Thursday, January 3, 2008

Seven Random And Weird Things

I was tagged by Andrea Hess at Empowered Soul found at http://www.empoweredsoul.com/blog/?p=167 .

Before I share my seven weird things about me that you don't know, here are the rules of this game of tag:

1. Link to the person's blog who tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. List seven random and or weird facts about yourself.
4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog.

Here are my seven random and weird things about me that you might now know:

1. I played the french horn in fifth and seventh grades---these are the only two years that I signed up for Band. I was never any good and was always the last chair. I love anything to do with music.

2. I have a weird sense of humor that can sometimes lean toward being sarcastic or mischievous. I love the mischievous little imp that peaks her head out sometimes. I have learned to control the sarcasm so no one gets hurt by it.

3. My dream is to one of these days go up in a hot air balloon even though I am afraid of heights. I will probably spend most of the ride sitting in the bottom of the basket holding on for dear life with a white knuckled grip on the nearest object or person. The idea of the rising above the world in a hot air balloon seems like the ultimate idea of flying free. I love feeling the wind blowing in my face.

4. I have always wanted to see Alaska and Australia. When I was a kid, I read all of Jack London's books about Alaska. My favorite book (by another author) was Silver Chief, Dog of the North. I am not sure exactly why I am attracted to Australia. I do know I love the spoken accent. Maybe it was a past life in both places.

5. I spent a lot of my early childhood years living with my maternal grandmother and my Uncle Albert who lived with her. They took care of each other. I got the whooping cough when I was two years old. The doctor told my parents that I needed to be separated from them so that my baby brother wouldn't get it too. I went to stay with my Grandma and Uncle Albert. I remember, as young as I was, the coughing attacks that I thought would never end. Uncle Albert spent some time in Army during World War II. One of my favorite memories of him was every morning he would drink his coffee in what I now know is how they drank it in England. He would pour his coffee from his cup into his saucer and blow on it to cool it before drinking it. He would always try to share his coffee with me but I thought it was too bitter at the time. I was probably spoiled rotten by the two of them.

6. The first Christmas that I remember was when I was five years old. My Grandma helped me write out a list of what I wanted from Santa Claus. We pinned the note to the couch. The next morning the list was gone and everything that I had asked for was there next to the couch. The only thing that I remember that was on the list was a play iron and ironing board that I got.

7. I am terrified of flying in an airplane. A part of me says that there is no way that an airplane can fly. They are too big and too heavy. I would have been one of those people that laughed at the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. (Hey, maybe I was there. There's my weird sense of humor coming out.) My first airplane flight lasted 22 hours---my first trip to India in 1998.

Andrea, thanks, I really enjoyed coming up with this list. Here's my random list of seven bloggers that I am tagging:

1. Slade Roberson at Shift Your Spirits and Spiritual Blogging found at http://sladeroberson.com .
Slade, I told you that I would tag you. (That mischievous sense of humor of mine at work.)

2. Deb Estep at Deb_Inside found at http://deb_inside.typepad.com/deb_inside/ .

3. Matthew Spears at Loving Awareness found at http://loving-awareness.org .

4. Albert Foong at Urban Monk found at http://www.urbanmonk.net .

5. Stephen Hobson at Adversity University found at http://www.adversityuniversityblog.com .

6. Craig Harper found at http://craigharper.com.au .

7. Vitor Bosshard at Fractal Forest found at http://fractalforest.wordpress.com .

Writing this list has been fun. I hope each of my seven people that I tagged will join me in the fun.

7 comments:

Stephen Hopson/Adversity University said...

Hey Patricia:

I left a comment back at my blog in response to your invitation to this meme.

First, let me gently correct you about the spelling of my last name. It is Hopson, not HoBson. :)

And I already did a similiar post called "8 Random Facts About Stephen Hopson," which you can see here:

http://www.adversityuniversityblog.com/2007/08/07/8-random-facts-about-stephen-hopson/

Thanks for thinking of me and have a great weekend!

Deb Estep said...

Hey Patricia,

I linked my post to my name here in the comments.

I usually don't like tags to much, but since yours wanted 'weird'... I had many things to choose from. lol lol

HUGS
Deb

Patricia Singleton said...

Stephen, sorry about misspelling your name. I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention. I enjoyed reading your Eight Random Things about yourself on your blog.

Deb, I am glad you decided to play. I don't usually participate in these things either. Weird matches my sense of humor so I decided to participate and had fun with it. Fun is always good. I look forward to reading your Seven list.

Slade | Shift Your Spirits said...

Patricia,

I loved the bit about your asking for a "play iron and ironing-board" for Christmas.

I got this image of this L'il You, ironing away and feeling so grown up and industrious. Awww...

There's something so precious and innocent about how little kids desire to "play" at the things we grow up to consider grueling, manual labor!

Patricia Singleton said...

Slade, I can remember a bunch of us getting together and playing house and pretending to go shopping and even playing church.

One of my cousins liked to be the preacher and stand on a chair and yell out about all of us going to hell because we were sinners if we didn't ask Jesus to forgive our sins. My childhood God was a hell and brimstone God. Boy, am I glad that image changed.

Corinne Edwards said...

Loved your wierd things!

Yes, I had read them. On my group of secrets, I did not "tag" you. I jusr listed you as one of my favorite blogs.

Which you are!

Love,

Corinne

Patricia Singleton said...

Corinne, thank you for listing me as one of your favorites. I realized that you hadn't tagged me after I read the article a second time. I was a little distracted during the first reading of the article. Your blog has quickly become one of my favorites as well. Stephen Hopson was the person who helped me discover your blog through your comments on his blog. Both of you are favorites of mine.