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I’ve been tagged a few times and while I loved getting the thinking blogger award from Heather, I’m having trouble putting together five of my favorite thinking blogs–simply because most of them have already been tagged.  She’s one of them–I love Weekend Zen! 🙂

But I can do this one from Lyn.

Eight Random Facts about Moi:

avocado.jpg1. I will sometimes eat weird food combos.  For instance, I’ll eat avocados with just about anything, but I love them in a fried egg sandwich. I also dip pizza in ranch dressing sometimes. When I was growing up, my dad salted all fruit for us–especially grapefruit–to this day, I want salt with one.  (I didn’t say “healthy” food combos.)

spoon.jpg2. I will randomly (okay accidentally) mutter spoonerisms causing new family phrases.  “Big a dig hole” is one.  The other day I said, “Ew!  He nicked his pose!”

3. I collected giant panda items as a kid.  Posters, stuffed animals, figurines… Still have some–okay, a really big one in my office that the hubby gave to me when we dated.

4. I lived in Manassas, Virginia when the Bobbits did. 

pterodactyl.jpg5. When I asked my kids to list some random things about me, I got these answers, “When you’ve been in the house working too long, you hide behind doors and scare us.” “When you’ve been in the house working too long, you sing weird songs in the kitchen.”  “When you’ve been in the house working too long, you play pterodactyl.”  Okay, apparently, I spend too much time in the house working.  

tool.jpg6. Oh, the other weird fact–to them, anyway–is that I like hard rock and heavy metal sometimes.  “That’s weird for a mom,” daughter said.

7. When I asked the husband a neat fact about me, he said nothing.  He merely chewed the homemade stuffed pasta shells I made for dinner and grinned.  My blog isn’t X-rated enough for interpretation.

8. There’s a local hospital commercial about a seven year-old boy who dies and becomes a donor and I can’t handle it.  I turn the channel, but I never fail to burst into tears first anyway. 

And since I’ve seen this tag just about everywhere, I’m letting it fade out here… unless anyone feels the need. 


  1. May 17, 2007    

    I love avacados. Fry’s electronics store has an indoor bistro eatery and I love their vegetable sandwich with avacados, bean sprouts, carrots, etc… It’s the freshest sandwich I’ve ever had.

  2. May 17, 2007    

    that would be avOcados…

  3. May 17, 2007    

    Even though I mentioned unhealthy foods, I really love the healthy stuff. I used to get this sandwich with avocados, sprouts, etc called a California something or another– was in Virginia and that was over ten years ago so I can’t remember. It was all vegetarian and so good! I have even mixed avocados and mayo with a few spices for chips. That always grosses everyone out. Don’t know why. Mayo makes everything taste good.

    I was so happy to learn that avocados are a healthy fat. 😉

  4. May 17, 2007    

    I like avocados dipped in mayo, it’s pretty yummy. I’ve done the pizza and ranch dressing too, that’s not too bad either.

    My wierdest combo would be egg rolls dipped in chili. (Feel free to puke at any time) And no… I wasn’t pregnant either!!

  5. May 17, 2007    

    Okay, the avocado and fried egg sandwich sounds kinda good. LOVE avocados. And I’ve done the pizza dipping thing, too. That’s not a weird combo. You wanna hear a weird combo?

    Cottage cheese and pork’n’beans.

  6. May 17, 2007    

    My husband thinks we’re crazy on the pizza and Ranch dressing. heh heh

    Egg rolls in chili makes me have heartburn just thinking about it.

    Cottage cheese and pork’n’beans. Okay, never would have put those two together. 😉

    Hey, the hubby does eat cottage cheese and French dressing.

  7. May 17, 2007    

    I used to hide behind doors as a kid to scare my little sister. I never failed to make her scream. LOL

  8. May 17, 2007    

    Did you then tackle her, tickle her and kiss her all over the face so she’d giggle? heh heh

    I’m having trouble accessing your site on my laptop. It crashes every time I try to load it. 🙁

  9. May 17, 2007    

    Love avocados on almost anything, but especially on a burger, or sandwich, or dipped in french dressing. The cottage cheese thing, just say no. Carol

  10. CJ CJ
    May 17, 2007    

    Avocados…bleh. Pizza with ranch dressing…ick. Cottage cheese and pork ‘n beans…yikes! I do love Lea & Perrins Worcestershire on ham tho. Nothing quite like it.

  11. May 18, 2007    

    I’ve been dipping my pizza in ranch since junior high. Damn, that makes me feel old. Now my kids do it too.

  12. May 18, 2007    

    (1) I’m guessing that you’re not, like, perpetually expecting, or anything? Not to take away from your reputation as a supermom, you understand.

    (2) I know some families do that. To this day, I’m amused by the term ‘woffee cater.’

    (3) Pandas used to be the rage, especially when they weren’t mating.

    (4) Didn’t Doc-T once describe Manassas, VA as the armpit of the universe? Was it really that bad living there (unless you’re Doc-T or John Wayne Bobbit)?

    (5) Maybe your kids are trying to figure out whether you are a workaholic or an agoraphobic?

    (6) It would be weird if the metal you were into had a Satanic bent. Otherwise, what does your daughter think we listened to at her age? Lawrence Welk?

    (7) I have some suggestions about piquing your husband’s interest in this blog, starting with mating pandas.

    (8) Strange commercial (or is it a PSA?). I don;t know whether or not I would turn it off. I don’t think I’d pay attention to it, though.

    What did the advertisers mean to do? Encourage parents to sign their kids up for organ donor cards?

  13. May 18, 2007    

    Not expecting–I’m so done with the baby phase. Have a brother and sisters for that stuff.

    My accidental spoonerisms make for great family amusement.

    No, it wasn’t bad living in Manassas–liked it actually. My daughter was born there. But it was strange seeing the cops going through that field on my way to work.

    Children do seem to think their parents were never cool. But a lot of my daughter’s friends’ parents seem to have quit listening to rock at some point. I don’t think any of my metal is Satanic–but I don’t believe in Satan anyway so it probably wouldn’t matter. A lot of that is too noisy for me.

    Yeah, the hubby told me what he was thinking last night and pandas weren’t a part of it. Uh… yay.

    I turn the commercial off because though it’s great the little boy’s organs saved another boy, the image of the dead boy’s mother outside the emergency room kills me. I just can’t handle it. That and seeing the little boy take off on his new bike he got on his seventh birthday–the one that puts him in front of a car.

    I’m just a big, freaking softy. (g)

  14. May 18, 2007    

    our kids always think we’re weird – lol – it’s just that yours are right *JUST KIDDING*

    would not have thought the avOcado and egg mixture, but it sounds interesting – and I weep at cat food commercials and don’t have a cat, so can only imagine what that donor commercial would do to me…how sad…uplifting but sad.

  15. May 18, 2007    

    Nah.. I’m lucky she didn’t hit me whenever I scared her. LOL

    And crap! I took off some links that were slowing down the loading of my site yesterday. Is it still acting up for you?

  16. May 18, 2007    

    I’m on my desktop, so it’s working here. I’ll check later on my laptop and let you know. That thing is too slow on some sites, but if I pulled yours up, it just crashed and kicked me off the net. Weird.

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