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05 January 2007 @ 12:44 pm
Gah-- another Meme!  
I was tagged a few times while I was on hiatus, apparently. Here's this one:

Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to write a journal entry with six random facts about yourself. Then, pick six of your friends and tag them; no tag backs. This explanation should be included.

1. Many of my clothes have the tags removed.
2. We do not keep ice cream in the house, because of my lack of willpower. :(
3. My parents/siblings nag me about the surgical precision with which I remove fat from meat. Whatever.
4. I play the violin, though not much recently!
5. I played all 3 positions in 8th grade basketball, and was best at forward (lousy guard, short center). I'm 5'6".
6. I used to be able to "thok" with my tongue, until the last round of braces!

I tag: certainthings, jules1013, wenchpixie, pheebs1 and popmusicjunkie.
Pheebs1: Alec Pity Absencepheebs1 on January 5th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Oh lor. I did one of these once. I don't really do meme's (except fic ones/random ones) can I just tell you my random things??:

1. I am a very fussy eater. No, really really fussy.
2. This does not apply to chicken, I'll eat that in any way whatsoever.
3. I used to play bassoon and piano, when I was at school. Bassoon you get the thrilling bassline to play.
4. My dad was just over 6 feet 6 inches tall. I however, am a whole foot shorter than that.
5. I broke a pair of glasses once when I was 'testing how far they'd bend'.
6. I can raise one eyebrow. I cannot click my fingers.

And hee to lack of willpower with ice cream.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Hee! Sure, comment memes are good enough for me. :)

Bassoon parts (except the "Firebird" solo!) are not very exciting. And having on rare occasions (thank goodness) played second violin in orchestra, I can testify to there being a very good reason for that phrase. The only piece I've ever played that was even-handed was Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Golden Cockerel." Otherwise, the first violin parts rule and the 2nd violin parts suck.

Wow. Your dad was taller than my husband. So you're about the same height as me, then.

I can't do any independent eyebrow thingies. But I can snap fingers with both hands. Also used as a signal to our cats to "move along." To the laundry room or outside, doesn't matter. It means, "Time to go." :D
Pheebs1pheebs1 on January 5th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
How tall is your husband?

Yeah Dad was TALL. His side of family are. It means I think 'Jared? TALL? Not so much' HA HA HA.

Hee to your snap cat talk!!! They understand you ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
My husband is 6'4" (his whole family is tall), hence Jared's 6'3" doesn't impress me much. Really, a person has to be about 6'6" or over before I'll really notice it. :0 This is like growing up with Great Danes as family pets-- other people's idea of "large" dogs are my idea of "medium-sized" dogs. :D

I also whistle for the cats outside (!). But it carries, and they know what it means. About a year ago, I had our visitor cat show up for that! And I had to tell it that I was only whistling for the cats who actually live at our house. ;)
she said mysteriouslyresounding_echo on January 5th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
1. Many of my clothes have the tags removed

Me freakin' too. Most people think I'm weird, but whenever I get new clothes the first thing I do--even before washing them--is to cut out the label/tags/bits of scratchy unnecessary fabric. Also? If I'm just hanging around the house, I wear my shirts inside out.

:goes to post:
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
:D I usually wait until the clothes reach a point of offense, and then remove the tag. Unless it gets me the first time I try it on (one of the plastic-like things).

It's often hormonally related, I've found. During PMS and early period, my tag-tolerance really drops. Once, when I was pregnant, I had on a sweater that I'd worn at least 4-5 times before with no issues. But on THAT particular morning I found myself in the women's room by 10 a.m. sawing through the threads on the tag with a tradeshow pocketknife. That tag had to GO, right then and there. :0
she said mysteriouslyresounding_echo on January 6th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Ha, awesome story. Cute visual.

The time I was attacked by the tag!demon was when I was half asleep, rolled over and was chaffed by a stupid tag. It was this cute fitted tee that had a sepia toned picture of Marilyn Monroe playing the mandolin with glitter and rhinestones (actually, that sounds really ugly and unlike me, but the shirt is faded, the image almost non-descernable and the glitter and rhinestones falling off, so it looks great with jeans and a blazer), so I got up to find the nearest pair of scissors--which happened to be in the butcher's block, as they were intended for cutting meat. I was so tired and irritated that I just cut a scoop out of back--fabric and all. And by "and all" I mean "a huge chunk of my finger." Totally sucked. I was bleeding so badly I was forced to wake up and tend to my wound. Still now if I wear that shirt people give scoffing noises if they seen the scoop in the back.
aeroport_art: kenyaaeroport_art on January 5th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Oh hey you did it! *happy dance*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
More random than random! I just had to go back through all those old f-list posts to see that you'd tagged me. :)
michelle: Chad and Jared 1certainthings on January 5th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)

*passes on said meme*

Sorry. :/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
Grrrr. Why does Smidgy pass? She's the most random person I know.

Okay, then. I'm doing them for you. No promises that they're entirely correct...

1. Smidgy loves Starbucks. Too much.
2. She gave up chocolate (junk food?) for an entire month last year.
3. Smidgy is a nanny.
4. She is a CMM sympathizer. Look at the icon.
5. Once wrote AU vampire M/L porn
6. Finds random friending puzzling. ;)

:D How'd I do? :D
michellecertainthings on January 5th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)

You did very very well. And I may be random. But when it comes to random facts about me, I come up blank. Seriously. Or I come up with things that frankly, I don't care to share with people.

And I just gave up chocolate. I really ought to try junk food (minus chocolate and chips) for a month.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Awww. You could just go through your past posts and pick out thingies from there. Though I understand the privacy part. I couldn't really put hockey on your list, because that is SO not a secret. ;)

So it was junk food last year then? And now chocolate? You have willpower that I do not! *bows to you* *steals the cookies from your counter* *bows again like nothing happened*
michellecertainthings on January 5th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)

Oh, no. I gave up chocolate for a month last year. Right now, I've given up nothing. I'm just thinking I should give up junk food. The candy part of it. But not the chips and chocolate bar part. Not yet, anyway.