Sunday, May 06, 2007

Tagged for Eight Things...

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. ~ Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld

Mary tagged me yesterday, so now I have to tell all. Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

8 random facts/habits about me ...

1. My left ear is about 1/2" lower than my right one. This wreaks havoc on my ability to wear glasses of any kind. Recently, I've taken to putting the arm of my suglasses right side on my ear so that the glasses are level. What a pain.

2. Aside from dogs, I firmly believe that rats make the best pets. They are affectionate, cheap to feed and wicked smart -- my last rat was allowed free roam of the apartment (despite my three cats who never bothered him) because he was litter box trained and came when I called. Even my dog doesn't do that half the time, LOL.

3. There are very few creep crawlies that freak me out -- the hissing cockroach is one I can think of off the top of my head. Ick. But spiders, wasps & bees (I don't love them, but we co-exist pretty well most of the time -- I don't count the three times I've been stung out here), worms, snakes, etc. don't bother me at all.

4. I love to move. As a kid, my folks had itchy feet -- I lived in nine places by the time I was eighteen, and we weren't in the military. It must have rubbed off. Before I was married, I lived in ten different places. DH and I have lived in this house for almost eight years now, and I am DYING to move. It's the longest I've ever stayed in one place.

5. I don't make friends easily (I'm actually quite private), but will talk to anyone. This constantly mystifies my daughter who talks to no one (I successfully drilled the "don't talk to strangers" mantra into her head, apparently). I strike up conversations with strangers all the time -- in line at the store, while pumping gas. Last week I was standing at the checkout/return area at the library waiting for DD to finish finding books, and I stopped everyone who came in to return books and movies to ask if they liked what they'd read and seen. I'm desperate for good reading material. Most people were amused, one was not. His problem, not mine. Of course.

6. I'll eat nearly every veggie out there, but have yet to find a way to cook lima beans to make them palatable. They are, quite possibly, the most disgusting vegetable known to mankind. I'll eat brussel sprouts, gag down beets, but lima beans? UGH... seriously.

7. I never follow recipes when I bake or cook. Even the first time. Again, this is a trait that mystifies my daughter. I use handfuls of this, a spoonful of that, a sprinkle of something else. Then I'll add this thing that sounds like it'll taste good in it, while omitting that thing that isn't as yummy. The only thing I measure carefully are leavening ingredients. And, for the most part, everything I make is quite edible.

8. Despite the fact that I'm a little cluttered, I know where every last thing is. OTOH, my DH is a neat freak who never puts things away where they belong -- as long as things are "away" so you can't see them, that's all that matters. Drives. Me. Nuts.
Hmmm... I'll tag: Charity, Judy (again), Anno, and five other people who want to join in when they read this! LOL...

Don't forget: I've got a book giveaway contest in the works again this week - don't forget to toss your name into the hat!


anno said...

Great list! I never would have suspected that item about rats. Nor that response to moving: I attended a different school each year through junior high, and I would gladly never move again. Or maybe it's just because I hate to pack.

OK, time for me to get cracking on my own list -- thanks for the tag!

Ceri said...

Wow! I'm impressed at your Maynowrimo word count! I joined but I don't think I'm going to meet the goal. Unless I get lots more writing time.

ypoylwn-yesterday Pete ordered yard lights with neighbors

Tori Lennox said...

We have itchy feet in our family, too. Let's see, by the time I was 18 we'd lived in eight or nine places, too. All total, I've lived about 25 different places if you count moves within the same town.

groovyoldlady said...

I love rats. We've had three. They are the best pets EVER! Unless you are having a ladies' Bible study at your house... :-)

I hate moving. I lived in no less than 14 different houses/apartments growing up. I want my girlies to grow up in the same house all their lives.

The Lord may have other plans, and that's fine, but I'd just as soon stay here fer a while.

Charity said...

I've heard good things about rats, except that they have very short lives ~ you end up saying good-bye a lot.

Oh, and I finally answered your tag.

Gay said...

Thanks for the giggles. I knew you'd be fun... just didn't know how much. Wish you lived closer.

Alice Teh said...

Hi Marianne, I volunteered myself here. LOL.

I freak out at the sight of worms or anything resembling worms. Thinking about it gives me the creeps...

Denise Patrick said...

Love your list. I followed ElleFX over here after she tried to tag me for the same thing. I'd already been tagged.

I WAS a military brat and loved moving. The house I currently live in we've lived in for 16 years and occasionally my dh and I look at each other and say, "Isn't it time for new orders yet?"

Lima beans - I'm with you. NOTHING can make me eat them.

And, my DH is just like yours. He likes everything put away, but his preferred place is the trash can.