Friday, May 04, 2007


I really got tagged this time! Blame ML Rhodes for this. :)

Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

8 random facts/habits about me ...

1. I am a popcorn fanatic and eat it a few times a week. Fresh popped on the stove (I used to use an air popper but got tired of the hard centers) in canola oil, coated in real butter and salt.

2. I hate artificial sweeteners. I can taste any kind, in any thing, and I won't eat or drink it if I detect it...well, unless it would be really rude not to. But never ever ever diet soda.

3. When I was pregnant with Number Two, I didn't have any real cravings, but I HAD to use full-fat products: half-and-half in my tea, butter instead of margarine. And I never went back. I still drink skim milk, though.

4. When I eat ice cream, I feel compelled to even off the top of the container, which would make for some unacceptable portions if I didn't fight the compulsion. about some non-food facts/habits?

5. I read pleasure books fast, and I edit my own work fast, but I can't critique fast to save my life--or please my crit partners, no matter what they might say. :)

6. Speaking of speed, I love roller coasters. And heights. In the RWA conference hotel in Atlanta last year, I went to the top and took photos down 42 floors through the open center of the atrium. Which necessitated leaning out over the railing and making my roommates barf.

Okay, that last part isn't true. They weren't with me when I did it. But it would have freaked them the hell OUT.

7. I never had much of a fantasy life until I met Megan. She has corrupted me forever. The unfair thing is, when I start fantasizing at night, it puts me to sleep in 6.2 seconds and doesn't get very far. :(

8. I can walk on the treadmill reading a hardcover novel, holding in open with my left hand. My left pinky is exceptionally strong.

The people I tag are ... Megan, Jody, Misty, Vicki, Vicky, Mary, Trish, and Erica


Trish Milburn said...

I'm so there with you on artificial sweeteners. I either have to have regular, full-strength Coca Cola or water, thanks. Bleh on diet drinks.

Victoria said...

And I'm in the total opposite camp. I hate regular soda and will only drink diet. Can't say I'm a fan of artificial sweetners in anything else though...bleech!

Erica Orloff said...

OK, Natalie . . . you got me. But remember, revenge is sweet. ;-)

AuthorM said...

ok, I did it! I did it!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Yep, that's me, Trish. Actually, I'd prefer to drink milk at dinner, but when we eat out, they never have skim. So it's usually water for me.

V, I guess for people who adjust to the taste, it's just as hard to go back. I just can never drink enough to adjust. LOL

Bring it on, E! LOL

*heading over to read everyone's lists*