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Thursday, May 24, 2007

This is my post for tomorrow...today. Comprehende?

Dewey tagged me for this meme:

Here are the rules according to whomever likes to make up rules: • Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.


OK, here goes:

1 In high school, I was a mean discus thrower. I have moderate athletic skills to start with (thanks dad), but I have no idea where that ability came from. I went up to the plate and - wham! - I usually got a first or second place.

2 The same goes for backstroke - the most underrated of all swimming strokes. I could do it all day. I love it. Sure, butterfly and breaststroke have some sort of grace to them, but backstroke involves two of my favourite things: exercise and lying down. At the same time!

3 I chew my nails. People who know me will nod their heads at this, and those of you who don't know me won't believe me, but, trust me, I have the ugliest hands on the planet.

4 That said, I also have quite large hands. I was able to span a piano octave when I was, like, five.

5 My eyes change colour occasionally. Usually to a disgusting yellow when I'm sick.

6 I think I need to go to a skin specialist. I have another mole on my head that I'm concerned about.

7 I've had a suspect mole cut out already 8 years ago when my hairdresser said casually one day (well, casually, metered with some sort of internal panic), "Did you know you have a big black mole on your scalp?"

8 My grandmother died of skin cancer, so you can see why I'm taking this seriously.

9 I think Dooce would agree.

10 The previous mole, in the end, wasn't deemed noxious, but still, I'm glad the bugger is gone.

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Even if it hurt like billy-o after it was scraped out.

12 That nasty sound of scalpel on bone is one reason why I could never be a brain surgeon.

13 This has gone from being about me to about my moles. If it makes you give your own skin a go-over, then that's fine by me. You never know....

I'm not going to tag anyone. Anyone wants to give it a go, knock yourselves out (figuratively, not literally).

Comments on "This is my post for tomorrow...today. Comprehende?"

 

Blogger Dewey said ... (9:09 am) : 

I have some worrisome moles, too. And two of my pale, freckled (like me) aunts died of skin cancer, so I keep a close eye on moles!

 

Blogger pussreboots said ... (11:03 am) : 

The backstroke is my favorite too. I've been doing laps in the pool doing the backstroke.

Happy TT

 

Blogger Crazy Working Mom said ... (1:08 pm) : 

Yup, it's always a good idea to get a professional opinion, even if you think it's no big deal...

 

Blogger L^2 said ... (1:57 pm) : 

"exercise and lying down" - I guess that's probably why I always liked the backstroke so much too. LOL!

 

Blogger Samantha Lucas said ... (3:23 pm) : 

Cancer is very serious. We've had a bit of it in our family, no skin cancer, but I'm a fair skinned blue eyed blonde who grew up on the beach in Southern California so I worry about it from time to time.

Great post. :)

 

Blogger Scribbit said ... (4:48 pm) : 

I had one removed and tend to watch those things rather closely myself--I'm a pasty white one that will fry in the sun.

 

Anonymous gabriella hewitt said ... (4:56 pm) : 

I lifeguarded in high school and college. After that I really didn't spend much time in the sun, but during those years I soaked up a lot. I worry now what effect that might have and keep an eye on my freckles. It is something to take seriously.

 

Blogger Miss Frou Frou said ... (11:02 pm) : 

Have a couple of scalp moles, which I think are fine, but are annoying, as you sometimes catch them with the comb... this reminds me to get the doc to check them next time I see her.

 

Blogger Lazy Daisy said ... (12:13 am) : 

Loved your randomness.(especially your definition of the backstroke...exercising while lying down!) Glad to know your mole checked out alright.

 

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said ... (4:46 am) : 

I could never be a brain surgeon either. Too sqeamish!

 

Blogger Qtpies7 said ... (1:16 pm) : 

I worry about moles, too. I don't want to blow something off and then leave my kids without a mother.

 

Blogger Barbara said ... (2:16 am) : 

Hope the spot turns out not to be cancerous. I tried to talk to my daughter and her daughter going to the tanning salon to no avail. They don't go that often, but I worry about them, and their sunburns.

 

Anonymous Angela Giles Klocke said ... (2:40 am) : 

I just did one of these the other day...

Moles. Arg. My mom had one removed that was deemed cancerous. Scary stuff, that!

 

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