Friday, May 30, 2008

Tagged Again

I have been blog tagged by one of the most entertaining water sports women I know. Not only is she an accomplished skiier, wakeboarder, boat driver, and prop muncher but she can improvise new activities like no one else I know. If you are interested in seeing an example of just what I speak, please click here. Yep, the boat was broken that day.

Blog Tag Rules:
Answer these 15 questions on your blog. List: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts. Tag 5 people by leaving their names at the end of the post. Leave a comment on their blog so they know they have been tagged.

Joyful Things:

1. My family is the foundation and source of all joy in my life. I am the luckiest girl to be related to my parents, siblings, in laws, and nieces and nephews. The joyful moments they provide are numberless. I learn something new from them constantly. Don't you know sometimes we need to learn and worry about stuff like aliens, the bird flu, and cholesterol. (source of enlightenment is Megan age 10)

2. When you are a foot loose and fancy free single 36 year old....friends become family. I am very lucky again. And they know who they are.

3. And now there's a tie....can't decide which thing brings me more joy. Is it Peppermint Patties or Michigan Football? It's a close one. Someone brought me a Peppermint Pattie at work the other day and it was the best thing that happened to me all week. Not kidding.

Fearful Things:

1. I detest spiders. I don't want them in my house. I don't want them where I sleep. I don't want to kill them. My palms sweat and my heart rate goes up dramatically if I have to kill one of the hairy ugly ones. My Aunt Malee thinks I am off the chain crazy and regularly would refuse to kill the Hobo spiders in her house where I would sleep. Yes, the conditions were deplorable!

2. I absolutely abhor missing fun events with friends. I know....silly....but if you aren't 36 and single, don't judge me.

3. I loathe cold days in May. It's not right and someone should tell Mother Nature she is breaking all summer laws. The trepidation and terror it causes can not be explained. Well...if you are a water sports person you just might understand.

Things to Work For:

1. I want to learn Photoshop CS3 better than I know it now. I am only in the my infancy here.

2. I want to learn to wake skate this summer. Don't ask my friend Brian about this....he's having surgery today after separating his shoulder a few weeks ago. Don't worry, I wished him a happy surgery day.

3. I want to improve my yoga skills. I have a long way to go but I will get better.

Things I am Obsessed With:

1. I LOVE taking photos of kids. Their facial expressions slay me and I find them to be the funniest people on earth.

2. I would have to say I am obsessed with Michigan Football. Some might say I lose touch with a little reality in the Fall. I have no idea what they are talking about. I am very happy in my own little Maize and Blue haze.

3. Subway. I am obsessed with Subway. I go there all the time for lunch. I know everyone by name. I have my own table. Well, I have my own table if no one else sits's hard some days. And when I arrive, they ask me if I am having the "Rachael" sandwich today. Yep, they know what sandwich I want too. Sad.

Random and Surprising Facts:

1. I read the National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Reader's Digest cover to cover every month.

2. I also read People magazine weekly. It is a mandatory counteraction for all those other educational publications I eagerly consume.

3. I have it bad for a little dark chocolate.

I am now doing something I swore I would never do.....playing blog tag.

Angie, Wade, Kalle Z., Liz M., and Eliza can now consider themselves IT!


Angie said...

Ugg, Rachael!!! It might take me 6 months, but I'll see what I can do. I enjoyed reading about you however! Very enlightening!!

beck said...

I hear you on the spider thing. And also reading the 'uplifting and educational publications' in People magazine.

I love your blog, by the way.

Beck K.

Rachael said...

Thanks Becca!