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Friday, May 18, 2007

Another "MeMe" Meme

Desperate Irish Housewife tagged me for a meme:

1. What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?

Good question. I started out thinking had nothing to say, only to find out that apparently I had something to say. So now I would say that I hope to be accomplishing exactly what Jesus Christ told us to spread the Gospel. I also hope to be "discovered" and to find my way into the world of formal publication. (Yeah, fat chance, I know. But a girl can dream, can't she?)

2. Are you a spiritual person?

If you mean "spiritual" in the wishy-washy "I'm not religious, I'm spiritual" BS, no, I'm not "spiritual." If you mean "spiritual" to signify a soul seeking intimate union with the Heavenly Father via all the treasures given to us by the Catholic Church in order to achieve this wonderful gift...then yes, I'm spiritual. Just a soul trying to find my way home.

3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you?

A military Survival Guide (or maybe Anarchist Cookbook), a magnifying glass, and duct tape. And WD40

4. What’s your favorite childhood memory?

Christmas when Mom and Dad were still married.

5. Are these your first (tagging) memes?


Here are the rules according to whomever likes to make up rules: • Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Hmm....8 random facts.

1. I used to be an accomplished flutist and during High School I played trumpet in the Pep Band during basketball season, and in a band for a stage adaptation of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

2. I almost won the role of "Annie" in "Annie Get Your Gun" when I was 16, played her part for 2 blissful weeks while the real "Annie" finished her finals at college, and then I was the understudy. The formal role I was given was in the chorus. (I have photos of myself from this wonderful summer in Community Theater).

3. I can grill a mean steak!

4. A couple years ago I nearly adopted a neglected horse, but ended up doing the right thing and formally reported the neglect. I supported my contentions with photos which I emailed to the county deputy and gave him my name, but asked that I remain anynymous. The ranch owner found out that it was me and when he caught me there that April, he banned me from the ranch.

5. When in Arizona for training a few years ago, a friend and I climbed Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale hoping to obtain great photos of a desert sunset. We were caught in a severe thunderstorm at the summit, went off the trail while trying to descend in the darkness and pouring rain while lightning struck nearby, and somehow finally made our way to the maw of the camel. (Those who know this mountain will know what I'm talking about.) Hmmm....sounds like a blog post I haven't written yet.

6. I jumped off of a waterfall in Mexico in the Sierra Madres in a very remote area.

7. I am very appreciative of a good Pinot Noir

8. I met Maya Angelou when I was a Senior in college, and assigned to plainclothes detail as a "Special Agent" (with the local Police Dept.) during her appearance at another university in town. She wanted to meet those of us who were there to provide for her safety, so the Investigator I was working with and I went backstage after her speech by her request. Ms. Angelou paid me a compliment I'll never forget.

I tag:

* Cathy
* Ray
* Terry
* Ultracrepidarian (yeah, I don't wanna...but you really do...)
* Fr. V.
* Julie D.
* Sarah
* Bethski


Cathy_of_Alex said...

Thanks, Adoro, I think..

Sarah Reinhard said...

Thanks for the tag, Adoro. I'm going to have to think on this one...

And if only you lived closer...someone who shares a love of pinot noir and grills a mean steak... :)

Adoro said...

Sarah, if only you knew. I COMBINE my Pinot Noir with my steak marinade...and serve the rest with dinner...


Terry Nelson said...

Thanks adoro - I posted the meme on Abbey1.

Fr. V said...

I promise, I'm working on it. I'm not very good at these things.

What does meme mean anyway?

Holy cow this word verification is looooong

Warren said...

Hey, I've been tagged. Like, First Time Ever, I think.

So I guess it wouldn't be sportspersonlike not to respond, so here goes.