Thursday, October 16, 2008

Awww, Junk.

Whew. I've been tagged by my lovely friend Erin. Which I am ever so grateful for, after the last Debbie Downer of a post I last put up. Hallelujah. Here are the rules I've been given:

*Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
*Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
*Tag seven other people at the end of your post and link to their blogs.
*Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Wow. That sounds like a lot of hard work. More work than I've done in the past two weeks. But I'm gonna go ahead and give it the ol' college try. Here we go.

1. I love beets. I mean. I think they're absolutely perfect and wonderful in every way. I think their sweet, earthy, juicy flavor is probably close to what Heaven would taste like, if it were a root vegetable. Like, I could eat them every day if they weren't such a pain to prepare and didn't stain your fingers blood red for days afterwards, prompting curious questions from friends and family. Actually, I just found some the other day already prepared and prepackaged in the produce section at Ingles. This could become a dangerous habit of mine.

2. I love stand-up comedy. I laugh and laugh.

3. I visited the actual movie set of "The Neverending Story" in Munich, Germany. You can ride on Falcor's back, but they only chose 3 little twerps from my third grade class to do so. I wasn't one of them. I am not bitter about that at all.

4. I have an A.B. in Political Science and I minored in Spanish at UGA. Translation: I am a Stay At Home Mom. Go Dawgs.

5. My dad was born in Hamrun, Malta. Yes, it's a real place, and no, that's not where the malt was invented.

6. I also love sci-fi. I didn't realize this love until after I got married to a sci-fi nerd and had my first child. I didn't get hooked on Oprah or soap operas as a newbie stay at home mom. No. Every day, I climbed aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the rest of the crew and traveled the galaxy while watching reruns of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Space. The final frontier. One of the best shows ever made. And, yes, I own every episode on DVD. Jealous?

7. Speaking of Star Trek, my maiden name is Borg. Resistance is futile.

Okay. So I am tagging...

The Hippses

Let the games begin!


Erin said...

Ange -
Wes is going to be jealous of the Neverending Story set visit. Pretty sweet. Hey, thanks for calling to check on me... watch out for beets - they can oxide? and cause kidney stones (along with tea, nuts and other yummy stuff.) Just saying, go easy on them:)

holly said...

ang,i love beets too...with goat cheese in a salad especially!! it has only been in recent years that i realized i loved them. their color is divine! pickled beets are really good too.
i rewatched neverending story with evan, beforehand building it up to be fabulous, and then the special effects looked so UN special that we laughed thru most of it!! i think the lotr trilogy has ruined us all and Falcor is totally weird looking when viewed as an adult.

Angela said...

Holly, beets in a salad with goat cheese is one of the most incredible combinations on this planet. We always ate pickled eggs with beets around the holidays. It's a Borg family tradition. Or rather, I never ate the beets, just the eggs. Now, I am the exact opposite. I didn't discover my love for beets until later on in life. And canned are only a substitute if you cannot have fresh. Fresh beets are amazing.

Elaine said...

If you do not recall that Matt Laney lookes like Falcor, well, he does and he got a picture of himself with Falcor on his trip to Germany. It's great.
Ange, if you have not seen Galaxy Quest I think you should check it out. Only a trek head could truly appreciate it. Great flick.