Friday, June 29, 2007

my first meme - 8 things about me

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.

Tagging commencing:
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


jen said...

ah yes...i think i was tagged for this before. will happily comply with most of it :)

ps. sharks? mountain dew? you rock.

slouching mom said...

Number 3: YES YES YES. Drives me batty. How could I have married someone who doesn't like to dance? How?

You were in a commercial? Cooooooooool. I can't remember it, though. Damn.

painted maypole said...

hey slouching mom, let's go out dancing! I bet we could find some other bloggers to come, too! hmmm... but virtual dancing may not be so fun.

thirtysomething said...

Virtual dancing maybe, but real dancing--I am SO onto this meme thing. I am so green at this that I do not even know where to begin to learn how to do the links, like you successfully did! Come and leave me a comment on my post about how to do this--I will happily comply with the!

Beck said...

I love to dance! Sadly, I am spastically terrible at it. But I love it. And oh, Prince.
Sharks, huh?
I must know - what did the former member of Ratt LOOK LIKE? Was he still all hair-bandish?

painted maypole said...

Beck, his hair was rather normal, but someone on the crew had just discovered his secret, and so a good chunk of the crew showed up wearing T-shirts with a picture of him when he did have that big rock n roll hair thing goin' on.

ewe are here said...

Luckily, my husband likes to dance if we happen to be somewhere where dancing is taking place... Not that we're great or anything... haha

And funnily enough, just this week I pulled my guitar out of its case and realized I remembered nothing from my beginner lessons a few years back. Sigh.

I will try to get on this meme this weekend. :-)

thirtysomething said...

hiya lady! okeedokee, I participated in the meme-it was fun, but have not successfully posted the links yet. Still a work in progress..hahaha.

I enjoyed reading through yours--awesome about the commercial. TOO cool.

creative-type dad said...

#4 my favorite "ol'skool" is Micheal Jackson - He was pretty cool when he looked like a human.

I did a meme like this - it's here:

bubandpie said...

I have to say, you were so on top of this one. I'm still working on mine, and I'm stuck at #6. I cannot think of a single thing about me that I am at all capable of writing in a sentence.

Christine said...


Prince is AWESOME!

thailandchani said...

Very interesting! You appeared in that commercial. Unfortunately, I don't remember it but it is an interesting snippet nonetheless. :)



Magpie said...

Re: #4 - At some point late in my wedding reception, Sexy Motherfucker was BLASTING through the house. I believe my grandmother had gone home by then.