a meme

i like doing these, so here it goes. comment and let me know if you do it too!

are you:
1. a cuddler? yes
2. a morning person? no
3. are you a perfectionist? yes
4. an only child? nope…i have an older sister and two younger brothers
5. catholic: no
6. in your pajamas? unfortunately not
7. currently suffering from a broken heart? no
8. okay styling other people’s hair? probably not.
9. left handed? nope.. right handed
10. addicted to MySpace? no. i have a page, but i’m not addicted to it.
11. shy around the opposite gender? yes and no. 🙂
12. loud? some people say i am

do you:
12. bite your nails? yep
13. get paranoid at times? sometimes
14. currently regret something that you have said/done? no
15. curse frequently when you get mad? sometimes
16. enjoy country music? yes
17. enjoy jazz music? not really
18. enjoy smoothies? yes
19. enjoy talking on the phone? yeah
20. have a lot to learn? doesn’t everyone?
21. have a pet? yep…three fat cats
22. have a tendency to fall for the “wrong” person? i did. then i met the right person. 🙂
23. have all your grandparents died? no. i’m lucky.
24. have at least one sibling? yep
25. have been told that you are smart? yes
26. have had a broken bone? yes
27. have caller i.d. on your phone? of course…otherwise, how could i avoid people??

have you:
28. changed a diaper? yes
29. changed a lot over the past year? yes
30. had friends who have never seen your natural hair color? nope. i’m a natural brunette. 🙂
31. had surgery? carpal tunnel surgery, endometriosis surgery
32. killed anyone? no
33. had your haircut within the last week? no

last person who:
1. slept in the bed beside you? my husband
2. saw you cry? my husband
3. went to the movies with you? my husband
4. you went to the mall with? my husband
5. you went to dinner with? my husband
6. you talked to on the phone? my husband
7. said ‘i love you’ to you and meant it? my husband
8. broke your heart? i don’t remember
9. made you laugh? my husband
wow. i need friends down here. hehe.

would you rather:
1. pierce your nose or tongue? nose
2. be serious or be funny? funny
3. drink whole or skim milk? neither! i *hate* milk.
4. die in a fire or drown? neither.
5. spend time with your parents or enemies? parents, obviously

about you!
1. what time is it? 11:01 a.m.
2 name? cadence
3. nickname(s)? cady, cade
4. where were you born? baltimore, maryland
5. what is your birthdate? march 26, 1980
6 what do you want? a house, a new car, my friends to move here
7. where do you want to live? either cartersville or kennesaw
8. how many kids do you want? 2-3

forrest gump goes to heaven

i think this joke is hilarious. what do you all think?

the day finally arrived. forrest gump dies and goes to heaven. he is at the pearly gates, met by st. peter himself. however, the gates are closed, and forrest approaches the gatekeeper.

st. peter said, “well, forrest, it is certainly good to see you. we have heard a lot about you. i must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone. the test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into heaven.”

forrest responds, “it sure is good to be here, st. peter, sir, but nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. i sure hope that the test ain’t too hard. life was a big enough test as it was.”

st. peter continued, “yes, i know, forrest, but the test is only three questions.

first: what two days of the week begin with the letter t?
second: how many seconds are there in a year?
third: what is god’s first name?”

forrest leaves to think the questions over. he returns the next day and sees st. peter, who waves him up, and says, “now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers.”

forrest replied, “well, the first one — which two days in the week begins with the letter “t”? shucks, that one is easy. that would be today and tomorrow.”

the saint’s eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, “forrest, that is not what i was thinking, but you do have a point, and i guess i did not specify, so i will give you credit for that answer. how about the next one?” asked st. peter.

“how many seconds in a year? now that one is harder,” replied forrest “but i thunk and thunk about that, and i guess the only answer can be twelve.”

astounded, st. peter said, “twelve? twelve? forrest, how in heaven’s name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?”

forrest replied, “shucks, there’s got to be twelve: january 2nd, february 2nd, march 2nd… ”

“hold it,” interrupts st. peter. “i see where you are going with this, and i see your point, though that was not quite what i had in mind….but i will have to give you credit for that one, too. let us go on with the third and final question. can you tell me god’s first name”?

“sure,” forrest replied, “it’s andy.”

“andy?” exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated st. oeter. “ok, i can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name andy as the first name of god?”

“shucks, that was the easiest one of all,” forrest replied. “i learnt it from the song, “ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN. . ”

st. peter opened the pearly gates, and said: “run forrest, run.”


last night, joe and i met rachel and dave at harry and sons, a thai restaurant in the virginia highlands area of atlanta to surprise joe’s mom at their anniversary dinner. she was quite surprised, and it was funny because she thought their dad didn’t know about it. hehe.

it was a really nice evening. i had fantastic vegetable stir fry, joe’s mom had fish, and the rest shared plates of sushi. it was a lot of fun. after dinner, we walked down to ben and jerry’s for some ice cream. yum!


the four kids

lazy saturday

today has been such a nice day. i missed church because i overslept this morning and was still half-asleep when i finally rolled out of bed, partly because of my early wake-up yesterday morning and partly because i was up every few hours last night. sigh. i don’t remember the last time i slept through the night, and the constant waking up is really starting to affect me.

i spent the morning playing around on blogger, and then we packed up our new picnic basket and headed to the park. we were going to go to the georgia state dog championships, but ended up lounging on our blanket and reading.

after the park, we just drove around for a while and talked, and then headed home where i played around with my blog some more while joe and julius napped on the futon.

i just made some hot chocolate for us, and tonight our plans are to build a fire, order in chinese and watch horror movies. 🙂

wedding memories

we finally got our wedding keepsake box. we picked it up last weekend, and i was *so* excited to see it. my mom had told me it was beautiful, and it really is. the woman who makes it works in conjunction with the chapel where we were married. i’m glad they suggested her, because i was having trouble finding someone to preserve my bouquet. instead of just preserving my flowers, though, i added several other mementos from our wedding — our program, invitation, the glass joe broke and a yarmulke — and chose a box. they forgot to give her joe’s boutonniere, but i’m still happy with it. 🙂 we’ll probably hang it in the dining room as we don’t have much wall space in this tiny apartment.

have you ever?

i stole this from jen. bold the ones you have done.

01. bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. swam with wild dolphins
03. climbed a mountain
04. taken a ferrari for a test drive
05. been inside the great pyramid
06. held a tarantula
07. taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. said “i love you” and meant it
09. hugged a tree
10. bungee jumped
11. visited paris
12. watched a lightning storm at sea
13. stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. seen the northern lights
15. gone to a huge sports game
16. walked the stairs to the top of the leaning tower of pisa
17. grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. touched an iceberg
19. slept under the stars
20. changed a baby’s diaper
21. taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. watched a meteor shower
23. gotten drunk on champagne
24. given more than you can afford to charity
25. looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. had a food fight
28. bet on a winning horse
29. asked out a stranger
30. had a snowball fight
31. screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. held a lamb
33. seen a total eclipse
34. ridden a roller coaster
35. hit a home run
36. danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. adopted an accent for an entire day
38. actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. had two hard drives for your computer
40. visited all 50 states
41. taken care of someone who was drunk
42. had amazing friends
43. danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. watched whales
45. stolen a sign
46. backpacked in europe
47. taken a road-trip
48. gone rock climbing
49. midnight walk on the beach
50. gone sky diving
51. visited ireland
52. been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. in a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. visited japan
55. milked a cow
56. alphabetized your cds
57. pretended to be a superhero
58. sung karaoke
59. lounged around in bed all day
60. played touch football
61. gone scuba diving
62. kissed in the rain
63. played in the mud
64. played in the rain
65. gone to a drive-in theater
66. visited the great wall of china
67. started a business
68. fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. toured ancient sites
70. taken a martial arts class
71. played d&d for more than 6 hours straight
72. gotten married
73. been in a movie — extra for a movie shot in dalton.
74. crashed a party
75. gotten divorced
76. gone without food for 5 days
77. made cookies from scratch
78. won first prize in a costume contest
79. ridden a gondola in venice
80. gotten a tattoo
81. rafted the snake river
82. been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. gotten flowers for no reason
84. performed on stage
85. been to las vegas
86. recorded music
87. eaten shark
88. kissed on the first date
89. gone to thailand
90. bought a house
91. been in a combat zone
92. buried one/both of your parents
93. been on a cruise ship
94. spoken more than one language fluently
95. performed in rocky horror
96. raised children
97. followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. passed out cold — apparantly every night. 🙂
99. taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. walked the golden gate bridge — we drove over it.
102. sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. had plastic surgery
104. survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. wrote articles for a large publication
106. lost over 100 pounds
107. held someone while they were having a flashback
108. piloted an airplane
109. touched a stingray
110. broken someone’s heart
111. helped an animal give birth
112. won money on a t.v. game show
113. broken a bone
114. gone on an african photo safari
115. had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
119. had major surgery
120. had a snake as a pet
121. hiked to the bottom of the grand canyon — been there though!
122. slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. visited more foreign countries than u.s. states
124. visited all 7 continents
125. taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. katen kangaroo meat
127. eaten sushivegetarian sushi 🙂
128. had your picture in the newspaper
129. changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. gone back to school — planning on it
131. parasailed
132. touched a cockroach — ew!
133. eaten fried green tomatoes — yum
134. read The iliad – and the odyssey — good old ancient classics class
135. selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. skipped all your school reunions
138. communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. been elected to public office
140. written your own computer language
141. thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. built your own PC from parts
144. sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. had a booth at a street fair
146. dyed your hair
147. been a dj
148. shaved your head
149. caused a car accident
150. saved someone’s life

wow, there are so many things on here i want to do!