Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tagged!


" I want my privacy, please!"

I have been tagged by both Victoria and Glenn to reveal 8 random facts about myself.

These are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

Here are some things about me you probably did not know:

1. I was born on a beach (long story!) on Friday the 13th. This should clue you in to how well my life is going ;-)

2. I had a poem published at the age of 9. It was entitled "Shattered Dreams" (at 9???)

3. I am a decent cook but a dismal baker. I guess baking requires precision and exact measurements - that's sooo not me...

4. I once danced with Robin Williams, the actor, at a night club in Jamaica.

5. I was detained at Frankfurt Airport on suspicion of espionage. Questioned, searched and released shortly after.

6. I can never get through Chopin's "Heroic" polonaise without crying (but then again I empathize with his longing for his motherland).

7. I have this uncanny ability to tell time...without consulting a watch. No matter when, day or night, if you ask me what time it is, I will be exact to the minute. (Can anyone else do that or am I a freak?).

8. Nobody makes me belly-laugh like John Cleese in "Fawlty Towers".


Now, it's my turn to tag you, my blogger friends:

25 comments:

freefalling said...

You can't make things up!
They have to be TRUE!
6,7 & 8 I can believe.
The rest I'm sure is the result of an over-active imagination!
(Or perhaps you've just had an incredibly interesting life and I've turned nasty on you, because in comparison my life has been so uneventful - I WANT to be detained for being a spy!)

Chris said...

You and I probably cook alike. . .I "consult" recipes. I do the same with baking. . .probably why I don't do a good bread.

I love the dog! They have such great personalities, no?

JAM said...

First things first, I love the picture of your dog. Our daughters think Lovley Wife and I have gone insane, when one of our critters does anything cute like this, we call them from the other side of the house, they come in, and we say look at Angel/Rosie/Lilly/Spike! They just roll their eyes and go. The love the dogs too, but we invariably interrupt a movie or something just to get them to look at the dog.

Published and 9, eh? Kinda hard to live up to something like that on down the road isn't it?

In the 80s when I worked for Delta Airlines, one time when we flew to Salt Lake City to visit my brother and family, the company asked me to try to get a fake bomb through security. It was a cartoonish looking bomb, ten or so fake sticks of dynamite taped together with a big, old-fashioned bell ringer alarm clock attached. The security people turned white when it went through the xray machine and one guy turned to run for help, but the head of security was right there to tell them it was a test.

It's on my list of things to blog about, and I certainly wouldn't allow them to use me for a test like that in today's environment, but at least mine was fun, and funny, unlike your experience.

Nikon said...

Ok, what time is it?

Zsolt said...

thank you Isabella for tagging:) for tomorrow I will try to prepare the answers:)

oldmanlincoln said...

Amazed me.

Frank said...

I am glad no one Tagged me since nothing about me is random. Except for those unplanned things that happen.
So tell us, were you a spy? That sounds cool. Wait, if you were a spy, then you couldn't tell us could you?

Sonia said...

First, I love the dog, so cute!

Thanks Isabella for tagging me... but I am sorry, I don't do memes because it's a bit difficult to me write in English.

Moi said...

the pic is adorable Isabella....:)
and a poem called shattered dreams at 9????? a precocious child, were you??

loved reading about you....these lists make such a fun read :)

Jilly said...

Isabella, first - loooooooooove your doggy. It looks like this little boy has made himself well at home. Lovely photo.

And thanks for the tag. At first I thought 'oh no' then I saw you'd tagged me in illustrious company, so how can I refuse. I'll get my head around it tomorrow or the day after. Just got back from a boozy lunch in Monte Carlo and Blogger won't publish my pics. Hopefully later...

Your random facts are brilliant - and we share so much. Not only Friday the 13th, but John Cleese in Fawlty Towers. I'm not a spy tho!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Was Robin Williams as unhinged in real life as he is on TV/movie?

Detained as a spy? Was it as amusing as it was in the old James Bond movies?

alice said...

My favorite, without any hesitation, is the 4th one!

Lessie said...

Thanks, Isabella!

Rambling Round said...

Espionage? How did that happen? Sometimes, not always, I can tell the exact time without looking at a clock. Then, other times, I totally lose all track of time!

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

I like your dog pics too. I can tell time within 15 minutes, not exactly to the minute.

Lavenderlady said...

I like your puppy! I quit wearing a watch about 4 years ago...but I still have to consult my cell phone from time to time.

Peter said...

So you are exact in timing but not in measuring? Or, is it just a bad excuse for not wishing to make some nice cakes?

I have also been tagged in my absence. No time to react on that one for the moment.

Marie said...

Very funny photo!

So, people thought you were a spy??? You must have been scared....

Helen said...

I was reading your answers ... about the telling time. No, you are not a freak. I can do it too.

isabella said...

Freefalling - for beter or worse, all facts are true! I can produce witnesses, if needed ;-)

Chris - Havanese are sooo lovable...and cunning, too ;-)

JAM - have you heard the results of the latest tests? Most airports security still misses 75% of "test bombs" smuggled on board...Scary!

Nikon - LOL! It's time for you to post your "facts"...

Zsolt - I'll be there...

Abe - I doubt it ;-) With your life experiences, my life is tame...

Sonia - your English is quite good! But I understand...and we learn about you through your posts, anyway.

Moi - yes, I was a "gifted" child, but it's been all downhill from there ;-)

Jilly, my favorite boozer ;-) - we must watch my DVD of FT when you visit!

Ming - Robin was uncharacteristically sober and restrained...Peter O'Toole, on the other hand, was under the table, drunk.

Alice, Lessie - thanks for visiting!

Rambling, Hyderabad, Lavender and Helen - thanks for validating me! I feel less of a freak ;-)

Peter - oh, I can still bake...you just would not enjoy the results ;-)

Frank and Marie - being detained as a spy was not a pleasant experience for me or my companions...We can now laugh about it (and we often do!), but at that time it was scary. Apparently I fit the profile of a woman they were searching for...

richard said...

Ok - i did it, but as you probably expected I didn't follow the rules..

GMG said...

So you post a picture like this and you say blue is cop-out...
Want to see how informative the magic of blue may be? Just see the reply I left to your comment... ;))
Have a greta week!
Gil

GMG said...

Great! Not Greta; Garbo is gone... ;))

Felicia said...

Wow! I'm curious to know about your being born on the beach! Did your mom sail onto the beach and just couldn't make it to the hospital?!

jph said...

Ahh, Frankfurt - enough said. Hate that airport with a vengence.