Monday, September 24, 2007

8 Random Facts About Me

Tagged by Suture for a Living means I now must list 8 facts about me and tag 8 others to do the same. I am a listener, not a self-discloser, by nature, so this is a rough one. Here goes:

1. I love shopping in thrift stores.
2. I was a hippy in the early '70s.
3. I have a mild case of disposaphobia, and in particular I am a victim of unread magazines.
4. I am teaching myself Spanish just to see if I can do it by reading my son's old textbooks and watching Spanish language TV. I will never understand why they talk so fast that I can never understand them.
5. I often cry over the morning paper, including the comics Funky Winkerbean and For Better or Worse. What sort of comics make you cry over them?
6. My favorite guilty pleasure is Mexican pizza from Taco Bell.
7. I used to smoke cigarettes.
8. Drinking alcohol makes me so tired that I am always sorry when I do.

It's hard for me to spout random facts about myself on the Internet, so I'm going to pass on tagging others even if it means I break the chain and will have seven years of bad luck.


Ruth said...

I identify with you in many ways! I am glad to learn of the word disposaphobia. My case is relatively mild but involves books, plants, old stuff from my family. I wish I could speak Spanish. The new words do not stick in my brain! Crying...ask my daughters. I "well up" quickly. For Better or for Worse is my fav comic.
Glad you are a listener. They are uncommon!

rlbates said...

Thanks. Hope you have a great day!

Moof said...

Hail to a fellow, early 70's hippy!

(Or maybe I should have said: "Peace, man!") ;o)

Mauigirl said...

I totally want to hang out with you! LOL! We have a lot in common.

I always have trouble throwing things away (I still have T shirts that people gave me when I was 3 sizes smaller, that I've kept for their sentimental value; and all the letters I got from the time I moved to New Jersey at age 14 to the present day; and now that my mom moved out of her house I have her letters too!).

We grew up in the same era, and I was rather a hippie myself. Ex-smoker too. And, thrift stores are fantastic! I just bought two pairs of pants at one for $4 each, and I've bought 3 cocktail dresses at thrift stores at different times and they're better than any dress I've bought in a regular store!

Mauigirl said...

Oops, forgot to mention, For Better or For Worse, and Funky Winkerbean, both make me cry too. The "funnies" aren't very funny these days but I like them better for it because the stories are so engrossing.