I've Been Tagged

And lazy about getting this post up! The beautiful Jennifer over at Beauty in Real Life tagged me long ago, and it has taken me this long to figure out what my quirks are! Just kidding. I have a lot of quirks, and I had to narrow them down.

So, here are the rules: 1. Link the person who tagged you. 2. Mention the rules in your blog. 3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours. 4. Tag 6 random bloggers by linking them at the end of your post. 5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger's blogs letting them know they've been tagged. 6. Once your post is up, notify the person who tagged you.

Okay, on to the good stuff!

1. I'm severely addicted to coffee. Yes, I know what with the blog name and all, but it's a really bad addiction. And to boot, I'm kind of a snob about my coffee choices (and no, Starbucks isn't my favorite, but it's quite good). But if I don't have my three cups in the morning, I end up with a wicked headache that lasts all day.

2. I'm a horrific housekeeper. I just didn't get that gene. My mother is fantastic - her house always looks great, but not museum quality. Just lived in but nice. My house always looks like a tornado went through, unless it was the day for my housekeeper to come in. Yes, I employ a housekeeper, and the expense is worth it for my marriage. ;)

3. I love to travel. I'm a wanderlust to the extreme. My parents worked for the airlines, and growing up we were able to travel for free anywhere, and I grew used to it. Big shock when I got out of college and married and unable to use those benefits anymore! But I've been fortunate enough to travel to Moscow, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Spain, Greece, plus a whole lot more. Nothing makes me happier than a weekend somewhere that isn't home - even if I'm on my own.

4. I know just about every pop song from the 80's. Seriously. My husband is always trying to find some obscure song on XM that I don't know the title/musician/lyrics to. My head is a repository of useless 80's lyrics that I can spout at any given time. I also have a fondness for old school rap and Jay Z. It's not uncommon to see me rapping "99 Problems" when I'm at work. I have impressed many people with my ability to recite "Ice Ice Baby" on command.

5. I got my first tattoo at 35, and my second two months later. I just wanted to make sure I didn't outgrow the idea of having one, nor did I ever want to claim that it was a young person's decision. One is in a place that most people don't see, and the second is on my calf.

6. I am a complete maniac about washing my face every night before bed. I cannot stand the feeling of makeup on my face when I'm going to bed, and no matter what is going on, I will find three minutes to go and take everything off. I don't moisturize like I should, but you can be sure that my face will be clean, clean, clean. I'm also addicted to exfoliators.

So, those are my quirks! Now I challenge The Makeup Girl, Jamie at Bionic Beauty, Makeup Loves Me, Musings of a Muse, Capitol Hill Barbie, and Lauren at Ask Fashion Kitty. Can't wait to see what they come up with!


Wendy aka Gwendolyn said...

Nice to see someone else is quirky too! I am addicted to coffee and must have it in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon - depending on the day!
Have a great day! Wendy

May 5, 2008 at 8:25 AM

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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites RetrodivasBeauty.com and RetrodivasCloset.com. She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for StyleBakeryMom.com twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.