June 8, 2007

Playing along with a meme...

My dear friend Kelley from My Glamorous Life tagged me for this fun meme. Here are the “rules”: 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.

  1. I play the piano by ear (can’t read a lick of music but can duplicate once listened to) and was a first chair violinist in high-school. I also had a nice run as flautist – but not being able to read music put the "el halto" on that particular instrument.
  2. I am a big-time foodie. Definition of Foodie: Loves to talk about, try all kinds of, and generally stare at food. Don’t judge! I love reading menus…I could hardly get through the book “Death By Chocolate” because it made me want to try all sorts of new recipes and I don’t even cook.
  3. I am an avid Sims player. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to EA games and type in “The Sims”. To die for! I lose entire days playing this game.
  4. I am resistant to trying new things, but once I do, I love them. Examples are Sushi, White Water Rafting, and Wii.


  1. Nail Biter. What! Since the 1st grade people, so I’ve learned to tune out the rolled eyes.
  2. Sleep with four pillows, all under my head. I bet you’re laughing at the image of that right now, but it gets worse. I sleep on my stomach, with my arms folded under my chin, head up, facing the wall. As if you were laying stomach down on the grass and resting your hands on your chin. Don’t ask, just don’t even ask! This habit explains so very much of my horrible neck pain, but I do it while I’m sleeping. Then I get an incredulous poke from the hubby who is saying “my gawd…you’re doing it again! How can you sleep like that?!?!” If I knew, don’t you think I would stop? Jeesh!
  3. Coke habit. Spare me the rehab hate mail – I’m talking about my long time love affair with Coca Cola. At least two cans a day, though I’ve heard much worse in the way of addiction stories. I literally get a little shake and ahhhhhhh when I take my first drink of a really good one. McDonalds has good Coke. So does Chipotle.
  4. The OCD inside dicates that certain things not be left alone. Crooked mirrors or pictures, untidy magazines on a doctor’s office table, cabinets left open in the kitchen or bathroom, hangers that are poking out where a shirt was quickly ripped out of the closet, underwear riding up my rear – you get the picture. I need things to be just so. Everything has a place and everything in its place. It’s just what makes the world go round for me.

Now for the revised rules for this meme. You share four things that were new to you in the past four years. Four things you learned or experienced or explored for the first time in the past four years. New house, new school, new hobby, new spouse, new baby, whatever. Then you have to list four new things you want to try in the next four years.

Four new things I learned or experienced in the past four years:

  1. That I have a lot more patience and stamina that I gave myself credit for. When we started our adoption journey, someone wise and sage said “adoption is not for the faint of heart” and in denial I thought “what the heck does she know!” Yeah, so, totally biting my tongue now.
  2. Went to New York for the first time and LOVED it. Went again so I could take AB and we could experience it together, and it was like seeing a whole different New York – that’s what I love about him, because he makes life an adventure for me.
  3. Went from total corporate life to total “work from home” life and I love it. Could not stand the thought of going back – this completely suits me.
  4. You can live apart from your family. You may not think you could live anywhere but where you are, but you can. You are tougher than that. And you may just find that you like living away – absence does make the heart grow fonder, and there is a whole big world out there waiting to be explored. Moving was one of the best things that could have happened to us, and it has changed our lives for the better. It has also made me open to moving again, which is way ahead of where I was when we first got in the car to move across country almost four years ago.
Four things that I want to try or do in the next four years:

  1. Bring home Keira and her sibling(s).
  2. Travel as much as possible
  3. Be debt free and financially secure
  4. Go on a Disney Cruise with my M3 and all the babies we’ve been waiting for.
I am tagging the following bloggers for this meme. You can choose which one to complete or do them both! It's good PR ladies - tell us all about yourself! (heheh)

1. Doris

2. Mya

3. Stacy

4. Lisa

5. Kim

6. A & MG

7. Tracy

8. Isabella's Mommy


aimeeg said...

I'm on it today!

LaLa said...

Hey..found you on Stacy's blog. Wow..playing by ear...amazing and I hope your 4 year plan includes many little blessings : )

Kelley said...

Thanks for playing along! I'm looking forward to checking out the posts from the bloggers you tagged.

Polar Bear said...

I LOVE cookbooks! I used to have a HUGE collection, but when I moved to Kentucky I had to widdle it down a bit.

I'm impressed with the piano. That is cool!

I'll work on this and hopefully get it up this weekend. This one makes you think. :)

t~ said...

I agree with the coke addiction. I have one as well, tho I keep to under 2 a day and I agree that McD's sells the best diet coke ever. I always thought it was their big straw tho... :0)

I'll try to work on this one this weekend.....

Colleen said...

Oh you are funny with that pillow sleep thing!!! OWCH!