Friday, May 18, 2007

I'm it!! I've Been Tagged!

The Good Woman from My wee Scottish Blog tagged me. The basis of the "tagging game" is to tell 8 things about yourself that others don't know. Then tag 5 different people and get to know them. So without further ado....

  1. I used to be a hippie. No, no, not from the 60's. I was a hippie-wannabe in college in the early 90's and I had all the groovy outfits. On Halloween, people borrowed all my clothes to dress up like hippies for the costume party. I won first prize for my hippie outfit (of course I saved the best outfit for me!).
  2. When I was 7 or 8 years old, I wanted to join the school band. The music conductor looked at this little deaf girl and said, "No." Dad argued. Conductor asked me to pick an instrument. I picked the flute. Conductor showed me how to blow a note and asked me to blow and hold a note as long as I could. I blew and held a note for over a minute and a half. I played the flute for nearly 6 years in the school band. Didn't know a deaf person could play, did ya?
  3. Once, in college, I had a little too much to drink and discovered I could do a really good imitation of Dolly Parton (y'know, that blond big-haired country singer with the big boobs).
  4. I have a pierced tongue. It was a gift for my 21st birthday. Does it mess up my speech? I already talk with an Irish accent, so what difference does it make?
  5. Dad took me to see John Denver in concert for my 16th birthday. I love John Denver!
  6. I once performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C. with my high school Deaf Performing Arts group, The MSSD Road Show.
  7. I paid $150 for an Italian glass hanging lamp and it has never been used since I bought it 12 years ago. I simply haven't found the right place for it. I don't think I ever will.
  8. I rip up old cotton sheets and clothing into strips and crochet them into rag rugs. Sometimes I'll take a teeny tiny hole and make it bigger just so I can say, "Oops! A big hole in the sheet! Looks like this one will go into the rug!" Because I need a particular color! (And there's my excuse for a new set of sheets!)

Well! That was actually harder than I thought it was going to be. It was a nice trip down memory lane for me, though, so I didn't mind. Here are the 5 people I'd like to know more about and I am tagging:

  • Elsie Button of Flower Fairies and Fairy Cakes
  • Lantana of Lantana's Latitude
  • Drunk Mummy
  • Karen from A Deaf Mom Shares Her World
  • LindyStar of Danielle is a Hor (Yes, I know you were tagged before, but that was an A to Z thing and I like you! I want to know more about, no.. not a stalker...don't call the police.. wait, wait! --{footsteps running away}-- Come back! I just want to be your friend!)

You're it!


Krissie said...

I won first prize for my hippie outfit.
You do realise that was cheating cuz that was what you wore all the time? lololol

The Good Woman said...

Darn! Yours are more interesting than mine! Hippies, flutes and rag rugs all in one post! Darn!

But thanks for doing it anyway.

lady macleod said...

Wow! We knew you were interesting, that's why we come here...but wow.

Hippies, music, drinking, piercing, the Kennedy Center, and creative sheet recycling! John Denver?

Dana said...

Those 8 Things Memes are hard! Great list.

I love those rag rugs, just wish I could stay away from blogs long enough to learn how to make them!

Dana said...

I also meant to say thank you for the link love earlier. I am adding you to my list of great peeps, too, because, well, anyone that can give birth without an epidural is a hero of mine! (Hope that came out right, I am exhausted.)

jenny said...

Hello all!

K- Funny thing, I only stayed at the costume party for a half hour before I thought it was boring and left. I found out the next day I won first place. Guess I was memorable enough to win!

G.W.-- Nonsense! I learned quite a bit about you from yours! I love that you were born on the doctor's couch! Who else can say that???

L.M.-- Does John Denver surprise you? Once upon a time when I could still hear, I listened to all the music my dad liked-- country, country, country. Then I discovered my own-- Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, John Denver to name a few..

D- Thanks for popping over! When I was nursing, I would crochet the rugs at the same time. I have my moments when I dont do any for awhile, but they are good to do during the commercials on TV.

Annie said...

From reading this, and your most recent post above, I think you'd love this blog:

I can spend ages there just looking at the wonderful crafts and vintage finds this girl discovers!

Elsie Button said...

just noticed that you have tagged me... here goes...