Tagged Twice

Blog Awards.

They're usually something I skip over. But since being tagged by both Lisa @ Retriever Farm and Missy @ Yankee Girl, well, just this once won't kill me. Thanks girls - love you both much!

Now, Ten Random Things About Me.

I tend to grocery shop in even numbers, usually buying either two or four of a particular item (depending on price, of course). For instance, my Alice order came in the mail yesterday - 2 recycled paper towels, 2 Sun & Earth hand soaps, 4 boxes sugarcane tissues. See the pattern?

I heart Jelly Belly jelly beans more than any other food in the universe!

I quit smoking 8 years, 1 month, and 14 days ago.

I have a disturbing habit of killing off one of my family members in my dreams almost weekly. David, if dreams are at all credible, do NOT take up golf. :D

I once threw up in the basement food court of the VF Outlets and have never felt the same about that place.

Right now I'm on a bread-making kick. A few months ago, it was cheesecakes. Before that, Middle Eastern foods. I seriously don't know how my family puts up with me.

I still listen to New Kids on the Block and Debbie Gibson in my car. Quietly. With the windows rolled up.

Right now, I take great satisfaction in touring our backyard and admiring everything that's growing. Radishes are just coming out, as are squash, watermelon, and cukes. Tomatoes are already a foot high and flowering! And my forget-me-nots, Leila's flowers, have a good head start.

I have an aversion to green peppers.

I love teaching people the disappearing art of driving a stick shift car. I learned to drive on stick and, except for about a year and a half there, have always owned a car with standard transmission. My saddest day will be when they stop making new stick shift cars.

This is not a "Random Thing". I am blessed. My Lord, my family, my friends, both blog and IRL.

There you go. Ten random, one purposeful.

Now I'm supposed to keep the chain going and "tag" ten more people. But I love you all too much! If you want to do this, consider yourself tagged. If not, go on without guilt or responsibility. Either way, have a wonderful day!


  1. one more thing in common
    i also dislike green peppers

  2. Hmm, I don't know how to say this. I don't dislike green peppers. I kind of dislike them in theory. Like, I enjoy them on pizza, and even raw. But when they're cooked to death and you're burping them up the rest of the day? Hunh-uh.

    Yup, I'm weird. But you asked. :)

  3. "I still listen to New Kids on the Block and Debbie Gibson in my car. Quietly. With the windows rolled up" ~ Oh my goodness ~ SERIOUSLY LOL'ing over here. I remember some of my cousins on a total New Kids on the Block kick...complete with NKOTB bedding ~ that and Paula Abdul ~ hee hee ~ good memories....I think that was back when they used to "beauty shop" us younger cousins with their crimpers and blue eye shadow ~ Oy! Although those pictures bring back warm fuzzy memories =)

  4. i, too, love jelly belly jelly beans and listen to new kids in the car! except i leave my windows down...i don't care who hears!