Jennifer at Pie Is The New Toast tagged me recently for a Meme! I'm going to do mine a bit differently, since I recently did a Meme back in July. I'm going to post 8 random facts about myself, followed by a general random fact found here on the greatness that is the worldwide web. But first, here's the rules:
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 need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post 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 to read your blog.
#1 Random Fact About Mehgan: I love to make collages. When I was in high school, I made enough collages to wallpaper my entire walk-in closet. I've made collages for friends' birthdays, too. I have them give me a list of their favorite things (sports, designers, movies, tv shows, colors, etc) and I take the largest part of the newspaper I can find (I'll even use the comics section, just for fun) and clip out the objects from my MANY magazines I have at home. Once I feel I have everything I need, I glue it all together. I've even though about doing this as a little money-maker on the side.
#1 Random Fact on the 'Net: The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
#2 Random Fact About Mehgan: I can dislocate my shoulders anytime I want to (painlessly, of course). When I was in the second grade, I was playing on the rings and I flipped myself completely over and dislocated both of my shoulders. The school nurse was able to pop them back in, but ever since then, I can just pop them out to freak people out at parties.
#2 Random Fact on the 'Net: It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
#3 Random Fact About Mehgan: I love to snowboard!! Last season was my first season, and according to my husband, I picked it up really fast. By the fourth time I went up to the mountain, I was able to go from the lift to the bottom of the mountain without wiping out. I started in January, and by the end of the season, I was doing S-turns on trails. I just went shopping last night for two new pairs of pants and some mitts because I wore mine out last season!!
#3 Random Fact on the 'Net: The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
#4 Random Fact About Mehgan: I am petrified of making candy at home. I've seen it done and I've read all about it in cookbooks and cooking magazines, and they make it look fairly simple, but it just looks so darn tricky! Especially if you're using molds for things like lollipops and such. I think I'll just stick to cookies for my holiday gift-giving.
#4 Random Fact on the 'Net: On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.
#5 Random Fact About Mehgan: I am allergic to metal. Well, let me go into more detail. I can't wear metal earrings (stainless steel, sterling silver, even gold-plated silver doesn't work). My ears get all swollen and tender and it's just gross. I have to wear gold earrings, which isn't easy for my husband during my birthday and holidays. I also can't wear metal watches, and I even with watches that have a leather strap but a metal face, I have to take them off at night or I'll get all itchy. Same goes for necklaces, they have to be gold, too.
#5 Random Fact on the 'Net: A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up anddown continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. (I so need to try this!)
#6 Random Fact About Mehgan: I have never not lived near the ocean. It's come to the point where I can't imagine not living by it. Every place I consider moving to is always near an ocean. This isn't really a prejudice against those that live in the middle of the continent, I just need the salty air and the sound of the waves.
#6 Random Fact on the 'Net: Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. (Good to know for us foodies who suffer from crying over our onions!)
#7 Random Fact About Mehgan: I can't stand the song "Another Brick In The Wall" by Pink Floyd. When I was 7, I watched "The Wall" at my sister's friend's house, and it must have scarred me or something. Every time that song comes on, my brain shuts down and my fists clench. It's very strange, I don't react that way to anything else.
#7 Random Fact on the 'Net: Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that make them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt. (Now that's cute!)
#8 Randome Fact About Mehgan: My father is adamant about the fact that we are somehow related to the original Uncle Fester from the Addams Family. This would explain why everyone in my dad's side of the family is so WEIRD!!
#8 Random Fact on the 'Net: An ostrich egg would take four hours to hard boil. (I'm pretty sure I would never cool with one, then!)
And there you, another Meme from Mehgan!! I'm not going to tag anyone, because the people I would tag have already done one of these before. But, if you read this and would like to post your own either in my comments or on your own blog and say that I tagged you, be my guest!