Friday, November 30, 2007

Eight Random Things

Well, it appears NaBloPoMo is going to go out, not exactly with a whimper, but not with a bang, either. I have not finished my series of posts about the life histories of my children (Mom's eye view), I have not scanned the "dancing girls" or " Katie the pirate" pictures, and I have not won any prizes, except maybe a little extra time with my granddaughter (my prize for consistent comments over at Arwen's blog), and that's only because Bryan has to travel for work, so Camilla and Arwen are coming to stay here.

But I have done what I set out to do when I signed up for this: put at least something here every day for a month. I wasn't exactly sure I had the resolve to do this. I did it! (With apologies for the days like yesterday, which netted me a [since deleted] comment-spam plugging insurance rate comparisons!) I have gained some new readers -- Hi down there in Lone Star territory! -- and some new respect for people who do stuff like this for a living. And I have gained an understanding that I can blog regularly and I will blog regularly, just not every day (at least until next November.) Heck, maybe I'll get inspired and start messing with my template (I know it's not the easiest to read.) And the kid posts and the pictures are coming!!

But today I'm going to do this meme, which Arwen did yesterday, so here are the rules.

Rules: Once tagged, you're supposed to link to the person who tagged you. Then, post the rules before your list and list 8 random things about yourself. At the end of the post, tag and link to 8 other people and then leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.

1) I'm definitely more rule-oriented than most, but I'm doing this without being tagged and without tagging anybody. So sue me!

2) As I said in Arwen's comments,I can write upside-down, backwards, or upside-down
and backwards at almost the speed I write regularly. In legible cursive!!
(I think this indicates a twisted mind .....)

3) I like to wear shawls, ponchos, and wraps. I think this started when I was in elementary school. My mom had gone back to teaching, and my dad got her a plaid poncho to put over her coat for winter playground duty. It wasn't really her style, so I started wearing it, and still have it. For many years my winter "uniform" has been pants, a turtleneck, and a sweater or shawl. I'm wearing one right now, in blue and burgundy. We will see how this costume works with hot flashes this winter!

4) I'm a big fan of hard cider. Strongbow on tap if I can get it, but Woodchuck in a bottle will do in a pinch, especially the Granny Smith. This is fascinating to me, as I never met a beer I didn't loathe!

5) Our household has seven working computers, more if George and Maggie are home. Two networks, wired and wireless. And never mind when the married kids bring theirs. Did I tell you my husband is a computer consultant?

6) Despite those seven computers, I had to stop for a couple of hours in the middle of writing this post so that stuff could be done on "my" computer. I couldn't log in from anywhere else, because heaven help me if I mess with anybody else's settings or log ins. Did I mention my husband is a computer consultant? :-D

7) I have yet to use a name for my husband on this blog, because I thought that if you Googled his first name plus mine and Arwen's you'd get a couple of news articles about our family I know are out there. But apparently not. So from now on I will use his name, which is Roger.

8) I like to do my cooking in stages. Right now I have time to finish this because I made a turkey pot-pie this morning, shoved it in the fridge all day, and now it's in the oven and dinner will be ready in an hour. Lovely!

If you want to do this meme, feel free! You can even use my comments if you don't have a blog of your own. And I'd love to know if you are doing it at your blog.

Happy Last Day of NaBloPoMo, and see you soon!!


Jen said...

I did this meme at my blog already, on November 8th, if you want to read it and haven't already. Emily tagged me, I talked Elizabeth and Elizabeth tagged Arwen. I love this circular blogging thing!

I am going to miss NaBloPoMo. I loved having all my favorite bloggers posting all the time. And it got me to post a lot more, possibly excessively more.

Jen said...

Argh, typo, I hate those. Tagged, not talked!

Lindsay said...

I followed your lead and did this as my last post for the month as well, mainly because I didn't know what to write about! :o)

ellen said...

This post is a great ending to the month! I've so enjoyed reading about your family and am looking forward to the future installments. :)

Meika said...

I loved reading about your family this month!

Therese Z said...

I wish I could wear a poncho without looking like an unmade bed. Lucky you!