Wednesday, May 16, 2007


J.S. Peyton at BiblioAddict tagged for a meme-my first ever! Here're the rules

1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4: Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

*drumroll* Here are my facts...

1. I was born in Athens, Greece. (both of my parents are Americans-they were in the Air Force)

2. My parents got married eight weeks after they met. Twenty-two years later, they're still together.

3. I speak Russian, and I studied abroad in Russia for six months (St. Petersburg and Krasnodar). I want to live in St. Petersburg again.

4. I absolutely love little dogs, and plan on adopting a maltese or toy poodle (both non-shedding) when I have the opportunity. I will dress it in sweaters and I will not apologise to anyone.

5. My favorite dessert is Tiramisu.

6. I have the most wonderful niece/goddaughter in the world: she's fifteen months old and absolutely adorable.

7. I kind of look like Reese Witherspoon-strangers will mention it to me, and one time a Russian really wanted an autograph!

8. I'm joining the Peace Corps this summer.

And here're my tags (I really hope I haven't double-tagged anyone!):

Meli at The Little Book Room

Stephanie at The Written Word.

A Life in Books

Stephanie at Book Buff in Oz

Kate at Kate's Book Blog

Bybee at Naked Without Books

Melanie at The Indextrious Reader

Superfast Reader at Reading is my Superpower


meli said...

Wow, I love St Petersburg. I once spent three days there (not long enough). I went to Dostoevsky's house cos he's amazing. And I love the Hermitage, and Orthodox icons, and the colourful churches, too.

annie said...

Thanks for tagging me! I will have to see if I can come up with 8 book-related facts about myself, plus 8 people to tag :)

I spent 10 days in St. Petersburg and loved it. What a beautiful city.

My parents married 3 months after they met, and they're still together 38 years later.

acquisitionist said...

It's so impressive that you speak Russian! I've always wanted to learn. How old were you when you began?

Two years without bookstore access will be difficult! Your book choices sound perfect so far.

iliana said...

You're joining the Peace Corp?! Wow, that's fantastic. My parents knew each other for a couple of months before they got married and were happily married for 33 years. So cool.

Melanie said...

Peace Corps! Impressive. I am sadly unilingual, despite living in Quebec for 11 years. My language skills are not a strength, so I am impressed you speak Russian.

acquisitionist said...

Hey Eva, I left you a rather rambling recommendation after your comment (back at my pad) re: Australian author Dessaix if you're interested.

meli said...


Sarah said...

Speaking Russian and joining the Peace Corp are impressive facts.

Thanks for tagging me, I've finally posted my (fam more frivolous) eight.

danielle said...

Do you remember living in Greece? How cool to have been born there! I love Tiramisu, too!! I always wanted to join the Peace Corps--but now I am married and have a house so that isn't going to happen. I have always wanted to visit Russia, too!