Tuesday, November 13, 2007

10 Things...

Jess tagged me, so here goes:

1) I can't eat the same meal twice. If there are leftovers, I have to turn them into something else or give them all to Matt. Had pizza last night? No way I'm eating Italian today. Nachos as an appetizer mean no mexican restaurants tomorrow. It drives Matt crazy. The ONLY exceptions to this rule are Chinese and Sushi, which I could eat every day, forever.

2) I always park on the side of the store, if it's an option. Target, Food City, Michaels--if there's a lot off to the side, that's where I'm going. Mostly, so I will always know where I parked.

3) I rarely sleep under the covers. I may start out there, but usually, I throw the blankets off before I'm even asleep. HOWEVER, I can't sleep completely uncovered either, so I always have to drape a blanket around my middle, or use the sheets but poke my feet out. I also cannot sleep in socks, ever.

4) Since meeting my husband (and, of course, because of him), I have: seen the worlds largest frying pan AND the worlds largest thermometer, gone to a Christmas Lights Convention, stood three feet from Jimmy Buffett in tiny Margaritaville Key West on Halloween while he performed with my future hubby, been invited on a cruise to Mexico, driven through the desert from Las Vegas to L.A. in a convertible, and visited the one and only Pez museum in Burlingame, CA.

5) I used to be terrified of going down escalators. I would have to steel myself and take several breaths before I could step on.

6) I am terribly prone to being mean in the car--not full on road rage, but I can say some pretty nasty things. I have a really bad temper, and work very VERY hard to keep it in check most of the time, but something about the car brings it out in me.

7) I have a degree in Art. A Bachelors of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Drawing, to be precise. It is completely and utterly useless, but I had a great time getting it.

8) I get tongue tied extremely easily, and am very self conscious about it. As a kid, I was always accused of being quiet because I was shy (which I was), but actually it's because to get my sentence out without tripping all over the words, I had to think it out completely in my head, and by the time I was finished, there was a good chance it wasn't relevant to the conversation anymore. I got much better at that, but you can bet that, even still, if I'm speaking perfectly and not stumbling, I've been planning what I was going to say.

9) When I was in fifth grade, I used to rollerskate to school. I rollerskated all the time, so it didn't strike me as odd, but in our small town everyone driving down Main Street in the morning saw me, and eventually they started stopping me in the store with my mom or wherever and saying, "Aren't you the little girl that skates to school? We see you every morning!" I was embarrassed by the attention, and when the weather turned cold, I switched to riding my bike and never switched back, which is something I still regret.

10) I can, since the age of 11, tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue. And back when I had a tongue piercing, I could tie it *around* that.

Okay, I'm not going to tag anyone (except maybe Matt, who has been threatening to make a post of his own on here one day), but if you haven't already and you decide to play the game, comment and let us all know!


KatieKate said...

Cortney! Can you draw me a chicken???????????????????? I need a cartoon chicken to embroider on a new line of little girl dresses. Think about it.

I hate going down escalators, too. I think, as a child, I actually fell down one...but I honestly don't know if it HAPPENED or if it's something I dreamed happened. I still think about it every time I approach one.

and, the roller skating. Lord, woman...I like you even MORE now!!!

CortneyTree said...

Of COURSE I will draw you a chicken! Just tell me what *sort* of chicken we're talking about, and together we'll come up the perfect one. I Heart Collaboration.

I have the same feelings about the escalator--I don't think I ever DID fall on one, but I think I was so scared of doing so that I created a memory of it. I'm okay now, though ;)

sunday said...

look at all the cool things that you have done since meeting matt. so fun. hey i just made the warm nuts (ha that sounds funny) they are awesome!

CortneyTree said...

Yay! I'm so glad you like them! I love rosemary in just about anything :)

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...


sunday said...

we would be lost if we did not have our rosemary bush and garlic!