Thursday, May 10, 2007

I've been tagged

Trish tagged me:

The Rules:
1. I will write 10 interesting (?) things about myself.
2. Then tag 10 people.
3. If you've been tagged, do your own list and tag 10 more people. (no "tag backs")

Well, after reading Trish's interesting things, I feel rather inadequate. But here goes.

Ten interesting things about me

1. I was totally bald when I was born, and still had very little hair when I was a year old. The picture below was taken when I was 8 days old.
2. I grew up wishing I was an Indian. I still do wish I was an Indian. I have no idea why.

3. I prefer to do my horseback riding alone, rather than with a companion.

4. At times, for periods of up to four years straight, I’ve written a poem every day; and I self-published a book of my poems. I sold enough of them to pay for the publishing costs. Right now I have no desire to write poems. I don’t know if I’ll get interested in writing again or not. Perhaps my blogging meets the same need that the poem-writing did. 5. I have a blast riding the Honda with Cliff, and I’m often the one to suggest a trip... but sometimes I’m really scared when we're riding.
6. I don’t drive. I’ve never had a license.

7. I went to a one-room country school until I was in the third grade. (I'm second from the back on the right.)
8. With one exception (my friend Carol), all my best friends are Internet friends.

9. Big fancy houses don’t do a thing for me. Big fancy computers and good-natured horses do.

10. I milked cows by hand for twenty-five years. Twice a day. Just because I loved doing it.
I won't tag anybody; I just don't have the heart to do it. If you'd like to do the "ten interesting things" meme, help yourself.


I'm Toni. said...

I homeschool my children so the one room schoolhouse intrigues me. Were the walls angled or is it just the angle of light reflection in the photo?

In 1st and 2nd grade, I attended an open concept school (no walls between classrooms). Imagine my shock a few years ago when I learned they never did build walls in that school.

Christine said...

Having just been tagged myself, I can certainly understand the hesitancy in tagging others (in fact I think I make a reference to it on my post - that tagging is akin to chain letters . . .but then maybe I'm too cynical.)

I loved learning all those interesting things about you - self-publishing a book of poems (very brave) and wanting to be an Indian.

Looking forward to learning more.

alphawoman said...

I almost went to school in a one room school house! The nuns house served as the room for grades 1-2-3-4-5-6 & the 7th and 8th were in a stand alone building next to the "school". The bet thign was the play ground where we had the most dangerous equipment ever! Was it ever fun! All total, I think we may have had 40 kids. At most.

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

My daughter is intrigued with one room school houses, do you have any more photos of your school?

Trish said...

wow. this has been a great journey -- reading "those i've tagged". So many interesting, revealing tidbits I never would've known otherwise. Thanks for sharing. I love (love!) the photos that accompany your list. And your list itself is amazing. 25 years milking a cow? self-published? and that schoolhouse picture is amazing. I'm in awe.