Monday, December 8, 2008

Hoop-Jumping, Anyone??

On Saturday, I attended a meeting put on by the awesome, dedicated group of people who fought so hard and long to pass the legislation that will allow adult adoptees to have a copy of their original birth certificate. It was a two-hour meeting, followed by a lot of conversation in the parking lot. I learned a lot about what I have to do to make this actually happen for me, and I'm doing it. Today.

This means that, while I am scurrying around and making phone calls and driving to this-that-and-the-other place, I don't have much time for blogging today. Tomorrow, I will tell you all about it, and I hope to be sharing some really good news! Or not.

In the meantime, I got tagged for one of those MEME things. This is my first one, and I don't have time to tag a bunch of you (you're saved!), but I will perform my bloggy duties as follows:

Kim, over at Kim and Co., who is funny and often asks some very thought-provoking questions (go visit her) tagged me to list 10 random things about myself, so here goes.

1. I'm short - er, vertically challenged. Five feet, one inch, and too old to be comfortable with heels above 3" anymore. Sigh.

2. I love fire. Not in a bad pyromaniac way, but really really love it. Fireplaces, wood stoves, bonfires, fire pits, chimneas, candles. I could stare at fire for hours. I even kind of like gas grills.

3. I am a girly girl. I like girl things. Clean things. Pretty things. I do not like dirty things, or bugs, or mud or anything else that might get under my nails or on my clothes. It's kind of swimming upstream in this house, but I've learned to deal.

4. I can't bear to watch movies in which animals or children are hurt/killed/tortured. I think they should add another moving rating to the current system: WA (for Wuss Alert) that would let me know in advance so I can avoid them.

5. Adoption Reunions make me cry. Every time. I've stopped watching any of the shows that have them, including Oprah. It messes me up for a long time afterward.

6. I make all my own Christmas cards and gift tags. And birthday cards and thank you cards and thinking of you cards and get well cards. Sometimes even gift wrap. Rubber stamping rocks.

7. I play the piano. Well, I used to play a lot. Now I mostly play the upper part of Heart and Soul while my younger son plays the lower part.

8. I sang with the Sweet Adelines (women's barbershop style chorus) for 7 years and loved it. I'm taking a few years off because my life is a little hectic, but I hope to grow old and gray singing at the top of my lungs.

9. I love snowmen. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Real ones, and pretend ones. They just make me happy.

10. I adore all you bloggy people. You have been universally the most welcoming people I think I have ever met. I admire your willingness to share your lives and am astounded that anyone takes time out of their day to share mine. You guys are awesome.


justlori2day said...

1-8 and 10 you must have stolen from me!!! I cant sing, so I cant include #9, but seriously, everything else - down to the finger nails is me! :)

Happy erranding today! GOOD LUCK!

KimandCo said...

Good luck today!

I saw the other day you were looking for a sister. I don't have any, so I am game! #7 and #8 are out for me, but other than that, I think we could be related!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...


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Mary Ellen said...

Hallie, you suck. And if you don't take it back RIGHT NOW, something bad will happen. And it might have eight legs.

Becca said...

4. I can't bear to watch movies in which animals or children are hurt/killed/tortured.

OH TOTALLY me too. I can watch Saw till the cows come home but throw a cow in there and I grab for the blanket over the head

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I can watch the reunion shows if i know they are on... in fact sometimes I am fixated by them but dang it i need a box of tissues and some sudaphed after cause I will have the headache from hell.... I take it that you dont like little furry things (ME EITHER) and like becca I LOVE the SAW movies... they are about the only gorey ones that I can stand... I will actually pay to go to the theater to see them then buy them on home video to watch over and over... Hubby hates them kids love them.
I cant sing but can listen to it all day!
Hugs and happy hoop jumping!

knittergran said...

Oh dear, and I just wrote about not liking to do Christmas cards. You make your own!
You rock!!!
Maybe I should try that and I would enjoy the process more.

Sue said...

We are pretty similar other than the musical talent! I have NO musical talent, but like to sing anyway, so watch out!

Andrew Scott Turner said...

You're shorter than me? When the eff did that happen?

My quick list:

1. I love anything mauve colored
2. I'm a compulsive online pole dancer
3. I love tropical flavored dots in my ice cream
4. Women faint when they are not anywhere near me, but I pretend it's because of me.
5. I'm the poster child for white men who shouldn't shave their heads, so I don't ever try

jojo said...

What a great meme!! It's so much fun to get to know everyone a little better. #4 and 5 really have a huge effect on me too...especially the child being hurt part. #8 is so awesome...I hope you go back to it soon. I think it's a wonderful talent ;)

Michelle said...

I'm told I am pretty good a karaoke. I always tell them the more they drink, the better I sound. I have thought about joining the SA's here in my neck of the woods. But it is a big time commitment and I don't think I have it to commit at this point.

Leigh Ann said...

hey there. When you get a chance, would you email me so I can ask you a question in private?

Thank you so much!!

Shellie said...

I can totally relate to those and by the way I have a HUGE rubber stamp collection. But I'm on sabbatical, kind of like Sweet Adelines. One day I'll be back.