1.Â Amuirin reminded me of this with her 7 random things meme.Â When I was a very young child, I cut off the tip of my finger.Â Â My mom was cutting carrots for dinner, and had to go to the bathroom.Â She put the knife (she thought) out of my reach, and away she went.Â I somehow reached the knife, tried to cut the carrot, and sliced through my fingertip.Â OUCH!Â I screamed pretty loudly, I guess.Â My mom called the hospital and while she was driving me in (with the tip still attached to my finger by a little strip of skin..gross!), they flew a surgeon over from San Francisco to Berkeley via helicopter.Â The good doctor did such a tidy job that I’m not even sure which finger it is.
2.Â When Ted and I had been dating for several months, we went on a vacation to San Diego during Spring Break.Â It was a lot of fun, except that during that vacation, I cut my arm while dancing in a bar in Rosarito Beach (don’t know how, just looked down and my arm was bleeding), resulting in a tetanus shot for me.Â Handy though, since I remember that that was 1988, and boosters are every ten years, meaning that years that end in an 8, I get a painful shot.Â That comes this Wednesday.Â Ouch.Â Also during that trip, Ted got food poisoning (I think during that same trip to Rosarito Beach), and spent a day or two with fever in bed.Â I helped him through it by reading him “Elvis and Me” and bringing him ice cream, which he was too sick to eat.Â The next day we went down to Tijuana, to a restaurant that claimed to be the ‘original El Toritos’.Â There, they had tequila poppers where you took a shot, and the waiter stood behind your head and shook your head around while blowing a whistle in your ear.Â It made us kind of queasy to watch (there’s no way we would order such a thing!). Or maybe that was the food.
3.Â I have horrid eyesight.Â My contact lens prescription is -4.50.Â I think about getting lasik surgery to correct my vision, but then I would need reading glasses, so what’s the point?
4.Â I recently discovered some really yummy popsicles.Â Safeway brand, Mandarin Orange flavor. Totally yummy.Â Years ago I was addicted to Haagan Dazs orange sorbet with vanilla ice cream.Â SO yummy.Â Like a creamsicle, but 10 times as good.Â They stopped making them, which is a good thing since if they still made them, I’d weigh 800 lbs.Â They were that good.
5.Â I used to be a Pepsi person.Â I was seriously opinionated on this matter (I know! Me having an opinion?Â Perish the thought!), to the point that I wouldn’t eat at McDonald’s because Burger King had Pepsi (back when Burger King had Pepsi, that is) and McDonald’s had Coke.Â This bit me in the butt in 1989 when Ted and I went camping in Utah.Â We were driving between Vegas and Arches national park, and we were hungry.Â Ted suggested we stop at McDonald’s, but I said I would prefer to wait for a Burger King.Â Ted told me that there probably wasn’t a BK anywhere around, it was pretty remote here.Â I chose to hold out hope, and so we ended up eating one of the worst meals I’ve ever had.Â Any time you order Mexican food, and the salsa comes in a red catchup dispenser, you know you’re in trouble.Â Never again.
6.Â Something happened when I was pregnant.Â I started craving Coke instead of Pepsi.Â Weird, huh?Â Â I never went back.Â Then I switched over to Diet Coke from regular, due to calories, sugar, etc.Â Sigh.Â I had a regular Pepsi awhile ago, at a restaurant or something, and I’d like to say it was too sweet and I didn’t like it.Â But it was pretty tasty.Â Still, I’d rather have a Coke.
7.Â Yesterday was my 3 year anniversary of blogging.Â Never thought I would want a blog, at first.Â Just got into it because my friends were doing it.Â Then I realized that I might really enjoy it, and the rest is history, as they say.Â I don’t know how much longer I’ll have anything to say.Â I realized the other day that blogging has lost any degree of cool it might possibly have.Â You know how?Â I was looking at the Safeway website to see if they had turkeys on sale, and I saw that they have a blog of their own.Â Safeway has a blog.Â Say no more.Â If you think having a blog makes you even a tiny bit cool?Â You’re wrong.Â You may be cool, but it’s not the blog.
Now for the part where I tag a few people.Â I thought I might tag Cherry, since she’s a NaBloPoMo participant, and it might help her to have something to write about.Â I’d also kinda like to hear what MsMamma might have to say.Â I’d tag Nance, but I don’t think she does memes.