Saturday, 6 September 2008

"The Chain" - Fleetwood Mac, 1977

I didn't like receiving chain letters, and I'm not crazy about cyber-chain letters either. But I've been tagged by a favorite fellow blogger - Stevyn - so I'll give this one a try.

Here are the rules...

1) Link to the person who tagged you.

2) Explain the rules.

3) Reveal six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.

4) Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.

5) Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment to let them know they’ve been tagged.


OK - here goes...

1. I have a different blood type than my brother does or than our parents did. They were/are all Type A, and I'm a Type O. I'm also the only one of the four of us who is nearsighted. That led me to wonder, as a kid, whether or not I might be adopted. But I'm too much like other family members, and everyone assures me that I'm not an adopted child. (I often thought I was probably from another planet, though.)

2. As a very young child, I was allergic to sunshine. My parents had to make car trips in the dark, as a result. I outgrew the problem by the time I was a few years old.

3. When I was young, I submited a poem about the Beatles to radio station KXOK in St. Louis and won a contest they were running. The prize was a telephone call from Louise Harrison Caldwell, George's older sister, who was then living in Benton, Illinois. As a result of that phone call, some of my friends and I had opportunities to twice visit her in her home, and we heard all kinds of interesting family stories...and got to see family photos!

4. I can't stand having peas on the same plate as my other foods, as I don't like other things contaminated with "pea juice".

5. I buy only white paper products - like toilet paper, kitchen/paper towels, tissues, napkins, etc. They can't be colored, and they also can't have any prints on them.

6. Every time I've gone to South Africa, I've spent far too much time watching which way the water flowed down the drain in sinks and toilets.


Feeling as I do about these sorts of things, I'm not going to tag anyone. However, if any of you would like to participate, please do. Actually, it was kind of fun. Oh, and if you do, please send me a note and let me know. I'm curious enough to want to read other people's submissions!



At 07 September, 2008 10:41 , Blogger Stevyn Colgan said...

Very interesting stuff Janet ... although I am concerned about your penchant for staring at plugholes ...

At 07 September, 2008 20:35 , Anonymous Michelle said...

I loved this. When I was a kid I was convinced my sister was adopted due to her blue eyes contrasting with the green eyes of both parents and me. Of course now that I know more genetics I can totally explain both that and your blood type, but my sister has NEVER let me live down this little anecdote!

At 08 September, 2008 09:37 , Blogger Yvonne said...

I enjoyed reading this blog so much I've taken part myself. I've posted it on my blog if you'd like to read it!

Thanks for the idea though, very interesting!

At 08 September, 2008 13:46 , Blogger bronx boy said...

Very interesting quirky things I learned about you today! You and Larry are definitely members of the same family so no doubts about adoption!
I am not sure I can come up with 6 quirky things about myself but...
1- While I am left handed, I am right eyed. I bowl left handed but bat right handed. Shoot a weapon (when I was in the Army) right handed. My oldest brother is left handed but the other brother and two sisters are right handed.
2- My Mom stood about 5'1" tall and my Dad about 5' 6" tall. I am 5'11" and the tallest of the 5 children.
3- I love mixing peas with mashed potatoes.
4- Must sleep with long pajama pants on.
5- Born in the only borough of NYC attached to the mainland United States (does this count?)


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