Thursday, March 18, 2010

Steroids, Dust, & Kenny Chesney

Today I am participating in Mama M.'s Five Question Friday for the first time. Head on over to Five Crooked Halos to read more responses to 5QF, then join in yourself!



My Little Life



  1. Have you ever had a celeb sighting?
    • When I was a senior in high school, Kenny Chesney came into the department store where a friend and I were working as fragrance models for the weekend. He had on sunglasses, a hat, sweatshirt, and gym shorts. In other words, we didn't recognize him; even though we were going to his concert that night. Oops. He came up to the counter with his little entourage, which just looked like a group of average guys. We were telling them about the fragrance, of course they were flirting a bit: typical charmers. =) All we cared about was selling the stuff, so we flirted back then offered them some samples. When I asked about how many they needed, one of them responded, "Counting the band and crew, probably about 13." I was bent over getting the samples out of the drawer, and my friend was tapping me and nudging me with her knee whispering, "That's Kenny Chesney. That's Kenny Chesney!" Sure was and we didn't have a camera to prove it to everyone else that was going with us that night. So what do we do: literally run down to the Target and buy one - but wait! As we were leaving to do that, one of the regular saleswomen told us that she probably had what we needed. She pulled out a Tommy Hilfiger disposable camera from an old men's fragrance gift set underneath her register. When they came back through on their way out, we asked if we could get some pictures with them, and of course, they obliged. We all headed outside and took photos in front of the shrubbery - the camera didn't have a flash. By the way, Kenny came up to my shoulder: it was Bethany and her pet Kenny.
  2. At what temperature do you keep your house?
    • It definitely varies. Before I was on Prednisone, I was pregnant. Interpretation: it's been quite chilly in here for about a year. My body temperature is way higher on the Prednisone than when I was preggers. Even in this 40 degree weather, it was still around 65 in here. 
    • Funny story - well, it's funny now, barely - but it wasn't then. The first night that I moved back up to the Transplant Unit from ICU after surgery, they started the iv steroids. I had severe shakes and the hot flashes of a lifetime. I felt like I was on fire and started to panic because I couldn't breath. Enter SuperNurse! Dace had been my nurse on and off throughout my two month stay, and he was my nurse that night. He found a high-powered tabletop fan and sat it on my food table/tray and aimed it right on me. Then, he went and filled up some Ziplocs with ice and put them in the palms of my hands, and that's how I slept. Did I ever get cold? Nope. At the time, I probably would have been annoyed, but now I wish I had a picture of how "rigged-up" I looked that night. I felt like a human sacrifice. Knowing that I couldn't get up and run if I to, freaked me out as well. I know, but it's crazy the stuff you think about when you spend that much time in a bed. That would have been hilasterous: me...scooting down the hall for more ice...3 stomach tubes, 2 sets of pacing wires, a catheter box-thing (TMI, I know), and a dangling PICC line, in tow.
  3. Do you notice dust at other peoples' homes?
    • Rarely, it would have to be really bad. I am the one with the dust problem: it's a daily battle that I cannot figure out, especially without any pets inside anymore.
  4. What's the worst job you ever had?
    • Honestly, I can say that I have never had a bad job. The most boring had to be when I worked as a trade-out a gym three hours a week: longest three hours of my life.
  5. What is your most sentimental possession?
    • Oh my, this is very difficult. I keep everything that is even slightly tied to a memory. I have several sentimental items, but probably now the most precious is the locket Zac gave me for my birthday when I was in New Orleans. Read about it here.
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38 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!!! I am a New Follower!!!

    Sarah

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  2. Wow, I'm jealous you've never had a bad job. Wish I could say the same. :0)

    Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow and so glad you joined in this week! I am a follower. I hope you will grab the sponsor's button for this week too. :0)

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  3. Hope you have a fantastic Friday.

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  4. I came over from SITS because your post title just jumped out at me. Your blog is very interesting, I can't wait to come back and read some more!

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  6. Following you from the Friday Follow!!

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  7. nice to learn a little about you.

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  9. HAPPY FF!!!
    I am a new follower!
    Have a great day!
    B

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  10. I like your attitude about your jobs! off to read abut the locket!

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  11. Happy Friday!

    Kel
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  12. Stopping by from Friday Follow - so glad I found you! Now following so I can get to know you better. Stop by Blackberry Jam Cafe for another chance to win Bea's Gift Basket Give Away!
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  16. Stopping by from "Friday Follow".
    Last week I stopped by over 100 blogs!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. New follower from FF. Hope you're having a great Friday!!

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  18. Here from Friday Follow. Now following you! Love the blog!

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  19. Fellow Friday Follower. Blessings!

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  20. Hi! Following from Friday Follow :)

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  21. Of course Kenny Chesney just casually goes to the mall for fragrances... sigh I love him just a little bit more now! hehe

    Stopping by from SITS

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  22. I found your blog through Friday Follow! Have a wonderful week-end!

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  23. Following you from friday follows,
    come visit me!

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  24. Hello from one Bethany to another! You have some great stories here!

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  25. Stopping by from "Friday Follow".

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  26. Happy FF!! I'm your newest follower!

    Have a great weekend!


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  27. You've got a new follower from Friday Follow!

    Have an awesome weekend.

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  28. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    I too am jealous you've never had a bad job, I've had more than my fair share!

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  29. New Follower here. I'll be back soon to look around.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
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  30. Stopping by SITS. Happy Saturday Sharefest. I read a bit of your "story". It is an amazing journey you seem to be on.
    I'mma following! ;o)

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  31. Good morning! I had to come and see you - hey, number 1 on SITS Saturday! And it looks like your blog is both beautiful and entertaining.

    I'll be back! Saturday errands await!

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  32. What an exciting story! I've been this...close to Naomi Judd. I have the drummer of Journey's Bandana (which my sons keep trying to steal). Charlie Pride walked by me at the airport. However, your story is definitely totally the best!

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  33. Wow, you never had a job! I wish I had your luck. My worst one was working as a busboy.

    We are your new friday followers.

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  34. Hey lady! Happy SITS Saturday sharefest...love your blog, I am following now. Can't wait to read more of your story, heart transplant at your young age...wow. Looking forward to getting to know you!

    http://thepursuitofmommyness.com/

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  35. a girl in a gorilla suit3/20/10, 2:15 PM

    stopping to say hi from SITS. love your blog layout. super cute!!!

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  36. My house is always 75 degrees. I chill easily.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

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  37. the sentimental posession thing really got me riled up! What is it?! I could go with the obvious and say kids and husband but I think you're looking for a material thing! Oh dear, I'm rubbish! Ok, err, my grandma's wafer measure. A weird contraption, my grandma is 94 and she used it to measure the amount of ice cream between a wafer when she ran a grocer's store. Beautiful, practical and interesting. Just like my grandma.
    Thanks for a great post!

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  38. Stopping by from Friday Follow I'm you newest follower and hope you'll visit me soon at http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com and I also blog at http://yesidohair.blogspot.com
    Have a great weekend.

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