Friday, November 16, 2007

friday five (plus two)

I was tagged by Mary Beth at Cats...Books...Life is Good to do the "seven random things" meme. So...It's two more than five, but it works. :)

Here are the rules:

1 - Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2 - Share seven random and/or weird things about yourself.
3 - Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4 - Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Five (plus two) Random Things About Me
  1. My favorite color is orange.
  2. My biggest, longest-lasting dream is to travel in space. I am a sucker for movies like Apollo 13, Space Cowboys, The Astronaut Farmer. Even Armageddon made me get a little choked up when the shuttles lifted off... I hold onto a tiny bit of hope that it'll be possible in my lifetime.
  3. I don't watch soap operas (my mom used to watch one, when I was a kid, so I saw it from time to time, but I was never a soap opera "watcher") ...but at a junior high sleepover my friends and I split into two groups, and one group (including me) filmed a very amusing soap opera about the other group. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) the video tape was lost sometime during high school.
  4. In college I drove all over Michigan and to Ohio, Virginia, and Nebraska following the men's basketball team. Aside from one or two my freshman year, I didn't miss a game, home or away. I could list all the players' names, numbers, heights, weights, and positions. And sometimes percentages and such. I was slightly obsessed.
  5. I would rather write a real, hold-in-your-hands, takes-a-stamp letter than an email.
  6. I have lived in Ohio, Michigan, California, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Germany.
  7. I hope to someday visit places like Italy, Greece, England, and Ireland...but my favorite city in the world (thus far) is Washington, DC. (Which actually isn't a city at all, but a district. Oh well.)
So, that's some oddness about me. And now I tag:
  1. Rose Daughter
  2. SJSFalter+
  3. Kathryn at Seeking Sanity
  4. Sue at navel gazing at its finest
  5. Heidi at Viking Conquest
  6. Tracey at Just Another Mommy Blog
  7. Cyndi at For the Love of Sleep
If you want to play along, that's cool. If not (or if you've already done it already!) that's cool too. :)


  1. Oh, yeah! I love meme's. Thanks for the tag. :)
    Very good interesting facts about you. One questions for ya. Where was your favorite place to live, and why?

  2. It's hard to say which place I liked best. Definitely NOT California. In Michigan I have all my family and also the AMAZING lakes. But the Kentucky/Tennessee area is probably my favorite, the land is beautiful, the weather is temperate, but they still have seasons (namely, autumn).

    And Germany...Germany is an adventure. :)

  3. i love being the recipient of the occasional handwritten, takes a stamp letter. :)

  4. Ah, we're trying to plan a trip to DC soon, but haven't made it there yet. Add Spain to your "places to go" list...I went a couple of years ago and it was amazing!!

  5. I remember the first time I visited Washington, I took the subway and came up in the middle of the mall - what a gorgeous view. And their subways are so clean (as opposed to NYC which is what I'm used to).

  6. What a perfect introduction.
    BEst wishes

  7. Good meme!

    I visited Washington DC for the first time ever this summer, and was absolutely taken aback and surprised at its loveliness. I thought it was such a beautiful, elegant capital city. I can totally see why you like it so.

    I hope you get to go to Greece once. It is amazing :)

    Thanks for tagging me. I think I've done this one before, but I'll do another one. I'll have to think up 7 new things, though, so give me a couple of days.

    Heidi :)

  8. I love college hoops!

    And real letters, too. :)

  9. Well I can at least be grateful that the tape dissapeared since they were about me on my birthday.

    I hope maybe I can settle in Tennessee, maybe we could actually live in the same state. That would be wonderful.

    Thanks for the tag

  10. I'm so excited! This is my first tag. I agree, the Kentucky area is so beautiful. That is the only place I have been that is on your list. I have flown over DC, but have never been there. I hope you can fit in some of those dream places while you are in Germany.

  11. I just did eight random things, but I have total writer's block so I may do this anyway, tee hee. What a fun slumber party!

  12. I wonder what the popularity of favourite colours is among people who actually have a favourite colour. I get the sense that a lot of people default to "blue" when they don't actually have much of a preference. I have a friend who passionately loves orange, and another one whose favourite colour has been green ever since she was a small child. This always confuses me, when clearly the best colour is yellow.