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Eight Things: Summer Edition

Big A, little a tagged me with a meme. Each player lists eight facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags eight people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Since I’ve listed one hundred things about me (and I highly recommend it as a self-knowledge/writing exercise), and since I’m soooo ready for summer, I’ve decided to make all of my eight things relevant to the summer season.
  1. Yesterday I got my first sunburn of the summer because the sunscreen I brought to the pool was really greasy and I didn’t want to put it on.

  2. However, I slathered my kids in it until they looked like they’d been rolling in ranch dressing. They did not burn.

  3. I really love the beach and usually by this time of year I would have gotten my sorry butt there at least once. The thought that I have to wait another three weeks is making me itchy.

  4. I start painting my toenails again starting in May and changing the colors all the time from red to pink to blue to green, depending on my mood.

  5. I can execute a pretty dive into the pool, though I’m sure it was a more beautiful thing to watch before I packed an extra thirty pounds on my frame.

  6. Speaking of extra poundage, I now think shopping for a bathing suit is worse then getting a cavity filled. At least at the dentist you get something for the pain.

  7. It’s been almost twenty years since I was in school, but I always feel a bit surprised — and a little resentful — that I don’t have the whole summer off.

  8. I still love summer so much that the smell of Coppertone is one of my favorite scents.
Now I tag recent contributors of prizes for the 48 Hour Book Challenge:
  • Adcock News, who is sending a necklace and bracelet set.

  • Just Books, who gives a lovely, handmade journal and coffee cozy.

  • Wands and Words, who is giving us a Dark Dreamweavers T-shirt and signed book

  • A Wrung Sponge, who will allow me to frame one or more of her beautiful photos.

  • Mitali Perkins, who is donating a signed copy of Rickshaw Girl. Oh, and if you follow the link, you can weigh in on her next book cover.
I just realized that the next three blogs I was going to mention will either be unable or unwilling to respond, but there’s nothing that says I can’t use them anyway, so...There’s still time to contribute prizes for the 48 Hour Book Challenge, now only ten days away and counting. Scroll down to the end of my blogroll and Email MotherReader!


Kelly said...

"I can execute a pretty dive into the pool, though I’m sure it was a more beautiful thing to watch before I packed an extra thirty pounds on my frame."

This cracked me up! And how I can relate :)

I also love, love, love the smell of coppertone.

Cindy said...

I refuse to shop for swim suits too, so I've worn Lands End's tugless tanks for years!

eisha said...

I loved the image of your kids coated in ranch dressing. I can relate - I HATE the feeling of sunscreen.

I also admire your moxy in tagging Mo. I hope he responds.

cloudscome said...

I love your beach themed meme! You are getting me psyched for the swimming season. I am another one in a Land's End suit.

I tagged you for a meme today too! Ha Ha! But I twisted it up a little to make it interesting. You can save it till you feel like another meme...