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Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. I hope to share my struggles, my successes, and everything in between.

Friday, November 03, 2006

El Tagaroo!

Ryan over at Ryan Bruner's blog has tagged me! Ryan - I'm honored!

There was a round of tag that worked it's way through the OC last year, and I was bitten on or around December of 2005. Wow, that seems like EONS ago in blogtime doesn't it?! I know that I personally got a kick out of reading all this stuff about people that you would never know about.

I am supposed to share five facts about myself, and then tag five other bloggers and challenge them to do the same.

Random Fact #1: I can't spell. I am highly dependant on either the google toolbar's spell check, the spell check in bloggers WYSIWYG post editor, and/or all the other spell checks that are available. In fact, if you watch closely, the blogs whos comments are in a "pop-up" window (which renders the google toolbar's spell check useless) you will find many misspelled words.

Random Fact #2: I have trouble knowing when to use "effect" rather than "affect". I look it up every time, think I understand it, then get frustrated and find some other way to say what I'm trying to say. I'm quite sure I've misused it many times before. Please call my attention to it when I do it again.

Random Fact #3: I can raise one eyebrow at a time. On both sides.



Random Fact #4: I still sleep with my "blanky". I have had this thing for as longer than I can remember. It's a (faded) yellow blanky, that used to have a velvet lining around the edges. I do not travel with it, but I fiercely defend it when I'm at home. I used to fight with my kids for it, but now they know better than to mess with it. When I can't find it I will spend a significant amount of time looking for it before giving up and just going to bed. Angry.

Random Fact #5: I don't fish. I hate the part about getting the live worm on the hook, and hate even more the part about having to get the live fish OFF the hook. I hate it. I am forced into uncomfortable situations because my six-year-old son likes to fish. You should see me out there - like a little pansy. Gloves on and everything. Squirming around with a grossed out look on my face, trying not to puke, as I'm trying to rip the fish hook out of a fish or stick some poor squiggly worm onto the hook. I figure another summer or two and my son will tire of his squeamish dad and do it all himself out of sheer frustration.

I can not possibly keep track of who has or has not been tagged yet, so if I'm re-tagging you, I apologize... Here are the folks I Tag:

Art-Sweet at Art-Sweet
ada/birdie at aiming for grace
Heidi at In Search of Balance
Minnesota Nice at PurpleHaze
Hannah at Dorkabetic

I know it can be kind of a weird thing, so don't feel pressured to participate. But you will spend some time in the official OC doghouse if you choose not to play along. C'mon - you can do it...

And with that - I officially declare "no tagbacks"!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I swear we were seperated at birth.

1. me neethur
2. ditto
3. \ - or - /
4. Okay, I have a blanket thing too. A little different but blankety thing! LOL
5. I HATE FISHING and for the exact reason as you.

I am seriously tripping out right now.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I am so envious of #3. Not only do I wish I could raise each eyebrow, but I wish I could wink. Can't do any of that.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Yeah, I've noticed the spelling errors...this coming from the Swallow Elementary School spelling bee champion of 1989 AND 1990...

And the blanky thing, how cute!

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha, I am the spelling nazi.....I try to not even use a word if I can't spell it. It is an obssessive trait of mine (one of only a few, honest).

10:26 AM  
Blogger type1emt said...

Does having juvenile diabetes give us an excuse to never grow up?lol
I can't spell either. I can do one eyebrow(the left), but not the right. And I've got a blanket thing too, but it involved into a "sheet" thing so as to preserve my sense of adult dignity..(although honestly, my blanky was stored away 15 years ago + no one has seen it since.)
I love fishing,though.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous birdie said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry but I didn't know I'd been tagged until now...I've been out of town on business, but now I'm back and I'll get to it shortly. And thanks Scott! I'm honored!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Scott K. Johnson said...

No worries my friend!

Part of the fun of this is to have you stumble on the "tag"! It would have been cheating if I gave you a heads up...

9:48 PM  

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