Monday, June 23, 2008

Tagged


I've been tagged by Joanie at Nini Makes for "6 nonessential things about me."  I hardly know where to begin as there are so many random and insignificant little tidbits I could throw out there:  I started to go gray at 26, my right ear is bigger than my left, I hate to have my picture taken, I have a terrible memory.  This is really making me do some serious self examination! ;-)  Well, here goes....

1.  I have the legs of a 5 year old.  Sadly, I do not mean that they are lean and straight and smooth. Nope.  They constantly look as if I have been climbing trees and falling off my bike, covered in scrapes and bruises and scars.  Even more sadly, they do not end up this way because I have been doing anything fun like climbing trees or riding a bike.

2.  I hate almost all condiments.  Butter or cheese are the only "always" acceptable toppings and it wasn't until college that I even was willing to try salad dressing or dips of any kind.  

3.  I am TERRIBLE at multitasking.  There is almost nothing in the world that causes me more stress than juggling several things at once.  I much prefer to focus on one thing at a time, finish it and move on.  This is sort of a problem with being a stay-at-home mommy of three babes 5 and under.  

4.  I love to read, but have barely read anything (for myself) in the last 5 years.  When I get lost in a book (or series of books), I am almost literally depressed when it ends and often miss the characters.  This happened with Anne Shirley as a child and with Bridget Jones as an adult.  

5.  My mother's ancestry has been traced to a town in Sweden and my father's to a town in Norway that are only about 60 miles apart.

6.  I have always (from a very young age) secretly wished I were British.  Often my favorite books were set in England (think PL Travers, CS Lewis, AA Milne) and as I got older I learned to adore the accent and terminology.  How much more fun to push a pram or run to the loo or hang your knickers on the line!  It is still the place that I want to visit most in the world.  Joanie, do you take in boarders? ;-)

Hmmm.. now I suppose I am supposed to tag others.  I don't think I have enough readers to do so....at least not commenting readers!  Think I'll just leave this for now.....

4 comments:

ninimakes said...

Lovley! Yes we love visitors. Thanks so much for joining in, it's so fun to find out more about other, ever so friendly bloggers.
I have that very same "5 year old leg" problem by the way.

Patty Thomas said...

Yup on the legs. My kids point the splotches out and ask why I have purple lines all over my legs. Nice. Great to find out more about you!

beemahoney said...

I think I could add some interesting tidbits in here... ' ) but it was fun, what you came up with to say!

Elissa said...

dear, i am SURE you could provide interesting tidbits about me.... but these were to be nonessentials. i couldn't very well leave the reason that i am "outdoorsy" as that would likely be an ESSENTIAL ;-) love,love...