Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Six Quirky Things

Caramama tagged me to list six quirky things about myself. I'm a little tardy with this post- Pumpkin was sick this weekend, and I started a new job on Monday, so I haven't had much time to post.

Here are the rules:
1) Link to the person that tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least 3 people at the end of your post and link to their blogs.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6) Let the fun begin!

I have to confess that I don't think I can satisfy rule #4- I think every other Mommyblogger I read has already been tagged. Clearly, I need to read more blogs. (My husband might disagree.)

But here are the six quirky things about me:

1. I park my car in a "car park".
I'm American. I should park my car in a parking lot. I blame my Kiwi hubby. He's suffered a similar fate. He should take the rubbish out, but actually takes the garbage out.

2. One of the four things I can say in Swedish is "Can I have an ashtray?"
I don't smoke.
(The other three things are: Thanks very much, I don't speak Swedish, and I don't understand.)

3. I live by the ocean, but I don't like fish.
If pressed, I will eat some salmon. But I won't like it.
(Given the importance of omega-3 fatty acids, I now take fish oil pills.)

4. I am a big rugby fan. This is also due to Hubby. When he first moved to America, he didn't have anyone to watch rugby with, so I started watching. Before long, I was hooked. Now we go to the USA Sevens every year (yes, we took Pumpkin this year and I went while quite pregnant last year) and pay $15/month for the channel that shows rugby on TV. And we timed our big trip to have us in Hong Kong for that sevens tournament.

5. I like to drink in high places.
Hubby and I have a tradition of finding the highest place in every city in which to have a drink. By far the coolest was the bar in Bangkok, which was Distil, an outdoor bar on the 64th floor of the State Tower in Bangkok. The bar on the 63rd floor looked even cooler:

6. I don't like to go to the movies.
I rarely want to go to the movies. The exceptions are Jane Austen movies and some Sci-Fi movies. This is a puzzle to my family, particularly my father and sister who are bona fide movie buffs.

Now, to prove that I have no one to tag, here are links to the similar posts by all the Mommybloggers I read:


  1. Those are great ones! Very interesting! Very cool tradition of drinking in high places.

  2. Just found you through caramama ... will be back. I can say "Shall we look at the church?" in Swedish.


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