Friday, July 06, 2007

Eight Random Things

I was recently tagged by Erica, another pastor-mom in Northern Illinois. I feel quite honored since I love reading her blog. I rarely comment, however. I find her writing so astute and thought-provoking that I'm too busy thinking to actually comment. And by the time I think of something (possibly) worthwhile to say I'm already three posts behind. So here we go!
  1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
  2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
1. I only get my hair cut every six months or so. I've had too many bad experiences with cheap haircutteries to trust them anymore, so I figure if I'm going to shell out the big bucks to someone who knows what they're doing, I'm only going to do it every once in awhile. That way I feel like I'm getting my money's worth.

2. I used to go country dancing two or three times a week when I was home on breaks from college. I even found a Nebraska boy to go dancing with when I was in seminary in Boston.

3. I refuse to watch any movie with Nicholas Cage in it. I was forced to watch him in Fire Birds
and it was so awful I swore I'd never watch a movie with him in it again. I did actually watch
World Trade Center over Christmas, but I was being a good sport since my mom's husband had gotten it for Christmas and wanted to see it.

4. I buy any and all books authored by people I know, even if I know I'm not going to read them.

5. I'm a hardcore nailbiter but, for some reason, I stop cold turkey when I'm pregnant.

6. I currently weigh over 200 pounds. This makes Jay cheer out loud. It makes me want to cry. I've only been fussed at by the two female doctors in my practice.

7. I really, really hate to cook but I do it anyway since I'm the one at home. I try to enjoy it, I really do, but it doesn't work for me.

8. I wasn't baptized until I was 20. I grew up in a church that only allowed "believer's baptisms" (as opposed to infant baptism) and I just never got around to it. When I decided to join the United Methodist Church I had to be baptized first. For whatever reason, I had clung to the idea of baptism by immersion rather than sprinkling, so we had to go over to the Disciples of Christ church to use their baptistry. I joined the UMC the next day.

I'm tagging:
Jenny (Call It What You Want)
Mercedes (In-House Mommy)
Tiff (Life Actually)
Pastor Laura (Pastor Laura's Musings)
Anna (Diary of a Palindrome)
Darby (Round and Round We Go)
Sarah (Sarahcontrary)
and Laura (An Open Book)


Orangeblossoms said...

Fine, don't tag me. I see how it is. I don't tag you and then you don't tag me. Humpf. (teasing, of course.) I love you more for buying friends' books even if you won't read them. I try to buy chocolate from kids doing fund raisers -- but I usually eat it.

Really, I should just steal this like you did mine.

Jenny said...

I just did another post but will work on this one. I feel so special to be tagged! :)

Laura said...

Cool, I've never been tagged before. Now instead of working today, I get to think about 8 random things about me. :)

Sarah said...

I am very excited to be tagged! I will go and think of 8 random things people might like to know...

HP said...

The tag came at a great time. I needed to procrastinate a little.

Jenny said...

Okay, I finally got my eight things up. Took a while but...

Christine said...

I passed the 200 mark with my first pregnancy. Gave birth to a just-barely 6 lb child. The rest was just lots and lots of mexican food!

Sparky's Garage said...

Why didn't you mention anything about being a Bennigan's 1,000,000 pt. club card owner?