Tuesday, July 10, 2007

8 Random Things Meme

has tagged me for a meme in which I post 8 random facts about myself. I feel quite at a loss with these kinds of lists, but here are some, which I'm sure aren't very surprising:

1. I love turtles; I mean I feel a connection (if such is possible) and I always go out of my way to remove one from the road by getting it across. I've moved a huge snapper with the aid of a box and a shovel, and many smaller ones. I'd love to help out with sea turtle hatchings.

2. Given the choice between a big, gooey slice of chocolate cake or a glass of crisp white wine and a bowl of tiny Nicoise olives, I'd choose the latter every time.

3. I don't like to pump my own gas; I get D to do it.

4. I had a brief, but intense, affair with eBay, resulting in a Louet spinning wheel and an old Bernina 830 that I just love.

5. I've always wanted to go to Finland; now, with this blog, I can (though she is away for the summer!)

6. Fashion confuses me now; I'm stuck on waistbands. Where have they got to?

7. I love to read children's books; in fact, I just got The Penderwicks yesterday at Barnes and Noble.

8. I am absolutely petrified of the dentist. When I was a child the dentist, without any further ado, came at me with the Novocaine syringe. I leaped out of the chair and he shouted at me!! (Talk about trauma . . .) Now when I have an appointment, I am in a foul mood until it's over, at which point I'm practically in tears.



blackbird said...

2. I'm inclined to agree.

6. What IS up with that? Thank god I'm short waisted.

8. I see a dentist who specializes in 'dentistry for the apprehensive' and it's made a big difference.

thanks for the meme!

Anonymous said...

I can definitely relate to the olives and the dentist. I hate going to the dentist so much. I have always wanted to write a post on it, but I couldn't bear spending so much time thinking about it!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only person in the world who hated to pump her own gas. I always managed to get someone to do it for me ;)
But I do feel a bit bad about it!
I share your fear of dentists...

Anonymous said...

What an interesting, random list. Berninas... I had one and took it to the goodwill. Moving will do that -- makes you toss. They are great machines.

deedee said...

I am with you on number 2 ;)

lettuce said...

def. with you on 2, 5, 6 & 7.


Linda said...

Hate the dentist too. It's probably because I had almost every tooth in my head filled at one time or another. Then I had caps and now I am having root canals on what is left under the caps. Sigh. My children are lucky in that flourine was in the drinking water and not one of them has ever had one filling. It's always a huge production when I go with all sorts of problems.

Suse said...

Another Finnish blogger for you, she's at:


and she is a knitter!

Anonymous said...

Yep love love turtles, hate pumping gas and the dentist but I think I would probably go for the gooey cake even though I do like olives.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say that I'm addicted to childrens books and dread the day when the kids finally say enough is enough we are too old!

Anonymous said...

2 and 3 yep!

Olives and wine sound fine!

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angela said...

I'm with you on 7 and 8 ...got a dentist appointment Monday...yuck...but 2? Why wouldn't you have both? (though maybe not at the same time!)