Thursday, July 05, 2007

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by Ms. Whatsit and Educator on the Edge to list eight random things about myself. I must confess that I was going to ignore the first tag because I don't think there is anything interesting about myself or at least anything that anyone else would be interested in knowing but then I figured, what the heck. Most people will just ignore this writing anyways.

1. I love big rigs. My life dream is to learn to drive an 18 wheeler with huge smoke stacks on the side. I travel with my little camera and take pictures of these trucks wherever I go.

2. The main reason I will never be able to drive a big rig is that I am nervous about driving in reverse and do not like to drive in narrow lanes. In a big rig, every lane is narrow.

3. I am a compulsive worrier. Even though my kids are grown and out on their own, I like to know that they are okay all the time. When they are home, they have to come into my room and wiggle my toes at night so I know that they made it back in one piece.

4. I love bargains. I must have 100 rolls each of toilet paper and paper towels in my house because I buy them whenever they are on sale and I have coupons. I also have tons of shampoo,toothpaste, soap, detergent, etc in the closets. When my kids need stuff they go "shopping" in my house.

5. I am more like my mother-in-law than my mother. I have most of her quirky habits. Luckily, I really loved her so I don't mind the resemblance.

6. I love to travel. Every summer we take a major trip. This year we are going to Alaska. I've been almost everywhere in the Caribbean but have settled on Jamaica as a permanent winter resort.

7. I love Jamaican people, NY Jamaicans and Jamaicans in Jamaica. In fact, they are my favorite people in the world. I love their warmth, their friendliness and their very dry sense of humor. If there is a next life, I hope to come back as a Jamaican.

8. I am not good with a cork screw. This post requires a glass of wine and I once again mangled the cork opening the bottle.

Here are the tagging rules. Have fun.
1. Let others know who tagged you.
2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

I am not going to tag anyone, but anyone who reads this and wants to join in should feel free to do so.


CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

These 8 are hilarious! I especially like your not-so-hidden desire to drive a big rig. Maybe in the next life you can come back as a Jamaican big-rig driver--the best of all possible lives for you, it seems.

Pissedoffteacher said...

A Jamaican big rig drive would be a dream come true. And, if I can get a partner with dred-locks I will be in heaven--NO PROBLEM!

NYC Educator said...

You might be a cool big-rig driver. I've been traveling around the country a lot the last few years and I've seen a lot of stereotypes broken.

Maybe it's something you could look into after retirement. Two things, though:

1. You really must get satellite radio, or the whole thing's out of the question.

2. All the truck stops have buffets nowadays, so watch your waistline on the road.

Pissedoffteacher said...

We already have satellite radio and I those truck stops are great!

ms. whatsit said...

I hadn't given it much thought before, but I imagine that the view in a big rig would be awesome. As for the driving backwards, I'm with you on that one.

I'm very good with a cork screw. One of my tricks is to hold the bottle high up on the neck and turn the bottle and the corkscrew at the same time. My cork screw is like this one.