So, Beth tagged me...and here's what she tells me I get to do:
Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people (if possible) at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.
Seven facts about myself, some random, some weird, huh? Hmm. Are these supposed to be things that only my immediate family or I know? Well:
1. I hate being wet when I'm fully clothed. Seriously. Not just dislike it, HATE it. With a flaming purple passion. My mom used to get really exasperated with me because I'd go run through the sprinklers, get wet (obviously), come in, change my clothes, and go back out and do it again. And again. And again...
2. I am an extremely picky eater (and I'm OK with that). I don't like mixed up food (like hot dishes/casseroles), even if I like all the separate ingredients. I also don't like the foods on my dinner plate to touch--I think it goes back to when I was a kid and the juice from my pickled beets would run into my macaroni & cheese. "It all goes the same place, what does it matter?" Well, it just does.
3. I believe that we are all here for a reason, even if we don't exactly know what that reason is. When I was growing up, I didn't think I'd live past the age of 18-20. I wasn't too bent out of shape about it; it was just how this life was going to play out. When I was 20, I was thisclose to getting into a car accident that would've killed me, no doubt. I'm 39 now, and sometimes wonder why I got a 'second life'.
4. If my shoes and socks aren't on just so, I literally cannot function or think straight. I have been known to stop what I'm doing to fix said socks and shoes before continuing on with life. It amuses my family, all of whom kick off their shoes as soon as they can.
5. I have worn a St Christopher's Medal since I was 18 (not the same one). I wear it under my shirt(s), so usually it can't be seen. Like someone once said to me, "He's the Patron Saint of travelers, and although I may not be going anywhere, I'm traveling through life, so it works." Indeed.
6. I'm left-eye dominant, but I'm right-handed. Makes it interesting to shoot guns, I must say... I'm also sort of color-blind: I can't distinguish between some shades of grey, green, & brown. When I was about 4, my family had a cat that I swear to this day was green. When I asked my parents why exactly we had a green cat, they thought I was just kidding. It wasn't until 9th grade health that I figured out what the deal was(Yes, I realize that it's rather rare for women to be color-blind or color-deficient, but there you go).
7. I usually have 3 books going at the same time: 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction, & 1 audio. It makes for some interesting moments as I try (sometimes in vain) to keep the storylines/narratives straight.
So, there you have it. Seven random/weird things about me that not very many people outside of my family know. And, yes, I realize that now you've all read them, you're thinking, "Well, now. That explains so much!" It's ok, I understand...it's all good, really.
I don't know if I know 7 people whom I can tag in the blogosphere, but here is at least a couple from class: