Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I've been tagged!

Carol at charliandme got me again!

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the person who tagged you know your entry is up.

1. I am a twin. My twin is my brother, and several times throughout my life, people have asked if we were identical! I always answer, "No, he was born with blue booties, while mine were pink." (Fraternal twins, come from two separate sperms and two separate eggs.) And a bonus fact: I married an identical twin! No, we did not have twins; we had two single births, and all seven of our grandchildren were single births.

2. After my children were grown and gone, I started college, and I got to live my childhood dream of becoming a classroom teacher. I have a print of this painting by Norman Rockwell hanging in my home. It's titled, "Surprise." My classroom looked different than this one; I taught high school.

3. Most of my life, I bit my fingernails until they bled. At around age 40, I stopped; I just decided to have pretty nails! I put a clear coat of nail polish on every day, and that helped me remember not to bite. I grew my nails long. Today my fingernails are never without polish--usually mauve.

4. I've had both of my knees replaced--total knee replacements--two separate operations. Ouch! Ouch!

5. I love dachshunds. I laugh just to watch them walk or run; they have a way of jiggling side to side. Through the years, we've had two--one lived for twelve years and the second lived for fifteen and a half years. Now we only have three dachshund granddogs. No more for us. Each year we have a local weiner dog parade. Hundreds of these cuties turn out for the parade and get in the newspapers and on local TV.

6. I'm a wimp! I have nightmares if I watch anything scarey on TV or in the movies, so I won't go see films like The Dark Knight. For the same reason, I avoid reading books or newspaper stories about man's inhumanity to man.

Here are the six losers winners I tag. Please don't feel pressured. If you are unable or unwilling, to play, I won't get upset.

Judi at judicreations
Rachel at rlscovens
Kelli at kelli in real life
Linda at 2nd cup of coffee
Sally at salmagundi
Linda at linda n jake


Anonymous said...

Hi Sally,
I love the print of the classroom and can see why you like it so much. Wow! A twin. That is so neat. Is it true that twins are closer than other brothers and sisters, that they can antisipate each others feelings? I don't like scary movies either but I was out voted and went to see The Dark Knight. It was actually a good movie. The joker HL did a fabulous job. Thanks for doing the tag. I hope you have a great day!

imjacobsmom said...

I always wanted to be a twin. How fun.:) We're a schnauzer family - except for my nephew he has Gus, a mini dachshund - he's so cute! Have you ever heard the song by Peter Himmelman Dixie the Tiny Dog? I think you would enjoy it. ~ Robyn

Jan said...

Glad you quit biting your nails. That has to be a hard thing actually. Great list and it was fun to get to know you a little better.

Dawn said...

I always like reading these tid bits of information about people. I think it helps to get to know them better. I had to laugh reading if your and your BROTHER were identicial twins. Sometimes I wonder how people's thought processes work LOL! I have a glas eye. I have had it since I was twenty two month old and people ask me if I was born with it? Crazy!!!!

It took me ten years to get my teaching degree and another few years to get the job I always wanted. I'll be starting my 15th year of teaching kindergarten next month, 19th year at the school.

take care,

Unknown said...

so YOU started the mix & match trend with the jewelry? wow! InStyle totally stole that concept from you :)

Great blog! i love that picture of the dogs!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally! I bit my nails, too, as a little girl. Mother had me to the doctor many times with infections. When I reached jr. hi. I decided no more nail biteing and stopped! Neve again did I bite! Oh, I decided to pass this time on the tag - we're preparing for a trip and I just didn't have the time. Another time, perhaps.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Killlashandra said...

That is the cutest dachshund picture!

I'm surprised you didn't have twins given all the twins in the family. Maybe it just skipped a generation. :)

artis1111 said...

I love my Dash He is such a good little bly. When my hubby fopund him he was 5 lbs. under wight. We took him to the vet and he has been with us ever sence. One toenail was gone and his hair gone on his ears. He is ours now , his name is Cody. Kathy

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hey, Sally! I'm not unwilling to play, but I did this one last week. I did love your answers, though. We are alike in that I hate scary movies and books (most specifically the man's inhumanity thing--I get that totally.) And I wanted to be a high school English teacher but decided not to be when I started having children.

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Oh, I love reading memes.

I'm a twin too! I have a sister.

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Sally; I loved reading the six things about you. I used to bit my nails too, not sure how old I was when I quit. Thank you for the kind comment and the visit. I have a store on Etsy, if you would like to see what I have been creating. The link is on the top left of my blog page. Have a great Wed.

Anonymous said...

That was such interesting reading. Good for you for going back to school when your children were older...and you are a fraternal twin. How neat is that and married to a twin. How did you meet your husband? I'm wondering whether it was at a twin's get together or something. You tagged me but I'll have to have some time with that one...
thank you for sharing

daisy said...

Fascinating. I used to wish I had a twin, because I was the youngest. And we have our first dachshund...that's our Augie doggie. We've had him for twelve years now, and I can tell he is getting old. :(

I might swipe this meme if I remember to do it later. And I love your little picture of "I'm stuck on the Internet". Can I post that on my blog sidebar, too?

Cathy said...

You are very smart to get your degree after your children were grown. I love that picture, reminds me of my mother, who loved that artist. Poor thing, with two knee replacements!