Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's been forever since I've done this, so...

time for another meme. I've been tagged by Kylee, and this meme's a short one - only 5 things about me. Now I can go on about me for days, so 5 things is pretty easy.
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Before we begin, let's go over the rules, shall we?
Rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

My 5 things:
1) I have had 6 sprained ankles in my life. 2 times I have had 2 sprained ankles at the same time. According to my friend Des, it's because I walk on the outsides of my feet and on the sides of curbs. The combination of these two is apparently hazardous to my health.

2) Because I grew up all over the country, I have a very strange accent. Because I lived in New York and Massachusetts I didn't pronounce my "r's" until 2nd grade when I was put in speech classes because they felt my accent was a speech impediment. I don't have an accent any more because of this...untill I get really tred. Then you may hear me ask you to pass me a "bax of crayons." The southern accent was harder to break and still invades my long vowels. And I still say y'all, because really? There's no other word that serves the same purpose.

3) My parents believed in treating my brother and I equally. They took this to ridiculous extremes. When I got chicken pox from preschool, they made my brother drink from the same glasses as I did and finish my leftover food so he'd get them at the same time. When I had to get my tonsils out at age 7, they sent my brother in to get his out too. I'm not sure if they were getting some kind of "buy one get one half off" deal, or if they just didn't want him to feel left out.


4) I was a theater major in college, and the crazy strict theater school wouldn't let you take a minor, so I took every class that would have given me a minor in South East Asian studies were I not a theater major. I know more about the history and development of the Phillipines than half of my Filipino friends.5) My first pet was a golden retriever. I got to name him. I named him Sam Oscar Junior. Sam Jr. because my dad had a dog named Sam when he married my mother. The dog hated my mother. He hated me once I was born. I thought we were best friends. Oscar was from Oscar the Grouch. Don't ask me why I named our dog after Oscar the Grouch. I don't know. Sam Oscar was the family dog. I considered him my dog. He considered himself my brother's dog. He adored my brother. Used to let him ride on his back, pull his hair...the two would conspire to eat my she-ra dolls.

Those are my five things! Now I'm tagging
Sugar and Rice
Michelle
Tater
Psychgrad
Amber

Go forth and multiply.

12 comments:

  1. Cool. Thanks for thinking of me! I see you tagged me on my personal blog (rather than my food blog). So, I'll respond on my personal blog over the next little while.

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  2. i'll do it soon.

    love "sam oscar."

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  3. Hey!
    Yay - glad you decided to go with it.

    I'm not all that good with memes - but this one seemed easy enough - apart from the tagging!

    :)

    Now you know I stalk your blog though. Which is good?

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  4. fun! i'll get to it soon. :)

    um, and i feel sorry for your ankles :( they're probably wondering what in the world they ever did to deserve that kind of treatment. poor things!

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  5. So random but I also had trouble with Rs when I was younger. People would ask me if I was from New York and sometimes I would say yes ;-) I went to speech class in 2-4th grade to correct it.

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  6. Why didn't your brother get his own dog :P

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  7. I'm not really sure what to say about your parents and how they forced your bro to get chicken pox. I grew up in Southern California and use "ya'll" all. the. time. People have to ask me if I grew up in the south. You may never kick that habit :)

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  8. Hi, I found you by following the links from the meme. I feel for you and your ankle sprains. I sm recuperating from ankle surgery.

    Btw, I linked back to six tagged posts to make a silly joke about the six degrees of Keven Bacon. Hope that is okay. :)

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  9. Hi, I found you by following the links from the meme. I feel for you and your ankle sprains. I sm recuperating from ankle surgery.

    Btw, I linked back to six tagged posts to make a silly joke about the six degrees of Keven Bacon. Hope that is okay. :)

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  10. count me in the ignorant half of your Filipino friends.

    and your parents had an...interesting method of parenting!

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