Barbara's Random Thoughts

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Dangit, Arthur.


- Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog eight random facts about themselves.
- They need to post these rules.
- At the end of the post, they need to tag some people by listing their names.

I NEED to, do I? Well, then.

Some of these are things you people already pretty much know...but hey.

1. I had blond hair until I was about four years old. I'm partially convinced it darkened to brown because we moved away from Del Mar (and the beach and the sun) to England (and the clouds and the rain) when I was three.

2. I used to have an English accent. I grew up attending English schools, where all my friends were British. I had an English accent at school and an American accent at home, and switched between the two totally unconsciously. It freaked my mom out when she'd hear me chatting away to my school friends.

3. My parents/family, at various times during my childhood, managed to lose me in three different countries. They always found me again, and as the stories go, I never really missed them.

4. I'm a youngest child, but I don't really act like one. I have more oldest/only child tendencies due to my siblings being 6 and 8 years older than me.

5. When annoying people ask me why I don't have a boyfriend/why I'm not married yet, I like to tell them that the boys don't like me because I'm so fat. Someday this will get me in trouble.

6. I can say: "Not if you were the last man on earth" in Italian--an invaluable skill, to be sure. Perhaps there is some correlation between this and #5.

7. Every time I've gone to Rome (ages 8, 15, 18, and 28), I've thrown a coin into the Trevi Fountain. This is supposed to ensure your return to Rome. It's working for me so far.

8. I alphabetize CDs by artist and movies by title, and I categorize my books and alphabetize by author within those categories. There's actually more to it than that, but I'll spare you. This type of compulsion carries over into other areas as well. You can only imagine.

I really don't feel the NEED to tag anyone. Rather, I feel the need to go and be somewhat productive for the next hour instead of messing around online.


| posted by Barbara | 2:05 PM