8 Factoids

July 29, 2007

Got tagged by Sparks to reveal 8 facts about myself. I’d like to think that I’m a very private person and I wouldn’t normally divulge boring personal information on the big bad web, but I’ll make an exception this time. As I quote Sparks, it should be fun. Here goes.

Here are the rules for “8 facts”:

1.)In the 8 facts about [name], you share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you. At the end, you tag 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going. Each blogger must post these rules first.
2.) Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3.) At the end of the post, a blogger needs to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4.) Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I absolutely loathe eggs. I wouldn’t touch those gross things even if my life depended on it. However, if push came to shove, I’d eat egg whites, but I would never eat the yolk, even if you paid me.

2. I give good massages….deep, hard and strong ones. I particularly love to give foot massages. I’m a self-taught masseuse; I just read this free Body Shop booklet on reflexology from cover to cover and then I started practicing on my family and friends. Because of my fantastic massage skills, to date I have gotten a marriage proposal, a free dinner, a designer Italian bag and friends for life.

3. I still get ID’d all the time. In fact, last night I was denied entrance at a bar since I couldn’t produce any identification with my birthdate on it. My friend came to rescue me and tried to plead with the bouncer to let me in. She told him Come on, she doesn’t look 18. He turned to her and said Yes, she does. Boo.

4. I just recently discovered that I love cleaning. Cleaning is pure bliss. It’s a powerful cathartic exercise for me, an outlet to release my pent-up frustration. It’s also a good way to de-stress. Cleaning makes me feel responsible. Seeing my room and house clean and organized gives me an incredible sense of gratification.

5. I can fall asleep anywhere. Well, almost anywhere. I’ve already slept in public parks (on the grass and on benches), train platforms, airports, weird shaped couches and hospital waiting rooms. I seem to be lulled to sleep more quickly though whenever I’m in a moving vehicle.

6. I hate birds very much. I mean, I’m a big fan of cooked birds but I don’t like seeing real live ones. I hate the way they look. I hate their stupid beaks and their stupid claws. They make gratingly annoying sounds. Their eyes bespeak of evil and their wattles are revolting. Birds might be the progeny of Satan. My greatest fear is that one day some bird will stab me with its beak and claw me to death. This macabre vision is probably the result of having seen Hitchcock’s The Birds at a tender young age.

7. I am an undisputed senti music guru. I know that Christopher Cross sang Arthur’s Theme (When you get stuck between the moon and New York City…) and that Simply Jessie is the title of the song with the opening line And I don’t know how I knew it/but I knew it somehow…I can confidently claim that I know all of the songs on heavy rotation at WRock 96.3 and The Mellow Touch 94.7. Who dares challenge me?!

8. Back in HS, I wasn’t able to attend a single soirée. My friend tells me that I didn’t miss much anyway. She says soirées are just like the peahen-peacock mating ritual, only with humans.

I’m tagging:

allan, blossom, erika, rhoda, marian, rio, kaye, vito

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4 Responses to “8 Factoids”

  1. rio Says:

    i’m gonna give you eggs on your birthday ;p

  2. Kaich Says:

    Hey Jada,
    It was so nice to hear from you, and thank you for remembering to visit my blog (I hate referring to it as such, but there you go.) I don’t recall ever giving you the link, but I’m glad you found me. It’s one way to keep in touch with each other, especially since you’re so far away!
    Bea has come home from Madrid and is thinking of pursuing further studies here. You came up in a conversation once, and Bea says she misses you. We both love you, you know?
    About the 8 Facts meme? I actually did something similar about a month ago, you can find it here: http://funkypinksoul.livejournal.com/194994.html?nc=5 That was just for 7 things, though, and I couldn’t really think of anything that friends don’t already know about me. Either a) I’m very transparent or b) I’m a bore.

    Just for fun, lemme add to that list I already made, just in case you didn’t know =)

    8) One of my greatest fears is a little bit manic, bordering on images of nightmares. Think of this: driving alone at night and having a child-beggar pop up out of nowhere to ask for money “Ate, pahinging pera” over at your side of the car. Just when you’ve brushed him/her off, another one stars knocking on your passenger-side window and says something similar. You try to knock on the other window to shoo them away, but by this time, their numbers begin to increase, and soon, the car is surrounded by beggars shouting, “ATE, PAHINGING PERA!” and rocking the car, almost as if to tip it over. OMG. Detailed much?

    Grr, I was thinking of something else, but I forget now. Oh but there’s one more thing (uh oh you got me started). My age-range for marriage is -5, +15. Haha. Go figure.

    Comments:
    1) I love eggs! I’m allergic to yolks, but I love them anyway! NINA! They put eggs in most batters for pastries and baked goodies!

    3) I don’t, at least not in the PI. In fact, most students think I’m 30 (God!) and they say it’s because of the way I dress (?)

    4) I hate cleaning, I hate washing the dishes. I understand that feeling you’re talking about, and I feel that way about ironing, especially on tour. Sometimes, I feel that way about ridding my room of mess, but cleaning with rags and all, NO NO NO.

    5) I’ve always had trouble sleeping.

    6) I attended one soiree, and I co-hosted it with Joan. HO HUM. Boring and inconsequential.

  3. blsm Says:

    i think i already had an entry regarding this (“my eccentricities”). but thanks for tagging me.

    fyi, you made me loathe mayonnaise.


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