Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Tag

Ok, so this is the first time I have been tagged (thanks Melis), and I suppose I'll play along.  I'm sure I have a list of many, but 6 of my big quirks would be...

  1. I love laundry.  I don't know what it is, but I am obsessed with my clothes being clean.  Especially my favorite clothes.  I go through clothes like crazy, and on a normal day I end up changing my clothes 3-4 times, between working out 1-2 times a day, work, reffing, coaching, and playing indoor.  It's always a good day if I get to do a load of laundry. :)  
  2. I'm a "counter".  I do have a little OCD in me, and I often find myself counting things in my head, whether it's the number of stairs I run, or the number of swallows I take, I'm usually counting.  I am more partial to odd numbers and the number 3.    
  3. I swoosh spit in my mouth.  I will randomly swoosh spit back and forth through the space between my front upper and bottom teeth.  Don't ask me why.  I will do it to some weird pattern going back and forth, and of course I will count the amount of times I swoosh.  I know you're all jealous of this one.
  4. I am a night owl.  I often stay up way too late thinking I can prolong the day by staying up later, only to screw myself over in the morning.  I never learn, and I am the worst morning person alive.  I would prefer not to even speak to anyone for a good hour or so after waking up.  As I always say... the worst part of the day is waking up!
  5. I LOVE scaring people!  I don't care who it is... my mom, co-workers, any family member, cleaning people, strangers, or even babies.  If I'm not actually doing it, I'm always thinking it.  If I can get a scream, it is even better.  Babies are fun, cause their eyes get so big and they jump in ripples.  It's hilarious.  The ICON days were the best, even though I was well hated by the cleaners, and I think I even made one cry (I think she thought we were going to hurt her or something)... it was great!  So consider yourself warned.  Do not even try getting me as I am HARD to scare!  I have "unagi" (yes, this is a "Friend's" reference; Season 6, Episode 17: The One With Unagi).
  6. I always have treats on hand.  I hate being hungry.  I also have a lot of nieces and nephews, and hey... who doesn't love the aunt that always has treats?!  You also never know when you're going to be in a bind... traffic, waiting at restaurants, or just waiting in general really.  Waiting sucks!  I have saved many-a-lives with my treat readiness.  In fact, I've probably saved YOU!!!

So there you have it... six of my big quirks.  You're next!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Must See TV!

I love TV premier week!  What makes life even better, is the DVR.  I can now carry on with my hectic schedule and not miss my shows.  The challenge is finding the time to get it all in.  Good thing I can skip the commercials.  


  • 30 Rock
  • The Amazing Race
  • Bones
  • Chelsea Lately
  • Chuck
  • Cold Case
  • CSI Miami
  • "DOOL" (Days Of Our Lives)  (for Teresa)
  • Heroes
  • The Hills
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8
  • The Office
  • Prison Break
  • Smallville
  • Survivor
Yes, it's a big list... I like to refer to it as another part time job!  Wish me luck.  

What's on YOUR DVR?!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Montana Experience

I am in the midst of soccer season, devoting this fall season to officiating instead of juggling reffing along with coaching.  It has been a nice break so far, and I have gotten more out-of-state assignments than I have in the past.  I have already had the pleasure of going up to ref the University of Montana vs. the University of Minnesota one Sunday afternoon.  The game itself was mediocre and disappointing, but what made the trip one to remember was the travel to & from.  Instead of flying like I normally do, I was given the go ahead to drive instead, as flights to Missoula were $1300, and mileage ended up being cheaper for NISOA.  I called for reinforcements and brought Tony and Kimmie along for the trip.  We each took a 2-3 hour shift driving, which made the ride almost bearable.  Not only did I get to share my ref experience with my brother and sister, but we were all able to come away from the trip with some great memories, such as the "bathroom incident" at a truck stop in Dillon, Montana, which was actually more violating mentally than anything, and should probably not be repeated (not to worry, none of us were involved directly).  Tony managed to spill his drink all over himself, which resulted in a trip to Old Navy.  We were lucky to avoid overtime, eat a quick dinner, and get back on the road.  On the way back home, we came extremely close to running out of gas in the middle of nowhere, but were fortunate to come across some backwoods "The Hills Have Eyes" town, that sold gas from a bar using a pump that dates back to 1940.  If you have seen that movie, you can imagine my fear.  Luckily we all made it out alive and home safely, just to get a few hours of sleep and go to work by 6:30 the next morning.  It was all worth it!!!  Next up...St. Mary's College.