Saturday, April 10, 2010

I'm it!

I got tagged by Wiley to play a get to know you game. I haven't been tagged in a long while so I'm looking forward to this. And thanks to Wiley for giving me something to write about today!

The rule: list 7 things about yourself, preferably 7 cool or unusual things.

Who am I tagging? All of you, any of you, whomever wants to play!

1) My Brother and sister-in-law are going to have a baby boy in June!!! I'll be an Auntie again to a niece AND a nephew! Can't wait!

2) I like schmaltzy, bad 80s, hair band rock ballads. It's like a bad addiction. Most people walk away when they hear my iPod. Mac refuses to listen to my music in the car. "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Carrie", "More than a Feeling", "I'll be there for You", "Every rose has it's thorn" and "Can't Fight this Feeling." Yup, I'm a sucker.

3) I cannot eat Spaghetti-O's any more because about 5 years ago when I opened the can there was a perfectly formed and pressed spider in the can, lying right on top of the noodles, about as big as a quarter. A brown spider with a tinted orange body from the O's. Since then I have never been able to eat them, or even look or smell Spaghetti-O's without that image and it makes me gag. Seriously, five years later I gag. Mac can't eat them either.

I love to learn stuff so I get stuck on a topic and I buy a bunch a books about it, read a bunch about it, and then write an abstract complete with a bibliography of the material, put it in a file folder and save it for a time when I might need to write a paper. I have abstracts on WWII love letters/ correspondence, Princess Di, Jackie Kennedy O, the absurdity behind the works of southern writer Flannery O'Connor, girl groups of the 1950, Anastasia Romanov, the madness of Poe and his narrators, Amish, and the concept of madness in female characters in turn of the century American Women's authors. Yup, I'm sick.

5) I took piano lessons for 3 years, on and off as a kid, so I learned enough to read music and I can plunk out notes. I really would like to learn to play well, and to also learn to play the guitar.

6) Love is what makes the world go around. I believe in it, want it and it is the best feeling in the world when you have it and it feels devastating when you don’t. Songs have been written about it, movies made, wars fought over it, and it is worth having.

7) I want to be remembered as a fun, happy person who made others smile, raised a beautiful boy child, smiled often, was a good daughter and mother, was a good wife (maybe I will be someday!), followed her whims and heart, was true to herself, laughed too loudly, cried too easily, loved passionately and deeply, and maybe touched someone.

Maggie Mae


Wiley said...

Ok, #4 is massively dorkish. And cool. Especially the bit about WWII love letters. My favourite place in Canberra is the Australian War Memorial (hands down, the best museum I have ever seen). At the moment the memorial has a special exhibition - Of Love and War - which draws heavily on love letters from conflicts. It's powerful, wonderful stuff.
Not from WWII but one you'll appreciate:

“Marie mine, I want to get back to you again, I want so much to have you in my arms, making love to you and cuddling you close to me. When will that come again, Girlie? If I had ever thought I would be so long away from my own Wifie, I would never have enlisted. This is not life to me, being away from you.”

- Lt McFarlane, 34th Battalion AIF, to his wife Marie in June 1917. He was killed in action at Villers-Brettonneux a year later.

Curley said...

Never really did like Spaghetti-O's. Can't stand the smell or taste. Kids can't either. As for #2, I see nothing wrong with all those songs. Could listen to that all day.

Tobi Britton* said...

Sheesh! All I can say re: Spaghetti;os is:
Aren't you glad you found the spider at the TOP of the can instead of the BOTTOM after eating them????


I would say be VERY thankful!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies

Tracy F. said...

"My Man Graveyard" just cracks me up! You go girl---as they say!

Anonymous said...

Maggie..I love to read you!

(honestly not a big fan of swearing though, I'm just sayin')

but you are classically funnnnnny!
I like 80's music too...esp. Starship...we have a lot of Karaoke 80's, Journey...etc....they are a blast to sing....

pasta from a can, are you serious? I'm Italian, and that just doesn't fly with me girl! or should I say, Spider with me?

I keep notes on all sorts of things, love learning, love writing, love reading!

love is def. a good thing!

and I love your #7...I'll say ditto to that, but add a daughter to the equation...

keep on writing....and I'll keep reading!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Maggie said...

Wiley- oh you are so lucky to see such an exhibit! I would love it! The letter you shared is beautiful...

Curley- smart about the spaghettios... and I could listen to that all day as well!

Tobi- i think if it would've been at the bottom I would've had died. on. the. spot.

Tracy F- thanks for visiting and commenting! And that man graveyard is a pretty big burial spot...

Carmelina- pasta from a can is a pretty abhorrent idea, isn't it? Thanks for reading, in spite of my potty mouth!

And you're right- I should add daughter!!!!!

Anonymous said...

no probs bella....

you're too funny to pass up....


creative carmelina