Sunday, February 10, 2008

I've been tagged - twice!!

How lucky am I? Two lovely ladies tagged me, Carrie and Working Girl.

Anyway, here are the rules:
1) Link to the person who tagged you
2) Post the rules
3) Share six non-important things / habits / quirks about yourself
4) Tag at least three people
5) Make sure the people you tagged KNOW you tagged them by commenting what you did

1. I can NOT whistle at all. I know it's weird but it is something that has frustrated me my whole life. DH can whistle so loud that a taxi will stop 3 blocks away but I can not make a sound. I have tried and tried and nothing... I just can't.

2. I used to race cross country mountain bikes. Seventeen miles up and down rocky, muddy hills. I loved it and still have my racing bike. It's very impractical for someone living in NYC to have two bikes (three really with DH's road bike) but I have an emotional attachment to it. I have not ridden it in over two years and that was only to the park and that was amazing because the road bike guys at the park all turned to look at the cool mountain bike.

3. I was a whitewater river guide during summers at college. During a few summers during college, I lived in a tent in the middle of no where working for a outfitter that took folks down class 3 and 4 rapids. During my spare time those summers I would spend in my own kayak playing in the river. It was an amazing time in my life and although I had nothing fancy to put on my resume about those summers during undergrad, I have some AMAZING memories. Bet some of my co-workers would be so shocked that might faint if they knew.

4. I followed the Grateful Dead around the country for a few weeks after my high school graduation. I was not a hard core dead head but one of my best friends and I thought it would be fun. So we packed up a van that her dad let us borrow and had a very interesting time. I can say that the people we met were very nice and there was a nice community.

5. I sometimes have a no shower Sunday. It's not as disgusting as it sounds and I don't do it often. But sometimes I don't feel like showering so I don't. It's like backwoods camping indoors. Don't worry, I always shower before going to work.

6. About 2 years ago, I donated 10 inches of my hair to charity. It went to make wigs for women with cancer. Most folks only donate one ponytail but my hair is quite thick and my hairdresser had to separate my hair into two so that he could cut through it. Thanks Mom for the thick hair!! I had always worn my hair long but since I cut it all off, I've worn it slightly above my shoulders. I am considering growning it out again and whacking it off for charity again. Hmm...

OK, the hard part is finding folks who has not already been tagged. SO, I'm tagging Claire, jp and emilythehopeless.


jp said...

Hey there SWIM,
I have already been tagged but if, as the day goes on and no lab results appear, I may just take this opportunity to dwell on things other than the obvious!
Hope you are feeling good and that this week brings you great news!
Thanks for your good thoughts (I am hoping for positive news as well).
Isn't it amazing how one day we are worried about enough follicles, then good embryos, then pee sticks, then beta etc etc etc. Each step forward is followed directly by new worries (as the old song goes "I wanna be sedated")

Emily said...

i can't whistle either!
i gotta work on my list..

journey to junior said...

ain't the wild outdoors the best? i can't ever get enough. what amazing experiences you have had!

i know i'm a bit late, but i'm just so sorry that your cycle was canceled. it is just so difficult being a poor responder, isn't it? big ((hugs)) to you.

p.s. if you have a sec, can you email me where you go in NYC? i have an appt. with a poor responder guru in NYC and want to compare notes...i'm at