Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I've been tagged ...

I've been tagged by Share Cropper. So here goes.

1.I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged (which I have forgotten to do several times!), and to read your blog.

My eight random facts.

1. I love cookbooks and cooking magazines. I love to read recipes! I love to do all this while I'm eating my peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich and my Progresso tomato soup. With dill pickles and chips. Or while I'm eating my formerly-frozen chicken pot pie or fish fingers. Actual cooking is not for me, except now and then on the weekends. I would adore going out to dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I haven't been able to sell this to the family so far. I would also love to be a food writer, but fear I might have to learn to cook along the way.

2. I'm a sucker for candles and oil lamps. My common sense tells me the house sometimes looks like a funeral home -- but I don't care. Especially in the winter, I love to have lots of candles burning at night, and a fire in the fireplace -- I guess this hearkens back to my Celtic roots. I'm a "home-and-hearth" type. I'm as domestic about this as I am undomestic in the kitchen.

3. My second favorite place in the house is the front porch. While I'm not a gardener per se, I do like to have things in hanging baskets and containers on the porch, and I fuss over them all summer. Probably the porch looks like a funeral home, too. Sometimes I sit there to read, and wake up at about 2:00 AM covered with mosquito bites. I love to sit on the porch and watch thunderstorms (see point 7 below).

4. I love the fact that where I live we have four seasons. I'm not one of those folk who could retire to the tropics. Even though I could live without the summer heat and humidity, I love anticipating fall, winter, and spring, those ancient rhythms of the year. I'm big on seasonal decorating.

5. I have more jewelry than I need. This is not something I'm proud of, but I do seem to accumulate it anyway. Right now I'm addicted to Pandora. Is there a 12-step program for this?

6. I have three 50+ pound dogs who think they're lap dogs, and act accordingly. I'm short, so depending on where I sit, sometimes it just looks like a pile of dogs with a ponytail sticking out at the back. I could say I want them to be more independent, but that would be a lie. The more dogs I have around, the happier I am.

7. I'm a weather weenie. Wherever I am in the house, I'll probably have the Weather Channel on. I know things about the weather that no sane person ever wonders about. I'm also dying to take one of those vacations where you ride around in a van for two weeks with a few other nerds and chase tornadoes -- but I haven't got my husband to agree yet. He's sure I'll get myself killed.

8. I hate flying, even though I do a bit of it for work. I used to need 2 gin & tonics before I could even get on the plane. Now I can wait till I've actually boarded before I have them. Is that a sign of improvement? I probably need one of those programs where you go to the airport and stroke the fuselage, repeating, "The plane is my friend ..." But I know it's not!

Well, there you have it. Here are the lucky bloggers who are getting tagged by me.

Sophia at I Will Sing
Gabrielle at Contemplative Haven
Sr. Claire Joy at Flavor of the Month Whoops! She has been tagged already!
Susan Rose at Musings of a Discerning Woman
Sandy, CSJ, at Nunsuch
Rachel at The Big Dunk
Sr.Julie at A Nun's Life


Rachel's Big Dunk said...


I am excited to be tagged... but I already played this one. A slight variation of it, actually... 7 not 8 things.

So, to catch up, here's my 8th thing:

I bought an African drum today.

Gabrielle said...

Judy, you're a scream. Actually, from your eight revelations, I can see we're very much alike, except I don't have any dogs. I'll try to post mine over the weekend!

Share Cropper said...

Yea, Judy! Jewelry and more jewelry. One cannot have too much jewelry. I just bought a pair of (supposedly) tanzanite earrings on the cruise ship. And, I make beaded jewelry. I've not heard of Pandora, but I'll check it out.

Thanks for playing.

Anonymous said...


I keep wanting to do this, but it seems that when I make it to my blog I really need to process CPE by writing about it.

I'm sorry. Maybe sometime soon?


the tired chaplain

Sandy, csj said...

Judy, thanks for thinking of me...I may eventually get to it, but have a few too many things going on at the moment.

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

I played (finally) :0