Monday, November 19, 2007

NaBloPoMo Meme

Amy tagged my for this NaBloPoMo meme, which means one less day that I have to think of something original to say.

The rules:
  • Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
  • Tag 7 random people participating in NaBloPoMo at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
  • Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
Now, I've done some variation of this meme before, so I'm pretty sure that, if you have a good memory, you'll see some of the same weirdnesses as before.

1. Chopping onions makes my eyes water so badly that I can’t see at all. Even just peeling and roughly chopping one into small enough chunks to throw into the food processor makes me go blind from the tears. Although I’ve always been sensitive to onions, it’s gotten worse in the last few years.

2. I can’t go down (or up) a flight of stairs without imagining myself falling. This is particularly annoying now that I live in a 3-story townhouse.

3. This is my favorite “big kitchen spoon.” It was my favorite before it broke, and continues to be. (Ask my sister if you don’t believe me!)
My favorite spoon

4. Although I really like a skim latte with half the usual amount of hazelnut syrup, I drink regular coffee black. Even if it's bad coffee.

5. Corn field mazes terrify me. When I was a little kid, I was repeatedly warned about walking into fields with corn above my head – little children could be permanently lost in a corn field.

6. I enjoy doing laundry.

7. Although my parents both loved fresh tomatoes and ate them at every chance (Dad put sugar on his), I don’t like them. I like them chopped up really finely in salsa, and in sauce, and in ketchup – I just don’t like big hunks or slices of raw tomato. It's mostly a texture thing, with a bit of acid sensitivity thrown in. And neither do my sister or brother.

I think Amy tagged all of the NaMoSoToBloFo-whatever members, I know, so, if you need blog fodder, consider yourself tagged.


Chris said...

Children of the Corn comes to mind when reading #5...

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem with onions. I've evne chopped them wearing sun glasses which is supposed to stop the whole watery eye thing and I still wept. It's ooky.

Amysatx said...

Thanks for playing along! I just saw on TV last night an advertisement for onion goggles, check them out:

Anonymous said...

Hey, at least you don't ACTUALLY fall down (or up) the stairs. I apparently got that gene.

I can't believe you're still using that spoon. I know what I'm getting you for Christmas.