Saturday, November 22, 2008

. . . were blog-tagged

Yeah, first time ever, I'm tagged by my blogfriend Martha ( I'm supposed to tell you all five unusual things about myself.

1. I am boring, and there really aren't that many unusual things about me at all.

2. When I was a little kid, I had rheumatic fever. My earliest memories were of my arms and legs hurting while I was trying to play. Luckily my heart was not affected. Every month from the time I was four years old until I was 18, I had to have a penicillin shot in my butt. Maybe that's why I'm ridiculously healthy now.

3. Some bean-counter guy told me that every Spider Solitaire game on the computer was winnable. I have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to prove or disprove that assertion. So far, the results are inconclusive, and research will continue.

4. I drank my coffee this morning from a mug that I've had since 1986. I still use a washcloth from a set my mother bought for me when I went to college in 1968. It's now a rag, but I still use it.

5. Although I don't enjoy cooking or really anything connected with cooking, I innumerable sets of dishes, actually several generations of dishes. I have my husband's grandmother's Johnson Brothers set of English Castles that she got as grocery store incentives; I have my mother-in-law's set of Johnson Brothers red and white transferware; I have a set of Denby stoneware that I registered for when I got married; I have tons of white ironstone that I used for everyday dishes when the kids were little; and I have multiple miscellaneous sets of plates in all different colors and patterns that I have purchased along the way. Seriously, I don't have room for all of them. I need Martha Stewart's kitchen. Along with the plates, I have chargers and placemats and napkins and tableclothes, etc. And I keep getting more. But mostly my husband and I eat take-out from styrofoam containers.

See, I told you I am boring. Now I'm supposed to tag five other unsuspecting bloggers and tell you about them:

1. Gina


3. Elis

4. Catherine

5. Paula

Tag, you're it, pass it on.


self taught artist said...

theres no escape is there? you are the 2nd person to tag me with this...
i'll have to think harder but no promises :)

Martha Marshall said...

Great list, Mary. You're not one bit boring!

ps pirro said...

Okay, I'll play! Give me a day or two and I'll see what I can come up with... xox, ps

Mary Buek said...

Hi, all: I figure if you answer this once, you have a pass for the rest of your life. . . so I'm home free, as is Martha.