Monday, May 28, 2007

8 Random Facts About Me

I find myself tagged for yet another meme thingie, again by the fabulous MMWAK, this time to mention eight random things about myself. I will endeavor to make them as random as possible.

1) I get really irritated when people go to the symphony only to cough through the entire performance. Do they not realize that the acoustics of a symphony hall are such that the whole audience hears them? It seriously interfered with my ability to enjoy the music of "Lord of the Rings"!

2) I currently own a Jack Russell Terrier. When we get a house, we're going to get another dog, so he has a companion. I'm pushing for a long-haired miniature dachshund--they're a favorite with my family. My hubby wants a Sheltie.

3) I am currently re-re-re-re-re-reading my James Herriot collection. I love the stories about being a vet in 1930's England. Due to his writing, I was able to remember Brucella abortus--causes infectious abortion in cattle, infects people through unpasteurized milk, causes weird cyclic fevers in humans. If I ever write a novel, I picture myself doing it in a similar fashion, telling the stories that really happened to me.

4) I have most of my wedding pictures back, but I haven't taken them to be put into digital format so that my family can share in them. I am definitely the worst bride ever.

5) I have a real love for TV shows like CSI, CSI: Miami, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order CI, etc. I also used to watch a bunch of "real crime" shows on Court TV and "Dr. G, Medical Examiner" on Discovery Health. Despite all this, I never really considered a career in pathology. I'm not really sure why.

6) I survived getting vomited on during OB/Gyn to say that phlegm is still my least favorite bodily juice.

7) My name, my husband's name, and my dog's name all begin with the same letter. It was an accident--we really didn't consider it until after we'd named the dog. No, I will not make all my kids' names begin with the same letter.

8) I keep buying more plants for my patio, even though I've managed to kill a zinnia and possibly both my petunias this season--they keep getting overwatered since it won't freaking stop raining! We recently added a Mexican Heather (also called the Allison plant) and an aloe vera. I've had to stop myself from buying a bougainvillea--I think they are totally gorgeous, but I don't have any more hooks to hang one from.

If anyone's still reading this, I tag you. At the very least, I tag Ori at The Berry Patch, Gaucho, and Dr. Peanut.


Allison said...

Heck yeah long-haired miniature dachshunds!

Tell that husband of yours to suck it with his "sheltie".

You're getting a dachshund.

Do you want to borrow Asher for a while to convince him of the awesomeness of the dachshund?

Barbie said...

Pshhh. While I love dachshunds, I have to vote for the Sheltie. My old roommate had one, it was the smartest, nicest, most awesome dog I ever met. Foxy, this one is for you.

punchberry said...

Thanks for tagging me! I will work on it on my next bout of extended procrastination (so, very soon, unfortunately).

Ms-Ellisa said...

I have a bougainvillea below my balconi and it is beautiful :-)

The MSILF said...

Damn! I am on my latest attempt with bougainvillea and again it is trying to commit suicide. How are you all keeping them alive? I've killed a million of them. They are so pretty in the store always...but then they get home and - SPLAT!

Even weirder is that in the climate here, they grow into these massive beautiful bushes. Maybe they just need to be in the ground. Props to everyone who keeps them alive.