Wednesday, October 22, 2008


As some of you may know I actually won a prize during the SITS blogathon. Didn't even know it until someone left me a comment and said Congratulations!! As a result of this prize I was also tagged with a meme from Texas Mom who also won a prize during the blogathon. She tagged all the winners. I have been such a blog slacker that it has taken me SOOOO long to get this done. But, since today is Friday and I have two seconds of free time I will finish this up!

So here are the rules are:

1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.

4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here we go. Seven Random Facts all about me!

1 – I have six night lights in my house. If you remember from my birthday post, I am scared of the dark and my hubby understands. He put all the night lights up before I moved in. My older sister lived with me for a time before I got married and said that my hallway looked like an airport landing strip because of the lights. I assure you she exaggerates most of the time. :)

2 – Every weekday morning I enjoy a lovely glass of Bold & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix. (without any alcohol) I got addicted to this on a flight from Denver to Salt Lake when I asked for a V8 and they only had this wonderful Bloody Mary Mix. I was hooked. (And yes I know it has lots of sodium and is really not good for me but the only other vice I have is Diet Coke.)

3 – I think it is most hilarious when people scream. At movies when people scream I laugh and always at the most inappropriate times. Plus I love to hide and scare people, then I laugh hysterically. I know there is something sadistic about this. Good times!

4 – I love pickle juice. But not any old pickle juice. It has to be from Hamburger Dill Chips. My new favorite is Vlasic Oval Cut Hamburger Dill Chips. The bottle at home is almost empty with very little juice because I drink it right out of the jar. I have a hankering for some right now.

5 – In rush hour traffic I start to freak out if I have to stop on an overpass. I always try to time it so I don’t have to be at a stop right on top of it. I am sure it is from seeing bridges collapse after California earthquakes and the bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

6 – I love to read True Crime books even though they scare me to death. Anne Rule is my favorite by far. I have read every Ted Bundy book I could get my hands on because he killed a girl I went to High School with and ruined the security of my teenage years. Also read every book about Mark Hoffman, the Mormon Bomber. I worked in downtown Salt Lake when all that happened. Very Scary!

7 – I cannot stand the smell of the meat department in grocery stores when they are cleaning for the night. I’m sure it’s the Clorox mixed with all that meat processing. Truly makes me sick. I have to cover my nose and almost run away as soon as I get a whiff. This all started with my first pregnancy and I never got over it.

So now victims to tag.....

1 - How about Tara at Mucho Matagi. Tara is so funny and I really want to know all those random things that she hides so well!
2 - Tonya living the dream in San Diego. OK, she works just like the rest of us but her adventures with her boys are hilarious. Plus I am sure she has some stuff we all need to know.
3 - Sherrie at Kaysville Momma. Sherrie is having a writers block so I thought I would help her out. I know she has done this before but really doesn't everyone have more than seven random things??
4 - My sweet step granddaughter Emily. Emily and her cute baby spent last weekend with us and she posted the cutest picture of us on her blog. Thanks Emily! Must know more about you.
5 - Adiel's little sister Steph. She is pregnant with her first baby, a little girl. I think I would like to know a little more about her, wouldn't the rest of you?

Sorry, that's it for my list. Two short, but I am sure we will learn some mighty interesting things! Enjoy!

Also, head on over to Rhea at Texas Word Tangle. She is having a giveaway that you don't want to miss out on! She is giving away a new Stir Fry Pan! Go on over and check her out!


Adiel said...

I love hearing you talk about the past. :)

...and you're supposed to say I'm not afraid of the dark, I'm afraid of what's hiding in the dark.

You'll be proud of me. Today I FINALLY bought a container to microwave stuff in at work. :)

Tara said...

That was funny, Marrdy. Man do you love salt!=) The cleaning of the meat department was funny, too!

Marrdy said...

Adiel- OK, I am afraid of what I can't see in the scary dark. And good job on actually getting something to eat out of. (I lost my bowl...SOB!)

Tara-I never thought of the salt point of it but you are right. I love salt!

manic mariah said...

I love pickle juice too! Weird.

I am taking down my other blog, will you update your blogroll with my new one. Thanks, and thanks for the support

Rhea said...

I can't stand the smell of raw meat or seafood.

And I'm freaked out when I get stopped in traffic UNDERNEATH an overpass and on top. ick.

You've earned three extra entries in the giveaway! Thanks!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love learning about bloggers this way - cute post!

Veggie Mom said...

Congrats on your Blogathon Win. What kind of Bling did you score? And as for screaming, I think you'd like mine...except it's more of a shriek! OK, so no Packers this weekend...means you have more time to enter my Great New Pop'rs Halloween Giveaway...22 different, fun prizes. Come play, today!

Melissa B. said...

Congrats, you winner, you! Please drop by tomorrow for my Silly Sunday Sweepstakes, and Share the Caption Love...I have a snap for BOTH sides of the political aisle! And BTW...I ADORE Bloody Mary Mix, too-of the non-alcoholic variety!

Meaghan said...

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Tracy P. said...

Pickle juice! Are you sure you're not pregnant?

So when you read the True Crime books, do you scream and then laugh at yourself?

nikkicrumpet said...

ugh...pickle juice?? Holy cow that just makes me pucker in more than one place! I love these tags because we get to know all the weird quirks of our fellow bloggers...starts to make me feel almost normal! Have a stupendous day!

Marrdy said...

Mariah-I knew you were a kindred spirit!

Rhea-We would never be able to go for a ride together. We'd freak each other out!

Tracy-I laughed right out loud at your comment. I am sure I make myself scream and laugh all the time.

Nikki-I am having some interesting visuals.