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It seems that today is my day to be tagged!  I’ve never been tagged before, but, strangely, I’ve been tagged twice this morning!  Bayou Woman tagged me the first time, and then I was tagged by Deirdre

Does this mean I have to come up with 13 weird things about me?  7 for BW and 6 for Deirdre?  Not that that’s a problem….I’m plenty weird, and getting weirder everyday it seems.  But I think I’ll play it conservatively here, and post 7 weird things about me, which should satisfy both BW and Deirdre…

 Here are the rules, which I lazily copied from Deirdre’s site:

 (1) Link to the person that tagged you.  (2) Post the rules on your blog.  (3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. (4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. (5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

I’ve already complied with rules 1 and 2, so here goes:

1.  When I’m driving down the road, andI pass a swatch of cleared land that runs underneath the powerlines going on and on over the horizon, it seems to me that it is a long chute or raceway, and I just want to veer off and follow it to wherever it goes.  So far, I’ve restrained myself…

2.  I actually like commuting into work, as long as I’m actually driving and not parked in traffic.  It’s a great time for me to gather my thoughts and listen to a good book or some uplifing music.  True, I would prefer to ride a long commuter train into the city, and that way I could read or knit along the way, but since that’s not an option, I make the most of driving.

3.  I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.  Now, you may think, “That’s true for all of us, Trish? What makes you think you’re so special?”  What’s weird about me is that I am interested in so many things that don’t play well together.  Is it even possible to be an textile-artist/farmer/professor/missionary/veterinarian/author, all at the same time?  Like I said in my “About” page, can one lifetime be enough?  I struggle with this all the time, because if I devote time or effort to one of these things, it necessarily takes time away from any of the others.  So I worry sometimes that I’m doomed to be a jill-of-all-trades and a mistress of none.

4.  I have a crush on Thomas Jefferson.  I have had a crush on Thomas Jefferson since I was about 12 years old.  Besides being a dashing and fiery-tempered redhead, which I find irrestistable, he also managed to succeed at being a farmer/teacher/architect/statesman/philosopher/scientist.  And to this occupationally-conflicted and academically-minded girl, that just so hunky!

5.  I would rather sit on the floor than on a chair.  To sit in a chair for me is somehow indicative of a need to be doing something constructive.  To lie on the floor, however, means that nothing productive could possibly be happening, and I just need to give in to laying there and letting Abby snuggle me.

6.  I once brought home a three-toed sloth, but my mother wouldn’t let me keep it for a pet.  See, I grew up in the Panama Canal Zone, right next to a jungle area.  And I made friends with a lady, much like BW, who did wildlife rescue and rehab.  She sent this sloth home with me to care for, but mom insisted I take it back.  To be fair to my mom, I already had a dog, a cat, a parrot, a guinea pig, two mice, and an aquarium full of tadpoles in my room.

7.  When I was in the eighth grade I stabbed a kid in school with a fork and got away with it without getting in trouble.  Even though I drew blood.  Even though I was sent to the principle’s office.  Even though my dad was called off the flightline to deal with me.  But that story is a whole ‘nuther post.  ;- )

Now then, whom shall I tag in return…?

I will tag Steph.  And Jen.  And Barngoddess.  And Hallie.  And dayzofrain

And a player to be named later.  ;- )  [Update!  The mystery player is clupeiform.  I’m so thrilled he agreed to be a part of my madness!]

Postscript:  I would have tagged Emilie, but she’s already been tagged by Heather!

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