Monday, November 10, 2008

My 6 Unspectacular Quirks

Here are the rules: 1. Link to the person who tagged you and comment in the comment section on their original "quirk: post. 2. Mention the rules on your blog. 3. Tell 6 unspectacular quirks about you. 4. Tag 6 bloggers ( or more) by linking to them. 5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger's blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

OK, Claudia, this may be TMI, but we'll see...

1) I am a spelling and grammar freak. It bugs me to no end to see spelling errors (especially homonyms) on blogs or any printed material. I spellcheck and edit all of my blog posts and emails. And I've been correcting my mother's grammar since I was a kid (she hates that, btw).

2) At Wendy's I dip my fries into my frosty (my kids do it, too, now), and my chicken nuggets, and my burger, and especially my Spicy chicken sandwich. I know it sounds gross, but mmmmm, it's good!

3) I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many members think I have been raised in the church (don't ask me why), but none of my family are members. I got baptized when I was 18, and actually moved out of my parents' house to do so.

4) My husband is my best friend. Maybe this doesn't sound too quirky, but many people I know really would rather take breaks from their spouse and children regularly. Not me (or us really). The thing we like most is being together. We will not take a trip without each other to go anywhere (weddings, funerals, nada!)! And we have never spent a night apart, not counting nights Robert has worked through the night.

5) I am an Excel freak. If it is possible I will make a database for anything (which means I will make a database for anything)! I plan parties, make contact lists, create checklists, make DVD/book lists, do my budget and checkbook -you name it!- all using Excel.

6) I love to read, especially young adult fiction (much less PG-13 to R-rated material than adult books). 2 of my all-time favorites are the Harry Potter series and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe series. I have read all of them at least 6 times; they get better each time. I believe that is 1 of the things that makes a great author: the ability to read their books over and over and still discover new things and nuances to the characters, storyline, etc.

So, that's a tangent about me. Who can I tag? How about Roman's Mom, Molly, Tiffany, Vanessa, Brittany, Angela and Samantha. Play with me!

3 comments:

LatinaMom said...

April:
You must be horrified with my spelling and grammar on my blog! :)
at least is a good excuse being from another country! :)
well, I used to dip my fries in mustard! because I didn't like ketchup, but now I do. :)
Claudia.

Megan said...

How funny! I am an excel freak too. Every Christmas gift is carefully planned and recorded on my x-mas gift spread. That way I can look back and see what I gave everyone in the past. I have a meal plan spreadsheet with the required ingredients listed. I also have my grocery list on there sorted by department. Each week when as I prepare for the trip I put everything I want in black, then leave what we don't need in gray (so it can't be seen when printed out). I also highlight every item that has a coupon associated with it. I'm trying to figure out a way to connect those two sheets. So that whatever meals we're going to eat that week, I can just click on them and the ingredients will be added to the shopping list spreadsheet. Every birthday party, or really any party I'm having at my house has a spreadsheet to go with it with who is invited, food list, etc. Hmm..glad to know I have a fellow geek out there!

swedemom said...

I finally played. Sorry it took me so long.