Friday, November 28, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged to post 6 random things about myself by Gloria, aka happytobe. You can read Gloria's random things on her blog, http://wwwhappytobe.blogspot.com/.

Here are the rules...
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6).
3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. My Mom could wrap the most beautiful packages. She would buy all kinds of stuff for me at Christmas and wrap them so enticingly. She always made such a big game of shaking, feeling and guessing what was in the package. I learned my lessons very well, and became the sneakiest package unwrapper/rewrapper perfectionist you could ever imagine! I'd come home from school and there would be all kinds of packages under the tree. When I knew she wasn't around, I'd take a package to a corner and very carefully pull the tape loose and unwrap the package, oh and ah over the present, then carefully rewrap it, and realign all the loose tape perfectly. You'd need a magnifying glass to tell I'd ever been in the package. Mom never knew. However, my dad watched me one time. He didn't tell Mom, thank goodness, but he did tell me about it after I was married. YIKES!

2. My first job was in a candy store for 2 weeks during a strike. If you're around chocolate all day, that's about the last thing in world you want to eat. BUT, the store also served ice cream and I became addicted to bubble gum ice cream. We would dig the bubble gum out of the ice cream to chew. I know, very bad, and I'm appalled at my behavior now, but it seemed like a great idea at the time.

3. I got a Christmas job at Woolworth's because I had experience working in a candy store. Oh joy, I got to work in the candy department.

4. My first real job was a long distance operator on an old cord board. I was 18 and absolutely hated that job, but stayed for 2 1/2 years until I was able to transfer to another department.

5. A friend at work arranged a blind date for me with her boyfriend's next door neighbor. That blind date became my husband! We were 20 when we got married. He worked in construction and was out of work our first Christmas, so he'd go over to my folks house to hang out. I think it probably helped that Mom was baking umpteen kinds of cookies and he was the sampler. One day, Mom made my lunch and he brought it to me. I ate the sandwich and looked for cookies, but there weren't any. He said Mom didn't pack any for me. Well, I called her right before I went back to work to find out why she forgot the cookies. It seems that Mr Piggy ate all of them before I got to the car to eat lunch! He's never lived that one down!

6. Ya know, this is hard to do! Hmmm, I'm 5' 8 1/2". I have a white "skunk stripe" just off center above my forehead, I'm getting gray all around, but the stripe went first. I have hazel eyes, that are more green than brown.

Rather than tagging individuals, I'm inviting everyone to post 6 random things about yourselves.
So if you're reading this, consider yourself TAGGED!

Enjoy!
Diane

21 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane, Fun and interesting answers. It's neat to read about fellow bloggers. I got tagged too and need to post it soon. Sounds great about adding the pecans. The icing was my favorite part. I love how it ran down the sides. It reminded of icing on a Cinnamon roll. Can you tell I love these cookies...LOL! Thanks again.~Melissa

Happy to be said...

Diane Great Random tag thing girl..I use to work at a candy store also Mc Farland Candy and Ice Cream..my first job and girl the first week I ate so much candy..and after that I could't stand the smell of it..probably why I like only salty treats now..and my kids did the unwrap rewrap thing also.but I always found out because one would tell on the other one...Have a great evening you green eyed thing you...hugs and smiles Gloria

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane, I posted the cookies and tag! :)

Chris said...

I dropped by to get your recipe for the pumpkin cookies and I'm so glad I did, I really had a good time reading your posts. I love meeting new people, so come by when you have time. I'd like to get to know you more.

Hugs,
Chris

Tootsie said...

we are so cool...us two high school gals..."like ya know"...lol
we could SO go talk about boys and stuff! lol

Lynne said...

I obviously have alot of loves too!! lol.. thanks so much for popping in..hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Diane, I just wanted to thank you so much for the sweet comments about my sunroom on Laurie's blog. You are such a sweetie! Connie/puddin07

Happy To Be said...

Diane how are you doing dear friend...Girl I am sorry I have been MIA today putting up my tress and trying to do a post which I just got done..Now I got to try those cookies they look great YUM..I did come by here yesterday and I don't know why it don't show..good grief I hope this one takes..I have been working in my kitchen all day putting out all the Christmas been so long since i Seen it..it really was like Christmas unpacking it Diane..when will you get your littl white tree...bet you can't wait..I love all your fur babies here..aren't you glad they let you live with them?? hey next time you come by sign my guest book..also my daughter signed it clink on it and you can see her and me at her wedding last year..she's Dawna.hugs and smiles dear friend...Gloria

JyLnC said...

I'm visiting from Melissa's blog searching for the pumpkin recipe she baked. Her picture of the cookies looks scrumptious. I enjoyed reading your blog and would love to have you visit mine when you have a moment.

Lynne said...

Bubble Gum Ice Cream? I have never heard of that flavor. I would have survived being around the ice cream, but the chocolates;now that's another story all together.. Yes.. girl I do love my popcorn.. Had to pop some first thing this morning. By this evening that bunch will be gone...lol..hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

Diane thanks for signing my guest book girl..Hope you had a great day..I had to go food shopping today and get stuff to make cookies and candy for Christmas give aways.. I am still in a mess here..looks like I had a drug bust in this house with all the mess..told Len this morning all I needed was yellow crime tape..Oh girl I seen the cutest little Yorkie today that was only 8 months old and I swear I fell in love with it...I so miss having a puppy around the house..I have 3 Yorkies and my last one died in 05 and I never replaced it yet..Len has an old Pit Bull 16 and a half and it kills every dog or cat it see or I can't have any dogs until its gone..It stays on a chain outside as I won't even let it in my house...its to mean for me to handle..any hoo there I go with writing you a book again about my life ha ha !! have a great evening girl..hugs and smiles Gloria

Happy To Be said...

Thanks girl for changing your comment thing...

Jill said...

Hi Diane
I found you through friends. I am glad I stopped by. I loved looking at your pics of you furry friends. I have four dogs myself. Your nieces are BEAUTIFUL!

ann said...

OH NO,YOU'RE GOING TO BE BUSY.I TAGGED YOU TOO.YOU'RE ONE POPULAR GIRL.HA...ANN.YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO.....

ann said...

INTERESTIN STUFF HERE GIRL...ANN

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What fun to read more about you! I am guilty of #1, too!:0

xo Lidy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun learning something about you! I worked in an ice cream store when I was 18 and to this day I don't really like ice cream!

ann said...

diane,take your time dear.i'm so new at this,i never thought to ck to see if some were already being tagged.
i was soooooo happy to be tagged once and twice,i was soooo excited.i wrote em out.all was fine.then i erased both of them.i had posted,i went back to "clean house'.i had 1 or 2 drafts.bam,i erased.went to my blog----gone.
man was i mad at myself.i totally sressed myself out trying to put back 2 times,what i already had.and with my memory,it wasn't easy.ha.so just take your time.....ann

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

The bubblegum story is hilarious! I can just see it...sounds like something I would have been tempted to do! LOL

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