Friday, August 03, 2007

8 Random Facts

My blog buddy over at Raising the Martins in Oklahoma has tagged me to give 8 random facts/habits about myself. I have a very vague memory of being tagged while I was blogging about my trip to California and it was along these same lines but I forgot who it was that tagged me. So if it was you, let me know.

Here are the rules:

1. Post the rules before you give your facts.
2. Players start with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged must write their own blog posts about their 8 things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people.

Don’t forget to tell them you tagged them.

1. I mix my metaphors all the time. I wish that I could think of an example but I can only do it when I’m not trying.

2. English was my least favorite subject in school. I had terrible English teachers in high school. The worst was my senior year teacher – he chain smoked during class and would pause in mid sentence to exhale before finishing his sentence.

3. When I was a little girl I loved to play with Barbie dolls, play jacks, jump Double Dutch, play touch football and stickball - sometimes all in the same day.

4. I had a cat that taught himself to pee in the bowl. If we could only get him to flush it would have been perfect.

5. I love to laugh and try to find the humor in most situations.

6. I would never be caught wearing sandals without nail polish. I don’t like naked toe nails.

7. I’m a bit clumsy and I bump into things all the time. I often have bruises on my legs that I have no idea how they got there.

8. I often read the end of a story because I can’t stand the suspense.

So if you want to join in the fun, I tag you. Let me know if you participate so I can read your random facts.

Finally, I want to thank my blog friend, Cherrye from My Bella Vita for awarding me with the Schmooze Award. The following is the description for this award.

“They effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship."

Thank you Cherrye you are too kind. Check out her blog it’s always interesting. She is an American living in Italy and engaged to an Italian man and is opening a bed and breakfast. Some of her stories just make me laugh.

Have a great weekend all.

© Nadine Z. 2007


Shadraq said...

I wouldn't be caught dead wearing sandals and pulled-high black socks w/ shorts...

Dedee said...

Awesome post Nadine. I understand the bruise thing. Many times my dh will ask, "Where did that bruise come from?" and I will usually have no clue.

That award is you to the n'th degree!

Damselfly said...

I love your cat story!!!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

You and my husband are both guilty of #1 The most common one he uses is " Too many cooks and not enough indians" instead of chiefs not to be confused with cheifs!!!

I'm totally with you on #6

Two Write Hands said...

Rodger totally mixes his metaphors, too. And there isn't a cliche that stands a chance when he's trying to spit it out. It's cute, though.

Art said...

Nice to know...

And I love the cat story!

Have a great weekend, Nadine.

Shionge said...

Hiya Nadine...thank you for your prayers during my downtime...I'm back on my feet recovering slowly but surely :D

Love your 8 random facts and yes, I get knocks all the time too :D

Celestine said...

ryc: playing mahjong live is definitely a lot more fun! you should try to organise a game if you can. but i think ur type of mahjong is v different from the type i play so i wouldn really know how much it differs from any online version.

Kim's Life said...

Barbie dolls, play jacks, jump Double Dutch, play touch football Ok this was me as a kid. Really I loved all this.

Penless Thoughts said...

Enjoyed your 8 things Nadine. My toe nails are polished now but I wonder if you've planted the "seed" that I'll feel naked the next time they aren't and I wear sandals? he he

palmtreefanatic said...

#6 I relate quite well!
Nice answers!
You deserve that award!!!!

Elle*Bee said...

I do #8 (read ahead to the end) all the time! I'll still read the book regardless how I like the ending, but I do prefer to know how vested I should be.

I also wear toe nail polish (never on my fingers, though) all the time, but that's because my nails are thin and the white part is not visible unless their long (which I don't like). So if my toe nails are moderately short, they're almost invisible. Kinda of icky, actually, so I dress them up. If I had more prominent nails, I'd consider letting them go bare.

Mrs.Martin said...

I have to wear nail polish on toes too, just have to. lol

Clumsy not you! lol I always have a mystery bruise too.

And hate english and a writer, that gives me such hope Nadine.

Love it and Love you.

eph2810 said...

LOL - I don't like 'naked' toenails either :) AND I bump into things all the time too and wonder where in the world I got the bruise from.

Thank you for sharing a little more about you.

I hope you are having a splendid weekend with your daughter being home - I am sure you do.

Blessings to you and yours.

eph2810 said...

Oops - me again...Congratulations on received a award - it is true - you always leave smiles on my face :)

Tammy said...

Loved those random facts...I can't believe they let that teacher chain smoke during class...amazing, though, that your least favorite subject was English when you are now such a good writer! Just goes to show you what lousy teachers can do!

Have a good Sunday, Nadine!

EMAM said...

Love your eight random facts! Fun post ...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Nadine, I just got tagged on the 8 things too. I don't like sandals without polish either. And how neat that your cat used the toilet...very cool.


Demara said...

Interesting facts! And yes I agree w/ Cherrye...that award description describes you VERY well!!! :)

Keshi said...

Nice to know more abt ya Nadine. :)

**7. I’m a bit clumsy and I bump into things all the time

LOL thats so me too!


Ann(ie) said...

I often jump to the end, too and then I'm so mad at myself!!! =)

pinks & blues girls said...

That is so funny that you read the end of books first - I do the same thing! I can still enjoy a book even after I read the ending. And I'm satisfied not having the suspense!

That's disgusting that your English teacher used to chain smoke IN THE ROOM! How gross... and how times have changed! Now smoking isn't allowed anywhere near the school building (and that's how it should be)!

Jane, P&B Girls