>5 Things About Beads

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Haha! Gotchu! And, now that I have your attention, I’d like to point out that Barb interrupted my regularly scheduled blog by tagging me to participate in a meme. What is a meme? I didn’t really know myself, but I looked it up and learned that a meme is “a unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another”. So, I have to state 5 Things About Me, then tag 5 of my blogger pals to do the same. Here goes:

1. I am a roller coaster junkie. I can ride them all day and into the night. And, I never understood why they make you get off the ride… I love going to amusement parks, but if you’re going to go with me, be prepared to ride every coaster in the park multiple times. Corkscrew, racer, double loop, inverted, wooden, or steel – you name it, I’m there. You can TRY to get me to ride something else, but you’ll have to bribe me with something sweet, like a candy apple or peanut butter fudge. I am in heaven at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, which currently boasts 17 roller coasters=:0

2. Even though I have a need for speed, I have never been pulled over for speeding in my Buick. In fact, I’ve never been stopped by the cops for anything*knock on wood*

3. I enjoy reading and writing Haiku, although I haven’t written one in awhile. Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry. It is typically a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. You can read some of mine HERE. On occasion, I contribute to Beer Haiku Daily, and last year, the Asahi Haikuist Network posted one of my poems in the English version of the online Japanese newspaper, Asahi.com.

4. I love red meat, especially filet mignon. And, I like it medium-rare, which means it’s gotta be pink in the center. I could eat that every night for the rest of my life, and be very content. I also believe that whoever said that red meat is not good for you is lying…. Tell me, how can something that tastes that good be bad?? =:P

5. I love to collect postcards, especially vintage ones from my hometown of Erie, PA, as well as ones from old amusement parks. Anyone who knows me well knows that I love receiving postcards in the mail. So, if any of you would like to send me one, I’d be thrilled=:)

Also, while we’re on the subject of amusement parks, it recently came to my attention that Coney Island in Brooklyn, NYC is being threatened by the real estate company Thor Equities, LLC. They want to do away with the park and put up luxury condos! We cannot let this happen. This park has been an important part of American cultural history since the 1860’s. If you would like to help save Coney Island, please sign this PETITION, and forward it to everyone you know. Thank you.

Now, who will I tag??
How about Heather, Phoenix, Fenny, Beadbabe, and Corrine?
Haha! Now it’s your turn. I can’t wait to read all of your posts.
And, tommorrow, we’re back to beadwork, baby…=:)

13 thoughts on “>5 Things About Beads

  1. >It’s really great to learn more about you. Thanks for directing me to your post. And your haiku is fantastic. I’ll keep looking for it. Haiku and roller coasters – an unbeatable combination!

  2. >Wow. I’m so glad that some of you found that stuff interesting. LOL.Barb, I’m sorry to hear about your speeding ticket=:(Chucky, I could go for a steak right now, too… And, all of you should go ride roller coasters all summer long. Life is too short…

  3. >Oh I soooo want steak right now! mmm filet mignon sounds so good. I went to applebees last week, had steak there. Oh my, it was one of the best ever. yeah I want steak…

  4. >You are so welcome to the crown of roller coaster queen. Back in the old days I rode the one here until I was bored sick with it, but now, there is no way in any place I’d get on the new ones. So, to the Queen!

  5. >Wow, LB we have alot in common. I love roller coasters, filet mignon is my fav. And until yesterday I was able to say I had never been pulled over. (I got my very first speeding ticket yesterday, I was so very bummed!)

  6. >oh YOU, arg I have a love/hate thing going with being tagged, arg!How can there NOT be a coney island,thats just NOT right. I remember those rides at cedar point, eek! I don’t think I could do them now.

  7. >Roller coasters! I haven’t been on one in AGES! I remember my first trip to Amsterdam with my family when I was 9 to visit my extended family there. We drove to an amusement park in Belgium and there was this coaster there that seemed to be suspended over the length of the park…or maybe it’s just that I was really small then and it seemed really big. I was too chicken to ride it then…and probably too short, but I’d love to go back and ride it now!I’ll have to think about what to write tonight… 🙂

  8. >Yes, Nina! That would be so cool to ride a roller coaster in Germany=:) Hopefully, they won’t put a speed limit on the Autobahn before I get there…And, don’t worry, I like veggies, too=:)

  9. >I love roller coasters, too!!! Seems that I have to look for an amusement park nearby. 😉 The Simpsons have Duff Gardens … :-PYou will have to be quick when you want to enjoy the autobahn without speed limit. Politicians are considering to abolish this. :(((I wanna read another Haiku and I fear I can’t cook red meat as I am specialized in cooking vegetables and minced beef/pork (that’s is also the only meat I can cook …).

  10. >A roller coaster queen eh? Well you sneaky devil you….I guess I know what my blog post will be today…off to write my five things…after almost 800 posts I am going to have to really think about five things that people don’t already know!

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