My ABC's and Moments ~ A Further Look into the Virtual Face of Owen's Olivia

First off, I see these things floating around Facebook, and I immediately think LAME-O.  So I ignore them.  BUT when I saw my virtual buddy, Danny, from Mommy For Reals do this, I noticed myself enjoying reading more about her.  Since you guys do not know too much about me, I thought this might be a fun way for you to get to know me a little better.  And since I do not participate in things like this, like ever, I am copying Danny's letters, unless I feel the need to change one.

A. Age – Yikes!  31
A. Afraid moment- the week before I gave birth because I didn't know what to expect.
B. Bed size – Queen, though I tell Matt I want two twins in our Master, so I could have the bed space ALL to myself.  (I'm not the cuddling type)
B. Blissful moment- marriage
C. Chore that you hate - Going to the bank and mopping floors.  Okay, maybe laundry and dishes too.
C. Childish moment- When I was 18, I went a club, got on stage, and entered a "Shake your Bootie" contest. (clothes on people, come on)  I won, and I got tickets to see some ridiculous rap star in concert.  Lame!  Or maybe when I tried to impress a boy, and I fell off my bike causing the chain to dig into my calf.  Yep, I had to get stitches (and a scar today), and I never tried to impress a boy again using tricks.
D. Dogs – One German Short Haired Pointer named Walker.  I've mentioned him here, and here.
D. Dumb moment- When I stole fake eyelashes from Wal-Mart (I was 16).
E. Essential start to your day – Peeing and Eating, just not at the same time.
E. Embarrassing moment- When I accidentally farted in front of a doctor and patient.  (one of my old jobs)
F. Favorite color – Certain greens and blues, teal, gray, and black.
F. Fun moment-  Backpacking Europe (2008)
G. Gold or silver – I love both.  My wedding ring is gold, and most of my jewelry accessories are silver.
G. God moment- I mentally hit rock bottom at the age of 20, and I decided it was time to turn my life around.
H. Height – 5'6"
H. Highlight moment-  the birth of my son (2010) and running my first half marathon (2009)
I. Instruments you play – None, and you don't want to hear me sing either.
I. Impaired moment- everyday when I lose my wallet and keys, and forget to drink water.  (I think drinking water will help cure this, but I forget to drink the water.)
J. Job title – Currently, chauffeur, maid, cook, secretary, financial officer, teacher, and nurse.
J. Jerk moment- On the last day of school in 6th grade, an 8th grader had a mouthful of water and spit it on my head.  I didn't even know the boy.  
K. Kid(s) – Owen, who is 21 months old. 
K. Kind moment- Recently, Matt used his Christmas bonus to buy me a new phone.  (My phone was broken, and I had been without one for about 6 months.)
L. Live – In a suburb just outside of Raleigh, NC
L. Law (like Law Enforcement) moment-  Once again, when I was 18, I used a fake ID to get into a club (who knows why????), and I got caught.  I had 42 hours of community service, and paid a fine.
M. My first kiss- Spin the bottle at Amanda Gressle's home.  I think his name was Joey.  I should have waited. 
M. Matt moment- All the times he is willing to stop what he is doing to serve others. 
N. Nicknames – The only thing I can think of is Nance.  Fortunately, I didn't receive any scarring names during adolescence. 
N. Nice moment- When my husband remembers something I casually said and then surprises me later.
O. Overnight hospital stays – None.  I birthed Owen in a birthing center, which is not a hospital.
O. Overwhelming moment- When my dad ran me over with his car.  Or maybe when a dog bit off the side of my face.  Or when I lost a finger nail.  Or when my sister ran my head into a corner and busted it open. 
P. Pet peeves – People drinking the milk out of their cereal bowl. 
P. Piercing moment- I had my tongue, belly button, and the top of my ear pierced.  I broke a tooth, almost passed out from the belly piercing, and my ear got infected within a week.  So no, I don't have those things.
Q. Quiet time- I usually surf the net or work on projects during quiet times.  I have a hard time turning my brain off to take a nap, unless I am extremely tired.
R. Right or left handed – Left handed.
R. Regretful moment- all the times I pass people with hunger signs, and I have food in the car.
S. Siblings – 3 older sisters.
S. Scared moment- When I went skiing for the very first time down Black Mountain in MT.  I was 24, and I cried the entire way down.
T. Time it takes you to get ready – Uh, is this referring to my typical M-F attire?  If so, 15 mins.  If not, 1 hour depending on what I am doing.
T.  Tattoo moment- When my mom passed away when I was 15, I contemplated putting her initials on the back of my neck when I turned 18.  I never did it.
U. Underwear – Seriously?  This was a question?  Unfortunately, I couldn't think of anything to replace it.
U. Under stress moment- My first engagement (Matt was the second guy I was engaged to)
V. Vegetable you love –  Bacon.  Wait, that's not a vegetable.
V. Vixen moment- (2009)  I had lost 25 lbs, could fit into my high school prom dress, and was a size 6.  Also, I felt incredibly beautiful around 6-7 months pregnant.  I think I could have sported a bikini and thought I could have won a Miss America pageant or something. 
W. What makes you run late – I have no concept of time.
W. Worst moment- do I really need to state this?  I mean, just pick any one of those bad teenager moments.
X. X-rays you’ve had –  Teeth
Y. Yummy food you make – Tacos, grits, Roast, Fish tacos, burgers, mac and cheese, pork carnitas,
Z. Zoo animal – sea lions (I'd rather go the aquarium)
Z. Zany moment- I'm sure I've done something stupid to make others laugh.

I have to say this was quite interesting on my part.  I realized some things about myself, like which parts were a little harder for me to answer.  It's also interesting to see what I have remembered, or what I am so focused on (like motherhood or my poor choices that still haunt me).  It's also interesting to see patterns.  For instance, I was a crazy kid.


  1. I just want to say I wish I could win a shake your bootie contest! good job!

  2. Lisa Wilson1/03/2012

    Oh this was fun to read! :) And bacon can sort of count as a vegetable if you wrap it around green beans or something! :D lol

  3. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Shake your bootie, eh? I think we need to see pictures of that! I'm glad you did this. Now I know you're a wild child!

  4. Anonymous1/03/2012

    I liked getting to learn more about you...I knew some of these, but a lot of them were new to me :)

  5. This was very interesting.......I have to say I was surprised by a few things, oh the things we do in youth and you are braver than me...i would never tell some things.....:)
    Thank you for sharing I think you are a wonderful woman and admire you, love, your mother in-law.....:)

  6. Very interesting Nancy, We enjoyed reading your candid choices in life. You are braver than I. And no Lisa bacon is not a vegy, it is the meat wrapped around the vegy! you are so funny

  7. I wore to work one day a brown shoe and a black one.....did not notice until later in the day......i have two prs of shoes that are identical except for the color.........yep....i did......it was a great laugh and had to endure the rest of the day like that......your mother inlaw.....:)


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