Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Playing Tag

About a week ago, Amy Sonnichsen tagged me with the following:

Are you hot?    Well, I live in Southern Nevada, and it's almost July. I once had a friend of a friend on FB ask: "Who is this Myrna person, and where does she live? On the sun?"

Upload a picture or wallpaper you are using at the moment.

Me boyos

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?     Last night, we had barbeque chicken.

Songs you listened to recently:

What were you thinking as you were doing this?     I was reading through blogs and came across this song on one of them. My daughter and I listened to it twice. I love that they used a bottle for percussion.

Do you have nicknames?     I have lots of nicknames, so I'll just share two that have been around for A LONG TIME and aren't as embarrassing as some of the others. When I was a kid, I looked tiny compared to the other kids my age, so just about everybody called me "Little Myrna." And even though I eventually grew into an average size/height, a lot of the boys I grew up (as a bit of a tomboy) with tease me with my old nickname, and I recently found out that some of my parents' friends still use it behind my back. The other nickname is Myrnabob or Myrna Bob, and I can safely blame the origin and longevity of this one on the boys I hung around with in high school. When we went our separate ways, after high school, they wrote out my nickname(s) (so glad some of the others didn't catch on) on every letter they sent me. Oh, and trying to explain why these boys sent me letters (to roommates who didn't know me) was LOADS of fun. Loads, I tell you. And a few weeks ago, when I asked my son if he knew what my middle name was, he went with Bob. So did his little sister.

Tag eight blogger friends (only if you want to play):

Sarah of Bookduck
Niki of Wool-N-Nuts
Catherine of Winged Writer
Sam of At the Helm of my Snekkje
Daniel of Pens and Pogosticks
Joanne Fritz of My Brain on Books
Barbara Watson of Novel and Nouveau
Deb Marshall of Just Deb

I'll be taking the next couple of weeks off (mostly). Happy 4th of July (or whatever else you might be celebrating). :o)


  1. Hhhaaa! That's fun, Myrna Bob! I love glimpses into people's lives. And I see I'm tagged; I'd love to play. I'll work up a little something for one of my free-for-all Fridays.

  2. It's always fun to find out more about a blog pal. I enjoyed this!


  3. Hahaha, love that your kids think your middle name is Bob. Quite catchy, I think. ;)

  4. Myrna Bob FTW!

    That's really adorable.


  5. awww Bob! hehe I was a tomboy too. Boys were heaps more fun to be around.

    Thanks for the tag :)

  6. Myrna Bob actually sounds pretty cool. Yay for "Little Cup"--oddly enough, I took a little teacup I found in my mother's dish collection to the studio yesterday. And it's a weird little cup. I'll have to post a pic of it, and do this tag thing--after I get back from a 4th of July camping trip, which I am supposed to be packing for right now. Happy 4th! And I imagine it's awfully hot in southern Nevada. . .

  7. I like your wallpaper, btw. So cute! :)


  8. I like Myrna Bob.

    Enjoy your break and happy belated 4th of July.

  9. So cute! I love that your kids thought your middle name was Bob. And I always thought Bob must be some rendition of your maiden name. Good to know the true origin! :o)

    Thanks for sharing about yourself. I hope you are having an awesome summer and the monsoons are cooling things down for you guys too.


  10. I hope you had a lovely 4th! ;) It was fun getting to know a little more about you!

  11. Fun to learn more about you. I hope you're enjoying your break! :)

  12. Love the wallpaper picture! Have a wonderful break!!!

  13. Hey, I love the new blog look. And you will forever be known as "Myrna Bob" to me now. Love it. :) Try to avoid the heat.

  14. Hilarious about the Bob! Sounds like a great nickname to me. :)