I guess I’m it …

Four jobs you’ve had in your life:

1. Head pooper scooper, kennel cleaner and after-hours vet assistant for my Dad, Dr. Hall, at the Kenmore Animal Hospital
2. On-call Veggie Prep at the BYU cafeteria. The only thing worse than a job that starts at 4 a.m. is a job that can call you at 3 a.m. and ask you to come in at 4 a.m.!  Suffice it to say I didn’t last very long washing lettuce, slicing pineapple, coring apples or chopping onions – the whole experience made me cry!
3. Student Coordinator for Elderhostel at BYU. Now we’re talkin — I got to drive a university van back and forth between Salt Lake City and Provo and up and back between campus and Sundance or Heber City and I got to coordinate events for the nicest and most gracious senior citizens visiting campus to take college classes – I loved this job!
4. Exercise Specialist in the cardiac rehab program at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, IL.  This was my job when Geof was in medical school. I checked patients in and out, kept them motivated while exercising and shaved more hairy chests than I care to recount. I would prep all the old guys for stress tests.

Four movies you would watch over and over:

1. The original Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn
2. Pride and Prejudice – all five hours!
3. Sound of Music
4. Matt Damon in either of those Bourne movies!

Four places you have lived:

1. Bothell, Washington
2. Heidleburg, West Germany
3. Forest Park, IL
4. Lewiston, ID

Four TV shows you love to watch:

I don’t watch T.V.  Sometimes I wish I could, but I have a hard time sitting down and it’s mostly so stupid stuff, and I get really bugged. I do wish I would remember to watch Oprah and I do sometimes watch the marvelous home makeover show – now that’s good stuff. OH .. I am totally watching the new Real Simple PBS show!!!!

Four places you have been on vacation:

1. The Hoe rainforest in the Olympic National Park – have to see it to believe it.
2. Kauai, Hawaii – want to go back very soon.
3. SeaWorld – there is just something exceptionally cool about killer whales that do tricks.
4. South Africa – Thanks to Louise Eichner and the Scrapbook Trading Co.

Four websites you visit daily:

1. Big Picture Scrapbooking [duh]
2. Google
I think right now those are the only two I can honestly say I go to every single day. I love finding new sites and just wandering around online — I do that everyday!

Four of your favorite foods:

1. Grape Nuts warm and double [this means warmed in the microwave with a double shot of vanilla creamer]
2. Birschimuesli – German oatmeal and fruit breakfast
3. brownies – they count as food right?
4. milk – I really miss milk when I travel. I like cold cereal with milk and I like brownies with milk.
You know, this was hard. I just decided I don’t really like food all that much. It’s such an interruption. I hate that I get hungry and have to stop doing something fun to eat. I suppose I’m weird. I wish except for Sunday dinner and Thanksgiving, we could just pop an energy pill a couple of times a day. I’m really into those Naked protein and fruit drinks lately and I like Kirkland brand chocolate shakes too. I do love fresh fruit and veggies – especially raspberries and asparagus!  Oh, and I like fresh salmon on the grill and a really good baked potato and Fish and Chips, at Ivars.

Four places you would rather be right now:

I just want to stay home and take a nap.

Four bloggers you are tagging:

Debi Boler
Jody Ferlaak
Becky Thompson

Thanks for keeping me up so darn late Ali —


  1. I love these kind of lists… helps to get to know a person better! :-)

  2. Wow Stacy,
    I knew we had a lot in common, I just didn’t know how much until I read this post. I live in Bothell, right now. I was a student coordinator at the University of Washington. I love brownies and milk. (I think that is one of my favorite snacks/dessert). I love Maui and want to go back to Hawaii soon. Love the rain forest too in Washington. Isn’t it incredible. Ivar’s fish and chips is the bomb……. I sometimes feel the same way about eating. Sometimes I get going when I am out and about and realize I have not eaten in 6 hours…… and yes Matt Damon is hot! I bet you like Heath Leager too! Stay cool Stacy. Lookinf forward to your creative class. Got my notebook and supplies all ready. Couldn’t find the Russell and Hazel locally around here all the paper zones where out of them so I settled with the MO brand. I like it and it will work. I am planning on going to CKU in May so I will chat with you then.

  3. Oh, and did I mention that, in addition to an asparagus patch, we have red and golden raspberries in the back yard????

  4. LOve Ivar’s – a northwest favorite :) I’ve even lived in your #4 spot.

  5. LOve Ivar’s – a northwest favorite :) I’ve even lived in your #4 spot.

  6. Ha! My incredibly hot husband & I were just talking about eating the other day, and how it IS such a pain! Even if we only had to eat once a day it would be better than interupting whatever it is I’m in the middle of three separate times. Anywho – just found it funny that you mentioned it also.
    And props to you on the no TV watching. I’m trying to wean myself off. It IS such a waste of time.
    Okay, so while I’m blabbering on, that you so much for “The Big Picture”. I LOVE that book. It has forever changed the way I scrapbook. Very inspiring.

  7. Ah, TV. Gordon B. Hinckley said once that we are wasting a great deal of our lives watching “inane television shows”. And it’s so true! I find myself irritated with it lately. I’d much rather be doing something myself than watching something (fake and usually stupid) be done.
    I am loving your blog, Stacy!

  8. Fun info, Stacy! I didn’t know you ever lived in Lewiston… I grew up in Grangeville and went back there for two years to teach before moving to Spokane.
    I’m looking forward to meeting you at Gina’s retreat on the 20th! :)

  9. Imagine my delight at seeing Heidelberg on your list!! I lived there many years, in elementary school, back in for 6 years in the early 80′s and then again from 90-93. I loved living in Germany, the pace of life is so nice. I actually lived in Leimen and Sandhausen…
    When were you there?

  10. Hee hee! I am SOOO laughing at that hairy chest comment!!

  11. No TV?. . . that STARTS to explain how you accomplish everything you do!

  12. Thanks for the tag, Stacy – almost like you knew I’d be up late anyway! LOL Answered the questions on today’s blog post.
    Now I believe I have some work to do…or sleep. Whichever comes first. :)

  13. Okay, I’m so intrigued that PBS has a Real Simple show. YOu mean like the magazine? I will definitely have to check that out.
    Love your list and getting to know you better.
    (still waiting for my backordered Big Picture book to arrive, sniff sniff)

  14. Denise Erickson says:

    OMG I was totally excited to see that you lived in Heidelberg as well as Melissa! My dad was stationed there in 1970-1973. We only stayed for 2 years 70-72. I went to 6th and 7th grade.
    I have to check out the show on PBS…never heard of it.

  15. Thanks for the tag – it’s much less painful playing tag this way than it was on the playground.
    Fun questions – and fun getting to know you better.
    Have a great weekend, Stacy!

  16. Mrs. Julian,
    I am a DESPERATE SCRAPPER. To get the whole story you gotta read MY blog http://suzannebalvanz.blogspot.com/
    I can’t find a single retailer, online or locally, who has your book in stock…..can you PLEASE do an entry listing some e-tailers that you KNOW have it? I am just heartbroken from not having it. I tried ordering it TWICE directly from SS, only to have them cancel my order BOTH times…I am heartsick….have pity on me….
    SB in VA

  17. A Real Simple show? How cool is that? See, I DO learn useful stuff by checking the internet each day! (See, that would put ME at four shows I watch, because right now I only watch Alias – currently on hiatus, 24 – currently on hiatus but BACK TOMORROW, and Neat.)
    Well, I guess I better go feed breakfast to the kiddos. I’m tired from my MOMs club 80′s party last night where (sadly), I was the “old person” on our team, having graduated college in the 80′s, but (happily) my team didn’t recognize that I was an 80′s girl and whined “Hey, we need an OLD PERSON on our team, too.” Yikes!

  18. Stacy… I’m a day (and a dollar short! haha) but I see you’ve tagged me! Thank you… these are fun, aren’t they? And, I’m sooooooooooooooo with you on no TV… no time and (mostly!) no desire! :) And, I can’t wait to start class tonight after I get home from work!

  19. So fun to read, Stacy!! ;) Amen on Pride & Prejudice–starting watching it *again* yesterday. LOVE it. And yes, all five hours. ;)

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