Tuesday, November 6, 2007

7 Things...

About myself. Here are *the rules* copied from the Chickenbell who tagged me.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Alas, I rarely play by *the rules* so I'll let anyone who reads this tag themselves.

Here goes:(and I'll put a w by the weird ones and a r by the random ones, just so you'll be able to tell, muhhhaaaaahaaa)

1.(w) I have an irrational fear of and fascination with coyotes. When I was a very small child we'd go visit my grandparents in Oklahoma. Coyotes would howl, yip and generally sound like evil devil dogs from dusk to dawn. I'd go with my Daddy Mammer(grandpa) to break the ice on the ponds and/or feed the cows in the pasture and we'd see them slinking around here and there. I wouldn't even get out of the truck even though this was one of my all-time favorite things to do in the world. Now we live "in town" and have them living in a wooded area across the street from our driveway. They still scare the beejeesus out of me, at the same time I am drawn to them.

2.(r) I majored in Native American Studies at The University of Oklahoma. I love the subject but hated the classes and did not pass many of them. Studying Native American pre-history was very interesting, but studying their current politics was mega boring for me when I was 20(and still would be). Now I have many other interests but still have a place in my heart for The Ancient Ones.

3.(r) When I was a kid, my favorite animals were horses. I rode as often as I could find someone to let me. My uncle kept horses including a pony he let me think of as mine. After I graduated from high school I taught horseback riding at a Camp Fire camp for the summer. Since then I've probably only ridden 5 times and have very little desire to get on a horse these days. Now, if I had 10 acres and lots of time and money...

4.(w) Very occasionally I have had an ESP or telepathic experience. Now, before you freak out, I don't know what causes them. I don't believe in ghosts but when we lived in Austin I saw the transparent figure of a toddler girl with dark curly hair standing in our hallway on several occasions. She'd vanish if I tried to focus on her. Do I think this was the ghost of someone? No. An imprint? Maybe. Who knows. Anyway, the ESP thing that I remember most is when I was living in Nacogoches, Texas. As I was unloading the dishwasher one day I got a vision of my friend's son(they live in Wichita, Kansas) laying on their couch, on his belly with his legs bent behind him. His skin was orange!! I also had the auditory sensation of ducks quacking. After this went away I called to tell her all about this because it was so weird. She told me her son had roseola and was all red, and they'd been to the doctor that afternoon. And, his coughing sounded like a duck!! She was someone I talked to maybe once every few months, we didn't have a real close friendship. His illness is not something I would have known about. Having a toddler who was rarely sick and no internet access, I had no clue what roseola was in the first place!

My latest one was a few weeks ago. One Sunday morning as I was getting in the bathtub I had an overwhelming urge to call one of my cousins. My mom is the baby of her family and most all of my cousins are older than me by 15 years and more. I think this cousin in particular is about 60 maybe. Anyway, I haven't talked to her on the phone EVER, but my mom does about once a year or so. All day long I was wanting to get her phone # from my mom and call her. Well, on Thursday of that week, my mom and I were talking and she said, "I called Charlotte today". She had been thinking of her all week too! Whatever in the world made us both think of this person the same week when we've barely talked about her in years and years, is beyond me and I mean BEYOND me.

5.(r) I'm extremely introverted. Sometimes I'm afraid that people will get the vibe that I'm rude or uninterested, or closed-minded(heaven forbid!) but it is really me just going off with my thoughts, by myself.

6.(w and r) I eat strange foods for breakfast. No eggs, or cereal, or toast. Ok, maybe a bagel with cream cheese, but that's as normal as it gets for early morning eating. My favorites are pizza, spaghetti, tortillas with refried beans... A sandwich, a salad, even cabbage slaw!

7.(r) I'm easily distracted. Amy just came in and announced she was hungry. This means that I have to remove my butt from this chair and start dinner!


Chickenbells said...

Thanks for playing along! We just saw 2 coyote out in Groom Creek the other day...like at 10:00...they were really cool...they're pretty afraid of you here, but I am happy I was in the car all the same...OH...I love the ESP/intuition thing...AND...I hate hate hate regular breakfast foods...cold Italian for me all the way (if I eat at all)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I enjoyed reading about your. Especially the ESP part. I have no ESP myself, but I love to read about people who do. It fascinates me.

Jennifer said...

I love non-breakfast foods for breakfast, too! Great list of random stuff.

Saw your guesses on my Christmas song collage ... you got it right with your second guess "Do You Hear What I Hear". Way to go!

painter girl said...

Wonderful blog!
Can't wait to explore.
I love the coyote also and have an attraction to the and wolves. We don't see either over here but I like to imagine them.