Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm "It" Again, Twice

No. . . make that three times. My friend The Samstress over at Gollywobbles tagged me for the Make My Day Award. Thanks so much. And if you haven't been by her blog--rush right over. It's so much fun! The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to those whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved. So to pass it on and keep the love going.

Blondie tagged me to come up with a six word memoir. I've pondered and thought and pondered some more over this one for several weeks. Here's the best I have (and it's not 6 words. Sorry Blondie) :
"I always choke under pressure."

My other tag is to write 5 things about myself. I've done this one before. You can read it here and here.
1. My Dad once performed successful reconstructive plastic surgery on my pet gerbil because somehow I had pulled the skin off of his tail leaving just the exposed bone. I was heart broken, but the gerbil survived and lived a long full life with only a stub of a tail. My Mom on the other hand, threatened to wring my Dad's neck for performing the procedure on her kitchen counter using her sewing kit. *
2. I don't like green peas. Can't even look at them or smell them. Yuck.
3. I was more excited than my kids were at watching our tadpoles grow in a giant pickle jar. (Until they became cannibalistic. The tadpoles, not my kids.)
4. I've never watched an entire Star Wars movie, ever. What was with Princess Leia's hair anyway?! Just not my kind of movie, even if Harrison Ford was cute back then.
5. When I was a kid, I once hid my green peas under my plate so I wouldn't have to eat them. Refer to #2. (Sorry Mom, you probably knew it, but thanks for letting me slide this time. At least I didn't do surgical procedures on your countertops.)

There are so many who qualify for the "Make My Day" Award (I check in regularly with all those listed on my blog--so if you're listed, consider yourself "awarded"). And I'm having a hard time finding people who haven't been tagged with one of these others lately. So, if you're interested, take your pick and take the tag-plunge.
*P.S. My dad is a real doctor, which I'm sure the gerbil appreciated.


Lori said...

thanks again for the laughs:)
now, here is what i did with my peas and LIMA BEANS *shudder* when i was a wee lass...remember smock tops...yeah, HUGE pockets...well a little discreet shoveling of the offending veggies into the pocket...plate all to see friends after dinner...empty the pockets into the street drain around the corner where mom can't see me...hah!!! i bet she always wondered on laundry day why my tops had buttery smudges around the pockets...

meg said...

Okay- the gerbil surgery with Mom's sewing kit cracked me up- the guys think my trolley has jumped the track; this is the sort of thing my step-dad (another dr- urologist :-P) would have done.

Esther Sunday said...

Cathy - you always make me laugh! Funny about the gerbil, poor wee dear. Love, Esther

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Gosh, you're so famous in cyber space...who knew? Since you have been tagged ALOT, I didn't tag you from my blog. I figured you were exhausted! :) Pop forced us to eat at his house today...think we are going to die! PS: I hate Leia's ear-muffs, too!

Julie said...

Are you talking about English Peas or just green peas? No matter, I don't like either of them, either!!! But those English peas are REALLY nasty -- the smell alone, will make you gag. I'm about to throw up thinking about them!
Thanks for the laugh!

Suzanne said...

Cute gerbil story...yeah Dr. Dad! I have to agree with you on disliking green peas, not my favorite either.

Dapoppins said...

Oh, you made me laugh...except about the peas, cause those are wonderful. LOL