Saturday, May 5, 2007

If You Don't Know Me By Now ...

I was double-tagged for the "Ten Things You Don't Know About Me" meme - first by my favorite Erstwhile Librarian, Joan, and then by Her Royal Highness, The Empress Bee of the High Seas. Even if I had been able to decline politely to Joan, one does not ever decline the invitation to participate in a meme when that invitation is issued by The Empress Bee - I am sure she would not be amused!

To that end, I have wracked my brain for the past several days trying to think of ten little known, yet still possibly interesting, things about myself. This is tougher than it first appears to be, especially if you tend to write a lot about yourself like I do! It's made even tougher when you're losing a little more of your mind each day to hormonal fluctuations but I will do my best to educate and entertain.

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me!

  1. I cannot, cannot, cannot sleep in a quiet room! I need some sort of white noise in the background or I just don't stay asleep. A friend of mine in North Carolina sent me one of those noisemaking gadgets for my birthday a few years ago and every night I fall asleep to the sounds of a thunderstorm. It was one of the best gifts I ever got!
  2. My middle name is Jean. No offense to my parents but - ugh! I always thought maybe I should move down South where if one said "Linda Jean" it would roll off one's tongue with a nice drawl to it!
  3. I cannot sing for beans but I used to sing in a church choir and even got talked into doing a duet one year for a Christmas Cantata. Be glad you weren't there!
  4. I once drove across country from California to Connecticut in a rented U-Haul type vehicle with just my son, who was six years old at the time. By the time I got to a place called Nile, Ohio I had almost had enough and was thinking it might be a nice place to settle but managed to push through the rest of the way!
  5. I have never once painted my toenails or had them painted either.
  6. My first marriage took place in a dentist's office in New Jersey when we were both in the Air Force. The dentist was the Justice of the Peace in town and performed the ceremony in between patients!
  7. I have a fear of heights and will even get sweaty palms watching circus performers on TV when they are doing the high wire or trapeze acts.
  8. I have never had a speeding ticket - ever - even though I do tend to drive too fast (watch - now that I've said that I'll get pulled over next week!)
  9. Before I started having back problems I was a pretty good bowler and even threw a 260 game once a long time ago when I lived in California.
  10. I was the Co-Editor in Chief of my college newspaper when I attended San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.
There you have it - ten things that the vast majority of people probably wouldn't know about me! There are a couple that might but they don't comment on my blog so I guess they don't really count! Not to say that they don't count at all, just not where this post is concerned!

Now, the proper rule of etiquette when doing a meme is that you have to tag someone else so I hereby tag the Queen of Memes, Mimi*, and another blogger whom I have come to admire and respect, Gale of Gem-osophy. Hope you ladies don't mind!

*Mimi, I know you just did the "100 Things About You" meme but I'd sure appreciate it if you could dig up ten more somewhere!

A big thank you to Amanda for the artwork I used in this post!


  1. wow! never had a pedicure? oh my honey. oh my. i don't remember a time when my toenails were not painted. of course i also believe that if we were meant to paint them ourselves they would be on our knees so we could reach them better!

    smiles, bee

  2. I think that Bee and I need to come getcha and take you to have a pedi! :)

    I just finished painting mine. I didn't have time this week to go get one, and I leave for Las Vegas Monday so I just had to bite the bullett and I must say they don't look too bad. It took me three tiems, son tried to help and then got mad when I wouldn't paint his. *Sigh*

  3. Never had painted toe nails????

    Don't you think it strange that we've all commented on Number 5????

  4. Anonymous9:20 AM EDT

    I love the getting married in a dentist's office item. Very few people could claim they did that.

  5. never painted your toenails? me neither :D

  6. Anyone who got married in a dentist's office needs immediate pampering and possible therapy.

    I suggest a pedicure immediately.

  7. And I will duly do the to speak.

  8. Oh my...I'm with Empress Bee. Every women should have their toes done. I have a pedicure once a month and have for years. My nails are done every two weeks. Once you go you will go on a regular basis. Wonderful, just wonderful.

    Great job on this by the way.

  9. Well thank goodness Claire has never painted her toenails either! I was beginning to feel like the only woman in the world who has never done them!

    I should clarify that I have really, really ticklish feet and don't know that I could have someone trying to pretty them up without a lot of hysterical giggling going on!

  10. Relax.
    I've never had my toes painted either...

  11. lol@bud!

    I would just make a mess of it thats why i have never done it :)

  12. Anonymous3:37 PM EDT

    Did you get pulled over? haha


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