Tuesday, October 28, 2008


For those of you that don't know, "tagged" is something that happens in the blogging world. It means that someone from another blog, in this case it was Shana from The Giroux 5, "tagged" me to reveal 7 weird/interesting facts about myself and then I am to tag 7 others to do the same on their blog. So, here goes:

1. When I make chili, I prefer to eat it over elbow macaroni. Yes, it has to be elbow macaroni, not just any type of noodles. (weirder still, this is how Alan prefers his chili too...it was one of those weird things we found out about each other while we were dating)

2. Another thing that Alan and I realized we had in common while dating was that we both love the chocolate cake donuts that have glaze all over them from Dunkin Donuts. Aside from those neither of us is a big donut eater.

3. I don't like cake. I haven't liked it since I was a kid. It's the one dessert that I will pass up every time. At my birthday parties growing up I always had a Carvel Ice Cream Cake!

4. I've always loved to travel and did some growing up with my family, but since meeting Alan my travel opportunities have been amazing. I've been to Denmark, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and I've gotten to go on cruises free (or at "vendor" rates, which is like $400 for 7 days) so I've been to lots of countries in the Carribbean. I recently figured out that I've been to at least 75 cities in 17 countries! (I think there's more, but I haven't gone digging through old itineraries yet!)

5. For our honeymoon we went on a cruise to Alaska! I only mention this as "weird/interesting" because of the curious remarks I get when I tell people that's where we went. I guess most people associate honeymoons with a warm place, but I really wanted to go someplace Alan had never been and that didn't leave many options and I had never been on a cruise before then so it sounded like a good idea! For the record, we loved it and I would go back in a heartbeat!

6. As I said above, I had never been on a cruise prior to 2000, but since then I have been on at least 10!! That's what I come up with off the top of my head, so I might be missing one or two. Again, this is thanks in big part to Alan's job!!

7. My high school retired my soccer jersey the year after I graduated and I was also inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2006 for my achievements during my 4 years on the team. I scored 106 goals in 4 years, which at the time was a school record and a county record. The previous school record was 79 (I think) and the previous county record was 88. My record has since been broken by a fellow teammate. I also have to add that I only scored more than 3 goals in one game on 2 occasions because the coach we had for my first 3 years had a rule that once you scored 3 goals you were either moved to defense or taken out of the game. (those 2 occasions...once she forgot how many I had scored and the other time was my senior year with a new coach who did not have that rule).

Okay, so per the rules of "Tagging" I am to tag 7 people so they are:

Rob (who I doubt will participate, but you never know!)


Shana Giroux said...

Oops, I missed the part about tagging 7 people, I only tagged you.

Anyway, I know now that we will get along just great! Not that I doubted that before this. We went on an Alaskan cruise on our honeymoon too!! People think it's crazy but I had never been on a cruise and really wanted to see the great outdoors! It was an amazing honeymoon! I think we were destined to be BFF's, LOL!!

Way to go soccer star!! I have no athletic ability AT ALL. So I am humbled by your skills.

Joe and Jane said...

Oooo, I've always wanted to go to Alaska. I'll have to ask you and Shana where to go once we get around to it!

And don't worry, I'll take care of any cake for you, no problem.

Deepshiite said...

why limit me to just 7 weird facts?

...and I don't know 7 people to tag, so according to the rules of the interweb, I am not allowed to participate.