Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pretend You're Interested

All right, I'll bite. Chelle tagged me, and as I was in fact digging DEEP for post material today (i.e., I was contemplating writing about Eli's ingrown toenails,) I will grace you with the ever-popular Seven Weird Things.

The rules are as follows:
# Link to the person who tagged you
# Post the rules on your blog.
# Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
# Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
# Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.

1. When I was little, I went through a phase in which I would literally cry if anyone touched or- oh the horror!- SAT on my bed after I had finished making it up with military precision. It was a long year for everyone.

2. I never liked normal kid food when I was in fact a kid. I hated Doritos, hot dogs, Spaghettios, etc. I preferred "fancy" food, like tea cakes. Or, you know, Little Debbies.

3. I have a very large collection of Willow Tree figurines. I sure hope Adelay likes them, 'cause they're all hers one day!

4. When my sister and I were about seven and eight, we were CONVINCED that we were really twins and that our parents told us we were a year apart just so our youngest sister wouldn't feel left out. We took it so far as to dress alike and speak in pig Latin to one another ("No one can understand us! We have our own twin language!")Now, we did look SIMILAR, but I was a good inch or two taller, and had also seen both of our birth certificates with DIFFERENT DATES, so I'm not sure why I so staunchly clung to this theory. Perhaps it was all the Sweet Valley Twins reading I was doing at the time...

5. I used to obsess over the names of my baby dolls. I would literally make lists and consult them for WEEKS, and I would force my family to learn the names and refer to the dolls as such.

6. I sucked my thumb at night until I was NINE. I'm pretty sure I only gave it up out of shame, too. Otherwise I might still be doing it.

7. I have always fantasized about being on a talk show, and sometimes have imaginary mental conversations with journalists who are fascinated by my extensive humanitarian efforts or brilliant bestselling novel.

I'm pretty sure this list just serves to emphasize what an especially odd kid I was. (One of my friends, with whom I got close in high school, once told me she was glad we didn't meet younger, or she would probably have been mean to me. To be honest, I wouldn't have blamed her.)

All right, now I know a lot of you have probably done this one already, but if not, here's my tags:

Cady

Maggie

Clueless But Hopeful Mama

Fine For Now

Carrie

Miss Mairzy

Musings Of A Mom

Go crazy, kids.

9 comments:

Jess said...

I sucked my thumb until I was nine, too! Everyone was very worried.

Swistle said...

I was 8 when I gave up thumb-sucking. My soon-to-be orthodontist said that if I didn't stop, he'd put hooks on the inside of my braces to keep me from messing up his nice work. Do you think he really would have? I certainly believed him at the time.

Saly said...

My best friend and I pretended we were twin sisters all the time too. It was more than apparent that we were not, but we pretended anyway, complete with matching outfits.

Maggie said...

So fun! I love weird facts about people (does that make me weird?). And I loved the Sweet Valley twins...I so wanted to be BFF with them...

I was such a dorky child. Although now that I mention it, I'm probably not much better now...

Lisa said...

Oh, I had a huge flashback when you mentioned reading Sweet Valley Twins. I LOVED those books when I was younger.

cady said...

i sucked my thumb for a long time too. i don't remember how old i was though. i've already done this one, but it was fun reading yours!

d e v a n said...

I loved sweet Valley Twins too. lol

Kelsey said...

I sucked my thumb until I was nine (only at night!) and didn't stop until an orthodontist put a bridge in my mouth making it physically impossible for me to do it any longer. I'm still a little mad at him.

samantha Jo Campen said...

I sucked my thumb until the 4th grade--is that age 9? I have no clue. And I, too, only gave it up out of shame because sleep overs were commencing and I didn't want anyone to know.