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Sunday, January 27, 2008

This is a test

I've been tagged by Ann for a meme. (my first!) We shall now see if I'm smart enough (Okay, techie savvy enough) to follow the rules and post the hot links, etc. (Hurray, I managed to get the "Ann" as a hotlink!)

THE RULES

The rules for this meme are:
(1) Link to the person that tagged you.
(2) Post the rules on your blog.
(3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
(4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
(5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Six weird things about me: (That should get me out of a blue funk quickly: I'll just think about how strange I am, and I'll laugh all the way to Starbucks.)

1. I'm afraid of birds. (
Ornithophobia) Especially chickens, but any kind of bird. I'm not afraid of cows, horses or pigs. (I grew up on a farm.) Birds give me cold shivers. I cannot bring myself to touch one. (Yes, there's a story -- later!)

2. I am a "messy," but I know where things are in my disorganized-looking piles. Whenever I clean up (get it to look organized and neat), I inevitable lose something important that I don't find for weeks. Then...of course, I remember, "I put it away there!" (This morning I just "found" the two new bath mats I bought two weeks ago)

3. I have worn acrylic nails for 23 years -- continuously. My nail beds are teensy tiny -- my pinky nail is so small that on the rare occasion the tech has to put a plastic tip on, she doesn't have one small enough, but must file down the smallest she has. (Yes, I kept the acrylics all the way through chemo, even when my hands were so swollen they looked like a lump of meat with five sausages sticking out -- my acrylic nails were firmly intact!!)

4. Since chemo all of my hair has grown back, EXCEPT arm pits. (Too much info?? Whatever, most of my readers are female) Weird? Yes, but wonderful too!! (I don't recommend chemotherapy just for that, though it is a nice side effect!)

5. I'm addicted to puzzles (Sudoku, crossword, etc) and won't go anywhere without one (or more) in my purse or briefcase.

6. I can sleep anywhere, anytime, any place. I once fell asleep in church playing the organ. I held a chord too long and it woke me up. I was terribly embarrassed, but I don't think anybody realized why I had fumbled. It's just TOO weird to contemplate.

I tag:

Sarah
Mrs. Darling
Anni
Heather

:0) mg
Tammy

*Note: I spent approximately two hours trying to write the hot links in html -- at partial success. Then I "discovered" the "Link" button on the tool bar and did all of them in less than 5 minutes!!! I suppose I can say I learned something today!!!! (Is this #7 on the list of weird things about me???)

5 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Love your meme answers. Not that you have had to have chemo of course, but you wit and your love of life. Now this is crazy....but when I actually put my shoes away in the closet....I can never find 'em!!! I usually take 'em off wherever I am at the time, and the next day...know right where they're at. If and when I clean I put them away in the closet and then search for my shoes, under beds, by the doors, under the tables.......long afterward I resort to the closet and there they are!!!

I'll do the meme as quickly as I can...and I'll let you know when it's done.

Have a happy week.

Ann said...

Okay first of all I'm so sorry it took you that long to do the links! That had to be so frustrating, but how cool is it that you were doing it at first in HTML! I wouldn't have a clue how to do that!

I LOVED your last one, falling asleep at the organ HAHA! You know, that's one thing i forgot to think about when I did my meme, embarrassing things that have happened to me.

Anyway, this is a great list! I enjoyed reading it :)

Linda said...

Another person who is afraid of birds! It is a real fear!! I've written about some of my horror stories involving birds.

Another thing we have in common is Sudoko. I too travel with a Sudoko book in my purse for those long waits in doctor's offices.

Glad I found you.

Linda said...

Wow--I love birds, esp. chickens, which I have kept as pets! Also, my pinkie nails are extremely small like that, too!

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

ANd now? I tag you!
http://www.desperatelyseekingsanity.com/2008/02/04/book-meme

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