My new pal Holly tagged me for 7 Random Things About Me.  Here goes:

1.  When I was little, my grandma told me that if you looked at a star and it twinkled, that meant that the star saw you looking at it and winked at you.  I believed her until I was about 12.

2.  Despite my literary bent and general distain for slapstick, one of my favorite movies of all time is Dumb and Dumber, for which my husband mercilessly teases me.  I can’t help it.  All I have to do is think “Tic Tac, officer?” or picture the (*cough*) laxative scene and I dissolve into giggles.

 3.  I can cross and uncross my eyes one at a time. 

4.  I’ve never watched the Twin Towers fall.  Really.  We never hooked our TV up to the outside world after we moved in July 2001, and I get my news from the radio or the internet.  I’ve seen still shots, but never watched video of those fateful moments.

5.  I don’t use top sheets.  Oh, I have them, and drag them out when company uses our beds, but since they just tangle you up at night or end up wadded at the bottom of the bed, I find them superflous.  None of my kids uses them, either, and it makes it much easier for them to make their beds.

6.  I have nearly 400 books on my Amazon Wish List.  It’s mostly Julie’s fault.

7.  Two of my girls have Star Trek names, though only one was on purpose.  I’m a hopeless geek.



  1. Holly said,

    November 1, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Yea! You played along!

    I love Star Trek. I’ve never seen Dumb and Dumber. The star story is darling. I may try that out on my boys.

  2. idahospud said,

    November 1, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    I never would have seen Dumb and Dumber had not my friend sat me down on her sofa and FORCED me to watch it. I was beyond skeptical. Now I’m a believer.

    I haven’t forced anyone to watch Dumb and Dumber but I have forced a couple to watch Napoleon Dynamite. They thanked me for it.

  3. Mark IV said,

    November 2, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Dumb and Dumber roolz. Five years ago on our way to a family reunion in Palmyra we passed a sign that said Cranston, RI. The kids made me stop the car while we all took pictures of each other standing by the sign. On the way home through Nebraska on I-80 where you can take the turnoff to Denver, the kids always say “I thought the Rocky Mountains would be a lot rockier than this”. And I seriously considered taking Seabass as a nom de internet.

  4. Julie M. Smith said,

    November 3, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    “It’s mostly Julie’s fault.”

    That’s what I’m here for. 🙂

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