Friday, August 14, 2009

17 Truths

My sweet friend Kandy recently posted a list of ten truths about her. It was really fun to read, so I thought I'd give it a whirl instead of blogging about life tonight. I've been sitting in meetings for 8 hours a day for four days in a row now, and my brain is just GONE (sitting all day tends to do that to me - imagine that). I have no capacity in my memory or creative file to write about the boys, this week, or the exciting fact that Kerry and I celebrated our 9th anniversary Wednesday. I'll get to all of that later. But for right now, I give you an extended version of Kandy's...

17 Truths About Amanda Brooke Martin Kilgore

1. I want a handgun for the sole purpose of protection when Kerry is out of town.

2. I secretly long to write and publish a children's book someday.

3. I hate traffic lights.

4. I did not like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". It was so unreal, it was stupid. It did not meet the criteria for "fantasy" in my opinion, so the only option left is that it was just a dumb idea for a movie. Sure, it had beautiful cinematography and good 'ole Brad, but that's not enough to get five stars from me.

5. I do not like scary movies.

6. I REALLY want to get a spunky haircut and fun highlights.

7. I think Gifted and Talented programs are a joke.

8. I can't stand the way salt water feels on my skin.

9. Germs totally freak me out, so I have very specific public restroom rules that I ADHERE to (among many other daily rules I go by that I'll have to share later). I never sit all the way down on those dirty, nasty toilet seats. I flush the toilet with my foot. Once I've washed my hands, I touch NOTHING. This means I turn the water off with a clean paper towel, and I open the bathroom door with a paper towel as well.

10. I fear my boys will someday have to go off to war.

11. I enjoy paperwork = paying bills, doing lesson plans, grading papers - Yip - I'm a dork.

12. I believe people should sanitize the doorknobs in their homes (including the steering wheels in their cars).

13. I ABSOLUTELY love that you should pull your car over when a funeral procession approaches you.

14. I miss going to my late grandfather's farms to feed the cows and ride the horses.

15. I check my mail about once every ten days.

16. I do not like pie.

17. I've never been on a roller coaster, and I never plan to be on one either.


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