Thursday, May 17, 2007

Seven Random Facts...

So, Shannon tagged me for the Seven Random Facts meme, and here goes! This is my first tag, how exciting - thank you Shannon, I'm always looking to be more involved in the blogosphere!

1. I'm afraid of balloons. I'm not sure when this fear developed. As a child I loved balloons, and in high school we bought each other balloons for our lockers all the time. It was practically a competition, who got the most balloons on their birthday. It was great. Now, I hate balloons. To be fair, it's not actually the balloons, but the risk of them popping, that I don't like. I'm not into loud sudden noises.
2. I'm really into reading non-fiction books with single word titles. For instance, I just finishing reading Coal, and I'm currently working on Salt and Tea (Like with my knitting, I'm not always a monogamous reader until something really grips me.) There are others, but these are the most recent. In general I prefer non-fiction - I'm not sure how the single word thing started, but next up is Tobacco...Before anyone brings this up, I realize some of these have subtitles - that is allowed...
3. Although I'm not much into computer games, I have wasted spent countless hours playing Civilization IV and its precursors. In fact, I played it last night! I was exceedinly excited when I had to get a new computer because I could get one fast enough to play the newest version. Sometimes, I am a dork.
4. I wake up at 6:30am (or earlier) every day during May to watch the Giro d'Italia, during July to watch the Tour de France, and during September to watch the Vuelta a Espana. Although my faith in cycling is diminished a bit due to all the recent doping scandals, I can't seem to stop myself from being into it, having been a fan since childhood. And I have to watch it live, otherwise it's just not the same...
5. The first piece of music I owned was the Bangles Bangles Greatest Hits and I must admit I still listen to it sometimes.
6. I love dams and bridges. I'm fascinated by large civil engineering projects. It's possible I've made a poor career decision by becoming a microbiologist and not an engineer. Perhaps in my next life...
7. My freshman year of college I attended a party where many margaritas were consumed, and my boyfriend at the time was a bit less than clean-shaven. Suffice to say I woke up the next morning with a very painfully raw red chin. I came up with a story that I did it to myself by wiping my face with a wet towel with salt on it (hence the scratches). And people believed this! Smart people. Or maybe they were just humoring me (Any of my college friends remember this? Did you really believe this, or were you just being nice?). Anyway, it was embarrassing. I've stubbornly refused to date anyone with any facial hair ever since...

You're it! I'm tagging:
Daisy
Marisol
Elinor
Megan
Amie
Shelby
Jennifer

Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog those 7 facts as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. Remember to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Great list Emily, no problem on the tag! It's fun to get more involved, right?!

Marisol said...

Yikes! I better start thinking about what to say.... I also have another pending 7 meme... Hmmm maybe I could combine them somehow.

yr secret pal said...

What a funny list! I share the balloon-aversion with you, though mine is more of a dislike than a fear. They just look like flying trash to me (because after the pop... trash). I'm also into one-word non-fiction. One of my favorites is Rats (ew! but a great book).

bookwoman said...

I have the same aversion to balloons! A couple of weeks ago we had a bridal shower for my sister and I had the job of filling the balloons (since I have a helium tank at work). My cousins laughed at me, standing as far away from the balloon as possible while actually filling it and wincing the whole time. Only popped two on the tank.
I'm also doing a similar reading trend. I'm focusing on food related non-fiction: Tea, Salt, Vanilla and, currently on the nightstand, Spice.