Sunday, September 10, 2006

28 Things About My Human Pet

It's my human pet's birthday, and today, she turns 28 years old! To celebrate, I thought I would give all of you 28 things you might not know about her. Enjoy!

1. She was born on September 10, 1978.
2. She was born at 10:00 a.m.
3. She weighed 10 lbs. and 10 oz.
4. She was a month early unfortunately, or it would have been all 10's!
5. She does not have a middle name.
6. She never went to kindergarten.
7. She started playing softball when she was six years old.
8. She played softball until she graduated from high school.
9. She was the first girl ever to play basketball at her Catholic grade school.
10. She played from fourth to eighth grade.
11. The school has a sign in their gym in her honor. They now have several girls' team.
12. She knows how to cross-stitch.
13. She would sit down with her Grandma Vern and cross-stitch whenever she visited her.
14. In seventh grade, she had wanted to see the New Kids on the Block concert. Her father had said that he would not pay for it. She went out and signed up for a job as a newspaper delivery girl, saved her money, and went to the concert anyhow.
15. Unfortunately for her, her father didn't let her quit her job so she ended up delivering newspapers for three more years.
16. Her first cup of coffee was the first day of eighth grade. She couldn't stand the taste so she had it with six chocolate chip cookies.
17. She participated in the Miss Junior Miss pageant when she was a junior in high school.
18. She ended up winning third place - the first person from her high school ever to place in the pageant.
19. Her talent for the pageant had been dramatic reading. Her family still teases her about it. She tells them if she had been able to shoot hoops, she would have gotten first!
20. When she turned 15, she became a busgirl at J. W. Hall's Restaurant, the fanciest restaurant in town! She worked there until she attended college.
21. She never went to any of her formals because her dad had told her she was not allowed to ask a boy. Of course, it didn't help that no one had asked her to go either.
23. She performed spoken word every Thursday night at a local coffeeshoppe called The Bridge Street Inn.
24. She attended college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
25. She was accepted into the very first class of the Robert E. Cook Honors' College.
26. When her first boyfriend in college went to Oregon for the summer, she dyed her hair black, thinking that it would wash out. Oh, how wrong she was.
27. She had ACL reconstructive surgery when she was 16.
28. One day, she will get to see where family came from by visiting Naples, Italy.


Karen Jo said...

Wow! Your human pet is very accomplished. You have very good taste in picking out a good human to live with. Happy Birthday, Human Pet.

Fat Eric said...

Happy happy purrthday Zeus's human pet! She sounds furry talented to me. Did she injure her knee playing basketball? I hope you are being nice to your pet on her special day.

Lone Star Purrs said...

Happy Purrfday Marina!!! hope you have a great day! Our Momma likes to cross-stitch too. She doesn't like it when we try to "help" her.
::purrs and headbutts::
~Meeko, Kiara, & Momma Becca (Emmy, too!)

caspersmom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your human pet. Sure sounds like she is very industrious. You must be very proud of her. My Mom was wondering if she fully recovered from her ACL surgery?? She hopes it was completely successful as she checked out the sight on it and it seems to be a very serious surgery. Hope you get some of her birthday cake and ice cream.


Derby said...

Happy Birthday to your mom Zeus. She has done lots for someone so young. I don't think mum would let me list stuff about her that totaled her age.

Hot(M)BC said...

Happy Purrthday Marina!
Purrrrr PUrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrr
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree, Mom Robyn and Grandma Cat

cat_aunty said...

Happy Birthday Marina!!

The Meezers said...

Happy Purrfday to you
Happy Purrfday to you
Happy Purrfday Pet Marina
Happy Purrfday to you

You are a furry nice lady - have a great purrfday

Gemini said...

Happy Purrfday to Zeus' Momma. My Momma says she's furry young still but I think 28 sounds furry old...

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Happy Birthday to you, Human Pet! You sound like a keeper! Is it okay with you that Zeus put that part in about you seeing The New Kids on the Block? Our teenagers have Brittney Spears and Spice Girls stuff that they'd rather not have out there for all to read.

Kailani said...

Happy Happy Birthday Human Pet!

OMG! You weighed 10.10 at birth? Your poor mother!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Happy Birthday, human pet!

Our mommy used to be obsessed with cross-stitching. We're glad she's over that now. She'd neve rlet us in her latp when she was cross-stitching. Woof!

William said...

Happy birthday to your human pet! Your pet and my pet have close birthdays, kinda like a lot of our cat friends have close birthdays, too. I don't know what that means.

Gigolo Kitty said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you gave her some nice prezzies (not the stinky kind:))

Bombay said...

Happee Happee Purrthday, Marina! Purrs and headbutts fur you!

Zeus, purrliss tell your bean Mommy that 28 is still furry furry young. My bean Foster Mommy is lots older. She is furry furry old! Oops... she's coming into the room... HELP Meeee

Sdit. said...

Happy Birthday to your human pet!!!

I'd say to give her that Kukka mug as a birthday pressie but seems like she's already taken over it!!

10 lbs is not so bad seeing that I was nearly 9.5 myself and born nearly a month late!!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

That's right - you sure picked a furry interesting human. It's good acoz then we gets to hear bout all kinds of interesting stories. Give her big hugs and kisses for her Purrthday.
Happy Birthday Marina!

Bob-kat said...

Happy Birthday to your human pet Zeus. I hope she had a lovely day and thanks for telling us a bit about her :-) My first job was to deliver newspapers too. I did it so I could afford to buy records.

Carmen said...

Zeus, tell your human pet happy birthday from me. And that asking boys out wasn't all that fun. ;)

Tigersan said...

A very merry happy birthday to the one turned 28 :)

One year older, and twelve months happier ;)

Rascal said...

Happy Birthday to your human pet. Your human pet and mine only seem to have 2 things in common (3 if you count being owned by a Cat.) The kindergarten and cross stitch parts. So all the rest was furry interesting.

Diva P said...

Happy belated cake and candles day human pet of Zeus! You share a birthday with our P Daddy - it must be the day very special people are born :)

Kukka-Maria said...

Wow...not going to kindergarten explains a lot! I think it is in kindergarten when people learn how to respect others by not laying claim to their fake celebrity boyfriends (I think Johnny Depp went to kindergarten...).

Happy Birthday, Marina. I hope you and Johnny have a great celebration without me.


David said...

for a cat you write very well!


Kaze said...

Happy Birthday human pet!! She sounds incredible, but not as great as you are Zeus. I hope she enjoys her day!

Lilize said...

hehehe what a nice post zeus!

did you bake her a cake?
us, humans, like to have some cake on our birthdays ^^

i'm sorry i've been out lately but life's been chaotic :)

but i always find the time to take a quick peep ^^

PrincessMia said...

Happy belated Purrthday to Zeus' Lady Pet. What a great and talented and pretty and famous and smart Lady Pet you have. Special purrthday purrs to her!

Dianne said...

Happy belated birthday to your ma!
Wow, she did a lot of cool human stuff. Don't you think you'd come in 1st in a cat beauty contest? And my ma says your ma makes her feel old because in Sept of '78 she was starting her sophomore year in college.

Dianne said...

BTW, my ma is obsessed with cross stitching-I have to push my way on to her lap when she is stitching something!

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Happie burthday human pet lady. Yoo picked yer human pet vary well.

Give her burthday purrs and headbutts frum us all!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Yoo haf a furry clefurr mum Zeus. Wish her belated happy purrfday furrom us

DEBRA said...

Miss Marina

Happy Belated Birthday!

And Abby says many many morrr purrdays for you!