Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Versatile Blogger Meme

Earlier this week, FeMOMhist tagged me on her list of versatile bloggers.

I'm always honored when some one includes me in a meme/list like this... but I confess, I suck at the follow through.

Here are the rules I'm supposed to follow:

Here are the conditions of the award:
1) Nominate 15 fellow bloggers
2) Inform the Bloggers of their nomination
3) Share 7 random things about yourself
4) Thank the blogger who nominated you
5) Post the award badge.

So, thanks FeMOMhist for nominating me! Here is a list of fellow bloggers. Really, pretty much my entire blog roll could be considered versatile bloggers, so I think I'll introduce some bloggers to each other who may or may not have already found each other.

There are the blogs I found via reading women in science blogs- these are written by people working in academia:

Then there are the blogs I found via AskMoxie:
And then there are a few blogs I found in random other ways that I can no longer remember:
I know that not everyone likes to do memes like this, so consider yourself tagged if you want to do the meme, but no worries about offending me if you do not!

Now, for seven random things about myself. I did a similar list earlier, but it doesn't come up when I search on "random things" and I can't be bothered searching more thoroughly. No doubt some of these will be duplicates from that list- I can't possibly have that many random things to share.
  • One of the phrases I know in Swedish is "Can I have an ashtray." I do not smoke and have never smoked. My other phrases are much more useful: "thanks so much," "I don't speak Swedish," and "I don't understand."
  • I don't really like to watch movies. Exceptions are made for Jane Austen adaptations and some Sci Fi films.
  • I recognize the comic genius of Ricky Gervais but cannot stand to watch The Office or The Extras because they make me far too uncomfortable.
  • I used to bite my nails, but managed to break the habit. I cannot, however, get in a good habit of flossing my teeth every night, so I am clearly not a master of self-control.
  • I prefer beer to wine. I'm also partial to a good margarita.
  • I thought the best thing about being pregnant was that I got to eat a lot of ice cream. Seriously, when I got pregnant with Petunia, one of my first thoughts was "Hooray! Bring on the ice cream!"
  • I used to consider sandalwood my signature scent. I've gotten too lazy to keep that up, though, and now use whatever shower gel is convenient to buy and doesn't small nasty.


  1. I love your Swedish vocabulary! You could have been an extra in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

    (I also can't get in the habit of flossing. I've been yelled at by dentists for like 20 years about this.)

  2. I'm so with you on Ricky Gervais shows. So hard to watch. N makes fun of me. I wish I could eat ice cream while pregnant. I was too nauseated to eat much of anything when I first heard.

  3. Thanks for the nomination! I've never gotten one of those badge-thingies from anyone so now I'm happy :)

    I love your pregnant == ice cream thing. I used to think "Gee, I hope it won't make me crave ice cream..." because I don't like it, generally. ;)

  4. I finally did this - it was good for a day I wasn't particularly inspired to write about anything :)

  5. Thanks for including me!

    The ashtray thing cracks me up, because that seems so arbitrary a thing to know. But then, I know how to say "the donkey knows more than you do" in Spanish, so you know, who am I to talk?

  6. Thanks for the shout out. I need to learn Swedish if I am ever to win the heart of Alexander Skarsgard. While I'm at it, I should probably also figure out how to put that circular punctuation on the correct portion of his last name. Oh wait, I'm married. Where was I? Oh yes, completely agree with you on the comic genius of Gervais coupled with his total unwatchability due to my own major discomfort!


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