I have been tagged. In a shameless knock-off of David Letterman's nightly countdowns, here is my "Top 7" countdown list of little-known facts about me:
- #7. My big toe is over 1/2" longer than the rest of my toes, which are quite petite. The contrast was striking when I was younger, and I was called "Monkey Feet" whenever I wore sandals in grade school.
- #6. While eating oyster stew made from canned oysters, I found a pearl. Seriously! My father/brothers hunted birds and I was accustomed to finding buckshot in meat, so I put it on the side of my plate without a second thought. When my dad asked what I found, I replied, "Oh, just a BB." Duh! I was only in 3rd grade, so I am cutting myself some slack on this one (but the phrase "oyster shooters" suddenly takes on a whole new meaning.) Unfortunately, I soon lost my tiny pearl in the green shag carpet in my bedroom, and it has never been seen since. Who know what lurks in shag carpeting?
- #5. I began a green M&M collection when I was in Junior High. Since everyone in the 70's knew green M&M's made you...well, you know what they were said to do. (If you don't know, go ask someone who was a teen in the 70's). I decided I would save mine. My brother, 8 years older, ate my entire collection (several hundred) when he was home for a visit. Apparently he either didn't know of their fabled effects, or he had need of them. He didn't mention how 3-year-old M&M's tasted. So much for saving for the future.
- #4. While in high school, people frequently told me I looked like Kimberly (Dana Plato) on the popular TV show, Different Strokes. "Wha-choo talkin' 'bout?"
- #3. I'm 5' 4" tall. My handsome husband is 6'8" tall. I could stand under his outstretched arm with room to spare. I've always suspected the women's basketball team at my alma mater resented that I hooked one of the tall basketball players on campus. There were looks directed my way that could not be construed as friendly.
- #2. As a child, I had a re-occurring nightmare about falling off a cliff. Since I lived in very flat Minnesota, it was an irrational fear. When I visited the aforementioned tall handsome fellow--now my fiance'--shortly after he moved to Idaho, he was eager to show me the beauty of the area. He drove up an extremely narrow 'goat trail' near Lolo Pass in Montana with a fantastic view of the mountains. I was speechless with terror. The view from my passenger window was straight down, and I was convinced my nightmare was becoming reality! I'm sure the dents left from my death grip on the door's armrest are still visible. (In his defense, he was not aware of my childhood fear.)
- 1. In 1988 I drew one of the rare and much-coveted moose hunting tags in Idaho. My husband was excited and acted as my guide. It snowed heavily during the hunt and, as a result, I was not able to knock down a moose. However, I did become knocked up...we embraced our first baby 9 months later. (Green M&M's not required.)
Now I get to name names and have them search the dusty corners of their brain for personal trivia. First, here are the rules:
- Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
- Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
- Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
- Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Heidi @ Paper Filigree with a Pedigree, who creates exquisite paper filigree art.
Michelle @ My Bella Colle, a new blog friend and collage artist.
Ruth Welter @ Artful Creations, a talented painter whose work I've admired for years.
Life in Red Shoes, a blogging friend who I don't think has been tagged before.
Suzanne @ At Home with the Farmer's Wife, a bright spot in my day and certain to have amusing things to share.
I don't have any others since many that I visit regularly have already done this. If you are reading and want to do it, consider yourself 'tagged'. And if you were tagged and don't want to participate, I TOTALLY understand. Have fun and thanks for reading!