Monday, October 29, 2007

7 Random Facts...

Thanks Taryn for the tag. This is hard for me, to think of 7 random things about me.

1. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to find my arm straight up in the air, like I'm doing a "Heil Hitler" salute. My brother apparently does the same thing. Must be genetic.

2. My very first kiss was with Kevin, my husband. He wasn't my husband at the time, we were dating. Believe me, I was never that girl who would only kiss my just turned out to be that way. I never wanted to kiss anyone else.

Just a little interjection here, Kevin is helping me do this because I can't think of anything randomly interesting.

3. I almost didn't submit my papers to go on a mission because I finally got the job offer from Disneyworld that I was hoping for...3 months late! I decided to go on a mission and ended up going to Florida anyway! How's that for "coincidence?"

4. Kevin told me to write that I don't like cockroaches. Does anybody? That doesn't seem too random. He says that I freak out more than the average person when I see a cockroach. He's right I think. One time I had a 10 minute standoff with a tiny cockroach who decided to plant himself right in front of my door as I was trying to go into the house one night late after apron club. I kept stomping my feet and waving my sewing box at it, but he wouldn't leave! Stupid thing. I finally overcame my fear and jumped over it, at the same imagining that it was going to fly up my skirt and attach itself to my underwear. Those suckers are evil I tell you!

5. I love kid's clothes. I'll spend hours online after the kids go to bed browsing Old Navy, Children's Place, Gymboree and cute boutiques finding cute clothes. These kids have more clothes than Kevin and I do put together, but for some reason I have a hard time resisting. I already have their Christmas clothes purchased and tucked nicely in the closet waiting for Thanksgiving to be over!

6. My name is Christie Rae. I was named after my great grandma (Christie) and great grandpa (Ray). Whenever someone calls me by my full name I feel like I should be in the South eating grits and fried chicken.

7. I love to take HOT showers. When I say hot, I mean hot. In fact there have been a couple of times in my life where I have fainted right after getting out of the shower because it was a tad too hot. That's when I know I need to turn it down, but just a little. I feel it has to be hot to kill the germies. Kevin says that is the soap's job. Whatever. I like having my skin be a nice flush pinkish red when I get out. A hot shower is the perfect antidote to any of life's problems. :)

Okay, there are my 7 random facts. Now I am supposed to tag 7 other people. And those people are to tag 7 people when they write their random facts. So here goes. I tag: Heather, Maren, Aubrey, Dawn, Kerry, Alisa, Nicki. Whew! It was hard to find 7 people who didn't already do this tag, in some form!


Julia M.

I love those facts Christie! My favorite part is the cockroaches--I have the same awful ideas about spiders! They give me the heebie jeebies. I love to learn more about you. You are a fabulous person!

Jill Manning

Amen sista on the whole cockroach story, I hate them and think they are pure evil along with spiders! Yucky, yucky!

The Blakes

You salute in your sleep? That's awesome! I carry on conversations with the people in my dreams...out loud.


That's funny about the cockroaches...You never served in Homestead, did you? I am the expert cockroach killer. But then you grossed me out when we were in CC together and you picked up that snake. Shudder! Snakes are not my thing.


It is fun learning new things about you. I like the arm raise Hitler thing, that's funny. My sister-n-law just tagged me with this one and I don't know if I will be able to think of anything. I may get Adam's help as well.

lynn showers - I love them ! The whole arm up in the air would freak me out!