We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!


My friend Cindy tagged me, so here’s the post in response to her.

(And before I begin, here are the rules as they were passed to me:
*Post 10 random things about yourself
*Choose 5 people to tag and a reason you chose each person
*Leave them each a comment directing them to your blog so they know they are it
*You can’t tag the person who tagged you (you’ll have to make new friends)
*As a courtesy to the person who tagged you, please let them know when you have posted so they can have the sheer delight and extra work load of reading your answers)

1. I grew up in a house right on a lake. I thought it was really strange when we moved and we had a regular yard and no lake.

2. Sometimes I really love celebrity gossip. I’ve cut back lately.

3. My first real job was in a Hallmark store.

4. I used to be a whitewater kayak instructor. And before that, a raft guide. Because I’m not what you’d call an athletically inclined individual, being a decent paddling instructor pretty much ranks as one of my top life accomplishments.

5. I adore cream soda.

6. My nose is just like my (French Canadian) grandfather’s. And an awful lot like the noses on my dad and uncle.

7. I think almost every dog in the world looks like my old dog, Ms. Underfoot.

8. I lived in the south for a few years before I tried sweet tea, and then only at the behest of a very attractive young man. I tried a sip and thought, “Sweet tea, where have you been all my life?” When I worked at the whitewater company, I went through a couple of years where I sucked down super sweet tea like it was water. The past year or so I’ve been on a diet Coke kick. Very bad. But I’m pretty much off the diet Coke now, since I read this article in the New York Times. I’ve been off the sweet tea for a few years.

9. I’m always full of ideas but very rarely full of the energy required to implement them.

10. A few years ago I was accepted into, and almost began, a doctoral program in English Lit. Not attending turns out to have been an excellent decision.

Now, my tags:

Lulu’s Bay: I’ve just started following this blog of a fellow expat in Cairo, and I suspect Lulu isn’t the kind for this sort of silliness, but I’d be very interested in her responses.

Jenni at the Fugate Family: A great writer and sure to have something interesting to say.

Rock to Wind a String Around: ‘Cause she’s funny.

Lenore stops by a lot. I’d like to know some random things about her.

Cairogal is a new commenter ’round these parts.


18 March 2008 - Posted by | this blog


  1. Thanks, Ms. Four!
    Here’s my response: http://eronel.blogspot.com/2008/03/tagged.html

    Comment by Lenore | 18 March 2008

  2. Thanks! Here’s my response: http://cairogal.blogspot.com/2008/03/ms.html

    Comment by Cairogal | 19 March 2008

  3. Hey there–funny funny me-I’m late to the party! I’ll hop to it tomorrow…

    Comment by Paige | 20 March 2008

  4. Hiya,
    Just noticed this when I was browsing technorati… sorry I didn’t see it earlier.

    I tend not to do memes… but if ideas dry up I will certainly give it a whirl. The stories of your kids make me laugh… they sound so fabulous.

    Comment by Lynda | 7 April 2008

  5. I didn’t really follow my own rules, did I? I was supposed to let you all know I tagged you.

    I’m not a huge fan of memes either, so I’m not sure why I pass them along. Probably like a chain letter: I may be struck with a khamseen or something even more terrible if I kill it.

    Lynda, you have now completely endeared yourself to me by complimenting my children.

    Comment by Ms. Four | 8 April 2008

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