Apr 24, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I was tagged by Kim Thompson.

The rules are as follows:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Wow, I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to be tagged. Shame on you Kim…LOL

I really had to think to come up with 7 things about myself. Here’s what I came up with.

1 – I see dead people. Okay, I just threw that in there to wake you all up. Fact is, I have a sensitive spirit. At least that is what I have been told. I have a talent for reading people. I can usually see what kind of person they are by their personalities and body language. I also have very vivid dreams when I sleep. I dream almost every night and sometimes several times a night. Some of them have even come true…OOOooooohhhh! I keep a “dream journal”.

2 – The first crush I ever had was on (brace yourself) Donny Osmond. I had his albums, watched their Saturday morning cartoon, and had posters of him all over my bedroom walls. (For those of you who are too young to know what an album is…don’t ask. I feel old enough just admitting I was in love with Donny)

3 – I started writing before I could recognize the alphabet. My dad had a bunch of old notebooks that had a few pages left in them and he would give them to me. I would spend hours just sitting there, scribbling on each line. I was very careful to make them look like cursive writing. I had books and books of the scribbling and thought I had the world’s best novel. I was probably 3 or 4.

4 – I love to take pictures. Along with writing, I would love to be a photographer. My favorite subjects are strange things, like the way a garden gate is hanging crooked or a pair of work boots sitting by the front door. I love black and white photos.

5 – I’m a crack shot. My father was a professional marksman in the military and taught me how to shoot. I was a member of both a state and international gun club until I had kids. Haven’t had the guns out for a very long time. I’m a believer that kids and guns don’t mix, especially since ours have disabilities and can’t tell the difference between a real one and a play one. We keep them in a safe. We also don’t allow any play weapons in our home.

6 – I like dragonflies and truly believe that they are little fairies. I have named my car “dragonfly” and have a decal on my back window. My license plate is DRGNFLI. I’ve always wanted to get a dragonfly tattoo, but know I shouldn’t, have been told not to and probably won’t. (Unless I can find a cute one that is temporary, out of a vending machine). What can I say? I’m a rebel.

7 – I know about cars. I helped my dad rebuild the engine on my brothers 1948 Chrysler when I was about 12. My husband went to Detroit to mechanics school and I have helped him rebuild a couple engines, too. Getting a little grease under my nails is good for the soul.

Well that’s all folks. Now you know a lot more than you probably wanted to.

Okay, what if I don’t know enough people with blogs that haven’t already been tagged? That stinks.


  1. It was fun to read more about you. Sounds like you have an amazing variety of talents. Thanks for playing!

  2. With the cars, dragonflies, and being a crack shot, you probably have lots of great story ideas. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. That was great! I enjoyed it. I HATE working on cars. I did it once, and I swore NEVER to do it again.


    And I agree with Stephanie. Holy cow you must have some great story ideas.

  4. We feel the same way about guns. My hubby didn't grow up with hunters in his house. But I did. My mom and dad were avid hunters and raised hound dogs (beagles!) We don't own any guns, but we also don't let our kids play with toy guns. Like you, our son with autism can't tell the difference between pretend and reality sometimes.

    Thanks for your post. It was fun to learn more about you!

  5. You're so cool, Christine! This is a fun post and a great way to get to know you better. :)

    I look forward to coming back often to read what's going on in your Dragonfly world. ;)