Seven Random Things

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I’ve been reading Deb Richardson’s Red Shoe Ramblings blog now for awhile because one of the things that I enjoy about her blog (besides the great, readable writing — go take a look!!) is that she often is tagged by other bloggers to do memes. The Seven Random Things sounded like fun, so I decided to do this one.

  1. I cannot buy one of anything. Ever. Not sure why, but my sister has the same affliction. If I need one pound of butter, I will buy two. If I find a shirt that I like, I will buy two (or three, or four, depending on how many different colors/patterns there are) There’s always a little voice in the back of my head saying “extra, extra” and I have listened to it for years. On the up side, it’s very seldom that I ever run out of anything.
  2. I cannot back up a car or truck just using the side mirrors. I’ve told Sweet Baboo for years that it’s something in the Y chromosome that females just don’t have. He, of course, says that’s silly, I just need practice. Hmph!!! I have practiced! It doesn’t help! I think I’m probably the first and only person to put a boat into Lake Meacham in Northern New York sideways, boat, trailer and truck!! With everybody around me yelling “turn right, turn right!!”
  3. I can touch my nose with my tongue. Or at least I used to be able to. …… Yup, I still can. Just haven’t had to impress anybody with that feat for years!
  4. I have 17 pairs of black slacks in my closet. Please refer to #1 above to explain why I have so many. I feel like I am on a neverending quest to find the quintessential pair of black slacks. Perhaps I’m a closet “grass is always greener” type of person? Truth to tell, I have black slacks for every slight weight gain or loss that I go through. Plus there are different lengths to go with the 8 pairs of black shoes that I own.
  5. I would rather fold laundry than vacuum. Well, I wouldn’t rather fold it alot more than vacuum, but at least quite a bit more. It seems that every vacuum I have ever had will crash into my achilles tendons. Plus I trip over the darn cord and the hose constantly. I have said for years that I have a vacuum cleaner poltergeist that goes from one vacuum to the next. When I am Queen of the World, I will have subjects to do my vacuuming for me. For that matter, they will fold laundry too!!
  6. I have been driving for 36 years and I have never gotten a ticket or been in an accident. Not even a fender bender. I’ve had a few close calls of course. Come to think of it, I’ve never been pulled over by a townie or statie either. When I was younger, it was because my ex-husband’s father was a desk sergeant with the NY State Police. When I got older, it was because I realized that I wasn’t indestructible and wanted to stay in one piece, so I slowed down.
  7. The closest that I have ever come to breaking a bone was a sprained ankle. I consider myself extremely lucky. I have had to have several surgeries for different reasons, but never for a broken bone. I will probably stand up from typing this, trip over my sneaky vacuum cleaner and break my collarbone…..

So those are my 7 random thingys. If you are reading this blog and would like to list 7 random things about yourself on your blog, please do so and then leave a comment for me so that I can go read it. I have to go listen to the radio now so that I can be caller 10 and win 2 Kenny Chesney tickets. Wish me luck!

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7 thoughts on “Seven Random Things

  1. Hilarious! I can just see you getting wrapped up in the demon vacuum and wrestling the thing to its death. You deserve a housekeeper!

    Oh, you say no traffic accidents, but backing the boat, trailer and truck sideways into the lake – wasn’t an accident? Or just wasn’t a “traffic” accident?

    I saw your comment at Gathering Around the Table – so I wanted to check out your site!

  2. Marcy

    LOL — no, I like to think of the “incident” more as a life lesson — leave the backing up chores to the guys — and I agree about the housekeeper!! Took a quick look at your blog and will read it more tonight after work. And, no, I didn’t win the tickets. 😦 Maybe they will be giving away another pair tonight!! 🙂

  3. inlandempiregirl

    Wow! We are alike. #1 and #2 are so me. The only thing I don’t buy two of are stuff like cars and diamonds ( Ha Ha). Great post.

  4. Marcy

    I think you and Pinehurst in my Dreams should do a Seven Random Things too!! I am going to Atlanta for a couple of days and would love to read them when I get back. (hint,hint — I am just SOOOO subtle)

  5. Marcy

    Book Lover’s Diary — why didn’t I ever think of that? I have all of these post its and the backs deposit slip in my bag with titles & authors written all over them — thanks for the idea!

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