Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My turn

Beebop tagged me!

The rules: each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Include the rules and answers on your blog if you are tagged. When you finish, choose seven people and make sure to leave a comment on their blog.

And if your name is Alyson and you don’t feel like tagging anyone, that’s okay. But only if your name is Alyson.

Random fact #1:
I shamelessly watch almost every new episode of Grey’s Anatomy at least twice in the week after it airs, sometimes on the Friday night replay, sometimes at ABC’s website, occasionally both.

Random fact #2:
My apartment complex doesn’t offer recycling, so I faithfully drag all of my recyclables back to my parents’ house.

Random fact #3:
My mom wants me to write a book. She’s always telling me to quit my job and do it. And, while I believe that I have the life experiences and the writing ability to craft something interesting, I don’t think I’ll ever do it. I know that I will definitely never quit my job to write a book (not unless it became my career, anyway), but writing a book in itself seems like too big of a task for me. I’m not confident in my ability to tie together a beginning, middle and an end. And I’m really afraid to start a book without a clear outline of where it is going and what I’m trying to achieve.

Random fact #4:
I have no idea how many people read my blog. At one time, I used to check on a regular basis. I don’t anymore; I’m not quite sure why.

Random fact #5:
My parents still pay for a good bit of my life. They foot the bill for my cell phone and my car insurance. They’re paying for my trip to Vegas for Meg’s birthday. Mom likes to prepay for my haircuts. It’s kind of embarrassing. And kind of nice. And mostly horrifying, thinking of how much more broke I’d be if they weren’t helping me out.

Random fact #6:
I am a compulsive list-maker. My desk is filled with lists that I’ve made on scrap paper, covering everything from what I need at the grocery store, to what I want for my birthday (a mere five months away), to books I’d like to read, bills I need to pay, hair products I should try and important dates I need to put into my calendar.

Random fact #7:
Everyone I work with knows that I play hockey and soccer, but I've keept the fact that I figure skate a secret. I do this partially because it has some relationship to the business I work in and partially because I don't want to answer their prying questions about a hobby that I hold so dear. If I ever get a job outside of the industry, I will not withhold this part of my personal life.

Now, like I said, you’re exempt from tagging if your name is Alyson and – woah! – that is so my name!

I am definitely taking advantage of that loophole.

If you’d like to fill out this marvelous survey, consider yourself tagged...under one condition: you have to leave me a comment and tell me that you’re self-tagging. I want to read your seven random facts like I want to marry David Beckham. No lie.


Anonymous said...

I see you said you are a compulsive list maker. Me too.

For what it is worth, I know a good website www.wishpot.com to make a online wish list. You can add stuff from any store or website. It grabs the name, image and URL automatically. It is pretty simple, but I like it a lot. (It's free by the way).

You can also get a widget to show your list on your blog. I haven't done that yet, but have seen other ones. It is pretty cool.

A couple of my friends used it for gift registries because then they didn’t have to be limited to just one store. I use it just to help me remember stuff I find and want.

here’s my wish list if you are curious to see what it looks like

wish list


Anonymous said...

Here is YouTube video demo for Wishpot that I found and think might be useful.

Wishpot Demo on YouTube


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