Friday, October 10, 2008

Please Indulge Me for a Moment

Oh boy.  A couple of years ago, when I first began writing this blog, I participated in a "tag," noting that I'd not do it again.  But I think I am going to.  Maybe just this once more. 

Let me explain.  I don't really feel like what I do here is your typical blog sort of thing.  I don't post often.  I don't have broad readership, and that really doesn't bother me--very often.  But I have discovered the past couple of months the larger blogging community and I've been dipping my toes in it.  There are a few that I really enjoy, and many more that I find tedious with out personal knowledge of the author.

One of the more interesting authors, who is also my one and only "follower," has tagged me.  (Thanks, by the way, Brittany, though I'm not sure if it looks worse to have 1 lonely follower or none at all!)  Out of  a mixture of gratitude and slight curiosity about the results of this, I feel compelled to participate in this blogging ritual one more time.  If this doesn't interest you, please read my coat battle post below.

  1. I have a tattoo of a bleeding heart flower above my left ankle.
  2.  I have an unhealthy relationship with refined sugar, particularly as an ingredient in chocolate.
  3. I wish I had minored in Humanities.
  4. I love Jane Austen Novels.  Especially Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion.  There are really only a few more, but these are my favorite, and I am usually in the middle of reading one of them--even if I am also reading something else.  I wish Jane had written the scriptures, because then I'd have that commandment down pat.
  5. When I was little, I wanted to be Jewish.  I loved the tradition, the symbolism, everything.  I felt Mormonism was lacking in those types of things.  I've since discovered that it's there in force, just not in daily and weekly worship.
  6. My favorite number is 2.  (Not to be confused with "Number 2," which I do not like so much and have had issues with.)  It always has been.  I'm not sure why.
  7. I think I'm relatively talented at a lot of things, but I lack the attention or discipline to really be GREAT at any of it.  This bugs me.  I wish I had that one "thing" that I did really well.  Then I could say in a tag, "I do (insert talent here)," and not feel a little like a fraud.
  8. (because I just thought of one more) I'm pretty geeky.  I love Mythbusters, Deadliest Catch, and Numb3rs, scifi, crossword puzzles, and statistics.  This is not a great thing when you're in HS.  As an adult, it works pretty well.

Okay.  Here is the lame part.  Like I said, I've not been blogging, as in, with others, for long. Most of my readers don't blog.  Therefore, I don't have seven people to "tag."  A couple who I'd get have already been tagged.  Another has a closed blog.  So here's my proposal.  If you are interested in doing this, leave me a comment, and I can stick your link in this post after the fact.  

The other lame caveat is that if you blog on Blogger and I haven't been to your site, I have to wait to check you out until I can clear you with my filtered internet service, which usually takes about 24 hours.  Sorry.  Of course, others can still link to you through your comment.  I can't say I was thrilled when they blocked Blogger a couple of weeks back.

5 fishy comments:

Octamom said...

I did this same meme a week or two ago--and it was so funny--I didn't think I was all that quirky--until I asked my family! YIKES!! hee hee!

So glad to 'meet' you over at my place! I'm so enjoying perusing your blog! I had to smile at your post on the temp in Boise--we're living in the deep, deep South right now--and heard on the news that we were up for a 'cold snap' over the next few days where the high would 'only' be in the mid-70's....


Brittany said...

*Austenite high five*!

I love your #7. I feel that way too- it's kind of like being a general practitioner; good at a lot of things, but not exceptionally good at any one thing. LOL

clan of the cave hair said...

ugh, am I the only person on the planet that can't stand Jane Austen? For me, its like Harlequin Romances, only with no steam and an advanced vocabulary. I almost got kicked out of my old book club because I wouldn't go along with reading nothing but Jane I wanted to read Heart of Darkness. ( does that give you a little insight?)

Mina said...

Lisa--not the only person at all. Years back our RS did a book club dinner enrichment night with 6 or 8 different book choices. They asked me to lead one of the groups and I picked P&P and we had "tea." One of the women, who I adore btw, HATED the whole book. Every minute. But at least she read the entire thing, which was more than about anyone else in our group did. I found myself having to give the 15 minute version of the book, just so people could have an idea of what the two of us were talking about. (This woman actually found my telling pretty good--she decided she liked the story better than she thought.) I've always figured liking Austen the way I do was another symptom of my thoroughly geeky self. Because lets face it--lots of girls like all of the movies that have come out and have maybe read P&P, but few people besides Brittany here can discuss Mansfield Park with me.

Brittany--General practitioner. So says the PUBLISHED author! ;-)

Octamom said...

Loved seeing you over at my place today--another Autumn aficionado! Love it! And I so agree-September does feel like the New Year to me--