Tuesday, June 5

I Got Taaaaaaagggggged

Tiff, at:

http://noaccentyet.blogspot.com


has tagged me to do the "eight things you don't know about me" meme that is making the rounds. when I first saw that meme, it was six things - but I guess streaking through the web makes you magnetic and you add or multiply or something.

I cannot imagine that there are eight things I have not already talked about on my blog, and if I haven't talked about something either I can't - or won't.....LOL

1. Like Tiff, I spend inordinate amounts of time on the internet, specifically on blog reading. If you guys were not so interesting, funny and educational, I might have time to get something done around my house! Today, you took at least six hours, but I did get to the grocery and bank and PO and card shop, and I made chili for dinner. Do you eat chili when it is 85 degrees outside?

2. I used to work in the medical field, just like Tiff, and I can tolerate large amounts of blood and gore and bodily anomalies too. I used to read cancer monographs in my spare time; they are replete with all the gory photos you could ever want. I think if men who chew tobacco or dip snuff could see the photos I have seen, they would stop those disgusting habits immediately. Ick! The aftermath of mouth or throat cancer is not a pretty sight!

3. I was sixteen before I ever saw the ocean. (I consider any child who has not seen/swam in the ocean deprived). My parents didn't swim, and they didn't see it as a priority.

4. After (sort of) running away from home (at age 18), I was approached by a "modeling agent" on the street in NYC. He gave me his card and told me to call the agency for an appointment. I never did, and it has always made me wonder if he was legitimate - or if he was one of the "white slavers" my mom always talked about.

5. In college, I played so much bridge that had they offered a degree in it, I might have graduated with honors - or at least with a good class attendance record. I have not played bridge since the early 70's. I fear it is not like riding a bicycle.

6. Dental surgery is my middle name. I had a full gingevectomy (double click on the word and you will get the definition), plus at least 6 other surgeries. None of them cured my problem; hence, dental surgeons are not in my address book anymore. I'm done. Don't even mention the possibility - because I WILL run away (and take my checkbook with me!)
7. I love convertible cars. In high school and college, if you owned one, I would date you. It didn't much matter what you looked like; if you had a topless car - I was in it at least once! But I have never owned one, and the reasons (not practical, too dangerous) seem so stupid and timid to me now. Darn it, I want a convertible!! At age 66, do you think I'll ever get one?
8. I'm really dragging the bottom of the barrel now; thinking of seven things has fried my brain (and maybe the beer had something to do with that....LOL). What to say for number eight? You already know I'm a pack rat and a wedding florist. I've recently allowed myself to become gray-haired. I need to lose 15 pounds. My yard is a vast, garden-less wasteland. I have 3 children and nine grandchildren and I am addicted to blogging.
Whew. That was strenuous. Will that do?

18 comments:

Awareness said...

I say.............go get that convertible!!

Am catching up on a bunch of your posts. I love the colour combination of your flower arrangements for the wedding....the little girl halo is adorable.

AND.........the woman with the nails? Absolute ICK!! Not only couldn't she wipe.........I can't imagine she could do anything on her own. she must just sit around waiting for someone to turn the channel for her.

have a wonderful week Judy.

joared said...

Well, you're not alone about not seeing an ocean early in life. There weren't any close around us, all sorts of other bodies of water, so I didn't see an ocean 'til I was 17.

Yes, seeing the aftermath of mouth cancer, those with throat cancer struggling to communicate, and much worse, we must wonder why anyone smokes, uses snuff, chewing tobacco.

What the hey, why not get that convertible? Or, at least the next time you make a trip and have to rent a car, can one be rented?

Bob-kat said...

Definitely not too late to get a convertible adn I agree, everyone should be introduced to the ocean as soon as possible!

Alan G said...

Must be the same birthday thing again.....

I have owned four over my lifetime. Three were MG sports cars but the last was my favorite which was a 1973 baby-blue Cougar with a white top and white leather interior.

She was an eye-catcher she was! I think I could have turned your head with that one. :)

Becky68 said...

I think you deserve a convertible! I borrowed one from my aunt & uncle while my car was in the shop a few months ago & am still thinking about it!- Maybe I'll have one once the kids are grown!
Here from Micheles

tiff said...

Get the car. Now. Do not wait.

Most excellent list, thanks for playing along!

utenzi said...

It'll do, Judy. It'll do.

Badabing said...

Yes...get the car and don't think twice about it. Early summer is perfect for going topless. I bought my wife a sports convertible a few years back & we absolutely love it.

I was 13 before I ever went into the ocean...even though I only lived about five miles away. My parents didn't swim & were extremely paranoid about me drowning. I eventually convinced an uncle to take me. And, I made sure my own kids were swimming by the time they were three.

trinamick said...

Never been to the ocean. Vegas was as close to the coast as I got.

Badabing said...

Judy,

The link on your blog roll is definitely pointing back to your site. If you go to blogger.com and edit your template, then find that link. The code should look like this:

No Accent Yet

Badabing said...

Oops...let me figure out how to get the literal code not treated as html I'll re-post.

mar said...

That was a very enjoyable post/meme! I can see you next driving your convertible!
I remember my MIL taking her summer appt's landlord's daughters from Austria to Hamburg in Germany, the girls had only known the lake (Wolfgangsee)were they grew up and were thrilled to swim in the Elba River and to play in the sand... They were 12 and 15.

S said...

Get the convertible...preferably in a sports car! :)

I didn't see the ocean until I was 22...

Beverly said...

I can se you in a convertible, just like I can see you as a fashion model. Definitely.

Shephard said...

I was very close to 16 before I saw the ocean as well. And we only lived 30 miles from it.

Fun list. :)
~S

Rhea said...

I'm really glad you did not go with that 'modeling agent'. They always prey on young, innocent types.

Cris said...

Those were fun to read!!! First time I saw the ocean I was 16 I think...

Claude said...

Your next car should definitely be a convertible!
I don't know how you can read about gore and bodily anomalies. I can't even look when I go for a blood test ;)