Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Meme Tag. Wanna Play?

I am not the biggest fan of blog tagging, but some of them are sweet enough ... and do help us to get to know one another, and sometimes ourselves :)

My friend Mitzi at Artful Spirit tagged me with a new meme. I have only known Mitzi for a few months, but feel like we might have grown up together. She is a lovely woman, super cool Mommy and devoted wife. She just started selling some gorgeous wares in her new Etsy shop and I know that I will have to pick up one of her felted items. This is a favorite. Anyway ... on to the meme...
Here are the tag rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my seven random facts...

1. I love to eat Spaghettios straight out of the can. No cooking needed. It is my comfort food.

2. I despise "play groups" and "play dates". Really. I just don't get it. I hang out with my son everywhere we go ... and we meet lovely people and have great experiences. I just don't get making a "date" for a bunch of kids to play together while their mommas try desperately to try to find eachother interesting. I have been told this is a bad attitude that I have. Oh well.

3. When I have high anxiety in any given situation (i.e. airplane rides, public speaking, etc) I repeat the following mantra in my head over and over ... "Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitxen" ... over and over until I calm down.

4. I LOVE airports. I could sit in one all day and just watch people come and go from their recent adventures. I love watching folks hug their returning loved ones ... or say tearful goodbyes. I love all the raw human emotion. It gives me hope for all of humanity. When soldiers come home, when babies come home from their adoptions, when a teen goes off to college, when a married couple returns from an amazing honeymoon, when an uncle drops in to visit his newborn neice ... its all good stuff. It's all real.

5. I would love to live in a world where everyone was naked. Total freedom. No judgements ... since beauty would not depend on body parts or clothing. Personally, I don't get why men can walk around without shirts, and women can't. Maybe we could just start there. A shirtless revolution for all woman kind. Then boobies wouldn't be so sexualized. Who's first?

6. Growing up, I always wanted my name to be Melissa. Now it is the name of my very best friend. Maybe I knew something growing up?

7. I want to own my own photography studio someday. Among other business ventures :)

Did you learn anything new about me?

Well, according to the rules, I need to pick 7 more unsuspecting victims to be tagged with this meme. Hopefully, they don't have a huge objection to such things ...

6. Perla's Parlor (when she returns from her trip)

7. You. If you have a blog, go for it :)



Artful Spirit said...

Haha, I totally agree with you on the playdate thing...I HATE them! I've only had one for Kenyon and it was not so bad because I sorta already know his friends mom from school activities, but I am dreading them as he gets older.

Didn't know that you weren't into the meme, so I will keep that in mind next time! I am just so new to blogging that it all is fun for me right now! Ask me again in a few months and we'll see if I still feel that way!

fingerstothebone said...

Hi Jodi,

Thanks for the tag. I actually did this one back in March, so how about if I include a link? Otherwise, I'm just plain out of funky things to say about myself!

Not sure about going shirtless -- I would be cold all the time.

bettyninja said...

I'll play too! Hopefully this weekend.