Tuesday, 26 February 2008

A meme tag...

I've been tagged by Rural Aspirations for a six quirky things meme. Hmm...how did she know I was so quirky! How will I keep the list down to just six!

Here are the rules of the meme:
1. Link to the person that tagged you. 2. Post the rules on your blog. 3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. 4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. 5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
This sounds like good fun! OK, here are my six quirky non-important habits/things:

1) I like to sing off-key on purpose along with the radio, just to see how horribly discordant it sounds. Fortunately for my friends and family, I generally do this just when I'm by myself, driving in my car.

2) One of my favorite snacks is ice-tea powder. Yes, just the powder. It reminds me of those "Lik-a-stik" things we used to have as kids, where you would dip the candy 'stik' into little packages of tart-sweet powder. This stuff is really bad for me, but I love it.

3) I despise pantyhose and pretty much refuse to wear them these days. They are an evil, horrible invention. No leg (or any body part) should be encased in nylon! I get itchy just thinking about it. Blech.

4) When I print, I write my lower case letter 'a' in the typewriter style, instead of in the usual circle-with-a-vertical-line-attached style. This can lead to confusion when the 'a' is thought to be a 'z' instead, leaving me with the name "Theresz."

5) I can't wink. I have to hold one eye closed manually if I want to do so, which kind of ruins the effect. Oh, wait, I can wink on the internet: *wink* See!

6) I love to use big words. Why say "lucky" when you can say "fortuitous?" Why say "smelly" when you can say "malodorous?" This has the side effect of people nodding off when I try to get what should be a quick point across, but it can be good for Scrabble.

So now to tag some 'random' people. I am not sure how to go about doing this in a way that would be even close to truly random, so I will tag some people I have never tagged before, and see what happens:

Mustard Seed Journal - a beautiful, spiritual and peaceful blog.
Label Resistant Life - a fellow Alberta blogger also trying to live more sustainably.
Learning to Step Lightly - also involved in the Riot for Austerity
Kale for Sale - such lovely posts, that draw you right into her lived experience.
Life Less Plastic - lots of tips on how to get the plastic out of your life.
Green Bean Dreams - relaxing posts about simplicity and slowing down.

There are so many blogs out there talking about simplicity, sustainability and and slowing down, it makes me think that change really IS possible! Hopefully this idealism of mine isn't just another quirk!

Picture of kids playing tag courtesy 'Kim and Jason'


Green Bean said...

Thank you for the tag! and the nice words about my blog. I really appreciate both. Luckily, I was already tagged for this so I can still comply with the meme and my Tech Free challenge. Here's a link to the post I previously wrote for the meme.


Your six random things are great. I loved the Lik'em'Sticks but can't say I'd go for the ice tea powder. I do love my big words though - fools people into thinking I know what I'm talking about! :)

kale for sale said...

I'm so glad you tagged me so that I've discovered your blog. And what a great tag intro. Thank you. I've had a good time with this tag and blogged my six quirks a couple of weeks ago. In fact it was green bean who tagged me. Here's the link --


FYi - I'm impressed that you can sing off-key just for fun. It's the only way I can sing. Thank goodness for time alone in the car.

Theresa said...

Ah, you can see how new I am to each of your blogs, because I didn't know you had been tagged with this meme before! I will go and check out your quirks now....

Correne said...

Hi, Theresa. Thanks for giving me a little kick in the pants. I finally posted again (twice!) and I'm interested in checking out some of the other blogs you mentioned.

Theresa said...

Hello Correne! I thought a meme would be a helpful thing if you were looking for a topic to start rolling again... :)