Friday, February 22, 2008

Oh, the Randomness

Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy reading other people's memes?


Well, I do. I think it is fun to take a little break from the usual material (whatever that may be) and share parts of oneself that others either a) could care less about or b) might possibly be something they have in common with you and you wouldn't have known otherwise.

Plus, embarrassing oneself on the Internet can be fun too.

I've been tagged in the past for the random things meme and like the good little procrastinator that I am, I've saved these requests somewhere on my desktop and forgotten all about them.

Sorry Queen and Maypole!

These two lovely ladies tagged me LAST YEAR, one for the 7-things meme and one for the other, which I can't even remember now. See, I'm organized in the mind in ways I'll never know.

So, pleased as punch was I when I saw that Paula, from Rocking the Cradle - who is, by the way, one extremely gifted writer and story-teller, tagged me for the 5 Random Things meme.

I am in, like Flynn, Paula. This gives me the opportunity to redeem my lowly self with my blogging buddies and deliver on those long-forgotten meme requests.


Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

Share five random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.

Share the five top places on your “want to see or want to see again” list.

Tag a minimum of five random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment in their blog.

1. I can't go to sleep with my hair in a pony tail. Why? Because my neck will be exposed, thus revealing itself to any wandering vampires in the middle of the night. Only my closest friends know this. I don't even think my parents do. When I was little I'd sleep with the gold cross my Nanny gave me positioned just so on my neck so that when the vampires moved my hair, they'd die from the sight of it. Where this crazy fear of the immortal came from, I have no idea, but it developed into a fascination with reading all the Anne Rice novels I could get my hands on, so I must not be too afraid of them . . .

Still here?

2. Speaking of fears, I am very afraid of earthquakes. Being that is almost impossible to predict and warn people about one, this is completely stupid, I know. But still, all those earthquake drills as a kid in Alaska, seeing the devastation from The Big One and living here in the Pacific Northwest, nestled between 2 active volcanoes (Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker), I can't help it.

3. I know all of Molly Ringwald's lines from the movie Sixteen Candles. No, you do not want to watch this film with me. Ever.

4. I was an R.A. (Resident Assistant) in my dorm my 2nd year of college. It was one of the best jobs I've ever had. Despite my, um, authority, I still got my fair share of fun in - but I also finished those first 2 years with a better G.P.A. than I'd ever see in my formal education "career" ever again. I am so proud of those years.

5. I am really excited to do this:

I think you may know the reason why.

Five places I'd like to go/go again are:

1. St. Maarten (want to see again)

2. Hawaii (want to see again)

3. Yellowstone (want to see again)

4. Denmark (want to see)

5. Africa (want to see)

Whew! All done. Now it's your turn! Share the randomness, the weirdness, the kookiness!

I tag:

Lisa from Midwestern Mommy because she is simply awesome.

Alli from Mrs. Fussypants Guide to Life because this multi-tasking mom of (almost) 5 boys and jewelry maker extraordinaire needs just one more thing to do!

Kellan from On the Upside because she's from Texas and my old neighbor was from Texas and I miss her terribly and reading Kellan's blog reminds me of her. Plus, she cracks me up.

Cathy from Arkie Mama because she is a crazy-gifted journalist with two adorable kids. Her stories either leave me on the floor laughing, or tug at me heart so strongly I remember them forever.

Alice from The Magpie Files who lives "across the pond" and takes some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. I think learning more about her could never be a bad thing.


Around The Funny Farm said...

Thanks for sharing! You can't beat Yellowstone either.
:-) Beth

Anonymous said...

Hey.. does this mean we get the kids on the 11th? We're on!!!

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Thank you Darlin'!

Kellan said...

I loved your answers. I used to have the vampire fear, but grew out of it somewhere along the way - too funny!

Thanks for thinking of me for this - I would put it in my "back-log". I like this meme - it's fun.

Have a good weekend Carrie - hope it is nice and relaxing. Kellan

flutter said...

LOl #1 cracked me up

Cathy said...

Thank you!!

I'll see what I can come up with...

(You can quote Molly and I know all the words to Grease. Once, in college, some friends and I popped in the video and muted it. Then we sang every blasted song. I'm sure it was painful to anyone who hadn't been drinking.)

pinks & blues girls said...

You don't want to watch any episode with Seinfeld with me for the same reason you don't want to watch Sixteen Candles with you!!

Cute meme!!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Ann(ie) said...

hehe. I equally hate earthquakes and I also am chronically late with meme's. If I do em. ;)

Mamacita Tina said...

I've only experienced a couple earthquakes when visiting the West Coast. They were mild, but truly terrifying to me.

I can never fall asleep with a pony tail either, but not because of fear of vampires. No, when I sleep with a pony tail, I always wake up with a head ache. Your explanation is much more entertaining!

Pendullum said...

I have giggled over your pony tail comment and have been smiling at the screen ever since...

Kyla said...

You were a kid in Alaska? I was a kid in Alaska, too! I was born there and we moved down here when I was 4.

painted maypole said...

vampires, eh? ;) he he

Lisa said...

Now whenever I see a Vampire on a movie, I'm going to be thinking of you. heehee.

You probably don't want to watch Interview With a Vampire, huh?

Will do this meme, but only fer you. (Because you are one of my favorite bloggers!)

Mrs Pushy said...

Very funny about the vampires- do you still have the cross necklace hanging somewhere in your bedroom?

Denmark.... does your family tree grow it's roots there? Mine does.