Monday, February 18, 2008

I've been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Lorelei. I met Lorelei through Art Bead Scene. She makes lovely jewelry and was recently interviewed by ABS. Go here to read the interview.

Hmm, I've never done this before, so you'll have to excuse me if I don't do something quite right. Okay, here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people* at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven random and/or weird facts about myself:

1. I cry easily and am extremely sentimental. What this basically means is that you'll sometimes come across me watching tv, sobbing over a McDonalds commercial (embarrassing but true).

2. I started making beads to avoid going completely stir-crazy at home when the Short One was an infant. I love the SO as only a neurotic older mother can, but I still needed (and still need) a little private time.

3. For me, the only way to eat a poached egg is with soy sauce.

4. I never really outgrew liking stuffed animals. In fact, the Short One's monkey (Senior) was actually my monkey before the SO was born. I made the Husband buy the monkey for me before we married. I mean, I seriously made him buy it for me - a few tears (read no. 1, above) and a you're-so-cheap-you-won't-even-buy-me-a-stuffed-monkey sentiment may have been involved. (I'm not proud of this, but, as I've pointed out to H., the monkey is the SO's favorite buddy now, so it's all good. For some reason, H. rolls his eyes a lot when I say this.)

5. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Ben & Jerry's Dublin Mudslide.

6. I never wear makeup. Even when I was working as a lawyer, I never wore it. (Although one of the male partners in the large New York firm where I started my career once told my next door neighbor to look more professional and "put on some makeup", I never actually had anyone say it to me. Thank God. Grrrr.)

7. I'm scared of large insects, like cicadas. We had one of those 17-year cicada summers this past summer where I live. I ended up getting cicadas in my hair and down my shirt while strolling with the SO under some trees - I screamed (the SO found this terribly entertaining). After that, any time a cicada made it into our basement (the whole town was crawling with them for six weeks), I always sent the Husband downstairs to deal with it.

Okay, so now you know more about me than you probably wanted to know. I had a very hard time selecting just seven victims, er, friends to tag in turn, but here is what I decided:

CaliGirl Art Glass
Diane Hawkey
Monkee Maker
This Girl Beads
The Vicious Chicken
Working Mom Knits

Okay, I must confess - I have a memory like a sieve. I may have inadvertently selected one or two people who have been tagged previously (I have one person in mind in particular, but I scanned her archives and did not come up with a relevant post). If you've already been tagged and would like to pass, feel free to leave me a comment, and I'll pick someone else. Also, there are a couple people I would have tagged, but I was almost positive they'd already been tagged, so... And I know I picked eight people, not seven - shhhh! (Why am I worrying so much about this? Am I really that anal? Don't answer that.)

Anyway, have a great day. I'm determined to get some beads done this week, so there should be new work to show in the next 2-3 days.


Lorelei Eurto said...

omg, thanks for participating in this! Your answers made me laugh sooo hard. Mostly because I can relate to everything (except the poached egg thing, ewww!)
I can cry at the drop of a hat, the husband rolls his eyes at me on a daily basis, I just bought a stuffed animal on Etsy a few weeks ago, and DEATHLY afraid of big bugs. LoL

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks for tagging me, lorelei! It was fun - soy sauce is the ooonly way to go with poached eggs. :)

Rachel said...

LOL, You are too funny. I am going to update my blog right now. You have won. Thanks for thinking of me. I could also relate to so many of your answers but I have never tried the eggs with soy sauce I will have to let you know what I think after I try it.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog!

Monkee Maker said...

Hi Melissa,

Thanks for tagging me ..... I think ..... I always find it so hard to think up stuff about me! (The last one I tried was for 8 things .... I gave up after four, but luckily nobody noticed ....)

I'll give it some thought. I really enjoyed your list - it's good to find out new things about people.


Christina J. said...

Hi Melissa,

I have been tagged before, but I can probably come up with 7 more things if I think about it. :) I might just leave it open to anyone who wants to participate rather than assigning people.

Your list was very entertaining. :)

the vicious chicken said...

Hi Melissa,
I don't think I've done this before... Trashalou tagged me once but I responded with a facts-in-picture-form thing instead of random facts (I'm such a rebel). So I will give it a go, but I'm not promising it will be soon... could take me a while to think of 7 things :o)

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks so all of my victims, er, blogging friends for agreeing to be tagged. I'll enjoy reading your entries when you have time to do them.

Thanks, grizzly mountain arts! I'm glad you stopped by.