Thursday, May 24, 2007

8 Things Meme

Okay, so now I've been tagged twice for this meme: first by the Literary Acquisitionist and then by Amy at Books, Words and Writing. So here are the rules:

1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4: Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

My 8 random facts/habits:

1. Although I have this image of being very clean and neat, I take a perverse pleasure sometimes in letting my house get really messy. And then it gets too messy, and I freak out and have to clean everything.

2. I absolutely HATE grocery shopping. Seriously, I will wait until all I have left in the house is some peanut butter and maybe a few questionable eggs before I shop again. But I am deliriously happy when I have food in the house again. I agree it makes no sense.

3. Finally, at the advanced age of 41, I've discovered that I'm a pretty light sleeper. We had some early warm weather a couple of weeks ago; not enough for the A/C but enough to for me to pull out my table fan. I suddenly found I was sleeping much better. Now I run it just for the white noise.

4. I have a confession to make: For all my love of Victorian literature, I have read Wuthering Heights only once. And I really didn't like it. That was, like, 15 years ago and I haven't been persuaded to pick it up again and give it another chance. And I feel guilty about that.

5. I am in deathly fear of finding out about the end of The Sopranos and what happens in the last Harry Potter book. I don't have HBO and my sister is the one with the HP book on order. I figure by July, I'll need to go into serious news blackout. I have suggested to my sister, only half-kiddingly, that I take the day off, she can ship the kids to Grandma's, and we spend the day reading the book out loud to each other until we're finished!

6. I have an embarrassing amount of yarn for the actual amount of knitting that I do.

7. According to LibraryThing, I have 649 books in my library (there is a small handful I haven't cataloged yet.)

8. I am very glad to be done with this meme!

I've seen nearly everyone do this. But I'm tagging Nose in a Book and So Many Yarns next.


Kirsty said...

Uh, thanks--I think.

I Buy Books said...

I kind of had the same reaction after I got tagged twice! But it's really not so bad once you get started.

acquisitionist said...

Your answers were fun to read. I have the same aversion to grocery shopping but it's more of a case of being stuck in a student household without a car. In order to bring groceries home we have to trek up a big hill. Inevitably a bag always breaks on the way home and by the time I get home my hands are aching and my calves are screaming!

tanabata said...

I'm quite worried about hearing a spoiler about Harry Potter too. I guess I'll just have to filter news until I get a chance to read it.
I have yet to read Wuthering Heights so you're one up on me.

Tara said...

I've enjoyed reading your list. I have slept with a fan on at night ever since college when the dorm was So loud. It's hard for me to do without that white noise when I travel. I will agree with you in regards to Wuthering Heights. I also love Victorian literature, and just didn't enjoy WH very much. It seemed like a very warped relationship to me, not a love story at all.

I Buy Books said...

acquisitionist -- so you have a good excuse -- a big hill! Unfortunately, I have none.

Tanabata -- I think we're going to have a tough time around July 18th.

Tara -- You are the only other person I've encountered who feels the same way about WH. Now I don't feel quite so guilty!