Monday, April 21, 2008

Tag! I'm It!

I've been tagged! Melissa McClone tagged me to play a cyber-game. I don't generally do these things but it's Monday morning, I'm on the run to my laptop to get writing and this one seems like fun. :)

The rules:

a. Link to the person who tagged you.
b. Post the rules on your blog.
c. Write six random things about yourself.
d. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
e. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.
f. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

It shouldn't be hard to come up with six random things to share but, you know, it kind of is. I asked my husband and he ticked off a list really quickly. (About me, I mean. I should have asked for six random things about him, but I didn't. I will, though. I'll bet his answers surprise me!) Some of the things he named you already know but some you don't so I'm going to use them. The first three are from his list; the last ones are from mine.

Six random facts about me:

1. "No food with a face." In other words, I'm a vegetarian. I have been since I was a kid. Why? I just didn't like the idea of eating anything dead and once the idea was in my head it never again occurred to me to put dead food into my mouth. Habit? Maybe. Whatever it is, I know I won't be anything but a vegetarian in this lifetime. The idea of eating meat gives me the shivers.

2. Purple. My favorite color. Again, something that goes back so long I can't recall a time when I didn't love it. I like other colors, too, but when I have to choose I usually choose some shade of purple. So be warned...if there's ever a time when someone's got to choose a color for something, don't ask me to choose unless you're willing to have the choice be purple.

3. This one surprised me. Not that it's a fact about me, because I know it already, but that my hubby chose it as one of the six things he rattled off. My toenails are always some shade of pink. Usually a medium to darkish shade, but always pink. Never unpolished. Never anything but pink. Except for Valentine's Day, when they're red. How funny is it that he knows that? And sometimes I think he doesn't notice things...

4. Swan Lake is my favorite ballet. I've seen it upteenth times and every time I sit in a theater and watch the dancers it's like the first time all over again. I love it, and will gladly watch it anytime. My poor husband's not as keen on ballet but he indulges me.

5. One of the weird (kind of) things on my "To Do Before I Die" List is ride a camel. I don't know why I want to do this so wholeheartedly, but I do. Especially strange because I'm not really an animal person. Not at all. But riding a camel? I really, really want to do that at least one time before I head out. It would be great if I could do it in Egypt, with the Sphinx looming over us and the sun setting in the background but even if it's in some kiddie zoo I'll be thrilled. Yeah, it's pretty easy to thrill me but no, that's not number six. :)

6. The final random fact about me is... I embroider almost every day. I learned as a young girl and have always enjoyed the peaceful feeling of putting thread over fabric. When I was a teenager my jeans were usually covered with my own designs. We've never had a home without a sampler on the wall. I rarely have time for long stretches of handstitching anymore but I usually manage at least an hour each day. You'd be surprised how quickly a project moves along even in small, consistent stretches!

Now it's my turn to tag six unsuspecting people! I hope they have as much fun as I've had!

I tag:

1. Debbie Wallace
2. Denysé Bridger
3. Nicole McCaffrey
4. Kathleen Grieve
5. Carol A. Spralding
6. Melissa Blue

Thanks, Melissa, for pulling me into the game! :)


Unknown said...

OKay, Sarita. You're on! I'll have something posted tomorrow! :)

Sarita Leone said...

Ah! The first player! I'm so thrilled!

I can't wait to read Kathleen's six random things. She's a smart, interesting lady and a heck of a good writer. Thanks for playing, Kathleen. :)

Marianne Arkins said...

So... why isn't your blog purple? HUH???

And, yeah on the vegetarian thing. I do still eat chicken and fish on occasion, but I'm working on it and for the same reason. My DH is a serious carnivore, tho, so it makes cooking a little tough!

Unknown said...

Fun random facts. Love the camel thing. Never felt the need to do that but when I think about going to Egypt it appeals to me too.

Fun game this is.

Carol A Spradling said...

Hi Sarita,

Mine is up.

Anonymous said...

A camel? Really? That is so cool.

Melissa Blue said...

Ride a camel? Lol. I always wanted to ride a horse...

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks for playing, Sarita! Loved your list. The camel thing is cool! And I like knowing your toenails are always a shade of pink!

Dru said...

Thanks for sharing your random facts.

A camel ride sounds so kewl especially if it's done in Egypt. I can picture that now.

Have a good Monday.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

LOL A camel, huh? Well as long as you're on his back he can't spit at you, so I guess that would be okay *G*.

I'm off to walk my dog and think up some random facts about me --and then go tag my friends!

Sarita Leone said...

This is such a fun thing to do. Thanks so much to Melissa for tagging me. I'm getting a real kick out of reading everyone's random lists.

Thanks to everyone who responded when I tagged them! I've learned a lot about you all. Some of it has been verrrry interesting...

The camel thing is something I've dreamed about since I was a kid. I will do it, and I promise to take pictures. :)

Oh, Marianne, my blog isn't purple because I am a sucker for hearts. I saw them, they made me smile, and I figured they just might make someone else smile, too. So, I've got hearts. <3

Tory Richards said...

LOL, okay, now I understand why you left me a post that only said "tag" on it! I'm game, but I can't get my six up until sometime Friday. It's late now and It's way past my bedtime. Have to get up at 4:30 for work in the morning, so, nighty night:)

Tory Richards said...

Hey Sarita, my post is up!