Friday, August 24, 2007

Just to say I did... (a stolen post)

Ok, I'm soooo stealing this post idea from my sister. She wrote about things she did just so she could say she did it. I could actually write a better post about things I did out of spite or to piss off my parents... And I can't admit to a lot of the things I've done, but I've thought of a few.
~ I snorkeled with sharks in Florida with my little brother. I'm pretty sure they weren't hungry since we were like at Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World. But still... sharks scare me and I got into water with them and could actually SEE them below me.
~ I borrowed Mike Neely's shirt in the 9th grade just so I could say Mike Neely let me borrow some of his clothes. I, personally, never thought he was hawt, but everyone else did, so...
~ I, like my sister, grafittied a bathroom stall just for the heck of it. I wrote "I hate Mrs. Hallmark. Love, Bubba" on the bathroom stall in the 2nd grade. Mrs. Hallmark was my teacher, and I didn't even hate her. I also didn't think about how dumb it was to sign a boys name in the girl's bathroom!!
~ I snuck out in the middle of the nite a bunch as a teenager. Mainly the group of us would just drive around and see how many more people we could sneak out. Occasionally we'd stop by a gas station and buy some candy. Wild, I know.

~ I rode the roller coaster on top of the New York, New York casino in Vegas. It wasn't way scary or anything- I'm a huge roller coaster fan- but at the time it cost $8 to ride it. So, of course I just did it to say I did.
~ I got my belly button pierced. I'd already had 3 kids, so it's not like my tummy was hawt. And I don't wear belly shirts anyway. I just did it to do it. I liked it personally...

~ I eloped to Vegas almost 6 years ago. Ok, so I really did that because I wanted to get married without everyone telling me the "right way" to do it. But ya gotta admit, it sounds really cool...

~ I gave birth without an epidural. I had already done it "on accident" with Alec, but with Isabel it was by choice. I liked how powerful & "I am WOMAN!! Hear me ROAR!!" I felt afterwards. I planned to do the same with Taj, but gave in an hour & 1/2 before I had him. And with Livie I said "Screw it. I know what it feels like and I just wanna watch Napoleon Dynamite in peace" & got the epidural right when it started hurting. She was my favorite, easiest labor & birth. :D
How about you?? What's something you did just to say you did it??

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25 comments:

Nancy Face said...

I LOVED THIS!!! You are the coolest rebel, and you crack me up!

I gave birth without an epidural the first two times, and yeah, I was proud of my toughness and all, but honestly, I hated the pain! I got smarter with my third, and the anesthesiologist was my hero, haha! :D

Yvonne said...

Love the post. That roller coaster at the top of New York, New York looks like so much fun--I am a big roller coaster fan as well.

I swam with the sting rays on Grand Cayman and am so glad I can say "I did it!!!". It was SO FUN.

Kayelyn said...

I tried the whole natural childbirth thing with A. He was 9 lbs 6 oz and about half way through I gave in. After that I progressed faster in labor, so with K I knew that I wanted the drugs.

I walked into labor and delivery and told them I didn't care if I was staying or going, I wanted drugs. They laughed.

Tori :) said...

Nancy Face- Yes, pain sucks. Big time.

Yvonne- I swam with the sting rays too in Grand Caymans!! When were you there?? I was there June 2002.

Kayelyn- Drugs rock.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I love learning more cool things about you! You are so brave to swim with sharks. I am such a wimp.

Dana said...

I am such a chicken. I could never do any of those things. I guess I'm just not one of the Cool Kids.

Lauren said...

I would totally do this post, but sadly...I have never done anything to say I did it...because I am lame, boring and too chicken.

Wow! That roller coaster looks dang scary!! I wouldn't do it...

I loved this post! It was hilarious!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

You were a night-sneaker too, huh? The Missionary and I would sneak out and...

I'm watching Spongebob and thinking of you. :) Miss you tons!

JennieBoo said...

What a wonderfully blessed life you've lead.

And exciting, too!

Yvonne said...

I went to Grand Cayman in 1994--when you were just a small child (and I was still old)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Here goes the Me Too! syndrome kicking in:

Eloped? Me Too!
No epidurals? Me Too!
Sneaking out as a teenager? Me Too!(except we'd ride the free shuttle around and around the airport because we were dorks. Poor dorks.)
Grafittied A Bathroom Stall? Me Too!(just once)
Borrowing A Cool T-Shirt? Me Too! (The Faith No More concert shirt from Michael Hendrix)

Swim with sharks? Hell No! unless they're gummy ones.

Tori :) said...

Gina- I was scared but I figured if people had been eaten they wouldn't have it open...

Dana- I so was not cool. I'm still uncool.

Lauren- You throw WILD parties!!

JennieBoo- Somehow it doesn't seem all that exciting now.

Yvonne- I was 18... and you aren't old. Age is just a number.

EWBL- You can tell Papi once I borrowed Jose's "MEXICAN PRIDE" tshirt. Such a dork.

carronin said...

I had all three kids with no epidural I have a very high threshold for pain.
I never snuck out of the house when I was a teenager but I did go to Lake Powell with my boyfriend and his family without my parents permission they were out of town. Does that count?

Terry said...

Tori, like I've said before, you are so cool. Hmmm... I am not tough like you... I LOVED my epidural and I won't choose to go without one again...

Jean Knee said...

I hawked a luger in walmart two days ago and wiped it on a shelf.
hey! it was the top part where no one touches, plus it will dry out and flake off onto the floor below..no one got hurt

Tori :) said...

Carronin- You ARE WILD!!! Of course it counts!!

Terry- Too bad Livie is my last, because I loved my epidural too!

Jean Knee- Bad! Bad Jean Knee!

utmommy said...

No epidurals for me. Needles freak me out.

I pierced my belly button too. Just because. Then, I took it out and now it's sooo ugly.

Tori :) said...

UtMommy- We're so alike it's kinda freaky!! Wanna go get our tongues pierced or nose or eyebrow???

b. said...

I used to sneak out and drive up Provo Canyon and go swimming in the pool and sit in the Hot Tub at The Homestead. Until one night when I was slipping back in through my bedroom window and stepped on my mom. Doh!

Suzanne said...

Wow, so many non-epidural ladies!

I never had an epidural either, but that's only because my labors are so fast that there wasn't time. I'm the biggest baby too so no, it wasn't a pleasant experience. (That is until I could see the baby, and then of course it's worth it!)

Hmm...something I did just to say I did. Well, you know that I've graffitied a bathroom stall, but I'm not going to say any more about that! :D

Ooh, I know! I went on a road trip with friends last weekend! (Although I didn't regret it!)

I'm really boring actually, kind of like vanilla ice cream! LOL! I gotta find me some sprinkles and chocolate syrup...

David said...

I proposed to Terry in bed just so I could say I did.

Amanda said...

I bow to your coolness. I have lived a realitively boring life. Maybe I need to spice it up a bit. ;)

No Cool Story said...

I'm going to have to steal your steal.
I just hope Mike Neely's shirt smelled good, 'cause once I thought it would be romantic to borrow a shirt from this cute guy, turns out it wasn't :(

CHEL said...

Even with all that... I still don't think you're cool.

Nobody said...

I went to prom just so I could say I did it. I was sure I would regret it if I didn't, but I didn't really want to. I'm wild and crazy.

I cannot BELIEVE you graffitied in the SECOND Grade. That is seriously the funniest thing I've read all day. Okay, it's 8am. Funniest thing all week?

I can totally understand wanting to watch Napoleon in peace. Tori, like anyone can even DO that.

I went to the hospital with #3 and said, "This is my 3rd, my deliveries are pretty fast, I'm going to need you to hook me up with an epidural asap." That was even before I gave them my name or had a room...