Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tag, You're It!

I have been tagged!!

My sweet friend Jane in the UK writes the marvelous blog The Witty Ways of a Wayward Wife. She is TOO funny and totally worth checking out.

At any rate, you will hear more about Jane and what a good friend she truly is in a future post. In the meantime, in her post on Sunday, she tagged me.

I haven’t been tagged in a while and I have always had mixed feelings about it. It can be fun. And I don't want to seem churlish by not participating. But there are always so many rules! And they are always scary and confusing and I don't always understand what they mean, like this:

1) You MUST tag 759 million fellow bloggers.
2) You MUST redirect back to their RSS and TBS and DVD and PCP. And their BVD’s too.
3) If you disobey these rules, your blog will disappear forever and you will become a blogging pariah because in your ignorance you don’t deserve to blog, write or, indeed, live.
4) Might as well give up now, it is clear you are doomed.

But Jane, bless her heart says we can throw away the rules if we want!! Hooray!! I will still stick to a modified set of guidelines, I’m an Episcopalian, not an anarchist. But I will keep them simple.

First here are my answers to the tag questions:

1) If you could be any historical or current character who would you be?

I would love to visit a historical period, like the 1930’s New York City, but I would want to be myself, not someone else.

If I HAD to pick someone else it would be umm…umm…umm… I know! Martha Gellhorn, the journalist. She got to do it all and, for a little while, got to do it all with Hemingway, too. Although I might pass on the 89, almost blind, suicide part at the end. At that point I would switch to become someone else. Hey, if you have magic powers, might as well take advantage of them.

2) Name an interesting fact about yourself.

The most interesting thing about me is there is absolutely nothing interesting about me. lol

I guess the fact that I have a lot of education in a lot of different subjects could be interesting. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, I’m a licensed nurse, a certified Childbirth Educator and I have a Master’s degree in Communication. That is 20 years of school. Yet I still can’t find a job. ha ha ha ha ha ha (that is hysterical, ironic laughter)

3) If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would you change?

Honestly, I would keep a better eye on Cain and Abel than Eve did. Who knows what the world would be like today if those boys had gotten along!

4) What character traits annoy you?

I’m assuming these are character traits in others. None of mine annoy me, whereas other people irk the piss out of me. Such as, people who are know-it-alls. I hate it when someone knows thinks they know more than me.

And people who are hypochondriacs. That drives me straight up the wall! I know so many strong, wonderful people who are sick and would give anything to be healthy. So to hear anyone whine about something minor or non-existent makes me want to slap them into gratitude for their health. Or just slap them, period. I think I might enjoy that. And not in a pervy way, either, so get your mind out of the gutter.

5) Name one thing that you would change in yourself.

Jane and I clearly have the same level of non-existent self esteem –what wouldn’t I change?! I think the only good feature I have is my bum too. Me and Jane, a pair of proud bottoms.

My right earlobe is ok as well. Everything else is negotiable.

6) What do you consider your biggest achievement?

I am 56, single, half blind, fat, unemployed, depressed and can no longer walk without assistance. No contest: my biggest achievement is getting out of bed every morning. Wait…maybe my biggest achievement is not lying down on the railroad tracks? Although, to do that I would still have to get out of bed. So, nope, it definitely is getting out of bed every morning.

TA DA! There you have it. Now my tag-ees and I just have to follow the ultra simple rules:

Rule 1 - No Tag-Backs (Surely you have other friends?!?! Besides, I couldn’t do this again so soon without heavy sedation. Ack, the rules, the rules!!!)

Rule 2 - You must tag a further 8 bloggers (“Or however many you want to says Mrs T making up her own rules as she goes...” I LOVE this part, a direct quote from Jane. However many I want. YESSS!)

Rule 3 - You must answer the questions. (Easy peasey. The questions are all about YOU! Does anyone have a more favorite subject?!?)

Rule 4 - You must have a link back to the people who tagged you. (Ok, even I know how to do this, see intro with link back to Jane.)

I have chosen to tag:

Margaret: Nanny Goats in Panties
Nicky: We Work for Cheese
Kathy: The Junk Drawer
Cardiogirl: Cardiogirl: 19% body fat 100% fun
Jen: Redhead Ranting
Pierre: Pierre’s Lab

Thanks everyone!  Have fun!

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the mention Marie! I'm usually against tagging, but I have to say that I like the rules on this one.

brokenteepee said...

I am with you with getting out of bed in the morning.
Sometimes that's half the battle

Jane Turley said...

Oh what fun! Some great answers there which made me laugh out loud Marie:) The thing I wouldn't change about you is your sense of humour - it's a gift and one which has enabled you to get through (and will continue to get you through) the harshest of times:) Laughter, I feel if it's not the best medicine is certainly the cheapest!

I can't be bothered with all those tagging details - far too tedious! Besides, I like making up my own rules - especially ones like "No ironing before Saturday,"No cooking after 7pm" and "No washing behind the ears unless you've a haidressers appointment". Always best to keep things simple...:))