Monday, June 11, 2007

I've been tagged

I have been tagged by Saint Pat for this, but she blames Padre Mickey.

1.I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1.I was once an over-the-road truck driver. I thought I could keep an eye on my husband that way, but it didn’t work; he fell in love with cocaine and became my ex-husband.
2.I collect miniature Christmas ornaments, began in 1988 when Hallmark first began their program. Now I have seven miniature trees. Some ornaments are mementos of the past like half of a pair of earrings that Dad brought back from French Morroco while he was in the Navy.
3.I watch Mei Lan, the panda cub at Zoo Atlanta every weekday – even just to see her sleeping, and I keep up with Knut, the polar bear cub at the Berlin Zoo.
4.I have probably 60 pair of shoes and boots that I wear.
5.I talk big, but I’m a sucker...see the flashing light on my forehead. But, I can be tough when I have to. I carried a small handgun in my purse when I was a teenager, and my brother made me learn how to shoot it and take it apart and clean it and all that stuff.
6.The only living blood relatives I have are one first cousin and one 87 year old uncle.
7.I have seen or experienced ghosts on several occasions. Once in our family home after everyone was in bed, we heard footsteps – high-heeled shoes – walk from the kitchen across the living room and we heard the front door and screen open and close and the footsteps walk across the porch and down the steps onto the grass. I was sleeping in the living room and I could plainly see that no human person was there. But four of us hear her.
8.I will read almost anything that is in front of me – box labels, magazine ads, directions for a project, knitting instructions (I don’t knit), order forms of catalogs in detail, even directions for things that I am doing. And, because I spent a number of years in printing, I can read upside down and backwards; so I read everything on people’s desks when I am sitting in front of them. I’m not so much nosy as I’m just habited to reading any words near me.

Gosh, finding eight people to tag will be difficult. I tag:

1.Missy of Missy’s Big Fish Stories

2.Janis at Juanuchi’s Way

3.Nina at Dancing Through Doorways

4.Mary Sue at Order of Saint Ignora

5.Scott of Mad Hare

6.Cynthia at Reverend Mom

7.Klady at Lady of Silences

8.Judith at Mystical Midget


Mateo Lusa said...

Great Blog!!

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Missy said...

Mateo, what a spammy comment.

SC, number 8 sounds just like me--when I was a kid I would get yelled at all the time for reading because it stopped me from doing other things. My mom would walk in the living room and find the vacuum running and me standing there reading, I don't know, the Green Stamps catalog. I have a lot of guilt associated with reading, even now--well it doesn't help that my husband yells at me, too.

Missy said...

BTW, I did the meme on Saturday! I think I should do a blogeology of this meme--I tagged Mike, who tagged Padre Mickey, and Ha! this sucker's getting around!

Cecilia said...

Share Cropper, I am eager to hear about your stress test etc, You are in my prayers.

Alas! I came by to tag you, and I see that I am too late. I think these memes should go to one or two people at the most...!

The ghost story is so intriguing. I absolutely have no problem believing these things... we can't explain it all (or even a fraction of it all...)

My father sees my mother all the time. He hears her too. I'm jealous.

Pax, C.

June Butler said...

Share Cropper, who knew we had a budding Emelda Marcos in our midst?

Yes, I've been reading labels forever.

Praying for good news on the stress test.