Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Meme: 6 more random things about me

Tagged!

I've been tagged! Not the first time it has happened, but it's always fun. Nicole McCaffrey tagged me. Pop over to her blog to find out 6 fun things about her. The rules: 1) Link back to the person who tagged you. 2) Post the rules on your blog. 3) Write six things about yourself. 4) Tag six people at the end of your post by posting links to their blogsites. 5) Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their site. 6) And let your tagger know when your entry is up. Okay, now for the hard part. Here are six random things about me that I've not already posted. Let's see if I can top the one about liking to catch fireflies that everybody loved. 1) I love Scooby Doo. I've loved this cartoon and Scooby himself since I was a kid. Now my 13 year old follows in my footsteps. In fact, we're watching a Scooby Doo movie right now. 2) I also love the Disney cartoon movie "Mulan". Not only do I love it, I used to watch it so much my kids begged me to stop. My daughter-in-law and I were both in love with Shang Le (the hero in Mulan). 3) Sometimes I eat sushi for breakfast, I love it so much. 4) I used to be a river rat. Dad and I used to boat and water ski on the Ohio River all summer long. Boy do I miss that. Although I can water ski, I've only been snow skiing once and the ground was almost flat on the beginner's "slope". 5) I consider myself to be a tomboy (remember I like to climb trees, catch fireflies, walk, ride horses, shoot guns and archery) but my daughter says I'm a "girlie girl". I guess that's because I rarely go out of the house without makeup, I wear pink a lot (even if it's pink fatigues), and I wear dresses a lot. I just like variety and I love being a woman because we have more choices than men. Compared to my daughters, I guess I am a girlie girl. My younger daughter would rather die than wear a dress or make up. She won't go near pink. 6) I take shorthand and thus whenever there's a meeting in my company, I get called to take the notes a lot - even though I have trouble hearing what's said (and I tell them - funny, I guess they don't believe me). Although it's becoming increasingly frustrating to hear, I am privy to a lot more information than I otherwise would be because of this skill. I also use it as a secret code to write notes to myself that no one else can read. Or when I'm out in public writing, and if I think someone might be looking at my writing pad, I write the dirty words in shorthand. I also amuse myself (aka keep myself awake during staff meetings) writing stuff in shorthand. Years ago, my boss thought I was taking such good notes of the meeting, he asked me to transcribe them and email them company wide. I'd been writing my own thing and so really had to scramble to put out decent minutes so I wouldn't get in trouble. Or maybe he'd caught on to me and was trying to teach me a lesson. After that, however, he made me take minutes of the staff meetings for a year or two after. Oy! Now, I have to tag 6 people. Here goes: Giggles (you have to read her "Adventures of Rat Girl" Vi Kelly Kirch Molly Amarinda Jones Brynn Paulin It's my hubby's birthday and we're going to have pizza and ice cream cake tonight. However, he just called, pissed, because he has to cover a softball game (he's an umpire) for someone who bailed at the last minute. So he won't be home till late. The family's coming over for his birthday. Sounds like my kind of luck. From time to time I'll pass on a bit of advice I've learned from doing customer service for a charity. Today's advice is: if you want your name removed from a mailing list from any organization and you mail a note to the organization, mail back the reply card containing all the numbers as well as your name and address to reduce the waiting time of your request. Some people who want off our mailing list delete the numbers or cross them out or write notes on their own paper and don't include the numbers. Since we're so busy, we separate the requests into stacks of "people with donor numbers" (the fastest way), "People with cold mail numbers" (pretty fast), "people with no numbers" (by far the slowest as we have to do more research and because we're so swamped with work, those piles wait until everything else is done, so we can help as many people as possible. I read a lot of rude notes that come with these requests. We at my charity read everything and don't take things personally (I try not to) and do what is requested. However, I've known people at other places that will deliberately lose or ditch a request if it arrives with a nasty note. So please remember to be nice, even if you're boiling mad if you really want to be helped. I know my hubby won't listen to me, and then he'll wonder why his requests aren't meant or at least why they take forever to get done.

11 comments:

Molly Daniels said...

Happy birthday, Mr. Ashley Ladd:)

Our anniversary is in May. Many were celebrated eating hot dogs and nachos at the games:)

Ashley Ladd said...

Thanks! I'll tell Mr. Ladd your well wishes. We stuffed ourselves with pizza and ice cream cake.

Usually we're at the ball field, too.

Giggle! said...

*GiGGLeS* ooooo thanks for the tag!!! :-) And I'm glad you like my Rat Girl comic!! :-) xxx

Vi said...

I too could LIVE on sushi alone!

Pizza and icecream cake? That's an unusual cake! lol

thanks for the tag, but I don't think Ive got any more random stuff to tell! I'll have to think about that one.

Amarinda Jones said...

Sushi for breakfast? I was going to say how odd you are but I thought that would be impolite

captain corky said...

I love Sushi and could eat it at anytime of the day too.

I'm not very impressed with the New Scooby Doo movies. The old ones are much better.

Brynn Paulin said...

I like Mulan and Scooby also.
I'll do the 6 things tomorrow :)

Molly Daniels said...

My entry is up...and I'm going to Lori's!!!! Just learned it's going to happen:)

Ashley Ladd said...

Yeah Molly!!! I can't wait to meet you.

Okay, so I'm strange, Amarinda. Tell me something I don't know.

Vi, "ice cream" cake is made of all ice cream. It's in the shape of a cake and iced like a cake. In this case, one layer is chocolate and the other vanilla. Some are shaped like footballs, M&M people, whales... Carvel Ice Cream shops sell them and some Publix grocery stores sell Carvel cakes, too.

Ashley Ladd said...

Yeah Molly!!! I can't wait to meet you.

Okay, so I'm strange, Amarinda. Tell me something I don't know.

Vi, "ice cream" cake is made of all ice cream. It's in the shape of a cake and iced like a cake. In this case, one layer is chocolate and the other vanilla. Some are shaped like footballs, M&M people, whales... Carvel Ice Cream shops sell them and some Publix grocery stores sell Carvel cakes, too.

Giggle! said...

Just letting you know I've posted my meme! (It's in the rules that I have to notify you!) *GiGGLeS* xx

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