Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Playing Tag

I have been tagged for another one of those fun little "6 Random Things About You" memes. I like these, because they're just an excuse to talk about how random it is to be me. So, first the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you. That would be Julia.
2. Post the rules on your blog. - Check.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

Got it? Good...here are mine:

1. My couch is made of the very best stuff on earth - microsuede. Last night I spilled pretty much an entire glass of red wine on the chaise lounge portion of the couch (very similar to the one below, color and all). A little stain remover and soapy water, and it's good as new today. LOVE my couch.

2. I cry at the silliest things. I think there's something wrong with my emotional "synapses" because sometimes the tears just sort of spill out for no reason at all, and I simply can't control them. And yet, at times when you would expect tears, be they funerals, weddings, or other emotional events...the tears are not always available to me.

3. I have a ridiculously hard time picking favorites. Ask me what my favorite color, food, beverage, etc. is, and I can't come up with an answer. It always depends on the day and on my mood. I don't remember ever even having a favorite color as a child. I think this is because I'm always trying new things, experimenting and experiencing, so I find new "favorites" every day.

4. In the last six months or so I've been going through some personal growth in my faith and my relationship with God. I've always been spiritual, but lately I've been exploring that faith and digging deeper. It's amazing what you find once you start digging. I've found a bit of inner peace I didn't know was there, among other things.

5. Within the last 4 years I've completely lost one of my phobias. From the time I was a little girl, I was completely terrified of dogs. All dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, friendly dogs, and certainly angry dogs. When approached by any canine, I would get that tight feeling in my chest, that feeling of tension in my muscles, and that sweating of the palms that only those with any phobia will completely identify with. But now, none of that happens. Even when faced with a less than friendly dog, I get a reasonable sense of "cautionary" fear, but none of the phobia induced panic. I'm always amazed at that reaction now.

6. I make a killer ice cream cake. I was told this weekend that my ice cream cake is better than Carvel's. I'm pretty damn proud of that fact. I'll tell you all about my cake, and the rest of the Mother's Day meal my cousins and I prepared in tomorrow's post.

I tag:

1. CandidMama

2. Mama Bear

3. Beckie

4. Janis

5. Pamela

6. Lil' Mouse



Rebecca said...

Ooh, I like your couch, it looks very comfy! And I'm exactly the same with with #'s 2 and 3. And ya, the crying thing can be embarressing, especially when people ask me why I'm crying and all I can say is, "I don't know, the water just won't stop."

Joy T. said...

I'm with you on the microsuede. I have a chair my hubby and the kids bought me and we were just talking this past weekend that we are getting rid of the old couch and loveseat and replacing them with the matching couch and another chair of that fantastic greatest invention ever...microsuede!

Pamela said...

I must think about some random interesting things about me...
I wish one of them was making ice cream cake. It sounded lovely in that whole dinner for mothers day.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Karina, I'm the same as you about the crying thing - but the tears will come at weddings/funerals, too, don't worry. I really find it annoying.

I get leaps in my faith, too. Something will just expand inside me and I love those times.

qualcosa di bello said...

please please please do a posting of your ice cream cake...sigh.