Eight Random Facts

Since my good friend, Crystal tagged me just before vacation, I’m finally getting around to this meme.

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each participant posts eight random facts about themselves.
3. Tagees should write a blogpost of eight random facts about themselves.
4. At the end of the post, eight more bloggers are tagged (named and shamed).
5. Go to their blog, leave a comment telling them they’re tagged (cut and run).

Eight Random Facts
1. My favourite section of the grocery store is the vegetable counter and that’s been the case since I was a child.

2. My bad habit is ghost-typing when I’m reading a newspaper. It began as a way to try to train myself to type faster while taking a course in high school and ended up as a nervous tic.

3. I love Regency romance novels. Sometimes the worse the history and histrionics, the more fun the book is to read. But only sometimes!

4. I studied geophysics for most of three years.

5. I wear a 7 1/4 size hat. (American sizing — 58 cm in metric.)

6. Since kindergarten, there’s been a small piece of graphite embedded in my left palm.

7. I am emphatically not a morning person.

8. My favourite scent is cinnamon.

I won’t tag anyone, however, as I always feel as if I’m putting people under horrible and unwanted obligations. But feel free to take up this meme if you’d like!

7 Responses to “Eight Random Facts”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Loved your list. Now I just hope someone will ask why that piece of graphite is in your left palm, sis!

  2. jb Says:

    Accidental pencil stabbing? I’ve got one of those in my right palm, as a matter of fact, and I’ve had it there since I was about 5. A lot of people have graphite shrapnel as the result of early childhood clumsiness, don’t they?

  3. Ricki Says:

    Thanks for putting the bait out there, Barb! Hey Ancarett, why is there a piece of graphite in your left palm?

  4. ancarett Says:

    Hee! It seems that if a pencil collides point-first with your hand at sufficient velocity, a bit of the lead can break off in the palm. Fortunately, graphite’s pretty darned inert, but it was dark enough that as a kid I would use it as cheat to help me remember what was left and what was right.

  5. What Now? Says:

    Re. #3: I adore Georgette Heyer novels (well, most of them) and will sometimes reread one of my favorites as a quick treat to myself. But I have never yet discovered any other authors in the same genre whom I could enjoy reading as much. Any suggestions? What are your faves?

  6. ancarett Says:

    WN, I recommend Mary Balogh and Carla Kelly as writers who manage to preserve some of the lightness of tone from Heyer’s approach. It’s harder to find Regencies these days as they’re sadly out of fashion, so I’ve found that used book stores are my salvation as some of the best books were published in the 80s.

  7. What Now? Says:

    Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll head on over to Amazon now and do some browsing.