Monday, June 4, 2007

Eight Random Things

Destined to be a Mom tagged me a long time ago to write eight random things about myself. At long last, here they are:

1.) I have collected chili pepper paraphanelia since I was in high school when I bought a strand of chili pepper lights. Since then I have amassed no less than 80 things related to chili peppers. I have coasters, salt and pepper shakers, glass ornaments, pasta jars, wind chimes, a wind sock, magnets and more. My high school graduation cake was a chili pepper, my kitchen is chili-themed and I fully intend to dress Samara like one for Halloween.

2.) Part of the reason I am obsessed with all things chili-adorned is my addiction to spicy food. At this point, it is more than just a passing fancy. R and I challenge eachother regularly to douse our food in killer hot sauces. We love jalapeno pizza, venomous hot sauce and I carry tabasco in my purse. I have never met a spicy food I did not like and nothing has ever been too hot for me to handle. I even ate a habenero pepper straight.

3.) Even though I do not keep a clean home, I insist everyday that the sink be empty and the beds be made. Not sure why I fixate on these tasks, but it makes me crazy if they are not done. So they always are.

4.) My favorite movie is a Bernardo Bertolucci movie from 1996 called Stealing Beauty, starring Liv Tyler. I spent my junior year in Tuscany because of it.

5.) I was engaged two times before R. I chalk them up to youthful silliness and never really had any intention of marrying either.

6.) I have been to 25 countries and 34 states. My favorite country is probably Italy and state is Alaska.

7.) Until we bought our new car last week, I had never owned an automatic.

8.) I was what you might call a "late developer". I was afraid of the dark until I was 11, sucked my thumb until I was 12 and played Barbies (secretly) until I was 17.

Now that I have thoroughly embarrassed myself, I want more people to play! I am tagging:

1.) Kristi at Interrupted Wanderlust
2.) Papadogg at You've got a Blogger Hanging
3.) Liz at Shopaholic Lass
4.) Anne at Bookmania

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.


Editorgirl said...
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Editorgirl said...

Thanks S - I'll get on this tonight

Kristi said...

Loved Stealing Beauty! I haven't seen it in years, so this is a good reminder to rent it.

And wow! 25 countries. That's amazing. I am jealous. Italy is my favorite of the eight or so I've visited too.

I'll do this meme soon.

Enna said...

I'm working on mine - I've got about three so far :)

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