Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tag, I'm it.

I'm supposed to come up with 10 interesting things about myself. Which is feeling like a stretch this morning. Gina tagged me a while ago, while I was drowning in my river of snot.

1. I have a dimple on my left shoulder. My mother always told me it was where the wings had tried to sprout. I asked a French physical therapist about it one day and he actually used the word 'malformation'. Jackass.

2. I was a vegetarian of varying degrees of intensity for 12 years. Until I moved to France and saw the error of my ways. Now I'll eat anything except brains, blood sausage, tripes, or anything else made from guts or glands.

3. I spend way more money on books than clothes or shoes. Which makes me either badly dressed or well-read.

4. My oldest brother can wind me up in 2 seconds flat. I'd even go so far as to say he's gifted. Or I'm predictable. Or both.

5. I'm vaguely psychic. Or intuitive or whatever. I always know when someone I haven't talked to in a long time is going to call.

6. I miss hugs. Seriously. No one hugs here. I'm lucky to have to really cuddly kids, which helps. But really, the kissing on the cheek thing sucks after a while. After a while I just want a hug. Ohmigod that sounds so lame.

7. My English has stagnanted. I speak a very up-to-date version of 1997 American English. I say things like lame, cool, and nasty. I have, however, successfully phased out narly and rad. I'm hoping all the hours I'm now spending watching American tv on-line in English will provide the updates necessary to bring my English into the 21st century.

8. I cry a lot. Movies, televions series, commericals even (if they're good), books. Well, that's not very interesting, more pathetic really, but I'm up to 8 now.

9. I've had two stepfathers. One I liked and one I didn't. But not in that order. I may have liked the 2nd one so much partially due to the fact that I never had to live with him. And I know I disliked the first one so much because I had to live with him. He was nasty.

10. While I appear to be an optimistic, care-free extrovert, I am actually a brooding, stressed-out introvert. Seriously.


My turn. Carter-Ann, Ali, Jennifer, and Reb: you're it.

15 comments:

zeb said...

I do like to think I am gifted, thanks for noticing.

beth said...

I know Zeb is smiling now! I am sending you a big hug - close your eyes and try to feel it - being Italian, I like to think that I am an expert on hugs! And, as far as your 1997 English - don't worry, once you pass the age of 30 your English "phrases" become obsolete anyway. Lastly, thank you for NOT tagging me.

beth said...

ps - did you read your email re the Parenting magazine? If you want I could send you a copy - it's just a cute thing.

beth said...

pss - Zeb, my sister also once mentioned that she thought you were gifted too, but I have never dared to ask her in what relm she was referring too - being that you last knew here when you both were care free teenagers - I'm sure it is somewhat innocent, but I think I'm better off not asking.

Christina said...

you should probably add "you go girl" to your list of 1990's words that you should NEVER say...

jchevais said...

Number 1 made me laugh.

Number 3 is me to a tee.

And I honestly thought that narly was spelled with a g.

Hooray! I'm tagged!

Reb said...

Ah crap. I was wondering what the tag was.

zeb said...

beth- There has been a few that have said that I am gifted but not always in a good way. Since it was so long ago and the memory fades I am sure your sister would say something nice.

Nicole said...

Zeb - Yeah.

Beth - Thanks for the virtual hug. If you had a blog, I would tag you.

Christina - I will always use that expression around you. You go girl.

Jennifer - Of course you're right about gnarly. But the urban dictionary says that 'narly' has become so common that the n spelling is actually more common than the g one. Not that I knew that before, I just can't spell for crap.

Alison said...

Oh, great. Now I'm actually going to have to think!

beth said...

Zeb - the three most frequent words that I remember people using to best describe you were: nice, cute and smart. And as a kid, I remember how nice you treated Nicole and I and I will always appreciate that as my sister wasn't so nice to me back then.

zeb said...

beth- I am not sure nicole would agree on how I treated her as a kid.

beth said...

Nicole and Zeb - especially compared to my sister, I'm sure Nicole would agree that you were very nice - luckily my sister and I get along really well now!

Christina said...

tell spiderman i saw his movie last night....haha.

jchevais said...

I finally fulfilled the tag!

Cheers!