Tagged! (8 things about me)  

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I was tagged by mamacita chilena. I've seen the meme around, but I've been lazy and there's nothing like being tagged personally. :)

1. Post the rules, then list eight things about yourself.

2. At the end of the post, tag and link to eight other people.

3. Leave a comment at those sites, letting them know they've been tagged, and asking them to come read the post so they know what to do.

Three years ago I dyed my hair a dark reddish brown. When I was done and had dried my hair I cried. It wasn't that it looked bad, but when I looked in the mirror it didn't look like me. At that moment I regretted it, but then I got used to it and actually liked my hair being brown. Three years later and my hair has grown out to its natural color. I like it. It's blonder than I thought it would be after the torture of years of dying. I don't think I'll dye it again.

When I was a kid people used to tell me I was weird and I'd thank them. I was a weird kid.

I was deeply religious as a child and wanted to be a missionary when I grew up. I applied for and received a scholarship to a Bible college, but I was only 17 when I started college. My parents wouldn't let me go away, so I went to a local university in town with the intent to transfer my sophomore year. I never transferred and thankfully never became a missionary. I wonder if they regret that choice.

I love games, not just video games but board games and card games. Strategy or tactics games are my favorite. My mom loves games too. She still stays up all night playing video games. Once when she was visiting we got into a fight because she wanted to play a video game rather than do something with me.

I changed schools a lot when I was growing up. The longest I was ever at the same school was 3 1/2 years (yes, I changed mid-year a couple of times). I don't know anyone from high school and I only have one friend still from college. I miss having a good friend that lives nearby.

I don't drink coffee much other than the occasional mocha, but I love tea. I can drink tea hot or cold, unsweetened, or with sugar and milk. The only tea I don't really like is green tea. I've had green teas that I've liked, but that's rare. It tastes fishy to me most of the time.

My parents never told me about Santa Claus when I was a child because they thought that'd be lying to me. There also wasn't an easter bunny or tooth fairy, so I never believed in any other fairy tales (unless you count religion). Sometimes I wonder if I missed out on something, but it did give me a pretty unique childhood. I probably ruined the beliefs of every other child I knew growing up though.

I prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate most of the time.

And I tag encephalophone, venjanz, PBS, Vistaluna, Sylvene, aprilbapryll, glomgold, and carli. At least I don't think any of you have done the meme yet.

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4 comments: to “ Tagged! (8 things about me)

  • mamacita chilena
    Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 1:48:00 PM CDT  

    Hey, you actually did it!

    It's interesting that you said green tea tastes fishy to you. I always get some sort of a bitter mint after taste. Weird, how different people's taste buds respond differently to different foods.

    I've always wondered if the same goes for colors. What I call blue, you may not see the same way as me...you could be seeing something that looks similar to what I call pink. Crazy! There's no way to test my theory because you can't REALLY know what another person sees.

  • ordinarygirl
    Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 2:47:00 PM CDT  

    Yes, I always thought it was interesting how perceptions can differ between people. I'm going to have to see if I can taste bitter mint now. I think I'd like that better if it's not too bitter.

  • aprilbapryll
    Friday, July 13, 2007 at 6:48:00 AM CDT  

    I get a dirty bathwater taste to green tea --- the same with "white" tea and jasmine tea. Give me good ole black tea any day!

    Oh, and I did it too! :)

  • encephalophone
    Friday, July 13, 2007 at 10:23:00 AM CDT  

    Green tea tastes fishy to me too, especially if it's brewed it too long or too hot. For the best flavor (minimum fishiness), I go with about 165-175 degrees F, and steep NO MORE than 3 minutes. Any longer than that and it gets nasty fast. Black tea is very forgiving, but the green stuff isn't. Remember that making tea is cooking: time + heat = chemical reactions. Yes, I actually use a thermometer. Cheers!


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