Monday, May 07, 2007

I'm Feeling Popular

Okay, I've been tagged to play "8 Random Things" by three friends in the last few days: My delightful Aussie friend Jane (aka Rel), the 251 year-old Heather (hey, that's what her blogger profile says!) and the sweet ex-Minnesotan, Sooz.

So I'm relenting and posting the 8 random things

First, these are the rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

My eight random facts:

I once rappelled down the outside of a five-story building.

I love listening to director’s commentaries on DVDs more than watching the actual movie.

I fell in love with my husband Ted when he threw seaweed at me during a class picnic when I was fourteen.

In sixth grade my career goal was to be a secret agent.

My favorite childhood television shows were Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission Impossible, and Mod Squad.

I once performed a tap-danced interpretation of the Carl Sandburg poem, “Lines Written for Gene Kelly to Dance To.”

While Ted and I were in grad school, our car was shot (we weren’t in it at the time).

During the rehearsal for an outdoor production of West Side Story that I was choreographing, the police barreled into the parking lot responding to a call from neighbors that gangs were fighting. I told the dancers to drop their chains and knives and start singing.

Now, whom to tag?
Chawna, Cheryl, April, Jill, Alison,Heather,Deena, and Julie. Come on everyone! Share those random facts. :-)


Rel said...

Go Shazza!!!! What is it about boys! My now hubby tossed me fully clothed into the ocean the weekend I first met him! We were 18 and 17 years at the time - LOL!

hrh said...

Hey Sharon, thanks for playing, after all! What an exciting random collection! Gun shots, police raids, seaweed entanglements! Sounds like material for dozens more novels. HINT! ;)

Rebecca said...

Oh, how fun! I wanted to be a secret agent too. And Mission Impossible. I still hear the theme music every time I change a diaper ... well, not every time.

Cheryl Klarich said...

You ARE popular!! I, on the otherhand have to advertise for blogger friends to play along! So if any of your kind friends would like to play- consider yourself tagged!! Blessings. I agree with hrh that you will NEVER lack for material.

Chawna Schroeder said...

Thanks a lot for the tag, Sharon! Whom will I ever find to tag now? I suppose I can't tag you back...

Sharon Hinck said...

This was fun! I've learned SO many wonderful tidbits about my blogger friends. LOL!

Thanks for reading and making me come up for air to play, and for playing along. :-)

Jill said...

You are SO interesting, Sharon! Although, I guess your fabulous books - especially The Restorer - prove that!! :)

Merrie Destefano said...

That was the best list of 8 random facts I've ever read! I didn't realize that I wanted to be a secret agent until two years ago. (much too late for a career change!) And the anecdote about the West Side Story rehearsal should definitely be in the next "Chicken Soup for the Mistaken-as-a-Gang-Member's Soul." Just joking, of course. They have to come out with volume one first. :)

Congrats on your new novel--I can't wait to read it!

Chawna Schroeder said...

Since you tagged me, I thought I'd let you know I finally posted my 8 random things on my blog.

Valerie Comer said...

I agree, no wonder you have a lot to write about! My entry isn't as interesting as yours, but it's up:

John said...

And the hits just keep on coming. But I guess you're off the hook since you did this already. ;)