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Tagging

I’ve been tagged by Felicia at Go Graham, Go! for a delightful Meme whereby I’m called to list 7 random or quirky things about myself.

(I know I’ve been tagged for a few more and I haven’t forgotten them.  In some unfair, nonsensical way, I’m working backwards.  Don’t ask me to explain it.  I don’t understand it myself.  Still please do not feel hurt if I haven’t gotten to your Meme or award yet.  I’m looking forward to doing them!)

Actually the button makes me think about shopping–something I haven’t done in such a long while and am not likely to do any time soon thanks to our cromulent economy!

Without further adieu,

1.  I am in no way afraid of bugs.  I’ll pick up a bug, clutch it, find a jar for its home/’resty nest’, research to learn an appropriate diet, work diligently to create a suitable habitat, etc.  (I guess that’s where my children get this penchant?)  For those of you who remember, guess who came back yesterday to frolic on the patio?  Yes!  It was Kim!

(I’m sure many of you are tearing up, remembering fondly our treasured time spent with Kim.)

This is some odd bug we found in South Carolina last year.  Don’t ask me what it is because although I put forth all those grand claims of loving entymology, I haven’t researched this one yet.

2.   One of my most sorrowful childhood memories occurred when, in the process of hunting for bugs, I somehow critically injured a salamander.  The poor dear coughed and sputtered with a devastating neck wounding.  That image will never leave my mind because it was totally my fault.

3.  My favorite childhood book was Castaways in Lilliput.

4.  I am an online rare book dealer.  It’s grand fun but as a result I my house is drowning in books.  Literally.  (Unfortunately, most of them are not rare.)

5.  I ruined my favorite black “fat” pants today bleaching my kitchen sink.  I hold Fly Lady completely responsible.  Do you think she’ll jot down to Target and procure me another pair?

6.  I am currently reading Epicenter by Joel Rosenberg.  For the first time in my life I am actually riveted to the news and intrigued with trying to understand happenings in Israel and the Middle East.  Honestly I’m ashamed to have lived this much of my life being so totally clueless!

7.  I *love* raspberry La Croix even more than Velvet Ants.

OK, now for the hapless participants.  At this point in the game, let me just be honest and say that I have no clue who I’ve tagged recently, tagged in the distant past, or have yet to tag.  There is a method to my madness, however.  I am tagging every 7th commenter on my blog for the past 49 or so comments.  In my world, this is mathematical randomness at its finest.  So the lucky seven are:

Christine, Bonnie, Jenniebeanv, Melanie, Patty O, Tara R., and The Angel Forever.

Now, if you were randomly chosen and have already done this Meme, just ignore this whole thing and it will matter not a whit to me!  Or, you can select a “guest blogger” to blog in your place.  The choices are endless.  Run free and be creative!

Posted on 19 October '08 by , under Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

23 Comments to “Tagging”

#1 Posted by Tonggu Momma (19.10.08 at 22:30 )

Okay, I really hate bugs. I couldn’t get past that in your post. The pictures – oh, the pictures!

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#2 Posted by autismfamily (19.10.08 at 23:20 )

Fun post, good idea on the awards, memes. I will write this one down in my notebook so I can get to it and think about the seven things, etc.

I have the code for my button on my blog, perhaps there is room for one more on your page? (hint, hint)

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#3 Posted by Tara R. (19.10.08 at 23:21 )

fun :)

I DESPISE bugs. Even your descriptions made me cringe! I’m getting a wee bit better now that I have two sons but I certainly don’t do well. Icky!

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#4 Posted by Felicia (20.10.08 at 00:58 )

I think that bug is a stink bug as we call them here in NC. Thanks for sharing!

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#5 Posted by Peanut (20.10.08 at 03:17 )

Ugh! I can’t stand bugs! I’m sorry but I’m not one of those excited to hear that Kim is back!
I seem to be a collector of books also… not that I’ve had time to read any lately! I will put Epicenter on my list of desired books though. I’m holding on to the hope that my kids will one day let me read again!
I may have to steal this one from you… I’ve got a few quirks of my own!

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#6 Posted by Kate (20.10.08 at 11:14 )

Ha, I love the South Carolina bug, he is definitely interesting. From our time spent in the south, we learned that the most interesting bugs reside in the south. And I had no idea you were a rare book dealer, I’m sure I’d have a blast browsing your collection. I’ve never heard of the Epicenter book, I’ll have to pick that up. I read a couple of John Hagee’s books about Israel that summer as kind of an introduction to the whole subject, and it was such valuable info. I’ll talk to ya later, oh, and thanks so much for your blog party support. You are wonderful.

#7 Posted by jaden (20.10.08 at 11:47 )

Cool red and black bug there too :) And I had no idea you dealt rare books… Learn something new every day I guess :) have a great one!

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#8 Posted by Tiff@Three Peas (20.10.08 at 11:49 )

I don’t like bugs but those two are facinating to look at! What the heck are they?

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#9 Posted by Stimey (20.10.08 at 12:40 )

These are most cromulent random facts. I just don’t get how a person can’t be afraid of bugs though. Kudos to you!

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#10 Posted by Mrsbear (20.10.08 at 12:53 )

You guys have come across some truly impressive insects. I’m not terribly bothered by insects as long as (a) they don’t sting (b) they’re not in my hair and (c) they’re not cockroaches. Hate the roaches. To this day I don’t eat raisins because I grew up thinking they were roach eggs. :-(

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#11 Posted by Patty O. (20.10.08 at 14:06 )

You are so funny. Glad to know I have a fellow bug lover. I am discriminatory, though. There are certain bugs I hate with a passion: roaches being the prime example. But, I love looking at interesting bugs and caterpillars with the kids. The other day while it was raining torrentially, there were worms all over the sidewalk. Danny and I had so much fun looking at them.

I’ll try to get to the meme. As much as I know I am a weirdo, I can never think of any quirks when called upon to do so…

#12 Posted by kim (20.10.08 at 15:25 )

Ok I had to find out what kind of bug that was (the one with the eyespot) so I went to the encyclopedia Britannica
and it is a :
click beetle
insect
also called Skipjack, Snapping Beetle, or Spring Beetle,
(family Elateridae)

I enjoyed seeing you Friday. I hope J was ok after seeing Katie Wiggle :)
We need to do that again soon

See you soon
Kim

#13 Posted by Jennibeanv (20.10.08 at 17:26 )

What is a velvet ant? Should I know this?? LOL!

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#14 Posted by Helene (20.10.08 at 22:23 )

I’m also wondering what a velvet ant is!!

I can’t believe you actually don’t mind bugs. If I see a spider, I feel like I could puke right there on the spot. All bugs give me the heeby-geebies!!!

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#15 Posted by laura (20.10.08 at 22:54 )

Elizabeth,
Thanks for stopping by the Wellblog! I am checking you out and getting to know your story…
I am fascinated by your fascination with bugs. What is that thing you found in S.C.? Wild.
did you know that your sidebar acts as some strange kind of optical illusion? Or maybe it’s me…but I think those faces are moving.

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#16 Posted by Elizabeth (20.10.08 at 22:54 )

From Wikipedia: “Mutillidae, or velvet ants, are a family of wasps whose wingless females resemble ants, though only distantly related. The “velvet ant” name refers to their hair, which may be red, black, white, silvery or golden. In some places a few species are also known as cow killers or cow ants.”

“They are known for their extremely painful sting, the venom of which was jokingly stated to be powerful enough to kill a cow, hence the nickname “cow killers”.

#17 Posted by Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle (20.10.08 at 23:03 )

Ah, yes, shining the sink – have been on and off that wagon several times.

Very fun list!

#18 Posted by Christine (21.10.08 at 10:58 )

Love your quirky facts…and definitely inspired me to write my own…thanks for the fabulous tag!

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#19 Posted by Kia (Good Enough Mama) (21.10.08 at 20:21 )

“I am an online rare book dealer. It’s grand fun but as a result I my house is drowning in books. Literally. (Unfortunately, most of them are not rare.)”

I think the irony in this one makes it the best!! :)

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#20 Posted by ali (22.10.08 at 13:16 )

Bugs. Yuck! I’m not so much afraid of them as I am disgusted by them. They’re just so…ugh…yucky.

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#21 Posted by Melanie (22.10.08 at 23:21 )

I am very scared of bugs- I hate, hate, hate them!!

Thanks for tagging me!!

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