Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Seven Things

Hope tagged me (don't miss her blogiversary contest!), so here are seven things about me:

1. I was allergic to eggplant when I was little but outgrew it. It gave me a rash. I think I got off easy when it came to allergies. It could have been a lot worse, like maybe a chocolate allergy or a wool allergy or a chocolate-colored wool allergy. How sad would that be?

2. I like arranging M&Ms by color before I eat them. It's more habitual than compulsive though. I just think they look pretty when they're sorted. I usually arrange them in rainbow-fashion and eat them in pairs - they shouldn't die alone, LOL!

3. My first name comes from my great-aunt, Leonora. She was widowed in WWII when Japan occupied the Philippines and she survived by fleeing into the jungle with her children. After the war, she helped raise my mother and became her favorite aunt. "Mia" means "of mine" in Spanish, so I'm my mom's Leonora.

4. My last name means "capers" (like the pickled berries you put in salads) in Catalan, a Romance language spoken mainly in eastern Spain. It sounds a bit like a mix of Spanish and French. I used to use WordPerfect to write my papers and the spell checker kept trying to change my name to "capers." Clever spell checker!

5. I am pigeon-toed. My brother is flat footed. I think weird feet run in the family.

6. I've always wished I had a tail. *sigh*

7. I skipped first and fifth grades but still graduated from high school at eighteen. It's some quirk of coming from a foreign school system.

There you have it: too much info about me, myself and I. Now I'm tagging Jinann! How do you say "You're it!" in Norwegian??


Toni said...

OMG! I thought I was the only one. I thought it was some bizarre, twisted eating disorder.

I too sort my M-n-Ms by color before eating them, though I prefer to eat 5 of one color at a time.

Maybe we're long-lost twins!

Jinann said...

Du er den.

(I had to look that up!)

Anyhow, now I'm many have already been tagged! ARGH!!!

Hope said...

Okay! I admit it...

I sort my M&M's too. I also have a special order of eating them - starting with the browns and ending with green. It's a relief to know I'm not the only one! LOL

Erin said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes!!! It is really sweet of you to remember.
I don't sort my M&M's by color. But I do eat them two, or another even number, at a time-must be in pairs. And I like to eat two of the same color. Glad I am not the only one who eats them in pairs.