Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thursday 13: The MEME edition

I've been tagged for my first meme. Oh, I've done a meme or two be joining in or tagging myself, but this time I was chosen. Hee. Thank you Earthy Birthy Mama Princess!

The Rules: Write a blog with 10 weird, random, facts, habits or goals about yourself. Okay, I'm going to cheat and make things harder more interesting by combining it with my Thursday Thirteen.

13 weird, random facts, habits or goals about me:

1. I use to collect sporks. Yes, sporks. I'd save them from Taco Hell and/or KFC and paint them. Then I threw them out. I guess I wasn't a serious spork collector.

2. I sold my first poem in 7th grade for Jolly Ranchers. A guy named Jonathan asked me to write a poem for his girlfriend Becky. The Poem: "All my dreams are coming true/every moment I'm with you./All the time we spend together,/I will cherish now and forever."

3. I haven't written a poem in about 4 years. At the age of 25 I got terrible writers block, at the age of 30 I pretty much gave up. That is depressing. It was a love for me. I always felt that the poems chose me as much as I chose their words. I know that is corny. I miss the feeling of utter "oneness" I got when I wrote poetry.

4. I used to record all my dreams in a dream journal. It's true, the more you write them down, the more you remember. I had to stop as it became too time consuming. I was losing sleep.

5. I have several recurring dreams: teeth falling out, nuclear war, being in/living in the home I grew up in, my husband leaving me, and being back in high school because I realize that I missed a course so I need it to officially graduate.

6. I had a bird named Stickers as a childhood pet. We had him for 10 years. He was free to fly around the house, loved to hang out with all members of the family, would cuddle by nuzzling his head up to your nose, took a bath in your hands if you held them under the faucet, could talk --- wow, I could go on and on. I loved that bird. We all still miss him. :(

7. My bird ate my homework once. The teacher got a real kick out that.

8. I was a vegetarian through college. I went to a Paul McCartney concert and afterwards didn't touch meat for about 3 years. I am still a vegetarian at heart. I know that doesn't count.

9. I smoked cigarettes from the time I was a young teen until I was 26. I quit on Jan. 1, 2000. I figured I'd never have that opportunity again. Wow, I haven't been a smoker for eight years. Yah, me!

10. I just ate 4 rice cakes.

11. I started a blog partially so I'd have something to do while I pumped at work.

12. Inconsequential things that I can't do: burp on purpose, curl my tongue, trill my Rs, carry a tune.

13. Random weird fact: It bothers me to eat cereal without socks on. It makes my feet feel really dry and weird.

I'm tagging these four gals and any Thursday Thirteeners who are stumped for a topic or want to take this for a topic for a future TT. Remember, you only need to come up with 10 random facts about yourself (unless, of course, your doing it as a TT).
Muffin Cake
Mel at My World, My Words
Melissa at The World of Keith and Melissa
Vanessa at This is Me and My Hectic Life


SandyCarlson said...

So what did you drink to wash down those four rice cakes?

And where is hour spork collection now?

I enjoyed your list.

mom huebert said...

Interesting list. You're right, number thirteen is random and weird. Now I'm trying to think if I have anything like that myself. It would be a great start for a list....

MyFickleMind said...

That may be the most interesting list of random things about a stranger I've ever read!

Love the spork collection thing. I bet someone would buy painted sporks.

Earthy Birthy Mama said...

Thank you for playing!! I enjoyed reading your 13!! EBM

Picturing of Life said...

I used to have dream book but now I try to manage my dream's blog :D

Mine in here Thanks

Renee said...

Great list!

I have writer's block issues as well. :-(

Welcome to TT!

Hootin' Anni said...

Have you ever watched the movie the "Butterfly Effect"? It's about journals and 'dreams'....eerie!

My T 13 is shared, I hope you can find time to stop by if you haven't already! happy thursday!!

Sandy C. said...

Very well done! I love that you have such vivid memories of the past with the poem, writer's block, and sporks:)

Did you eat the rice cakes with socks on? ;)

Vanessa said...

Hahaha! I used to collect sporks too! Mainly from the same place, since there was really only one place that had them where I lived that time... I'll work on the Meme... yay! My first one!

Jules said...

I love these tpe of things. You can learn so much about a person. Thanks for sharing and what type of bird did you have? Sounds like it was a very special one and you were ver lucky.

Anne said...

Stickers was a parakeet. It's amazing how much they learn and how affectionate they are. We didn't keep him caged, but to sleep. I think that made the difference.

onceuponamel said...

I finally completed my MeMe assignment. :o)