Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1980 - The Year I Was Born

So I was born on July 02, 1980! Per our bloggin' challenge over at, I am listing some fun facts from the year I was born. I know there is a lot, but I wanted to include anything I might like to put on a future LO!

President: Jimmy Carter
Vice President: Walter Mondale

Billboard Top 10:
1. Call Me – Blondie
2. Fame – Irene Cara
3. Working My Way Back To You – Spinners
4. Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.
5. Little Jeannie – Elton John
6. Upside Down – Diana Ross
7. He’s So Shy – Pointer Sisters
8. Please Don’t Go – KC & The Sunshine Band
9. Do That To Me One More Time – Captain & Tennille
10. Take You Time (Do It Right) Part 1 – The S.O.S. Band

Grammy Awards (held 2/27/1980):
Record Of The Year: “What a Fool Believes” The Doobie Brothers
Album of the Year: 52nd Street – Billy Joel
Song Of The Year: “What a Fool Beliefs” The Doobie Brothers
Best New Artist: Rickie Lee Jones
Best Recording For Children: Jim Henson and Paul Williams The Muppets
Best Comedy Recording: Robin Williams, Reality… What a Concept
Best Female Country Vocal: “Blue Kentucky Girl” Emmylou Harris
Best Male Country Vocal: “The Gambler” Kenny Rogers
Best Duo/Band Country Vocal: “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” The Charlie Daniels Band
Best Country Song: “You Decorated My Life” Kenny Rogers
Best Disco Song: “I Will Survie” Gloria Gaynor
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” Dionne Warwick (I love her!)
Best Male Rock Vocal: “Gotta Serve Somebody” Bob Dylan
Best Band/Duo Rock Vocal: “Heartache Tonight” by The Eagles

Top Grossing Movies:
Nine To Five
Superman II
Stir Crazy
Any Which Way You Can
Ordinary People
Urban Cowboy
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Dressed To Kill

Favorite TV Shows:
60 Minutes
Three’s Company
The Jeffersons
The Dukes of Hazzard
That’s Incredible
One Day At A Time
Archie Bunker’s Place
Eight is Enough
House Calls
Real People
Happy Days
Little House on the Prairie
Charlie’s Angels
Trapper John, M.D.

• Nigel Short(14)is the youngest chess player awarded degree of International Master.
• Pittsburgh Steelers become the first NFL franchise to win 4 Super Bowls.
• Riot at the New Mexico State Penitentiary.
• US Olympic Hockey Team defeats the Soviet Union in the semifinals.
• Voyager 1 confirms the existence of Janus, a moon of Saturn.
• Pierre Trudeau returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
• The first rock music festival kicks off in the Soviet Uniton.
• United States boycotts the Summer Olympics in Moscow.
• The Georgia Guidestones are erected in Elbert County, Georgia.
• New York City’s Transport Works Union Local goes on strike.
• U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Iran.
• Spain and the UK reopen the border between Gibraltar and Spain.
• Iron Maiden’s debut self-titled album Iron Maiden is released.
• Race riots occur for three days after a court in Miama acquits 4 white officers of killing Arthur McDuffie.
• Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington.
• Voters in Quebec reject by a vote of 60% a proposal to seek independence from Canada.
• Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is released.
• Pac Man (best selling arcade game of all time) is released.
• In South Korea, military government forces and pro-democracy protestors clash; 2,000 protestors die.
• CNN is officially launched.
• A series of deadly tornadoes strike Grand Island, Nebraska.
• Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771, requiring 19 & 20 year old males to register for a peacetime military draft.
• AC/DC releases Back in Black. (I love this album!)
• In Australia baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Ayers Rock, reportedly taken by a dingo.
• Ordinary People a movie directed by Robert Redfort premieres.
• Iran-Iraq war is initiated.
• Six IRA prisoners refuse food and demand status as political prisoners.
• A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV occurs.
• Millions of viewers tune into Dallas to learn “Who Shot J.R?”
• John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman.
• United States experiences a 1980’s heat wave.
• Victoria Australia decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.
• Teen Line is founded in Los Angeles, California.
• Reagan wins the presidential election by a landslide against Jimmy Carter and John B. Anderson.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Our latest Blogging Challenge is to blog about decisions made that turned out well. This may sound wierd, but I think that every decision I have ever made turned out well. Maybe they didn't seem like blessings, but they have lead me to this point in my life and right here is exactly where I want to be.

There have been a few stand out decisions.

My decision to join the US Army after high school. It was a great decision. I enjoyed my time in the service, and I am proud of all the things that I did. I feel cool when I think of all the great things I got to do. Driving big vehicles, shooting big guns, camping with few necessities, 12 mile ruck marches, 6 mile runs, travelling to Korea, meeting new people, working in communication security and in satellite operations, the list just goes on and on. I made some great friends and experienced really cool things. I have confidence in my toughness, because of it. I got money for college (that will soon run out, lol). I am a firm believer in the fact that I think people should do military service. It will enable them to grow up, and it will make them more proud of the country that they serve.

My decision to go back to school. This was a hard one for me. I don't really like change, and it was hard to actually get my foot in the door. But I am there, and I am glad for it. I will have completed an Associate in Science degree this spring, and I am going on to two years in medical laboratory technology. Fun stuff.

My decision to move back to western north carolina. I don't think I would have met my sweet, sweet hubby and where would I be without this wonderful man?

My decision to have my son. I know this sounds wierd. And I am not talking about having a child versus abortion or any other deep subject. I am talking about the decision I made when I found out I was pregnant. He was a surprise, but I decided that I would have this wonderful baby and that I would be the best mother that I could possibly be. I think that I have done a really good job so far, and because I made these choices I don't see my child as a sacrifice, or something like that. I see too many people decide to have children, but never make the decision to be a great parent. They just had their kids and pawn them off on others or ignore them completely. Which, when a person makes a decision to not have kids (like one of my friends at work), I think that others should mind their own business. If a person is mature enough to realize that they are too selfish a person or that they do not want to be responsible for another human being in that way, kudos to them. At least they figured it out before they started making babies. Instead of later.

My decision to be in it for the long haul with my sweetie. It's hard to explain, because technically Trey and I aren't married. It's not that we don't want to be married, but we don't have the money to have the wedding we (I) want, so we are holding off. Regardless of the legal documentation, we are both in this relationship for the long haul. We've been together four years now, and our relationship is still as great as ever. We have made our vows to each other, and I am glad that I have someone to spend the rest of my life with. Not only that, but I have a great someone. He is a good father, a moral and ethical guy, smart, kind, sweet, gentle, loving, funny, a good cook, and he cleans house. Seriously I am a spoiled baby, lol.

I think those are most of the more important decisions I have made thus far.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Am A Banana Split!

I am a Banana Split!

Fruity, flavorful, and diverse.
Who can beat a true superstar?

I think this is definitely me. I am clearly fruity and diverse. I'm probably too flavorful, lol!

Monday, April 6, 2009

A-Zs of Margy

Part of our Blogging challenge @

A - Army
B - beverage server, bright, brash, baby
C - crafty, cheerful, chubby, clumsy, crabby, crazy
D - daughter, dramatic, dysfunctional
E - energetic, educated, erratic
F - funny, fabulous, forgetful, fortunate, friendly
G - girl, good, goofy, grumpy, gullible
H - home, honest, happy, honorable, hysterical
I - interesting, internet addict, intelligent, imperfect, industrious
J - jokester, joyous,
K - kind-hearted, knowledgeable,
L - loving, loyal, lazy, likeable, literate, lively
M - mommy; money, spender of; macabre; materialistic; mature
N - naive, nostalgic, noisy
O - odd, optimistic, obscene, observant, obsolete, outgoing
P - poet, photographer, peaceful, petite, phobic, political, pretty
Q - quarrelsome, quixotic, quick
R -reader, rebel, romantic, rural
S - southerner, sister, scrapbooker, student, shy, sassy, strange, sincere, spicy
T - tomboy, tree hugger, Twilight fanatic, tacky, talented, testy, tough
U - unique, unusual, upbeat
V - volatile, vulgar, vivacious
W - wife, wierd, warm, wacky, wise, wasteful
X - x-rated
Y - youthful
Z - zany, zealous

Books, Books, and Books.

So, this will probably be a long post, because I have not posted anything real in a while. I have been on a big reading kick these past few weeks, and I haven't been able to tear myself away from books long enough to do anything else. It started on Spring Break last week, I was exceptionally bored and I saw Twilight at Walmart. I picked it up. I had put off reading it, mostly because I hate mainstream, and I was tired of hearing about it at work.

It was shocking, lol. I loved it. I read the first one in one day, and then I called my sister in law and asked to borrow the others. Between Sunday and Tuesday during Spring Break I read all four books, and then I read them again. It really was an obsession and Trey was kind enough to put up with me during it. I also watched the movie, but honestly I didn't enjoy it that much. There was too much missing from the books, but it did grow on me, and I do like it now.

So that is where my life has been for the last couple of weeks. Obsessed with Twilight. I finally gave the books back to my sister in law, because it was quite literally ruining my life. I could accomplish nothing.

A couple days ago I started reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I have had the book for many years, but every time I started it, I put it back down. I really just couldn't get into it. Possibly because it was such a different time, and some of the women in that book were just so idiotic, I literally wanted to punch them in the face. So I forced myself to read it. I really enjoyed it. I started getting into it about halfway through the book, and I was pleasantly surprised. It also had a great ending. Some of the parts were long and annoying, but I think that is because historical books can be hard to relate to.

So if ya'll have any other reading suggestions let me know!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My Quiz!

Your Word is "Love"
You see life as possibility to form deep connections with a few people.
Relationships are the center of your world, and you always take time to bond with those you love.

You are caring and giving. You enjoy helping those you love.
And when it comes to romantic love, you feel passionately ... even in a very long term relationship.
Yay! I am so happy that I took this quiz. (Thanks Tali). I really feel that the word and the definition really do fit me. I know that I am a combination of many words that I have seen from this quiz, fearless, and think, included. But I really do live for the ones that I love!!!!!