Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My seven random things

I'm still playing with the look of the blog. One of these days I'll stick to one design, but for now it feels like I'm looking for the perfect pair of shoes!

Everyone seems to be sharing "Seven Random Things" about themselves lately, so I guess it's my turn to play along now (thanks to being tagged by Knittymuggins.)

Here are the rules: Each person tagged gives seven random facts about themselves along with the rules of the game, as well as tagging seven others by listing their names as part of the blog post and leaving a blog comment for the tagged individuals to let them know that they've been tagged.

With that said, here are my seven random things -- not particularly interesting, but they are what they are!

1) Dan and I love to dance. We have taken a lot of classes for ballroom and swing dancing these past few years. We mostly dance on vacation, but we often bust a move at home while standing around in the kitchen, too. The cat has learned to stay out of the way. We just finished an Argentine Tango class, which I found to be the most difficult of any dance we've learned -- but Dan was great at it! He's very tall and cuts quite the dashing figure on the dance floor.

2) Speaking of favorite movie of all time is Saturday Night Fever. I guess it takes me back to my college years, when disco was at its peak. The cheesy outfits, the platform shoes, the lighted dance floors...I don't yearn for their return, but damn, they were fun at the time!

3) I talk to my daughter almost every day. The cell phone is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

4) I am bugged by inappropriate uses of the apostrophe. I'm not talking about the occasional typo, but rather the repeated use of "it's" as a possessive, or "its" as a contraction. It just drives me nuts. And then there's the ever-popular use of the apostrophe to form a plural. Like fingers on a chalkboard. Years ago when my folks moved into their retirement condo, the nice wooden sign in front of the little complex read "Season's IV." (That's a Roman numeral 4, not "IV" as in intravenous.) Anyway...I'm pretty sure that apostrophe was not meant to indicate a possessive. Of course I was totally tactless in pointing this out. Later my mom quietly went out and put a piece of masking tape over the offending apostrophe. The sign had a tan background, so it blended pretty well and actually lasted for several years. And I felt kind of bad for making fun of the sign.

5) I am embarassingly knowledgeable about 60s and 70s TV shows, especially the Brady Bunch.
6) If I feel like a real treat when we're out, there's nothing better than a green apple martini. Ahhhh. And somehow, one of those always makes me a better dancer, too. Odd, isn't it?

7) Occasionally I bake things, but I seldom actually cook. Dan is the cook in the family. I'd love to sew one of those cute retro aprons everyone seems to be making, but really, what would be the point?

OK, that's it. And while I'm supposed to tag seven other folks, there are so many who have already done this that I'm only going to choose two. And they're two of my favorites, anyway.

Tracy and Candy, take it away!


ruth said...

Glad to see I'm not the only apostrophe nazi around.

I love your skirts from the previous post too. I've been meaning to try one of them for ages.

maryanne said...

Thanks for sharing your facts! Those are very interesting :) I have to admit - I'm with you on the apostrophe nazi stuff too! And gross spelling errors.... grrr. LOL!

tiennie said...

I think that I'm just as bugged by poor spelling as much as the apostrophe thing and by the words you're, your, their, there, they're used incorrectly.

Wool Winder said...

I'm horrible when it comes to typos, so just ignore any misplaced apostrophe. Funny story about the sign.

Pieces said...

I've always wondered about appletinis. JD on Scrubs drinks them--that's the only place I've seen them before. I can only imagine how it improves your dancing skills!