Annika from All The Live Long Day tagged me in her post titled 5 Things. When you are tagged you then post 5 things about yourself on your blog. I was very faltered that she picked me. I actually had a hard time thinking of five things for this post. I share a lot of my interests and hobbies already on the blog, but here is what I came up with....
1 // I HAD RED HAIR
When I was in the 7th grade I started dying my hair dark shades of red. I've been dying my hair ever since. In the above photo I am 14 years old and a freshmen in high school. It feels so long ago now. Every once in awhile I think about going back to red. I just don't think I would like it the way I used to. To go from platinum blonde to a dark red would be too much of a change for me I think.
2 // STOP WASTING WATER
This is a pet peeve of mine. We have been getting a lot of rain lately which is great because Mother Nature is feeding the grass and plants. After a night of rain, I was driving to work in the morning and I saw a sprinkler system in someones yard going full speed. I thought to myself, "What idiots. How wasteful." It had poured all night long! I think it's sad that there are many people in this world who do not have clean drinking water and we are so arrogant about our "green" lawns. Also, it's time to ditch bottled water. Buy a filter and a reusable bottle. Save money and the environment. Be thankful for the water that comes out of our faucets. Not everyone is that fortunate. The above photo is of my old house and really green lawn from rain.
3 // I'M A HUGE GREEN DAY FAN
I've been a Green Day fan since 1994. I still can sing along to all their albums. I've seen them live a few times and they are so fun to see on stage. I hope to see them again. Their music has always made me so happy. I'm so glad they are still around and continuing to make great albums. I used to be so obsessed with them and thought Billie Joe (the singer) was the hottest guy alive. I wrote I love Billie Joe on everything. The above photo is my teenage bedroom back in 1996. See photos HERE.
4 // I CUSS LIKE A SAILOR
My secret is out. hahaha I picked this photo of myself because I look so cute and innocent. Don't let my smile fool you. ;) I cuss like a sailor. It's a true story. I keep my blog clean from it because honestly I don't really like that I cuss. I think it's fine in the privacy of my home with Cody. Usually the curse words start flowing out of me when I'm stressed or mad. I want to learn to control it better because if I ever decide to have a baby, I don't want some of the words I use to be their first. I remember the first time I dropped an F-bomb in front of my parents when I was probably ten years old. It was on complete accident when I was talking about the restaurant Fuddruckers. I'm sure you can figure out what I said instead.
5 // MY FAVORITE JOB EVER, IKEA
A few years back I got a job working at IKEA. I had to quit that job because I moved out of state to be with Cody. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss my job. Even though it was just a job in retail, they treated me great there and I felt like I belonged. My hard work was always appreciated and noticed. I always recommend working at IKEA to people. The bad thing now is that I compare my current job to IKEA. The bar is high since I loved it so much. I'm not happy at all, I just go through the motions everyday. Nothing feels right the way IKEA did. I know a lot of it had to do with the great coworkers I worked with. I loved my work as well though. I hope to move to a city where there is an IKEA so that if I want to work there again I have the opportunity to.
I'd like to tag Kim, Peggy, Cazz, Angel and B. Please play along if you'd like. :)