Sunday, December 16, 2007

7 random things

Considering that just about every post I do is random, and the fact that I have done this once before, I may have trouble with this one. Laura tagged me.

Here are the rules:

Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random or weird things about yourself.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have a bad habit of cracking my finger joints. I started doing it when I began learning the saxophone way back in 5th grade. Or was it the 4th? Anyway, it drives people crazy. So I continue to do it. : ) I can crack my toes, too. But just the big toes.

2. I can do a painless blood draw. When I started phlebotomy classes, I really really paid attention to the tips our instructor gave us to keep the stick pain to a minimum. I also learned other tips over time from my patients...the one that
seems to help people the most is to take a cleansing breath IN as the needle goes in. It's an acceptance thing. Also, when I tell the patient that I am about to do it, I say "You might feel a little pinch" instead of saying "stick". It's nicer, psychologically.

3. If I am afraid to do something, having someone tell me that I am a wuss or a chicken forces me to do it. I can't stand the thought of being a sissy about anything. And that sometimes get me into trouble.

4. I'm watching "Chicago" on the laptop as I type on the other computer.

5. Pepto-Bismol makes me vomit. Go figure.

6. My first car was a 1980 white Chrysler Cordoba. Looked like this one:It had "fine, Corinthian leather" seats and an 8-track player. Red carpet. And T-TOPS.
I. Was. So. Cool.

7. I hate "dressing up". I am at my most comfortable when in a t-shirt and PJ bottoms.

It's tough to come up with new and exciting things about me. Not that the preceding 7 items were all that riveting.
I tag:
Delia at Beginning to Bird
Jim at Yak Herder Central
Susan at Lake Life
Kathi at KatDoc's World
Amila at Gallicissa
Jess at Riley's Ramblings
Shannon (Best friend of moi) at Witch1208


Liza Lee Miller said...

I can crack all my toes. :)

Mary said...

Hey, Pepto Bismal makes me gag. Milk of Magnesia made me vomit once.

See? We have a lot in common :o)

dguzman said...

I can crack almost all my toes, Pepto makes me sick too, and I hate dressing up too -- I think we're twins! Or triplets with Mary and Liza Lee!

And BTW--you were TOTALLY cool in that Chrysler Cordoba with "fine Corinthian leather" baby!

Oh dang you--okay. But I don't know how random my list will be either!

Jess Riley said...

Whee! I love being tagged. Makes me feel like a kid again. :)

(I'm a little like you on #3...)

NatureWoman said...

It's always cool to learn more about you Susan! You were sooo cool with that car. And I agree with you on the comfort thing. My Mother has been trying to get me to dress up since I was a kid and it still doesn't work. Don't wanna, don't make me!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree, great learning about you Susan!

Dave said...

You're a wuss for not dressing up. :)