Friday, August 03, 2007

Meme Tag: From Ali

The rules:

1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged write their own blog post about their eight things and include these rules. 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and that they should read your blog.

Random Fact Number One

I obsess over grammatical mistakes. It used to be just English, but I've recently found myself doing it in Portuguese too. Things like the "If your looking, so is everybody else" billboard that disgraced my hometown for years...

Random Fact Number Two

I have no problem cleaning bathrooms for other people. I hate cleaning my own.

Random Fact Number Three

Big decisions come easily to me. What I have difficulty with is the small decisions. I can spend hours trying to decide which moisturizer to buy, and spend thirty minutes deciding on a life-changing decision like moving overseas!

Random Fact Number Four

Shoes are my weakness. Heels, especially, and in wild colors and fun patterns. But because I have such big feet and grew up in a conservative family, I hardly ever branch out from basic black. I must have four pairs of black heels. But I'm learning...I recently tried to make peace with my feet: polka-dot flats. Black and white, of course!

Random Fact Number Five

On the subject of fashion, I'm a sucker for magazines. Trashy ones or Vogue, it doesn't matter. I buy them mostly for the ads and the photos of actresses in their floor-length dresses. I have a whole file full of designs or colors or patterns that I love. I would never pay five thousand dollars for a dress, but it doesn't hurt to dream...if I had my way, the world would run in such a way that formal dresses would be as common as jeans!

Random Fact Number Six

I get a certain perverse pleasure out of shocking people, and I love it when someone does at double-take when they know I'm a missionary, or that I live in a favela, or that I don't adhere to a particular denomination, or that I plan on getting a tattoo for my 30th birthday (Sorry, dear grandparents, if that comes as a surprise!). It's all part of my rebellious streak, the innate desire to shatter people's expectations and open them up to new ideas about God and people and this planet. Plus, it's just fun to see the looks on their faces...

Random Fact Number Seven

I cannot leave my bags packed for more than an hour after arriving at my destination. Exhausted...doesn't matter. They MUST be unpacked before I can relax!

Random Fact Number Eight

I hardly ever shampoo my hair. My sisters and I all have curly or wavy hair, and we've found that our curls lose that frizzy wildness when all we use is conditioner. So I usually buy two or three bottles of conditioner at a time...and keep a travel-sized bottle of shampoo in my shower...

As for the tagging of people...I tag: Ellen, Ben, and Renee...I would tag more, but most of my blog friends have left the blog-world!!!


Ali la Loca said...

Seriously, there is SO MUCH that I identify with on this list that I have to wonder if some if it doesn't have to do with being an ENTP.

You know I decided to move to MZ during the first phone call I had with my friend B. who was already here. Just like you, I can sit for 1h at the grocery store trying to fill the cart.

I also like the shocking people part, though instead of religion the perspective I usually make people examine has to do with Americans. Especially when dealing with brasileiros...

Anonymous said...

Random fact 5 Dresses- My friends and I go away every year and all we do is dress different for the weekend. We have worn bridal gowns for the day and I mean for the day, shopping out for lunch, walking thru the town etc. We have also done it in our Pj's, as Miss Americas(all of us dressed for a different state) this year we went as cartoon /tv/movie characters

Randon fact #6 I want a tatoo for my 50th. I have it picked out already too. I just might not wait for 50. I want it now!!! I don't like to wait. Just remember it will be there a long time so make sure you REALLY like it
And yes your grandparents will be upset but you can blame it on me I know my mother will.


Jen said...

Hmm. Easily identifiable to me are #1 and #7 (grammar and PLEASE let me unpack now -- usually when I walk in the door).

Anonymous said...

Hey Sis - I already missed the tatoo for 50. How about a "sister's tatoo"? Are you willing to share your design? We could talk Nancy into it, and then we could all share the disapproval together. Any comments? I love the tatoos around the ankle or the viney ones on the top of the foot.