The Meme of (approx.) Eight. . .

Ok, it's been five days now since I've returned from my whirlwind six-week trip to Israel to get my younger son married, and I'm just about over jet lag; the reason I'm tired now, is my own fault--I stayed up very late last night Google-chatting with my older son's girlfriend in Tel-Aviv (now, that's a good reason to be up late.)

I promised that my next post--this one--would be responding to Elie's tag to write the Meme of Eight, and I try to keep my word, even about the little things--so here goes--the rules of the game come first:
"Each player lists 8 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 8 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."
Here are my facts:

1) I have two names, a first and a middle which I don't use, which are Hebrew. The English spelling of my first name exactly corresponds to it's Hebrew spelling.

2) I was born and raised in Queens, New York, and went to a well-known (in Orthodox Jewish circles) school in Manhattan.

3) My first spoken language at home until perhaps age three, was Hebrew.

4) As a child, I was very shy and withdrawn socially, but was very outgoing at home and with extended family.

5) I was very artistic when I was younger: I drew, sang, and danced, but didn't dance in public. I was in a choir, though--starting with "The Ramaz Chorus" in elementary school--because that was a group activity, so I wasn't afraid to do it ( I never soloed, though.) As far as drawing goes, my mother saved in a notebook my very first drawings from when I was one-and-a-half years old. When I was a bit older than that, I drew cartoons--with whole story lines and characters--to entertain myself and my sister when we were little. I would spend hours just lying on the bed and drawing. I used to call it, "drawing a story."

6) Like Elie, I have always been easily distracted by sound; I think I probably have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), but it was not common to send kids for 'special needs' testing when I was young, so it was never diagnosed.

7) Just so you don't think I did only sedentary activities, I was somewhat athletic and loved to run; our school didn't have a track team, but I was a fast runner, although not the fastest.
For fun, I used to wear my "Eisenhower jacket" (boy, does that date me!)--which I nicknamed 'flappy ears' because of its long, pointy collar which flapped in the wind-- and run around the block where I lived, just to feel like I was flying!

8) I love hatzilim* and falafel* --they are among my all-time favorite foods. I could eat hatzilim three times a day!

9) I CAN'T STOP!!!* I love the former-American-now-Israeli rock group Shlock Rock who changed rock song lyrics to Jewish themes. I used to play their albums as I ran errands with my kids in the car when they were little--the songs made you proud to be Jewish! They played at our son's wedding, and they were great! (no, they didn't pay me for this unsolicited promotion.)

*Please don't shoot me, I know it's the Meme of Eight (math was never my strong suit!)
I'm tagging the following fellow-bloggers, although after checking several blogs I see that many of my originial choices already were tagged a while ago. As a result, I am only tagging 6 and not 8 as the "rules" require (but I've already broken them once, so, what the hey).
I look forward to reading their responses:

Bagel Blogger

Baka Diary

West Bank Mama

Jerusalem Joe



*hatzilim = eggplant

*falafel = falafel (-doesn't everybody know falafel??)


Mr Bagel said…
Hi Ladylight, I recently got tagged with the meme of eight: so I've put the link here. As you may see a lot of Jbloggers have been tagged with this meme. Thanks for thinking of me, maybe you'll 'catch' me next time with another meme..
Shalom Mr Bagel
P.S. You've been blogrolled
Elie said…
Great job - thanks! Welcome back.
Lady-Light said…
Mr.Bagel: I had a feeling everyone I tagged had already been tagged and done with the meme, and I was pretty much correct.
Thanks for the link and the blogroll; have to get my act together and add some more bloggers to mine. I am very impressed at the quality of blogs out there in the Jewish blogosphere.
I think it's about time for a new Meme, don't you think? Perhaps, as the summer is waning, likrat ha-chagim ?
Elie: mah pitom? -thank YOU for tagging me. Bruchim ha-nimtza'im to you, too!
frumhouse said…
Great answers! Mazel Tov on the wedding!

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