Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I’ve Been Tagged

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

26 comments:

Trina said...

I laughed about your children being the UN...hahaha I think all of these things about you are endearing and I can see why your friends would hold on to you. =-)

Art said...

You were on Bozo??? How cool! But not near as cool as the fact that you and your husband are still best friends after almost 30 years!

Kim's Life said...

Ok Im could have on wished to have a pet monkey as a child. OMG you had a monkey. Love it.

Demara said...

That is so neat, I had no idea you have been in so many things...Bozo the Clown..ya my mom said that my Dad use to call her that...and I have seen some episodes before. Interesting info though, thanks for sharing!

palmtreefanatic said...

wow wow wow! some fascinating stuff about you Nadine!
I relate to the christmas bit I am the same way anxious to get it all out then anxious to put all away!
And I cant leave or get motivated in my day until my bed is made....crazy how we get into these things! Bozo the clown? thats cool!!!! your husband sounds wonderful! you are a lucky lady!
I enjoyed your post! thanks so much for playing along! have a great day!

palmtreefanatic said...

oh yeah and the monkey? WOW! I love it!

Kim said...

I LOVED Bozo when I was a kid. I think it's great that you and your husband are best friends. I'm glad you got your license on the second try; that first one really threw you for a loop.

Have a wonderful day.

*~chelle~* said...

I am so not a shoe fan either ... live in flip flops!

Shionge said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful & a perfect 10 ';)

Shionge said...

Oh by the way Nadine, in Asian families we don't wear shoes in our home. When we were in America, we noticed that most pple worn their shoes in the house and when they came to visit, they were surprised and pick on this habit too :)

Just sharing with you :)

Tom Zawacki said...

You are my best friend and for the past 30 years (almost) you have added joy and excitement to my world!

I love you,

Tom

marykathryn said...

I hate wearing shoes too!! And the accent thing is something my hubby does ALL the time..I get so nervous when we go to Mexican restaurants..LOL
Love the info..thanks for sharing!!

Karolee said...

Just catching up on reading blogs. Thanks for sharing your meme - it's fun to learn more about you. Also - I'm glad to hear you don't fit into a 'box' for your book. I'm not sure if that will make it harder to publish, but it will definately make it more interesting to read. Seems like most things that are published these days fit into a predictable pattern.

Elle*Bee said...

I have a similar pet peeve about Christmas decorations, but I do leave mine up until Jan. 6th (the Epiphany) - they're gone that evening though. And I have to finish with Thanksgiving before I decorate for Christmas.

Louise said...

You and your hubby are SO sweet, his comment to you and your #10, ahh how sweet!!! What a great example of what every marriage is meant to be!!
God Bless you both!!

Dedee said...

Awesome post. I love things things on occasion just because I feel they force the fun things in us to come out. I love the monkey story. I think that's one of those childhood things. "Mommy, can I have a monkey?"

(I hate shoes too. Mostly because I'm lazy!)

Joy said...

Awww... best friends, how sweet... someday :) - Love you

Tammy said...

Oh, this was great, Nadine!
And you know, I am the same way with accents...especially Southern accents. When I moved to Virginia, a lot of people there had a southern drawl and I started picking it up...
And a monkey- cool! :)
And yes, I remember Bozo! :D
And definitely the best for last...being more in love with your husband after being married all these years is such a treasure in today's world!
Enjoyed getting to know you better! :)

eph2810 said...

I love when people answer tags to write about themselves :) - I always like to learn more about my fellow bloggers.

We have some things in common--although I 'full-blooded' German :) - I don't like to wear shoes either - the shoes come off as soon as I enter the home. I have the accent 'thingi' too. I don't mean to to it, it just happens...

Although not growing up here in the US, I do know Bozo :)

Blessings in your Thursday and always.

Sunydazy said...

I'm glad you did this tag. I really enjoyed reading it and getting to know you a little bit better. What a fun memory the Bozo clown one must be! I was on a kid's TV game show back in 1975? I think? Fun memory! I love knowing about my family history...it sounds like you know quite a bit...the trails of discovery there are endless. Thanks again for sharing. :-)

Cherrye said...

WOW! What a GREAT list! I don't believe you can't come up with 7 more...no pressure.

I remember Bozo, and I laughed about the UN joke, too. And, I am sooo jealous-I always wanted a pet monkey! Oh, and I have that wierd accent thing, too. I am scared people will think I am making fun!

Good post!

cheeky said...

I've got chills. I warms my heart to know that your love grows stronger and stronger for your husband. God blesses us, doesn't He?
Tom rocks! I saw his comment. I love you guys, you are inspiring.

yours truly B said...

sad to say but my christmas lights are still up
Billie

Nise' said...

Loved your random things! I was on the Bozo show that was in our area and I was chosen as his helper!!! It was way back in the late 60's!

5KidMom said...

I most definitely remember the show Bozo the Clown. I also went to the show when I was 4 years old. Sadly, I was not picked for any of the stunts. 8^( My Dad recently entertained my children with his video from when it aired way back then. They did not seem to think it was nearly as entertaining as I did when I was young. I guess those were just simpler times.

~Crystal~ said...

Awe...I loved that list! They always help us get to know the person better.
I remember Bozo! And the line of buckets, that the kids had to throw the ball into.