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Monday, January 5, 2009

Seven Random Facts

Okay, okay, I'll play, but you may be sorry you asked. :-) I was tagged quite some time ago by Roni to play the 'Seven Random Facts' game, but I honestly couldn't think of anything random, weird, or interesting to say about myself. Now I've also been tagged by Contrariwise, so I will have to try really hard to come up with seven things worth saying about little old me. Part of the problem is that I've played this game before, plus another similar one, and I'm attempting not to repeat the same things about myself...

First, these are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes -

1. My first car was a 1952 Ford pickup. It was painted in blue primer. No power steering. The gas gauge didn't work (you just had to fill up every 200 miles). I loved it.

2. I started dating my now-husband around my 18th birthday. We were engaged within a year and married at age 20. When I consider these facts now, at age 32, I am somewhat amazed that our marriage has worked, but it has. Lucky us! :-)

3. This one should come as no surprise to anyone who follows my blog at all, but I dream of rescuing more and more animals throughout my lifetime. Right now we have two dogs, three rats, eight chickens, four ducks, and two turkeys, but I want more. Lots more. Someday I hope to be able to have a mini-sanctuary for more chickens, ducks, and turkeys, and when Carlos is older, I want to do foster care for dogs again (we used to do this years ago and I miss it). I look at adoptable dogs online all the time even though I know we can't take any right now.

4. Right now I'm sporting these two stickers on my rear car window:

The marriage equality sticker just recently replaced my 'Kucinich for President' sticker; I had a hard time letting that one go.

5. This one is embarrassing. In high school, I was a big Garth Brooks fan. One day during science class, my friend's mom came and got us both out of school because she found out that tickets were going on sale for a Garth Brooks concert in Sacramento, and you could show up that day to draw a number to determine your place in line to buy the tickets when they went on sale. We each drew a number and I was number one! On the day the tickets went on sale, there was a big long line of people waiting for the store to open so they could get their tickets, and I showed up at the last minute and sauntered up to the front of the line. I think the tickets we ended up with were about 15 rows from the stage. Swoon. Wow, I can't believe I just admitted all of that. (I'm working very hard to resist deleting this paragraph.)

6. Matt's nickname for me is 'Damara' - he said it one day hoping to annoy me but I liked it and it stuck; in fact, he now has it tattooed on his inner arm. Awwww.....

7. I have man-hands and truck feet. It's true. My hands are quite small but awfully manly, with fingers that manage to look sausagey even though they aren't that big/fat; my nails are always cut super short, and my fingertips are often stained with polishing compound and covered with callouses. Dry skin... the whole shebang. It's quite embarrassing actually. I moisturize a couple of times a day, and even bought a paraffin wax dip thingy recently, but they persist in looking and feeling manly. As for my feet, my best friend in junior high dubbed them 'truck feet' one day and the name stuck. Like my hands, they are quite small, but very flat (no arch) and kind of rectangular looking.

Yippee, that's me. Aren't you glad you asked? ;-)

Okay, I know I am supposed to tag seven people now, but I think the majority of the blog world has already played, so I'm just going to tag all of you who want to play but haven't yet. If you play, leave a comment here so I can go read yours too. :-)

Oh wait, I do want to tag one person specifically - my brother, since his blog is new and he hasn't had a chance to play before. I wonder if he'll participate?


Shelby Cobras said...

Vegan Girl (Roni Seabury) said...

Ha! Finally, I've been waiting. I knew we could get all your embarassing moments out with pressure. Ha Ha. Love these facts Tamara. The same thing happend to me but with Aerosmith tickets, I was number 1 and got to go ahead of everyone, but I still ended up with bad seats. And I think your hands are lovely. You pose them all the time with your rings. Now I just need to see your feet!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I can't stop laughing at trucker feet. I have insanely flat feet as well,I call them spatula feet! :) What a fun read

Vegan_Noodle said...

I have the same "be kind to animals" bumper sticker!! I like your other one too.

Hilarious about Garth Brooks. I think I was a fan for about 6 months (now I'm resisting the urge to delete).

Your hands looks nice in your ring photos on Etsy!

Tamara said...

Roni and Amanda, thanks for trying to make me feel better about my man hands. But trust me, I have to only photograph them in very particular poses and from certain angles, and you will never see my fingertips or full hand shots (I did a few of those in the beginning and got some comments from family suggesting I hire a hand model).

Christine Ritchey said...

I can top you on weird! I have pointed ears! REALLY! Used to embarrass the heck out of me, but now I kind of like them. I don't know if it's elf, fairy or Vulcan blood, but I'll take it!

All the women in my family have huge wrists - like 8-9 inches! Don't think that's from elves or fairies, but maybe Vulcan? :)

This is kind of fun. Makes me wish I had a blog! pfft!

Brandi said...

My favorite podcast producer sells a bunch of things that say "Be Kind to Animals Don't Eat Them". My favorite are her little buttons with pictures of cute animals! If you want to check it out:

Tamara said...

Thanks Brandi. I am a big fan of Colleen's as well. Unfortunately, I can't be trusted wearing light colored clothing; I'm too much of a slob! :-)