Friday, February 29, 2008


My friend Nems over at Cast Sugar tagged me. I must say, I am quite impressed with her mad baking skillz-so check her out! She makes some of the coolest things.

"5 Things" Meme Rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their Blogs.

I honestly have no idea if I have been tagged before, but if I have, surely I am interesting enough to be tagged again right????

#1. I never had a middle name until I was 16. When I was born my parents couldn't agree on a middle name. My mom wanted Marie, her middle name & my grandma's middle name, my dad wanted Ann. So they just left my middle name blank. This worked in my favor as my parents could never yell at me with my full name, like they did to my brothers- "Michael Patrick!" "Joseph Aaron!" No I was just "JULIE!" As I was growing up I just started making up middle names. Angel was popular for awhile, Stacey was a good one. Even when I had one picked out and my parents would want to yell at me, "Julie Angel!" I would turn around and say "THATS NOT MY MIDDLE NAME!" Finally at 16 we went to the Social Security office and I became Julie Nicole.

#2. My mom read Charlotte's Web to me when I was little. I cried for two weeks straight at the end. I still won't read it or see any of the movies.

#3. I was diagnosed with ITP when I was 10 yrs old. Its a treatable blood disorder where I didnt produce enough platlets. My veins would "leak" and I would bruise easily. If i got cut, I would bleed out. I was hospitalized for a week and put on steriods to build me up. It also widened me out-boy did I get fat! Anyway, b/c I would bruise easily, my brothers, both older, couldn't hit me, punch me, sit on me or put me in the deep freezer. So they created a "hit list" and made tally marks on it every time they wanted to hit me. Their idea was that when I got better they would be able to pummle me. Do you feel the love? I also thought I would be a hematologist after this experience.

#4. I think my parents had some thing with a 7 year cycle. I was born in Chicago, lived there until I was 7, we moved to KC until I was 14 when we moved back to Chicago. We lived there until I was in college(about 21) when they moved back to KC. They broke that 7 year itch and have been in KC for 10 years.

#5. My mom and I sound exactly alike on the phone. This worked to my advantage when I would call into school sick or call my friends parents pretending to be "Julie's Mom". But it didnt work to my advantage when my friends or boyfriends would call and she would answer the phone, they would just start talking away until she said "This is her mom!" They caught on & finally started asking for me no matter who they thought answered the phone.

So now I have to tag 5 peeps. But I know the meme has been floating around the blogosphere for awhile so its going to be hard to find some new people, so I am not tagging just yet...


Nemmie said...

Love it! See, that was fun right? Thanks for playing along, you did a Great Job, Julie Nicole :)

Stacey said...

Nicole is alright, but you should have kept Julie Stacey. :P

Sarah said...

Just like brothers to take advantage of your pain and beat up on you--poor thing!

I've heard a lot of people saying that life goes in 7 year cycles--I was just reading an article that said the same thing.