Posted by on August 17, 2008 in other things | 6 comments


Miss Mona tagged me to tell six random things about me (hers are here. I’m with you on the bathroom thing, Mona. I am regularly disgusted at work by people using the ladies room and leaving things behind when exiting the stall. Seriously, just check and at least make sure everything has flushed as it’s supposed to, it’s not that hard.). I recently re-watched one of my favorite movies ever, Amelie, and I had forgotten about the part (it starts at about 3:09) near the beginning, where several characters are introduced by noting several things they like and several things they don’t. I love that part! Coincidentally, my brother did something similar recently too. So I’m going to copy them both.

Off on a tangent, I have recently realized that the measure of how much I like a movie can be determined by whether or not I own the DVD and Soundtrack. I don’t generally buy DVD’s or soundtrack CDs, so I must really like something to invest in both. Movies that fall into this category? A Room with a View, Amelie, and Strictly Ballroom. Yep, those are easily my three favorite movies. But then, I also have some soundtracks, but not DVDs. The movies in this category are Master and Commander, Howard’s End, Sense and Sensibility, and Napoleon Dynamite. I would be happy to own any of the above on DVD, I just don’t think about buying DVDs very often. I would say these movies fall into my top 10 or 20 list.

Okay, back on track. These are the rules:

Here are the rules …
1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up

I am going to break rules 4 and 5 because I am a rebel that way. Also because I have a hard time asking people to do things (bonus 7th random thing about me!). But, please play along if you’d like! Leave a comment and a link if you’d like to share six random things on your blog.

1. I like pedicures, and luckily, I’ve just had a new one, because I obviously needed one in that picture. I’m not much of a salon girl, and generally just go to Supercuts or the equivalent for my haircuts, and never get manicures, but my feet get terrible callouses and pedicures are practically a necessity. Especially because…

2. Comfortable brown sandals are a Summer necessity in my life. I wear them for as many months in the year as possible. These Born sandals are an acceptable replacement for the Simple sandals I’ve worn for the previous seven Summers. Those sandals went through a lot, including a few trips to the repair shop, once because Bear actually ate (not just chewed, but swallowed!) one of the straps off. At the end of last Summer, however, the sole actually broke in two. I still mourn those sandals.

3. I really like animals. There have been very few cats that I haven’t been able to charm (one being my mother-in-law’s cat. I just really don’t like that cat and his big, bad attitude. Stupid cat). Every time I go to the zoo or Sea World, I remember how much I like animals and wonder why I didn’t apply for the exotic animal training program at the local community college when I was growing up. I guess my cats, dogs, chickens and goose will have to suffice.

4. There are very few foods I don’t like or won’t at least try. Liver is one of them, unless, of course, it is in the form of pate. I do like a nice chicken liver pate.

5. I don’t like people invading my personal space. I think my personal space perimeter is perhaps larger than average. I especially dislike people crowding me while waiting in line at the grocery store. I leave plenty of space for the person in front of me to unload their shopping cart and would appreciate the same courtesy from the person behind me. Thank you. These personal space issues don’t really apply to animals. Winston, in particular, isn’t happy unless he is laying right next to me, with as much physical contact as possible.

6. I am a technical writer by day, but seldom proofread my blog posts, so there are often typos and grammatical errors that would make me cringe if I saw them while editing a document at work.

So, in summary:

I like:

comfortable (and somewhat stylish) brown sandals

I dislike:

people invading my personal space
proofreading outside of work hours


  1. I so agree about 4 and 5! 🙂

  2. 2 POSTS SO QUICKLY! wow

  3. I have to agree with you about personal space. I call it my bubble and sometimes it’s quite large.
    And one summer I left my cute brown leather sandals on the back porch over night, and Claude, the biggest dog I ever knew, ate everything but the rubber soles.

  4. People standing on my heels in line annoys me, too. A way to get a little space is to pretend you don’t know how close they are, and back up a step or two, perhaps craning your neck around to see something in the next aisle. When you bump into them, give a little start because you had no idea they were right there, and say “Oh! Excuse me” or something — very sweetly, of course. They’ll back off a little.
    Another thing you can do, but this takes more gall, is to turn right around facing them and pretend you’re looking for somebody way in the back of the store. You’ll have to do it for an uncomfortably long time — ten or 15 seconds — but they’ll back up eventually.
    Either way, if the wait is longer than half a minute, they’ll shuffle up on top of you again. I think it must be an animal thing, maybe a herding instinct.

  5. I’m a rebel too, I guess that is why I like your blog so much and I totally agree with you on the personal space thing, I once was in Salvation army browsing and every aisle I went into this young lady followed me after moving away from her 4 times, Yes I said 4 times I asked her what was her problem. She said she’s just looking, like I’m looking. I politely asked her to maintain her distance and she got an attitude and start raising her voice. I curtly told her to not be made because I have some things in my cart that she wanted to buy. She got quiet rolled her eyes and maintained her distance. I left that thrift store with 3 huge bags. That store was a treasure trove, I must go back again someday.
    Great tag!

  6. hey, hey lucy, lucy hang on….that just flew into my head. apparently you also like order, symmetry, and things that can be summed up instantly.
    I’ve been thinking of you because I bought some AMAZING green “jackie o” shoes at tj maxx for 8 bucks. I will post a picture when I get around to it. We seem to be on a green kick in this house.
    My husband actually said, “did you get those from my grandmother?”
    But then admitted, they’re kinda cute.
    Take care! Nicole

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