Monday, October 13, 2008

Tagged! 7 Things Meme

Ms. Bar B. over at A Place of Comfort has tagged me, and not a moment too soon. I'm pretty wrapped up in my current projects and was drawing a blogging blank. Due in part to none of my projects being complete, or even close enough for a preview. Sighs.

So 7 things about me, here we go:

1. I was an only child for 14 years, and left home at 16. Not much time for sibling bonds or battery. I did however develop quite an imagination in all of my solitude and a couple of friends to share in all of my pretend antics. While I no longer engage in much interaction with my imaginary friends-lest I lose my health insurance coverage. They- or rather, their contributions can be found in much of my writing. Dinah, one of the characters was a quick-witted waitress that kept me company while preparing meals and dining alone. You can give her credit for comments like the one above in reference to the health coverage. Old, wise and cynical; Dinah is the voice behind my socio-political, parenting, sucky state of the universe rants.

2. I am a sore loser, but you'd never know it because the game isn't over until someone passes out or I win! Adults marvel at how well my children hold their own in a board game-cute doesn't get my sympathies. I've learned them well.

3. I'm a thinker not a do-er. Once the planning process has been complete I lose interest. Be it events, meals, projects-once I'm done orchestrating it, I quit! I almost didn't make it to our wedding. If I had my way I'd show up in jeans and a t-shirt and watch everyone else eat, drink and dance from behind the scenes.

4. I'm an avid people watcher, wanna know the first person to get drunk at the party? Who hooked up with who and what they did? Predictions for which couples will not make it back as a couple next year? Just ask me; body language, subtle nuances-I'm on top of it.

5. My husband won me over by telling me he loved me because I was smart versus just saying I was pretty. Beauty fades. (Tell them Joe, tell them all how you watched my brain moving on the dance floor) Laughs and hugs the Favorite Guy.

6. Babies and mentally challenged homeless people are drawn to me. My grandmother in all of her West African influenced Gullah goodness says it's a gift. No matter where we are, babies will laugh, wave, offer me soggy goods from their dimpled fists. And, homeless folks often engage me in conversations that clearly started in my absence. I don't get out much, so I just play along. Except for the screaming toy piano man in Phoenix...he's not so friendly.

7. I collect vintage African American ephemera, namely photos of family and church gatherings, but anything'll do. They're for an altered book that I never seem to make time to work on. Some day, I hope to dazzle you all and present it in all of its rich historical completion. The photo above is my most recent find-she's pretty bad ass,huh?

I'm not going to tag anyone, if you decide to list 7 random things about yourself, by all means link back and I will gladly read them. It's been a power-walking filled weekend and my gluts are far too achy for chasing down bloggers.



shiborigirl said...

Fun facts - I love this tagging game. I get to learn a lot about my blogging budds.

I like that you are a sore loser. Me too. I guess we should never play Monopoly together! Haha.

I got tagged this week too, and had some fun pulling together things I don't mind sharing with others.

Have a great night,


Jewelry Rockstar said...

I am a people watcher too. I walk away from a gathering and say to my husband "did you see what she did" "did you see how they were looking at each other," he's usually like 'what" "you are buggin." I am glad to see I'm the only one who's buggin.

High Desert Diva said...

I'm with you on the people watching. Sometimes I forget to interact as I'm too busy watching the people show.

BlossomingTree said...

Jeans, t-shirt and people watching...that's me. I consider myself a friendly person but there are times I just don't want to talk to anyone lol.

I was tagged last week also.

Ms. Bar B: said...

I have to say I really enjoyed that. I am still laughing over here. Thanks for joining in on the fun =)

fly tie said...

enjoyable read.

ok, now i can relate to number 3 in a way. many of my sewing projects take longer than they should to be finished, cause at a certain point in the cut & sew process i lose interest. it's like once i see that it can be done it becomes irrelevant.

(i was an only child for 17 yrs. went off to college at 18.)

# 7 confirms what i suspected from some of the pics in your flickr. i love photos like that.

people watching's the best. reading blogs is the internet form of that, and here we get to see what people are thinking (which is often what i'm trying to figure out when watching folks out in the world)

Mayhem said...

Great 7 facts! I was pretty much an only child because my brother was basically moved out by the time I was imaginary friends though. My imagination always kinda sucked♥

Victoria said...

Great list! I can relate to so many of these. Even the photo, it is so reminiscent of photos that I took years ago of an old woman that use to live in the same city that I did. I was fascinated by her!

A Cuban In London said...

Interesting and eye-opening. So you're a sore loser? Welcome to the club!

Greetings from London.

Cathe Holden said...

You are completely fascinating.

I love reading your blog.

Did I read something you wrote a while back somewhere that you would love to have a cameo of yourself? Hope I didn't confuse you with someone else, your ephemera collection made me think of that.

I wish I had something profound and intellectual to add to your post today regarding the campaign and voting it's effect on you, but I don't. I really enjoyed reading that, though. (see, not so profound...)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Yes Cathe, that was me! You remembered...I'm still searching. And thanks for acknowledging the other post-it means a great deal!

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