Friday, October 26, 2007


I was tagged awhile ago by Bethany, and I've really put off answering. So, I finally decided that I needed to step up to the plate and let you all have it. Here's how it goes:

"Here's how you play, once you've been tagged. You have to write a blog with 10 weird, random things, facts or habits about yourself. At the end you choose 10 people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them to be tagged. Don't forget to leave them a comment "You're It!" and to read your blog. You can't tag the person who tagged you."


I had a fabulous gap in my front teeth until I was 12 years old. Then, the orthodontist stuck braces in my mouth, and now I have teeth that are unnaturally squashed together. I wish that I still had the gap in my front teeth. Instead I now have a wire that is holding my two front teeth together.

I don’t own tennis shoes.
Pathetic. I have a kicky pair of orange Chuck Taylor low tops, but that's it. I have a wide range of fabulous high heels...

I love to drink orange juice when I eat a chocolate chip cookie

I am afraid of the dark I used to vault from my bedroom door into the darkness of my childhood bedroom. Now, I must retain some sense of "mom's in control - there's no monsters in this house - blah blah blah." The dark totally freaks me out! I lay in bed solving random scenarios about escaping from the bad guys in my dark house. That's not just weird. I fear that might be nuts.

I see ghosts – and that freaks people out. I don't usually see ghosts in the darkness. I usually see them during the day. I kind of like it...

My high school boy friend sent me a ‘promise ring’ in the mail I did not marry him. I did keep the ring. Then I lost it. I wasn't sad. It was tiny.

I like the smell of old cars. I mean, I really love that dusty, old, warm smell that only comes from an old car. It's the combination of dust and pleather and warm sunny days. I like to close my eyes and imagine who bought the car and what they were like when they felt so proud to drive around in it. Old cars, old houses and grave yards - love 'em.

I have a Huck Finn talent for getting people to paint my house. I love redecorating. I hate painting. Luckily, my mom and my best friend can't sit around and watch me putz around with the color on the walls thing. They jump up and grab the brush and take over. We're all happy!

I took bowling for my P.E. credit in college. I barely passed. I'm not a great bowler. Actually, I'm not much of an athlete. I sure like to run around and play, however.

I truly believe that any kind of nut in any food totally ruins it – the food not the nut.
I seriously do not understand why people put nuts in cookies or brownies or sweet breads. Why, people, why? I sometimes fake a nut allergy just so I can get the stuff with out nuts. That, and people take pity on others with allergies. I don't have real allergies. Just fake ones.

I didn’t like Terms of Endearment – couldn’t even watch the whole thing one time.
I think this is one of the worst movies ever made. Sorry.

I have a reverse body image – I think I am thinner than I actually am, and I’m often surprised by my reflection in the mirror. This makes it really hard to go on any sort of diet - denial and ignorance. That's my newest mantra. Fat and happy. Has a nice ring to it.

I have deep, abiding love for Q-tips
Oh, my. Oh, my goodness. Oh. yeah. yes. oh, yes. yes. YES. YES!

So, now I have to tag some folks:
Sue @ Navel Gazing At Its Finest
Chris & Rikki @ Chris and Rikki + E3
The Rotten Correspondent @ Confessions of A Rotten Correspondent
emilyruth @ i wonder sometimes
Julia @ Because I Knew You...
Kelsey @ Our College Life


Bethany said...

Hey! I'm gonna paint Noni's room...Have I been finagled? Is that how you spell finagled? Is it even a real word? I'll have to google that later.

I'm totally with you on the nut thing..gross. AND Q-tips...I LoveloveLoVE them! Ahhhhhhh.

Wire between your teeth? I am looking for aware!

Thanks! That was great!

Galadriel Thompson said...

Oh Lavender Taffy! I too am afraid of the dark and do exactly the same thing you do. I stay awake at night rehashing all the possible scenarios of escape and attack if ever a bad guy should break in. I also go over how to rescue my children if there were ever to be a fire.

So maybe we're both insane.

p.s. I also see things in the daylight hours too. No joke. Weird. Now I'm covered in goosebumps.

jmbmommy said...

Very clever...
I am sad about your tooth gap...I like people with teeth that are their own. Not the gleaming barbie/ken teeth that dentists think that everyone wants... don't get me wrong, I think that people should be able to get the barbie/ken teeth if they want, BUT they shouldn't feel like they have to. Homogeny is not really the best.

Ghosts, scary and cool.

Promise ring...very funny

Nuts?? I just love them, I add them to everything...but to each their own...

I always think that I am thinner than I really am that weird? The mirror surprises me and I think, hey who put that fat suit on me??

Well, these ARE 10 cool things about you...great fun! (I also read the ghost stories, SPOOKY)

Sue said...

I still love ya - but only because I'm afraid you'll sick ghosties on me. I already responded. Yes, I have no life.

I hate nuts too - and I'm always shocked that I'm fat too. I forget.

Orange juice and chocolate chips? {{shudder}}

by Johanna Brandvik said...

I get the orange/chocolate thing. And the q-tips. And keeping the ring, tiny as it was. And wanting the sexy gap in your teeth (though I think you have an amazing smile that lights up the room now). And laying in bed rehearsing fire drills. But nuts?! Love ya!

compulsive writer said...

That reminds me, I wanted to give you a link to another cool ghost story.

This is one of my favorite memes. I'm glad you played and played so well.

Once I went to a new dentist and one of the first things the guy said was "And I can fix that gap in between your front teeth, too." I thought to myself, "What gap? I have a gap?" I didn't let him fix it and I'm so glad.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I'll do it! This will be fun.

Your list is great. Orange and chocolate is just about my favorite combo ever.

Patti said...

i see ghosts too...and what did you have to promise to get that ring?!

Caroline said...

I pretty much think I'm thinner that I really am. It's always a fun realization when I go shopping. Not that I shop much. Oh dear, I'm rambling husband hates to paint. dirty beggar.

Shandy said...

:) You crack me up! I'm so afraid of the dark. I'm glad other grown women are too! And i'm one of those crazy people that put nuts in their baked goods...sorry!

Angela WD said...

There was actually an indie film made called "Gap Toothed Women". It celebrates beauty in women who have a gap in their front teeth.

I have a reverse body image, too. I definitely think I'm skinnier than I am, and it's not a good thing for dieting.

meg said...

my doctor once told me to lay off the q-tips!

Sew Succulent said...

I think I am thinner than I am too! My sister calls this Reverse Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

kalurah said...

Oh my goodness!! I have the same reverse self image thing.
I swear to myself I am still a size 6, then I look in the mirror and am a little shocked.
why am I shocked? I am with myself when I go shopping for size 10's.
aren't I paying attention???

p.s you think OJ with a cookie is odd, I LOOOOOOOOVE OJ with Pickles!!!
it's hell on heartburn, though. :)