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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

7 Random Things

TAG YOUR IT! *boy does that bring me back to my childhood*giggle*

I have seen the randoms list on so many people's blogs over the last few days. It really is amazing to see how things travel around the Internet. I have been tagged by PHD Knitter

The Rules: Each person tagged gives seven random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs seven facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and need to read your blog.

1. I have lived in three different states. I grew up in New York, just outside the Big Apple, and lived there till I was 25. Then I moved to Carrollton, Georgia *you seriously learn to spell h-u-m-i-d-i-t-y when you live there*. I moved to Maryland in 2001. I was suppose to move to Illinois next, but that's a story for another day.

2. Between the ages of 5 - 17, I visited Westchester Medical Center ER more times then I care to remember. Here's the list of why -- I was 5 and didn't exactly listen to my dad. *go figure* Dad was putting new shingles on the roof and I ran by the ladder he was on. Just as I was approaching the ladder, it wobbled a little and my father let go of the shingle packet in order to hold on to the ladder, not realizing I was inches away until I screamed when the heavy packet of shingles hit me. I have no idea how it fell on my leg and not my head. I remember getting off my swing set to go talk to a neighbor and then I don't remember anything till after the doc put the cast. All I remember of that hospital visit was screaming "Don't kill me!" when the doc was approaching me with a knife to cut the cast around my toes so I could wiggle them. Yeah, my father turned 7 shades of embarrassment and I think the doctor started laughing. Other visits include stitches in my forehead when I ran into a wall corner and split my head open - stitches under my chin when I slipped and smacked my jaw on the cast iron sink that was in the basement room - a loose tooth that wouldn't stop bleeding and I refused to let my parents put their fingers in my mouth to pull it out *which is all the ER doc did and when I asked for my tooth back for the tooth fairy the doc laughed and said this tooth already cost the tooth fairy $85! I almost had to pick my mother up off the floor* - a sprained ankle from slipping on some water in the stairwell in middle school - a sprained wrist from breaking my fall when an ex-bf was being stupid and pulled me off a train station bench by my legs! I think that about covers it... for ER visits that is, not necessarily my accident proneness *grin* I just refused to go to the hospital later on.

3. I love horror movies! Not the icky, gory crap they put out these days, but the classic horror movies. When I was little, I used to hide in the little hallway just outside the living room and watch whatever horror movie my father was watching... till I got caught when I gasped or screamed. I was suppose to be in bed asleep. *heehee*which I think is why I thought the doc was going to kill me in the ER (referring to #1. It was the day after I had watched one of those old horror movies*

4. I have a thing for collecting fairies. I have always had an affinity for whimsical creatures, gnomes, dragons, dwarfs, but fairies are tops. Nena Brown fairies are my favs followed by Amy Brown Fairies.

5. I'm an avid reader, especially vampire novels. *I have a whole horror theme going, don't I* It all started with Lestat and right now it's all about Jean-Claude, Richard and Anita Blake. I also enjoy fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and the occasional chick lit. Not much for heavy romance.

6. I'm very eclectic when it comes to my musical tastes. I pretty much run the gamut from classical to hip-hop to some punk. I'm not a huge listener of country, but I do have a few songs here and there that I do like. I also listen to Italian folk songs as well as some of the popular artist of today *no, I don't totally understand, but more of the folk songs I grew-up and have learned to know what the song is talking about* Me, my sisters and all my 1st cousins are first generation Americans.

7. I worked in a movie theater for 8 years when I was in high school and college. Working at the Multiplex gave me to opportunity to meet numerous famous people who lived in the Westchester area. Vanessa Williams (post Miss America scandal but pre-Ugly Betty), Gene Simons and Shannon Tweed, Ron Howard, James Mitchell a.k.a. Palmer Cortlandt from AMC, Wayne Gretzky, Heavy D, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and others

Tag: Cats and Yarn, Knits in Public, Cass, Liz, Megan, Gretchen, Danielle,


Megan said...

Hey Dorothy! those were fun to read. I too love a good old scary movie. Recently saw vacancy which I liked because it had that classic scary movie feel to me. And I love Lestat! My husband met Anne Rice once when he lived in New Orleans. He said she was very cool. Your package is almost ready to go!

Theresa said...

No scary movies for me! I can't even watch the commercials for some! :)

You WERE accident prone. Glad that seems to be in the past.

Did you make it out to the Monday knit night? I am sorry I missed you! Maybe we'll both be there next time.

Amie said...

I LOVE fairies and other such creatures! I have fairies all over my house (and had a mermaid in my television until recently) and love stories about them!

PHD Knitter said...

Thanks for playing! I didn't know you lived in Carrollton for awhile. That's near where I grew up in Peachtree City, GA (Fayette County). I think you might be more accident prone than me and that's pretty impressive! BTW, I am working on squares, but I think I'm going to have to mail them in myself b/c I won't be able to get them to you next week. Sorry!