Thursday, May 24, 2007

Seven Random Facts

I'm it! Angella tagged me.

Here are the rules… Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have 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.

I could probably post 77 random facts, but I narrowed it down to 7. Here they are:

1. I pierced my own ears… 5 times. I went to the basement and started by putting ice cubes against my ears to numb them. I soon got impatient with this, so I tried jabbing a pin in my ear, then putting the earring through. The pin did nothing, so I ended up jabbing earrings directly in my ears.

I did this when I was at the tender age of 14, and I thought that pretty piercings might make up for acne.

I was wrong, and they didn’t last long.

2. My original name is Marjorie.

3. I love crossing my big toe over its neighbour toe. I find it extremely comfortable. I’ve even caught myself doing this during runs. No wonder those dang bunions came back…

4. I read Old Fashioned Christian Romance Novels.

Exclusively.

I looooove this series by Janette Oake. So classic.

Oh wait, sometimes I’ll read contemporary Christian Romance novels, but you just need more of an imagination for such things. For example, when they say, “She looked beautiful with purple pleated, tapered, high-waisted denim pants and a Mickey Mouse sweater that hung to her knees…” (I actually read something very close to that once), you have to imagine that she actually DID look beautiful and not completely ridiculous.

5. My geography skills are somewhat lacking. I just found out a couple years ago (while in University) that Alaska was part of North America. And Hawaii. That’s an Island? I’m sure I knew that.

6. Lowell and I have known each other for about 5.5 years and I can count on both of my hands the number of times I’ve shaved my legs in that time.

Folks, the hair is blonde and sparse, and the razor goes into hibernation for the winter….and for every other season. I’ve been going 6 months to a year without shaving my legs because you can’t even tell it’s there (unless the sun hits it at just the wrong angle, then it’s slightly awkward). I just shaved a couple weeks ago for the first time in 7 months. Last year when Lowell and I did the triathlon, I was the only person there (including guys) not shaved from head to toe. I thought I’d do it up right for this one, and it was a momentous occasion. Lowell and I may have even documented it. (is this inappropriate?!)

BEFORE:
Note the bunion as mentioned in #3

DURING:
STILL DURING (and slightly disturbing...):

AFTER (I bled b/c I'm not used to shaving):

(PS- I was wearing a bathing suit during this documenting)

7. Carlynne and I were paper carriers of the month in Lethbridge… while we were in University. I’m sure some grade 5 kids were really ticked off at us!

This is the real thing that was in the newspaper on that very memorable day my life.

I've never done this tagging thing before... will I be shunned by the blogging world if I don't tag 7 people? Marc & Kylie, Shareen, and Allison.

Edited to add: I'm such a doink. ELIZABETH & SHELLEY! Those would be the OBVIOUS people to tag. Okay girls...consider yourselves tagged.

14 comments :

Elizabeth said...

You are hilarious!!! What does your wedding invite say? Julie or Majorie?

Lowell & Julie said...

Julie. DEFINITELY Julie!!

shareen said...

ooooh, I'm glad you tagged me...I'll spend some time thinking up some good things. Good thing I didn't finish my "funny things" because one thing I was going to use will definitely be part of my 7! You should tag Joanna too...I think she deserves it.

shareen said...

no, scratch that, I'm going to tag her.

Shelley said...

Is it weird that you posted pictures of you shaving your legs on the internet??

hmmmm

Lowell & Julie said...

Nope, not weird at all. It's totally normal...

~allison d.~ said...

Thanks for tagging me, Julie! I've posted my answers on my blog -- hopefully they're random enough. :)
Sadly I don't have any step-by-step photos to share with you re: any of my stories, but the leg-shaving illustration really was an added bonus!! :D

:o) a.

~allison d.~ said...

Thanks for that zippy reply!! The recipe was actually for brown rice & maple syrup. A woman my mom knew was writing this cookbook (It's called Maple Moon, in case you were wondering ;)) and she mentioned that I quite frequently had brown rice & maple syrup as an after school snack. Apparently she felt this was a great enough thing to put in the cookbook, so sure enough, it went to press! (I think she published it more for the way I wrote the recipe than the recipe itself.:d)

:o) a.

Shelley said...

Crap! I knew i shoulda kept my mouth shut. Then you wouldn't have seen me and I wouldn't get tagged.
Hmm...ok, i'll post my stuff tomorrow

David said...

Very entertaining blog Julie!

I guess having a doctor in the house makes up for the fact of piercing your own ears - I couldn't imagine it. I got stung by a bee last week and almost got in an accident because it was so painful (I was driving at the time), I pulled to the side of the road and shifted into park before I was even stopped. I added a bit of whiplash to the aching bee sting. Oops.

Here's a random fact about me:

I can turn my feet completely around, 180 degrees and walk.

AND!

I have complete dexterity with my toes and use my feet as hands to pick things up off the floor!

I will demonstrate sometime!

--Dave

Anonymous said...

That Lethbridge Herald Carrier of the Month clipping was on our fridge for years!
-DaveK

Lowell & Julie said...

Hee hee hee, that makes me so proud Dave K!

And Dave E, I would love to see that fantastic foot talent of yours someday... perhaps at our wedding? ;)

Angella said...

I KNEW you'd be good to tag. I'm giggling over here! Sorry I took so long to come by!

One night last year Christy & the girls brought the love comes softly MOVIE over - Catherine Heigl (sp?) from Grey's Anatomy is in it :)

Lowell & Julie said...

Oh, Julie loves those movies! I OWN the first 2 and have seen the 3rd one. I knew Katherine Hegl as Marty before she was ever on Grey's Anatomy. We're tight :)

J :)