Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I've been tagged!

A little while back I was tagged for a meme by Claire of Cooking is Medicine.  I promise I didn't forget!  I am supposed to come up with seven random or odd things about myself.  So here is what I have.
  1. My husband thinks it's gross that I put ketchup on my grits.  I never used to do that until a few years ago when I was doing Weight Watchers and needed something to flavor them besides butter or cheese.  Yummy!  I also like ketchup on french fries, hash browns and veggie burgers.
  2. Speaking of veggie burgers, I was raised a vegetarian and never tasted meat until I was 19.  My mom never learned how to cook meat or fish because my grandma is vegetarian too so we never ate it.  My first taste of meat was barbecue chicken from KFC. Yuck!  I ate fish and chicken occasionally for a while but now I prefer to stick to the veggie stuff.
  3. I am a Registered Nurse.  I haven't worked since I got married almost two years ago, but before that I worked as a critical care nurse for almost four years after college.  My last job was in a combined Neuro and Trauma ICU.  It was exciting, sometimes too exciting and I was pretty burned out when I left.  Eventually I'll go back to work and when I do I would like to work in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  
  4. I'm not the only nurse in my family.  Besides me there are at least a dozen other RNs including my brother, both my parents and a bunch of aunts, uncles and cousins.
  5. I consider myself to be one of the luckiest women on the planet because my husband doesn't watch sports!  And I mean never!  I don't have to care about the Super Bowl or the World Series or any other sporting event.  I will never be a football widow.  I will never have to listen to those annoying Nascar races blaring in the background.  It is so awesome!  (Obviously I'm not a sports fan either.)
  6. I met my husband on the Internet, on a Christian dating website.  I realize it's not that uncommon these days, but I can't say I know any one else personally who met their spouse that way.  At the time we met, we lived 550 miles apart.
  7. Bright light, particularly sunlight, makes me sneeze.  Some people may think I am crazy, but I looked it up and it has an official name - Photic Sneeze Reflex.  It occurs in 17-25% of humans, is more common among Caucasians and is an autosomal dominant trait.  I inherited it from my Dad.  Apparently it can prevent you from becoming a fighter pilot.  Bummer.
I'm supposed to tag seven more people, but I'm terrible at figuring out who to tag, so I will add them as I figure it out!  If anyone has already done this recently, don't feel bad about not doing it again.

Here are the rules:
1. Link the person that tagged you and post the rules.
2. Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 people at the end and link to their sites.
4. Let each person know about the tag in the comment section of their site.

1. Jess from Chubb
2. Renee from Cafe Nay Nay
3.  Ashley from Introducing Ashley
4. Cristine from Cooking with Cristine
6. ?
7. ?


Clumbsy Cookie said...

I always think these memes are fun to get to know a little bit more about the person behing the blogs! I bet you'd be sneazing now if you were here since it's quite sunny! Lol!

ashleystravel said...

Thanks for the tag! I will have to get on that soon... if I can think of stuff :)

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

First taste of meat from KFC - does that even count as meat? j/k of course... :-P

RightKlik said...

Love your blog, I can hardly wait for the next post.