Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Because I can't quite seem to break this batch of writer's block, I figured I would just tell you some random things that I am thinking of tonight.

1. Fanta always makes me think of Ukraine because when you went to any restaurant instead of asking what you wanted to drink they would say "colafantasprite?"

2. Speaking of Ukraine, I was almost hit by a car there with my good friend Donna. It seriously crashed just FEET in front of us and right into a building.

3. I have broken the pinky toes on both of my feet. The left one I broke by kicking a table leg when I was in high school. The right one I broke by kicking the bottom of a weight set a few years back. It hurts - a lot. I was not angry either time. The last time I broke it the morning of a Razorback Game and I still walked all the way to Razorback Stadium and back on it. It hurt - a lot. :O)

4. I love being in plays and musicals. I just don't do it anymore because I don't have the time. But I still dream that I am in a play and haven't been prepared for it - don't know the lines and songs.

5. I was once walking beside my brother in a parking lot and I just tripped over my own feet and went down like a sack of potatoes. I am pretty sure he thought I had dropped dead. I fall - a lot.  :O)

6. I like playing the piano and singing in an almost perfectly dark church with just a piano light. It is soothing and worshipful and some of my best "me and God" moments were there.

7. My absolute favorite worship moment was at the Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs. I was by myself in this out of the way lobby playing on a grand. I started playing the Midnight Cry - "I hear the sound, of a mighty rushing wind." and a storm came over the mountain with wind that shook the windows of the hotel. It continued to howl the whole time I sang.

8. I write songs - music and lyrics but I stopped a few years ago. It is a silence in my heart that I continue to hope breaks soon.

9. My brother Jeff always called my future husband "Biff the Biblical Stud."  We had a name for his future wife, but I don't remember it, because he and Amelia got married before we had time to really use it much.

10. I hate mice. I once stepped on a mouse in the dark in my bare feet. It was NOT a good experience.

11. My hands shake for no reason that anyone can find. Which sometimes makes it difficult to hold a mic when I sing. Adrenaline makes it worse... which makes me look nervous a lot of times when I am not. I dislike this about myself very much.

12. Has anyone really read the other 11? Really? Ok. My house, car, and desk are a disaster area. Try as I might I have not found the secret to killing the clutter in my life.

13. I once was involved in a fight over a monopoly game that turned ugly enough we had to leave the house. All four of us still cannot agree. Well two of us agree. It's two against two actually.

14. I like cartoons more than any woman my age should.

15. I need to end this list on a multiple of 5. I don't know why. I just do.



Debbie said...

I love reading your blog. I subscribe to several, but yours is my favorite. I can so relate to the one about the pinky toes. I have (unofficially, no x-rays, but I just know) broken both of my pinky toes over the years. For some reason, they catch on stuff? Who knows.

I can also relate to your God moments with the piano. I love it when I have those times, with or without the piano, and they don't seem to happen very much anymore. Maybe I am not still enough to hear Him, I don't know. I haven't played in years, either, but I keep thinking I need to get a good keyboard. I gave my piano to Jeremy, who loaned it to The Math and Science School in Hot Springs when he quit working there to to go grad school. I don't really have room for a full size piano, anyway.

I struggled with clutter for years. Then one day, God just showed me how to conquer it. I'm still not the neatest person in the world, but I'm light years better; and almost OCD about some things. Weird.

I love cartoons, too, and I am way older than you!

We have a lot in common. It's too bad I didn't get to know you when you and Jeremy were in high school. We must have always been on a different bus on the band trips. Of course, I was a different person then and didn't know myself very well I'm afraid. And I didn't really accept Christ until Oct of 1994. That's when my life began.

A random comment for your random post! Love ya. <3

Lori said...

I'm glad you're back! I hope things improve for you soon.

Jenn said...

Love your list today. Girl, I wish I had your piano skills! (And the Midnight Cry? gave me chills!)

:) Also? Thanks for your comment on my blog? I don't have your email address, so I couldn't respond back. Hope you have a great day!!

Gina said...

I feel the same way! I wish we had known each other back then. :O)

Thanks Lori. I am hoping to get my act back together. Things are looking up.

Jenn - Thanks. :O)
I just fixed my profile so that won't happen in the future. I love keeping in touch with people so I don't remember why I hid it in the first place!