Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Six Random Things

I've been tagged by Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'? to come up with six random things about me. This was harder than I thought! Here goes:

1. I need to be warm. I hate being cold. It's depressing, it's dark, it's gray, it's....cold. I have lived from England to California, New Jersey to Florida, and I've decided that where I live now is as far north as I'm willing to go...willingly. My husband and I refer to it as the NTL, or No Tricia Line. It's one of those imaginary lines on maps like the Equator (and being as near the Equator as possible is preferable).

2. I have four kids, but I despise "Mommy Talk". You know, where moms stand around and talk about what parenting book they've just read, how amazing and gifted their child is, why breastfeeding is wonderful, and on and on. Here's the deal: I haven't read a parenting book in five years. End of story. All kids are amazing and gifted. Please don't waste my time convincing me. I'm glad breastfeeding worked for you. It didn't for me, and my kids are still amazing and gifted, just like yours. Can we move on?

3. I loathe paying full price for a book. I almost never buy a book from a book store, though I love to browse. If I'm desperate for a book, I'll buy it online where I can find it cheaper. I prefer using the library, The Book Lady (my local used bookseller), or library book sales. I don't see the point in spending money on books because I will probably never read it again. Life is too short. But, I do love loaning a good book out to friends! It's a catch-22.

4. I've got a bad habit of buying homes and cars. We move on average every two years, and I've gotten a car at least as often. We are coming up on two years for this house and this car and I'm feeling surprisingly settled. Still, sometimes there is that little niggling feeling that I'd like to pack it all up and start over again. I find moving very refreshing.

5. I love reality television. The Amazing Race, Survivor, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, and American Idol are my favorites. I've been known to watch The Apprentice, America's Next Top Model, Beauty & The Geek, and The Bachelor too. I especially love analyzing the shows to death with my husband, my mom or sisters afterwards.

6. I hate to eat if I'm the one who has to make it. Thinking about what to have and making it are just the most annoying parts of my day. Going out to eat = relief and happiness all the way around.

Now I'm supposed to tag six people. Do six people really read this blog? Um, OK, let's go with Corinne at The Book Nest, Booklogged at A Reader's Journal, Becky at Becky's Book Reviews, Irish at Ticket to Anywhere (thanks for the Weekly Geek link!), Danielle from A Work in Progress, and Nymeth from things mean a lot.

Here are the rules:
  • Link to the person that tagged you
  • Post the rules somewhere in your meme
  • Write the six random things
  • Tag six people in your post
  • Let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog
  • Let the tagger know your entry is posted


trish said...

You're fast, lady! I assume you live on the West Coast if you don't like to be cold? :D

Tricia said...

trish: I live in North Carolina where it is a lovely 80 degrees today. :)

Danielle said...

I'll have to do this in the next few days. As someone without kids--thanks for the no mommy talk. Actually I don't mind it a little and some stories are actually quite interesting and funny, but I always hate the why don't you have kids (or when) questions! :) I also hate paying full price for books and avoid it as much as I can (better to borrow from the library). I always love reading people's answers to these.

Corinne said...

Hey, thanks for the tag!! I loved reading this about you. I need to do mine :)

Booklogged said...

I like to be warm or cool but not hot or cold. Southern Utah (where my sister lives) is so beautiful but I refuse to go there in the summer. I like your view about all kids being gifted - I agree. Moving every two years probably means less time to accumulate all that stuff. I wouldn't mind a new car every couple of years myself.

The only two tv shows I watch are The Amazing Race and The Biggest Looser. I do like to check out tv series on DVD, tho. No commercials and I don't have to wait a week to watch the next installment.

Fun to learn a bit about you, Tricia. I'll let you know when I get my list posted. Thanks for the tag.

Tricia said...

booklogged--I hear ya. My husband and I got married in St. George. Thankfully it was April, so it was juuuust right. I forgot I have been known to watch The Biggest Loser too!

Booklogged said...

Tricia, I have my meme posted here.