Monday, July 16, 2007

Be Careful What You Wish For

So, I'm new to this whole blogosphere world (I started in March of this year) and I'd see people being tagged with memes and think, huh, how do I get to play? (I still don't know what "meme" means, by the way.) And then, a few weeks ago Therese Fowler tagged me with a meme about goals for the year. And I kept meaning to set some. Then, before I had a chance I got tagged three times in a 24 hour period. Yikes. I'm way behind now (but sorta feel like one of the popular kids).

The first tag is from Kristen and asks me to come up with 8 interesting facts about myself. You'll all get to be the judge of how interesting they are . . .

First, the rules:
1. Let others know who tagged you.
2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Now, the facts:
1.) I've always wanted to sing in a bar band. Not because I can sing, mind you, but because it looks fun.

2.) Perhaps connected to #1, I love to sing when I'm driving. I belt it out with the best of them.

3.) Sappy commercials and country songs make me cry. I'm a complete wimp when it comes to treacly.

4.) I'm related (on my mom's side) to the only person ever convicted (not just charged, mind you) of cannibalism. (No, it wasn't the Donner Party.)

5.) When I was three days old I had to have major surgery to correct a congenital intestinal blockage. At the time, they did not give general anesthesia to infants because they didn't think infants felt pain (they just sorta strapped me down, I believe). I also had to have IVs in my ankles because my wrists were too small. I still have one-inch scars on each ankle.

6.) I was born on Easter. My birthday has never been on Easter since then. My son was also born on Easter--but he's had several Easter birthdays.

7.) I started sleeping on my stomach when I was 6 because I heard on the news about a woman who was stabbed in her bed. I figured if I slept on my stomach I'd have a chance to fight off a murderer if he got into my room. It's still the only way I can fall asleep.

8.) I've never read any of the Harry Potter books.

Okay, now's where I'm supposed to tag 8 people but since this meme has been around I think everyone I'd tag has already played. (If you haven't been and want to play, shoot me an e-mail). As to the other memes, give me a day or two. I promise I'll be back.


kristen said...

#1 and #2...I'm with you on those. But I can't carry a tune. Not even a little bit. And it makes me very very sad when I think about it!

Thanks for playing...will we ever hear more about #4?

Therese said...

Oh, Judy, just the image of that surgery makes me cringe! Poor you!

How fun that you've been tagged multiple times. Be careful indeed. :)

Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

I never knew what "meme" meant, either, until someone pointed out that it literally means, "Me! Me!"

But I'm a grinchy blogger and refuse to do the whole tagging/meme thing. I'm just mean, plain and simple. (And prone to getting too caught up in things like that, and worry about hurting people's feelings and the responsibility and the need not to hurt people's feelings if I'm busy that day and all the other horror - so I keep it simple. And just say no to all, and pass my neuroses off as pure meanness.)

Larramie said...

Ahem...not only were you tagged with three memes, let's not forget The Reflective Blogger Award!

Yet for the record, Judy, you were "cool" waaaay before all this recognition. ;o)

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

Kristen-the cannibal in the family is a pretty cool story (well, not for hsi victims I suppose . . . ) Anybody heard of Alferd Packer? I believe there was eve na porn flick made about him at one time.

Therese--I used to love to tell the surgery story, just to watch people's eyes pop out!

Melanie--The "Me Me" idea makes tons of sense. I agree there's some aspect of the memes that screams chain letter--which I'm notoriously bad about passing on.

Larramie--I know, the "Reflective Blogger" award is totally cool. I'm very honored.

rosemary harris said...

I guess I'm the uncool kid...never been tagged..but my dog likes me..

Travis Erwin said...

I'm curious. Wouldn't it be easier to fight off a midnight stabber while laying on our back?

Course you were six when you came up with this theory.