Thursday, November 22, 2007

I've been tagged

Well, Deniselle at Fatly Yours has tagged me for a "Seven things about me" meme (link). So here goes:

1: I'm an avid bookworm (I have been known to read the back of the cereal box at breakfast, just to have something to read). I have collected books for the last 38 years and ended up giving 10 large boxes of them to my son (he had been after me for years to get them, he's been reading them ever since he learned to read 25 years ago). So he now has 4 bookshelves full of hardback and paperback books, some printed in the 40's.

2: I like all kinds of music, everything from Aerosmith to Rob Zombie, old country to heavy metal to Native American and Celtic.

3: When I was a kid and we went to see my mother's parents, I always knew when we were close because of the way it smelled (hard to describe, but it was my grandmother's cooking, the swamp cooler in the kitchen window, the apple orchards and river across the road, and the sagebrush on the hill behind their house).

4: My aunt (my dad's brother's wife) taught me how to do the twist when I was 7 years old (she was 27 at the time). She's still the coolest person I know (how many women, at the age of 75, would be willing to take 5 eighteen-year-old girls shopping at the mall?).

5: I've been told I'm anal, mostly because I like to keep things in order. All of my cds are in alphabetical order by artist, my books are the same way on the shelf, and even my old vinyl records are filed alphabetically by artist (and all are sub-divided by genre, alphabetical within the genre). What can I say, I like to be able to find something right away without having to look through everything I own.

6: I didn't get married until I was 53. My brother told me 30 years ago that I was going to die a lonely old maid because I was such a bitch that no man would ever have me.....LOL I think it was just because I wasn't willing to settle for the first man who proposed to me. I wanted a man who was going to be my friend, my lover, my confidante, and who would love me in spite of/because of all my faults. I found him, and he was well worth the wait.

7: I spent the summer I was pregnant with my son traveling with a carnival. Didn't make a lot of money, but had a lot of fun. Got to see Vancouver, and went to Victoria Island, BC. Was quite an experience, sleeping in the possum bellies of the rides, or on the merry-go-round, eating carnival food, and pooling money for a motel room so we could bathe and sleep in a bed once in a while. Not something I would want to repeat, but at the age of 21, it was fun.

OK, so here are the rules of the game:
1. Link to the person’s blog who tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. List seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog.

The blogs I'm tagging are: Good With Cheese, Fat-O-Matic, Ottermatic, All About Beauty, She Dances On The Sand, Mshell Lives Here, Fat Lot of Good

And a fun time was had by all, I hope :)


  1. Hi Vesta! Thanks for tagging me. I don't have my blog open for comments because of the fat haters! Sorry! But I look at your blog often & saw I'd been tagged. Fun! I'll get on it as soon as my turkey digests! Kat

  2. I hoped you would see it on my blog since I couldn't post to you. I don't blame you for not having comments enabled, that's why I'm moderating mine now, one of the trolls was nasty enough to go to the trouble of looking up my address and phone number and posting it in a comment on here, so moderation is the way I'm going now. I don't know how the asshat found me, but whoever it was won't be able to do it again.

  3. hey, off topic, but I wanted to let you know that we had apple pie made with splenda for Thanksgiving and it was awesome. One of our guests was just recently diagnosed with type 2 so we wanted to make sure there was something she could have. The recipe was on the splenda bag. I would highly, highly recommend it. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

    Did you read the new Sherrilyn Kenyon yet?!

  4. The only Sherrilyn Kenyon I haven't read yet are "Fantasy Lover", "The Dream Hunter", and her "Dark Hunter Companion". I just found out she also writes as Kinley MacGregor, so now I have another whole bunch of her books to find and read. I just finished Christine Feehan's "Dark Reunion" and it was pretty good. I'm waiting for more of those as well. I need to buy another bookshelf, but I don't know where I'll put it when I Ah, the trials and tribulations of reader and re-reader.

  5. Fat haters.......haters in general. You know, I feel sorry for them. They go through life thinking they have no vices (like being fat), but in reality they have the biggest vice of all.....hatred. Hatred is by far the most destructive vice that anyone can possess. Hatred invades every aspect of their life and will eventually destroy them. I'd rather live a life fat then live a life filled with hatred.

    I know what all you fat haters are thinking right now. You are thinking I can say that because I'm fat. Guess what, I'm not fat. I say that because by the time you realize that you have destroyed yourself with hatred, all those "fat" people will have lasting relationships with real people who accept them for who and what they are.

    Tell many of you fat haters know if your friends would still hang out with you if you were fat. How many of your friends would talk behind your back? Aww yes, when we judge by what is on the outside, we have lost completely all that is good in a person on the inside. Think about it! Where would your friends be if you had a visible flaw?

  6. I do the same thing with my books and CDs! Alphabetical by author/artist within the subgenre. It's not anal, it's just common sense! :-)


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