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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Five (or rather Ten) Things

The lovely Maggie of Mad Dream Design invited us to participate in the 5 Things game. We're so happy to play along and make some new blog friends :)

1. MJ loves the water but can't swim.
2. MJ's high school graduating class had only 15 students.
Fox Valley High School in Milton, Iowa. Class of 1998.
3. MJ believes that Ben and Jerry's Phish Food is the GREATEST ice cream in the world.
4. MJ's very first concert was seeing Barbara Mandrell when she was 4 years old.
5. In the past 10 months, both Kat and MJ have both changed careers in order to focus on more authentic pursuits. This may not be news but it's incredibly important.

6. Kat and MJ are both the babies of the their families.  Kat was born in 1980 - her brother was born in 1969 and her sisters in 1968 and 1966.  This sounds impressive until you find out that MJ was born in 1979 and has four brothers born in 1964, 1962 1960, and 1958!!  High five!
7. Kat has a penchant for having her picture taken in wooden cutouts.  Many of them are available on vacations to the Gulf Coast, particularly in Port Aransas, Texas.
8. Kat loves 80s hair metal.  When I was in kindergarten in '86, my big brother was a senior in high school, and because he is the coolest person on the planet, I liked about everything he likes.  This includes, but is not limited to, Iron Maiden, RATT, Poison, Warrant, White Snake, Cinderella, Dokken, and Slaughter.  In the summer of 2010, I got to see Iron Maiden (picture above) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.  My brother saw them on the same tour where he lives in Japan, so it was kinda like we actually got to go to a show together!

9. Kat was raised on the farm in Northeast Iowa that has been in the Hrdina family since the 1880s. In fact, the new kitchen addition went up in 1911.  This is a sunrise looking over the front yard, taken in June of 2011 (one hundred year anniversary of the kitchen addition!).  And said big brother is pictured holding me for the very first time in our living room in 1980.  In case you are wondering, that same wallpaper is still up today.
10. Kat loves to drive.  19 times out of 20, I'm happier driving than riding.  My favorite thing to drive is my 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4, and my second favorite is pictured here - MJ's Monte Carlo.  I'm a restless passenger and I get nauseous if I try to read on the road.  If I'm driving, though, I'm calm.  My mind can rest and I just concentrate on the road and the scenery (for the most part).  I'm sure that may be different if I had to live my life on the road...but I'm still considering becoming a truck driver when I grow up...

1 comment:

  1. Wow! so fun! I love the water too, MJ. And Kat, how cool to grow up on a farm...what a gorgeous sunset. Thank you for playing and sharing!!! xo Maddie