Thursday, May 10, 2007

Odd Things Meme

I was tagged by several people, and it has been awfully quiet around here. But you all are going to regret making me do this. Coming up with 8 things no one knew was tough! The last is a little creepy :D.

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.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

My odd facts?

1. I've been chased out of a desert minaret by an army. Everyone survived and I didn't spill the coke bottle I was holding closed with my thumb either.

2. In Elementary School, I played a kangaroo in The Nutcracker (and yeah, I know there isn't a kangaroo in the play, but...).

3. I have actually written fan fic, though I had no idea what it was at the time. I wrote a story starring Mr. Happy ( when I was 8 or so and even pasted each page on construction paper as a book.

4. I once performed two songs at an open mic night at a coffee house in Dupont Circle (and neither dropped my guitar nor lost my voice, but BOY were my knees knocking ;)).

5. I collect musical instruments...that collect dust :p. My collection (not including the few that belong to my hubby) contains a classical guitar, a beautiful steel string, an electric guitar, a flute, numerous other wind instruments in the recorder/song flute family, harmonicas, even some drum type objects, and an electronic piano we all share.

6. My parents gave me my favorite afghan rug for my wedding...and I keep it rolled up in its cover because though they promised me cats wouldn't harm it because our Siamese never had, our alley cats shredded one corner and I'm not brave enough to try again even though we have different cats now.

7. I have a stuffed alien called Gringa whose eyebrows sink if I don't speak Spanish to her...they're pretty much permanently down and I can barely put together a simple sentence :P.

8. My teakettle has to have a lid for the spout because in my second apartment out of college we had one of the old style "I'm a little teapot" type and one day when I was refilling the water I found a 1.5 inch bloated spider that had clearly been boiled several times in it.

And I don't have anyone else to tag because they've already done it :).


Random Walk Writer said...

Uh, Mar, you need to check the definition of "little." That last one is just plain creepy!

Valerie Comer said...

That's an odd reason to collect instruments. It seems to me there are other (cheaper!) ways to collect dust!

Margaret said...

Yeah, well, you all know a lot about me already and I didn't want everything to come from my distant past. Figured unless you'd been in my kitchen, you wouldn't know about that one :D.

And LOL, Val. Sigh. For sometime when my list isn't so long, guitar is going back on it. If nothing else, I need to find the next Selkie :). (reference to my writing blog for those of you who haven't wandered over there.)

Maripat said...

I like the instruments. And thanks for playing, Mar.

Margaret said...

Yr welcome. It was fun all told. And now that the world knows my dusty secret, maybe I'll be guilt-tripped into taking some of them out to play.

Jean said...

Maybe you could begin to market boiled spider as a health enhancement? (Take that in any direction you please, but I don't want to know.)

Overall, that's a fascinating 8.

Margaret said...

LOL, glad you enjoyed. However, YOU can market it. Me? I have closed lid kettles and I chew out anyone who forgets to close it :). Not planning for a repeat :D.