Thursday, October 30, 2008

I was tagged by my good friend Brooke, so here's my responses (Just for you Marva ;) )

1. As most of you know, I love food, and tend to have some weird eating habits. One that I acquired my sophomore year of college is eating mashed potatoes and drinking hot chocolate, together. Whenever I have mashed potatoes, I make myself a cup of hot cocoa. Not sure why..I think at that time, I was extremely poor and that was all I had, but I LOVE it. It brings joy to my heart.

2. I believe in Big Foot. I have a desire to go Big Foot hunting someday. I would give him a huge hug and tell him not to be afraid of us... :)

3. I had a goal to be one of the top 10 students in my graduating class academically. I worked really hard for that goal, but ended up being number 12, due to the fact that the first 8 were Valedictorians with a perfect 4.0 record. I got like a 3.967 or something like that. I look back now and see that it doesn't matter, but I worked really sue me :)

4. I can do a killer worm move...and I have my own version of the bend and snap. But that's only shown to a select few.

5. When I was 5, and we lived in Ogden, my sisters Kala, Tabbi, and I were playing Barbies with the next door neighbors, the Eskelsons. For some reason I felt left out, so I decided to leave and go inside (I'm a runner, I run away from situations that make me feel uncomfortable, or alone, rather than dealing with it..that apparently started at a young age :) ) and decided to have the effect of slamming the door as I went in, to see if they would even notice me. Well, for some reason my right ring finger was in the way, and I slammed it, and seriously crushed my finger. I remember sitting on the steps sobbing, and seeing all this blood. At that time, my family only had 1 vehicle an AWESOME orange Volkswagon van, and my dad had it, he was going to Weber at the time. So somehow my mom got a hold of him, and we went to the hospital where I got stitches put in, and still have a scar to this day. The funny thing is, I was so mad at my sisters, that I blamed it on Tabbi, who was probably 3 and a half at the time? So for years, everyone in my family, including her, believed she had slammed my finger in the door. I finally admitted the truth a few years back. Pretty sad, huh?

6. I get scared very easily, by anything. I hate scary movies, I hate scary stories, I hate haunted houses and corn mazes. I become a very different person when put in those situations. I have been known to yell at the people who are trying to scare me in those places. I was afraid of the dark growing up, and had to constantly sleep with a night light. I had a fear that when I would turn off the light at night and walk back to my bed, that I wouldn't make it to my bed before someone or something would harm me. I've gotten better at that as I've gotten older, but I still get scared in the dark a lot.

7. This is a good one...for some reason, my family loved to watch Unsolved Mysteries. Referring to number 6, I get scared easy. I had this fear that while we were watching the show, the person who was missing that they were trying to find due to various crimes (Murder, rape, theft, all that good stuff) would be outside my house, watching through the window, as we watched about them on the show. It would terrify me.

8. Just for fun, I'm doing one more. I was jealous in school when kids had middle names. I always wanted one (my full name is Quintana, and my mom thought having a middle name, plus when I got married, adding on my married name, would make it too long). Finally in second grade, I decided that I was going to make my own middle name. I started writing Tawna Wana on all my papers. My teacher finally had a talk with me, and told me not to do that anymore because it wasn't my name. I think that always kind of bothered me that she did that, so when I became a teacher and some of my students would write down their nicknames or such rather than their first name, I let them.

I tag: Nicole, Katrina, Amanda, AnnMarie, Kristy, Kim, and Monica


Dave and Jayme Richards said...

Tawna Wana-
I LOVE this post. You make me laugh. I believe in Big Foot, but am terrified of him. I think if I would run into him, I would run the other way! :0) And of coarse I love the Tawna Wana story. You are so cute! I hope that you are having a great time in Colorado! Love ya!

Brooke said...

You afraid of the dark? Never! I remember you putting a death grip on my hand while watching the Count of Monte Cristo during some intense part of it. Fun times! Love ya!

Kristin said...

Did that teacher happen to be Mrs. Roper? If it was I also had a similar situation in her class. On some assignments I would get creative with my handwriting and you also know that I was a very shy girl. Well, after I had passed in one of my masterpieces she said in front of the whole class to stop doing it because it wasn't the proper way to write. I never have forgotten it. I don't think it would have bothered me as much if she would have talked to me one on one. Good to see that you're more free in your kid's creativeness.

Kim said...

Who was the teacher? I got to visit Cammie. It was wonderful. She had 3 little girls now. I am already starting to think of what we can do as a group to get back together. Since you and Amanda live the farthest away, let me know when you are coming home and we can make it happen. Wouldn't it be a blast to have a slumber party like old times?