Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I'm it!

Carolyn tagged me for the 8 random facts meme.

The Rules:
1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.

2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.

3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 6 people and post their names.

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

8 Random Facts/Habits:

1. I'm tuh-errified of heights. Hate them hate them hate them. I'm fine with being in a building, by a window, many floors up, but get me on a roof or next to a cliff and I squeal and giggle and hang on tight to the nearest tree. A friend invited me to go sky diving, and even talking about it made me shaky. Eeee.

2. I once drove 500 miles in a day to check on a dog that I wasn't sure I'd be able to find. (For the record: I did).

3. Texture is a big thing for me with food. I don't like most nuts because of their texture (I'll gladly eat cookies with ground almonds, but I won't eat whole ones). Love bread and dough-y textures. Hate mushrooms.

4. I'm allergic to birch tree pollen, which means that when I eat raw peaches, pears, apples, cherries, and some other fruits my mouth and sometimes my ears get all itchy. I still eat 'em anyway. Deeeelish!

5. This whole "wearing glasses" thing is weirding me out. Lots.

6. I'm thinking about working towards becoming a zookeeper, but really I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Or where.

7. At the beginning of September I'll probably be moving to New Zealand for a few months. I'm both pleased and terrified. In December I'll come back to my hometown of Philly, but I have absolutely zero idea of where I'll go after that. I have glorious friends here, but Greensboro isn't exactly spectacular. I don't like the thought of leaving these people forever.

8. When I was young one of my favorite restaurants was Seafood Shanty (remember those?) even though I didn't eat seafood (I'm just now getting into it). I'd have pasta with butter sauce (essentially noodles drowning in butter, which, if not for obvious reasons, I would TOTALLY still eat all the time) and color in the placemats which would invariably get me a free dessert coupon which we would always forget to bring.

Hey! Tanya, Amy, Heather, Jenny,Janice, Anita! Y'all are it!


Scattered Gemini said...

I started wearing glasses my sophomore year of high school. I quickly moved into contacts, even with the astigmatism. Eventually i decided that contacts were just a pain and i was too lazy to keep them properly cleaned. Oh, and i ran out of parental insurance, too.

I've actually grown to really like my glasses. Especially this last frame, it adds great character.

You'll get used to them. That "doing a double take as you pass a mirror" thing, eventually wears off. ;)

Janice in GA said...

New Zealand???? Wowiekazowie!!! I've wanted to go there since I was a callow youth in the 70's.

But you'll miss SAFF! Ok, next to a trip to NZ, SAFF isn't much, I know. And there are a bazillion sheep there too! :)

Dang, was looking forward to saying hi IRL again.

Tanya said...

I hear you about the glasses. I thought I wasn't keen on them until I tried contacts a couple of years ago and felt really boring looking without them. After a couple of months I went back to my glasses. Now I just have to take a trip to Japan, my brother in law goes for work and he picks up really nice glasses for under $100 (including prescription). He has a whole "wardrobe" of them, thats what I want, yes siree.

Ummmmm thanks for the meme. Those things are tricky. Damn.

Tanya said...

Oh and why do you have to go back after NZ? If you are going to set up and find new work anyway why not somewhere else?........

Heather said...

OK I normally don't do these things, but for you...

(Upcoming, some time this weekend...)

New Zealand - always wanted to go. Keep me posted, you might have a visitor :)