Wednesday, April 2, 2008

7 Random Things

I saw this over at Matilda's blog and decided it looked fun, and would do one myself! So as always, here's the rules:

1. When tagged place the name and URL on your blog.
2. Post rules on your blog.
3. Write 7 non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Name 7 of your favorite blogs.
5. Send an email/comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged.

1. I love all things organizational. Office supply stores are off limits without Daddio for fear of putting us in debt beyond repair! And have mercy if those items are also way cool looking (because of color, design, and all together practicality of course). If the items coincide with scrapbooking, or crafting in general... well, it's every man for himself!

2. Expressions and sayings... I'm very bad at them. I usually say them wrong. It's my mom's fault, she always said them wrong and I never noticed... but Daddio catches them all the time and corrects me (and usually has to spend a few minutes explaining why I got them wrong and why they actually make sense when said properly)... for instance, Daddio's way: "six of one, half dozen of the other"... Llama speak would be: "one sixth, half dozen or the other".

3. I really enjoy mountain biking. Before the boys came along we went nearly everyday! Our gear was ready, and we would head out right when we would get home from work and stay out on the trails till we couldn't see the path!

4. I'm nervous in water when I can't see my feet. I love swimming, I love being at the beach, but in murky (deep) water I'm very uncomfortable and will start heading towards the shore. This some what irrational fear (yet some what rational if you consider I grew up in La. and we would boat and ski on the intercoastal canal... alligators, seriously!) was probably the reason I was really great at water skiing as a child, never fell off the banana float or tubes being dragged by boats! And when every one else would tip canoes on youth canoe trips... forget it! Same with wave runners, I'm staying on top no matter what!

5. I usually sit at a table with one leg folded under the other. I'm short (5'1" ish... my crutches say 5'4" though) and my legs ALWAYS hang when I sit, and it is more comfortable for me to only have one leg a'swingin'.

6. At night I use my foot to regulate my body temperature. I like to be bundled at night... meaning a top sheet and a heavy comforter (sometimes an additional blanket in the winter), and running a fan! If I get too hot under the covers, removing the covers isn't an option... I only stick one of my little tootsies out to cool down. Once I reach a comfortable level I pull the foot back under! This is one reason I don't like sleeping with socks on, much to the frustration of Daddio who complains if one of my usually chilly tootsies migrates to his side of the bed. I need an unadorned foot so that in case I get hot I can let it out to cool me off. Side note to this little air conditioning feature I have... when I get hot and sweaty, my skin is very cold to the touch!

7. I guess you could say that this little oddity goes with the one above sort of... but my resting body temperature is 97.2! So a few weeks ago when I was running fevers of 102... that was REALLY HIGH for me. What I think is pretty cool about this little fact is that I just found out that my grandmother and aunt also have the same temp., but my mom and sister don't!

Okay, I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you want to share your 7 oddities leave a comment so I read about yours!


La Familia said...

Wow! Did you know I could practically cut and paste that whole Meme and use it for mine?! I am the SAME WAY for almost every single one except the mountain biking because I've never done that. I even drive with one foot under my rear (My non-driving foot). I pile on the blankets and have been regulating temps with one leg out for as long as I can remember. That's why I can't wear nighties to bed and if I wear pants I roll them up! I'm always getting sayings wrong. I'll say, "It all went downhill from there" when I'm talking about a situation that fell a part and I can't think of any others out of the corner of my eye right now. (That one was a joke)

La Familia said...

When I said "nighties" I mean grandma-type nightgowns. I love those.

justme said...

I use my feet to regulate my body temp, too! Hubby thinks I'm weird. I thought it was an Indian thing. :)