8 tangents

July 30, 2007
1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged write their own blog post about their eight things and include these rules.
4. 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 that they should read your blog.

1 • Like, Mati who tagged me, I am a sweet tooth. When I was a little girl, I’d walk to the liquor store down the street and get a bag of candy for a dollar. I took that candy with me everywhere and hid it under my bed before going to sleep. Sometimes, when the lights were out and my parents thought I was asleep, I’d reach under the bed, grab a piece of candy and feast on my little midnight treat. To this day, I still crave sugar, but now I keep my sweets stash in a jar on the kitchen counter.

2 • I make myself fresh coffee almost every morning, but I hardly ever finish my cup. I think I just like the ritual.

3 • My head is littered with white and gray hairs. It has been since I was a teenager, but I didn’t mind until I hit my mid-20s. I used to get red highlights to cover them, but it cost too much to keep it up. I kind of like them, now. I feel wise.

4 • I still practice my handwriting, testing out new ways to write the lower-case “a” and my married woman signature.

5 • I like Mandy Moore. When I found out she was dating Mr. Braff years ago, I was baffled and disappointed. But then I saw her in Scrubs, and I appreciated the way she made a fool of herself in the name of comedy. I admit that I have now seen many of her movies and I bought her new album on iTunes. And you know what? It’s actually pretty good (especially the songs co-written by the Weepies, but that goes without saying).

6 • I thought I was 5-foot-5 until a recent doctor’s visit, during which I found out I’m only 5’4″!

7 • I buy books more quickly than I can read them.

8 • Someday, I hope to once again live in a house with a garden and a piano.

If I don’t tag someone, do I get bad luck for 10 years?


  1. Kim says:

    Aaah…Thank you Christine. You’ve given me a blog topic!

  2. rama says:

    i applaud your courage, mrs. hughes! it takes a lot of it to admit your love for mandy moore.

    (but i’m comin’ around also.)

  3. Swirly says:

    Hee…I didn’t tag anyone either, so I guess we’ll have to ride that bad luck train together, although I don’t really believe it. ;)

  4. wendy says:

    i like mandy too…don’t really know why?!
    {didn’t tag anyone…also didn’t list the rules…oops}

  5. r-dean says:

    I was 5’3 for many years, until i measured myself in ’06, and saw that i was only 5’2 and 1/2. ah well. i like being short. (and yes, I’m going back through the archives, reading all the stuff i missed ;-)

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