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Thursday, October 09, 2008

I'm supposed to tell you five random things about myself that you probably DON'T know (obviously, chocolate will not be mentioned here). Here's the deal. I'll tell you if you PROMISE to tell me five things about YOU that we don't already know.  Ready? Here goes:

1. My husband asked me to marry him three weeks after our first date--and I said YES! (in case you were wondering).  We've been married 33 years and still going strong! 

2. My son is a high school English teacher--but no he doesn't help me with my writing. And to think we paid for his college tuition.

3. In second grade, I attempted to soap somebody's car window on Halloween (I know, I know, I was on a path to destruction, but it was my first attempt, okay?) and a frowning old lady looked back at me through the car window! (Insert Psycho music here) Scared the pajeebers out of me and I haven't tried it since.  I can still see her face . . . . 

4. My husband and I used to sing for revival meetings.

5. I've had a nose job.

Okay, I'm totally kidding about number five. (Like you would believe I actually paid money for this snout?) Just wanted to see if you were awake--well, that and I couldn't think of anything else.

Your turn.

Diann Hunt  
posted at 7:31 AM  
  Comments (25)
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At 8:17 AM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

I'm the only one awake so far? :)

1)I was going to be a musician until my mom talked me out of it (think rock band, not something refined like the symphony)

2)I was friends with the 10,000 Maniacs back in the 80s (#1 makes more sense now)

3)I don't like kids - other than my own

4)I used to train police officers on public safety software - that was a challenge, but a lot of fun - it's better to be on their side

5)I was a big pothead in college :)


At 9:38 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I hate to say it, but ONLY YOU would pick an occupied car to vandalize! ROFLOL!!!!

And I LOVE the new photo, Di! When do you have it done?

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Kay Day said...

1. We got engaged after 2 weeks! And we kept it a secret for a while because we didn't want people to think we were foolish. We got married after knowing each other 5 months.
2. I don't like kids either, hotcoffee! Except my own of course. I don't dislike them, I just don't want to babysit or teach sunday school, stuff like that. Thank you for being brave enough to admit it. I always feel so awful to feel that way.
3. I'm an RN
4. I love to go fishing and can bait my own hook with a worm!
5. I would love to be able to sing pretty.

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Isn't this fun?! I love to learn new things about people!

Cheryl, your post made me laugh. It's funny how different we see things when we're older, isn't it?

Ane, my daughter took that shot on a whim when I was at her house one day. *g*

Kay, I'm pretty impressed that you can bait your own hook with a worm. Course, you are a nurse and all. That probably helps. ;-) I admire people who work in the medical profession. I can't even handle someone blowing their nose in the same room with me. (See, there's something else I'll bet you all didn't know.)

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

5 things...hmmm.

1. I'm an only child

2. I helped my dad install a transmission in a 66 chevy impala when I was 18 (That whole only child thing...)

3. Before going into the optometry field I worked as a legal secretary.

4. When I was in college my majors were Political Science and Debate. LOL. It seems like so long ago.

5. I can wiggle my ears. Much to my son's delight. =)

How fun, thanks for making me laugh today, Di.

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

1. I'm a drummer. No, wait, I think I've mentioned that here.

2. My first job was at a donut shop. Oh, I think I've mentioned that too.

3. I have one very large pore on the side of my nose. Oops, already mentioned that here.

4. I have an obsession for clean kitchen counters. I guess I've covered that one already.

5. I share way too much information on this blog. Guess you already knew that too.

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Kimbers said...

Hmm...there are so many things!

1. I have horrible need to wonder where my son gets it from!!

2. On the inside I am an amazing FBI/NCIS Agent....on the outside I am a stay at home mom with three teenagers.

3. I HATE to cook....and wish I could hire one!!

4. I married my high school sweetheart - we are celebrating our 21st anniversary this Friday.

5. We are a white family trying to adopt two boys from Jamaica and this has to be one of the hardest things we have ever done. Somedays I just want to give up....but then I remember their sweet little faces and those eyes that captured my heart and have to recommit myself to keep praying and waiting.

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

Nose job! Don't you know that's how rumors get started!!! LOL. You are so cute--no nose job needed.

1. My husband and I dated FIVE YEARS before marrying (and we've been married 27 years now.)

2. My family on my father's side(Irish--the Rileys) owned the land that became Washington, D.C. It was called Hogyard. (I did not make that up!)

3. I had a kid in diapers for nine years straight (not the same kid.)

4. I cleaned my dad's semi-truck every weekend as a child and teen. (You think dust is bad--try diesel stuff on everything before Murphy's Oil Soap!)

5. I wanted to write children's stories. I did, but no one would publish them. Alas.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

Hmmm ...

1. I was adopted and lived in a foster home for 2 weeks until my Mommy and Daddy came and cried when they saw me in my little yellow sleeper with the green buttons.

2. I used to sing in a Christian Rock band that did sad versions of cover songs but had a lot of fun!

3. I WALK over bridges as much as possible because they terrify me and a 2 ton vehicle doesn't help the issue.

4. I married the man I most despised (going on 9 years now - and no, I don't despise him any more!)

5. Spiders should have died in teh Flood and Noah should have filled their space with an extra dog or two.

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

1. I fell down a mine shaft at Calico Ghost Town (Ca.) when I was in 5th grade while camping. 17 stitches in my skull.

2. I was the President of the Calif. Country Music Assoc.

3. I'm an ex-volunteer firefighter/EMT. Drove the firetruck all the way down Palomar Mtn's. road in 2nd gear since it was totally stuck. Arrived with the tires smokin'. (Did not get a warm welcome from the Fire Chief.) He didn't have much of a sense of humor.

4. My son played football for Boise State. I'm still a huge fan.

5. I'll be 52 this year. Still wondering what I'll do when I grow up.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

Diann, I love the picture!

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I cracked up at number 5! LOL I thought WHAT? LOL

1. My husband was asked by his best friend to take care of me for him while he was stationed in Las Vegas. Dave was happy to oblige and will be doing just that on a permanent basis now for 37 years come Oct 30th.

2. I'm the only girl in a sea (well 3) of boys. I was a tomboy too and was quite offended if told I couldn't do something because I was a GIRL.

3. I've broken the bones in the arches of both feet at different times--both times I was carrying my daughter Kara.

4. My house was in the October 2008 issue of Victorian Homes magazine.

5. I'm a computer geek and love my Mac! My dream is to someday have an iPhone whenever I can get it in my area.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

I'll play. :)

1. Before I got married, I was the only living female "Miller" in my family. The rest were all boys, as the women all married into the name.

2. My great-grandfather's sister married President Woodrow Wilson during his presidency, so I'm somewhat related to American "royalty." :) Her picture is featured at the Wilson residence in Virginia, and when I first saw it, I was surprise to find some resemblance in her to me. Talk about weird!

3. My husband and his writing influenced a character in Brandilyn Collins' Kanner Lake book series, and he even wrote blog posts on the Kanner Lake blog, Scenes and Beans. Oh, and he even autographed books with Brandilyn at the 2006 ACFW conference, signing his character name of Ted "S-Man" Dawson.

4. I got my big start in web site design when I was hired to design and run actress Jane Seymour's web site in 2000, although I'd been working in design since 1997.

5. I've visited all but 12 of the 50 states in the U.S. and I have a goal to visit those 12 as well before my life on earth comes to an end, so I can mark them off my unofficial list. :)

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Valerie said...

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At 3:58 PM, Blogger Valerie said...

What a great idea, Diann.

1. I don't like to talk on the phone. (That's why I'm a receptionist...?)

2. I have an irrational fear of birds.

3. I have been to all 50 states and 2 US territories.

4. I can curl and roll my tongue.

5. Scarecrow and Mrs. King was my favorite show in high school.

Ok, so those weren't very revealing, but it sure was fun!

12:56 PM

At 4:54 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh my goodness, I love these!! What fun!!! WOW! We've got an ancestor of someone who owned Washington, DC, another relative of Woodrow Wilson!

Jaime, i so get that fear of bridges thing! I didn't go to Key West because i wouldn't ride over that seven mile bridge!

Valerie, you have to read For Better or For Worse! I have a character who is afraid of birds! :-)

At 6:59 PM, Blogger Beth said...

1. I am the oldest of 4 children (we are now all adults).
2. In high school I wanted to be an interior designer.
3. I work as a tax accountant but don't like it anymore.
4. I had a pet chicken as a child (named Becky).
5. I have never been on a date.

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

Here are my five:

1.) My friends and I once 'padded' a boys car in the church parking lot. Think fem. hygiene products with syrup topping to make it messy...

2.) I almost got kicked out of church camp one year because I snuck into the boys dorm room.

3.) I once lived in a small one bedroom A-frame house in North MN with 8 people and two dogs. Did I mention we had no running water so we had to melt snow on the stove??? *grin* Sadly, this is not a joke...

4.) I am a self-proclaimed procrastinator. God and I are working on that... but I keep putting it off.

5.) I got married at the age of 18. I had my daughter when I was 19. Everyone teased me about adding to the teenage pregnancy statistics:-)


At 11:43 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Okay, I'm late weighing in, but here are my five:

1. I had the first of four wisdom teeth pulled yesterday. That's why I'm late commenting.

2. I do side work as a mystery shopper. My husband says it combines my two skills of shopping and being critical. : )

3. My husband, six children and I spent three years in Uganda, East Africa, as missionaries.

4. My husband, six children and I were chased out of Uganda by terrorists.

5. My husband has broken his nose nine times.

Okay, that last one wasn't mine, but I had to get him back for the comment on my critical skills.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Heather Diane Tipton said...

I'm late chiming in too... but here goes..

1)I was a hermit for ten years.

2)Today is my thirtieth birthday and I'm very happy about being thirty. (My teens and twenties sucked so bad, thirty has to be great, right? LOL) So my goal is thirty, flirty, and thriving! LOL

3) I never wanted to be a writer... not sure I do even now! LOL

4) I played Raggedy Ann in the Christmas play when I was four and loved it (Oddly, I'm terrified in front of people now!)

5) I'm (VERY) long distantly related to Jane Austin. (she's like my 25th cousin or something crazy like that!)

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

My five:
1. I have bowed legs. Hate them.
2. I'm in a DC Talk video
3. I love loose leaf tea. Obsessed with it.
4. Just bought a house built in 1913
5. I am craft-impaired

At 11:47 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Am I too late?

1. I HATE earthquakes, but have lived for 20 years on the Anatolian fault line, and 2 of the earthquakes I have lived through were big (7.4 and 7.2).

2. I lived in Tokyo, Japan in 1980-1981. (Also an earthquake zone.)

3. I was once engaged to a Venezuelan-Italian.

4. I worked at a Colorado dude ranch 5 summers and 1 winter.

5. I sold dictionaries door-to-door in Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma for 1.5 summers.

At 12:43 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Wow, I've learned a lot about you all!

Suzanne, you were in a DC Talk video?!! How cool! Which one? We'll have to check it out!

Heather, distantly related to Jane Austin!

Man, you guys have some interesting stuff here. Thanks for playing!

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

It was "I Luv Rap Music" (which I don't! LOL) and I was one of the three girls in the color changing dresses (the one on the right) plus I had to wear a disgusting coat that looked like a rug and funky stockings & run around an old VW van. It was a lot of fun...even though I couldn't dance very well. Still can't.

At 11:58 PM, Blogger Susan said...

This is so much fun!

1. I used to draw designs for wedding dresses when I was in elementary school.

2. My husband proposed five weeks after our first date.

3. We were married four months after we met.

4. He's five years younger than I am. (He was 26 and I was 31 when we got married.)

5. We've been married over 22 years (3 daughters)! Praise God!



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