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10 things lemming meme

Alright, Di. I did it.

10 things I have done that you probably haven't:

1. Made it to the top and back down of Angels Landing [Zion National Park] in under 2 hours. (Hit the next photo link to see the view from the top. I miss living in Southern Utah.)

2. Kayaked the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, went down a waterfall on accident, and only lost my shorts. Very glad I wore a one-piece that day.

3. EmCee'd the Miss Utah Pageant (be sure to check out Miss BEAVER) for two years and had to deal with farm girls in heels for the first time, a girl who fell OFF her heels, and a girl who sang her entire talent number (I wanna be loved by you) in the WINGS. 3/4 of the audience got up and walked to one side of the auditorium to try and peek at her. The best: a girl who's talent was.... Tied Quilts. I kept hoping someone would do algebra...

4. Delivered a baby without pushing.

5. Waited on John Ritter. He had soup and hot tea, read a book (brought a stack of 5) and tipped me $20.

6. Also waited on Dave Thomas (Wendy's) and he was rude and odd.

7. Had a TV show when I was 6. So what if it was PBS? *sobs at failure to "make it"* Hee!

8. Was the Inchworm kid. (Catalogue only)

9. Have slept with more than one boss. *finger coyly on mouth*

10. Was the youngest Master Gardener in Texas (ever) when I graduated.
[ETA: for duh and it's just too cool to leave off factor]
11. Met Jesse Jackson, arranged for NBC news and the NAACP to show up at my college since they had Confederate flags as the school symbol, and the lowest population of blacks in the country (And "their" dorm had a bomb planted that was - fortunately - found in time.) The school changed their mascot. The school was in UTAH. Wow.


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Feb. 22nd, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
Yay! Lots of cool stuff here, which makes me happy that I asked. I knew you'd have a neat list, though.

Aww, John Ritter. Reads and was a good tipper? :::mourns:::
Feb. 22nd, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
It took a bit to recognize him: full and crazy beard. I think his tab was 7 bucks. What a nice man.
Feb. 22nd, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'd pay money to read your biography. Sounds like your life has been varied and fascinating so far. ;)
Feb. 22nd, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
It's been fun. Today is mellow: 79, no clouds, birds chirping... Been laying on the grass with a book. Mmm. But I'd hit Angels Landing or The Narrows in a heartbeat if I could. *cries for beauty of the desert*
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Feb. 22nd, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
you are sooo cool!
Feb. 22nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
Like... totally. Ha ha ha!! I'm very un-cool. You can't be cool in pink capris, right? :-D
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Feb. 22nd, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
We'll pretend number 9 isn't true. (Such a naughty girl!!)
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Feb. 22nd, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
'Cause you know I love you!
Oh, God. I would LOVE to have that on tape. I almost tried out the next year and did the algebra thing. I would have someone wheel out a chalkboard with a problem, I'd be led out blind folded, then have to solve the problem in under a minute.

That sure as shit beats the time one girl did AEROBICS as her talent. Hey, fuckwad! Walk up stairs quickly and THAT'S AEROBIC. Now if she could do some ANaerobic exercises... Ha ha! Science jokes are funny! It is such a shame that I wasn't drinking back then... The barrel-bangs and the mermaid trains in aqua... And this was the 90s. Ha ha ha ha!!!
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Feb. 22nd, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
You are a vixen. So glad I found your LJ.
Feb. 22nd, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
I'm something alright... Ha ha!!

(And same goes to you, toots!)
Feb. 22nd, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
Awesome list! And someone DID fall in the pagent! *vbg* I may have to snag this meme...
Feb. 22nd, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
Tottered right off her high heels. Then gave a donkey bray/laugh and went back on striking a pose. Love it.

DO IT!!! DO the meme!!
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Feb. 22nd, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
You are like soooo cool! Like an iceburg with disco lighting!
Feb. 22nd, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
Ha!! Slap a rainbow 'fro on that iceburg and it's ready to GET DOWN!

Oh. You're back. But only briefly until a new computer comes. Hence:
Feb. 22nd, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
9. Have slept with more than one boss. *finger coyly on mouth*

You corporate slut you.:) I think I love you just a little bit more.
Feb. 22nd, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
I'm a hoo-wuh. Ha ha ha!

I'm BOGGLED by your icon!! Awesome.
Feb. 22nd, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
#8 is the funniest.
But #7? Wha????
Feb. 22nd, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Ever hear of Mulligan Stew? Vegetable Soup? They were public funded children's shows for in-school viewing. I think they showed locally on PBS, too. I had dreams, baby! DREAMS!! When I was 18 I had a gig for MTV - I would travel around the country and talk (with my dashing co-host) about various colleges. They said I looked too "girl next door" and hired some 6 foot tall broad with spikey black hair and a skeleton body.

After that, I kept being told I was terrific, skilled, but I was too normal looking, needed to lose 20 pounds (I was 120), gain 20 pounds and play the "sympathetic fat friend" and on and on. I went back to college and got a Biology degree and did stand up and improv. Bleh.
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Feb. 22nd, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
<--Yes, you are!
Woah...all of the Miss Utah's look the same. The also look kinda old.

Damn. You're right...I haven't done ANY of those things. Closest thing was #5. Mr. Kako met him once at the airport. He said that JR was super nice. #4 boggles the mind. SO IMPRESSED!!!
Feb. 22nd, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: <--Yes, you are!
That set of Miss Utah pics are from THIS year. They look pretty pageant ready, but plasticene. 12 years ago they were farm girls poured into sequined green dresses with bad hair and makeup and in need of a tweezing.

#4 is because it was my third and I always do my Kegels. Heee!
Feb. 22nd, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Were you as funny as an MC as you are in your LJ? 'Cause that pageant must have ROCKED.
Feb. 22nd, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, those pageants were HORRIBLE!! Because I couldn't go after them like I wanted to. I'm much more confident with my comedy now than I was at 19, to be sure. Part of me wants to hit the stage (like Second City, Ad-Libs) but I'm a mom first.

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Feb. 22nd, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
Pshaw. Had a lot of fun in college, really. savoytruffle did the meme and hers made me feel like a rube. 36 countries before 26 years old! The dream: to travel like that...
Feb. 22nd, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
Well, you've just impressed the hell out of me. But the pageant page made me giggle like a bitter old shrew. The hair on those women! And Miss American Fork? Is she there to eat Miss American Pie? (And did I just invent pageant!slash?).
Feb. 23rd, 2005 10:45 am (UTC)
Keep in mind that this new crop of girls (the ones you saw) obviously have someone helping them. When I was doing it... My god. Honey, it's okay to not like dresses and makeup and big hair. Don't enter a pageant, mm'kay? Ha!!

I'm still in love with Miss Beaver. Beaver is a town, there's also a town called Virgin. Notice there wasn't a Miss Virgin. Ha ha ha!
Feb. 22nd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
was it Dixie college?

I really don't think I can do this meme, I am so boring.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
You would be right. I saw more racism in southern Utah than in Texas, and that was back when Vider, Texas was on the map for their horrible treatment to James Bird (dragging death).

That's saying something. Bleh.
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