Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Eek, I've been tagged! BY JMWJewelry! Eeek, I say again. Well, ok, here goes...

* Link to 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 name as well as links to their blog.
* Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I wear size 11 shoes. Actually, at this point it's more like my right foot is size 11, and my left foot is 11 1/2. I used to not wear shoes except when absolutely necessary (sometimes not even then) and when I was a teenager I would often walk the mile or so to the beach in the summer on hot pavement without shoes. My mother always told me this would make my feet wider, and I think she may have been right.

2. I've studied 6 languages in a classroom setting: Latin, Russian, German, Italian, Arabic, Yoruba, and Swahili. Swahili is the only one I can actually speak now, though. I'd still like to learn a Turkic language (Uzbek, anyone?), or perhaps Wolof, but I'm afraid that I'll lose my Swahili if I do since I don't get enough practice with it these days.

3. I used to raise mosquitos for the USDA-ARS. It's a long story, but it involved on a regular basis a) plunging my hand into a vat full of larvae; b) plunging my arm into a cage full of adult mosquitos (10000 or so); c) putting cow blood into a lambskin condom; d) chickens. There were also field trips to the cemetery, and lots of counting of squiggling things. I worked there for 4 years, and then moved on to another section with army worms, cabbageloopers, and eventually grain pest moths.

4. I don't like onions and peppers that are the least bit crunchy. Caramelized is best.

5. My ears are not pierced and never will be, no matter how many pairs of earrings I make for the world.

6. I once gave Marilyn Manson a superball. It was at a club in Daytona, in...1992? 93? He was still with the Spooky Kids. It cost $7 to get in. I came up to him after the show, handed it to him, and said, "I want you to have this". He accepted it and said, "Is it a Superball?" I said, "Yes". He said, "Thank you". Then I left. I still love superballs, but I'm not such a fan of Marilyn Manson anymore. Some people have heard this story several times alredy. To them I say: Sorry.

7. I'm an INTJ.

I've tagged Sandra, Kim, Dana, Carolynn, Elizabeth, Alice, and Abbi.


JMW Jewelry said...

Yay! I thought this survey (or whatever you'd call it) was a fun one :)

Dana said...

Ummm...yeah...you got me...rofl! I was thinking to myself...what is this tagging thing? I guess I know now! ha!

The open house went great...in fact, I wanted to talk to you about that. I'm thinking of hosting a really big one next year and you are one of the people I thought of asking to join us. Anyway, nothing is concrete by any means yet, but I'll keep you posted if you think you'd be at all interested.

I'm gonna do this tagged thing soon!!! :) Looks fun!

Dana :)