Friday, December 19, 2008

Like a Wild Animal

Dragon puppies First let me start by pointing out that it has been chucking down snow since around 11:30 am. Since it wasn't snowing first thing this morning I trooped into work, like a good little associate editor.
Then Hubby called around noon and ordered me to come home (his school called a snow day Thursday night). And 3.5 hours later, I was home.
Did you get that? Three and a half hours.
Looking on the bright side:
  1. I made it home safe and sound.
  2. I didn't puke, despite my pounding head (this damn weather).
  3. I got a lot of work done on mom's bed sock. Because for at least one of those hours I was standing stock still (well, for half an hour at a time).
Really, the questions are: why the heck did I go in in the first place? and why the heck didn't I leave when the first flake fell?
Hubby called periodically to check on me—I wasn't calling him as I didn't want him to worry about why I was calling. When I was on the final leg he put a frozen pizza in the oven. Boy howdy, was I starving because, of course, I left the office at lunch time without eating.

I Was Tagged!
So at the beginning of December Riohnna tagged me, but I was so absorbed in my own little world that I didn't respond. And I was feeling whiny because I don't know seven other bloggers to tag, then I decided it was my blog and I could rebel and tag as many or as few as I wanted. :-P so here goes.

Seven Things About Traveling Ann You (Probably) Don't Already Know!
(um, wait, seven weird things? I don't know if I have that many)
  1. I didn't have a middle name growing up. My parents didn't give me one. So when I got married I swung my maiden name over.
  2. I'm a direct descendant of the Russian General Michael Kutuzov. He defeated Napoleon by retreating out of Moscow and is a character in War and Peace. I like to remind Hubby of this whenever he is teaching his Napoleon section.
  3. As much as I love, love, love my puppies I grew up a cat person and am still scared of other big dogs.
  4. I driven across the country 1.5 times by myself. I've driven across the country 2.5 times with my mom. (drat I should use those as two separate ones.) See, I don't call myself Traveling Ann for nothing.
  5. I don't like meatloaf and will do my level best to avoid eating it.
  6. I have one license plate from every car I've personally owned. Hubby let me hang them in the laundry room.
  7. I've never had a broken bone or a major operation. (drat, again, I should have used those for two.)
Ok, maybe not so weird, but I think fairly random.

Here Are The Rules
  1. Be nice and link to the person(s) who tagged you.
  2. Share 7 random, weird, unknown things about yourself on your blog.
  3. Tag 7 other people to join the meme.
  4. Comment on their blogs so they know
As we've already established, I'm a rebel. So I'm just going to tag Ms. Create. :-)

Pajama Time
I don't care that it's only 5:30. I'm cold and cranky and I've had a long day. Time to snuggle a puppy and knit.
Stay safe. Stay warm.


  1. LOL! After I had posted mine, I can think of many that would go on a list like this. but I am sure, when I am tagged again, I will forget them all!

  2. You rebel girl you! I'll answer, but it may take awhile to think up seven things!! I may even use one of yours since I don't have a middle name either!!! :)