Monday, February 4, 2008

Random Mom

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This is my mom. Isn't she a babe? Not only that, but she's available. So if anyone knows any tall, good looking, rich, single men, feel free to send them her way. She doesn't have a blog, but wanted to play the random fact game. Her purpose wasn't for me to post them, but I thought you all should know what an awesome mom I have...despite her gag reflex and a few other of these random things.

Random Facts

  1. I have a fetish for dishes. My current count is 13 sets.
  2. I have an overly sensitive gag reflex. I have gagged and even thrown up brushing my teeth.
  3. I went back to college and earned my Bachelors Degree at age 45.
  4. I was captain of the Meteorettes in high school. (That was the school drill team. We lived in Winslow Arizona by the Meteor Crater, hence the name.)
  5. The only broken bone I’ve ever had occurred 4 years ago when I tripped over the shoes I’d left out. It required extensive medical treatment.
  6. I’ve been chased by a Moose.
  7. In High School I was taken to the Police Station for “deviant behavior” and had to call my parents to pick me up.
  8. I have a secret ambition to be on a professional dance line.
  9. I’ve had Letters to the Editor published three different times.
  10. I started going GRAY when I was 29.
  11. My Junior High “boyfriend” was Bill Engvall of “Here’s Your Sign” fame. He gave me a stuffed animal for Christmas.
  12. Katie and I “won” the Girls Camp talent show by singing, I enjoy Being a girl.
  13. I am working on my Masters Degree.
  14. I love to sew. Especially decorator sewing.
  15. I made my wedding dress.
  16. I won’t eat seafood!!!
  17. My least favorite chores are emptying the dishwasher and folding laundry.
  18. I love to work in my yard.
  19. Taco bell is my favorite fast food joint.
  20. I have gone for a walk nearly every day for the past 14 years.
  21. I love to decorate for holidays! Currently my house is decorated for Valentine’s day but I also decorate for Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and January.
  22. As a school teacher, I’ve had a child throw up in class (an 8th grader), and one who cut his own hair on picture day (kindergarten).
  23. I hate surprise parties (when they’re for me.)
  24. I always order a chimichanga when I go out for Mexican Food.
  25. Peanut butter M&M’s are my favorite candy.
  26. In high school, for a store promotional, I had to dress up as Buster Brown and greet shoppers.
  27. I love wearing Heels. People think I’m much taller than I am because I always wear tall shoes.
  28. Can’t say I’m a big fan of Girls camp. That is problematic when you’re a YW president and a Stake YW president.
  29. I love newborns.
  30. I taught early morning seminary and loved it!
  31. If I could, I’d have a fresh bouquet of flowers in my house at all times
  32. I have been alive during the tenure of seven church presidents.
  33. My most recent speeding ticket was for going 26 mph over the speed limit. I was coming home from a youth pioneer trek, hadn’t showered for 4 days, and was wearing ridiculous pioneer clothes. The officer made me get out of the car and threatened to arrest me.

9 comments:

Traci Elizabeth said...

I love your mom! I am glad you posted those random facts...Dang, I miss having the Benson family around!!

I'll work on the single man for her. I do have one in my ward--tall, good looking, religous, and an optometrist =)...Let me get to know him a little better and see if he is good enough for your mom! =)

Kelly said...

I love your mom, too!! She is amazing, and I just told Dana about Bill Engvall, and he was like, "no way!" We love him!! So funny- I love the random facts- I will have to work on some...I will miss seeing her visit you, but tell her we love her too! I especially love the speeding ticket pioneer woman- laughed out loud, even though you had told me it before!! SO funny!
Best of luck with the man gig, we will think of her! She should so start a blog- I would read it everyday!

utmomof5 said...

I wish I knew someone for her!! She sounds awesome. I love the speeding ticket one, I can so picture the pioneer outfit. =)

Christina

Autumn said...

I loved these. Thanks for sharing. Besides the fact that she's cool for being your mom, these facts make her cool for being her. I also think she should start a blog, I'd be a regular reader. I can't wait to see your her first post!

Pedersens said...

Too bad your mom doesnt still live here in Cali...your mom and my mom could good lookin' for guys together! :) I miss having you guys around too.

jeanine said...

This was great! I love your mom!

rachel said...

hahaha I remember my mom telling me that story. That's gotta be the best. I love Aunt Lauri! I mean, come on, what's not to love? :)

Cynthia said...

That is a great list. Unfortunately, the photo wouldn't come up, so I couldn't see what Hot photo you posted.
I think some of Lauri's list is hereditary. Gray hair in my 20's, gag reflex (I threw up on my dentist), and a dislike for seafood.
However, some is learned behavior. I don't have a tendency to dress in pioneer clothing nor for deviant behavior requiring police involvement.

Betheny & Jacob said...

Love, love, love your mom. Unfortunatly, I am looking for a man for my mom as well...sorry. By the way, the pic didn't load. I wanna see how your mom is doing! She was always hot.