Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about DEMETER

1. I once spent more than 2 years reading everything I could get my hands on about Greco-Roman mythology, all because I was fascinated that my real name is related to one of the goddessess. (Not that I believe in that stuff.)

2. I can not only roll my tongue in a "U" shape, I can also fold it in half front-to-back and make a cloverleaf shape, too.

3. I've lived in my current home for 12 1/2 years, which is the longest I've lived in any one place in my life.

4. I played flute and piccolo in school, and I still own my flute. However, I sold my piccolo a few years ago when we needed the money.

5. I have never had cable/satellite TV in my whole life.

6. I knew that I would homeschool my future children back when I was a Senior in high school.

7. I cannot ride a bike - the one bike I had as a child got crushed before I really learned to ride well, and there was no money to replace it.

8. I can't skate, either - roller or ice.

9. I love to read, and will read cereal boxes or sugar packets if I'm desperate enough.

10. I have watched two movies made when I was younger, in the town I lived in at the time. One was a TV movie with Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith, and the other was the big screen movie "Tank" with James Garner and Shirley Jones.

11. I'm good at almost anything I turn my hand to, whether it's crafting, writing, music, etc. - but I've never been great at any of it. Jack of all trades, master of none, that's me in a nutshell.

12. If money were no option, I would be a hopeless gadget junkie. I love technology!

13. I cannot go to bed before 10:30, maybe 10 if I'm REALLY tired. If I try to go to bed too soon, I end up tossing and turning, then just get up and piddle around reading or playing on the computer, and stay waaaaaay past 10:30 because I can't sleep.

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Lori said...

You've never had cable???WOW...thats very Nice to meet you:)

Nancy J. Bond said...

I'm a night owl as well. :) A very interesting list!

Robin said...

I played flute in high school too, quite well in fact. For years now I've regretted giving it up.

InsertWittyBlogHere said...

Lori: LOL, yes it's very rare. We could probably afford it now, but I just can't justify the cost to myself when we have so many other bills to worry about. Maybe someday...

Robin: Pick it up again! It's not exactly like riding a bicycle, but it's not too hard to remember what you're doing. It's fun and relaxing. I only get mine out every once in a while, but I do like to tootle once in a blue moon.

Vicki said...

Loved #2. My daughter can do the same thing, try as I might all I can do is roll my tongue in half.

You've never had cable. That's quite interesting and probably smart. I'd get so much more done with cable. :)

i am the diva said...

my TT is up.

i feel the same way - about reading and about being a jack of all trades.

Misty Dawn said...

We have some things in common... but I am DEFINITELY with you on #12!!!

Anonymous said...

Fascinating! I'm a night owl, too! Hate morning!!! :)

Gloria said...

You have tonguetastic talents! I wish I could roll my tongue.

I'm pretty much like you for number 9. And like you, if money were no option I'll be buying a whole tech shop!