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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Me, Me, Me, Me, Me! (Yes...you can sing it)

So I've decided something.

I'm self-centered.


I Am.

Therefore, in honor of this day of "M," I decided to bust out with talking about myself. Me. MJ. Margie Moore (jordan). Mergatron (my family's nickname for me). The Big M.

What better way for people to get to know the real you, than with a list of favorites? LOVES. The things you could not do without for even a fraction of a second. I actually enjoy reading things like this on other blogs. I truly think you learn the most about people when you see what they adore...ahem...LOVE.

So here is my LIST...in semi-random order.

1. My family...of course. What kind of heartless jerk would not pick their family in a list of things they love. My children rock. My husband is awesome. My extended family is the BEST EVER. Honestly, I truly couldn't live for one second without my family. Period.
2. Disneyland. Okay so maybe I could live without it. But what would the world be without the most magical place on earth? Actually, not just Disneyland, but Disney in general. I grew up on Disney films. As a matter of fact, my dad used to bring home one of those old-fashioned movie projectors from his work and we would watch Disney movies on the wall of the living room. Some of my best memories are sitting on the green shag carpet in my living room(It was the 70's people, okay!), watching Lambert the Sheepish Lion, and eating home-popped popcorn out of a brown paper bag.

3. My computer. This seems so worldly to me...but it is no lie that I LOVE my computer. I don't spend hours on it, but the moments I do spend on it are part of the best part of my day. I love the fact that I can write, and rewrite, and edit, and copy, and cut, and paste at the touch of a button. I love that I can keep in touch with friends I might never have seen again through Facebook. I think it's the bomb to be able to meet new people through blogging. Seriously, the computer is the best invention ever...even better than cell phones. (I can hear some of you gasping right now. But it is the truth. Trying to surf the web on my phone sucks. The pictures are tiny and you have to scroll a gazillion times to read one email.)

Hawaii and Matsumoto's Shaved Ice

4. Food. I am...no lie...a food addict. I love pretty much any kind of food. I'm not picky at all. I remember events according to the food that was served there. I went to Hawaii for a week and what do I miss the most? The Blueberry Pancakes with Coconut Syrup, the Grilled Parmasan Encrusted Mahi-Mahi with Pineapple sauce, and the decadent Chocolate Kahluna Coffee Ice Cream Cake. Seriously. That's what I remember.

5. Vacations. I am NOT a homebody. I love traveling. When I get to a hotel room I think it is great unpacking my suitcase into the chest of drawers, so that it seems like I'm living there. Even if I stay for one day, I do this. The tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion are like the best ever. And as long as I bring my pillow from home, I'm good. If I could, I would travel the world. But alas, I grew up middle class, so vacations were something planned two years in advance and saved up for. I've still never left the U.S.A., and it pains me. I want to go out of country SO BAD. *hint, hint*...this is where you invite me if you live out of the states. :-)

Especially if you live here...

And now without explanation...(because even I am getting bored talking about me...*gasp* something I never do) here are the rest of my loves.
6. Diet Coke
7. Chocolate
8. Breakfast cereal (even for dinner)
9. Playing in the snow (discovered that just last year)
10. Puzzles
11. My Kindle
12. Founders Favorite ice cream from Cold Stone
13. Being the best (and knowing it)
14. Singing---LOUD
15. Dancing---In Private
16. Zumba
17. Music, latest favorite...the kind that has a belly dancer feel to it. ;-) (yes, that is a wink)
18. Fuzzy socks
19. Laying out on a warm beach
20. Adventure! (I am a person who will really try anything at least once.)

Here's my proof... These pictures were taken from inside a shark diving cage in Hawaii.

Now it's your turn to let me know a little more about you. Do we have anything in common? What are your top 5 favorite things? Go...NOW...and comment.


Judie said...

#1 of course is my family!!
#2 is Mulligan and Lizzy, who are really part of my family, except they are dogs.
#3 is my BFA, Diane. I would be lost without her to be my muse.
#4 has to be art, which has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
#5 is a toughie! It could be blogging, or golfing or reading--I just can't decide!!

Melissa said...

I love my family of course. I love dancing in private. Music is my crack. I love Writing. And My cat (She's my baby!)

La said...

I'm relieved to know you aren't heartless, but now I feel obligated to put MY family as #1. I guess that is OK as long as I can include Bosco (my shih tzu) as a family member.

2. Chocolate
3. Non chocolate foods
4. Blogging
5. Shopping

Kristina P. said...

I think it's great you are so adventurous. I am a wimp. I don't really like taking risks.

Tay Talk said...

A list of in common stuff.

Chocolate Matters.
Nothing beats a warm beach.
Fuzzy socks make everything okay.
Singing LOUD is a rule in my car.
Breakfast cereal is 100% A-O-K for ANY meal!


Stef said...

Holy smokes. I totally forgot about Laaaaaaambert, the Sheepish Lion. Thanks. I needed that laugh.

Now for 5 favs...
1(don't want to be a jerk) My family.
2. God
5. Friends

Strawberry Shortcake said...


I seriously love you, girl! You crack me up :) Plus, you amaze me.

My top five things include my family, music and dancing (can't have one without the other in my mind), the stinkin' and addictive internet, my friends, and Trader Joe's grocery store. That might have been more than five, but it is late and I am supposed to be working on a group presentation for my class. Instead, I am reading up about my awesome cousin :)

Gattina said...

I love my computer too ! It's the window to the world for me !

Sue said...

Fun post! I also love my family, my computer, and my Kindle!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

Let's see I love:

My Family


The Computer



myorii said...

You are totally the adventurer you say you are! Wow, I can't believe you were really in a shark diving cage! Kudos to you!

My top 5 favorite things are
1. Hands down, my family. I can't imagine life without them.
2. My friends
3. My computer
4. Good food
5. My love for the arts and crafts (yea, I know....that's technically 2 things, right?)

Write Chick said...

I see that I guilted most of you into putting your family first.
Mwahahah...that was my plan all along. It's so fun getting to know you guys.

But I left a major, A-number one LOVE off my list...MY FRIENDS! *GASP* I can't believe I did that. I love all of you! kiss,kiss,hug, hug

And La, thanks for reminding about on-line shopping. Yeah, I love that.

Theresa said...

Hi MJ - So fun reading your post! You sound like an adventurous fun loving people person. Your post got me to thinking of "loves" other than family/friends/and my "shadow", Bella, my shih-tzu. Here are other "loves" I have:
1. freedom aka "me" time to do whatever strikes me at the moment
2. learning - so absorbed in learning about many art techniques
3. creating - whether it be art, or landscaping or interior design
4. making a connection with someone who shares your same interests
5. snuggling with my sweeties while watching a good movie
Thanks for making me appreciate those things and happy alphabe-Thursday to you!

gabe said...

oh laying on a beach. . .what I wouldn't give to be doing that right now!

What a fun post and a great way to get to know you!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Top five favorite things,,hmmmm...


I guess I could add about 20 more!



Lois D. Brown said...

1. A good movie with popcorn and Twizzlers (Doritos aren't bad either)
2. Writing a good sentence.
3. Sleeping in.
4. Water fights, snipe hunting, and doorbell ditching.

Jenny said...

What a magnficent "ME" stop on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday tonight!

You are really my kind of gal! Full of fun and adventure and able to laugh and be silly (even at yourself!)

The part about Hawaii made me laugh! That sounds like something I would do...remember the food and not the surroundings.

You have a beautiful family ... probably because you are such a beautiful person inside and out.

And hmmm.... something about me. My life is an open blog, really...

Thanks for linking.


Jo Schaffer said...

You, you, you, you!!! Good thing you are so AWESOME!