Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tag! You’re It!

OK, OK, OK I’m new at this and I’ve been tagged and I’m assuming that’s a good thing. Got tagged by my new buddy Clix over at Epic Adventures Are Often Uncomfortable. So if I mess this up, cut me some slack. Hmmm, I’m, supposed to post the rules so here you go…

The rules are:

- Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
- Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
- Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
- Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven weird or random things about me...

#1… I camped outside the Cotton Bowl in Dallas to see the Rolling Stones. (I’ve seen them three times.)
#2… I actually saw Led Zeppelin in the 70s when we were all quite a bit younger.
#3… I knew my husband of almost 25 years about two weeks before we got engaged. We got married six months later.
#4… I have a tiara in my classroom (which I wear from time to time), then there’s Stevie the Penguin (and no, Clix you may not add him to your collection). Then, of course, there’s the chicken I use as a pointer…
#5… At journalism competitions, I compulsively add up the number of awards we win and compare them against the number our competition wins. Twisted, I know.
#6… I’m half-Italian and half-Polish. My mom’s parents immigrated from Italy and my dad’s parents immigrated from Poland in the 1920s. I make a mean lasagna.
#7… I am cosmetology-impaired. Much to my daughters’ horror, I cannot fix hair neither theirs when they were little nor mine now. Never have been able to. Never really cared (about mine), but apparently I’m supposed to. Sigh.

OK, now here are my 7 random tags… I hope they all got “plays well with others” on their report cards and don’t mind playing… If they do mind, well, sorry… Shadowhelm’s Journal, Mr. Teacher, Mike, Matt-a-matical, Assorted Stuff, Joel at So You Want To Teach and HipTeacher


Tim said...

Thanks for the tag, Richie (I think) but I was hit with a similar meme last summer when it was 8 random facts. Since I can't really think of seven more things I want the world to know, I'll just link to that post:

Can't say I'm surprised about your tiara since you're wearing a boa in your picture. :-)

askthehomediva said...

Thanks for being such a good sport. An A+ for plays well with others!

Anonymous said...

How is comparing your number of awards to the competition's number twisted? I thought you were supposed to do that. How else do you know how much better your team is?

I thought they were supposed to be things other people didn't know. I guess everyone doesn't get to come and hound you about UIL in your classroom though.


Anonymous said...

Small world - I have a tiara in my office too. That was never part of your curriculum when I was in your class, but I guess subliminally, it was there. I tend to put on the tiara when things look bleak during the day.

Years ago I was sitting at my desk, fuming about something, wearing my tiara and an old GUY named JIM walked by. He leaned over and whispered in my ear, "Hey honey, sometimes a girl just needs to wear her tiara...I have one at home." Come to think of it, you never taught us about that either, Richie.