Friday, February 08, 2008

Tagged in my absence

Apparently I am very taggable! I got tagged by Penny at Penny Quilts and DeeDee at Mini Pauses for this meme while I was blogcationing in not-so-sunny-but-incredibly-freakin-cold Oklahoma.

THE RULES:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog. (Don't mess with THE RULES because they are in CAPITALS, people - CAPITALS!)
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

So without further ado, 7 weird things about me:

1. I cannot sleep with a closet door open. The kids like theirs open and it drives me nuts. Over the years I have come to allow it for them, but I can't sleep if the door is open in my bedroom. And if I think about theirs being open too much I start to get really freaked out.

2. I alphabetize my canned goods. And videos. And books. And pretty much anything else that is alphabetizable.

3. I hate the smell of orange-flavored things like air freshener and cleaners. I won't eat oranges themselves or orange Lifesavers either. But those orange-slice gummy candy things? Omg, LOVE them.

4. I can do a fairly decent impression of Jeri from the 80's TV sitcom "The Facts of Life." It's totally tacky and completely un-PC, but it makes my mom laugh so hysterically that I can't resist.

5. I'm allergic to the red dye in Koolaid. And many other red things (dang you FD&C Red No's 1-infinity!), but Koolaid's the only thing I've ever ingested enough of to have a reaction.

6. My husband was the teacher's aide in my Kindergarten class. He was 15, I was 5. Trust me when I say it sounds way creepier than it really is.

7. I can clog. (The dancing, not what you do to toilets and drains.) Tater and I started taking lessons when I was 17 and she was 14 right after my Aunt Janet and Cousin Courtney entered the family. They were veteran cloggers and we SO wanted to be a part of the fun. (The dancing was great, but it was those good-lookin' Horton boys that kept us coming back...) We used to wear gigantic red and white polka dotted outfits with full skirts and red lacy bloomers to exhibitions and even made it on the front page of the paper when we clogged at the city sidewalk sale. Yeah, we are that cool.

And my buddy Going Like Sixty tagged me for this one:

Things I never dreamed, when I was 25, would be in my life now:

1. A man that is 10 years older than me.

2. This gigantic booty I've been carrying around on my backside.

3. A mini-van. I just always thought I'd drive a car, but with three kids.....a van is SO a necessity.

4. A laptop. It was a dream come true!

5. A log splitter that can be hauled behind a vehicle, two four-wheelers, a Harley and a redneck.

6. A college degree. Wait....that one still isn't in my life. Nevermind.


Many thanks to all who tagged me. I'm not tagging anyone because well, I'm just not. I think since I was off for a week pretty much everyone else has done 'em!

1 comment:

Penny said...

Great tidbits. I think you are completely justified in that closet door thing. There are weird things in there that can get out and we all know it.

When I was a kid I had pictures of ladies in parasols on the wall and their eyes would follow you. Every night I would turn the pictures around and every morning my grandmother would turn them back. I don't recall her asking me why I was doing it, which is weird in itself. I still wouldn't have things with eyes staring at me on the wall. I should have posted that as one of my random points when I was tagged.