Eight is Enough

I've been tagged by Tiff for this meme. Here are the rules:

  1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.
  1. Ever since I started trying to change my diet because of the whole PCOS/insulin resistance thing, I am a big weenie when it comes to sweets. Whereas I could once drink pop and eat ice cream all day long, now I get really messed up when I eat too much sugar. Last weekend I had a huge ice cream cone (not on purpose - I asked for a kid's size!) and I was knocked out for the rest of the day. The thing is, I sometimes worry that it's all in my head and it's not so much that my blood sugar fluctuations have felled me, but rather guilt.
  2. I spend a lot of time walking in circles around my apartment in the evenings because I'm so committed to getting 10,000 steps a day, but I'm too lazy to go to the gym. Maybe if I could watch and listen to TV in the gym it would be different.
  3. I love... I simply love... Corn BranI love Quaker Corn Bran. I really really love Quaker Corn Bran. It's important for me to fill up on fiber-rich foods so that I'm not obsessing over sweets, so I've been trying various new cereals, which add both fiber and breakfast to my diet. It's very novel. The other day I was lamenting the fact that I hadn't eaten Quaker Corn Bran in years and couldn't find it in my local stores (it is a hard-to-find product, apparently) and that it would be the perfect cereal for eating dry at work. So my friend Robin brought me down a box from Ann Arbor and told me she'd found it at Hiller's. When I went up to Ann Arbor last weekend, I bought two more boxes and my parents bought one too. We almost cleaned the store out. Then we went to Meijer and found that they had it there too, so we bought another box in order to stimulate local stores to keep Corn Bran in stock. Anyway, the point of this story is, Quaker Corn Bran is delicious and the texture is wonderful for snacking. You should all go and buy some so that Quaker will suddenly realize a huge demand for the product and will put it in all the stores in the nation. Thankssomuch.
  4. It has taken me a while to accept the fact that I don't really have any friends my age in town. For a long time, I thought there was something wrong with me, but I think I'm okay with it now. I've got friends around the office and I've got long-distance friends my age. I don't go out much, but on the other hand, there isn't a whole lot to do in town anyway. It's very different from the way my life was in college or grad school, and it just took me a while to adjust.
  5. I am a genius. I decided that last weekend, when I ordered a burger with blue cheese, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms, then put A-1 sauce on it. It was delicious, like some sort of burger paradise, and I am some sort of burger genius.
  6. One of the weird side effects about developing this love for walking and working out and weird stuff like that that were so foreign to me a year ago is that I don't mind sweating as much as I used to. It feels sort of healthy and good to sweat, whereas before it was something I tried to avoid at all costs. Still annoying when I'm dressed nicely, but it's nice when it's something I've planned for. I also didn't own sweatpants until a year ago!
  7. I am in the market for a new apartment. When I moved down here, the way I thought I would live turned out to be different from the way I actually do live. I thought, "I need a spare bedroom where I can put the people who visit me and use as an office the rest of the time!" but it turns out that I don't really get many visitors in this obscure corner of Ohio; certainly not enough to warrant paying for a second bedroom. And I do all of my computing while sitting on the couch. I have my eye on a much smaller apartment with fewer conveniences, but also with a rent price that's $300 lower. An extra $300 per month could come in handy for a rainy-day fund, savings and for travel money.
  8. I frequently leave my blinds closed all day and live in my own little private cave.

I'll tag: No one! But if you choose to do it, please leave a comment and let me know!

srah - Saturday, 12 May 2007 - 5:32 PM
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Comments (2)

gravatar tiff - May 12, 2007 - 11:16 PM -

Wow, that Corn Bran sounds really good! I'm going to swing thru the cereal isle tomorrow. Anything that doesn't require milk is okay by me. I don't have time for milk.

Thanks for memeing - see how fascinating you are?!

gravatar katie - May 13, 2007 - 1:43 AM -

I did it. :)

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