Monday, October 22, 2007

Seven more things

I've been tagged again, by Jane, to list 7 random things about myself. I did this several months ago here, so this time around I am getting really random.

  • My smallest toenails are so tiny that they barely exist. It creeps people out. That's why I like sandals that have a strap that covers my little toes. Impossible to put nail polish on them.

  • I once dated a boy who was also named Terry. We were in the 7th grade and did not seriously contemplate marriage.

  • I swallowed a silver and turquoise earring (my grandmother's) when I was a baby. It never reappeared, if you catch my drift. Do you suppose it's still in there somewhere?

  • I broke my arm by falling off a chicken coop at age 8. I was supposed to start swim lessons the next week, but couldn't. I didn't learn to swim until I was 27 years old. I hate swimming.

  • I only make my bed if I think someone might see it. It seems like such a waste of energy. I just sort of pull the covers up as I emerge from the bed. If someone shows up unexpectedly and happens to walk by the bedroom door I say, "Oh my gosh, I've been so busy this morning I haven't even had time to make the bed!" Fortunately the bedroom is upstairs so this has only happened a couple of times.

  • I worked as a camp counselor during the summers when I was in college. We all had camp names that we went by. Mine was "Sparky." Don't call me that.

  • I have fillings in nearly every tooth. I made sure to give my children flouride when they were babies. As adults they have perfect filling-free teeth. See, I did something right!

Done. Are you sorry you asked? I'm not tagging anyone else.


  1. I have always felt the same way about making my bed.

  2. In some European countries the practice is to air the bedding every day. I just fling the covers over the footboard, exposing the bottom and top sheets. If anyone should wonder out loud, I tell them I am airing the bed as they do in Bavaria.

  3. hey terry, you come across as very precise and organised, you surprised me with the bed thing! In a good way!! I do exactly the same thing, it is a waste of energy.

  4. My husband likes the bed made... which is fine. But when he is away, I don't make it. After a couple of days, the covers and sheets turn into a cozy little nest.