Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I got tagged here ~

The rules:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

3.At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I went to the second half of first grade in Florida. The "hallways" were outside and the drink machine offered little cartons of milk and orange juice. My ideal educational institution.

2. I went to three summer camps and two boarding schools in five states, three colleges in two states, one law school in one state. How surprising is it that I have lived in the same city for 30 years and the same house for 23?

3. I can't cook, except for toast.

4. My favorite natural place in the world is the beach at St. Augustine. My favorite human-made place is Chartres Cathedral (I know; you already knew that.) My favorite place that I haven't been is Nepal. My other favorite place is a hot tub anywhere on earth under a full moon and starry night.

5. I am an avid although fairly mediocre birder. "My" bird (another surprise) is the gannet, although I am thinking about transitioning to the willet. Willet Woman instead of Gannet Girl. My best birds ever were the members of a family of elegant trogons, two adults, two chicks, southeast Arizona. Here's a
great set of photos of a similar family.

6. I just this very minute realized that I do have an overall hero (see
earlier post) : it's St. Ignatius of Loyola. Of course.

7. I am totally and completely a cat person. We don't have a cat at the moment, which is a source of great sadness for me, but I am off to seminary in the fall, the Quiet Husband doesn't like cats, and the remaining dog is enough for him to contend with. My cats have been Tomasina (she was Tom, but these things have a way of changing), her offspring Butterball, Pigeon (so named because at the time we had a pigeon named Cat), Noel, Hop Whiskers, Big Kitty, and Apollo. Not so many cats, but most of them enjoyed long lives. There is a very furry and lively cat living at the vet's who should move in here, but as I said about the Quiet Husband . . . .

8. I do not own a laptop. Am I the only person in the Lexus (in contrast to Olive Tree) world who does not? I don't have a Lexus either, but then I can't fathom spending perfectly good money on a luxury car. Computers, cameras, and maybe an ipod -- a different story. But cars? Let's just say that I've been driving the rental allotted to us while one of the cars is being repaired, and I have lost it in four parking lots -- including the very large Target lot, that time for about 20 minutes. All cars look pretty much the same to me.

I seem to be getting more garrulous as I continue.

I don't think I have as many as eight online friends or even new acquaintances who haven't already been tagged. I'm going for three --
Lisa, Cynthia, and Quotidian Grace.


Cynthia said...

Alrighty then, just how random can I get?

Lisa :-] said...

Ohmygod...another meme. I'll have the response for you by sometime next month... :P

St. Ignatius...I should have already known that, eh?

Jan said...

What seminary?

I've always been a dog person, but my youngest daughter got a kitty from her first grade teacher, so that was our first cat. That one suddenly died at age 7, and we got another kitty so youngest daughter would not be sad. BUT this new cat likes me, the dog person, best. I make a great pillow when I'm lying on the couch to read, and Gracie, the cat, lies on my chest to be petted. What purring! She won't get that near to anyone else. Very odd.