May 10, 2012

7 Random Facts: Fun and Sharing

Blog tagging is a nice concept when used to a) share blogs you really love and b) share facts with new people to your blog. Since there are a lot of new people in Blogathon this year and I truly do love Lisa's Mom blog, I'm participating.

My 7 Random Facts

1. I love books so much that I will read any genre. My only requirement, a strong lead character. I prefer female leads, but I'm always willing to make an exception for a well-drawn male character. I just posted about this on my book blog, Mom in Love with Fiction: Let's Hear it for the Girls.

2. I am afraid of horses, much to my 12-year-old daughter's chagrin. I think they are beautiful and love to watch them, but I do NOT want to be on one. This Saturday, I am spending three hours at volunteer training so my daughter can be certified to work with horses at a local horse rescue. It's her passion, so I support it. From the sidelines.

My daughter, in all her glory:

3. I want to be athletic. Notice the word want. I was Captain of my tennis team in Colorado (I miss it SO much), and I play at running. I have to put in a lot of effort to be halfway decent at sports or anything athletic. In my dreams, I'm ripped and able to do some Black Widow moves. And, yes, I did just see Avengers.

4. Which leads me to #4. I love superheroes. Always have. I was one of the few girls on my block growing up who read comics. It probably helped that I had all boy cousins. Now my girls love them.

5. I'm obsessed with Food Network. The more I try to cut back on food and lose weight, the more I watch Cupcake Wars, Chopped, Iron Chef America, and my very favorite, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Actually, I reimagined Chopped as a writing challenge in a post last year: Food Network-Style Writing Challenge: Exposing my Food Obsession.

6. Speaking of food, the older I get the more foods I like. That's not working in my favor. I was such a picky child, and am cursed with have picky children. I hope they will experiment more with food when they grow up, too. I learned, the hard way, that forcing it doesn't work.

7. I hate computers, and I hope Heaven is free of them. (We'll go with the assumption that Heaven is my path.) I don't trust a machine that can't do something faster than I can. Maybe I just have a slow Internet connection, but I type faster than words appear. So frustrating, especially for a writer.


I hope you enjoyed getting to know me. If I bored you to tears, please accept my humble apologies.

I've met so many wonderful new Blogathon bloggers, and I hate to choose. So, if you want to share 7 Random Facts with us, please consider yourself tagged. (Or, if you are desperate for a post to finish out May!)


Elise Fallson said...

"In my dreams, I'm ripped and able to do some Black Widow moves." LOL ME TOO! Though, I haven't seen the Avengers yet, I have to wait until it comes out over here. I heard it was good!

Tia Bach said...

Elise, Such a fun movie. I left there all pumped up! ;-)

Annette Gendler said...

Tia, two things we share: kids who are picky eaters (note: they do improve over time), and a daughter who loves horses (I don't either, although I'm not afraid of them).

Christine said...

Great post!
I'm not afraid of horses necessarily, but I know I can't control them when riding so I'd rather not. I am, however, afraid to be close to cows and ducks. I'd also like to be athletic, but I am so not. In my dreams, though, I totally kick butt! :)

Eloise said...

Hey there,
I just nominated you for two awards: Versatile Blogger and Beautiful Blogger! I know you sent me versatile a few months ago, but I'm doing a batch pass-along since it's easier 8). I just wanted to share. is the link to the post.

Tia Bach said...

Annette, Glad to hear the pickiness improves. ;-)

Christine, I kick butt in my dreams, too!

Eloise, Thanks. I'll answer them soon.

Anonymous said...

I love superheroes too. I grew up on Batman, the Hulk, and Wonder Woman but I love the X-Men and Avengers now as well.

Tia Bach said...

Julie, I grew up on the same ones as you. I love X-Men, especially the dynamic of what is good/evil (Magneto and Professor X). There really isn't a "bad" guy, so I like that.

Thanks for popping over. It's always appreciated!