Sunday, January 20, 2008

Saturday Is For Play

Saturday was the start of a four-day weekend for me. The day was busy because I mixed business and pleasure. I did an online author's chat and later signed stock in a Borders in Uptown Dallas (where Bad Girl is set). I also met my good friend ML for a movie at the Magnolia Theater in Uptown. Afterward, we went across the street to the Taco Diner for Los Cabos salads and two hours of girl talk.

ML and I have been friends for more than twenty years. Around 1990, we both dropped out of the corporate world. She was a VP at a major Dallas bank when she decided to return to school for a degree in design. Shortly afterward I started graduate school for my MSW.

Got home a little while ago to find my friend Colleen here tagged me to reveal six random things about myself, and then to tag six others.

Here are the rules
  • Link to the person that tagged you
  • Post the rules on your blog
  • Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
  • Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
  • Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website

So here goes:

1) I can't stand to put my face under water. When swimming, I use the side stroke and back stroke to keep my face out of the water.

2) I have a Beanie Baby collection. It started when my nieces were very small; I purchased the stuffed animals for them. When they outgrew the toys, I started buying them for myself. Now I only keep the ones given out by sports teams as souvenirs during games. I installed shelves around my study about eighteen inches below the ceiling and put the Beanie Babies up there in display cases. Each case contains one Beanie Baby and the ticket to the game at which it was given out.

3) My favorite color is purple. My good friend Maria Zannini, who is a very talented artist, designed a new website wallpaper for me, which prompted the banner at the top of this blog. I'm waiting for my web designer to implement it on my website--a website I've sorely neglected in favor of this blog.

4) I like most people. The only ones I am guaranteed to dislike are those who use sarcasm to be cruel and who, when called on it, claim they were just being humorous. Invariably, I find these people to be mean-spirited in other areas of their lives. I make it a practice to avoid them on principle.

5) My favorite dessert is custard--whether Mexican flan or French creme brulee, I don't care.

6) The strength in my eyes is wildly different. I wear contacts: +1.25 in the right eye and +4.00 in the left.

My turn to tag six people. In alphabetical order they are:



Maria Zannini said...

Okay. I'm in. :o)

Marie Tuhart said...

Thanks, Maya. I've now posted on my blog.

Mike Keyton said...

Dear God...gulp. I don't know six people. Does that count as one random thing:)

Post something soon.

Maya Reynolds said...

Mike: But I've already learned new things about both Marie and Maria so I'm looking forward to learning about you, too. [grin]

Mike Keyton said...

Maya, thanks for the kind words about Magical World and sorry about the faulty links. As I said to Maria, not only did I have to 'discover' six friends, I also had to remember/workout how to do links on a blog, in this case badly - but then what do you expect on a Sunday night after a big roast dinner and a bottle of red :) Anyway, it's sorted now. All links working.

The Anti-Wife said...

A curse on you for this! Now I have to think of 6 random things about myself that would be worth sharing. Hmmmmmm...........

Maya Reynolds said...

AW: And hurry up. I'm looking forward to learning more about you [grin].

Heather B. Moore said...

Maya, this is really bizarre. I hate putting my face underwater too. But I will when I swim, of course. I used to blame it on my contacts, but now I've had my vision corrected . . . My mom is an avid Beanie Babie collector, so I receive them for gifts and have a mini-collection. I also like almost everyone I meet. Small world, I guess :)

Maya Reynolds said...

Heather: Could we be twin sisters of different mothers?

The Anti-Wife said...

Okay. I have posted my randomness on my blog. Go forth and enjoy!

Maya Reynolds said...

AW: Your random items were terrific. I knew you'd have good ones [grin].

Everyone needs to read The Anti-Wife's choices.