jay Leno's statemnt. It's so true.

Strupp Family said...

I cannot BELIEVE how fast your kids have grown in four months! Well, mostly Jace--he's so cute! Maggie, I love your blog. I've learned so much about you--I never knew you followed politics!? Why did I not know that. Some friend I am--all you ever got from me was talking about myself. Anyway, you make it private by going to CUSTOMIZE, then SETTINGS, then PERMISSIONS, and make it private to who you invite. Anyway, I've already added your page link to mine, so you better add my name to that private list :)

The Mexirean's :-) said...

hey maggie!!!! i miss you!!!! how's alaska treating you? very well from the pictures. your kids looked so cute dressed up for halloween! just wanted to let you know that we are now part of the blog community. check us out!

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