Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's A Girl!

That's right! 30 years ago today, my Mom and Dad heard those words again! I was their last attempt at a little boy, but God gave them a little girl. My poor Dad never did get a little boy-only 3 little girls, but I don't think he minded. After all, I am his favorite! :)

It is so hard to believe I am thirty. I don't feel a day over 23. I have had a wonderful birthday so far. Although, I have been a bit under the weather. I was very sick yesterday, but today I am feeling much better. I did have to take cold medicine and that makes me a little (more like a lot) loopy. My coworkers are enjoying this. They think that my altered state is hilarious!

To celebrate my 30th, I thought I would share 30 things you probably didn't know about me. I hope you enjoy!

1. I have a very large head. My head is as big as my husbands. It comes from my Dad's side of the family. We all have very large heads.

2. I am the star of a YouTube video. Don't worry! It was for work. I promise it is not "adult entertainment".

3. My voice is a little high pitched. It makes me sound like I am 10 year old little girl. Telemarketers always ask me if my Mom is at home. :)

4. My last name is a color spelled funny.

5. I used to be a middle school teacher. I taught middle school agriculture (6-8th grade) for 3 years.

6. I have ridden a pig-a real one.

7. I was once a Cherokee Princess. In other words, I was a camp counselor for many years at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

8. I don't find Brett Michaels attractive, but I can see where other people would.

9. I name my cars.

10. My first car was a red Pontiac Grand Am named Pocaswana.

11. I am still afraid of the dark.

12. I freaked out about the first wedding dress I bought and ended up buying another. I loved the second one!

13. I want to take a trapeze class.

14. I can put my whole fist in my mouth.

15. I was named after one of my Dad's students. She was in my Dad's high school agriculture class, and she was one of my Mom's cheerleaders. They thought she was sweet, so they named me after her.

16. I giggle at inappropriate times.

17. I'm an open book. I don't mind telling people anything that they ask about my life.

18. I love to google myself and other people when I get bored!

19. I don't reveal my last name on my blog because I have a stalker who likes to call me a fat and call me a b****. I don't want her to find me. She is a very mean person.

20. When I was a little girl, I had a reoccurring nightmare that there were goats in my room.

21. My husband and I met on a blind date. Michael's parents also met on a blind date. My parents were high school sweethearts.

22. I graduated with my undergrad and Masters at The University of Georgia, but I also went to a Jr. College (ABAC) in my hometown of Tifton for my first two years of college.

23. A friend and I had a radio show while we were at ABAC. It was called, "The Amber and Jennifer Show". Such a creative name!

24. I was the Valedictorian of my high school. Well, co-Valedictorian. My best friend and I had the same GPA. We shared the honor.

25. I have a hard time telling my left from my right in pressure situations. For example, if we are driving somewhere and Michael tells me to turn right, I panic and can't remember my right from my left.

26. My favorite food is fried artichoke hearts from a little restaurant in Athens called Amicis.

27. I buy cat food for and feed the stray cats that live at the recycling center near our house.

28. I'm a spender and not a saver, but I am trying to be better about my spending habits.

29. I am very tender-hearted, and I get very upset if I think I have hurt or offended someone.

30. My husband calls me bunny. Not sure how that came to be my pet name, but I think it is sweet!


USCEmily said...

Happy birthday, I hope you have had a great day so far!!

EJ & Roo said...

fried artichoke hearts sound delicious!! happy birthday!!!

Jaded Jill said...

Happy Bday - Hope its a good one!

SassyEngineer said...

Happy Birthday!!! Mine is in just a few days :) We are so alike! I am the youngest of three girls, and I was supposed to be the boy as well. They had a boy name picked out, but no girl name. Also, I was in 4-H for many years, and really 16, 17 ,18, 24 (there were actually 16), and 25 are also so me! In fact, number 25 has created some tense situations when my husband is asking me for help while driving!

Lindsey said...


Good Gals Inc said...

Happy Birthday!!! This was such a great post!! I can not believe you have a stalker?? Is this person on blogging?? Who could ever do that! I also can't believe that you met your husband on a blind date, so meant to be!! cer

Tina said...

Happy Birthday!
I have the same thing with the high pitched voice - and when I get nervous or have to raise my voice (like in a drive-thru) it goes up another octive.

LyndsAU said...

Happy Birthday my friend!! I hope it's great!! Those 30 things were great to read. It's amazing how alike we are :)

zentmrs said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you are having a great day!!

Gracie Beth said...

Happy birthday! What a fun post!

Monogrammed Teacher said...

Happy Birthday!! Wahoo... 30 is the new 20!! Have fun!

Catholic Runner said...

Happy Birthday! Loved the facts, except about the stalker! Sorry that someone is so mean to you.

constance said...

"16. I giggle at inappropriate times."

Such as when poor parli pro kids are trying to think on their feet and "get kicked out of the white house by homeland security..." Happy birthday! Love you girl!

Mommy In Pink said...

Happy B-day...cute post too!

Jules said...

Happy 30th!! I hope it is wonderful.

Gwen said...


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! As for the right and left thing, I found that driver side or passenger side works for me;)

Tara said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday sweet Jennifer, Happy Birthday toooooooo yyyyyyyooouuuu!!!!
I hope that you had a wonderful Birthday and I enjoyed reading 30 things about you:)

Liana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! loved your 30 facts :)

Katie said...

Yay for birthdays! I hope your birthday is fabulous! I love your facts :0)

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!!! :0) I loved reading those 30 things!

NatalieDeltaGam said...

i am glad to share a maiden name w/you AND know your last name, princess jennifer! ;-) happy 30th!

Mrs. Cup said...

Love this! Happy Birthday, friend!

Emmaroo03 said...

Happy birthday! Hope your day was wonderful!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday, I hope you had a great 30th! I enjoyed your 30 things.

Anonymous said...

I just gave you a Blog Award. Hope that you enjoy.

Life at the White House said...


Hope you had a great day yesterday!!

I turn 26 tomorrow and I feel like I should be 20. And the same is true with me about people thinking I'm 10 on the phone - drives me crazy.

Again, hope you had a wonderful b-day!

Southern Belle said...

HaPPy BiRThDaY:)Mine is coming up soon, and I'm not far from thirty myself. Although, I agree, I don't feel a day over 23=)

Greg said...

I'm putting number 14 on the agenda for our next department meeting.

You should post the link to your YouTube video. Have you seen how many views it's gotten? You are truly a star!