I’ve been tagged, and tagged, and tagged again by Amy, Gina, and Shanna. (It was an exciting week for me: it felt like I won something, even though almost every blog I read has done this Meme already.) Now, blogtag is a fairly new sport to me, but I gather the polite thing to do is to answer all these questions and then try to get some other people to play, too, right? Okay. Here we go.
Favorite person (outside family)? I can pick Trevor, right? We’re only related by marriage…
Favorite food? Oh, it’s decadent! Are you ready? A battered, deep-fried pair of cheeseburgers with some sort of cheesewhiz in between that comes with an enormous portion of big fat fries. This was rather understated as a “cheeseburger supper” at the chip shop by our flat in Scotland, and was our standard Friday night cuisine. Ahhh, those were the days…
Quirks about you? What, all of them?
How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? He couldn’t possibly. It took him a whole post!
Any regrets in life? Only those moments when I’ve missed opportunities to share Christ with someone.
Favorite Charity/ Cause? The Agnew family’s work with street kids in Mexico City. I almost said Susan G. Komen (breast Cancer) even though it wouldn’t quite be true. It is definitely the one I most want people to give to right now, in the form of sponsoring me for my walk in October. I have 5% of my funds raised so far, and my grandmother’s poor lonely name just keeps scrolling away all by itself on my support wall of fame. Oh, dear! If you read me in bloglines, please hop over to my blog if you’d like to contribute. There’s a hard-to-miss hot pink button at the side.
Favorite Blog recently? I’m loving Swistle: Baby Names.
Something you can’t get enough of? Babies Uh, wait… that is to say… The baby smell (the nice one, that is).
Worst job you’ve ever had? Typing pages upon pages of zip codes into a database. I’m sure they only created this job to help weed out the dud temps. Slowest two weeks of my life!
What job would you pay NOT to have? Phlebotomist. Eww.
If you could be a fly on the wall, where? In an Amish household. (Random, I know, but we were just in Lancaster, and they fascinate me.)
Favorite Bible verse right now? 1 Corinthians 1:18.
Guilty Pleasure? Messageboards.
Got any confessions? I put everything that I can physically fit in into my dishwasher.
If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? I’d give myself 1/5 of the What Not to Wear Treatment, definitely including the hair styling part.
Favorite thing about your house? The people who live in it. The fireplace is nice, too.
Least favorite thing about your house? I’d love a bigger dining area.
One thing you are bad at? All things domestic.
One thing you’re good at? Wriggling out of awkward questions.
Who would you like to meet someday? Elisabeth Elliot.
What makes you feel sexy? Shhh! My mother-in-law reads this!
Who is your real life hero? I think I try not to have them, actually.
What is the hardest part of your job? Seizing each moment instead of letting a whole day go by when we don’t really do anything.
When are you most relaxed? When the girls are asleep for the night and my eBay board is already nice and full.
What stresses you out? Cleaning to a deadline.
What can you not live without? God. But that’s really a Who rather than a what. Sorry.
Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? Eh, fair enough. Probably a good bit of truth in it for a lot of blogs (mine reluctantly included). Non-bloggers are narcissists too, though, they just have different outlets.
Why do you blog? See here. (And why do I HSSSS? So that it doesn’t take me quite so long to answer all these questions.)
Who are you tagging? I’ll just do one from each category, since this has well and truly done the rounds of just about every blog I read.
New/ newer bloggers: Name Nazi
Bloggy friends: Sara
Bloggers you’d like to get to know better: Dawn @ A Single Mom’s Life (Yeah, okay, I know you pretty well already, but I want you to do this, and I don’t have anyone else for this category.
Bloggers you don’t think will respond, but you hope will: Dawn @ Because I Said So
You’re all it!
Okay – rules:
1. Answer the questions (Did I really have to include this as a rule? Duh!)
2. Link back to whoever tagged you
3. Tag eight bloggers to do the same, 2 from each category.
New/ newer bloggers (since we want to share the love and send them traffic)
Bloggers you’d like to get to know better
Bloggers you don’t think will respond, but you hope will.