Monday, May 14, 2007

I'm it!

Craver tagged me with a game, and I'm breaking the rules. Without actually posting the rules of the game (which is against the rules) or tagging anyone else (Who’s left? Serioulsy. How many blogs do you people read? We can’t go on tagging one another forever, can we?), here are my 8 random things about me:


1. I hated going to the zoo as a child. Seeing the animals living outside of their natural habitats and in cages made me sad.

2. Back in my men are scum days, I decided to pursue a relationship with my now-husband because of his coffee pot.

3. I once got lost in Poland. A girlfriend and I kept getting on the wrong bus and getting further and further away from where we were supposed to be. Between us, we spoke about 12 words of Polish. It is only by God’s grace that we didn’t end up like this woman!

4. I’m really short. Only four feet, eleven inches.

5. After 6 weeks of complete hospital bedrest carrying my twins, I haven’t missed a shower since! That’s right. Every single day of the noisy boys’ lives, I’ve had a shower.

6. I drink too much coffee.

7. Once, on a mission trip to eastern Europe, I got completely sloshed. I was trying to be polite and kept drinking the strong Russian vodka my hosts poured for me, so they kept pouring more. By the time I left to meet my team for an evening of street evangelism, I was too drunk to speak clearly.

8. I started this blog as a fluke. If I had known how much I would enjoy blogging, I never would have chosen the name Llama Momma!

20 comments:

spaghettipie said...

Okay, that was very insightful...and hilarious. I love the drunken street ministry the best...

And I'm glad to know I'm taller than someone...I've got one inch on ya!

Craver Vii said...

I would have guessed that Spaghettipie was taller. But I guess she doesn't count the spikey hair.

"Llama Momma" is such a cool name. I wonder if any of the other names could have been as good.

Llama Momma said...

SP -- Yeah, the street ministry thing was pretty funny. Though not nearly as funny as my first host "family," which happened to be a single guy who thought it would be fun to "sign up" to have a single gal stay at his place. :-0 Oh, yeah. Me, running through the streets of Warsaw and away from the random pervert guy...that was fun. And then the drinking thing. That was quite a missions trip. :-)

Craver -- So you like Llama Momma? I'm always emberassed to tell people my blog address: Llama Momma. How can you possibly take a 4'11" woman who calls herself the Llama Momma seriously???

HALFMOM said...

Trust me LM, we even take Craver seriously - so 4'11" is nothing.

Thanks for your kind comment - I've enjoyed reading your blog - helps me remember the days back when there were fingers reaching under the bathroom door (where I hid to have quiet time sitting on the floor in front of the toilet) saying, "mommy, are you in there?"

Llama Momma said...

halfmom -- you take Craver seriously? ;-)

Quiet times in the bathroom! I'll have to give that a try.

HALFMOM said...

yeh, the toilet - closed of course - can make a great little table - and if you take one of those pillows with arms and another pillow to sit on and a blankey - well, you get the picture - there were four of them, so it was quite a few years.

Sometimes I have to take Craver seriously - requirement of friendship

23 degrees said...

I would like to hear more about the coffee pot pursuit.

Too much coffee...impossible!

You seem much taller in person. But it could be that all of your tattoos visually elongate you.

Best tag I've read, LM.

spaghettipie said...

someone takes Craver seriously?

Llama Momma said...

23 - The coffee pot. First date was a casual, quick one-hour work lunch. Didn't go so well. Then he invited me over to his apartment for breakfast with some other people at church (I was new there). Very intriguing, so I went. I showed up and he's cooking this great breakfast and serves me the Perfect Cup of Coffee. Wow. A bachelor that cooks. Plus, he has friends! These are all good signs. Then I notice--nobody else is drinnking coffee. I ask about this. "Oh," he says, "I don't drink coffee." And then I know: this is a very thoughtful man. He owns a coffeepot even though he doesn't drink coffee, plus he can MAKE good coffee. And so I give this guy a chance because I don't think I had ever met a truly thoughtful man before.

Oh, and y'all know he's KIDDING about the tattoos, right? ;-)

Craver Vii said...

I'm just so amazed about that woman who got lost for 25 years!!!!

Oh, and if your husband can make good coffee, but doesn't drink any, how do you know he's really human and not an alien spy giving information to a species that wants to take over our planet or use us for experiments, ...or FOOD!!!

Yeah, he goes away for "work-related" trips. How far away, really? I meeean, which galaxy? Huh? Huh? Ask him if he desires to serve people. If he says yes, then he MUST be an alien, and he means serving them on a plate... for dinner. AAAAAAAhhh!!!

Llama Momma said...

You've got a point, Craver. There are many days when I'm convinced my husband IS from another planet. (And I'm sure he feels the same about me!) Your comment provided the best laugh of my morning!! (Well, that and my noisy boys running around shouting, "You're a ninja poop!" after watching Bibleman. The bad guy in the episode called someone a nincompoop, a term they were unfamiliar with. Until today. Thank you, Bibleman. :-)

Isn't that story about the Lost lady amazing?? Can you even imagine??

Llama Momma said...

and, Halfmom, I just have to say...your bathroom must have been much cleaner than mine!! I would NOT want to put my pillow on that floor...

Mallory said...

Ninja poop! lol I love the story about not wanting to offend anyone and accepting drinks--drunken evangelism! Hey, you could be onto something there. Might be extremely popular! I think Llama Momma is a great name too. It reminds me of that kids' book, "Is Your Mama A Llama?" Also I thought of a guru, like that you were the Dali Lama of moms or something.

L.L. Barkat said...

Hey, that coffee thing sounds like my spouse! He doesn't drink coffee either, but he always makes it for overnight guests. (The real deal? I think they like the smell of the coffee!)

Charity Singleton said...

Hysterical! You and all these comments. I think a 4'11" Llama Momma is perfect. I do LOVE the name.

And the Russian vodka story is great. Maybe that could be a new meme: name five crazy things you've done for the sake of evangelism!

Llama Momma said...

mallory - thanks for stopping by! Yes, the noisy boys are enamored by all things poop, so NINJA poop, well, that's right up their alley!!

LL - my husband jokes now that if he had known as a single guy that all he needed to do to find a mate is buy a $10 coffee pot, he would have done it years before! ;-)

And now all of us coffee addicts know we'll be okay if we spend the weekend with LL. Thanks to Mr. LL!

Llama Momma said...

Charity -- What a fun list THAT would be! I don't think I did much evangelism that night...my team leader was pretty grumpy, actually. :-)

Ted Gossard said...

My wife Deb is 4'11" as well, and I drink too much coffee. Good one about the Russian vodka. I heard a guy talk about how much they drink in a nearby country. Alot during their meals as I recall.

Sincerely Anna said...

I love the name Llama Momma...definitely stands out and that's always good! I also adore your header and the color green you chose.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today and directing me here!

Llama Momma said...

Hi Anna!

Thanks for stopping by! Yeah, llama momma has grown on me, I suppose. I could never change it now!

Thanks for stopping by!