Saturday, December 13, 2008

A tagging and a stolen list.

I was tagged by Elana for something with pretty easy rules:
~ Link to the person who tagged you.
~ Share 7 random and/or weird facts about you.
~ Tag 7 random people at the end but I'm not going to tag anyone. Do if it you want!

So here are my 7 random/weird facts about myself:
1. I eat salt. Plain. I love it. Mmmm.
2. I never daydreamed about my wedding, having kids or any other type of "girlie" future.
3. The only reason I drink Guinness as my beer of choice is because when I was a beginner drinker, my boyfriend was a beer snob and said he would buy my beer if I drank guinness. If I drank anything else, I'd have to buy it myself. So I forced myself to drink guinness - but not because I wanted free beer, but because I wanted to be a beer snob too.
4. I have a secret I will take with me to the grave. My best friend doesn't know. My husband doesn't know. In fact, there are only 3 people in the world who do know. It's such a big secret, no one in my life right now even knows I have a secret. It's nothing that should concern anyone in my life, so I'll simply keep it, never ever to speak of it. (and if you know me irl, i'd appreciate privacy please. The last thing I'd want is speculations and talk.)
5. I don't have any bad/negative memories of high school.
6. There is a song by a punk band written about me. It's about a really terrible girl who thinks nothing of breaking a boy's heart. But it was written about a really unfair (to me) situation.
7. I'm obsessed with jackets/coats. I have something like 27 of them. It's ridiculous.

Next, I stole this one from Truck Driver Wife. Simply copy the list and cross out the ones you have done. Looks like I only was able to cross off 56 items. Many of them all had to do with traveling to Europe, so when I do that, I'll be able to cross a lot off at once.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang/played a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (the infamous peanut butter ecoli. Wanted.To.Die.)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (not a long one, but a dinner cruise)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Made a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


margelina said...

I'm with you on #2...I never, ever imagined myself married with kids, I never once had that little girl fantasy, either. Then, it all suddenly happened to me, poof, out of nowhere. Sometimes there things you never knew you wanted until you get them.

Cara said...

Nancy - very cool facts about you. I love learning more about fellow bloggers as we seem to develop a mental picture...but we definately don't know what goes on in other's real lives!

So- really important question...HOW DO YOU CROSS THINGS OUT???? I've been dying to know and tried various buttons...but it won't work.


nancy said...

Cara, use the strikeout tags in html. Just google "strikeout tag html" in google for an example. It's really easy (just an S in tag form, which is between "<" and ">")

m said...

very tempted to swipe the list you swiped. Maybe I'll play with this tomorrow...

Hey, Nancy, thanks so much for your comments and support this week. I really, really appreciated it. Getting by, day by day. One more down...

Elana Kahn said...

To answer your question, I would actually play birth. :-)