Wednesday, June 13, 2007

don't tell anyone, but...

Oh no! It's another meme. Andrea from BloggingMama tagged me for this one:

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.


Here goes. Don't laugh.

1. Peanut butter makes me break out like a teenager.

2. My first car was a 1962 VW Beetle. It's still in the family.

3. Being bitten on the nose by a duck at an elementary school science fair when I was a kid taught me the meaning of pain.

4. Mr. M and I each have our own duvet so I like to wrap myself up like a human burrito while I'm sleeping with only my nose sticking out.

5. I go to bed with my socks on about 9 months of the year.

6. If I'm using salt I usually throw a pinch of it over my left shoulder. You just never know.

7. When I was 10 one of my brothers accidently killed my Sea-Monkeys®. I'll never let him forget it.

8. I come from a long line of thumb-suckers. I did eventually manage to give it up, but it went on for way longer than I care to admit.

There. And if that didn't satisfy you, more random trivia can be found here, here and here.

I won't tag anyone but go ahead and do this if you want to.


At June 13, 2007 4:33 p.m., Blogger mar said...

Mr Mar and I don't share a duvet either, to each its own :)
Are you still wearing socks to bed now?
I'd love to see a pic of that VW Beetle!

At June 13, 2007 4:45 p.m., Blogger Antipodeesse said...

Ooh Christina, you are very brave indeed! I am DELIGHTED to learn just how strange you are. I always suspected it, mind you.

At June 13, 2007 5:28 p.m., Anonymous tobias said...

How on EARTH did you manage to get bitten by that duck...? Had it been me I guess I still wouldn't have stopped screaming...

At June 13, 2007 6:34 p.m., Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Do you know that I didn't have a clue what a sea-Monkey was until today??

Now I think I missed something in my childhood.

At June 13, 2007 7:59 p.m., Blogger Ms Mac said...

That separate duvet thing is so German! I remember when they tried in Australia for a while, they called it European and all the beds in the furniture shops had double beds made up with two quilts. I was desperate to try it but Mr Mac was adamant he didn't want separate quilts. He still won't let us try even though the Swiss do it too.

I wonder if it's because it makes it easier to hang them out the window to freshen them.....

At June 13, 2007 9:01 p.m., Anonymous Lisa said...

Re: #8 - and you have such lovely teeth! One would never have guessed. :) Oh, and I'm waiting for the answer about the duck, too. This ought to be good.

At June 13, 2007 10:28 p.m., Blogger christina said...

mar - Oh yes, if we sleep under one blanket one of us always ends up freezing and no, I haven't worn socks in the past few days but it's a bit chilly tonight...

My Dad is restoring the car in Vancouver so I don't have any pics right now.

Antipo - Didn't want to deprive you all of my strangeness any longer. :-)

tobias -Stupid me - I stuck my face into a box and there just happened to be a duck in there. I don't know who was more surprised, me or him/her.

CanSwiss - Oh you have to get some - they're so cute! I saved up all my pocket money for those things.

ms mac - It may well have something to do with airing them out or fitting them into the washing machine - don't know for sure.

Lisa - Well, the orthodontist gets credit for the teeth :-)

At June 14, 2007 8:09 a.m., Blogger vailian said...

I don't mind the twin duvets, but I still don't like the German system of having 2 matrasses on the double bed.

At June 14, 2007 8:43 a.m., Blogger Carol said...

Hey Christina! I missed you! Somehow when I switched from IE RSS feed to Google Reader, I lost you... But today I found you again and realized (again) what a wonderful blog you have -- and what a great writer you are!


At June 14, 2007 10:34 a.m., Blogger christina said...

vailian - I think I'd hate two mattresses as well but we have a king-size waterbed so no worries there. :-)

Carol - So there you are! Glad to have you back.

At June 14, 2007 11:16 a.m., Blogger ColourMeCrazy said...

I always wanted sea-monkeys when I was little! But I never got them :-(

At June 14, 2007 12:18 p.m., Blogger christina said...

colourme - It's not too late! You can get them in France too.

At June 14, 2007 10:49 p.m., Blogger Dixie said...

You love your duvet because you can wrap up like a burrito. I love it because I can leave my feet hanging out. A plan for every sleeping style!

At June 15, 2007 10:52 a.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

The pinch of salt over your shoulder made me LOL, Christina! I can just see your kitchen (since you do so much cooking!). :)

At June 15, 2007 10:19 p.m., Blogger Angie said...

I did it!

The salt thing made me laugh, too. And I could not sleep with socks on! They keep me awake if I forget to take them off.

At June 16, 2007 12:23 a.m., Blogger Trac said...

Hi! :O)

Oh dear, I feel a confession coming on!

I HATE those sea-monkeys, and I sort of, accidently you understand, never on purpose, I would never be so cruel to either children or animals...

...kind of killed my son's Sea-Monkeys when he was about 7!

Oh dear!

You won't tell anyone will you?

At June 16, 2007 11:06 a.m., Blogger J said...

Ditto on the socks thing.

At June 17, 2007 12:27 a.m., Blogger christina said...

dixie - Sometimes when I'm in a daring mood I stick my feet out too! I love my duvet! :-)

ginnie - I have to sweep the floor A LOT! :-)

angie - Excellent! Must go read.

trac - Hi! So glad you're back. No, no, it's not bad to not love sea monkeys. But when you're 10 they're something special even if they are only brine shrimp.

J - We are so sensible. I've read that cold feet are a leading cause of insomnia.

At June 18, 2007 7:17 a.m., Anonymous jessica said...

at least it was just the thumb mausi ... :).
i cannot sleep period if my feet are not covered. Meaning no naps on the couch ever. unless i put my shoes on.

At June 18, 2007 9:51 p.m., Blogger christina said...

jessica - Oooh, I won't even dare touch that one. ;-) There's just something about warm feet, isn't there?


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