Wednesday, May 9, 2007

You're It...

My best blog friend Melody (http://slurpinglife.typepad.com/) tagged me for the Seven (7) Things About Me meme. For about a nanosecond I was feeling pretty darn special. Then I realized you're supposed to tag seven people. I wasn't jealous that she tagged her six OTHER best blog friends. My immediate thought was that I don't have seven friends that I can tag!! She tagged a few of my fellow-favorite blogs, so I don't really have anyone to tag.

So, I'm just going to tell you seven things about me. I wish I could tell you how interesting I am or all the amazing things I've done in my life. *sigh* Maybe in another life.

1.) I am a klutz. Luckily I've grown out of the klutz-i-est part of my life, but I'm still super cautious, just in case. When I was in fourth grade, I was on crouches or casts more than not. Once, I sprained my ankle walking across the room. I'm pretty sure my childhood doctor was convinced my parents beat the stew out of me, but could never prove it (they didn't, I assure you!).

2.) I have a religious studies minor because I had the BIGGEST crush on my religion professor in college. I taught his son last year. I still can not believe I survived those parent-teacher conferences. My heart was thudding so loudly in my chest that I thought the walls of the school would crumble.

3.) I'm a tea snob. I drink hot tea that I make myself using loose tea leaves, water boiled to the perfect temperature, and just the right amount of sugar for the tea of the day. I can't do the tea bags from the grocery store any more.

4.) Yes, I'm a tea snob, but I ADORE a good Starbucks every once in a while (okay, okay, like three times a week now that Starbucks has opened about 2.5 minutes from my house).

5.) I've never been out of the county, except to those connected to the United States, but I yearn to see the African plain and Italy. My favorite cities in the United States (and Canada) are Toronto, Chicago, and San Francisco. I like Boston, but I didn't get to spend much time there and I was pregnant with M, so I didn't enjoy it as much I wish I had. I do love the North Shore area, though.

6.) I read very, very, very fast. I can finish a novel in one day or less. My husband got so fed up with my Barnes and Nobel expense account that he prohibited me from buying any new books and got me a library card himself. The librarian used to know my name (before M and grad. school).

7.) I'm not very domestic. I can only cook if I have a recipe that tells me how long to boil the water. When I first started scrapbooking, I told H that I was crazy because I wasn't very creative--I'm still not creative, but I accept my crazy desire to scrapbook and papercraft. I tried to learn to sew many times from my mother, but we would drive each other crazy. It's only been with the help of friends and a sewing teacher that I've learned how. I'm a terrible house keeper. H and I both wish I did a better job of cleaning the house. I want to have a garden, but I don't follow through with it.

Now, my mysterious blog friends, I tag you. Leave a comment and let me know you've told us seven things about you. I can't wait to learn a little more about you!

Natalie

2 comments:

melody said...

Well it's nice to know my friend is a homebody snobby klutz just like myself. :)

Thanks for playing.

christinator said...

Give yourself more credit, I found it interesting! And now I know you so much better. :o) I've been tagged *twice* so I really need to do it...stay tuned. But I don't think there's anyone left for me to tag either!