Monday, January 26, 2009

Honest - to - goodness!!

I was tagged by Once A Bride and In The Waiting Line to accept the Honest Scrap Award. You can guess the criteria to be nominated for this award by the name of it. To accept the award, I must tell you 10 random facts.

So let's dive in:

1. I talk. A lot. And often quite quickly.
2. I didn't get on an airplane until I was 23.
3. I think I have some sort of hearing problem - sometimes I truly don't hear Wade when I'm concentrating on something else. He gets mad at me, but I truly don't hear him.
4. I am the only female in my generation: I have 2 brothers and all my cousins are male.
5. My mom's a nurse.
6. I work in health & safety (applying my graduate degree).
7. My first dog was a lhasa apso named Chu Chu. My second dog was a mutt named Tippy.
8. I drive a Honda Civic: fuel efficient and high safety ratings!
9. I wear glasses. I've worn glasses since I was 18, but had very good vision up until the middle of my teenage years. My vision isn't bad, and in fact I don't need to wear them all the time (but I do). I don't like glasses, though: I don't like when they get dirty (which is very easy), when they fog up or when they get wet. I find contacts irritating, however, and rarely wear them.
10. I like random facts. I find those stupid tidbits that most people ignore to be fascinating. Here's proof:
-Humans can only live a few days without water - but we can live weeks or months without food.
-Christopher Columbus tricked people in the "new world" into doing / giving what he wanted by convincing the natives he had many powers. He said that he could take the moon out of the sky if he did not get his way. He knew by studying the lunar cycle that a lunar eclipse was coming that night, and used that to threaten the natives.
-Giraffes have the same number of bones (vertebrae) in their necks as humans (or most other mammals). They just bigger bones. With joints.
-You know those Impressionist paintings of Paris? The painters had to imagine the trees. Shortly before that time, Paris was restructured, and the trees were re-planted. At the time of the Impressionists, those trees were just saplings. They painted them as if they were big trees, imagining and hoping that's how they'd looked in the future.
-And loving random facts is why I love trivia!

So those are the ten facts.

I nominate and tag the following blogs for the award:
And she's rambling again
Girl Learning Along The Way
Jestor (formerly known as Tea Tales)
London Bride
Nicole and Jesse
The Sweetest Occassion


AmyJean said...

I loved this post... and i also love random tidbits, however, didn't know the one about the giraffe :)

Jest said...

Thanks for the tag.
I always love reading random facts about people, this was a good one!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the tag!
I'll post Honest Scrap, Part Deux

Brunhilda said...

Random tidbits are fun! I think I suffer from the same hearing issues. It's rough. Random facts are also fun. Ben got a book of useless information for Christmas. We have quickly become addicted.

Krista said...

I tried not to double tag, but I failed. Sorry, Rachel!

London bride said...

Thanks for the tag! I shall do it very soon. And I do enjoy learning random facts about fellow bloggers. Much fun!

Jenny said...

Thanks for tagging me! I've been so busy this week with my friend Bella's wedding this Saturday and booking my honeymoon, etc...I just didn't want you to think I was blowing you off!! I will do a post soon!

Nicole said...

thanks for the tag, Krista.
PS my dress is Amy Michelson.