Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I've been tagged

This is something new to me. But I guess I'm going to give it a try. Mary tagged me.

1.) I used to work in a meat packing plant many moons ago. My favorite job was picking the pituary gland out of the brain. They used it for medicinal purposes, so I always felt good when I found them intact and could 'pick' them out with the tweezers without causing any damage.

2.) My first job was as a car hop at Dog N Suds drive in restaurant in Perry at the ripe old age of 16. I was paid 50 cents an hour and when I got my first check of $6+ I thought I was in heaven.

3.) I had my appendix out when I was 4 but had my 5th birthday in the hospital. I remember the nurses coming in to sing happy birthday to me.

4.) I didn't marry until later in life. We got married on Valentine's Day of 2001 in Las Vegas and our wedding was on the internet so friends and family could watch (provided they had a computer). A couple that we are great friends with, Deb & Mark, came out and stood up with us. We had a great time.

5.) I like to watch NASCAR on the weekends. It's better to TiVo it though so you can fast forward through the commercials and back it up to watch the 'big one' over and over and over again. We went to a race in Charlotte NC several years ago and are going to the Las Vegas race on Mar 1, 2009. The couple that was with us when we got married, is going out with us. Russ and I are really looking forward to this get away with friends. We always have a great time with Mark and Deb.

6.) Purple is my favorite color. I'm sure it comes from having a Grandma with the first name, Violet. Grandma Vi owned a restaurant in Jamaica IA and I loved going there as a kid and 'helping' in the restaurant. My cousin, Calli, and I went and spent a few days in the summer and we drove Grandma crazy I think. We were always rearranging her furniture..but after we went to visit friends, the furnture was back the way it was in the beginning! But I don't remember having hurt feelings over that. My Grandma died when I was only 27. But I have so many great memories of times spent with her.

The "Rules":* link to the person who tagged you* list 6 random things about yourself* tag 6 new people* let each tagged person know they've been tagged by posting a comment on their blog* link to the 6 people you've tagged* and let the person who tagged you know that you posted

I'm only going to be able to tag a few that Mary didn't already tag:





Jenni--oops I forgot she doesn't have a blog yet.....HINT HINT HINT


Mary Perry said...

Way to go, Judy. Very quick. I had to laugh at the packing plant thing. I'm sure most people would EWWwww, but I found it very interesting. The nurse in me thinks it is cool. I didn't know they did that.

Thanks for doing the tag.

Janet said...

Fun reading your answers, Judy! I don't think I could handle working at the meat packing plant...It's interesting hearing about your work though!

Thx for the tag and for stopping by my blog! I will give it some thought and post in the next few days!

I am SOOOOO behind in reading blogs these days...Forgive me for not stopping by too frequently lately!

Sheddin' Grma said...

Jude, I laughed at your comments. You left out the "firecracker loop" in front of the police station, ha. Don't you still miss Grma Vi? I surely do, it doesn't seem possible that she's been gone as long as she has, Phil wasn't even a year old when I brought him back with me for the funeral. Onto happy news, was tickled to hear that Russ's new job is a "go". You're right, he'll get use to the new system and routine and it will be all a piece of cake in a few weeks. Our weather out here in WA has definitely made a turn towards "fall". . . wind, thunderstorms and now you can feel the snow off the mountains. . . a cool crispness in the air, flannel pjs have been pulled from the drawers. Such a beautiful time of year though. Have a great weekend. Love ya, your cuz.

Joellyn said...

Enjoyed reading your 6 random bits about you, Judy. I finally did post also.

Cheri said...

Oh my, to number 4...what a way to spend a birthday. At least your appendix was already OUT on your birthday:)