Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Here's the meme that has been spreading like it's viral. SJ tagged me, so it's her fault. ;-)

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

I’m not tagging anyone, since I’m one of the last bloggers on the planet to fill out this meme. If you haven’t already done it and you blog, consider yourself tagged.

On to the fun:

1: I can’t eat anything that used to swim b/c I’m allergic. All fish, all shellfish. Anything that had gills. I have a mild reaction, so if I know something is gonna be really good, I’ll have something fishy once in a blue moon (bagels and lox in NYC, chowder in Boston, etc.), but the less often I eat it, the better chance I have that I won’t react. This is a much better deal than my dad, who is deathly allergic to all seafood. His throat swells up and he can’t breathe.

2: I rode horses competitively until I started college. Want photographic proof?

By the way, I’m out cold in this picture, but it’s the best photo I ever took on a horse.

3: I’ve slept with a teddy bear of some sort pretty much since birth. When I was really little, it was a bear who started out blue but faded to white. I’d only wear a hat if teddy wore a hat, etc. I went to a raccoon for a while, but the first Christmas that the hubster and I were together, he got me Bear, and he’s been the go-to ever since.

4: I love music of just about all kinds, but there are only a few groups I really get excited about. I’ve seen the Barenaked Ladies on every tour since Stunt in 1998. I love the Clarks, but have only seen them at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. There were only about 100 people in the whole place. Go see ‘em in Pittsburgh? They can fill pretty big venues.

It’s also one of my goals in life to get pit tickets to Bruce Springsteen with the E Street Band. Next time they tour? I’ll get it done.

5: I’m a little worried about the quilt store situation in Pittsburgh. I know damn well that I’ve been really spoiled with the quilt and knit store situation here in Los Angeles. I’m feeling OK about the Pittsburgh knitting scene and hoping I can find as much info on quilting stores before I go.

6: I played three sports in high school: field hockey (forward), basketball (really bad forward on an even worse team) and lacrosse (goalie). My only regret about my four years at DePauw was that I should have gone out for the soccer team my senior year. I started playing field hockey as a freshman in high school because my HS didn’t sponsor girls soccer. Lacrosse started because my high school didn't have a football team, it had a lacrosse team. Big deal sport. Very big deal.

7: Since September of 2005, I’ve lost about 90 lbs. I did a medically supervised program that changed my life. I am having so much fun now with my new active lifestyle. I don’t ever want to go back to the way I was. Ever.

I've been lifting with one of our strength and conditioning coaches since early March. Olympic lifting with free weights. Hang snatches, front squats, the whole works. I'm loving every second of it and am wondering how I can continue once I move home.

8: I stink at good-byes, and I have a whole bunch coming up very soon. What’s getting me through that thought is remembering where I can spend most of the rest of the summer:

My family has a summer home on Lake Erie in western New York. It is my very favorite place on the entire planet. We’ve been going to this same community since I was seven (I think). The first summer we went there, we rented a place, I got really sick and puked all over my (three years younger) brother. This was payback, as he had peed on my head when he was in diapers (so I’ve been told. I don’t really remember)

That’s about it from chez DPUTiger. I have a quilting post almost ready to go. Hopefully I’ll get to it quite soon. :)


SJ said...

Hey, I played field hockey too!

Anonymous said...

re #8: Your blogg is going to make it lots easier for some of us to deal with your move. Love you, Carol