Saturday, September 03, 2005

Five Things About Me

I got tagged to do a list--I feel so privileged! Mimi passed this challenge along to me:

Five Random Things About Me:

1. I was number three in my high school graduating class--I married the guy who was number two, the little turd.

2. Pie is my favorite food. Any kind of pie, it's all wonderful, but my very faves are apple pie with lots of spices, key lime pie, and coconut cream pie.

3. I have 20 cousins and I'm the oldest of them all, on both sides of my family. Almost exactly 20 years separate me and my youngest cousin.

4. I went to the National Spelling Bee in 1984, when I was 13 years old. Dropped out the afternoon of the first day on the word "ceraceous." (It means "waxy.")

5. I love 1950s sci-fi movies. Classic movies of all kinds, really, but I have an especially soft spot for those aliens and space monsters and mutants that everybody thought were coming to get us 50 years ago.

I think I will tag Bev and Suzanne with this. It'll give Suzanne a chance to bring her blog up to date! LOL!

Thanks, Mimi! *smile*


Helena said...

Hey, those are cool things about you! Fun! (And you'll never, ever forget the word "ceraceous.")

beverly d said...

1. I love the water-- the ocean, the pool, taking long showers, drinking it, splashing in puddles, splashing it on my face, standing in rain-- but I do not know how to swim.

2. I crave salty things over sweet things. If given the option between a cookie and a bag of chips, I'll take the chips.

3. I took my first airplane flight at the ripe old age of 21... and was hooked. I went to Atlanta with my college roommate for a long weekend.

4. Janelle is my "longest" current friendship-- going on 15 years now. I've lost touch with everyone from high school and college except for her.

5. I'm the first person from my family to graduate high school with honors and the first person in my family to go to college. To my knowledge, I'm the ONLY person to go to college as of this date.

J-- your pie thing reminded me of Forrest Gump. "I love shrimp. Any kind of shrimp. Shrimp gumbo. Fried shrimp. Boiled shrimp...." :)

just Joan said...

What a fun post! I feel like I know you a little better. Ü

beverly d said...

p.s. I answered here because the site that sponsors my blog has been having issues lately and my blog has been down more than it has been up and it seems the only time I can update it is early morning or late, late night. Screwy.

Anonymous said...

Hey Janelle! I'm so honored!! Way to get me off my big ol' lazy blog butt, too. You little sneak. :-)
-- Suzanne.

Mimi said...

Hey, it is great to get to know you better! Yum, pie!

And like Helena, I'm thinking you'll never forget how to spell ceraceous again! You must rock on Scrabble!

Jeremy said...

What Janelle fails to mention is that, being the oldest grandchild on both sides, she was also spoiled rotten. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Janelle said...

Yep, yep, hauling around baby cousins (and siblings) for twenty years, yep, that was some mighty sweet spoilin' right there. "Share with the little ones, share with the little ones!" That was all I heard for years and years. You anklebiters walked all over my inherent rights as firstborn.

*Sigh*...I think I need therapy now.

Ya little turd. :p