Monday, February 25, 2008

G is for Green

I got tagged by Katherine E at Meaning and Authenticity. Here's the deal:

1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)

Modifying, per usual. Gannet's middle name is the name she actually uses, and her last name is her maiden name (since she wasn't inclined to change it when she got married), either of which might thereby reveal the woman behind the curtain.. Therefore, she will stick to her authentic and essential Gannet identity for this one.

Wanna play? Go for it!

G is for Green, a la Elpheba, which is my way of getting a WICKED Post in. I think that one reason for WICKED's working on so many levels is that we all can see something of ourselves in both Elpheba and Glinda. Haven't we all felt green -- isolated and insignificent at times -- at times? And then, perhaps, someone tells us that the very parts of us that seem destined for the rubbish heap are, in fact, the gifts we most need to cherish and hone?

Did that really just happen?
Have I actually understood?
This weird quirk I've tried
To suppress or hide
Is a talent that could
Help me meet the Wizard
If I make good
So I'll make good...
(The Wizard and I, sung by Elphaba)

A is for Adventurous. Not the sky-diving kind of adventurous, but the hand-me-my-passport-and-a-plane-ticket and I am outta here kind. Or the go-to-seminary-in-your-50s kind.

N is for narrator. I love a good story, so much so that focus often eludes me. I started working on a sermon yesterday and, 2500 words into it (I always start by writing what turns out to be two or three of them and then figuring out which one it really is) it occurred to me to wonder, Is there a point here?

N is also for nevertheless. Because I am a both-and kind of girl.

E is for Energetic. I am in reality astonishingly lazy, which explains my presence at the computer when I have a thousand things to do, but I am also going to accomplish a great many of them. (Not the ones I don't care about, but the ones I do -- yeah, I will.)

T is for Transformed. Oh, I feel another WICKED post coming on. I'll try to contain it for a few days.

P.S. Would someone please comment???!!!! Here I am, ON VACATION, time to spare, and I am getting hardly any comments, hardly any mail -- HEY!!!! (That's the Glinda in me speaking!)


more cows than people said...

dear gg,

i've been reading, though not commenting. sorry bout that. glad you enjoyed the show so much and that you are ON VACATION!

how were those exams?

well played- i recognize you in your chosen descriptors. and i've avoided this meme because of the anonymity thing. clever work around.

bless you.

love, more cows

Quotidian Grace said...

Enjoying your vacation, I hope!

I read Wicked, well that is to say I read about 3/4 of Wicked the book before abandoning it. It really bored me. So I haven't had any interest in the musical, which you enjoyed so much.

Maybe its better as a musical?

Presbyterian Gal said...

I'm here!!!

Hey QG, it is better as a musical. Though I did actually also enjoy the book.

And GG: How'd the Greek exam go?

Althea N. Agape said...

I use my middle name, too! although I legally ditched the first name with the first husband. (one free legal name change with each divorce!)

Got tired of trying to explain to DMV clerks who insisted on all four names on the license -- because "you can't drop the first name, it's on your birth certificate" (as if the others weren't!)

I'm procrastinating, too. Just got the bulletin done for Wed evening Lenten service that I found out yesterday evening that I am doing. I will need a meditation, but I'm thinking about that.

Kathryn J said...

I am green because you saw Wicked. It will be here soon and I do not have tickets.

I'm glad you are on vacation. I'm behind reading because I was pacing your blog on your school schedule of less frequent posts.

Ruby said...

Popular, you're gonna be popular.

Have a great vacation!

Lisa :-] said...

RE the comments:

Sorry, dear...been really busy. And kinda burnt out. Still trying to recover from Valentine's Day...