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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's Thursday .... Already?

Thanks Mama Kat for being our faithful, inspiring teacher! She always helps us with our 'getting to the end of the week and I'm running out of sh*t to talk about' slump.

So, without boring you to tears before you even GET to the boring part....

The Prompts:

1.) Write a haiku about what you see out the window. (if you don't know what a haiku is click here.)

2.) Begin with "I thought I saw..."

3.) If I could live in any era of history, what would it be -- list 10 reasons why.

4.) Write a light hearted piece on how to get along with an enemy.

5.) The first time you...

I've struggled, once again, to pick one.

It's not that I can't decide which one because I'm SO full of ideas. Nope. It's that I'm comin' up empty.

Let's see:

2. Begin with: I thought I saw.... a weird lookin' bunch of teenagers outside my bedroom window at 2:00 in the morning!!! Oh, no wait. That really did happen. I was 13 and they were waiting for me to sneak out and join them. THAT'S not very entertaining! (And, note to my kids .... HAHA! I'm just kidding! That totally didn't happen! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink!)

I've decided on 5.

The first time I:
  • tried smoking my friends were disappointed in me. My friend's all had a little more respect for me because I wasn't falling for all the "peer pressure" crap. That sucked. This happened also the first time I said a very vulgar thing, like they all used to. They didn't laugh when I did it like they did with each other. They just .... LOOKED at me. Kind of disappointed. That sucked too.
  • had to put an animal down, I felt like I was dying right alongside him. Right there on that veterinary clinic floor.
  • drove a car, I snuck out with my brother, when I didn't yet have my learner's license, to drive to the store. It was, again, 2:00 in the morning, and my parents were asleep. I drove into someone's fence. And then I drove down that alley like a bat out of hell! I was so scared.  (Note to my kids: This DIDN'T REALLY HAPPEN! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink to my fellow bloggers!)
  • kissed a boy, I had NO idea what I was doing and shaved off half of his mustache with my braces. I discovered that my lips aren't supposed to be quite THAT soft and malleable! (Okay, so some people have expressed surprise that the first boy I kissed "had" -lol- a mustache. To clarify, I was 13 (I think) and he was 17. It was a 'truth dare double dare' kind of thing. He didn't have a clue who I was, but I sure had a crush on him!)
  • had a coke slurpee, I knew I'd met my match.
  • lost weight, I seriously didn't think it was going to come back.  In spades!
  • had to deal with a computer, it was grade 12, and I felt so stupid that I didn't even know how to turn it on that I left class and never went back.   And now there's NO STOPPIN' ME!
  • got my heart broken, really broken, was when I found out my fiance -at the time - was stealing from my brother. It was pretty awful. But I redeemed my stupid in-denial self by driving him to the police station myself. 
  • was a pall bearer was for my Grampa's funeral last year. It was the most emotional thing I have ever done, and it was truly an honour!
  • had a baby, I swore like a drunken sailor! Not during the birth. Nope. In the hour or two that followed. Everyone went to watch my baby get her bath, but I had had an epidural and was still dead-weight, so they left me behind. I was not happy! And neither was that nurse by the time I was through!
  • celebrated a wedding night (and yes it was my ONLY time) I spent a good part of the night driving around looking for my clothes!
There were actually many others I would love to share with you, and most of them happened at 2:00 a.m., but my kids seriously do read this, and I've probably caused enough trouble!


Michelle said...

Drove around looking for your clothes. Now we need to hear.......the rest of the story!!!! Great list. Made me sad about the putting a dog down. I actually sat with my dog while she peacefully died at home. It was so sad.

Anonymous said... shaved his mustache off with your it was soft and sweet then? And if it was your first kiss why was it with a man with a mustache huh?

Sometimes Sophia said...

Great stories. You're such a funny writer. You've left a lot unsaid in these little blurbs... each one could be the start of a great blog.
Please write more... especially about the wedding night and driving the car in the middle of the night.

Melissa said...

You had to drive around looking for your clothes!!! That's pretty funny!!! Lots of great things happen in the middle of the night!! :)

Ashley said...

Your first kiss was with a man with a mustache. How old was this man to have a full on mustache?!
Lol, I'm glad I was a good kid who didn't sneak out at 2a. Nope, I'm just the kid that would sneak my then boyfriend, now husband in at 2am!

Kelly said...

I too was left all alone while EVERYONE went to see my daughter! I did what anyone would do, I picked up my cell phone and started calling my friends!
Them:"Hello?"-Didn't you just have a baby?"
Me:"Yeah, I can't feel anything and I am all alone! What are you doing?"

wy-not said...

Hmmm. The things you learn when your kids start blogging! So it was YOU who hit that fence. And to think, we defended the boys, saying it could not possibly have been our kids because we knew for CERTAIN that they were at home in bed. Oh my sorry red face. Now, young lady, you march right over there and apologize to the nice people. That fence repair is coming out of your allowance. (Hahaha, that's the lecture, just 22 years too late!) Love you babe.

Betty said...

If you ever need stuff to blog about just go back to any one of these and finish what you started telling... :) sounds like you really interesting stuff to me!

Congrats on winning the dish from Carrie!

Sandra said...

OMG... your kids are gonna have a fun time with you!

To my kids... I make them believe I was a Virgin Queen, never late for curfew, never drank, Mother Theresa who helped the homeless in my spare time.

Jen said...

ok so on some of these you totally have to tell the whole story. Especially the wedding night one what was that all about.
I did love this post btw.

Mama Wheaton said...

I think you should take each one and expound on them. I want to hear more.

Los said...

I remember my first kiss ... the build up to it was excruciating ... I temporarily blacked out when it happened - seriously, I put that much pressure on myself. My girlfriend at the time must've been wondering if she was doing the right thing.

Caren said...

Nice work but I think you might be getting yourself into some trouble with your kids. Good luck with that. ;)

Unknown said...

I TOTALLY remember when you started smoking...I really do! Grade 7 right? By the sidewalk between the two houses just north west of the I right?

Rhonda said...

Nope. Grade 9, at a house party. Some of them smoked in grade 7??

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I'm intrigued about you driving around looking for your clothes, too. I have images in my mind that, by rights, shouldn't be there.

Ronda's Rants said...

Okay...tell me where you want to go and when and I will see what kind of pricing I can get on our Bloggy Trip!

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

very cute...i especially enjoyed the one about your first kiss...mine wasn't so hot either. ;-)

Jay @halftime lessons said...

That was a lot of fun...thanks!!

Jay @

jill jill bo bill said...

Great list!!! I want more!!!

Claremont First Ward said...

Some of these just need to be elaborated on. You know that, don't you? :)

Unknown said...

That's some funny stuff...and some rather disturbing

Rhonda said...

I would pretty much do anything to entertain you folks!! lol Which is why my husband has asked (demanded) not to be mentioned on my blog anymore!! lol

KatBouska said...

Mt friends respected me too...I've still never smoked...but I'm beginning to wonder if I should try marajuana. Mid life crisis much??

Jennifer said...

So funny! I bet your kids will enjoy reading!

cornnut32 said...

how lucky you were to have such great friends! i was, too--they gave me the good kind of peer pressure. i know i stayed out of a LOT of trouble because my friends were smart and strong enough to do so.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda! Me and you are going to be bloggy best buds before SITScation even starts! I feel like we've been running into each other non-stop lately!

Stopping by to say Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Ah, kissing a boy for the first time. I don't think I had ever been so scared. And it was just a little peck on the lips. But I was shaking like a leaf!