Saturday, July 14, 2007

I like this one!!

If you're reading this and haven't answered these questions yet, consider yourself tagged.

I got this from Angelina and I think these are actually more interesting than most of these. Probably nothing new, but still.

What were you doing ten years ago?

I had just finished my last year of high school. It was an awkward transition because my family had gotten in this thing I now joke of as a cult. It was a 12-step deal for troubled kids (aka drug addicts), for which it had been determined that I was. Let's just say they would tell parents a kid was an addict even if they had never had a drink because it was only a "symptom" of the disease. It was basically a sham operation run by money grubbing twenty somethings who used the fear of parents to milk their insurance or suck away all their money through outpatient care, group meetings and private counseling sessions. The kids I hung out with that in the program were awesome and I loved hanging out with them, but I was about to transition into their older group program for anyone over 18 and I wanted out. The awkwardness was graduating with kids I had known for years that I wasn't allowed to hang out with because they weren't "winners" and it severed a lot of friendships that were never a danger to begin with. I was a normal teen, not troubled, just trying to exert some independence. I knew I didn't belong there, but my mom was scared because they told her if I left I would die of drug addictions or something, so she said she wouldn't pay for my college if I left. I ended up spending maybe three more years there in that program among shiftless, lazy people who thought that if they didn't drink that day they had done enough. I wanted to get a degree and find an awesome job and just went through the motions so my mom would pay up. All those people who were labeled as not "winners" went off to college and all have great jobs and all the people who were "winners" are still lame as ever. Irony. The further irony is that my brother got roped into it and was actually transformed into a full fledged crackhead via the people he met there, but that's for another post and another time...

Five snacks you enjoy:

  1. Rice Krispie Treats
  2. Girl Scout Cookies
  3. Chocolate
  4. Carbs, carbs, carbs
  5. Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal
Five songs you know all the lyrics to: (warning - I love singing to rap. I am that hardcore...these are off the top of my head and don't necessarily represent all the music I listen to)

Salt N Pepa "Shoop" - "Here I go, here I go again, girls what's my weakness MEN okay then chillin chillin mindin my business..."

Snoop Dogg "Nuthin but a G thing" - "One, two, three and to the four, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr Dre is at the door/Ready to make an entrance so back on up/ Cuz you know we gonna rip shizz up..."

Westside Connection "Westward Ho" - "Check it/ Ho shut your mouth and get naked/ I'm connected and I'm making hit records..."

Bon Jovi "Always" - "The picture that you left behind/Are just memories of a different life/ some that made us laugh/some that made us cry/one that made you have to say goodbye..."

Vanilla Ice "Ice, Ice Baby" - "Alright stop, collaborate and listen/Ice is back with a brand new invention/ Something grabs a hold of me tightly/Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly/Will it ever stop, yo I don't know/ Turn off the lights and I glow/ To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal/ Light up the stage and wax a chump like a vandal..."

Things you would do if you were a millionaire:
I'd buy a house on a bigger piece of land in Memorial near the park and we'd entertain all the time. I'd have a full staff of a housecleaner and cook so people could be over all the time. We could have a mini theatre too and a pool and basically we would be the place to be. Not because I like to entertain necessarilly, but I get lazy about leaving the house and now everyone could come to me with no real effort on my part. We would travel more and see places. I think I would spend as much time in school as possible because I love taking english classes and stuff. I don't know what else we'd do as far as buying stuff. I know I'd want a second Prius!

I would dedicate a lot of time and money to something like Planned Parenthood or create a foundation that works with it. Nothing frustrates me more than idiots in our government making it their business to decide that the world needs absitinence programs as opposed to safe sex education, especially when they do not make it their business to find safe homes and resources for the babies that magically sprout out of these programs that don't work. Kids and young women in particular need to understand their options, have open access to it and I would like to create places in those neighborhoods where kids are born and no one is watching them where they can come and be safe and learn and know that they can do something productive with their lives and not repeat the cycle. I had students in my classes who were thinking of trying sex and had no idea about anything other than condoms, and really didn't know even about condoms like pregnancy with misuse, disease prevention, etc. I think education and resources need to be freely available and I wouldn't mind doing so. I even read about a program once that would pay drug addicts to be treated for long term birth control and while I know a lot of people disagree with paying an addict $500 to get an IUD fitted since they will just spend it on drugs, I like that idea more than a child being born addicted to heroin or crack.

Five bad habits:
  1. I am a picker - bumps and zits! I am messing with a pimple on my chin right now.
  2. I eat too late at night
  3. I eat crap
  4. Our laundry gets started but is forgotten sometime in the middle and always has to be rewashed again before drying
  5. I troll the internet and spend way too much time ready celeb crap instead of reading and actual book or being a productive member of society
Five things you like to do:

  1. Watch TV
  2. Scrapbooking
  3. Read
  4. Hangout with Friends
  5. The family
Things you will never wear again:
Leg Warmers
Slutty police woman costume
Itsy bitsy teenie weenie poolka dot bikini

Things I love to wear:
gym shorts
lots of eye makeup on rare occassions
The smell of yummy baby
flip flops


Breana said...

i agree this is a good one. I do the same thing with laundry ALL the time. the songs you know are too funny!

shannon said...

great tidbits. who knows... those diapers may just be in your future. i just saw some lady in the grocery store with like 8 packs! the joys of growing up! ;o)

Kache said...

I came here to say the same things about the diapers!

That's a sucky experience in the cult. I don't think I like them.