Feb 28, 2009

40 Things About Me...

Simona, Paco and Milo's mom, has tagged me to play this game. Here are the rules: I have to write 40 things about me and include a recent photo, then tag three others to play.

1. I was born at Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I lived in West Mifflin and have loved the Steelers since I was little.

2. I got my first dog when I was about 9 years old. Her name was Candy and she was a Poodle/Pomeranian mix.

3. I was a Grandma's girl. My Grandma lived with us from when I was born. She was an amazing cook and made everything from scratch. And yes, I can still work that bottom lip effectively. (I had hurt myself in the picture below and Grandma was making it better.)

4. When I was very young I loved to go to Story Book Forest.

5. I have my B.A. in Management with a Marketing emphasis.

6. Last year I obtained my certification as a Project Management Professional. It is a rather intense 4 hour test. K-8 was diagnosed with Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia and Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia while I was in training. She died a few weeks before my test. Needless to say, I did not pass the first time. But I did nail it the second time around!

7. As far as TV goes I love Last Restaurant Standing, The X-Files and Arrested Development to name a few. I did love Top Chef until Hosea won this season. Stephan and Carla were better chefs. Shame on Casey... I wish Carla would have never listened to her.

8. I spent 6 months during my junior year of college in the semester abroad program at Regent's College in London.

9. I hitchhiked across Ireland and kissed the Blarney Stone.

10. I looked for Nessie in Scotland, but did not find her. LOL

11. While in London, I taught pre-schoolers science at a private school. I also had a minor in elementary education. I also spent the majority of my time drawing in the National Gallery.

12. I have seen The Cure, Love and Rockets, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, to name a few, live in concert in the states.

13. I have seen U2 live in concert in the states and in Germany.

14. I spent 3 years in Frankfurt, Germany with my husband who was an MP in the Army.

15. While traveling overseas, I love to visit castles and historic places.

16. I love to drive on the autobahn in Germany!

17. In the states I have lived in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas.

18. Since I have started working after college, I have always worked at Credit Unions.

19. I am an only child.

20. We brought Zoe back from Germany with us.

21. I loved attending the festivals in Germany.

22. I loved shopping the markets in London.

23. We adopted K-8 in Georgia.

24. I love to volunteer in the community. K-8 was a therapy dog and we visited a local retirement facility every other week up until she died.

25. I love pizza, a good steak, and chocolate.

26. I really don't like Mexican food all that much. heh... yeah it's not the best thing not to like when living in Texas.

27. I am addicted to Sweet Tea from Chicken Express thanks to my BFF Donna!!

28. I love to take pictures of my dogs.

29. I love to spoil my friends.

30. I don't like coffee. That's a grown up drink and I refuse to grow up!

31. I am a Harry Potter addict. Books and movies.

32. Even though it was only for a short time, I loved having 3 dogs.

33. I hate temps over 105 degrees, tornados and hurricanes... yeah Texas is the state for me!

34. During one summer while I was in college, I worked at Kennywood in Kiddieland which was the rides for little kids. It is an amusement park near where I lived in West Mifflin.

35. I'm a level 72 Death Knight, 70 Priest and 70 Mage in World of Warcraft. FOR THE HORDE!
created by mike-a.deviantart.com

36. I use to play the acoustic and electric guitar. Now I play Guitar Hero and Rock Band on Xbox360.

37. I love to design and build sets for holiday pictures.

38. I have dressed up as Dollar Dog our kids club mascot at the credit union that I work at for grand openings and events.

39. I love Las Vegas! We renewed our vows with Elvis on our 10 year anniversary.

40. I'm training Addie with the hopes that she will become a therapy dog.

Addie, Lucie and Staci

Addie, Lucie and Ron

 Suzuki also tagged me for a photo with the pups. There are many photos of all of us on our blogs, but how many of us have a pic with our Parents displayed? In honour of our Parents who do so much for us post a pic of your furry self with your favourite hooman, then TAG 4 others to do the same.

Since I am so far behind, I'm sure everyone has already done these so I will only pass it on to Tasha. But, if you have not done these yet, consider yourself tagged!

36 Treats:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Furry khool things to know and see!

Always nice to see other parts of Pawsylvania mentioned...especially since Mom has passed them at one time or another!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Staci!
Thanks for sharing all those interesting things about you!
The pictures are beautiful!
I hope you all are having a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

We enjoyed learning more about the hoomans behind the wonderful pups that blog.

Scratchy Paw said...

Your Mom can blog well too. Great pictures. Good luck with your training Addie. It is an important job being a therapy dog.

Suzuki said...

Hi Addie & Lucie's Mum!
Those are pawsome things to know. I really liked the photo of you and Zoe :)
I will tell my Mum to log in and have look at this post.
Big licks to you

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Addie,

Sorry I haven't visited for ages - my humans were away overseas and only just got back. Hsin-Yi's father died and Paul's father was in hospital with a nasty thing called cancer - and then while they were away, we also lost Lemon! She died very suddenly in kennels and my humans were really shocked because she was a young, healthy cat. Anyway, so it was quite a sad home-coming. Hopefully, the rest of 2009 will be happier!

Hope you've been well - looking forward to catching up on your news!

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

Furry nice to know :)
Gruffs from the Scruff

Jeannie - Marvin's Mama said...

oh it is always nice to read a bit about the Human behind the Dog(s)

Thank you for sharing! I did this once on our previous blog, it surprised me how much time it took!

You certainly have travelled, we are in Scotland, and I have never, as yet, seen the Loch Ness Monster, only in the mirror when I wake up LOL!

Lovely pictures, especially the Elvis ones!

Jeannie xx Marvin's Mama x ;0)

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Great list there !
Weee~ Its great to know more about Staci (:

Ludo van puppy said...

It is great to learn more about you Staci, you has been lots of places and learned lots of things!
~lickies, Ludo

Mo said...

Wow...I know I liked your blog right away, when I found it, but I had NO IDEA we had so much in common :
I'm an only child; grandma's "baby" (who was a GREAT cook too, BTW); born *just* outside of Pittsburgh (Oil City)- I bleed Black & Gold; got my first dog, lab-mix when I was in 3rd grade (named Taffy - kinda close to Candy!); I have some great ol pics of when I was a child and we visited Story Book Forest (a big hit with me, too!)...Never been overseas tho, however I AM of Irish/Scot/German descent, if that counts for anything! LoL...

Thanks for sharin' all that, and I hope your weekend is wonderful!

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Hi Addie's Mom,

It was great to learn more about you! Germany and London sound like they were both great experiences.



Wow. Nice to get to know you. I am a top chef fan and agree.. it should have been stephan or Carla. You had an interesting past. How was kissing that blarney stone?


The Army of Four said...

Our moms have tons in common! Oh... and ours says once you've driven on the autobahn, everything else is like standing still. Whatever that means.
Tail wags,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You are a world traveler.. Great pictures..
What is up with this weather?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an interesting person you are! Thank you for sharing!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

BJ Roan said...

Fun 40 things. I think that first picture may have been taken before you were a Steeler's fan! ;)

Sophy said...

My mom and I really loved reading about your mom and you, Addie!


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

What fun to read all those facts and see the photos. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and interesting mom you have, Addie and Lucie. I'm happy to "meet" her, though I felt I knew her already - but not the Elvis part - cool! My mom doesn't like coffee and loves Harry Potter, too.

See ya!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow, what a fantastically juicy post! So many cool things we learned about you...and you managed to post a picture with almost every one. Brilliant!
By the way....you wouldn't have got me to go into that Storybook place...nope, no way....not with that creepy clown on the sign....are you kidding me?! Haha!
Slobbers xx

Amber and Nala said...

Very cool to get to know you better. :) You have had lots of adventures! I can't believe you play World of Warcraft...I haven't tried it but my brother and fiance play all the time. I think I would like it but I am scared to try because I know I will get addicted. ;) Thanks for sharing.

Amber & Nala

Andrea said...

Loved learning so much more about you...you've had very interesting life so far! :) Thanks for sharing....great photos as always! :)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That was a fun post and i loved the photo's on it.

I don't like coffee either but i love chocolate! hehe

You already know we both like the X-files but i also enjoy Harry Potter and have all the books as well. Must be the inner child in me..lol

Thanks for sharing that great post, i enjoyed reading it. :-)

The OP Pack said...

And now we understand why we love Addie and Lucie so much - they have a wonderful and beautiful MOM!!!! And #28 is so true- and we are very glad you do. We love seeing pics of the two adorable furbabies.

Woos, the OP Pack


Hi Addie & Lucie,

That's some interesting facts about your Mommy and some great pictures too. My Mommy is just so dull. Other than dogs she don't got no life.

Your Mom has had some pretty girl doggies & I knw she misses them. I'm so glad she has the 2 of you beauties.

Love & {{huggies}}...Mona & the Mommy too!!

happypitbull said...

For the Horde! I've got a 72 BE mage and a 65 BE DK, with a 58 BE hunter straggling behind. My husband has a 73 BE warlock.

I think a lot more "normal" people play WoW (or similar MMORPG) than they are willing to admit. It's a good way to take one's mind on a short vacation each evening. Also, I've found it can foster communication between spouses. The family that takes on a pack of angry murlocks together stays together. :)

Dina ... UK said...

That was fun to read, you made it very interesting.
I loved all the photos, fancy you looking for nessie..lol
great post....

Chef said...

It's so nice getting to know your Mama, Addie and Lucie. What a busy lady, and very pretty! All our parents should do this meme so we can all get to know each other's parents. Have a great week!


Sally said...

Nice to meet your mom. So nice pictures.
Iwanted to invite you all to visit a page that I generated to introduce all dog you know. have a look and add yourself.
Nice WUUUH Sally

Sally said...

Hi again
Soory I just forgot to give you the link



Lois Lane/Laney said...

You like to take pics of your dogs? I wouldn't have guessed! BOL!

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

WOOOWOOOOO Dear Staci!!!!
Is wonderful to know your secrets!!!
your life was soooooooooo cool!!!
you made a lot of special things and we have a lot in common!!!
it will be wonderful if we could know really!!!!!
your pictures are great....we love a lot the one where you were child!!!!!!!!!
and you and Ron are wonderful when you were in Las Vegas!!!!!what a great pair you are!!!!
do you know staci that me and Paco & Milo are studing pet therapy too???
hope to meet you in the future!!!
if you want come in Italy we'll be honored if you would be our special guest!!!!!!
we love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kisses and licks!!

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Mom says Story Book Forest totally rocked!

The Zoo Crew said...

What a fun post! And I had to smile when I read about the concerts you've been to. I've been to some of the same.....we must have a very similar taste in music!

Trudy said...

To Point 14.
in that case, i can rigth in german?
Ich kann also Kommentar in Deutsch schreiben?

Grüsse aus der Schweiz, Trudy

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