Sunday, January 06, 2008

Twice tagged

Busy holidays! I'm sure there are lots of photos to share but I haven't found the time to even look at them. We've been gearing up for another farm season and trying to finish the shop.

For now, I must oblige two bloggers who have recently tagged me! Katy wants me to write 8 things about myself that others don't know, and Diana tagged me with the Archive Meme.

First for the 8 things. This is hard because I already did 6 things last year. Let's see:

1. When I worked in the reptile house at the zoo, it was all I could do not to stick my hand into the rattlesnake cage *just because I could*. I'd stand there with the cage open and think "I could just stick my hand in there...." I wasn't suicidal or anything--it was just glaringly obvious how easy it would be to do it. You know, kind of like when you are at the symphony and it's a really slow quiet part and you realize how you could just yell out "SUCK IT" or something equally inappropriate.

2. I used to race bicycles (road--I'm way too tall for mountain biking).

3. I can spin and jump on ice skates.

4. I have a bicornuate uterus. That means it is heart-shaped with a deep septum. Both of my babies grew in the left side of the heart. Marmosets and tamarins (small New World primates) also have bicornuate uteri. They usually give birth to twins, carrying one in each side.

5. I've never seen the movie Gone With the Wind. (ducking and running....)

6. As a kid I used to do those logic problems like they have in the GRE for fun.

An amusement park roller coaster includes five cars, numbered 1 through 5 from front to back. Each car accommodates up to two riders, seated side by side. Six people�Tom, Gwen, Laurie, Mark, Paul and Jack�are riding the coaster at the same time.

* Laurie is sharing a car.
* Mark is not sharing a car and is seated immediately behind an empty car.
* Tom is not sharing a car with either Gwen or Paul.
* Gwen is riding in either the third or fourth car.

Which of the following groups of riders could occupy the second car?
(A) Laurie only
(B) Tom and Gwen
(C) Laurie and Mark
(D) Jack and Tom
(E) Jack, Gwen, and Paul

Needless to say I did really well on that section of the GRE.

7. If I sleep on my back I get nightmares.

8. I have a crush on Ewan McGregor (shut up Kevin--not everyone knows this yet!)

And now for the Archive Meme:

1. A link about family. This was a really early post but one of my favorites. I have found out since then that the song I printed there was originally written for Rufus Wainwright.

2. A link about friends just has to be about my local homeschooling tribe. These are women who I know I could call at a moment's notice for anything. In fact, I've done it and they were there. I love you guys!

3. This one is supposed to be about me. I think this one is pretty relevant to what I'm doing now.

4. This one is something I love. I just love watching my kids shine.

5. This one can be about anything I want. Looking back, I just love the story about Hank. I still think about him all the time. Someday I'll get another Aussie.

Thanks Diana and Katy for the tags! I won't tag anyone else with the 8 things, because most everyone I know has already been tagged with this one. But for the Archive Meme, I'm tagging:

Mik & Mac
Sylvia (with the hope that she'll post something again soon)
and Jim

Archive Meme Instructions: Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you've written. ... but there is a catch: Link 1 must be about family. Link 2 must be about friends. Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are... what you're all about. Link 4 must be about something you love. Link 5 can be anything you choose. I think this is a great way to circulate some of the great older posts everyone had written, return to a few great places in our memories and also learn a little something about ourselves and each other that we may not know. Post your five links and then tag five other people. At least TWO of the people you tag must be *newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better....and don't forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!

Wow, a whole post with lots of writing and no pictures!


Sylvia said...

now I gotta post something -- and search the archives, too ....

and technically, someone else tagged me on the 8 things, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

ah well, now I can fill the time 'til Gary gets home

Christy said...

I used to do logic puzzles for fun too. yes, that part of the GRE was really easy!

City Mouse said...

Came across your blog via Homesteading Bloggers. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences. And by the way, this may be one of the funniest things I have ever read -

" it's a really slow quiet part and you realize how you could just yell out "SUCK IT" or something equally inappropriate. "