Sunday, June 10, 2007

Eight Random Facts

I was tagged last week by Gem for another meme and the object of this one is to blog “8 Random Facts About Myself”. The rules are as follows:

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Seems to me that I have told you folks more things about myself than you really care to know so I decided to take a slightly different tack with this meme and post 8 random facts about my girls, Amanda (to the left) and Jamie (to the right), for those who aren't familiar with them by now!

1. Amanda is 13 months, 8 days, and approximately 2 hours older than Jamie.

2. Amanda stands 5'10" while Jamie currently measures in at 5'4".

3. Amanda plays flute in Concert Band; Jamie sang in chorus at her school in Kentucky.

4. Amanda was born in Long Beach, California; Jamie was born in Norwich, Connecticut.

5. Amanda is more of an alternative rock fan who listens to Fall Out Boy, 30 Seconds to Mars, and, of course, MCR while Jamie is old school all the way with AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and Queen as some of her favorite bands.

6. Amanda's hair is very thick with a natural wave; Jamie has thinner hair that is very straight.

7. Jamie loves ketchup; Amanda won't touch it with a ten-foot pole.

8. Neither girl likes needles and if I take either one of them to my weekly iron infusion they will both avert their eyes and squirm until the nurse has the IV in my arm and all taped up. They do the same thing when the IV is removed whereas I have no problems watching the whole process and needles don't bother me in the least.

There we have it - eight random facts about my two oftentimes very different daughters! Sometimes even I have to wonder how it is they have the same parents but, trust me, they do!

I am now supposed to tag eight more people so I shall tag ... hmm, let's see ... I shall tag Callie Ann in Oregon, Akelamalu in England, Gracie in her new home in California, Claire if she ever gets her Internet working again, Sarge Charlie and Empress Bee formerly of Florida and now enjoying a regular meat & three in Podunk, Georgia, Joan before she jets over to Ireland, and lastly - even though he doesn't do memes from what I can tell but he could certainly do one on the personal blog corner of his "techy" blog - I shall tag Ed of The Pisstakers. I figure the man can stop searching for the funny stuff in tech and web news long enough to give us eight random facts about himself; he can call this my thanks for all those great mini-reviews he's been doing for me every week as part of his BlogLog Sundays.


  1. ohoy! i'm on it! and i enjoyed learning more about your beautiful girls...

    smiles, bee

  2. You have two delightful daughters. They have very diiferent tastes, as you say. No one likes needles!

  3. Anonymous10:30 AM EDT

    That what makes us individuals! I'm so different from anyone else in my family, I may as well be from Mars!

  4. A great way to do this meme, you smartypants! :) I loved learning more about your girls. I'm with Jamie on the taste in music and a little like Amanda with ketchup.

  5. Loved your post, Linda! It was nice to finally "meet" Jamie. Her "old school" taste in music ROCKS! (literally!). May you have a great summer enjoying the company of your daughters.

  6. ok, i did it but i did cheat a little....

  7. What a great idea!! :)

    I hafta admit they are some pretty cool chicks. I think I'd love to hang out with either of them.

  8. Anonymous4:38 PM EDT

    Thanks for playing along, Linda. I enjoyed learning about your daughters.

  9. Nice twist. Love learning more about the girls. Have a great day. :)

  10. This was a very interesting way to introduce us to Jamie and to let us know a little more about Amanda! And now I'm off to get "memed..."

  11. I'll do this tomorrow (with a twist).

    I've awarded you The Thinking Blogger Award today, check my blog.x


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