Friday, February 01, 2008

seven things

I've been "tagged" by Amy. I do not have seven other people to tag, but I am willing to play along with Amy's invitation to share seven random things about myself.

1. I used to be afraid of waiters. I got over it by going out to eat a lot.

2. I'm still afraid of spiders, formal occasions, and most dogs.

3. I like 80s hair metal - Guns 'n' Roses, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, etc.

4. I hardly ever wear makeup - maybe twice a year. It's not a matter of principle or anything like that; it's just that I'm not good at putting it on, so it takes a ridiculous amount of time, and somehow I never seem to have that much time to spare.

5. I need a haircut.

6. As a teenager, I decided that 26 would be a good age for me to get married. I was, in fact, 26 years old when I got married.

7. I never finished kindergarten.

12 comments:

Heidi said...

Ha: #7 is great! How did you manage that? Now I'm curious...

Octavia said...

It's really not that exciting ... halfway through kindergarten, my family moved to an area that was very rural, where the local school was so small and had so few resources that they just didn't offer kindergarten. I still went through the rest of the elementary grades like everybody else. But it sure is fun to say, "I made it to college without ever finishing kindergarten." It's also helpful when I'm playing that party game where you say, "I've never done such-and-such," and everyone else loses a point if it's something that they have done.

Nicole said...

all wonderful. especially since i also am afraid of spiders and most dogs, i adore bon jovi, and i need a haircut. wow. it's like we were separated at birth. :)

Octavia said...

We sound like a movie. "Separated at birth. Reunited in grad school. Now the world will tremble at the might of NICOLE AND OCTAVIA."

Heidi said...

OK now I'm curiouser and curiouser, and I want to know where you moved that was so small that they didn't have a kindergarten in the school!

Octavia said...

We moved to Eastern Washington. The school had three rooms, if you counted the bathroom and the porch/coatroom kind of area. IIRC, there were about 36 students in grades 1-6. I only went to school there for two years.

heidi said...

cool! I had no idea there were one-room schoolhouses left in the world... (not counting the bathroom and the cloakroom, of course)

Nicole said...

"tremble at the might" is right. look out, world.

"Vern" said...

#8: Favorite job at Coverstar Inc. Favorite employee: a guy named Vince who probably would have been even better at his job if he'd spent as much time working as playing Solitaire and spitting his chew into a styrofoam cup.

Remember me? Found you through Paul & Sherise!

Octavia said...

Hey, Vern, nice to "see" you! And Vince was SO not my favorite. That honor would have to go to the guy who may or may not have been purveying certain substances out the back door of his place of employment. How can you not like a guy who claimed that he allowed a friend to shoot him in the arm, and insisted he was sober at the time of the incident?

prism said...

Thanks for playing along. I don't like how the game always says you have to tag other people, but I do like to read about other people. Now, how did that Van Halen stuff sneak by when we were practically room mates? Hmmm?

Octavia said...

Well, it's not the only music I like. And I will say that my appreciation for hair bands has kind of blossomed over the years - I'm much fonder of them now than I was when we lived in the dorms. But I have always like Van Halen since a friend played one of their albums for me in 8th grade.