Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I was memed by Angela...now I'm supposed to share 7 random or weird things with you that you may not know about me. Which is difficult. Not to think of 7 random things about myself, because I'm rather 'quirky' as I've been told. But, to think of 7 random things that I haven't heretofore shared. I'm rather open regarding what I like and dislike. Anyway, and then I meme 7 other people at the end of the post. Good times...Here's the official rules as they are to be posted:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. When I was 4 I stepped on a nail just to see what it would feel like. It is a very distinct memory for me. I can still see my small, unshod foot poised above a 2x4 from which a rusty nail is protruding. Down came my little foot and then I kept it there. For some time. Yelling: Jesus! Help me...oh Jesus! (I don't remember yelling that, the neighbor heard me, who telephoned my mom who...)came running to the backyard in all her 8 month pregnant splendor to wrench my foot free. I had to have a tetnus...

2. Until about 2 weeks ago I did not drink coffee. I was able to get through college and grad school, teaching second grade, working with trafficking survivors without the mind-jolting substance. What, you ask, may have brought you to the brink of such caffeinated stupor at such a late time in life? Romanian. It has made all the difference in my language lessons. I still take it with plenty of cream and sugar, but thank goodness for coffee!

3. I don't like popcorn....especially microwaved, buttered. It stinks. And is gross. I do like kettle korn, though. So maybe I do like popcorn but am particular as to what kind it is....which brings me to #4.

4. I don't like ice cream. Well, not really. I'll eat gelatto. And Blue Bell Cookies and Cream ice cream. Otherwise, I don't like ice cream.

5. I was a cheerleader at Multnomah for 1 year. Some of you know this, others don't. It is very random...I still can't believe I did it. Today I saw a girl wearing our school colors and the first thought that came into my head was: ready, okay!

6. When I was a little girl I didn't really like to play with dolls. I'd play with them for a little bit but would much rather be outside riding my bike. Once I had $10 to spend at Toys r Us and it took me forever to decide what to buy (some things don't change). In the end I chose a Barbie, took it home and out of the packaging and then that night I didn't want it anymore. I was sick to my stomach disappointed that I couldn't return it. I really tried liking it and playing with it like other little girls, but I just wasn't into dolls.

7. I love home-makeover shows. It's seriously a problem. I had to give them up for Lent. I dream about the homes I could make-over or decorate. I love to see the beginning chaos and the end results. No offense to decorators, but if for myself I could find some redeeming value in doing 'flips' or interior decorating, I would. Along this line, when I was little I wanted to be a hair-stylist. My mom said I was too smart (again, no offense to hair-stylists. I've since learned how geometry and aesthetics play into this profession. I could do the aesthetics part, but I am not too smart for geometry).

Here are the 7 I meme: JoAnna, Jamie, Elisabeth, Dad (Mel), Jason (& Kris), Aimee, and John Koon.


Jeff and Aimee: said...

I love this! I liked you a lot before but after reading all of that about you I like you even more. I love snapshots into people's heads (well, good people anyway). By the way, thanks for not including my last name in the meme list. What does "meme" mean anyway? Okay, now I'm going to have to think long and hard and hopefully come up with some things that will be half as interesting as your 7 "Facts of April". Also, I might have some trouble figuring out how to adhere to all the rules. (I'm so computer-dense that I still get excited when I successfully post a comment on someone's blog.)

--the newly memed Aimee

Mel Folkertsma said...

Wow!! What memories you brought back April. Welcome to the coffee lovers club. Can't wait to take you to Starbucks...wait they are taking over the world:) I remember you stepping on the nail, do you remember the nurse who gave you the shot?? You screamed and turned so fast that your arm went with the needle sticking in your arm. I think it scared the nurse more. Love ya, mom

Courtney said...

I can't believe I didn't know you didn't drink coffee?! sooo glad that you did your meme post:) I e-mailed you!!!

JEM said...

Welcome to the coffee world! Yay!!! :) (I made it through Multnomah too, but then succumbed a few years later... Mark hated coffee when he married me and then began to love it when we traveled in Vietnam...) I'm glad you're enjoying it! Loved the terrible nail story--that is just hilarious. lv ya, jm

Jeff and Aimee: said...

Thanks for all your kind words in that last comment you left on my blog. :) Thanks for including me in this meme thing, too. I'm loving reading everyone's answers. I think it's so funny that you cried out to Jesus after purposely stepping on that nail. That actually epitomizes a big part of our Christian experiences, doesn't it? Also, I'm really trying to imagine you as a cheerleader. Hmmm...nope, sorry, I just can't do it. "Ready? Okay!"

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