Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I got Tagged

So, apparently there is a whole lot of tagging going around, and to be honest, these "learn things you did not know about your friends" things are a weakness of mine. I love them. It's weird.
But, La Tanguera tagged me and I am happy to oblige... so here it goes....

The Rules:

  1. Post the rules on your blog
  2. Link to the person who tagged you (see above link).
  3. Share seven random and/or weird things about yourself.
  4. Tag seven people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
  5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Ok - 7 weird things.... only seven?!?!? ;-)

1. I am a mutant.
Yup. My eye color is a mutation. I have green eyes, but they are green yellow eyes. Most green eyed people have green-blue or green-brown. But I have lots of yellow. And when I am out in the sun for awhile, they get more yellow. heh!

2. My name means "Busy as a Bee".

3. I can usually identify fabric by touching it. Might be a hazard of the job, but it is a good skill to have.

4. I am always reading, usually multiple books. It is not unusual for me to have between 2 and 5 books going at one time. I also harbor secret desires to be a writer. I have started a book from my stint working retail for Victoria's Secret back in the early 90's as a bra specialist. It even has a title - "My life as a Bra Queen." Maybe one day it'll have a binding....

5. The greatest love story in my opinion is Max and Valerie from The Princess Bride. They remind me of my grandparents, except for the living in a hut thing....

6. I failed penmanship throughout elementary school because i would go outside of the lines, and refused to change how I wrote. If it was misspelled, I would change it, but style, that was my choice. Then when I got to high school, I was praised for my unique and beautiful penmanship. I am often asked to handwrite labels and signs because of my penmanship. I am so glad that I was encourage at home to be an individual, and not give in to homogenization.

7. I have rare blood, O-. So I am the universal donor for all negative blood types, but I can only take O- blood if I need it. I am on the short list with the American Red Cross, and during Katrina, they called me every month to donate, even though you are supposed to wait 6 weeks between donations. You can see all the little needle scars in the crook of my elbow from my constant donating. I also have a theory about blood type and mosquitoes. I am a mosquito magnet, they love to bite me, and I believe that it is because I have rare blood that they don't often get to eat.

So there you go.
And here I tag.... ;-)
Fishnets and Fedoras
La Planchadora (a sneaky attempt to have her write again, I so miss her postings!!)
Reality Pivots
Tango Shoe Divas
Sorin ;-P


Caroline said...

My handwriting is totally shot to hell and back. Used to have nice penmanship until computers took over.
Would love to see a sample of your handwriting!

tangobaby said...

Yeah, let's see your handwriting. Sounds intriguing.

Debbi said...

Ha! Ok, let me figure out how to do that, I don't have a scanner.... But I'll figure out something.

Sorin said...

Call me crazy but I could've sworn cameras can record images of pretty much anything ;)

Debbi said...

ok! ok! Example posted! heh heh heh

tangobaby said...

Lovely handwriting! Your teachers were silly.

Debbi said...

Well, I did not stay in the lines, I made funny embellishments, and my penmanship did not look like everyone's else's. This was also in the 70's, before every child was gifted and talented. They wanted us to all be alike, and they were still discouraging left handed children from being left handed. I just find it very amusing that I went from a "disappointment" with the one bad grade to "creative" between the summer of 8th and 9th grades....

Caroline said...

I'm lefthanded as well, I really don't understand why that was so discouraged in school, it doesn't make any sense. The word gauche - comes from this aversion to lefthandedness.