Minestrone Meme

Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write on their blogs 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and need to read your blog.

seven random facts:
1. My favorite part of jello is the “skin” that forms on the bottom when you don’t stir it all the way and sugar settles on the bottom. My favorite part of homemade pudding (the kind you heat over the stove) is the skin that forms on top.

2. Izzie used to be my favorite character on Grey’s Anatomy and now I HATE her. She broke the girl rule (you do not “go there” if the man is in a relationship!!!). Bitch.  I think I should just stop here and leave it at that.

3. My favorite book ever is probably a book called “A Song for Summer” by Eva Ibbotson- it’s just really, really good.  The first time I read it, I sobbed for the entire last 45 pages (my dad thought something was wrong with me).  Essentially, the whole book sets up this fantastic love story that sorta all comes together in the end.  God, and the turtle headstone gets me every time.  Has anyone other than me read this?

4. I’ve had dreams about being back in Ireland (I went there on vacation my senior year of high school) and when I wake up and realize it’s not true, I get really really sad.  Mostly, I miss this yogurt called “Fruit Crumble” made by a company named Sno.  I don’t think they make it anymore (can anyone over there verify this?), but when I was there, I ate like 2 of them a day – they were soooo good!

5. I have a “happy” box.  I keep little notes people write me and things that make me happy.  The swatch from the first sweater I ever knit.  Copies of letters of recommendation that people have written for me.  A photo of my grandmother, mom and sister and I before we went to see “Wicked.”  Cute notes and drawings that my residents made me.  And when I get really down, or I doubt myself or just need a pick me up, I leaf through it.
6. I have a birthmark on my eyelid.  It’s about 1/3 inch in diameter (and round in shape) and pretty noticable.  When I was little, my teachers and random strangers would think there was dirt on my eyelid and come at me with thumbs moistened by their tongue – to try to wipe it off.

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7. The movie “Prancer” was filmed in my elementary school and Oprah used to be my neighbor (when she had that farm in Indiana).  Seriously, swear on my life.

So… tagging 7 people… Jamie, Tori, um, and whoever else wants too!

11 Responses to “Minestrone Meme”


  1. 1 kmkat May 23, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    I love the idea of the happy box. Everyone needs one!

  2. 2 ~Kristie May 24, 2007 at 5:23 am

    I’m right there with you on #1 & #2.
    I’m definitely going to add that book to my library list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. 3 Tori May 24, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    I still love Izzie. I’m not saying what she did was ok, but her heart was at least in the right place even though she really screwed up.

    I already did the meme (as you know). I love reading these so much though!

  4. 4 anushka May 25, 2007 at 4:54 am

    I’ve read A Song For Summer. It got far, far too soppy for me though, at the end. Did you know that it was based on the life of Mahler? I realised this when I watched a video about him during a music lesson at school, the book is in complete parallel with him.

  5. 5 Roni May 26, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    eeeeewwww jello and pudding skin? really? um…. and wow…oprah? really? wow! cool! Alot cooler than jello skin hahaha. Hey I e-mailed you….thinking about tuesday for the trip to NYC but….not positive I’ll be able to do it at all.
    Do you still have access to your Indiana U e-mail account? If not, then e-mail me…and I’ll reply with details.
    Roni

  6. 6 knilli May 29, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    I love the idea of the happy box. I think I might try that. There certainly have been some times in recent months when I could have used something like that.

    Thanks for a great idea!

  7. 7 Carol May 30, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Just goes to show you the world has all types and is better for it…I can’t stand the skin on pudding….

  8. 8 Heather June 9, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    I’m a teacher & have a “happy things” box too. It’s great to read over when I have those moments of “why am I doing this?”. Found your blog while reading memes.

  9. 9 mapetty June 25, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    I have a happy box as well…. has locks of my childrens’ hair from their first haircut, a few sappy valentine’s cards, a musical balloon my hubby gave me, stuff like that. It works wonders when I’m down🙂

  10. 10 Liza April 22, 2009 at 2:48 am

    The style of writing is quite familiar to me. Have you written guest posts for other bloggers?


  1. 1 My Happy Box! « All Buttoned Up Trackback on September 24, 2007 at 5:43 pm

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