Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tag, I'm It

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By virtue of getting tagged by The Grunt, I am constrained to confess 8 little-known facts about Serena Joy. Caveat: Nobody ever gets the whole story. That said, let me see what I can come up with that will neither bore you to tears nor titillate you to the edge.

The Rulz:

"Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog."

1. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a queen. I didn’t care of what; I just wanted a kingdom to claim. When I played dress-up, I always had a tiara or crown to wear with my long, frilly gowns complemented by a diva boa or mantle and scads of tacky jewelry. The sparklier it was, the better I liked it.

2. I’ve had mumps, measles, chickenpox, and whooping cough. At the time, they were considered normal childhood diseases, not anything life-threatening. They ensured a few days respite from school, and that was about the extent of it.

3. I don't have a particularly forgiving nature. I mean, I'm not going to put a hit out on someone who does something rotten to me, and I won't dwell on it or obsess over it, but I also never quite got why I should excuse it and pretend they're decent people. I tend instead to keep my distance and just wait and see whether they can ever be deemed trustworthy again. I have infinite patience and can wait it out 'til eternity if need be.

4. Sweets are my weakness. There are times when I don't think twice about having a bowl of ice cream for dinner. At least I get the low-cal kind. Otherwise, I'd weigh a ton by now.

5. I love mysteries, detective novels, police procedurals, and thrillers -- the grittier and more hard-boiled, the better. I've never read a "cozy." Violence and blood in the form of the written word don't make me squeamish or keep me awake at night, but I can't see it on a movie screen. I'm still disturbed by images from some of the "slasher" flicks I saw twenty years ago and absolutely refuse to see one now.

6. I love music, everything from Rock to Reggae to Cajun/Zydeco to Folk to Bluegrass to Punk and Grunge. The only exception to my eclectic musical tastes is Country. I can't stand it -- no way, no how. There are a couple of exceptions to my blacklist, like Keith Urban and Dwight Yoakam -- just because I think they're cute. And they can sing. And as long as Dwight keeps his hat on, he's sexy as hell.

7. I adore clothes. And shoes. I adore long, floaty dresses that "twirl" (and short, tight dresses) and vintage (and new) garments adorned with bangles and beads and sequins. I love fluffy, too-big sweaters and pleated pants (and flat-front pants and skinny-leg pants and leggings), and baby-doll blouses and long, loose skirts (and short pleated skirts and flip skirts and denim skirts). Of course, I also like jeans and capris, and I'll wear any and every kind of top with them. I've never had a problem with mixing and matching, and if they don't particularly match, who cares?

8. My brain has no idea how old my body is, and I plan to keep it that way for as long as I can get away with it.

Now, then, the rules stipulate that I must tag eight of my fellow bloggers. You and I both know, however, how I feel about rules, so I hereby tag all of you. If you want to play, great; and if you don't, it's perfectly fine. If you are going to do it, please leave us a little note to that effect so everyone can come and visit you.

NFH Update: There was no hearing today. Now the plan is to withdraw the previous filing and start all over in about six weeks. This is getting pretty old. I just may tell the plaintiffs they're on their own next time.


snowelf said...

Hey Serena!!

1) I think that is SO cute. I just wrote faerie tales--usually about princesses on grand adventures after they ran away from the castle...

2) Goodness! My kids don't even get the chance to have the battle scars of chicken pox since they are all required to be vaccinated now. I still have a scar on my ankle from when I had them.

3) I totally get that. I'm overly forgiving to a fault with the people I love because I'm convinced they really didn't WANT to hurt me, but have no qualms about disconnecting and never looking back at the people I am neutral towards. Hurt me one time and it's over. I can be very cold this way.

4) I love ice cream and swear by Bryers 1/2 fat double churn vanilla...mmmm...nummy.

5) I love mystery-suspense stuff, too. like Silence of the Lambs...

6) I know what you mean about the country. I'm very picky about it.

7) Okay, I'm coming over to raid your closet. I'll bring a tiara. ;)

8) That is an excellent idea!! :)

Since I just did this a few days ago, I think I'm off the hook. hehehe

Kanrei said...

Thank you for the post You saved my blank page today.

Anonymous said...

I've got a killer sweet tooth too and when left to feed myself will always resort to sugar. The best combo:

Make waffles. Smother them with Nutella, add a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream and top with sliced strawberries.

Charles said...

1. You weren't?
2. Geesh, you sure your name wasn't Typhoid Mary?
3. Uh, I think that's a southern requirement. Been there, done that, had the T-shirt ripped off of me.
4. I wanna see Thanksgiving pictures, those have to be unique.
5. What's a cozy? Horror flicks are great.
6. I can relate, much of the problem is there are few Country Stars who can actually sing. Kazoos don't count as singers.
7. You're different than other women how?
8. I slow my aging by sitting in a time dilation field.

Serena Joy said...

I feel the same way about #3, Snow. Unless it's a relative and I HAVE to keep them, if they lie to me or hurt me, they're history.

I'm with you on #4, too. I always get Bryers low-fat double-churn vanilla ... because you can put so much junk like hot fudge sauce on it.:-)

Good going, Kan. I'm pleased to have been of service.:)

God, Seeley, your waffles sound sinfully good.:)

Sorry, Charles, my Thanksgiving pics are totally off limits. Mostly, they look like Tobacco Road. Y'all don't need to see that. LOL. As well as I can understand, a cozy is a mystery that has no violence. So, I mean, what the hell good is it as a mystery? In the ones I like, somebody always gets hurt.

Where is this time dilation field of yours? I want in!:)

Charles said...

So you don't have any pictures of lightly browned ice cream turkeys, with ice cream stuffing, and cranberry ice cream?
The temporal distortion field exists in front of any computer screen, haven't you noticed when you're on your computer, that hours pass without notice?

Charles said...

So what you're saying is, a cozy is like writing a computer program, its a mystery but nobody gets killed. I've done some that made me want to kill somebody, does that count?

G-Man said...

I bet you looked so cute with those little puffy cheeks!
You Like Zydeco?
Ooooheeeee Chere!!
Je t'aime le Zydeco Aussi!...Et Tu..xobgxo

Serena Joy said...

Nope, no pics like that, Charles. There was one once of an accidentally charred and unrecognizable turkey, but I paid the blackmail and it went away.

The temporal distortion field exists in front of any computer screen, haven't you noticed when you're on your computer, that hours pass without notice?

I have noticed that. I didn't know it would stop the aging process. LOL.

I'm not altogether clear on this cozy thing, but it sounds like what you said could work.:)

G, if chipmunks turn you on, then yeah, I guess I looked pretty cute.:-)

Je t'aime le Zydeco Aussi!...Et Tu

Je l'adore tout, chéri. Et tu.:)

Scary Monster said...

Me thinks that except fer number 2, anyone who reads this thang could figger out most of this stuff. C'mon Serena where's the real dirt. Enquiring Minds want to know.


Anonymous said...

This BLOG appeared on a Google alert .. and I am not sure why. One thing refreshing is proof that I'm not the craziest being on the planet. These people need a good shrink! The poster I read claimed to be "in love" with and then named a list of things! Did not mention ONE human .. or even a living thing. Loving things suggests narcissism but that requires love with a self-image (a form of self). The poster COULD be a self loving conceited snot, but it seems like she is devoid of love and has no idea what that word means.

puerileuwaite said...

I agree with Anonymous. And might I add that he is a "Poster Child" for relevant commenting.

Your little-known facts reminded me why I'm ga-ga for redheads. You carrot-topped gals are one kooky bunch of coconuts.

I picture you twirling in your floaty dress, detective novel in hand, tiara on head, holding a fudgesickle, and deciding that you CAN find it in your heart to forgive me for enjoying the occasional country tune.

Lee said...

Ha! The secrets come out! Without torture, too!

I agree about Dwight Yoakam...he should never remove his hat! I do love his music...I've got a very eclectic taste in music, too, Serena...but, unlike, you I love country music, as well (there is some of it that grates on me..but on the whole...yep...I love country...don't even mind western, either!)

Serena Joy said...

You'll just have to buck up, Scary. I never spill the real dirt in public.:)

I'm not sure why you got that alert, either, Anonymous. I'm not sure to whom you're referring when you allude to "these people" needing a shrink. This is a MEME, dude (or dudette). Lighten up, El Cajon! Who I love or don't love is not for public display. Something tells me I've tangled with you before. Is that you, you, or maybe you, you know who? Blechhh. Be gone.

Thank you, Puggy, my darling. I just adore pups who acknowledge my kooky coconuts. That last paragraph of yours is absolutely en pointe, and I certainly can and will forgive you.

Oh, my, Lee. I knew you had eclectic tastes in music, but I never would have guessed the Western. Did you ever think of the name of that group that was eluding you the other day?

ThatGreenyFlower said...

8 little-known, tediously-boring facts about ThatGreenyFlower:

*Yawn* Sorry. Forgot them already.

Seriously, they were that boring!

I love the image of you in a tiara and I think we, your loyal blog-friends, need to all chip in and get you a grown-up one, with CZ or rhinestones on it, that you can wear to work.

Serena Joy said...

Oh, please, Greeny -- you're not senile yet.:) I'll bet you could come up with way more than 8 Greeny facts.

Wow, a grownup tiara would be awesome. LOL.

Sling said...

I feel the same way about #3.
Remember that Twilight Zone episode where Billy Momy sent people "to the cornfield"?..It's like that.

The Grunt said...

Well, that was pretty darn good. I'm glad that I tagged you.

MONA said...

1 Queen Serena.. That sure sounds a lot better than Queen Elizabeth Lol. & when I was a little girl I wanted to be God.

2 & I have had chicken pox & measles & that is a pretty good record considering where I live.

3I can never get to hate someone, not even an enemy & If I have to distance myself from a particularly harmful one, I keep torturing myself imagining what kind of torture my behaviour must be inflicting upon him/her which is of course a baseless thought.

4 I can do without sweets, except on occasional 'those days'.

5 I like all kinds of novels, from light thrillers to even a James Joyce & other heavy stuff. But I hate Mills & Boons.

6 Music is okay with me.. only till a time. I prefer silence in long stretches.

7 Serena, i have been meaning to say for so long.. you looked beautiful in your last HNT dress & I loved that matching necklace. I am very choosy about my dresses & I like to wear what suits me.I love negligee though I have my own collection of silk & satin with fine spanish laces & I love my old rose & midnight blue & black rose maroon night gowns which I have have yet to wear...or pass on most probably...

8.My brain is always in a limbo & I feel like a new born each day!

Serena Joy said...

Yes, and I have studiously avoided corn fields ever since, Sling.:)

Thanks, Grunt. Hope you're feeling okay!:)

Thanks for those interesting answers, Mona. Your silks and satins and laces sound so pretty!:)

Kanrei said...

It is starting to sound like the Neighbors IN Hell with you there with them. Six more weeks? I am willing to bet you could find a new place to lay your head by them and out of Hell. I know moving is not fun, but I also am pretty sure you did not intend to move into Hell.

Serena Joy said...

This is true, Kan, but I can't just sell my house and move on account of a few lowlifes. They'll be gone sooner or later; I can wait it out for as long as it takes.

Corn Dog said...

I'm running late as usual.

What the heck is with the NFH? Why are you starting over? I think the NFH are posing as ANon here. I say just whack the comment.

Serena Joy said...

Because of some insufficient language in some of their notices, they withdrew the complaint with the intention of refiling. It's a pain.

I'm not worried about Anons. They make good breakfast food.:)