Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Tonjia tagged me so, whether you like it or not, here you go!

1. There is absolutely nothing you can do (short of harming my kids ~ and they're big enough to fend for themselves now) to make me eat a pickled beet. Nothing.

2. My parents had three girls. Once I grew old enough to realize that this meant the end of the family name from this particular branch, and that thought made me sad, I decided to do something about it. Now my middle name is hyphenated with my maiden name and so are my kids'.

3. I have always thought ~ and continue to think ~ that I have cute toes.

4. What I miss most from my childhood are the Passover Seders we had at Uncle Avrum and Aunt Clara's house when my Zeyde was alive. That means I would have been about 5 or 6 years old, but I remember moments from them, like snapshots of memories. Even after Zeyde passed, those were the best nights, best music to sing, best foods and best family time of the year.

5. I bite the cuticles around my finger nails.

6. The aloe plants in my kitchen all started from one small plant I gave to my mother in law when T and I were dating (circa 1983ish). She didn't take very good care of it but it hung on for years until... 1994 when it was given back to me on the occassion of her move to AZ.
I nursed it back to health, propogated it, my sister Julie had it transplanted for me as a present one year, and now there are at least 20 "babies", most in homes of friends, but several here too. All from that one momma plant, that I STILL HAVE!

7. I'm an English snob. I appreciate accurate word usage and spelling too. I know I don't always utilize the most perfect grammar when writing here, but when speaking I often back up and correct myself.
What grates me the most? Dangling participles and the phrase, "Where are you at?" Ahhh! Even typing it makes me cringe the cringe of a thousand little deaths! What the heck ever happened to, "Where are you?" as an acceptable question?

7.5 (Bonus! Lucky you, eh?) I don't believe that "popular use" is a good reason for proper spelling to change. The word 'alright' does not exist!

Here are the rules of the Tag Game:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. {done}
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. {done}
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. {7?! Nope 6, and that's my final answer.}
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. {ok, if I must}

TAG! You're IT!


Debbie said...

I love beets.

I have actually heard prominent politicians and news commentators use "where's it at"?
My son does it too. Listening to the news I could count at least 25 of them: ATs Drives me crazy.

Nail biter? Nope.

Good to learn new things about you :)

Di said...

Oh lord! I have been tagged. Okay, I will post my seven facts when I get back from CT :)