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Sunday, November 25, 2007

MEME – 7 things

Mary over at Motherwise tagged me. At first I was dreading the need to play this silly game again, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there are lots of things I want to say, but that really aren't all that blog-worthy. So... here goes with some of them.

1. I collect bottles. But typically only the ones with product still in them. Unless they are really old. Or really cool looking. Or really small. Or glass (no plastic). Or... mmm... I collect bottles.

That's just a few - very few - of them! That printer's tray alone contains 33 tiny bottles. None of them are worth much money, but they are just so darn cute!

2. I am not a picky eater – unless you try to feed me liver. Or English peas. Or raw onions. Or raw meat (bring on the shoe leather, baby!). Or squid. Or figs – I hate figs! Or … mmm… I’m a picky eater.

3. I’ve been spotlighted on three different television shows. Twice on local news broadcasts – once when I was 8 and once when we were adopting Daughter. And in October of 2006 I was on the Montel Williams Show talking to Sylvia Brown. First and only time in my life I ever got stage fright! It was worse than dealing with the ghost I went on to talk about! LOL!! It is a cool story, but I’m copycatting Motherwise and making you ask if you want to hear it!

4. I had a dog once that got eaten by an alligator.

5. I played the clarinet in high school until the summer before my senior year when I took money for teaching twirling lessons. That put me in the “professional” category, so I couldn’t play with the band for UIL competitions and thus became the band secretary. I was bossy and mean. So mean, in fact, that on my off period which was right before band, when I’d go to the band hall to hang out, the other students would flip on Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Back” when I walked in!

6. I was head twirler in high school for both my junior and senior years. It was the first time in the school history that a junior had been named head twirler. It was the first time is the school history that anyone was named head twirler two years in a row. I was good. I knew it. I had a big head. People didn’t like me much. Refer back to #5 for the rest of this story.

7. I’m no longer mean and nasty and (as) bossy… unless I have to be. But I don’t enjoy it like I did in my teen years. Well, not most of the time. Heh heh heh. (See
Customer Service Rant for examples – that’s pretty much as mean and nasty as I get these days.)

OK – that’s my 7. And I’m absolutely STUMPED on who to tag. The Meme 8 took me nearly 2 days to put together because I know so few people here. So I’m going to ask those of you who read this, and email me behind the scenes instead of posting comments to EMAIL ME WITH 7 (or 1 or 2 or...) THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF that are fun, interesting, and/or just plain weird. I’ll post them here. No - I won't use your name. But I do get to make up a funny nickname for you if you don't just post it in the comments under a name of your choice. Talk about making my blogging life easy! LOL!!

And if you need a feel-good for the day, go check out Motherwise . She’s warm, creative, and very funny.

Peace, Blessings, and a prayer for lots of 7s up soon!


  1. What? An alligator ate your dog??? Oh my. Thanks for sharing your meme. I'll try to think of something to email to you!

  2. Angela - please feel free to post your seven on your site and then let me know when it's up. You don't have to email me anything. That was just for all my goofy (yes, I said goofy - and you know who you are! Oh quit frowning! You know I love you!) friends who seem to abhor leaving anonymous comments and instead email me! LOL! I look forward to learning something fun and weird about you, Ms. Writer Pro. ;o)

  3. I know exactly what you mean about not knowing many other bloggers. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'll do a MEME-7 if you want me to, but I don't have seven people to send it to. My mom reads my blog sometimes, but never comments (and doesn't have a blog). My sister will leave comments, but she doesn't have a blog either. The others who comment are mostly those you have already done this with.

  4. Ummmm you are going to elaborate on the alligator/dog story...yes?

    I love your bottle collection!

  5. Hey Brandi! Glad to see you here! I'd love to see your 7 things even if you have to do like me and just toss it up to whomever!

    Luci - The dog story really mmmm.. shall we say bites. ((groan, groan)) I left her with my first husband when we divorced. He gave her to his uncle who had a big place somewhere in Louisiana. She was a big dog and needed room to run. They had a creek running through their property and one evening, when Dusty didn't come home they went looking for her and found what was left of one leg and 1/2 of her collar in the mud by the creek. Actually kind of makes me sick to think about. She was a really sweet dog.

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog today! I enjoyed reading your MEME-7 . . . but, gosh, I am so sorry about the dog! The only time I was in the media was when the newspaper interviewed my husband and me when we were buying a Christmas tree our first year of marriage. My husband did all the talking, and gave all this insight, but the paper wound up quoting the ONE thing I said. We still laugh about that! God bless!

  7. Welcom Bia! Thanks for visiting!

    Isn't it funny how the media manipulates stuff! Your experience just goes to show that we never can count on really getting the whole story! LOL!!

    Thanks for the concern over the puppy. Even now, 30 years later it makes me sad to think of.

    Hope to see you back soon!


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