Friday, August 17, 2007

The Crazy 8

Thanks, Jolene, for tagging me for the 8 Random Facts/Habits About Me meme. [No, the "thanks" isn't dripping with sarcasm. Or is it?] Here we go.

1. Each player must post these rules first.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Tagged people post their eight things and these rules.
4. End your post by ‘tagging’ eight new people to play.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog for these instructions.

1. I am allergic to mushrooms. No, I don’t know what kind of mushrooms. I only know that on the two occasions I have consumed mushrooms, I had an intense allergic reaction. No, I am not interested in trying different types to find out which ones I can eat and which ones I cannot eat.

2. I am allergic to spiders. No, I don’t know what kind of spiders. I only know that on the four occasions I have been bitten by spiders, I had an intense allergic reaction. No, I am not interested in being bitten by different types to find out which ones I can let live and which ones I should kill.

3. I always considered myself a watcher of television, but that is no longer true. I don’t think I ever watch more than 15 or 30 minutes of TV on any given day. I don’t miss it. In fact, I think I may need to get a “Shoot Your Television” bumper sticker.

4. I would, except I am not a believer in bumper stickers. One has to be fervent about something before putting a bumper sticker on her car. (Or at least I would have to be.) So, in my whole life, I’ve had just one bumper sticker on a car I have owned. What did it say? SPRINGSTEEN.

5. I’ve been an SAHM for just over a year now, and I’m amazed at how little I accomplish in a given day, a given week or even a given month. I thought I would have a cleaner house, a more organized life and a book or two written. I’ve failed on all three counts. I blame blogging!

6. By the time I was in high school, my mother was a Realtor, and I loved going with her to view houses. Most Sundays nowadays, you can find me and the eldest, and sometimes the other two kids, going to open houses. We go in and talk (loudly) about who would get which room, etc. They’ve learned to fake their way through any approaches by the real estate agents holding the open houses.

7. I have driven across the United States four times. Once as a child with my family; once in a drive-away car with my boyfriend at the time; and twice alone, taking my brother’s car from Florida to New Jersey to California and then from California to Florida upon his return from his posting in Turkey.

8. If at any point I had been forced to enter a beauty pageant, I would have had no talent to display for that portion of the pageant. I play no musical instruments. I don’t dance. I can’t sing (in tune). I can’t twirl a baton or juggle. I can bend my pinkie without the ring finger moving, but I don’t consider that a talent. It’s more a parlor trick.

I’m supposed to tag eight people, but I’m not going to because, really, I stink at this blogging community thingie. If you want to do it, let me know, and I’ll link to you.


Anonymous said...

LOL at #5 because it is so true! And #8 is hysterical! You need to upload a video of your parlor trick :D

Jeni said...

More time equals a cleaner house? In what lifetime? Not mine, that's for sure! The idea with more time you will accomplish more -nice theory, but I'd like to strangle whoever came up with that theory cause it too is just plain WRONG! I haven't worked -fulltime or even parttime for 4 1/2 years now and I get less accomplished now, home all day, than I did when I was working even as high as 70-80 hours a week! Go figure. And yes, blogging does do a bit there in the distraction stuff, but there has to be something else going on cause I don't spend THAT much time playing on the computer. Surely not. I'm quite sure I don't. (Fingers crossed behind my back there and no lightning anywhere in this vicinity so that was a safe claim!)

Jeni said...

"It's me, Margaret," as an old song begins (I think it may be from the song, "The Streak" but don't quote me on that - been a lot of years there. Anyway, I'm back to tell you two things - first that I added you to my blog favorites and two, that I have a present for you waiting at my blog for your early retrieval. So stop by and pick it up!

The Owners said...

I am so lame. I tagged you for this meme and I just now read the darn thing. Talk about slow.

I love looking through houses. I have always wanted to get my license, but never have. The real estate market around here is pure crap. Maybe one day. Until then I will always have "House Hunters".


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