Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Five: 5 things about me



5 Things About Me


Oh, only 5?  This will be fun to figure out what to put in here

1.  Kung Fu Fighting


I started in kung-fu when I was 7 years old, along with my dad & my brother.  My mom never took it but I always said she was the one to be afraid of in the family.  I got my black belt when I was 16 years old & then was an instructor, which was weird.  Grown men don't like a 16 yr old telling them they are doing something wrong.
... the irony of all of this?  I get hurt usually walking across a floor, so my husband laughs when I tell him about martial art competitions I would fight in.

2.  22 years
It doesn't work if you say it over & over... I've tried...

I've been at my job for 22 years.  22 years people.  That is a long time.  So that's like half of my life I've been here.  That is so freaking depressing.  Especially because I don't even really care for the job.  I mean, its a good job.  It pays well, it gives me freedom, its comfortable... but it doesn't give me that feeling of doing what I'm supposed to be doing in life.   Plus, they haven't given out raises in like 8 years, & they took away 99% of our benefits - including health insurance.  So yeah, it feels like its sucking the life out of me.  But I guess most jobs do that.
(FYI - I do photography on my own as a side job - its not my main job... YET)


3.  Music


I am one of those people that usually hates silence.  I have music playing like 99% of the time in my life.  In my car, at work, running, when I'm cleaning - even wear my iPod at the grocery.  I always say that my body only works when music is playing.  I love all kinds of music too.  A normal shuffle will give you everything from Christian music, to Broadway, to pop, to a TAD bit of country (its growing on me as I get older) to heavy metal... especially 80's hair bands... but you'll never ever NEVER find Jazz on my iPod... blah...


4. Politics


I don't get it.  I feel like its a mute point. I feel like it doesn't really make a difference what the people of the country think. It's all the decisions of the big guys in Washington.  They don't care what anyone else thinks or wants.  Maybe I've watched too much House of Cards lately.  But if you ask me anything about politics or what's happening in the world?  I'll have a blank look.  Ask me anything Entertainment & I'm all on top of that.
Priorities


5. I worry



I am one of those people who worry about everything.  I mean, EVERYTHING!  I think of what could possibly go wrong & then I worry past that point.  I left the fan on for the dogs today... I worry its going to catch on fire... or Harvey Dent will put his tongue in there & it will get chopped off.  Irrational worries.  I'm the queen of them.

What's something I need to know about you?
 
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18 comments:

  1. bahaha where did you find that baby?!? He's amazing. I'm such a worrier too. I'm so thankful for Ian because I usually run my worries by him and he helps me realize I'm being a crazy person, but in the nicest way.

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    1. That baby was on funniest home video - it was like a 5 minute video with the dad making kung fu noises - its HILARIOUS - look it up :)

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  2. That is so awesome that you have a black belt!!
    And I am a recovering worrier. :) Yoga helps!

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    1. I totally need to do more yoga or a mind clearing thing.. .center myself...

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  3. Your section on music is exactly how I am. I would rather listen to music than have the TV on. And I have a WIDE variety of music on my ipod...everything from classic rock to 1950s to current pop to classical and Broadway. And I completely agree - no jazz! I'll put music on when I'm doing housework, which means everything takes way longer for me to accomplish because I start dancing.

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    1. may take longer - but so much more fun :)
      Yeah for more jazz haters :)

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  4. That baby gif is hilarious!! That is awesome you got your black belt at 16 years old...and those grown men can get over a teenage girl teaching them... if you are better and certified then that should be all that matters!

    I think a lot of people feel the same way about politics that you do. I try to avoid Facebook during election season for that very reason lol!

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  5. What is it that you have been doing at your job for 22 years? I wish I had the stability to stay at the same place for that long.

    We have a under the counter radio in our Kitchen and it stays on all day long ( we say it is for the dogs to listen to), but really, I think its because my grandma ( bless her heart) use to have her radio on all the time when I would go visit. Of course hers was always on the country music station, but I liked it just the same. it just feels comforting having it on, and most of the news I get from the radio!

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  6. 22 Years!! That is IMPRESSIVE!

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  7. I thought I was the only one that listened to their ipod at the grocery store! I just dont like to be bothered by the outside noise!! And, as someone who has anxiety, I get the worrying too much!!

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  8. So cool you got your black belt at 16! And that GIF is awesome!

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  9. 22 years is impressive -- but no healthy insurance? boo to that!

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  10. wow, damn you go girl! black belt is intense! 22 years .. wow, thats a long ass time! I worry heaps too :)

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  11. I'm a worrier, too. I prefer the term "anxiety-riddled neurosis" since it seems to paint a better picture of how debilitating I let it get me! I've found that a having a sense of humor about it and the mantra "Everything happens for a reason," have been incredibly helpful. But definitely a sense of humor! :)

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  12. That is awesome about the Kung fu! And wow 22 years, and here I thought I was doing good at 6 years as a wedding planner:) I hope you can make photography your full time job one day!!!!

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  13. I too hate silence. Whether its Pandora at work, iTunes at home, my iPod while I'm working out - there has to be music playing!

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  14. I am a worrywart too! I would use to circle back to my parent's to make sure I closed the garage or check the stove!

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  15. Wow, 22 years is a long time, great job! But the mention about your benefits going away made me sad. Thanks for linking up with our Friday Five!

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