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.