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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Eight very intersting things about me. Okay, maybe just slightly intersting.

I was tagged over at Cherished Moments With My 2 Angels to do a meme. Apparently I'm supposed to tell you all 8 things about myself. I think it would be more fun if YOU told me 8 things about myself. Hee, hee. Oh well, here it goes...

The Rules: “Each person posts the rules before their list, then they list 8 things about themselves. At the end of the post, that person tags and links to 8 other people and then visits those peoples’ sites and comments letting them know that they have been tagged, and to come read the post, so they know what they have to do.”

1. I'm 5 foot 7 inches tall and I have the tiniest fingers and toes. It has caused much comic relief for lots of people. I'm glad I can give people something to laugh about. It's one of the things I live for : ) They are so short that I have tried and failed at 3 different instruments...piano, flute and guitar. I can't reach an octave on the piano, my pinky finger goes completely numb while playing flute (so much so that the entire side of my hand right into my arm goes numb) and I can't reach around the neck of the guitar. I guess I'll just have to stick to singing.

2. My readers who have been here for a while know this already, but for the rest of you, I'm allergic to sausage. Or more specifically, certain smokes used in some sausage. It makes me hiccup horribly. It took me a LONG TIME to figure that out. Talk about years of uncomfortable meal times.

3. I'm terribly afraid of the phone. I don't mind answering it, but it's like pulling teeth to get me to call almost anywhere, especially if I have to ask questions. I get terrible stage fright and stumble over my words. I like to talk to people in person so that I can see their face and see their reactions and body language.

4. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 13. I had surgery when I was 14 because I was dying from a blockage in my intestines. I healed by nothing short of a miracle and walked out of the hospital 7 days after my surgery and have never had a relapse since, in 13 years, praise the Lord. And I have 13 inches less intestines than the rest of you, how cool is that? Okay, maybe not so cool, but whatever (and look at all the 13's, very cool).

5. I'm a fish. Or maybe I should have been. I love water, I love to swim. I can't wait till we go to the lake in 10 days and then I can swim whenever I want to. My parents neighbors have a pool and the people who lived there until 2 years ago let us swim whenever we wanted to because they didn't have any kids living at home. We had the run of the place...pool parties, lounging there all summer. It was the life. Then they moved and I was sad. Still am. Especially today when it was 47 degrees celsius with the humidity (which translates into 116 degrees fahrenheit for all you who don't know what celsius feels like). Yup, it was a scorcher. It was yesterday, too and it's supposed to be all week. The kiddie pool is looking better and better all the time.

6. I love to bake. I don't love to eat it all, but I will if it's there, so I usually send the majority of whatever I bake to Jer's work. They all adore me there : )

7. I had blond hair till I was 15. Very blond. Then I got it cut after my surgery and it grew out very dark. Go figure.

8. I have a fondness for details. I love to make lists, file stuff, fill out forms...which is perhaps why I like games like sudoku and crosswords because I find it so fun to fill in the little boxes and make sense of stuff. On the other hand, I'm not a very organized house person. I procrastinate on folding and putting away laundry, washing dishes, putting dishes away, cleaning up the kids stuff, etc. But it drives me nuts!!! I can't stand the disarray and mess. I annoy myself with my laziness. Especially because a beautiful house is very important to me. Maybe one day I will learn how.

Now I have to tag 8 of you. So many to choose from...

1. Becky at Mills' Memoirs
2. Tara at This is my Life
3. Bonnie at Can You Ever Go Home
4. Louise at Living Out Loud, Trying to Be Quiet
5. Jamie at My Turn
6. Val at Purple Valley
7. Tammi at Valleygirl
8. Corie at My Life as a Book


Jen said...

a very interesting post

Ive never heard of anyone being allergic to sausages before

why do you think you have such a fear of the phone?

I use to have a friend that had Crohns Disease praise the Lord that you are ok now

Joyce said...

hey Erin, I popped by to check up on you and your dad. I like the one about being organized but messy but it driving you nuts.
I totally relate.

Alison said...
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Alison said...

I love your number 8 - I thought I was the only person like this. I love a clean house, but I haven't been able to accomplish a fully clean one in quite some time because of my own procrastination and laziness.

Also, to answer your question about my tilapia - I've made it many different ways (I love baked fish, and my children think it's chicken - hey if they'll eat it...haha) but our favorite is brushed with olive oil and covered with Shake n Bake and salt and pepper. I also mix in a little Montreal steak seasoning in mine because I like it a little more spicy. I've also tried covering with crushed croutons, plain bread crumbs, or just baking it seasoned with lemon pepper. My family seems to enjoy tilapia any way I cook it - the only thing my son has asked me is "it's not hot is it?" (Once I made the mistake of adding spicy seasonings to all of the fish, not just mine and he has never forgotten.) There is a restaurant here in town that has the best cajun baked tilapia. I'd love to find (or get close to) the recipe that they use!! Maybe if I keep experimenting, one day I'll get it - Ha!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting, thanks for tagging me. Its all up and ready to read!

Nadine said...

Very interesting. How wonderful that God healed you.

it's me, Val said...

#8 is also what makes you a design person! I think I'm the same way! :)

Oh, and I did the meme. Just for you.

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