Corazon de Swiss

February 7, 2009

25 Random Things.

Filed under: It's All About Me,Swiss Cheese is Holy (Confessions) — by corazondeswiss @ 11:00 pm

It’s going around Facebook, so I’m bringing it to the blogging world.

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. 

1. I picked my wedding date based on what worked better for the minister that married us.

2. I’m addicted to trashy tv- it’s kind of like rubbernecking at an accident, I can’t help myself.

3. I’m thinking my nephew may have given me a new, permanent nickname of Bee.

 4. I have project ADD. I start one project and leave it to get something I need, and while gone get distracted and start something else. (I’ve started this list 3 times now.)

5. I like to cook, but I hate to clean up. If someone would just follow behind me and clean up the kitchen as I go, I’d cook more.

6. When I got married, I discovered I could no longer be the messy one.

7. I really hate that.

8. I’m really good at creating organization, not so good with staying organized.

9. I mentally “file away” some of my Aunt G’s parenting ideas. She’s very creative with the punishments.

10. I think a man in dress uniform, a tuxedo, or a good suit is irresistable. I had all 3 on my wedding day. 1

1. I’m not a morning person- I prefer to be left alone in the first hour or so of my day.

12. I’m a fast reader and have been known to finish a book in a day. Or less.

 13. Or stay up the better part of the night to finish it.

14. I can read in the car, on the elliptical, in the bathtub, just about anywhere. And I prefer to have background noise.

15. I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket and I’ve never had a wreck where I was at fault.

16. My family is the most important thing.

17. I consider my closest friends to be my family.

 18. I have a memory for numbers- telephone #s, birthdates- I can list off just about every member of my family’s birthday.

19. However, the first year we were dating, I remembered CP’s birthday wrong and called him the day before to wish him happy birthday.

20. I’d really like to learn photography.

21. I cry when I’m happy, sad, or mad.

22. I hate to cry- I get red and blotchy, and look awful.

23. I like big city life, but really I’m just a small town kind of girl.

24. I’m southern and proud of it.

25. I think being from a big family is awesome, and I always feel sorry for people that aren’t from big families. 

Consider yourselves tagged.

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August 14, 2008

open letters

Filed under: It's All About Me,Swiss Cheese is Holy (Confessions) — by corazondeswiss @ 9:03 pm

Dear internets,
I am addicted to the Olympics.  I am staying up WAY past my bedtime to watch them.  It is making me tired and also, cranky.  CP is not appreciative of this regularly cranky version of myself as I tend to take it out on him. 

Sincerely,
Brie

 

Dear NBC and Olympics Organizers,

The Olympic tv schedule is killing me.  Why are you showing gymnasticsand other good competitions past my bedtime?  I am staying up late, but falling asleep long before it is over, and therefore missing some of the things I like best.  And I am tired all day at work.  Also, I am cranky.  My future husband is not appreciative of my crankyness.  In the future, please be more considerate of my sleep schedule so I can see the good stuff and get to bed at a decent hour. 

Sincerely,
Brie

November 7, 2007

Self Frustration (Alternately titled: I’m turning into my mother!)

Filed under: It's All About Me,NaBloPoMo,Swiss Cheese is Holy (Confessions),The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 9:03 pm

So I was planning to write about what I do as an occupational therapist and have been looking up funny t-shirt designs and good references for those of you who aren’t familiar with what an OT is, or what an OT does. 
But that’ll have to wait, because today I am going to write about how I sometimes (okay, frequently) frustrate myself. About 2 weeks ago the hospital mailed out the form for our benefits for annual enrollment.  It was Saturday when I got the mail and I was working on the quilt I am making CP’s parents for Christmas.  (I know I owe you all a quilting post).  Anyway, I looked at it, noted that it had to be turned in by the end of the month.  Tomorrow I have to go to my meeting where they tell us about all our benefits.  And I though tomorrow would be as good a time as any to turn my form in.  Do I know where the form is?  No. The envelope is right where I left it.  But the form is nowhere to be found.  And truly, it will probably be no big deal to ask for another one, but I’m just so frustrated that I misplaced it.  Of all the things to misplace!  And its even stupider that I found the stinking envelope that it came in, but not the paper (you know, the important part!). 
And the sad thing is that its exactly something my mother would do.  So tell me readers, what frustrating trait do you share with your parent(s)?

November 5, 2007

Breakfast of Champions

Filed under: NaBloPoMo,Swiss Cheese is Holy (Confessions) — by corazondeswiss @ 7:17 pm

I’m using Zoot’s daily writing prompt today.  Which is apropo considering what I ate for breakfast today. 
I ate a piece of leftover pizza, slightly warmed up.  In the car.  On my way to the gym.  It happens to be one of my favorite breakfasts.  My granddaddy taught us to do it.  And until my granny was no longer cooking, cold pizza for breakfast was the only thing the man ate leftover.  Then at about 1o this morning I had a snack size bag of sun chips. Really, only because it was convenient. 
In my family we usually start Thanksgiving day off with pie for breakfast.  Yes I said pie for breakfast.  Yum.  I’ve been known to eat cake, cookies, brownies…
On a regular basis I’ll have a Slimfast shake on my way to the gym and then stop by the hospital cafeteria when I get there to pick up something small- yogurt, a biscuit, etc. I’m not big on breakfast food like eggs, french toast, etc. until I’ve been up for a while, so I really enjoy breakfast at dinner time. 
What’s your favorite breakfast food?

October 31, 2007

I was going to call this post Halloween Grinch

Filed under: NaBloPoMo,Swiss Cheese is Holy (Confessions),The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 7:50 pm

but Alynda posted before I did! I thought I was the only Halloween grinch.  And also I am in agreement with Aly- if you can’t be bothered to dress up, don’t trick or treat.
I don’t know if I’ve ever confessed this, but I am not a Halloween person.  I didn’t dress up for Halloween until I was 5. Because that’s when I found out about Halloween because I went to school. My mom is not a Halloween person, so I guess I am not one by genetics.   But when we were little, she did host Halloween parties for us and helped with the ones at school and take us trick or treating.
And honestly, I could live the rest of my life without ever dressing up for Halloween again. Or going to a Halloween party. I should live the rest of my life without candy, but seriously, what’s life without candy, especially chocolate?  What’s my favorite Halloween candy?  Candy corn.  And I will only it at this time of year.  I’m aware that they make Easter “candy corn” but that stuff is not real candy corn as far as I am concerned.  Also a favorite, chocolate.  In its various forms. Most especially the forms that also involve nuts.  Or peanut butter.  Yum.  And since we have a BIG bowl of candy and have had approximately 10 trick or treaters, meaning I get to eat lots and lots of chocolate.  In addition to the chocolate I’ve been eating since it arrived in our house some time last week.  (Good thing I am back into my 6 am gym class 5 days a week!)
I’ve been dressing up the last 3 years for work because “everyone” does it, and there are costume contests, departments often come up with themes and I don’t want to be a Grinch at work.  And this year I even got to recycle last year’s costume.  Which is good because I spent about $70 last year on my costume and I don’t even care for Halloween.  (I spent $50 on part of it b/c we dressed up as football players and I bought a nice jersey for my G@tors that I could wear to support the team at other times.)
Another confession- I’m nervous about NaPoBloMo…I don’t know how I’m going to post every day this month!  I’m going to be away this weekend, so I’ll be busy tomorrow writing posts for tomorrow, Friday and Saturday so I can get them up while I’m gone. 
Anyway- leave your favorite Halloween (or anytime) candy in the comments!

September 4, 2007

Confession is good for the soul

Filed under: Swiss Cheese is Holy (Confessions) — by corazondeswiss @ 6:48 pm

I have a confession.  This little paragraph describes me:
“A southern girl is a girl who knows full and well that she can open a door for herself, but prefers for the gentlemen to do it because it demonstrates respect.  She knows how to make sweet tea and grits while telling you everything about any football team in the SEC.  She picks her battles fights with the heart of a pitbull while still maintaining grace and elegance.  Her mystique is that of a soft-spoken, mild-mannered Southern belle who could direct an army, loves her mama and will always be her daddy’s little girl. “

It’s all true. Especially the part about SEC football.  One of the best things about Labor Day weekend is the return of college football.  I love college football.  I love college football with a passion.  It is by far one of my favorite times of year. 
On a Saturday morning during football season, I can be found eating my breakfast while watching ESPN’s College GameDay and then watching most of the games on TV.  My first priority is to see watch the G@tors.  Second is other SEC teams and friends’ teams.  Followed by rooting in anyone against FSWho?.  I have been known to yell, jump up and down, find/call someone else to see if they can believe what just happened.  I am an armchair coach.  I generally do not like to go to sports bars because I think its not becoming to yell at the tv in public. Its one thing to do it at home, but out in public, not so much.

In a little less than 2 weeks I am going to G’ville to see the G@tors play Tennessee.  I am very excited about this trip.  There is nothing like a home game.  Walking through campus, tailgating, seeing the Orange and Blue everywhere.  Pre-game with the band.  And my favorite part, the video leading to the team running out of the tunnel.  I can’t describe it…cheering with 90,000 other fans.  I just can’t wait!

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