Thursday, January 24, 2008

7 Random Facts About Me

My friend, Carole at Thoughts of Home, tagged me with a '7 Random Facts About Me' meme. I wasn't sure if I would be able to come up with anything remotely interesting about myself, but I thought I should come up with something. It is fun to read the '100 Things' lists on other blogs, and I had toyed with the idea of doing one here. However, I can barely come up with 7, much less 100. We'll give it a try:

1. I am a worrier. I think I started worrying when I was about two years old. One, maybe. The fear of something happening (accident or illness) to my children is almost overwhelming at times.

2. I played the flute for years. Still have it. Never play it.

3. I want to learn how to ballroom dance. Badly.

4. I think Disneyland is the happiest place on earth.

5. I used my own money to subscribe to Home magazine when I was in 6th grade. I spent hours drawing house plans.

6. I hate movies with bad endings. I need emotional closure. I also hate movies (or books) about animals. Speaking of animals, during my childhood I (or a sister) had dogs, cats, chickens, goats, sheep, horses, fish, and hamsters. I have absolutely no desire to ever own pets. I would love to name a bunch of pets, though... (Okay, that was a two (three, four?) for one.)

7. Eight years ago, I opened a home, garden, and gift shop with my sister and mom. We were featured in Victoria magazine. Shannon and Mom now run the shop without my 'help.' They get nervous when they see me coming (with all three boys...).

Well, that is it for today. I know I am supposed to tag 7 people, but how about those of you who might be interested consider yourself tagged. (Cop-out, I know.) Comment and let me know if you decide to participate!

Game of Blog Tag Rules:
*Link to the person that tagged you.
*Post the rules on your blog.
*Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
*Tag 7 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 blogs.


carole said...

Funny. Reading your list makes me think of more "random" things about myself! For example, in college I learned to swing dance and (my favorite) the Lindy Hop. It's great fun. You and Russ would have so much fun ballroom dancing.

Growing up I did a lot of daydreaming about house plans, too, but I thought it was because my dad was an architect. Now I'm married to a carpenter who is building monstrosities of houses and I just look at the prints with great skepticism. :)

I also can't stand books about animals. I can't remember ever making it all the way through a book about just animals. (Well, perhaps The Wind in the Willows years ago!)

Donna Boucher said...

Well, no wonder you house is so adorable!

Laney said...

Your boys are adorable!

I can so relate to your number 6. I need closure, too. Like the movie "Family Man" with Nicolas Cage. I *hated* the ending to that movie. I won't ruin it in case you haven't seen it, but - oh, my!


Laney said...

P.S. I did the meme.