Friday, June 29, 2007

Tagged by Psychodiva: 8 Things About Me

Thanks go out to Psychodiva who tagged me!

  • All right, here are the rules.
  • We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  • Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Okay, here we go:

  1. Until I started college, I thought I'd become a music teacher/band director. I learned all the instruments I could and played in any ensemble that would have me. But I didn't like doing theory or learning scales, or practicing. So I married a musician/composer instead. I tell people that since my husband is a musician, I needed to make money and went into marketing/business instead.
  2. I don't want to be buried in the ground. In fact, I don't like the idea of my dead body being paraded around. Just burn me, have a big party, and put my ashes wherever you want.
  3. I spent the first 5 years of my life on an old farm in Nebraska. My parents didn't farm (except for a large personal garden), but we were surrounded by fields and animals. I remember it fondly.
  4. I hate seafood. I do not like the fishy taste. I also don't like the fact that some look like giant bugs. They probably were bugs at one time. Don't tell me that swordfish is the least-fishy-tasting fish. If it's fish, I won't like it.
  5. I am currently writing a youth novel (for ages around 12). It's about an obsessive-compulsive ghost that farts a lot.
  6. My kids (aged 7 and 2 1/2) have an electric guitar, piano and drum set that they are allowed to play. The noise does not bother me. I think it's music!
  7. I love to play video games. Especially ones where you shoot things. I'm not so much into roll-playing games, but I do like Sims. I wish I had more time to play.
  8. I love watching the special features on DVD's, especially the deleted scenes and mistakes. I love knowing how they made something.

Tagged! Here are the other bloggers that I have tagged:






Brad S.



Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #56

13 Things I've Learned Recently

  1. A "culled egg" is a developing egg inside a chicken. I guess they don't just produce one egg at a time, but have several eggs in waiting. Once the chicken is butchered, the culled eggs are good in stews.

  2. The asperagis that we eat is actually just the initial shoot that appears in Spring and should be cut immediately. If you let it keep growing, it looks like a beautiful wispy little tree.

  3. When buying a new convection microwave, you should get the best brand possible. I tried an imported-brand and it could not cook. Toast shouldn't take 10 minutes. So I returned it and got a GE. Now I'm cooking!

  4. When you buy a large appliance, don't let the kids play with the box until you are sure you don't have to return it.

  5. Letting the kids do the Naked Raindance outside doesn't necessarily mean that it will rain soon, but at least the kids are having a good time!

  6. I've learned how to drive a manual transmission, finally! The kids love to ride in the Beetle and it is fun to drive. But I still have to master going from stop to first to second on a hill.

  7. Did you know that Tiger Lilly buds are good to eat? Try to get the smaller ones--the larger ones are too bitter. You can cook them up like green beans, but fresh and raw are just as good!

  8. Dreams about yelling at your ex-boss are almost as satisfying as the real thing.

  9. The fireflys in our back yard are amazing in the dark--almost like a Christmas light display, but constantly moving.

  10. While walking down to the neighbors, I learned that my 2 1/2 year-old daughter doesn't like litter. It makes her want to cry.

  11. Frog love to take a nighttime swim in my neighbors pool and will sing a loud chorus while sitting on the edge.

  12. My dog tries to intimidate the large Buck that roams on our property, but I think the Buck intimidates him. He intimidates us, too.

  13. I like snakes. While visiting our local nature center and my friend "The Snake Lady," I held a small rat snake. It was actually very nice.