Saturday, June 30, 2007

Vacance interrupted!

Pretty Lady is feeling a bit Flustered! Not only has she been tagged with a blog meme, she has been tagged along with Susie Bright! She is not certain how she feels about this, but given Pretty Lady's skirting-the-edge-of-racy past, she supposes it was bound to happen sooner or later.

Anyhoo, on with the meme!

1. All right, here are the rules.

2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.

3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

4. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight
things and post these rules.

5. 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.

Well, right from the get-go Pretty Lady is confounded, because all of her favorite people hate blog memes. Last time she tried to tag them, they all refused to play! Pretty Lady has always had an unfortunate affinity for the Jaded.

Plus, Pretty Lady's readers probably already know more than they care to about random, trivial aspects of Pretty Lady's life. Self-indulgence is Pretty Lady's middle name. She is about exhausted, coming up with witty notions regarding Self, phrasing them prettily enough so that their essential banality and lack of consequence is entertainingly disguised.

So, Pretty Lady shall exploit her family instead, since she is At Home.

1. Pretty Lady's paternal grandmother, the one she takes after, the one who would enter a party two hours late and realize that everyone in the room had been waiting for her arrival so that the party could Get Going, is named Mo. This stands for "Mary Olive." Her nickname as a child was "Soap." (Palm olive.)

2. Pretty Lady's second cousin once removed is named Spiro, and has written several novels which caused his parents to roll their eyes and consider disowning him; evidently, they contained Sex Scenes. The horror.

3. Pretty Lady's paternal grandfather's second cousin is Jimmy Stewart. Yes, that Jimmy Stewart.

4. Pretty Lady's maternal grandfather was a florist, and when he retired, at the age of seventy, he took up the art of Bonsai. To cultivate a genuine Bonsai takes twenty-five years, but Pretty Lady's grandfather took up this hobby in perfect confidence that he would live to see his Bonsai mature. He was correct in his confidence.

5. Pretty Lady's paternal great-grandfather contracted Consumption at the age of twenty-six, and was given six months to live. He went West, and died at the age of ninety-eight, of pneumonia contracted when he went up on the roof in a blizzard to hammer down that blasted shingle which was banging around.

6. Pretty Lady's Mommy is a classical pianist, a docent, an ornithologist, an amateur chef, speaks German, has been Chairman of more than one Board, and can confidently assume the baton when the choir director has to go play the organ. She and Daddy built a harpsichord while she was pregnant with Pretty Lady. She biked across Germany at the age of...well, she biked across Germany recently.

7. Pretty Lady's Daddy designed something which is still Top Secret, but we have a model of it on top of the bookshelf.

8. Pretty Lady's brother...well, Pretty Lady must respect somebody's privacy. Suffice it to say that all you ladies over thirty can eat your hearts out.


Yoo-hoo! You're it!
Pebble Chaser
Desert Cat
Tracy Helgeson


The Aardvark said...

This is payback for my election tantrum, idd'n it?

Tracy Helgeson said...

Thanks ever so much for thinking of me, Pretty Lady.

However, after being tagged, refusing to participate and then having a guilt attack and doing it after all, I have had my fill of this particular blog fad.

Besides I talk about myself so much:) that there can't possibly be seven new things to tell about myself. I would tell about my family members like you did (great idea) but that would probably get me in some trouble.

Tracy Helgeson said...

Oops, eight not seven!

Anonymous said...


It's okay. If you can't tell us seven new things, I'll give you even money you can't tell us eight.


Tracy Helgeson said...

I could maybe come up with ten though;)

Pretty Lady said...

You see, this is the trouble with Blog Memes--they are the social equivalent of Chain Letters!

Desert Cat said...

Ha! I've been double-tagged, by both you and Granny J. I suppose there's no wiggling out of this one...

BoysMom said...

No one's ever tagged me before!
Goodness, eight things I'm willing to share that I haven't shared . . . well, we'll see!
And my sadly neglected blog could certainly use some attention.

Anonymous said...

I got tagged with this at my "paying" blog at I had the same trouble, since I spew my private life all over the electronic aether.

It did, however, bring to light the insight that one of our newest bloggers, is, in fact, a female hyena trapped in the body of a female human who would rather be a male human. Long story involving fake peni and submission . . .

Pretty Lady said...

Oh, those fake penis, submission types, how dull.

And anyone who has ever studied mathematics knows that when you design blog memes that require you to tag eight persons, you are going to create an Exponential Nuisance in short order. I hereby swear off tagging anyone except Boysmom, the dear.

BoysMom said...

Now that I have recovered from stomach flu, I have even done it!

heidi said...

I was twice tapped and have since decided to play along. Although how anyone would find my Eight Facts interesting is beyond me!

k said...

Update? Did you get there okay? Are you being deluged? Have you found any courteous airline employees yet in your current travels?

The Aardvark said...

At least this doesn't threaten you with Luck Most Dire and Falling Boulders if you don't comply.

Mine goes up tonight.