Sunday, November 11, 2007

Ten Random Things About Me

Songbird tagged me. Hmmm, maybe she's trying to tell me something. I haven't posted anything in a long time.

Ten Random Things About Me --

1. I went to a school where they gave demerits for just about everything. To this day I take no pleasure in chewing gum or walking on the grass. Most of my demerits were for being "out of pocket." That's demerit-ese for being somewhere you aren't supposed to be. It's a good thing they don't give demerits to grown-ups.

2. I have three last names. My first name is my mother's maiden name; my middle name is my great - grandmother's; and my last name is mine. Very Southern.

3. I eat peanut butter every day.

4. I grew up in a house just few yards from the waterfront of a busy harbor, but I don't like to swim and I don't know how to sail. I'm taking sailing lessons this spring! I can't wait.

5. I had three babies in four years and my sisters nicknamed me "the planned parenthood poster mother."

6. I like C-Span, or as my children say, "Nerd TV."

7. I was the first girl acolyte in my church, maybe in my diocese. I remember being incensed (wow, that was a Freudian slip) when only the boys in my confirmation class were asked to be acolytes, and insisted I be allowed to attend the training.

8. I have three tiny tattoos, one on each hip and one on the small of my back. I got them when I had radiation after a cancer diagnosis a couple of years ago. When my son got a little tattoo on after his 18th birthday, I told him that I had one first. I have considered adding a few more dots so that I can spell something in Morse code, but I haven't decided what the message should be. (Not S.O.S.)

9. I regularly cook dinner for between 12 and 20 people.

10. I sing in the car, but only when I'm alone, because I have a terrible voice. I know the lyrics of just about every song Diana Ross ever recorded, even though she was way before my time.


Rev Dr Mom said...

I really wanted to be an acolyte, too, but there was no way no how they were going to let a girl do that!

And I love peanut butter, too--Teddie Natural Super Chunk.

Songbird said...

Ruby was an irresistible force, RDM. And after her, all the other girls were acolytes, too.

jo(e) said...

I love the expression "out of pocket."

It sounds so daring.

I am going to start using it.

Jan said...

I like peanut butter, too, but not everyday. Natural or sugary? What a lot of people you cook for!! Thanks for playing.

Barbara B. said...

"Nerd TV" -- that's funny!
Loved reading your 10 things!

Garden Girl said...

And you are a great cook!

Diane said...

I love peanut butter!!
very random.

RevDrKate said...

Welcome back! I was just looking at a quote from one of your posts I have taped up on my computer and thinking about more, post more!

Mary Beth said...

Woot! for girl acolytes! I was our parish's first.