07 October 2011

guest post: my girl patty

Ladies and gents, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite people on earth:
 Patty from Brem Bloggy Blog.
I've talked about her before, and I so excited that she is guest posting here today. 
Back story: I've known Patty for 15 years (yowza - how old are we?) and am blessed by her humor and sincerity and heart for Jesus. She is sharing her "25 Things" today. 
I think you might love her as much as I do. Here she is!

I'm so excited to be guest posting on Carina's blog! Carina is one of my favorite, favorite, favorite people in the whole wide world and I love that we are not only blogging friends, but real life friends, too.
I remember a few years ago when the "25 Random Facts" fad happened on Facebook. I even saw it make the news! (It must've been a slow news day...) When I posted my random facts (yes, I easily get sucked into fads) I kept thinking of other random, funnier/smarter/more interesting facts about myself that I didn't post that I wished I had posted instead. I've since forgotten all of those. Since Carina mentioned this guest-post idea to me I've been plotting and planning my 25 random facts, and have surprised myself by the amount of things that come running through my mind that would indicate that I am a 12 year old boy. WAY too many facts/ideas involving poop. I'm worried about myself. 
I'll try to keep the poop references to a minimum. Here are the new and improved 2011 version of "25 Random Facts" about myself (that I'm sure to spend way too much time rethinking over the next few weeks). Enjoy!
1. If I was stuck on an island and had to choose only one food to eat for the rest of my life I would probably choose (with shame) Cool Ranch Doritos.
2. I have watched "You've Got Mail" approximately 1 million times and I still love it.
3. When I sleep, I don't like any of my body parts touching any other of my body parts, which causes a giant sleeping mess of pillows and blankets every night.
4. I have an embarrassing addiction to all "Real Housewives" TV shows. I just can't look away and it really bugs my husband.
5. I've recently become a professional baseball fan even though I grew-up believing that baseball was really stupid and boring.
6. Becoming a professional baseball fan has been a GIGANTIC blessing to my marriage.
7. My little boy just lost his 2nd tooth and now has an adorable toothless lisp. When he talks, my heart wants to burst because it is so cute. I keep making him say random things purely for my own entertainment.
8. I would rather poke myself in the eye than play video games.
9. I would rather poke myself in the eye than eat potato salad.
10. I may have just gagged a little bit when I thought about eating potato salad.
11. Once, when we were engaged, my husband took me to a monster truck rally on a surprise date and I was REALLY mad about it and pouted for the first part of it. It ended up being really fun and hilarious.
12. Often, when I'm with friends or at parties, I'm asked to tell stories about my large, wacky extended family.
13. My in-laws hate hearing stories about my large, wacky extended family.
14. I recently got to be in a rap video.
15. After the kids go to bed, you can often find me listening to a Dave Ramsey financial podcast while cleaning and drinking wine. Glamorous is my middle name.
16. I am a fart laugher. I'm never going to change.
17. My husband proposed to me by reenacting a scene from a popular 80's movie. Best proposal ever.
18. I ate an entire paper plate for 3 bucks in 9th grade.
19. I almost got a tattoo in college, but was talked out of it by my (now) husband. I am so thankful he talked me out of it because I would hate it now and it would be ugly.
20. Sometimes, I make my husband check Twitter just to see how funny I thought my tweets were.
21. I went to the New Kids on the Block reunion tour a few years ago with some girlfriends and screamed my head off like a 12 year old girl. It was the funnest concert I've ever been to.
22. I prayed for years that God would not give me a special needs child. I'm so incredibly thankful that He knows what I need better than I do. 
23. A shopping spree at Costco would be a dream come true.
24. I love not camping.
25. You can measure my stress level by how many cheeseburgers I've eaten in a time period.
Carina, NKOTB concert in 2012? You know you wanna...


  1. #16 so you laugh when someone farts or you fart when you laugh? :)

  2. Meaning that I laugh at all things fart related. Haha! :-)

  3. Yay patty! who's next? Rachel?

  4. hahaha big difference :) I grew up with 3 brothers... I don't think I'll ever outgrow fart jokes either!

  5. oh, i love this!!

    and totally butting in, but count me in for nkotb 2012! ;)