Saturday, April 12, 2008


I've been tagged by Wendy at Debt Freedom Fighters to list 7 random and/or weird things about myself. Just a warning - I am terrible at coming up with these things:

1. I love all types of music - the only thing I really can't stand listening to is rap/hip hop. I am such a music nerd - I remember really odd things about groups and artists, and have strange obsessions with musicians as if they are my personal friends. I listen to these on a regular basis: Rod McKuen, Trace Adkins, Harry Chapin, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Alanis Morrisette, Rush, Kenny Chesney, David Bowie...well, you can see, it's an odd combination. Imagine how my mp3 player looks. :)

2. I met my husband online. We had a marvelous 3 month relationship, met in person and moved in together within a week. We met online in Oct of '96, met in person in late Jan of '97, moved in together in Feb of '97, and married in July of '97. He is still my best friend in the world, and I cannot imagine having not met him.

3. I am one of those broke finance professors Dave Ramsey talks about. I have taught Economics to high school students for over 10 years. I love economics and know that the world is just viewed differently from an economic perspective. I know personal finance, I just have a really hard time applying it to my own life.

4. Although I still feel twinges for children, I know dh and I will not have any. I have very little patience for small children, and I have come to accept that about myself. Yeah, everyone says, "It's different when they're yours." No one is willing to offer me a guarantee, or the money to raise the little rugrats. As far as I can tell, it's not going to happen. Plus, the "twinges" I mention are for things that seem very selfish and no reason at all to have a child - who will I pass down stories of my family to? Who will I give treasured possessions to? Who will get the family pictures? Who will take care of me when I'm old and decrepit? That's no reason to have a kid.

5. I am a voracious reader. It's not uncommon for me to have 3 books going at the same time. I check out an average of...oh, I'll guess about 5 books a week from the library. Yes, I read them all.

6. Umm... I am the only person I know that does not like coffee. I love the smell of fresh ground coffee beans, but really REALLY hate the taste. Hot, cold, doesn't matter. It's gross.

7. I love Kraft American cheese slices. How much more random can you get? I do live in Wisconsin, after all. :)

I tag: Well, I am really such a baby at these, I tag...whoever reads and wants to be tagged. ;) Actually, most of the people I read and know have already been tagged! lol If you want to, here you go:

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog. Some random, some weird.
3. Tag up to 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


Dannalie said...


We sound so much a like! I only have one child becuase I am not a fan of children. People think I am crazy.

Cheese is one of my favorite food. Hubby will say "do you need me to stop by and get you some cheese?"

Have a wonderful day and keep on the debt reduction. Sounds like you are doing great.

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Beachgirl said...

I don't like coffee either...not even the smell. And I gave up soda about a year ago (I've only had about 5-6 since then on rare occassions).

I don't plan to have kids either. I'm very content w/ my two cats.