More About Me

I am way behind on posting the memes I have been tagged with! Oopsie! If you wanna learn more about me, just click Read More.

I have been tagged by Barb at Spotlis for the 5 things meme. She tagged me on April 22, 2008. I am sooooooo late. I am not so good at playing tag anymore-lol!


The Rules

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment letting them know they’ve been tagged and to ask them to play along and to read your blog.

WHAT WAS I DOING 10 YEARS AGO?

  1. Patch (my dalmatian) & I were living with my best friend at the time. We had just moved out of the ex’s house in January of 1998.
  2. I was going to school. I went to college forever-lol! I also didn’t go full time and changed majors when I was almost done with a business management degree. Crazy me!
  3. I worked at a Bait Shop/Restaurant on the lake: Only in Tennessee-hehe
  4. I also was cleaning houses at this time. I made great money cleaning houses.
  5. Patch & I moved back in with my Dad for a short while-later on in 1998. That is when Patch and “Grandpa” started their relationship and began getting so close.

FIVE THINGS ON MY ‘TO DO’ LIST TODAY?

  1. Wash Clothes
  2. Go through closets and get rid of some clothes to take to Goodwill
  3. Move apple tree limbs to the road-just had 2 cut down
  4. Eat-of course
  5. Blog-catch up on reading-of course

FIVE SNACKS I ENJOY

  1. Chips and Purity Dip n Chip
  2. Tortilla chips and cheese dip/salsa/guacamole/sour cream
  3. Chips period…and dips!
  4. Reeses Pieces
  5. Chocolate candy-oopsie

FIVE BAD HABITS

  1. Picking at my cuticles
  2. Playing with wrinkles (I’ve done this since I was a baby-I actually play with the folds in material-rubbing it between my fingers) which isn’t really that bad
  3. Blogging-lol
  4. Not exercising
  5. Procrastinating-yeah-I am only 2 months late here-lol

FIVE PLACE I HAVE LIVED

(All in Tennessee)

  1. Hendersonville: (I was born in Nashville)
  2. Tullahoma: age 4-19 and now back in Tullahoma
  3. Murfreesboro (apartment during part of my college career-I commuted most of the time)
  4. Winchester (two times)
  5. Lynchburg (two times)

FIVE JOBS I HAVE HAD

I have worked since I was 10 years old. I started delivering the local Monday Market from my bicycle. I began babysitting at the age of twelve and I started “real” employment at the age of sixteen. I have had many jobs, but I always have a main job and the others were 2nd and/or my 3rd job at the time.

  1. The Carousel: (1988-1996) I started working here when I was sixteen. It is a little ice cream/food shop in our local mall.
  2. Arnold Air Force Base: I worked the stay-in-school program and I worked in the Air Force Civilian Personnel Office. Human Resources-I loved it…I only had 30 hours left in my Business Management degree with a focus on HR and changed to education-aaahhh!
  3. Daddy Billy’s: Delicatessen (& bar at night):
  4. Liquor Locker: (It is beside Jedd’s store-that is where I first met Jedd-going to his store to get my SunDrops. We didn’t start dating until I met up with him one night at Daddy Billy’s-hehe.
  5. Kindergarten Teacher (2001-Present): I am truly considering moving up a grade of or 5-lol. Oh ya~I am also a Mary Kay Consultant on the side.

I had the last 3 jobs at the same time for 3 years. Wild and Crazy-huh!

I have also been tagged by Sandy at Livin’ Life Sandystyl on June 21, 2008 for the four things meme-not too late here-whew!

FOUR JOBS I HAVE HAD:

please read above in the 5 things meme for some and here are some 2nd/3rd jobs I have had
1. Foot Locker
2. Captain D’s
3. Radio Shack
4. Cookie Jar-across from the Carousel in the mall

FOUR MOVIES I CAN WATCH OVER AND OVER
1. Hope Floats
2. The Wedding Planner
3. The Greatest Game Ever Played
4. The Blues Brothers

FOUR PLACES I HAVE LIVED

please read above in the 5 things meme

FOUR TV SHOWS I LOVE
1. Desperate Housewives
2. Scrubs
3. Law & Order
4. Still Standing

FOUR PLACES I HAVE VACATIONED
1. Bullhead City, AZ-2 times (my aunt used to live there)- went to Vegas, Grand Canyon, Disneyland,
2. Texas-4 times: Austin, Amarillo, Dallas
3. Myrtle Beach – in HS with a friend and her family…and two other friends too
4. Casinos: Tunica, MS-Caesars, IN-Cherokee, NC-Metropolis, IL aaahhhhhh

FOUR OF MY FAVORITE DISHES
1. Plate
2. Cup
3. Fork
4. Spoon

haha! just kidding!

1. Mexican Food-any
2. 3 Cheese Chicken Penne
3. Cookout Food~grilled hamburgers
4. Steak-Baked Potato-Salad

FOUR SITES I VISIT DAILY
1. Petfinder – window shopping is cool
2. Google Reader – this is a life saver-I have all of the blogs I visit here and when I sign in (I just stay signed in) it shows me any new posts-so I don’t have to visit each site searching for new posts-I already know immediately when someone posts something new-I just started using it and I love it! If I like a blog-I click bookmarks and click subscribe to this page and BAM!
3. Coffee County Schools – I check the job postings waiting for that 5th grade position
4. MSN Homepage-news-hotmail-messenger all in one

FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
1. With my beloved dalmatian Patch-R.I.P.
2. Driving the East Coast visiting lighthouses
3. Relaxing on a secluded beach
4. Pretend-won some money-now I am shopping-yeehaw!

FOUR PEOPLE I TAG
1. Tag
2. Yourself
3. To
4. Play

My blog buddy at Rational Irrationalities tagged me with this on June 7, 2008…and my dear friend Shannon at Shannon’s Moments of Introspection tagged me today. Here are the questions. They are already answered above except for one that I will answer here.

“The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.”

  1. What was I doing 10 years ago? see above
  2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today? see above
  3. Snacks I enjoy:see above
  4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire: Pay off my student loans, buy my dad a nice house and vehicle, buy my mom a nice house, buy me a nice house with tons of fenced in land for all of the critters, and donate to charity-of course!
  5. Places I have lived: see above
  6. Jobs I have had: see above
  7. People I want to know more about: Everyone! Have at it!

Kathryn over at The Empty Nest has also tagged me with this meme. She is wonderful and always has the nicest things to say about her fellow bloggers. I sure hope she doesn’t mind that I did this-here-like this-lol. I am supposed to tell everyone three things about myself that they don’t already know. I am going to copy and paste two things above: things that I don’t believe you guys know about me…and add a little more to it!

  1. BAD HABITS: Picking at my cuticles & Playing with wrinkles (I’ve done this since I was a baby-I actually play with the folds in material-rubbing it between my fingers) which isn’t really that bad. The softer the material-the better.
  2. GENEALOGY: I love doing genealogy…learning about the history behind the families I came from. I also love to assist other family members with updating info. I have quite a bit done on my Dad’s side. I need a lot more info about my Mom’s mom’s side. As for my Mom’s Dad—haven’t started that yet-I never knew him-he never had the desire to know me. 😦
  3. WORK: I have worked since I was 10 years old. I started delivering the local Monday Market from my bicycle. I began babysitting at the age of twelve and I started “real” employment at the age of sixteen. I have had many jobs, but I always have a main job and the others were 2nd and/or my 3rd job at the time. I know I have forgotten some.
  • Lee’s Chicken: 1st job at the age of 16-8 months
  • The Carousel: (1988-1996) I started working here when I was sixteen. It is a little ice cream/food shop in our local mall. I worked there for 8 years and had the following jobs as 2nd/3rd jobs
  • Foot Locker
  • Captain D’s
  • Radio Shack
  • Taking pictures for Santa & The Easter Bunny
  • Cookie Jar-across from the Carousel in the mall
  • Lost Creek Bait Shop
  • Helping a carpenter
  • Cleaning Houses
  • ESP~after school program
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Wal-Mart Photo Lab
  • Freedom Industries: Proofer-Acounting. This place makes shirts-novelties for schools-Murfreesboro-MTSU
  • Red Lobster: Murfreesboro-MTSU
  • Arnold Air Force Base: I worked the stay-in-school program and I worked in the Air Force Civilian Personnel Office. Human Resources-I loved it…I only had 30 hours left in my Business Management degree with a focus on HR and changed to education-aaahhh!
  • Daddy Billy’s: Delicatessen (& bar at night):
  • Liquor Locker: (It is beside Jedd’s store-that is where I first met Jedd-going to his store to get my SunDrops. We didn’t start dating until I met up with him one night at Daddy Billy’s-hehe.
  • Kindergarten Teacher (2001-Present): I am truly considering moving up a grade of or 5-lol.
  • Mary Kay Consultant: 2007-Present

As for the tagging, I never seem to get to my tags when I am tagged, so I will not be tagging anyone here. Also when I tag some-they too never get to it-lol. But~feel free to tag yourself if you wish. Just a reminder-if you do tag someone, you need to let them know by leaving a comment on their blog-I got lucky on a few of these-saw they were linked to me…but I was never officially tagged. Remember-tag you gotta touch them-lol-or comment on their blog. Let me know if you do tag yourself so I can come over to read yours!

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13 Responses

  1. great answers…. loved your four favorite dishes….LOL…
    have a great day

  2. Holy cow – that is a big job when they all build up like that!

    No doubt! It took me a minute to realize who you were-name change! Love it!

  3. HAHA! Well, I did MEAN to tag you, but I probably thought that you would notice that I had the link to your site…LOL!

    LOL! You’re too funny! I just feel good knowing I am almost caught up-4 more awards to pass on though and I believe I have just skipped a few tag memes-oopsie!

  4. Whew that was a alot! No doubt!

    And there’s actually a city named, “Murfreesboro”? Sure is~that is where I went to College-MTSU-Middle Tennessee State University

  5. Hehe you have been a busy lady today! Take a break woman! 😛

    LOL~thank goodness I had already started the first one…but I had to do these because I still have a few more-aaaahhhh! The pressure is killing me-just kidding!

  6. So….I guess this meme and tagging business has gotten a little out of hand, huh Mere?

    Gotta slooooooow down a little bit. heh heh 🙂

    Let’s make a pact. I won’t tag you if you don’t tag me. 🙂

    Splorf! You said it! Deal on the pact! Can I still award you with awards-that have no strings attached? I like awards-just not the tags so much…it is the pressure thing. I usually tag myself often but the pressure of the “official tag” -aaaahhhhh! LOL!

  7. Holy moly girl, that’s a lot of meme-ing.

    And I still have to do your lemonade meme! I am so not good at being tagged…let’s make a pact-I won’t tag you if you won’t tag me-ok? But awards are still cool! And I have been tagged again by The Apron Queen-aaaahhhhh!

  8. All this tagging is making me tired. I need to go lie down … 😉

  9. Girl you are a working machine. 🙂
    You have worked all your life so hard. Gotta admire that!

    Thank you! I was paying the bills at the house when I was 16-18 when I lived with my Mom and younger brother. She had to spend her money on other things-drinks-lol. Thank goodness she quit that! Whew!

  10. You are such an inspiration to us all!! You ROCK!
    I write something on mind as soon as I have more time for that! 🙂

  11. wow, I love this!! I didnt finished my business management too but it was only a diploma haha but then i took it again, and I do love the wedding planner movie!!!

  12. It’s ok…I’m way behind on posting just about everything!

  13. Great job on the memes, Mercedes! We have a Winchester and a Lynchburg in Virginia, too! And one of my good friends from college is from Murfreesboro, TN. That’s neat.

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