Monday, December 3, 2007

Tag, you're it!

This is my first Internet tagging, and I am more than happy to play along. I was tagged by a new fabulous discovery Elizabeth Ann Designs. Check it out!

The rules of tagging are as follows:
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. (see above!)
2. Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

And now for the "sharing":

1. I'm an awful singer. I actually used to be quite good ... star of the high school musicals, member of the elite madrigals, sang at the Kennedy Center, etc. But, I got mono from my high school sweetheart, got VERY sick and had a serious (awful, disgusting) throat infection which permanently damaged my vocal cords. No joke! So, in my head I can still sing, but unfortunately for all of those around me, that is not reality.

2. I love olive juice. Really. With or without accompanying olives or alcohol.

3. In college I started a radio show called "Eve Outloud" which exclusively played women's music. The show is - 6 years later - still on the air. As a result, I am completely obsessed with female artists: Ani Difranco, Deb Talan, Feist, Cyndi Lauper, Imogen Heap, you name it! My wealth of knowledge in this area is staggering. (And nauseating to many!)

4. I just had to retire "Big V" - my beautiful black volvo sedan. She had 300,000 miles on her (almost!). I couldn't bring myself to go to the car shop with my husband for fear I would cry. We are now a one car family (but we're getting a dog!...cause THAT makes a lot of sense.)

5. Every year, Santa put our Christmas Tree up for us as a surprise after we'd gone to sleep on Christmas Eve. When we'd come down the next morning we were not only thrilled to see the pile of presents, but the tree was a surprise each year as well! I definitely plan on doing this for my children, and appreciate the many sleepless nights my parents had as a result of this tradition.

6. I have two framed pictures of Martha Stewart on my desk now. It's a sick obsession.

7. I love to bake and the only reason I'm not a pastry chef is because my mother told me as a child that I would just continue to get fat, and I've had a weight complex ever since. Ah, childhood neurosis.

Now it's my turn to tag ... I hope you all haven't been hit by this bug before!


elizabeth said...

olive juice?!?

Ellen said...

Oh wow! :: blush :: I'm so honored. Thanks, I'll get right on this ;o)

Ten Thousand Only said...

hahahaaaa...#6 is hilarious...