Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I'm it.

I am. Really.

My blog buddy, the gorgeous, talented and funny Adrienne Kress, who is the author of one of our favourite books this past year, has tagged me twice! I'm going to hold my nose and jump in.

Random things about me!!!! Like, I mean, stuff that just has nothing to do with anything.

- I have a lot of moles and freckles and so-called beauty marks. I used to connect the dots with a pen when I was bored and I'd end up in math class covered in triangles.

- I like sushi and I'm ashamed of it because it's raw fish, and the entire concept is disgusting, but it's just so tasty tasty good, and so pretty to look at before you pluck it up and pop it in your mouth, plus! you get to dip it in soysauce and then chew with your mouth too full. It's tasty AND fun! But it's too weird. I can't believe I like it so much. It's all wrong... but it's so right...

- I don't remember my hair being this curly when I was a kid and I'm not sure when it changed.

-I can drive standard shift and have long had fantasies of driving a tractor-trailer. A semi truck. An 18 wheeler. A road train.

-I'm still not sure what my surname should be.

-Hangnails make me obsessively irritated. My whole day can get derailed by a hangnail.

Oh but wait, there's more!

Here are the instructions Adrienne posted on her blog:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment back to Sue's blog (she's the one who tagged me - you will in turn nominate the person who tagged you - ie me) once you've posted your three sentences.

I'm awful at following directions but I'll take a poke at it.

If things had fallen out different, Lyra,you might have been brought up a gyptian, because the nurse begged the court to let her have you; but we gyptians got little standing in the law. The court decided you was to be placed in a priory, and so you were, with the Sisters of Obedience at Watlington. You won't remember.

Anybody want to guess what that book is?


Anita said...

I like this post... seems we have a lot in common...lol

I have freckles like that, too... Once when I was sick, Rick thought he'd be cute and connect the dots on my hip with a red pen. I ended up in the emergency room, and when the nurse went to give me a shot she was like "Oh, my! What is this!?" The red ink drawings were still on my hip!!!

My dad and my adopted dad were both truckers, and Rick used to be... a LOT of the men I dated were... I've always wanted to be one, too! I used to drive for a living,working for the railroad, and I LOVE driving...

Considering I don't eat much meat at all, you would think I wouldnt' like sushi, either... I can't help it, I like it too!

My hair changed when I was pregnant with my oldest... it got darker! So I've been coloring it for years to keep it the same color it was up until then....lol

Adrienne said...

Ooh I know I know! His Dark Materials - The Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass)!

Thanks for playing along!

Heidi the Hick said...

hahaha Anita! Lesson for today- don't connect the dots with your freckles, just in case you end up in the hospital and they think you've got some strange skin disease!

My hair darkened after my first baby too. It happened to a lot of women in my family. So I guess I'm not too weird that way...

Adrienne- ding ding ding! You win!

(I don't have a prize but consider yourself a big winner, hee hee!)

JKB said...

Oh no, I knew the book too!

That's interesting about the hair turning darker...but guess it doesn't apply if you dye it dark all the time?

BTW I am gonna get a blue streak in mine! You have inspired me!

Heidi the Hick said...

A blue streak! right on!

Anita said...

I should get a green streak, ya think? I live in Greensburg, which is a Green Town, and I work for GreenTown... lol