Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Everything about Karen Putz

I haven't been doing memes but after being tagged by KW and Moxie Mocha I figured I'd play along. After all, it's all about me, me and me, and you know how much I love talking about me all the time.

What was I doing 10 years ago:

Let's see, ten years ago, I was researching home birth vs. hospital birth and decided to have my third child at home. Instead of renting a water tub to labor in, my husband and I decided to rip out the bathtub, move the toilet and put in a large soaking tub. So there I was, laboring in the tub and trying to get into the zone with hypnobirthing. While I was concentrating on each breath, the hubby was slapping down tile and trying to finish the floor. Needless to say, the homebirth was a memorable one. I ended up writing a chapter in the book, Don't Cut Me Again!

Five Snacks I enjoy:

1. Chocolate
2. Popcorn cooked on the stove
3. Chocolate
4. Guacamole and good chips
5. Oh yeah, did I mention chocolate?

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

1. Donate millions to Hands & Voices
2. Take my entire family and Joe's family on an all-inclusive trip to a beach somewhere.
3. Establish a mentoring program for deaf and hard of hearing kids all over the U.S. so they can dream and be what they want to be and have a mentor by their side.
4. Buy a jet ski and a place on Christie Lake that's big enough to house 200 friends at once.
5. Give more money away--how much money does one really need anyway?

Five jobs that I have had:

1. College Instructor
2. Deaf Services Coordinator
3. Early Intervention provider
4. Printer (I printed train tickets and credit cards!)
5. Cafeteria Slop Server (in college!)

Three of my GOOD habits:

1. Reading something good each day
2. Composting--the worms need to be fed
3. I remember to put my keys on the key holder each day

Five places I have lived:

1. Dolton, Illinois
2. DeKalb, Illinois
3. Hinsdale, Illinois
4. Bolingbrook, Illinois (moved three times within this town)
5. Summers at Christie Lake, Michigan, does that count?

Name your irrational phobias:

I don't really have any phobias unless you count fear of cleaning.

Add one new part:
Name five places you want to see before your final breath:

1. Austria
2. Australia
3. Jasper, Alberta, and Vancouver (I want to go to Whistler!)
4. Hawaii (I'm going next month)
5. Aspen, CO (I want to see the John Denver Sanctuary)

Five People I Want to Get to Know Better:

1. Neil at Deaf Firefighter's Blog

2. LaRonda at Ear of My Heart

3. Karen at Indiana Deaf Mother's Babblings

4 MZ at Mishka Zena

5. Paula at The Hearing Exchange Blog


The Spunky Mommy said...

Hi! I tagged you to do a new "Lemonade Meme"


You're it!

groovyoldlady said...

Finishing the floor WHILE YOU LABORED? It's a miracle that your children are not fatherless!

moxiemocha said...


I learned a little bit more about you. That must be fun swiping cards during college.

Thanks for doing the meme.

Moxie Mocha

Karen said...

Yes, I know, I was telling him to hurry up and finish the #$%&* floor at one point. :)

Meryl said...

Let's see... you've lived in Ill. for a long, long time :) Very cool birth story!

cripchick said...

ditto to groovy's comment LOL!

Karen said...

@ Meryl
Yes, 42 years in Illinois-- is it any wonder that I escape to Michigan now and then? :)

Stephen Hopson said...

That was a fun read. I love reading "All About Me" posts because:

1. It gives me a chance to get to know my favorite bloggers a bit more

2. They are usually funny - at least they put a smile on my face as yours did. :)