Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Things about me

I was tagged by the Multitasking Mama for this meme. Here are the rules:

  1. Link to your tagger and post rules.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random and some weird.
  3. Tag 7 people at the end of post and list their names.
  4. Let them know they were tagged by a comment on their blog.
Seven Definitely Random, Possibly Odd, Things About Me (That I Think I Haven't Shared Before)
  1. I am partially deaf in my left ear. Only a small percentage, and I can't even remember what percentage. Most of the time it doesn't bother me. It's the result of a combination of things: a really bad ear infection when I was in college, being an idiot and not going to the doctor as soon as I should have, and just after that, starting a job that required me to wear a earpiece phone. It's also made that ear very sensitive to high range pitches. The "beep, beep" of the register scanner at the Wal-Mart -- so far only at the Wal-Mart -- sometimes hurts so badly that I have to walk away while my things are being scanned. That's one of the (many) reasons that I avoid going there.
  2. My first job was as a typesetter at a printer's shop. I made $3.35 an hour. And I thought I was living large.
  3. When I was 17, I knocked the passenger side mirror off of my dad's truck while pulling into one of the parking spaces at the Sonic. The Sonic was one of the places to hang out, and of course, there were loads of people there. I was so embarrassed that I got out, picked up the mirror, threw it in the back of the truck, and drove off. In my defense, it was a 1977 Ford Ranger (that he loved immensely) with a column shift. I didn't drive it often, and it was bigger the car than I was accustomed to driving.
  4. I prefer driving a car with a manual transmission. I bought a manual transmission car (a 1982 Toyota Tercel) before I knew how to drive one. My dad found it, declared it a good buy, and I bought it. He drove us off the lot to a low traffic road, and I learned how to drive it. Lawzy, I just Googled it, and this looks exactly like my old car. Same color and all. It was a good little car.
  5. I took my first (and so far, only) trip to Disneyworld when I was 27 and pregnant with Spyder. It was loads of fun, and I was constantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it, being 27 with no children, at least none outside the womb.
  6. My two favorite words are persnickety and indefatigable.
  7. I almost went to graduate school in Canada, at the University of Saskatchewan. I had been accepted and had my scholarship and loan things all done, and Skeeter talked me out of it.
So there you are, seven more things that you didn't know (and possibly didn't want to know). And to keep this moving, I duly tag:
  1. Southern Girl
  2. Ramblings from Another Southern Gay Guy
  3. The Musings of Another Working Mom
  4. Bliss in Bloom
  5. Saints and Spinners
  6. Froggy Girl Designs
  7. You!


. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

love persnickety almost as much as

piper of love said...

okay toots, you're in for it now!

JP said...

Ha! I knew some of those!

I love persnickety too.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I'm done!

You're right, I didn't know you were partially deaf in one ear. I wonder who else has had his or her hearing affected by earpiece phones. I know I definitely didn't do myself any favors by going to loud rock concerts sans earplus (which would have been uncool). I just found out that Pete Townshend's tinitus is linked directly to Keith Moon rigging his drum set with explosives during their Smothers Brothers gig.

Noodle said...

JP: I knew you'd know some of them! I had a hard time thinking of ANY you didn't know already! LOL!

Alkelda: My hearing loss was supposedly caused by the infection, but it was definitely worsened by the ear piece. It's only a small percentage though (I *think* 8%, but I don't remember for sure). I haven't had it checked in about 12 years.

It doesn't bother me, except for the sensitivity. And occasionally it's helpful. Especially at night when my neighbors are playing music just loud enough for me to hear. If I'm lying on my "good" ear with my "bad" ear exposed, I don't hear it. :)

Southern Girl said...

I LOVE the word "persnickety"!

Okay, my random and weird facts are up. Try not to snicker. ;)