Saturday, December 6, 2008

Eight Random Things

While we were out in Washington State, George tagged me with the meme: “Eight Random Things About Me”. I knew I couldn’t focus on the task well enough until we returned home. Now we’re home, so here goes:

: : I went to Catholic school for grades one through eight. Then I moved on to a public high school. But for college I returned to a Catholic school - all girls on campus, mixed gender in the classroom.

: : I’ve worn glasses since I was two years old. I tried contact lenses in college, but always felt like I had something in my eyes. Ummm, I did! Plus, I felt not enough like myself and somehow under-dressed without my glasses on.

: : As a young child, I loved the Bobbsey Twins series of books by the pseudonymous Laura Lee Hope. I then became hooked on the Trixie Belden series. My preteen romantic favorites were the Janet Lambert series about the Parrish Family, especially Penny Parrish. Swoon and sigh...

: : Truly good bread and butter and other savory delicacies will always trump sweets for me. Although chocolate - really good, dark chocolate - is a major food group. Really.

: : For as long as I can remember, I’ve been afraid of the dark. But as I’ve aged, the fear continues to diminish. However, we do own many flashlights and I do dearly love my salt lamps which burn around the clock.

: : My grandmother, Gagee, hoped I might become a nun. But I never, ever felt the calling - not even a teensy pull - as so many young Catholic girls do. My cousin became a nun, so Gagee had that, for a time. My Cuz left and is now happily married with children. Different callings for different times.

: : “It’s A Wonderful Life” is my favorite movie, ever, bar none. We watch it every year and every year it’s fresh and new and deeply, comfortingly, familiar.

: : Several years ago, I jumped through a few hoops and now, legally, my name consists of what I consider my real first name: Lee, followed by my maiden name and then my husband Chuck’s last name - no hyphens thank you! My parents named me Lee Ann (which someone in my family still spells incorrectly!); middle name Marie. But when I went to high school, I signed all my registration documents “Lee” because I liked the way it felt. I still do.

Now I’m supposed to tag eight people, but I’d prefer to keep this open ended and ever so slightly loosey-goosey. So you’re all invited to share “Eight (more or less) Random Things About Yourselves”, in the comments or on your own blog, or Twitter one thing at a time!

Thank you George. This was fun!


dancingmorganmouse said...

ooh, we have some things in common, well mostly anyway :)

Pink Granite said...

How mysterious - perhaps even inscrutable!
- Lee

Roo said...

I bet it's chocolate!

Anyway, catch up on twitting and jet blue -

The flight crew deserve a big pat on the back, I wish everyone one on a flight worked like that. As for twitter, I just can't bring myself to do it, Facebook is bad enough ;o)

Pink Granite said...

Hi Roo -
Could well be chocolate which Miss Mouse and I have in common. Could be more!

We mailed the letters of praise to JetBlue and our hotel this morning. Getting the real mailing addresses for corporations is no small feat these days. Everyone wants to communicate via e-mail. But we thought this deserved genuine paper with letterhead and stamps!

I confess to being quite smitten with Twitter right now.
As for FaceBook, you're a braver man than I. FaceBook struck me as too much like all the bad parts of high school - cliques and such - ick! Whereas Twitter feels more like what I imagine instant messaging or texting must be like - except public! (See how technologically backward I am? I've never even texted!)

Frankly, I think you'd be an excellent Twitterer(?), Tweeter(?), Twit(?) No that last one MUST be wrong! LOL!
- Lee