Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Memory Game

Okay, I've seen this memory game going around and I've even played it a few times with people. You already know that I am a self proclaimed narcissist, so I decided it was my turn to play the game. (Hopefully some of you will have memories of me.)

**As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!**

And as always, if you want to play, post this on your own blog and see what people remember about you.

THANKS for playing!

22 comments:

becky ward said...

ok, ok. i have seen this EVERYWHERE! i feel kindof bad for participating now, but so it goes.

oh, the memories. the first one that popped into my head was your HUGE purse that you carried in high school that held everything a person could ask for. and you and jarom were so good to haul me around whenever i asked. i also have a memory of when i tried to borrow one of your formal dresses for a dance and i could barely get it over my thighs. boy was that embarrasing! (:

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Look at my comment on my blog for other nice things about you.

Here is my comment here - I hope that all makes sense.
I first saw you on Jennifer P's blog. She has some really great people there, huh!! I just love the realness of what you post. I can tell that family is so important and I feel like I am right there with you on some of them, especially the toilet and flushing banana's down them. I just really enjoy you and consider you a blog sister. Thanks for letting me linger and post and thanks for coming to check out my nutty life.

Camille said...

My earliest memory is of your wedding luncheon. I watched the video and started creating my own in my head! I loved the part where you and Jarom performed "Earth Angel" in High School, I think it was. I also remember staying at your house the night before my Idaho state board exam and I was soooo nervous! Then Louis and I came and stayed with you on our way back from Oregon and you cooked up some awesome BBQ chicken, brown rice, and beans. Yum!! That was when I started loving brown rice. :)

Elena said...

Becky- That wasn't a purse, it was a bag. A very distinct difference. :) And if it makes you feel any better, I now wouldn't be able to fit one of your dressing over my thighs. :)

Queenie- So funny, I was going to say the same thing about you and your dedication to your family. Thanks for the nice thoughts. :)

Elena said...

Camille- You must have been commenting right at the same time as me. That darn brown rice....it just wouldn't get done that night. I was so embarrased. I'm glad you like it regardless. And I love my wedding video too. So fun.

Kat said...

You know, I have no idea as to how I found you. Maybe Debbie's blog? Maybe Jennifer P's? Or maybe I found Jennifer from you? Who knows.

Ahhh...the many weeks of memories. My favorite is that I got you to read a great smutty book. My life's purpose has been fulfilled. :-)

Jennifer P. said...

Gee--I'm seeing my name up here quite a bit :)!

I have lots of memories of you, but one of my favorites is when we all went to see Harry Connick, Jr. together. That was such a great show and great company in you and Jarom and great pie afterwards :)!

You just have the best sense of humor and it's always fun to have you around because I KNOW I'm going to laugh--a lot--at some point :)!

Fur said...

My fondest memory of you is riding in the Smurf-mobile, blasting Depeche Mode with the windows rolled down, while ordering bean burritos at Taco Bell at midnight. :)

J said...

I remember the first day of my high school junior year. I was sitting on the floor of the commons talking with Mike and looked across the common and saw you at your locker. Though we had stayed in touch I hadn't seen you for at least a year. I watched you for several minutes. I couldn't believe how beautiful you were. I knew then and there....

elena said...

Kat- You are a crack up! And yes, the book was very good. For marrieds only, but a good read. After I finish the Twilight Series, I want to read the next Outlander book.

Jennifer- That was a GREAT time! I loved that concert. I was a little worried that it would be dull as Jazz seems to be background music for me, but it was so much fun. I'd do it again for sure!

Fur- LOL!!! Fun times those were.

Jarom- Aaaahhh! THANKS for commenting!!!

Debbie said...

My favorite memory of you is you de-lurking on my blog. And you telling me how funny you think I am. You always say the nicest things most complimentary thing. Your blog is so down to earth and fun to read because your humor and sweetness exudes in every post.

And I like your new layout!

Debbie said...

Boy I messed that comment up... I meant to say that you always say the nicest and most complimentary things. What I forgot to say is that you are probably as much of a sweetheart in real life as you seem in the blogosphere...Oh and one more thing I remember about you. You admitted leaving guests downstairs while going to do a little blogging... Still makes me laugh thinking about it!

Miki said...

Oh Elena--YES I want to leave a comment! YES I have a GREAT memory of a funny thing, and YES I checked this post out forever ago, but alas, I just can't talk about the funniest thing EVER...EVER EVER that you said to me. It's all to do with "bathroom humor" and I just don't want to endulge our audience. That was the gosh darn funniest thing, belliest, laughingest, parking lot story ever! Oh my goodness, I don't think I ever laughed soooo hard over the telephone.

My husband just came home with a GREAT story just yesterday. I could hardly drive I was laughing so hard.....I'll tell you when you call next week. Oh so funny, that silly bathroom humor that some just don't find amusing. It's HILARIOUS!

Brenda said...

I have a memory of riding my bike (maybe with Courtney Craven) Down to your house, and trying like mad to get your Go-Kart to start working!! I also remember in choir we sang some song together in a small group. We were performing at one of the elementary schools, and one of us ran our face into the mic! I can't remember who is was, I just remember it was pretty hard to sing and laugh!!!!

Willy Happy Mama said...

I have so many memories to share, and all are great! Here are a few highlights. Meistersingers Tours and sleeping at strangers houses. Ha! Those bus rides! Listening to Dr. Laura while we worked away at Micro data. You being our first baby sitter when Lizzy was brand new and I was a nutty new mother. You are so musical, loving, and kind. My favorite memeory: when we learned we were realated! You're my favorite great, great, great, great cousin! :)

Dayne said...

Does it hafta be a good memory?

Ok, I thought about it...there are so many to choose from...and for some reason, the memory that always comes to mind first is one summer day I rode my bike to your house and you were mowing the sod (half a swath at a time) on that little red mower. We stood at the fence and talked for about an hour, if only because it got you out of a chore.

Of course, no one can top Jarom's comment...but I don't mind everyone here knowing that you're one of the best friends I've ever had, and one of my favorite people of all time. (That should satisfy your narcissism for a while)

Miki said...

Oh I just love this...I keep coming back to read more.

Elena said...

Debbie- Whew...you still like me after the Junie B. incident. And shh...now my guests know I wasn't just using the bathroom. :)

Miki- So funny!!

Brenda- I had forgotten all about that singing group until you mentioned that. And yes, good times on the go-kart. Loved that thing.

Julie- Yes, Lizzy was well cared for. Her mommy made sure she left me a list of any possible problems. :) And remember good ol' Paul from United Micro? Good times.

Dayne- Ughh...mowing the sod, but it did give me a great tan in the summer. Remember when I fell asleep in geometry and I drooled on the desk and you drew me a lovely portrait of myself?

The CEO said...

Hey there,
I just know that EVERY time we get together with you and Jarom, Brent and I laugh like we've never laughed before!

Two memorable times: 1)floating the Boise river and "breaking" your air mattress 2) the amazing roadtrip we took together to Zion, Grand Canyon, and LV. Too fun!

Dayne said...

Elena, now I know why you're playing this game...you have a terrible memory. We didn't have Geometry together. (Did we?) It must have been our Algebra class. But yes, I remember the drawing. Do you remember one of a baby dragon? Because I do, for some reason. Good times.

Elena said...

Nope Dayne, I'm right this time. Sophomore year, Mr Mahoney, Geometry. We had it with that really good piano player Aaron something. Remember now?

dayne said...

Crap! You are right. Aaron McClaskey was in that class. I sat across from him, and in front of another Aaron (Hibbard). My apologies...I was so wrong.

True story: my father-in-law also had Mr. Mahoney for Geometry. In the 60s. Yikes.