Last week I was tagged by The Adventures of Kate and Carson, and it’s taken me this long to pass it on.

The rules are:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules here
3. Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself
4. Tag 7 random people at the end of the post, linking to them.
5. Leave a comment on their blog so that they know they’ve been tagged.

– I don’t like Neil Young. I try, but I can’t. I’ve had this talk with a few people recently, so it’s fresh on my mind as a weird thing about me. Maybe it’s not so weird. Does anyone else out there not like him? (Of course, I mean his singing. He himself might be a great person, but I’ll never know.)

– Even though I grew up in the country, I can’t stand most bugs. The only bug I love is a pillbug, or a rolypoly, or whatever you may call it.

– I was bitten by a dog when I was young, and to this day I still have a fear of even playful animal biting.

– I’m currently trying to figure out which Astros tattoo I want. It will be a present to myself after I get married. I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo for a while, but just couldn’t figure out what I’d want on my body for the rest of my life. Even if I stop following the Astros, I’ll always have the truly cherished memories of going to the Astrodome every summer when I was young.

– I used to be very picky about the source of the water I’d drink, but now I’ll take tap water without a second thought.

– Sometimes I wonder if I have a problem with depression because I surround myself with the color blue. (I’m only half-joking)

– I have a constant struggle with always wanting to get away, to travel, but at the same time wanting to go home to my own couch and not move for hours.

I’ll tag Pieces, A Mighty Good Yarn, This is who I am, Saxophonin’ Gnome, No Narcissus, Ms. Judy’s House of Fun, and Imaginekb.



The cleaning lady in the morning likes to put the toilet paper in so that it rolls under.

The cleaning lady in the evening likes to put the toilet paper in so that it rolls over.

My money’s on the evening lady.

List of Recommendations

Good Mood Diet – It’s not so much a “don’t eat you favorite foods” as it is “try eating these foods, see how you feel, and then if you’d like to, add in those foods you like so much.” It seems to be working for me–I mean, I cheat occasionally, but my cheating is no longer going to Sonic for tots with cheese. It’s getting Baked Lays at Subway. Yeah, boring cheating, right? But hey, the pounds are starting to disappear, so I think I’m ok with boring.

Exercise. My friend Marci introduced me to a running program a long time ago, but it wasn’t until recently that I really committed to trying it out. Actually, I didn’t commit to it so much as say, “Yeah, I’ll start the program with you, Marci. But don’t expect me to be running 30 minutes straight with you.” Now, I’m at the 30 minutes. And it’s incredibly uplifting, especially for someone who has always hated to run.

3hive. I’ve recommended this site before, and it’s on my blogroll to the right. I just really like being able to hear whole song samples of new music. And I dig that they recommend all kinds of music, so that I’m quickly and easily able to expand my horizons.

Baseball. It’s good for your soul. (Well, it’s good for mine, at least)

Thanks, by the way, for all of your kind words after the post last week. I really appreciate them.


Your added ridiculously large tires to your little truck and stickered your back window with “Extreme Off-Road.” I’m sure you blow everyone out of the water when you’re driving on dirt roads and muddy fields.

But man, I kicked your ass on MoPac today.


4 Jobs I’ve Held:
student assistant
administrative assistant
student worker
gas station cashier

4 Movies I Watch Over and Over:
Pride and Prejudice (BBC)
Sleepless in Seattle
Groundhog Day
A Christmas Story

4 Places I’ve Been:
New York
Stratford upon Avon

4 Places I’ve Lived:

4 TV Shows I Watch:
Clean House
Project Runway
30 Rock
Daily Show/Colbert Report

4 People Who E-mail Me Regularly:
This is who I am
Saxophonin’ Gnome
mi madre

4 Favorite Foods:
Zen (white chicken w/ broccoli, on white rice)

4 Places I Would Rather Be:
San Marcos (but only if I’m with the fiance)
my couch
in my car

4 Things I’m Looking Forward To:
May 24
the life after May 24
5:00 PM

4 People To Tag:
This Is Who I Am
Saxophonin’ Gnome
Ms. Judy


…I swear that my picture must be in the dictionary under the definition of “bored.”

Good news though, I totally just got my highest score EVER on Ball Lines (game I found on Yahoo). 61000. Level 12.

Yeah, I really do kick ass.

I’m such a copycat

I keep seeing things on other blogs and thinking, “I want to post that!” I need some original ideas, but it’s a Friday, so I won’t feel too bad about it. I got this one from 650miles.

My list won’t seem as varied since I’m doing this at work. My iTunes here isn’t nearly as full as my bank at home.

Here’s how it works:
1. Put your iTunes on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down no matter what.

Q. What would best describe your personality?
A. “Can’t Even Breathe On My Own Hand” by Half-Handed Cloud

Q. If someone says it’s okay you say…
A. “Pas Si Simple” by Yann Tiersen

Q. What do you like in a guy/girl?
A. “Jacksonville” by Sufjan Stevens

Q.How do you feel today?
A. “I Feel It All” by Feist

Q.What is your life’s purpose?
A. “My Moon My Man” by Feist

Q. What is your motto?
A. “Gray Stables” by Iron and Wine

Q. What do your friends think of you?
A. “Memories of You” by Elana James

Q. What do you think of your friends?
A. “Two” by Ryan Adams

Q. What do you think of your parents?
A. “On the Bus Mall” by The Decemberists

Q.What do your parents think of you?
A. “Walken” by Wilco

Q. What do you think about very often?
A. “Leave Me (Like You Found Me)” by Wilco

Q. What do you think of your best friend?
A. “The Infanta” by The Decemberists

Q. What do you think of the person you love?
A. “Love Song No. 7” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Q.What is your life story?
A. “La Noyee” by Yann Tiersen

Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. “St. Apollonia” by Beirut

Q. What do you think when you see the person you love?
A. “The Act of the Apostle, Pt. 2” by Belle & Sebastian

Q. What is your hobby/interest?
A. “Shake It Off” by Wilco

Q. What will they play at your funeral?
A. “Limit To Your Love” by Feist

Q. What is your biggest secret?
A. “The Flying Club Cup” by Beirut