Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm It and You Might Be Too

My cyber friend Liz tagged me.

The rules are 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.

So lets get cracking shall we? I am going to try to share stuff you might not already know.

1. I am a first generation American, a native Texan, and a Washingtonian by choice. My mom was French and my dad French-Canadian. They met in Vancouver BC and after living in Cali, South Dakota, and Colorado put down roots in Dallas, Texas. I grew up in North Dallas and my ex husband "brought" me to Washington via the US Navy. Otherwise I don't think I ever would have left the great state of Texas. Now I am in no hurry to leave the PacNW.

2. I have worked for the same company since three days after high school graduation. I started as a summer intern, worked part time while I was in college, and when it was time to enter the adult world and get a full time job, I stayed on. What can I say? I believe in the company, love what I do, and when I commit...I commit.

3. My favorite food is Tex Mex. I could eat it everyday. Also, once I find a food/meal I love, I can eat it for days on end. I don't get bored easily and if it isn't broken, no need to fix it.

4. I love exploring. I totally dig getting in the car, rocking out to the tunes, and driving with no formal destination in mind. Just enjoying the journey and seeing what might be put in my path to discover is blissful. However, I used to really like doing this and did it more often than I do now. Business travel has kinda' taken the thrill out of it.

5. I am the baby of six. I have four brothers and one sister. No matter how old I am, what I accomplish, I feel like the little sister/a child in their company. I am also the peace keeper of the bunch. Since my mom's passing, not all of them get along but I am the one who talks to all of them, except for the brother who doesn't talk to any of us.

6. I started rubber stamping, making cards, art journaling, scrapping, etc. because I woke up one day and realized I had no real hobby other than reading to speak of. I thank T for introducing me back to my creative outlet, for encouraging a broke down bank account, and for understanding sometimes collecting stuff versus using it is half the fun. I can get lost for hours in the process, reading magazines, looking at websites.

7. I have had two knee surgeries on my left knee and am screwed for life. Literally. I have a screw holding my patella in place. I have also had foot surgery on my right foot to remove a bunion, cut open to remove gall bladder when I didn't even know I had gall stones, had a tonsillectomy in my mid twenties, and had to have oral surgery to remove my wisdom teeth. All that happened between the ages of 16 and 24 (sports be damned). Since then, I have been (knock on wood) relatively healthy.

8. I am a collector of inspirational quotes. I try to find a new one each day that speaks to me. I have a book I write them down in. I love the wisdom of those who have come before us and the power words hold.

Ok, so now I am to tag 8 people. I select Ace, Crayons, Dawn, Katherine, Paolo, Summer, Sunny, Tammy, and Wendy.

Kim, I would have chosen you but I know how busy ya' are.

Peace and Love Peeps.


wendy said...

Great list!

Screwed for life, that's a good one. ;-) Also, that you work for the same company, that's really great!

I had fish tacos Wednesday, and they were awesome. Also the carrot/coconut soup, I tried my friend's, it was really good too. Love the flying fish!

I posted 6 things recently, Saturday, June 9, 2007, so you can see all my weirdo/interesting things about me there. =)

Hope all is well in the world with you today, it is FRIDAY!

kimmyk said...

I can't believe you've worked for the same company this long-how great are you!?! No wonder you have such a great relationship with your coworkers. You're like family.

Thanks for not tagging me although this was fun to read, I just can't seem to breathe easy yet. But this 6 weeks is almost over, then I'll get a wee break.

I hope you have a great weekend!

EatCrayons said...

Okee dokee...I'll play, thanks for the tag. :)

Wow, you've been with the same company since graduation? That is truly awesome!

Yummmmm Tex favorite too.

I had to giggle at number 6. How I can relate, how I can relate.

sunny said...

This is so funny, we're all talking about food on our "eight things about me" meme. I finished mine this afternoon if you want to see it. Thanks for tagging me!