Monday, June 4, 2007

8 Random Things

For this meme, each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

This is my first tagged meme... and it is kind of a tough one! I will do my best, but I'm gonna make a prediction... Daddio will leave a list of his own about my habits 'cause lets face it, he knows me better than me most of the time. So in no particular order here they go:
  1. I really don't like thunder/lightening storms. During the daytime I'm okay, but if they are at night I usually tuck my head under the covers... seriously, at 28 years old this is still an issue for me! Yikes.
  2. The house I grew up in, in La. was more than 100 years old. No one was real sure the exact age because the court house burned down with the orginal records stored inside.
  3. I can't stand mice/rats (oh, and little frogs too). The sight of them gives me the willies... just having to type about it makes me feel a little ill.
  4. At night when I have to go to the bathroom, I will jump from the bed... run to our bathroom, finish... dash back to near the bed and leap back in. I'm not crazy about the dark, but I don't want to turn lights on either (no need to alert the burglars that I'm moving around :-). I know, poor Daddio... but he is a deep sleeper so it's okay.
  5. I really enjoy home improvement projects... especially when I'm bored and left to my own devices for too long, much like Matilda (like when Daddio is away on business...). There have been occasions that Daddio has come home to rooms being repainted, furniture moved... that sort of thing. I can be super industrious, even for my smallness!
  6. A nice cold Dr. Pepper or bowl of ice cream will solve all my troubles. Unfortunately those are on the no-no list so they are hardly ever found around here... oh, but my new fav. ice cream: Ben & Jerry's Half Baked (Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough together, seriously you guys are FANTASTIC).
  7. I'm shy and SUPER NERVOUS. I know some of you are thinking that I'm lying, but a group of people that I don't know, or don't know well, and speaking in front of people scares me to death. My heart races, and I stutter... sometimes just inside my head, but it takes a huge effort for me to do it and sound like I know what I'm doing. (And forget about reading in front of people... you would swear that I just got out of first grade.) I have to spend days preparing so that what I'm going to say is completely committed to memory-- that's why I am so worn out afterwards, and usually end up with a migraine. It is taxing.
  8. I like peanuts, pecans... nuts, but not on my sundae. Daddio always makes fun of me for the way I like things. Apparently I like most things, but the ordinary way most people like combination foods, I don't... I rather just eat them separate. He can add to this particular one, because I can't name them off the top of my head... I just know when it comes time to order/eat them.

Now... as far as tagging... I'm not sure I know 8 other people who haven't been tagged already! So if you read this and haven't been tagged... consider yourself tagged! Here are the few that I will tag:

Daddio, Just Stuff, Infertility Is Funny, Jen at Be Good. Have Fun.

Okay that's all I can think of right now!


Matilda said...

Yeah! I am so glad you did it!
Totally with you on the dark thing, but as I got older (past 30) it has gotten better. You are still such a young spring chick!

Shy and nervous??? No.Way!

MommaLlama said...

I put on a really good front until I'm comfortable and get to know people, but it is a serious mental workout for me in the beginning.

Matilda said...

Well then, I guess I should be flattered that you have warmed up to me so quickly or very impressed by your acting ability!

Seriously, you do amazing battle with that dragon because no one would ever know!

MommaLlama said...

Well... Matilda, you totally rock so it was easy to move on to me 'normal' from me 'stressed'!

4andcounting said...

I am the same way with a lot of food. I like a lot of things, just not together usually. You are funny about the bathroom though--I'm way too tired for jumping and dashing during night time bathroom trips. :)