Monday, July 16, 2007

They got me!!!

Yes, I know it's Tuesday and I owe you tales of Bike Trips, look for that tomorrow, ok? And may I just again thank everyone for the kind comments and emails and for helping a girl find her smile again. In the meantime....

It seems I have been tagged by that 8 random things about yourself meme...thanks, James! This is becoming increasingly difficult since I have done a variation on it several times. Here is a link that contains all of them. Cooper also got me with a different tag to follow.

Ok, 8 random facts...I'm thinking...

1. My physical therapists and massage therapists all have remarked on how very flexible I am, which surprises me. I am considerably less flexible than I once was...I used to be able to put both my feet behind my head at the same time. If I tried to do that now I'm quite sure I'd not only fail but also be paying for it for a month or more.

2. When I was a teenager I remarked in front of my WW2 Navy vet grandfather that I wanted to get a tattoo. He was a very quiet and calm man but I watched his blood boil before he declared tattoos a thing only for drunken sailors NOT young ladies and then removed his shirt to demonstrate his own clear skin. Now that everyone and their sister has a tattoo there is no appeal to me whatsoever. I'll be a rebel by refusing to get one. I was especially vocal in my refusal to get 'Mr Lime's property' inked onto my behind when he made the suggestion. I may have also suggested an 'interesting' placement for a corresponding tattoo on him to emphasize my point. Mwahahaha!

3. My dad offered me the chance to travel to Rwanda with him a couple years after the genocide. I declined on the grounds that I was not so interested in going some place where they tend to hack you to bits if you are the wrong ethnic group. After hearing about his trip though I wish I had gone.

4. I have salt and pepper shakers a friend, who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, brought me from Malawi.

5. I have no intention of ever moving to Nebraska and here is another reason why. One of these days I will start a formal list of reasons not to move to Nebraska. I have nothing against the good people of Nebraska. I just don't want to live there.

6. Before my wisdom teeth came in I had a big gap in my front teeth. It was good for shooting streams of water and making brid calls during 8th grade algebra so as to distract the dingbat teacher into looking outside the window to find the pretty birdies.

7. Speaking of distractions, in 12th grade public speaking class I had to give a demonstration type speech. I demonstrated how to make a mess. I prepared by filling a trash bag with all the junk on my bedrooom floor. I began by draping a bra over the podium. I continued by tossing stuff from the bag all around the room while I was speaking.

8. I was born on October 12.

Ok, so Cooper is a fairly new blogger who just got tagged for the first time. He was so proud and excited AND he decided to tag me. Ok, how can ya quench that sort of enthusiasm? So according to him I am supposed to play the Wikipedia Game....To play, look up your birthday at the Wikipedia site and write down five events that happened that day in history, two births (besides your own) and one holiday. Then tag five more people....


539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Where'd he take it I wonder? Did he put it back when he was finished? Or was it more like taking a bath? Ooooh, or like taking a lover?

1582 - Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. Well, I never! The nerve! See if i ever sing a Gregorian chant again!

1609 - "Three Blind Mice" published by London teenage songwriter Thomas Ravenscroft. I don't want to know what this kid did in his spare time if he wrote songs about visually impaired rodents being tormented my vicsious farmwomen.

1681 - A London woman is publicly flogged for the crime of "involving herself in politics." I can think of a few politicians who out to be flogged for all sorts of offenses.

1773 - America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia. Alright, you all keep quiet now! Hush!

1968 - Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain.

1904 - Ding Ling, Chinese writer (d. 1986) I just really liked his name.

1968 - Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer. I just think he is really quite delectable.

Malawi - Mother's Day. I think my salt and pepper shakers should somehow figure into next year's celebration.

Anyone born in October
Anyone born on the 12 of their birthmonth
Anyone born in the 1960s
Anyone born on a Tuesday
Anyone born to a redheaded mother


lecram sinun said...

Phew! None of those tag criteria fit me.

M said...

I have a list of reasons not to live in Florida. In fact I wrote Jeb Bush and told him why I wouldn't even visit his state. I did this after hearing yet another story of child abuse/lost foster child/child offender being tried as an adult... I told him if his state cared more about developing every inch of land than taking care of their kids, I wouldn't be visiting.

Ok. There is my rant

MONA said...

LOL At interesting placement of tattoo. Now you have my imagination overworking ...

Really? you could do that? Placing your head btwn your legs?!!

airplanejayne said...

Please inform me when the feast of Hugh Jackman begins....

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

...wolverine sings?
(uh-gad, I'm devistated...)

Hypersonic said...

Oh Man I wish I could place my head between my legs...wait...wait...forget I said that...stop...that's not what I meant...DAMN!!

G-Man said...


Charles said...

"I demonstrated how to make a mess."
See teachers just can't wait. If you could have waited you could have presented a video of your children. ;)
"See if i ever sing a Gregorian chant again!"
No, no, no, no. You're looking at this wrong. If you go by the other calendars, then you never have to add another year to your age.
"...who out to be flogged..."
Definitely a problem to be solved with the top down method.
Like Lecram, I slid by the criteria.

AndyT13 said...

As always an amalgam of the wacky, wonderful and weird. :-) I'm back from 12 days at sea and boy am I tired of swimming! Sailing actually but there was so much water in the air it might as well have been swimming! Love ya!

rose_michelle said...

Ha! You're tag completely misses me, but I do pose a question ...
If someone was born on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the 1960s to a redheaded mother do they have to multiply the number of answers by five?
Just thought I'd make it difficult!

steve said...

How to make a mess??

You are my hero!!

S said...

I'm stealing the mess speech for Little Rita....she'll be right at home with that one!

James Goodman said...

good stuff, Lime. Thanks for playing along...again. :D

Flash said...

I did something similar with my goalie bag for my public speaking class in college. I brought it in and slowly dressed myself while talking about something totally unrelated. The fun pat was when I got to the cup, because goalie cups are HUGE, and when i pulled it out, I heard some girl gasp.

But let me tell you. If I was in the audience and you draped the bra over the podium, you would of had my attention.

jillie said...

I remember those flexy bendy days. Well, maybe not yours but it's amazing how crickety one gets. Well, for me anyway.

When I was in nursing school we had a speech class and they video taped us to see how flaws...I bobbed back and forth from one foot to the next. After seeing that...I refuse to speak in front of a group of people...ugh!

Great meme ;o))

Moosekahl said...

Good thinkin' on the tattoo and you could shoot water through your front teeth? Cool!

And I guess I'm tagged...I was born October 7th :)

RennyBA said...

Great meme - good to know you even better!

So now I know your born 12th of October in the 1960s on a Tuesday and that your mom was a red head LoL

SignGurl said...

I have always said I would be different by not getting a tattoo.

I think a flexible HNT is in order :)

snowelf said...

LOL!! I agree with Sign--bring on the flexy hnt!! :) I can still actually do the feet behind my head thing, but I need someone to stretch me to help me get them there. ;)


Diesel said...

Before I got braces I had a huge gap between my front teeth. My braces fixed it, but it came back because I didn't wear my retainer.

More money well spent on me.

Dorky Dad said...

Man, your grandfather would probably have an absolute heart attack these days, especially if he walked around any random office.

Dorky Dad said...

By the way, I have given you an award.

Anonymous said...

Very cool information about the limester.
Wow, Rawanda, I don't think I would've wanted to go either.

thank goodness I didn't fit any of the tag

MONA said...

Yes Lime! a flexi HNT!

I would love to see that!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Lime. Funny, passionate, wonderful, funny, charming, smart, engaging Lime.

Tommy said...

Oh yeah ... I think a majority of voters, having spoken in the affirmative for a flexible HNT should be rewarded by the people they put into the Upper House of Lime. If you don't we'll demote you to the Lower House of Lime and you don't even wanna know what kind of people hang out there ... make used car dealers look like Mother Theresa. *shutter* I am just getting caught up after a long, self-imposed exile. While I knew we had a lot in common, I didn't realize how much. Calvin and Hobbes? The Far Side? Foxtrot and Zits? Yeah baby! That's the shit! I get C&H via e-mail everyday and have a Far Side one-a-day desk claendar. Jason and his iguana are my favorite Foxtrot characters and Jeremy, Hector and Pierce are priceless! LOL You ARE a rocking blogger chick, and my hero and friend. Thanks for being there for me.

snavy said...

hola -- archive diving and stealing post ideas

tee hee - i was born to a redhead mother so i qualify

i also have a redheaded daughter

but, you already know that