Thursday, October 23, 2008

Darcie tagged me and I am tagging you!

Darcie tagged me to do the following and since I am sucker for these things...I figure why not!

Now I may not have 7 people to send it to but I will at least include some of you! :)

So 7 random facts about little ol' me:

1. I have really bad knees. I have had surgery on both knees in order to stop them from dislocating. My knee caps sit up too high and slant off to the side which makes me a prime target for them to dislocate. They have dislocated walking across the street, running up a hill, dancing, and doing gymnastics. I have lost count how many times it has happened. They have "subluxated" (meaning gone out and back in) from putting on panty hose, stepping wrong, and just everyday walking. Again, I have lost count on how many times that has happened. IT'S ANNOYING. They haven't dislocated in a long time but they still subluxate. I have had to deal with the pain from one surgery (that I got in 1988) for years. The second surgery (done in 2003) was a breeze and it is AMAZING to me how advanced the surgical procedure got. In 1988 I was in the hospital for 2 weeks and rehab for months. In 2003 I was out on the dance floor meeting my husband 2 weeks after the surgery! In my left knee (the one done in 1988) I can tell you when the weather is changing (which if I have it right should be in the next few days) and I can just be sitting on the couch when it swells for no reason. Fun times!

2. I am NOT a fruit/veggie person. I haven't been for most of my life. Amazingly I have very low cholesterol and am really regular (not like you need to know that!). I am more healthy than some people that I know that do partake in fruits and veggies on a regular basis. The older Emily gets the more I am going to change this horrible horrible habit of mine...but I know it won't be easy for me! The weird thing is...I have a cousin who is EXACTLY the same...but a little worse than I am!

3. I squint. I think I got that habit from my dad because he does it too. I squint when I am tired (and just caught myself doing right now). I squint when I am bored. I squint when I am thinking. It looks like a smile but not like MY smile (if that makes sense).

4. I love ABBA. Yes...I love Dancing Queen. Yes, I love Take a Chance on Me. Yes, I love every single song they sing. Again, I think I got that from my dad. I also think I know almost every single song of theirs by heart.

5. I am hair-incompetent. The only way I know how to do my hair is down or pulled into a bun/pony-tail contraption. If I am going out, I wear my hair down 100% of the time. If I am at home or running a super-quick errand, then I will pull all my hair back. I wish I knew how to curl my hair so it's cute or pull it up into some sort of fancy something-or-other. I wish I knew how to even pull my hair back for casual wear in something OTHER than a bun/pony-tail contraption, but I don't.

6. My second toe is longer than my big toe. It's hereditary on my mom's side.

7. I love to read. It's weird...the older I get, the more I enjoy it. Right now I am out of books to read! I can't believe it! But...I know what my next book is that I want to read. I will be purchasing it SOON. I find it VERY hard to read fiction books and usually enjoy non-fiction. The ONLY fiction I have read in years and years has been Jodi Piccoult. I now REALLY like her and will be purchasing another one of her books for my next read. But...if it were not for her...I would strictly be reading non-fiction. It is REALLY hard for me to get into a fiction book! :)

Now...I am tagging some people. I doubt I will be able to tag 7 of you so forgive me! These are in no particular order!

First...I am tagging Trina. She is new to the blogging world and I want to help her establish her blog as best I can! :)

Second...Kimmy. She likes things like this and I think she'll have fun with it!

Third would be Serenity/ I also think she'd like doing this.

Fourth is Mimi. I love reading her blog and am curious of what she has to say!

So that's it. Just four people! Hope you all participate! :)


Minxy Mimi said...

HEY, thank you so much!
Not to be offensive but a Polish friend of mine told me that when you have a toe longer than the big toe, its called "Peasant toes" LOL SO I guess you were not the queen in a former life!!! HAHAHAHA

I appreciate the tag!

Kimmy said...

You're right, I do enjoy doing these. I'll get on mine after work today! :o)

Italian Mama Gone Crazy! said...

Will you tell me some of the books you have read? I am always looking for new things to read. I, too, am a voracious reader, but mostly fiction. I want to get into some non fiction too.. so spill girl!

Kimmy said...

Oh, and btw....I LOVE ABBA TOO!!!! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Now I know why we get along so well.

1. My knees suck too. Dislocated both of them, and sublaxation of both multiple times. Not as bad as yours (no surgery) but still pretty crappy. Add my shoulders to that list also. dislocated & sublaxation. Good times.

5. Hair incompetent also. Down, ponytail or headband.

6. Second toe bigger than big toe. Also hereditary on my mom's side.

7. Love to read also. But I am more of a fiction fan than non. I love going to work b/c I get to read all day long!

Crap we have a lot in common. :)