Eight Things meme

Okay, tagged me for this meme (because he knew I needed a distraction from the revisions *laugh*). had sort of done so already, and I was thinking of doing it, so okay, I’ve been tagged, I’ll play along. The rules are:

– Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
– People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
– At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
– Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

The only one of those I’m going to actually enforce is the first one, but if people want to consider themselves tagged and leave a comment, I’ll go read random facts about them. :)

1. I learned the Christ story from Jesus Christ Superstar. I remember very clearly being less than six years old and having the record on and going around singing, “Jesus must Jesus must Jesus must diiiiiiiiiiiiie,” at the top of my lungs, and my grandfather giving me the most astonishing look. I imagined, even at the time, that he thought it was–well, sacreligious was beyond my vocabulary at the time, but that was definitely the gist of my thoughts. Still, I think I was in my teens before I fully comprehended that most people do not learn the Christ story from JCS.

2. Inspired by ‘s litany of injuries, I shall announce that I’ve never broken any bones. I would like to keep it that way.

3. believes I own more of her original artwork than anyone except her mother. I’m not actually sure that’s true (although at last count I owned 2 original paintings, five or so sketches, and…hm. I don’t think I’ve got any prints, actually, except the several I now have on order), but I’d be willing to bet that between my own purchases and arranging for/donating money toward gifts for friends and family, I have indeed bought more of her work than any other single person.

4. Having taken solitaire off my work computer, I now find myself coming to the other computer to get my 3 game fix before I start writing. However, unlike with the work computer, I stop playing after 3 games and go to the other computer to work.

5. When I was a teen, I could make a bag of M&Ms last for hours. I’d eat them one at a time, letting them dissolve in my mouth as I read a book. My sister used to get very mad at me because my candy would last longer than hers. In fact, she used to get mad at me because I didn’t eat ice cream as fast as she did, either, so she’d gobble all hers up and I’d still be enjoying mine, and she didn’t think that was fair. :)

6. I had all my wisdom teeth out at once, not because they were all impacting, but because one was and I told the dentist I might as well just get them all yanked. He clearly thought I was nuts, and was totally astonished when he called 48 hours later to check up on me and my only complaint was I was already tired of eating soup.

7. I accidentally described Joanne Walker to look startlingly like someone I went to high school with. The girl in question grew up to be a supermodel. (Really.)

8. Technically, I’m tongue-tied. The little whicherfligger that holds the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is, in my mouth, very very short. I shouldn’t be able to talk. Anyone who knows me should find that pretty funny. :) (A doctor told my mother this when I was about two, and had been chattering at him incessantly the whole time I’d been there. It was pretty clearly academic at that point. :))

8 thoughts on “Eight Things meme

  1. Speaking of Ursula’s stuff, the sloth arrived yesterday, and she’s gorgeous. You’re awesome. :)

  2. Oh, yay! I’m so glad! *beams and does a dance* I’ve ordered a print, myself. Now you have to get her a wicked good frame to dance in! Yay! :)

  3. That’s pretty funny about the JCS thing. My brother loves that show, and I’m not as fond of it (gotta admit,t he music is awesome).

    ugh, wisdom teeth. I had my bottoms ones out,a nd that was enough for me (thankfully I won’t ever have to get the top ones). I didn’t have a good painkiller and was in agony for three days. It was depressing.

    If you want to read random facts about a random fan, feel free. I did the MeMe on my lj. ;-)

  4. Now I will flaunt my Ursula picture some more!

    I wonder if your whicherfligger is still short. Even bones adapt to what you do over decades.

    What’s the difference between a model and supermodel, and GIF GIF GIF!

  5. You have an awesome Ursula picture. :)

    It is still short. I can’t stick my tongue out very far. :) It’s not debilitating, obviously, and I know at least one person with an even shorter whicherfligger, but yeah, it’s still short.

    Y’know, I’m not sure what the difference is, really, except maybe supermodels end up on the cover of Elle and Vogue and things like that. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow. :)

  6. I actually don’t remember getting any painkillers besides, like, Advil. I’d have to ask Ted, who remembers a few things about that weekend that I don’t. :)

  7. I have an Ursula picture that was given to me awesomely, anyway!

    Also, it pulsates.

  8. I only own three Ursula prints. A teacher’s salary does not stretch to originals…

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