Happy Wednesday!
The weather outside is breaking records all over because of the warmth and sunshine mother earth is giving us. I don’t hear anyone complaining and the spirits are high. Spring is coming early this year and excitement is in the air. Sometimes life is just good because, well, it’s just good. O happy day!
Today I am going to do something a little different. My Friend Sara tagged me in this a couple days ago and I feel the time is right to complete this.

The Twenty-Two Things (or more) You Probably don’t Care About 
but I am Going to List them Anyways List:

The Rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them that you've tagged them.
This is me (on the left) with my very good friend. I thought she deserved a cameo appearance!
Here are the Random Facts about me:
1.  If I wasn’t married, I would see myself owning 25 cats and being totally okay with it. Yes, I would be the Crazy Cat Lady. I would still love my life. Seriously.
2. I play video games almost (Almost) every night. Sometimes for multiple hours.
3. I still count on my fingers.
4. My best friends are my sisters, husband, and parents. They are also my role models in many ways. Yup, I am a pretty lucky gal!
5.When I have a piece of gum, I chew it for 20 seconds and then spit it out. Every time. (Word to the wise, don’t offer me gum because it will be a waste).
6.I used to go to exotic pet sales when I was younger. My parents always gave me $20.00 hoping I would come back with nothing. I always came home with an animal. They have ranged from hedgehogs to lovebirds.
7. I was the best shot in my Gun Safety classes (Thanks Pa!).
8.  I have named every single vehicle I have ever had. The first vehicle I ever drove was Old Greeny. It was a very old truck whose clutch stuck. I used to drive in the ditches in Old Greeny to go and pick my dad up in the field because I wasn’t old enough to actually drive. No rules state that a twelve year old can’t drive in ditches (Right Pa?).J

9.I have to be early to everything. Literally. I would rather sit in my car for an hour like a loser and be that early than show up 5 minutes to the start of something. Five minutes early is late to me. (This drives Cory crazy)
10. I am an adrenaline junkie. I love anything that goes fast and gets me that feeling of being on the verge of just a bit scared. (This is the result of my lead foot. It is also the result of me holding the Record one summer of riding the Wild Thing at Valleyfair the most times consecutively.  Forty-two times to be exact, but I am sure this has been broken by now because that was back in High School).
11. I prefer to watch movies on T.V. Even if I own the movie, I will still opt to watch it with commercial breaks. Why? I have no idea.

 Sara’s Questions for me:
1. Have you ever tried to write with your toes?
* When I was first tagged, the answer would have been no. The status has since then changed. Two words: Epic Fail.
2. What is your worst and least endearing habit?
* My worst habit you ask? Cory will probably say those are aplenty .J  I think I am going to stick with ice chewing. For some reason, I love to eat ice. I know, I know, this is super bad for my teeth. My mom sometimes resorts to calling me a horse because that’s what I sound like when I chew the delicious pieces of frozen water but I can’t help it. If there is an ice cube in a glass, you best bet on me eating it.
3. If you had the opportunity to go back and change one thing in your past, what is it and why?
* I am a firm believer in fate. I think that if I went back and changed on thing in my past, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I love my life, and I wouldn’t change it. I have has some bad times, but learned lessons from them. I have had some great times and have cherished those moments. I guess if I had to choose something, I would go back to the day I started eating ice and, well, not started to eat it. Bad habit solved.
4. What was your first car?
* My very first car was a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. White in color and very sexy to me at the time. I remember that it cost $3,200. My parents helped me buy it (and by helped I mean they pretty much bought it. I think I contributed somewhere between $500 - $1,000). RIP White Lightening.
5. What is your favorite album and why?
* Okay, this might be embarrassing.  First of all, Music isn’t my favorite thing. Don’t get me wrong, I do listen to it at work; I enjoy it while I am running and I like it as background sound, but I never really had the need to buy a tape or CD (this is also the result of me never going to a concert before). I believe the first album I ever bought was Spice Girls and I believe that might have been the last (just kidding…Kind of).  I would prefer to listen to Public Radio while in the car over music, but again, I can appreciate music and I can very much enjoy it. If I would have to pick a favorite album (this is where the embarrassment comes in), I would be a tie between Eminem: The Eminem Show and Disney’s Greatest Hits. Okay, I know that these are two opposite ends of the spectrum, but it’s the truth. I have a weird obsession with Eminem and know almost every single one of his songs. Why? Maybe it brings out the inner hip hop wannabe in me, but I love his music nonetheless. As far as the Disney goes; I love Disney music, I know all the words, it makes me feel happy and young and these are some of the few songs that I can belt out in the car and not care who hears me (By the way, I am a horrible singer. Like, I am not even remotely good); but I love me some Disney music.
6. What is your favorite book and why?
*If you thought my answer to the music questions was long, just you wait. I am an avid reader in many genres, so I think it would only be fair to do a breakdown of each genre, what my favorite book is in each and my reasons why. However, I am not going to make you sit though that because it would take me days to do this. I have so many favorite books for so many different reasons so I would be cheating on my books if I mentioned just one. Instead, I will mention one of my favorite books that really got an emotional response from me (there are a lot of books that have done this, but when I say emotional, I mean the tears from both happiness and sadness were streaming down) and that would be Waiting for White Horses by Nathan Jorgenson. The reasons I chose this one for my post is because 1. You all should probably just read it because it is just that great! 2. Nathan Jorgenson’s words are poetic in such a beautiful way that it is hard not to love. 3. My dad and I are super close, and all throughout this book, I couldn’t help thinking that some of the things reminded me of him. 4. The author pretty much rocks! (I e-mailed him asking for an autographed book for my Dad for Christmas. Not really expecting a response, he emailed me the same day, wrote me a nice message, and sent me a book).  While you are at it, you should probably just read The Mulligan and his newest book A Crooked Number (which I have yet to purchase and read, but am very excited).  In short (or not so short) in the words of the author himself; “If we are lucky, we all learn to wait for white horses... it's how we come to understand, through laughter and tears, the real value of the love of our lives.” That is why, my friends, it is one of my favorite books. 
7. If you could vacation anywhere in the continental United States- where would you go?
* I am going to cheat here and go with a couple states. If I had the money, a reliable car, and the time off; my dream vacation would be to go on a road trip and drive though the states on the East Coast in the Fall. I would start with some Maine lobster and take the drive down though Maryland. A gal can dream, right?
8. If you could buy a farm animal- which one would you chose?
* So, I think this question is wasted on me because I grew up on a farm, so I pretty much have had every animal a farm could have at one point in my life (and yes, Sara, I have had many goats. Sorry to rub it in). Since I now live in town, I guess the animals I miss the most are horses and chickens. Out of the two, I would have to say I wish I had some chickens. J
9. What is your biggest fear?
* Not to get to mawkish here, but my biggest fear is losing my parents. I am so close to them and don’t even want to think about them not in my life. (I am also scared or dropping dead while running Grandma’s Half-Marathon. Who would choose to run 13.1 miles? Crazy people, that’s who. I will tape my insurance card on my running bib just in case).
10. What is your least favorite childhood memory?
* It is weird what sticks on your mind from childhood. My least favorite memory from childhood is when I was going down the slide at the City Pool and gripped onto the sides of the slide so hard that I fell off while going down. Onto the pavement. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a very tall slide and I was about half way down, but I remember falling off. Also, I remember that the reason I was going down the slide was to show off how much of a big girl I was to my godmother by going down the slide by myself. Double Embarrassment.
11. What is one thing you would like to learn how to do in your lifetime?
* Jump Horses. Weird and random? Why yes it is, but I have always wanted to learn how to do this. I have a love of horses and sometimes wish I would have become an equestrian who did this for a living. 
So, by looking at other people’s answers to these, I feel like I wrote way too much. I hope you enjoy my lengthy answers. Just be happy that it was only eleven questions.
So here are my questions for the following people: Danielle, P!,  MissFelicity, and Kate!
1.       What is the biggest event, by number of people, that you have seen in person?
2.       If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be and why?
3.       What kind of people do you dislike?
4.       If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
5.       If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
6.       What is one of your guilty pleasures?
7.       What is the best advice that you have been given?
8.       If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
9.       If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
10.   Who was your best friend in elementary or high school? Are you still friends with them?
11.   What is, hands down, one of the best things that have ever happened to you?