Saturday, December 1, 2007

Seven things about me

I got tagged for a meme (a list of information) by Jennie at Biblio File. This is my second one ever, and I wanted to respond because I actually know Jennie in real life... we're in the same grad school program (although we only seem to meet at events having nothing to do with grad school). Plus, it sounded cool.

Here are the rules:
1) Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself.
3) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven facts about me:

I'm finding blogging to be addicting.
It's absolutely terrific connecting with people from all over the country (and the world!) and realizing that there are actually people interested in what I have to say. The more I get involved in the Kidlitosphere, the better it is. I recently wrote a post with advice for beginning bloggers. I was amazed at how much I had learned in a few months, and even more amazed by how many people said they found it helpful.

I'm really loving my new job.
I recently starting working in an independent toy and book store. It's incredibly wonderful to be back talking with people about books again, making recommendations and meeting terrific kids. And it's fabulous to get to order brand new children's books and see them the moment they come out. Plus, do you have any idea how fun it is to work in a toy store? And the questions are great. My favorite so far is: "Can you please put this platypus on hold for me?"

I can't wait until finals are over.
I'm in graduate school, and final papers are due in the next week or so. And I hate writing papers. (Blog posts, are of course, an entirely different matter). I will be very, very, very happy when the semester is over.

I have the cutest son. Ever.
I may be the tiniest bit biased here (nah)... but my son is really, really, really wonderful. And cute. And smart. And cuddly. And adorable. It's not possible to be in a bad mood around him; he always manages to cheer me up (unless he's throwing a temper tantrum, in which case, he's probably causing the bad mood).

I have the best husband. Ever.
This may also be slightly biased, but my husband is really, really, really terrific. And supportive. And funny (and punny). And he laughs at my jokes (an amazing thing). And he's helping me get through graduate school, even though he just started graduate school himself. He knows me better than I know me and I don't know what I'd do without him. Plus, he can fix computers.

I have an incredibly supportive family.
If you've looked at the list above, you'll notice that I'm in graduate school, my husband is in graduate school, I have a son, I started a new job (in retail, just before Christmas), and it's finals time. There is no way I could get through this without my amazing family, who is always there for me (and who even read my blog!)

I never get tired of Harry Potter.
I know the 7th book has come out. I know people are sick of the Harry Potter hype. I know they're tired of talking about him. But I'm not. I love the books... no matter how many times I read them, I find something new I never noticed before. You can always get me talking about Harry Potter.

I'm tagging seven people whose blogs I've recently discovered and have been enjoying immensely. And that way, even if they don't end up doing the meme, at least I get to tell you about their blogs. In no particular order, I tag 100 Scope Notes, Abby (the) Librarian, Art, Words, Life, Chicken Spaghetti, Library & Literary Miscellany, pixie stix kids pix, and Lisa Chellman's blog Under the Covers.


  1. Thanks for doing the meme! I'm still wild about Harry too and can't wait until the DVD comes out next week. :)

    And seriously... iSchool? They should send out iPhones with their admissions letters. (Or diplomas! Do we get iPhones or iPods when we graduate? Because then maybe I'd be more ok with that...)

  2. How cool-- thanks for including me! I never knew what a meme was before. Oh my... can I come up with seven interesting things?? I'll start thinking...

  3. Jennie- The DVD of the 5th movie is coming out next week? You'd think I would know this.

    Jennifer- you're welcome! And I love the illustrations on your blog.

    I had a tough time coming up with seven things about myself too. For a much better definition of a meme than the one I gave, look here:

  4. Susan, thanks so much for thinking of Chicken Spaghetti. I answered the meme in the comments section of my post on Fantastic Mr. Fox. The seven things about me were seven Dahl books I hope to read in the next year or so. They are:

    1. The Witches
    2. Charlie and the Choclate Factory
    3. The Minpins
    4. James and the Giant Peach
    5. Boy
    6. Going Solo
    7. Danny the Champion of the World

    Susan T.
    Chicken Spaghetti

  5. Susan T.
    Thanks for doing the meme! That's a great answer... very creative.

  6. All done. That was fun! Thanks again for thinking of me.

  7. Yay! Thanks for tagging me! Now, what to write?

  8. Jennifer- Thanks for doing the meme! Your list was great.

    Lisa- You're welcome! It's fun to be tagged, isn't it? =)

  9. Thanks for "tagging" me; seven things turns out to be quite a lot, but I've got it done in my Seven Things post. I'm still thinking about who to tag, but thanks for the first tag. You're right that it's fun!

  10. Laura- great list! Thanks for doing the meme.