5.11.2012

I've got 99 problems but a B ain't one...

Happy Friday friends. Any plans for the weekend? Mother's Day plans perhaps? 


Anyway, I have seen this "99 things" going around the interwebs lately, and decided to jump on the wagon. The rules are to bold out what you have done. Ready, set, go!


ps. the formatting is all effed up for some reason. What is it with Blogger messing everything up when you copy and paste? Anyway, you can still make out the have/have-nots...


1. Started your own blog 
want to see my first ever post? Click here. Beware.
2. Slept under the stars
on a trampline, last year.
3. Played in a band
does 6th grade band class count? Hey, I was first chair.
4. Visited Hawaii
and you can read all about it here if you want
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
Does the I.R.S. count as charity?
7. Been to Disneyland 
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
not only do we have snakes, but we have other nasty creatures also
10. Sang a solo
omg, at church camp one year. I was so bad a bat came flying out from the ceiling. swear.
11. Bungee jumped ~ but it's on my list!
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
sheeewwwwwt. I can cage dance like a BOSS. Talk about an art form...
15. Adopted a child
my husband. but I didn't ask for him.
16. Had food poisoning
in Las Vegas. It was HORRIBLE. And no one believed me because I had been drinking a lot the night before, but trust me when I say, I know the difference between a hangover and food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train
to San Jose, California, with my grandma and kindergarten best friend (we were about 14)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
when I lived and worked at Mt. Hood, OR, it was common practice to pick up hitchhiking snowboarders.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
once! And only once! The entire two years I worked at the country club, I only called in sick ONCE.
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
sunset only. no way would I get up early enough to see a sunrise.
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
you can read about it here
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
Missouri!
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
I've had two babies. you are forced to learn baby talk.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied ~ Serious? Is this even possible?!
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing 
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
eff yes! Joan Jett's "I love Rock n Roll!"
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
I pay for strangers' orders behind me in the Starbucks drive-thru line, does that count?
44. Visited Africa ~ An African Safari is in my future!
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance
but it wasn't me who was hurt. It was my friend, who was coupled over with stomach pains. She thought her appendix burst but it turned out to be major constipation. Name withheld to protect the embarrassed. 
47. Had your portrait painted
I wish I could find it and show you. It looked nothing like me!
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie 
do homemade movies count?
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
It's all about learning how to be A BOSS.
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
amazing. you can read about it here.
63. Got flowers for no reason ~ I hate flowers. seriously.
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving ~ on the list also!
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check
hangs head in shame
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
well I put it in my mouth and chewed it. then I spit it out. #nasty
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
I mean, I had just met him five minutes prior, so I guess he wasn't a complete stranger...
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
I wish! Still waiting for my turn at jury duty!
91. Met someone famous
you can read about it here
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
you can see them all here
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone ~ what's a cell phone? 
99. Been stung by a bee

And there you have it. 99 things you never wanted to know about me. 

Before I go, let me leave you with what I have been accosted with lately. My 4-year has his end of school recital coming up, and his teacher gave us all CD's with the songs that they will be singing on them.

Apparently, we're supposed to listen to the CD whenever possible, to get them ready for their recital in a few weeks.

Which means no more Eminem and Jay-Z bustin' out my speakers.

Nope, I get to listen to sweet little kid songs. #momproblems

Can't I hire someone else to do this??


And ya'll wonder why I drink so much.

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ps. the winner of the Kiki La'Rue/mineral makeup giveaway is Kelly B.! Congrats! I will be contacting you via email shortly.

26 comments

  1. OMG!! You are too much! HAHAHA! I love it!! What program do you use to splice your vids? I SO need to get on the vlog train! You and Tay have way too much fun!! Jumping on the 99 bandwagon too! Boo-yah! Happy Weekend lovely!! XOXO

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  2. HILARIOUS. Love the glare you're getting in the backseat..haha!

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  3. the video is blocked at work!! which means i have to watch it on my celly...DANGITT work...ravens video is not pornographic!!

    33. YES! please come. You will LOVE IT! Then we can get drunk and swim in the rapids..haha keeeeding!

    can you please sell girlscout cookies? and wear the little skirt and sash? That would be adorable.

    87. i think thats so effing amazing. I'm getting the image of my head of you ripping apart a deer on your kitchen counter while biting into bones and blood is dripping down your face HAHAH i am dying right now by myself at work

    LOVED this
    xoxox

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  4. Fun list...my favorite though, adopting a child...child being your husband. That made me giggle...alot.

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  5. Please tell me you made that whole vid WHILE you were driving?? So talented you are..

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  6. The IRS definitely counts as charity.

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  7. happy friday Raven dear!!! I have seen this 99 things everywhere but you OFFICIALLY have the most things bolded out! ha, you live a full life!

    I wish I could see the video but my work blocks such things so I'm not sure what you're listening to- boo!

    happy Friday!

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  8. only you would sit in your driveway playing kid tunes and being absolutely ridiculous while your child makes obscene noises in the background.

    i died of laughter.

    come drive over to my house por favor.

    and make sure you bring the best booze in town.....

    bud light lime.

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  9. love the juicy tube prop for your microphone..
    oops I did it again, my all time fave Brit album.
    and gunner mean muggin in the back! LOL

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  10. Ahhhhhhhh hahaha!

    That video is hilarious! My fave is the glare he gave for Britney! This makes me love you even more, if that is possible! You rock!

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  11. omg. I die at that video. So funny! :) And that glare! If looks could kill.

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  12. I thought your portrait looked like you!!! the one in your moms house that each of you got right?! I think it looks like you!! you so have to find it!

    It makes me feel good that your first blog post got 0 comments, makes me feel like i'm not such a loser for not hitting over 100 every time :)

    love you!

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  13. Oh my goodness, I'd forgotten about those songs! Reminds me of being little. It's cute hoe happy Gunner gets when you put the CD on.

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  14. How did I not win your giveaway?

    So, no cell phone huh? How did you read my text msgs back in the day?

    The video was my fav. Completely epic! Especially B Spears! Who knew that was a kids song.

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  15. If the IRS is a charity then I'm G-damn platnum sponsor!! ;)

    I really wish my work didn't suck balls and block your videos. I could avoid tons more stuff and kill lots more time here if they didn't.

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  16. Bwahahaha...that video cracked me up, you are too funny! I LOVE the look on Gunner's face when you started singing Britney...OMG!
    It did seem as though you were enjoying those kids songs more than Gunner though, he wasn't quite into it! I get to sing kids songs every monring with my little girl, as soon as we get into the car she says "turn on my songs please mama" so it's kind of hard to resist but as soon as she is out (which is only like a 10 minute drive)it's off...well, except for those days that I obviously am not paying attention on my 20 minute drive to work and I realize when I get there that I had just listened to kids songs for the whole 20 minutes....no idea!

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  17. haha nice video! is that mcdonald's in the background? ;)

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  18. lol!! That video is hilar!! I love the boys in the back going crazy! haha

    Please keep posting videos...they make my day!! :)

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  19. Omg that video is TOO funny!! hahahah

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  20. P.S. you make my day a billion times better every day. No joke

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  21. Video..best part of my day. I spend the majority of my day singing with first graders...sometimes I bust out a humping move. I feel like after watching your vid..you would appreciate my inappropriateness.

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  22. That was great! I can picture it going viral! Ha!!

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  23. Loved that video, I can totally relate.
    We have dual dvd players in our car, one of our headphones is broken, so my toddler has to watch Elmo with no sound (the horror), while my 7 year old watches her movie in peace. Well, I figured out that you can tune into the video through the radio station. Did that once. Never again.

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  24. Why am I not surprised that you weren't a girl scout? Haha. I am surprised that you haven't skydived or bungeed. You need to get on that!

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  25. this is hysterical! You have the facials down. you must have been a cheerleader. ;) love it!

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  26. Holy Shitness, this cracks me the hell up {the video}. Oh man, I am so glad I came by and got caught up over here.

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