Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This is me....take it or leave it

So yesterday my favorite fellow Kansas City girl Domestic Goddess tagged me to do the Honest Scrap challenge. Basically I have to tell you 10 honest things about me you may or may not already know. Hopefully I don't lose any viewers after this truth or dare session cause most of these revelations will result in mini tantrums and lots of incoherent rambling..... =) Here goes nothin'

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1.) I love my husband....and I miss him. However last night, my first night alone, was wonderful. I harnessed my inner single chic. I sat in my lazy pants all night. Ate a random assortment of food for dinner. Blogged for hours and didn't feel guilty. Watched crappy shows on the DVR. Went to sleep with the TV off and the thermostat set above the freezing level. And I didn't have to let a dog out....not once. It was awesome.

2.) I am a Dental Hygienist. I am not the person who hands instruments to the dentist. I did in fact go to college. I have my Bachelor's Dental Hygiene. When you ask me a question, please don't then ask the doctor again later because you will hear the exact same answer. I am smart. I know what I'm talking about, probably more so than he does. This is my chosen career. Not a stepping stone on my way to dental school. I have no desire to be a Dentist. I love what I do. So please, uneducated people of the world, stop undermining my profession.

3.) I loathe seafood. If it swims I won't eat it. I've tried many different kinds over my lifetime and not found one edible thing. It smells funny, has a weird texture and more times than not looks exactly the way it did when it was still alive. It freaks me out. My brother used to taunt me with crab fact he still does. I hate when I reveal this fact and people go, "But you eat *insert seafood here* right???" No. What part of I DON'T LIKE SEAFOOD did your brain not digest.

4.) I go out in public in sweatpants. Not ALL places, but the grocery store, video store, Target....those kind of places. My husband used to hate this. We'd go to leave and he'd say "you aren't changing?" Nope. I'm not. Take it or leave it...we aren't going to the opera, it's just Giant Eagle. I doubt the lady at the check out counter will care.

5.) I love candy. More so than most people. Chocolate. Sweet. Sour. I'm not opposed to any of it. I have been known to eat an entire bag of peanut butter M&Ms in one evening. And I'm not talking the small bag.

6.) I'm from the Midwest. I did not grow up on a farm. Tip cows. Drive a tractor. I lived in a house. In the suburbs. Went to the mall. Perhaps you should drive through "fly over" country before you assume there is nothing between NYC and LA. What really gets me are the people from Ohio who think they're exempt from this stereotype. Kansas. Ohio. It's really all the same. Lately when I tell people around here I'm moving to Kansas City, I get blank stares. If it's not Florida, Myrtle Beach or the Outer Banks these people are clueless. There are cool places west of the Mississippi. Trust me. Oh and BTW....KC is twice the size of Columbus. Read a map people.

7.) I don't get the Twilight obsession. I read the first book. I saw the movie. Those are hours of my life I will never get back.

8.) I think the medicaid system is a great tool for those in need. I see children everyday at work who benefit from this government "gift." I don't, however appreciate the women that come into my office with a litter of children, all with different fathers, who think it's their right to have "free" dental care. I work hard and worry how I will support a family some day. I don't have children with random men so I can claim even more welfare, while the teeth rot out of my kid's head because I have spent all my money on flashy clothes and designer purses and can't even buy them a toothbrush.

9.) I have two dogs. They poop a lot. Sometimes at night or in the dead of winter...when no one is looking...I don't pick it up.

10.) I want to have 4 kids. Yes you heard me, four. Two boys, a girl and another boy. I know I can't actually control this. Stop telling me I won't want that many once I've had one. Why don't you let me's my uterus and I'm not asking you to raise them. I've had names picked out for years. Unfortunately so has my husband....and his taste in names is, well, not quite what I had in mind. I don't want to know the sex before they're born. It's life's last surprise. I can buy all the pink or blue clothes after they are born. People did it for years. My child will not remain "gender neutral" it's whole life. Most little girls dreamt of their wedding day....I've always dreamt of being a mom. Now that I've found the love of my life, I can't wait to get started!

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So there's a little insight into what makes Hopefully I didn't offend anyone or send you packing in the opposite direction! Now it's your turn to bare it all. Here are the next Honest Scrap victims


Summer Wind said...

I am totally the same about dog poop

the future mrs Hinz said...

awe thank you soooo much!! i will get on this right away!

d.a.r. said...

Love love love this list!!! Kansas City is fabulous, I really hope you love it. We can't wait to move back but it will probably be another 5 years.

I don't get the Twilight obsession either. They are poorly written and made for pre-teens.

We also want 4 kids! Boy, girl, boy, girl. Haha. As if we get a choice :) People who are obsessed with the "Gender Neutral" thing freak me out.

Annie said...

thank you for the award :)
great list, love learning things about bloggy friends!

The Friendly Skies said...

Yay!!! I like it. I am going to do this...maybe today, maybe tomorrow... it depends on when the sun hits the pool.

PS, when I was studying abroad, all my friends from the US were from Chicago, Boston, La, Houston and NYC... seriously they thought Ohio was farm country. You grow corn? Where do you shop? Have you ever been on a train? Columbus is a nice sized city? Ridiculous. It is all the same! I will have to let you know whenever I am around KC area!

When do you move out with hubby and dog?

cassi rash said...

Great list! I love every sweet known to man! People who say they don't like chocolate kill me! I haven't even cracked open a Twilight book...I so don't get it...I also never pick up after my dogs. I am waiting for the day for someone to say something to me about this. The hubs and I can't agree on a boy name to save our lives, but our girl names are solid...Enjoyed your "soap box"!

Laura said...

Congrats on your award sweetie! To put a smile on your face, stop by and enter the 'What makes you smile?" giveaway...good luck!

OceanDreams said...

I used to visit KC all of the ex lived there and it was such a nice place to visit! He he, I am kinda getting sick of Twilight too, even though I read the series. Good for you for going out in sweatpants. I do too -they are the best. Glad I came across your blog. :)

Tracy-Girl said...

I am so happy you tagged me, because I am so lacking any creativity for a post today! :) i am the same way as you are with candy! I think I like it more than most people. And I know what you mean about the dental hygenist... you are not an assistant!!

Jules said...

I adore your honesty! I also must admit that when hubby travels for work, it is nice having lazy single girl nights like that at home. I also run errands in sweatpants and I'm not afraid to admit it.

I am a lover of all things sweet too! Dental hygienists do a lot, so I totally respect what your profession. I've heard that if you do a 2-year program, it can be the hardest 2 years of your life. It is NOT an assistant!