Thursday, November 8, 2007

Seven Strange Things Meme

Hi! I have been tagged by Tara @ Eclectic Spaghetti. I am to list seven strange things that you might not know about, here goes:

1) I rarely lie. Not because of my sterling character, but because I get such a sick feeling after lying that it is rarely worth it.

2) I went to a college in the Cal State system. I was an excellent student, but not all that motivated, so I hadn't applied for any scholarships. The university I chose was close enough that I could live at home. Also, back then, I could pay for it myself, even though I only worked 30 hours per week. Then I walked there uphill in the snow - haha!

3) I love reading. When I am idle, I start to feel pretty uncomfortable if I don't have something in front of me to read. This may be some sort of mild OCD. Still, it seems relatively harmless to me.

4) I was married for a long time. Now, whenever I think about wanting to become more than casually involved with anyone I think of how resentful I felt during a large portion of that marriage and the urge to merge, so to speak, vanishes. This is probably a bad thing, but mostly I feel okay about it.

5) My first job was as a summer camp counselor. I did it the summer before my Senior year of high school. I fell into it because my boyfriend's mom ran it and they always needed cheap teenage labor. I really enjoyed it and loved the kids, but I can't remember actually tending to them all that much...those little things that as a parent you do for your children. I guess it must be true that going away to camp helps kids become more independent...

6) I wear a lot of black, because it is supposed to be slimming. Also, I seem to spill and attract stuff that stains clothes. Black hides a multitude of sins.

7) I am not a vegetarian, but I think that I could give up meat without too much trouble. I am pretty sure I couldn't pull off veganism though. No, I couldn't.

I don't think I even know of seven people to tag! Still, if you want to do the Seven Strange Things Meme on your blog, I hope that you will :-)


Tara said...

I really like these glimpses into the world of Laura B.! :)

"cheap teenage labor" sounds like a rock band waiting to happen!

There are times when I can go without meat, but then the carnivore starts calling and I have to have a burger or steak. I won't deny the inner carnivore. >:)

Churlita said...

I used to be a vegetarian when I lived in California. (how cliche)I love dairy WAY too much to be a vegetarian.

I forgot I was supposed to do this too. Imay try to do it tonight. Although I've already done a few like this already.

laura b. said...

Tara: You're right...Cheap Teenage Labor, playing on the second stage! haha!
And I know, I like to give in to my inner carnivore too. Animals taste good when prepared properly!

Churlita: Yeah, we all do it here! I am a big dairy fan too. I'd have to be a lacto-ovo vegetarian...who sometimes eats fish...and chicken...and beef. :-)

Do the meme! It is a fun way to do one of those sort of free association posts!