Friday, February 08, 2008

Six Pieces of Trivia

No, it's not "Six Degrees of Separation". My friend Emilie tagged for me for this fun little trivia game.

The rules:
1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules.
3) Share six non-important things / habits / quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people.
5) Make sure the people you tagged.
1. I was named after my Polish Great-Grandmother, whose first name was pronounced "Cashmer-ah" but I am not spelling that the right way. She was known as Grandma Carrie to my Mom and her siblings. My mom said she KNEW I was a girl when she was PG with me, and when people asked her if she had any boy names picked out, she said no, I was Carrie. They apparently thought she was a little nuts for thinking that, but here I am. I am a female. :) And on a cool side note to this, I was honored by being given my namesake's wedding ring: I actually wore it during my own wedding, and I wear it during special events, such as all my IUI's, my IVF cycles, and anything else important in my life. I like to think my name sake's presence is with me, even though I never met her (and yes, that is more than 1 tidbit, but oh well, I'll be a cheater).
2. I've been keeping name lists for potential children since I was in the 5th or 6th grade. I remember that my friend Jess and I would keep notebook lists of possible boy names and possible girl names,and compare them all the time. To this day, I STILL keep name lists floating around in my junk drawers. That name list has changed about a million times in the girl department, but interestingly enough, not too much with the boys. I'm very picky about boy names.
3. CJ and I (this is about both of us) -the first thing we discussed when we decided we were the ONE for each other, we decided if we ever had a girl, we were going to name her Isabella. There was no ifs, ands, or buts about it. However, that name became very popular, and I like to sometimes go against the grain, so after much debate, we took it off as our number one. Then, I talked about how cool the name Keifer would be, and well...........that's all she wrote. :)
4. Part of the reason I love movies so passionately is becuase growing up, our neighbor across the street was the manager of the Cinema, which was pretty much THE movie theater in town. My parents and he were good buddies, and literally spent most of their free time together, so we kids would go to the movies every weekend. The best part about that growing up was, all we had to do was walk in and say, "did John call?", and we'd get ushered in. It was wonderful. However, we were allowed to see rated R movies beginning in 5th and 6th grade, and many of my friends were NOT allowed to, so it was hard to find friends to go to some of the movies with. I remember going to Stand By Me right before entering the 7th grade, and loving it, but having nobody at school to really talk about it with. And, on another side note, my first rated R movie that my parents let me see was The Breakfast Club, and it was at a theater in Hibbing, MN.
5. When I was little, I used to want to be a teacher, a vet, an artist, and a waitress. Apparently, the teacher part stuck, but I remember my Grandma Hanson used to buy me those little waitress note pads for taking orders, and I'd pretend to play waitress with her.
6. I played the piano for one year in the 4th grade, and played the violin for 3 years beginning in 6th grade. I quit in the 8th grade at the end of the school year; one, because the orchestra teacher was a real witch (with a "b") and two, becuase I didn't want to be known as a "geek". Sadly, I regret quitting so much. Yes, I could start up lessons again at this age, but it would take much time and effort to get back into playing, and I don't think I'd keep it up. *sigh*.
I tag Tara, Jen, and Kerry.

1 comment:

Emilie said...

I remember seeing Stand By Me, too ... just before I left for college! LOL! (That does age a person!) I worked in a movie theater during high school and got to see everything for free. I think that's how I got such a love for them.


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