Memes and howdy

January 10, 2009 at 9:53 am (Uncategorized)

So the holidays over, and it’s 2009.  I’ve spent the last few weeks with the worst cold ever.  But thankfully, it’s almost gone.  I credit lots of hot tea and soup.

Amber has tagged me for two fun memes.  One is 6 wonderfully weird things about me and the other is 7 things you might not know about me.  I’ll post ’em both together.

  • I built a dulcimer one year during summer camp.  It is a three string dulcimer made out of, wait for it, cardboard.  The sound is still pretty decent, and I can still pick a few tunes out.
  • My grandfather and I used to make grapevine wreaths.  I remember heading out to the woods with him to cut the vines down.  I was probably around 7 or 8.
  • My favorite city to visit in the US is New Orleans.  My first trip there was for the 1984 World’s Fair.  On that trip, we stayed with my grandfather’s sister.  She and her husband took us all around the city.  I discovered beignets at the Cafe du Monde and the glorious Garden District.  I’ve been back twice, and I always look forward to my next trip.
  • I was incredibly accident-prone, so I took six years of ballet.  Although toe shoes never agreed with me (and I admire all ballerinas), I still love dancing and classical music.
  • I love walking in the woods during winter.  When my dad lived in the country, I’d wake up early, have a bite to eat, and take off with the dogs in the woods for a few hours.  Looking back, it may not have been the brightest idea to go alone (this was b.c.p, before cell phones), but I loved the quiet of the morning.  Lots of time to just be.  I always found my way home using the sun.
  • I am allergic to mice.  In grad school, I had to work with mice (don’t ask).  We’d suit up for the “mousekeeping” days, and within minutes, my eyes would be itchy, and I’d be sneezing.  This is great when you are wearing a mask.  I’m really glad that my Thursdays are no longer spent in a mouse room.
  • I love languages.  I took Latin in high school for a couple of years.  Since I was a science major and I placed out of 3 semesters of language, I didn’t need to take a language in college.  But I’m currently studying Gaelic through the local Scottish Society and Hebrew with a friend.  It’s not too confusing unless I can’t remember something in one language, the number nine for instance, but I can remember it in the other.  That’s fun.

Well, there’s some weird facts for you.  If you wanna play, go ahead and snag the meme.  I’ve got plenty of news to write about, but I’ll save that for next time.

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