Tagged and bagged

The fabulous pink-slingin' Julie tagged me the other day! Prepare to learn more than you ever wanted to know about me.

Julie says I must:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

It is a bit of a job so even if you just wanted to post the facts that would be fun!!!

Here goes:
1. The little bitty circle scar next to my nose is a chicken pox scar I got when I was three. I didn't like how it felt when my hand brushed up against it, so I scratched it off in the bathtub.

2. When my brother and I watched cartoons as a kid, we used to call dibs on the characters. This means you have to speak up quick at the beginning of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, or your animated alter ego will spend the next half-hour bitching about that wascally wabbit.

3. My favorite color is a very specific shade of scarlet. Not orangey red, not fire truck red, not candy-apple red.

4. My favorite expression of my father's was "The first hundred years are always the hardest." He always attributed that sentiment to his older brother, but I've never once heard my uncle say it.

5. If I keep my elbows bent for more than about five minutes, when I straighten them out, they make a loud snap that sounds like I'm cracking my knuckles next to an amplifier.

6. I paid for most of my college education with winnings from a game show. It was called "Body Language" and I won about $27,000 from a week's worth of victories.

7. I want real-life scientists to figure out how to tesser, so I can live on the same street as all my friends and loved ones. (Man, I miss Madeleine L'Engle.)

I tag these peoples to carry on the tradition: Ricë, Jan, Stacie B., Lisa H., Evil Greg, Paula, and Deryn. I realize not all of you will participate. But I tagged you because you hold the secrets of the universe, and you've been dying for my command to reveal said pearls of wisdom.