Sunday, November 18, 2007

Random is Good

I woke up this morning with a sore throat and a pounding headache and a desire to do nothing but curl up in bed until I didn't feel like I just got hit by a truck anymore. Then I remembered... NaBloPoMo. (Some things sound like such a good idea in the beginning, but eighteen days later, not so much.) Not only did I not feel like writing anything, but I also didn't have any idea what to write. Well, thank heavens for Library Diva. She tagged me for a random meme. Here are the rules:
  • Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share seven random and or weird things about yourself.
  • Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
  • Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here is the randomness of me:
  1. When I was in 8th grade I won the school spelling bee. I later lost the county spelling bee because I missed "yardbird." Yes, I know how to spell "yardbird," I just got so excited that I was given such an easy word that I blurted out, "y-a-r-d-b-a-r-d. " Yardbard? What is that? Shakespeare mowing the lawn?
  2. When I was little, I named everything George - stuffed animals, lizards, my brother's goldfish, all George. We got a dog that the rest of the family insisted on naming Smoky, but to me he was always Smoky George.
  3. I like wasabi peas, partly for their spicy goodness and partly because I just like to say wasabi.
  4. Ditto with edamame, except for the spicy part.
  5. I think being a midwife would be the coolest job in the world. The only thing stopping me from pursuing that career path is my affinity for sleep. I tend to think that a laboring mother would get a little distraught if, after calling me at 3 a.m., I said, "Now's not really a good time for me. Can I get back with you around 10:00?"
  6. When we first got married fifteen years ago, Rhett convinced me to give up my favorite side of the bed, and I've never truly forgiven him. I secretly love it when he goes out of town because I can finally sleep where I want.
  7. One day when Rhett and I were driving home from North Little Rock, I counted 134 silver cars. Why? If you haven't determined my sanity level by this point, it won't do any good to attempt an explanation now.

Now for the tagging:

Thanks for playing. Now I will return to my regularly scheduled miserableness.


Sheila Cason said...

I think my husband took my side of the bed but he did it so covertly that I'm not quite sure what my favorite side is now. That's slick.

Jody said...

Thanks for tagging me! I checked out your profile, and I am stupidly excited by the fact you listen to Regina Spektor and love The Philadelphia Story. ;)

r8chel said...

This was my first time being tagged for a meme, and while I wasn't enthused about doing it... I did it just for you. :o)

UnPlugged or UnHinged? said...

Well, you roped me right into this world. You may find my candor [wink/nudge] here.