I've had my first meme tagging, from the lovely Beck. Thanks, Beck.
Eight Things About Me.
Here are the rules:
A. Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves.
B. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
OK, so... here goes...
1 - My favorite animal is the Shark. This obsession with sharks began after viewing Jaws 3. Feel free to start diagnosing my mental abnormalities now. Shark Week on the Discovery channel is like a holiday at my house (although they are getting a bit hard up for good material, I must say) and my high school boyfriend would groan whenever I found a Jaques Cousteau special on TV - he knew he had lost my attention. I like them because they are graceful and powerful. Recently in CanCun I got to feed several in an aquarium while submerged in a plexiglass cage. Not quite my dream of swimming with them, but cool just the same. I created my own shark stencils so that I could paint a bathroom in an underwater theme and have a place to display all my shark knick-knacks.
2 - My favorite food is crunchy peanut butter. Recently my husband saw me eating it straight from the spoon, and thought this was gross (this from the man who drinks milk from the jug...). I do this all the time, and how he managed to be married to me for over 10 years and not see me do this is beyond me, as I have not been hiding this. I am not ashamed of my peanut butter addiction. The stuff is good!
3 - I love to go dancing, but don't get to do it very often. My husband hates to dance. This causes problems.
4 - The best thing to dance to is old school Prince. In fact, my favorite Prince song is Gett Off. I knew that this would be inappropriate at my wedding reception, so had the DJ play Kiss instead. Prince is also very good to listen to loudly in the car to get me energized before a performance.
5 - I may have been in your living room. Or whatever room you have a television in. During the flu seasons of 00/01 and 01/02 I appeared in a commercial for Breath Right nasal strips ("You got your Breath Right Strips in my Vicks Mentholated Vapors....") This 30 seconds of fame helped me buy my first home. Interesting (or not) piece of trivia... the director of the commercial was an original member of the band Ratt.
6 - I spent my summer vacations during college being a camp counselor. I loved this job, and would have been willing to do it for the rest of my life. Camp rocks. Send your kids.
7 - I own a guitar that I have not taken out of the case since before The May Queen was born. I keep thinking that I will change that soon. I've been thinking that for 4 1/2 years.
8 - I really like to drink Mountain Dew, but don't very often, as I can't afford the calories. It is particularly good to drink in the car, listening to Prince, to get me energized for a performance.
And now, I am supposed to tag 8 people. That's a lot. But I'll give it a shot. And I'm even going to try to link to them, but this HTML stuff is hard on me. I'm learning. If you've already been tagged, um... sorry. And if you don't feel like doing this, then every bad chain mail curse will be rained down upon your head. I think. Or maybe you'll just stub your toe.
fellow new blogger Thirty-Something
the new homeowner Ewe are Here
because I love her screen name Sober Briquette
the original dude, Jen
because the answer is sure to make you (and me) laugh Creative Type Dad
the well dressed Niobe
fellow actress mama No Mother Earth
and the always interesting Veronica