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08 November 2007

For Claire

I have been tagged by Claire over in Germany. She wants to know seven Random and/or Weird Things about me. Me, a rather boring attorney turned teacher about to be full time mother. Thanks Claire!
  1. I can still do a cartwheel and a handstand at age 38. All those years of gymnastics make me impressive to my five year old daughter.

  2. My parents brain-washed me as a kid and I have a vast and frightening knowledge of old country and western lyrics. To this day, I know all the words to "Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys", "Reuben James", "She Stopped Loving Me Today", and "I Believe in You."

  3. When I travel, I always visit a local grocery store and spend at least an hour looking at all the different items.

  4. As a kid I had to go to a speech therapist for slurring and I stuttered when I spoke publicly through college. The stuttering just stopped in law school.

  5. I think living without a change of season and mountains is soul destroying.

  6. I chew on pens. It helps me think.

  7. My middle name is Angela; the derivative of the name being Angel; I think my parents understood the use of sarcasm.

Now, according to the rules, I must now tag three other. Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.

3. Tag 3 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).

4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

I will tag: Expat Travels, Merisi, Sunshine, and anyone else who wants to join in.

Job update: I have given notice and will stop teaching in January. I can only make two observations about this most recent experience (1) January is still a long ways off and (2) this period will not be pleasant.


Sunshine said...

I'm glad you quit. You seemed miserable.

Hey, you need to email me again, I can't find that email from last week (I'm having one of THOSE days).

A tag....UGH! I might be able to squeeze 'er in!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on giving notice. It can't have been an easy thing to do; not a lot of support out there in the wider world for "not working" ("not-working stay-at-home mom" would be a good definition for the phrase, "contradiction in terms"). So good luck!

Expat Traveler said...

Lovely list..

I'm very curious to know about your studdering. Do you ever do it now? P still does..


Mountain Dweller said...

You can still do a cartwheel - well done! The last time I tried, I felt like I'd ripped both legs off.

hexe said...

Sunshine – I too am glad I resigned. It is now very awkward so I’ll be glad to done. Don’t worry about the tag; I’m sure you are just as busy as I am with Thanksgiving next week.

Elizabeth – Thanks for the congratulations. I’ll be glad to have some time to spend with my own children for a change.

Expat Travels – Sorry I missed your response to the same tag – work interferes with my blog reading ;) As far as the stuttering, I no longer do it. Sometimes, I have difficulty with pronunciation of certain words and my speech becomes more deliberate, but no stuttering. I don’t really have an answer – it just happened.

Mountain Dweller – I tried a backbend about two years ago and thought I had ripped every muscle in my stomach and back. As I was a gymnast for over ten years, I measure my age by my ability to cartwheel ;)

Claire said...

First, congratulations on giving your notice! That is a big step and I admire it.

Although, I chew pens sometimes, I have moved onto straws. I had pen explode in my mouth a few years ago and gave up the habit.

hexe said...

Claire - I should have been more specific - as I tend to only chew on pen caps. I too had the ink explode before - YUCK.

Thanks for the congrats. Right now it's hell (and the students do not even know yet!) but I am looking forward to a different life.