Saturday, November 22, 2008

It's All About ME

Ok I got tagged by my cute new bloggy buddy Tink. So here are 8 facts about me that I know that you cannot exist another second without knowing!! Let me put you out of your misery...

1)People sometimes call me for random Hollywood facts. Can't remember who plays an obscure part in an obscure movie? I'm you girl. Even if I haven't seen the movie, odds are I still know about it. Yes, I follow entertainment news and not just current stuff. I love old Hollywood as well-classic movies rock!
2)My nickname is Clarabella Firewoman. I am ridiculously delighted with it! I picked it up one year at a little place called girls camp and it stuck. Before I knew it people knew me as Clara instead of Rachel. If you want to make my day call me Clara (weird I know) I guess in all my moving around it's from a time and place that holds the happiest memories for me.
3) So along with that I have moved 19 times in my life. I have lived in 4 different states and the longest I have lived anywhere is 4 years. That was hard for me in not establishing deep roots, but I have loved, loved, loved the opportunity of all the friendships I have made along the way.
4)I took acting lessons as a kid. We lived in So. CA and I tried out for a McDonald's commercial. I was so nervous, I laughed through the whole thing. Drat! I could have been a star...Unfortunately, my only time on stage has been in ward roadshows (once as a dancing road cone...my proudest moment-sniff)
5)I love to write. I have been writing since the second grade when I wrote my first poem entitled "I Love My Baby Brother." Pretty professional stuff. I belong to a writing group and we critique each others work and it's something I try to make a priority in my life.
6)I went to junior high with Jaleel White. Remember Steve Erkel?? (snort, snort) I ate lunch with him everyday before he played a famous TV nerd- back then he was only in Apple Jacks commercials...hopefully I wasn't his inspiration...you know Junior high is an awkward stage and all.
7)My hubby and I got stopped by the secret service for filming footage of the Senate chambers. Yes you just read that sentence correctly. Oh, you're NOT supposed to do that?! They confiscated the camera and the battery died right then. Shoot...um, we are really nice people...kinda dumb...don't kill us...or take away our social security number. Luckily, my hubby is a Steeler's fan (is that really lucky?) Apparently, they respected that and let us go. Phew!!
8)I once worked as the Boots and Jeans girl at Reams...it doesn't get any more ironic than that. It was my first job and if there is any one person in the world who shouldn't have had that job...it is me. "These snake skin boots have real leather uppers...and would you like a belt buckle the size of a dinner plate with that?" Good times...

I am going to tag 8 friends if you want to play: Kerri, Melissa, Mindi, Bonnie, Cami, Angie, Lyndy, and Kimberly

19 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Too funny! I can't believe you were friends with Urkel, AND you got to be the boot and jeans girl.

Jillene said...

Thanks for checking out my blog!! I am now a follower of yours!! I love new blog friends!!

I love that your nickname is Clara--it made me smile because that is my Grandma's name!!

SWEET that you went to school with Erkel!! "Did I do that?" hehehehe

trish said...

Hehehe..I think she just about nailed all of these memories..except for the 30 hours of fun in the car haha

♥ MISS PICKLE ♥ said...

This is soooo funny!!!!

great tag!!! :)

Rhonda said...

Funny. Thanks for dropping in on my blog. I sure welcome your comments....you also have such a beautiful family.

Tink said...

Claaaaara, this is sooo great! How hilarious that you knew Steve Urkel! Hahaha. I loved all of your little tidbits and even the Secret Service story. You sound like a great person I gotta meet! Thanks for doing this! Have a great Sabbath day!

Christine said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Okay, confession time - I found your blog several weeks ago because you linked mine. I've been reading it ever since. :) Your family is so beautiful!

I think about your parents all the time, actually, especially your mom. It is because of her that my mother found and joined the Church. When I think of all the marvelous blessings that are part of my life because of the gospel, I could never thank your mom enough. How grateful I am that I was raised in the church, and that my children are growing up in it too, because of the friendship and example of your mother. There aren't words to express... She will probably never know how much of a difference she has made. Please tell her how thankful I am for her.

P.S. How did you find my blog? I'm so glad you did! :)

Mina said...

Hey, thanks for coming by my blog. I love new friends--especially commenting friends! I will follow you as well.

Great blog. How did you like Twilight? I went Saturday, mid-morning, largely 'cause my sis-in-law anD i knew we'd be asleep by about 12:10. Anyway, it wasn't as bad as I'd feared. How's that for a great review? And have you seen Quantum of Solace yet? We did. Eh. I hope you like it.

Kerri said...

Wow! My stuffwill never be as exciting as that!

clan of the cave hair said...

this is one of the funnest "tag" posts I've read. Loved the laughing all the way through the audition story.

Lara said...

That was good! I learned a lot of things about you. I can't believe you know a famous person! You will have some great stories for your kids.

Lorie said...

My husbands family are ALL about the random Hollywood facts!

Ann said...

I hopped over from another blog...hope you do not mind. I picked the perfect day, too. It was fun to read 8 things about you Clara.

Actually the SS asked me to see what you were up to. It looks like you are an upstanding citizen again. :D

in time out said...

your welcome, [my guts]. thanks for coming to my blog. have a happy day.

Mommy Madness said...

Great tag! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Love new bloggy friends. I'll add you to my blogroll! Love the music on your playlist!!♥☺♥ Beautiful family picture!

Melissa said...

I'm just visiting your blog for the first time and wanted to say hi. Your blog is wonderful and I will be sure to come back and visit again.

Melissa said...

You are so funny! I'm probably not the Melissa you're tagging, but I might do it anyway!

Kellie said...

Those were awesome! I love tags and getting to know people better. Love your nickname :)

Donna said...

I can't believe you were friends with Jaleel White. That is sooo funny. And I got a kick out of your secret service story. What a riot!