Monday, January 28, 2008

Oops, I`ve been tagged

Thank you, Karen for tagging me, now I get to write weird things about myself, and hey, my blog is not yet private :). I never played this game, but there is a beginning for everything and these are the rules:

You have to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 strange/weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

These are my 7 little secrets:

1. When I was a little girl, I was very upset about being too tall (with too skinny legs). My nicknames at school: "The Giraffe", "Olive" (Popeye`s Wife) and "The Pink Panter". I am a 5`8" now and not upset anymore.

2. I always had a mice phobia. One sunny day, 2 years ago, when I came home, I found my cute little dogie (see pictures below), playing with a dead mouse in our house, very proud of himself. I had to wait for my husband for more than 2 hours outside the apartment to come and remove the scary, ugly creature. Ouch. I hope I will never ever experience this again.

3. I was born in Transylvania and as a doctor I love bloody invasive procedures. This is just a pure coincidence. Yeah, right....

4. I call my husband Puffy and he calls me Puffarina. The reason? Little hair excess: He`s got a cute hairy belly, I was gifted with a little black moustache. This is one more reason to love and have fun of each other.

5. When I was young(er), I had speedomania until one day, my car flipped over several times and I ended up in a corn field while speeding 90 miles/hr. Of course I did not wear any seat belt. It was a big lesson for me. I am so grateful I am alive, and today, I am the most careful driver ever.

6. I am a Paulo Coehlo fun. I think (hope) I read all his books and one of my dreams is one day to do the pilgrimage to Santiago.

7. I love music, I love to sing, and sometimes I do get over enthusiastic when I am singing. And by the way, my voice is absolutely terrible. I was always a choir member and our teacher always reminded me to be quite (I was advised to MIMIC) at our school big events. I never understood: WHY?????

Now, its my turn to tag in random order my blog friends. Since I usually do not like to follow rules, I chose more than 7, just for more fun, keeping busy is so helpful:

and... not the last, Karen, you have been tagged back!!!!!!!!!!!

PS. And by the way, for reasons everybody will understand, our blog will become private very soon. I will send an invitation to all of you whom I have been in touch with. If you did not leave a comment in our blog and for some reasons, you would like to follow our adventure in Kazakhstan (which hopefully will happen in 2008), please leave a comment or send us an email. If you send me three notarised, verified and apostilled copies of your FBI clearance, personal statement and a letter of intent on why do you want to read our story and in less than 1 week, I promise I will send you a LOI to read our blog. Just kidding. One copy should be OK.


Noah and Josh's Mom said...

LOL! I had to take a sedative to get on the planes across the ocean! :-)

yeomans2kaz said...

Thanks for including me in the tag game! I'll get to it in the next couple days.... I promise.


Sandi said...

Don't forget to include me in on reading your blog :)

Susan said...

I love reading these great things about people! that tag thing was fun. and be sure you invite me to your blog too.

thanks Puffarina! :)

RebeccaRN said...

I have been following your blog fo awhile. I found it completely by mistake while searching for people adopting from Kazakhstan. We are using the same agency! I would love to be included in reading your blog once it goes private.


Alysa said...

I just found your blog today (link from Sandi's blog) and would love an invite when you take it private. I'd be happy to send you an invite to mine (pretty boring at the moment) as well. Email is

Your dog is very cute! I'm worried about leaving my furbabies for so long as well.


Regina said...

LOL - I'll get the Apostilled copies and blood samples to you soon.

And I'll play the tag game asap too -- thanks for including me!

Karen & Glenn said...

Would love to keep following your story. Our dossier has been in Kaz since early December. Waiting, waiting, waiting... Loved your story about your dog and the social worker. I was a bit worried about the same thing, so I shipped her off to a friend's house during those visits! :-)

Thanks for letting us follow along.

Angela said...

Mission accomplished, Puffarina. I absolutely love that! This was pretty fun! Thanks for "tagging" me. I would also like an invite -

The Segebarths said...

I want an invite pleaseeeeee!!
I think you have an invite to mine right???

Jennifer M said...

Oh my gosh! The story about the car rolling and going 90 mph really hit home. I am SUCH a fast driver, and I know that if I don't die of natural causes, it will probably be in a car accident. I'm so glad you survived that!

Oh yes, and of course I'd like an invitation, but I'm sure you figured that out by all my comments. :-)

Matthew and Suzanne said...

Wow - you are lucky with at car accident! Please make sure Im invited to your blog, Puffarine! You're too cute!

Amy said...

Very funny!!!

Amy said...

I have been tagged too!

Patrick & Eileen said...

Catalina, I would love to be on your blog reading list! Please include me (us).

Eileen (& Patrick)

yeomans2kaz said...

I've now linked back to you from my blog in the great game of tag. :) Please send me an invite when you go private. I'd hate to miss an entry!


Marla said...

Please include me when you go private. My dossier will be completed next week. Marla

Allyson said...

I am so glad not to be tagged, but totally enjoyed reading yours and many of the others in this chain.
Call me - I want to talk to you when you have a moment.
Good humor!

and of course I want to be included into your private blog - hopefully soon.

Monica said...

How FUN! Catalina I just posted my 7 things.

Sara and Adam said...

I think I've posted on here before, but we'd love to follow your journey!

Sara, Adam, and Rylie

Chrissy and Russell said...

Hi Catalina! Thanks for tagging me! I'm linking back to your blog, now that i've completed my list of "weird things." I'd love an invite when your blog goes private, if you don't mind! Have a fabulous day!

Chris and Gretchen said...

I would love to follow your blog too. I found yours by following the tag game and after reading your comments, we know all the same people. :)

MartinKazAdoption said...

We have been following your blog and would love an invitation to continue when you make it private.
Our email is

Andrey said...

I'm a big Paulo Coelho's fan and I don't know if you heard about his blog
I've started as a fan and now I'm collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
Check the blog.
if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter
You'll see a community of warriors of light sharing ideas, dreams and most importantly following their personal legend.


A Warrior of Light often loses heart.
(Manual of the Warrior of Light)

Have a nice day!


kitzkazventure said...

I would love to follow your journey. I see your name on many of the same blogs that I keep great company! Good Luck with your journey...we are not private but maybe someday??
and my email is
I would love an invite once you go private! It is such an exciting journe to will see! Karen

Karen said...

Omigosh, I didn't know you "tagged" again. I better get hopping. :-) That's so interesting that you were born in Transylvania, not many people can say that. Also please, please send me a blog invite at

McMary said...

Hi Catalina,
I just found your blog through Two Hearts for Hope.
I am a waiting parent of a little girl from Kazakhstan. My dossier was at the MOFA on Oct. 19th and I have not heard of any movement since then.
I would love to follow your story if you would send me an invite when your blog goes private.
Thank you,

Stacie said...

I'm also with Faithful (since 2005) adopting from Guatemala. I would like to be invited to continue reading your blog.
Stacie said...

I just found your blog from Steph Karp's blog. I adopted my son Henry from Kaz Nov.07. We live in Stamford CT. I would love follow your blog. If you would like to read my blog it:
I know another women who lives near me who thought she would be traveling in Jan too. She got news a couple of weeks ago it will not be for atleast 4 to 6 more weeks. Yiks!!! I was very lucky, I only signed up last 3/07 and traveled this past 10/07. Timing is everything, when the time is right your child will be waiting with open arms for you.
Best of luck
Carolyn Tarpey