Friday, May 2, 2008


Struggling Writer tagged me for the Random 7 meme. You all know how it goes, I'm sure. I post 7 random/weird things about myself.

1. I have the pointiest tongue of anyone I've ever met. It's like a skewer.

2. Even in my youth running has always been difficult for me. I just seem to get exhausted before everyone else. After having an EKG done last fall my doctor suspects I have a thickened heart wall, which makes my heart have to pump harder to keep oxygenated blood flowing. Knowing this new limitation is validating and I'm now training (slowly) for a 5K. This is a huge deal for me. Yesterday it took me 48 minutes to do 3 miles, 25 of which I spent running.

3. I broke my leg when I was three, my shoulder in 3rd grade, my arm in 4th grade and my wrist in 5th grade. All through the 6th grade we kept our fingers crossed and I did actually end up in the emergency room for what we thought was another broken bone. Moral of the story? Drink your milk, kids.

4. When I was 17 I was in a play and on closing night it was pouring rain. A huge puddle had formed in the parking lot of my school and my friends and I played in it until we soaked through. Then I realized I had to take my friend and myself home. To avoid soaking my car seats we stripped down to our underwear. The moisture from our bodies made the car fog up and it was raining so hard I couldn't see the lines on the road. I wasn't sure if I was more afraid of getting in an accident or getting pulled over while wearing nothing but see-through underwear. Luckily, I did neither, but it was a nerve-wrecking drive.

5. I have auditioned for American Idol twice.

6. I brush my teeth in bed almost every night. I never rinse after brushing my teeth because I like to keep the fluoride on them, so it has sort of evolved that my husband brings me my toothbrush in bed while he's brushing his own teeth.

7. In 1999 my best friend won the MTV show called Say What Karaoke. For part of his prize he got to go the Y2K MTV party with a guest and he took me. This photo is from the MTV archives. I'm the girl on the front row who looks like she just heard a good joke. I think I was thinking (Holy Crap, Christina Aguilera is RIGHT THERE.) I also touched Gwen Stefani's shoes that night and the shirts of all the members of Blink 182. Good times.

Also, this is your last day to post a comment on the next post to be entered for the prize! I'm not tagging anyone, but if you think this meme is fun then do it. (I think it's fun.)


ChrisEldin said...

Hi Hoodie,

First of all, I'm glad you're back!!! And Happy Birthday! A great way to start off *your* new year! :-)

Ummmm....I deleted your comment on my blog, and wanted to share why, so I hope there's no hard feelings!
I wanted this Oldies but Goodies contest to focus on the authors I have listed. They really went out of their way for me in the past, and I didn't know how to pay them back. The contest was the best I could come up with. I just didn't want any tangents..... I want the spotlight to be on them! Sorry about that!!

I would be very happy to make any announcements for your blog after this Author's Week is over. :-)

I really hope you understand. Sometimes communicating by writing isn't as effective. Hug?


Thanks, Hoodie

Hoodie said...

That's okay. I apologize for stepping on your toes. Don't worry a thing about it.

I wanted to do something to kind of stir participation over here since I've been absent so long, but my "contest" was feeling a little pathetic. I was feeling desperate and not taking your perspective into consideration very well. I'm sorry.

Good luck with your authors week.

SzélsőFa said...

I've just finished the 6 random facts meme :)
Yours are interesting ones!

Have you ever considered putting up a video of yourself singing on YouTube - so that your blogging friends could value your talent, perhaps better than those who select contestants for the Idol show.

ChrisEldin said...

Thanks Hoodie!

I just read over your meme list. You auditioned for American Idol? Do you sing? That's really interesting!!! Have you blogged about that experience before? Sounds awesome!

Hopefully Jason will have another Clarity of Night contest, which you'll place because you always do, then your friends will be coming back again! :-)

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Good to see you back in the blogosphere, Hoodie!

And yikes, that's an awful lot of bones you managed to break! Hope since then you've been more fortunate!

Beth said...

Happy birthday!

And I also have to say I am amazed by two things -- the American Idol audition and brushing your teeth in bed. Wow. They floored me.

What happened at the audition??

ChrisEldin said...

I think people got scared of the weekend contest. I'm not sure why...
heh heh

But starting today and through Friday, they're much quicker and easier. Hope you have a chance to stop by and see a few old friends.

Sarah Hina said...

I love your list, Hoodie! And good luck on that 5K...

Even though #5 is intriguing, I think #4 is my favorite. Great story. You guys were brave!

And that's a very cute picture. :)

Vesper said...

Good list!
You could use #4 for a story.