I’ve been blogging for almost a year and this is the first time I have been tagged – not once, not twice but three times since Thursday. Two of them are basically the same things - list seven and ten random things about me. I can’t come up with seventeen but I will list ten. I will do the other tag in the next couple of days.
Before getting to the tag, I’ve been nominated for the Thinking Blog award again and to tell you the truth I’m more honored than I can say. There are so many people in our church that blog and my heart could not choose someone over another. With that in mind, if you want to participate in this tag you are free to post ten things about yourself and then let me know so I can check it out.
1. I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I lived there for only two years before coming to New York. I am French, Arabic and German. My wonderful husband is Polish and Italian which make my kids the U.N.
2. I have to be careful around people with heavy accents. I have a thing about picking up accents and I find myself imitating them. I’m not trying to be mean, it just happens. After watching Steele Magnolia, I came out of the movie theater speaking with a southern accent for over an hour before I could stop.
3. I had a pet squirrel monkey (see above picture) named Charlie, when I was kid. He got out of the house one day and went up in a tree. I drew a crowd trying to get him to down.
4. I hate to wear shoes. Once I’m home the shoes come off.
5. I have a weird pet peeve about Christmas decorations. They have to go up the day after Thanksgiving and come down the day after New Years. The Christmas lights being on in February just makes me crazy.
6. I can’t go to bed at night unless the bed is made first.
7. When I was seven, I was on the television show Bozo the Clown. I got picked to do a stunt and won a coin collector’s kit. Does anyone out there remember Bozo the Clown?
8. I played Desdemona in Othello for a Shakespeare contest. I didn’t win but I was fantastic - at least my sister said so.
9. I failed my first driver’s test as a teenager and didn’t try again until I had my daughter at 22.
10. I’ve saved the best for last. I started dating my husband when I was 16 and we will be married 26 years next month. The interesting part is that after 29 years of being together, I love him more today than ever. He’s my best friend.
© Nadine Z. 2007