Monday, November 17, 2008

Tiggity Tagged

I have been tagged! Wow, this is a first. (Sorry this has taken me so long Ash). So, I was challenged to write 6 random facts about me and then tag 6 people. Hmm. Let's see if I can do it...

#1. I lived in the Carribean (Dominican Republic and St. Lucia) when I was 2 years old with my family while my dad went to medical school (he's a psychiatrist) so if anyone needs to know how to do the merengue , you now know who to call. I also lived in Syracuse, New York for my first grade year and had a teacher named Ms. Cali. After that, my sister Anne and I would go back to Syracuse to visit my dad for the summer. I loved it back there and am still very partial to the East Coast.

#2. I have never broken a bone or had braces. I am not surprised about not breaking any bones because I am soo cautious about EVERYTHING! It's annoying to me sometimes, but it's kept me safe...

#3. I moved from Utah back to California to date my now husband, Grant. I had fallen for him during a visit to California and I was still living in Utah. I had a few weeks left of the semester and when it was over, I drove myself back to California hoping that things between us would work out. He kissed me the first nite I moved back. :) I got what I wanted... which actually was a good precursor to him still giving me what I want. He was worth the 1 and a half tanks of gas I used up to move back. My roomate at the time, Steph, can tell you I flew out of Utah like a crazy woman in love!

#4. I have saved my sister Anne's life about 5 times. (Back to the cautious thing... Anne isn't so cautious. I've had to keep my eye on her). There was an incident when she was eating mushrooms in the yard and I was told they were poisionous (Anne was told that too, but obviously didn't take it to heart like I did). One day, she decided to let me in on her little secret. She said, "Callie, I have something I want to show you." We went outside to the tree in the front yard, she put her finger over her mouth and whispered, "Shh, don't tell", then she bent down, picked a mushroom out of the grass and popped it into her mouth. I became hysterical and ran inside and told my mom what Anne had been doing. It was a huge ordeal as Poison Control was called and Ipecac was forced down Anne's throat. Anne was very upset having to drink the Ipecac and when she refused to drink it, I remember my mom saying with a panicked voice, "Would you rather die?!" and Anne defiantly replied, "YES!". I was traumatized because I believed Anne might die for not drinking it. Come to find out later, Anne had been eating the mushrooms for months and knew they weren't going to kill her. It's funny because Anne still feels the need to confess to me, knowing it could get her in trouble. She's a good girl now though. She hasn't had to confess anything to me for a while. :)

#5. When I lived in Utah, I would run 8 miles up the canyon and 8 miles back (16 miles total for those who don't do math). I really loved running out there. I ran the 10k Rex Lee Run in the name of my late grandma Joanne who died of cancer a couple months after I ran the race. I wish I felt inspired to get outdoors here but I haven't felt the pull. In Utah, I thrived on it.

#6. I only do my hair like once a week. Grant actually likes it wavy and it makes it so much easier for me. Just scrunch and go!

8 comments:

Marcus Lane said...

hey i think i ran that rex lee run with you, and i have done it every year since. you and grant should come back for this one this year, ha ha!!

Proudfeet said...

It sounds like you could have your own travel show lucky girl! Especially lucky that you can get away with doing your hair once a week!

d said...

callie! i couldn't stop laughing while reading number 4. i can just imagine the two of you as little girls, the ones who look out at me from the photo hanging above your staircase. anne, with her awkward look to her. ahahaha. i can just imagine her eating those mushrooms by herself, like a little sneak. very creepy like all by her lonesome and you being the responsible older sister, going nuts when she confesses to you. oh, you two make me so happy. great duo.

Ashley Webb said...

Callie - I have been checking your blog every other day for this post! It was worth the wait - I love it. It's a good thing you keep Anne out of trouble. I'm the same way with Brittany. Darn sisters. :) I also loved running in Utah and hate it now - what's up with that? I would run to the temple from my apartment and now I can't run down the block. Oh well.

Erin Spencer said...

Callie...you crack me up. I love how you and Anne are so different and yet so obviously sisters. Just thinking about you guys makes me smile. Why aren't we getting together sometime soon?

Hizzeather said...

ha ha...loved this! Oh Anne, silly Anne. :)

cinnamonmans said...

I loved running in Utah too for some strange reason, even though it was more difficult with the altitude. I've done the Seal Beach 10K the last 9 years (minus one) and plan to do it again if you're interested? It's usually the first Sat. in April at 8am. You can usually run it and make it home before the tabernacle choir finishes the opening hymn...

Johnny said...

Chiggity Check yourself before you riggidy reck yourself.