Tuesday, July 28, 2009

You're It.

Chuck has tagged me. Again. Thanks, Chuck.

I've been pondering this question: How much do I want to reveal about myself?
Oh, that could have been the first of my six!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random and/or revealing things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your post entry is up on your site.

About me.
1. I am a day person; and I cannot believe that I stay up until midnight most nights, since I awaken at dawn. Thanks BBBH.
(I nap a lot.)

2. For several years I had vanity plates on my car. Then I figured out that it is bad enough to pay mandatory taxes; voluntary taxes must be high on the foolishness scale.
(Or is it that the mandatory ones escalated to the point that there was too little left for frivolity?)

3. I worked my way through college as a hod-carrier, block-layer, schoolbus driver, hamburger
grinder, forklift driver, and sewerpipe maker.
(Want a recipe for 200# of hamburger?)

4. The only job I was ever fired from was at the meat market because the Kappa Delts didn't get their hamburger in time for dinner.
(I had another boss who tried to fire me-- nanner, nanner, nanner!)

5. I sometimes think that when Dad talked about the man that had more degrees than a thermometer, but hadn't sense enough to pound sand in a rathole, he was talking about me.
(How do you pronounce r-a-t-h-o-l-e, rath-olee or rath-olay?)

6. I am very uncomfortable making some of these revelations about myself.
(Transparent is for windowglass.)
1. Elizabeth because she is an extremely bright and insightful young lady, a talented writer.
2. Silver because she is thoughtful and artistic, and she expresses herself beautifully.
3. Candace Jean because she reflects so well the ideal of Love of God and family in her writing.
4. Stacy whose posts are infrequent lately, but the hilarity is worth the wait.
5. HR because his presentation of Indiana's wonders, both natural and manmade, as well as his occasional political foray, make for very interesting reading.
6. I would tag Mikki because she is a great creative writer and a fellow-teacher, and Lin because she and her cats are too funny to miss. But they have already been tagged. (Does the "twofer" make up for the fact that they are playing anyway?)
I need more bloggy friends.
So how do we differ, Chuck? Must be the hirsute facial adornments. Oh, and I'm much the older.

[and Happy Birthday, great granddaughter Gillian]


Silver said...

ok. i must say i'm impressed with No. 3

Totally understands No 6

Now, do i still have to play?

Mikki Black said...

Aw, thanks for thinking of me! Yeah, I've done this one before, bur here's another one, just for you:

Some of my favorite jobs were working in a body shop and in an electro-static painting plant and as a factory temp.

Ah, the smell of machinery grease in the early morning!

Chanda said...

Wish I could be more of a get up at dawn kind of person myself!

Secondary Roads said...

You are probably wiser too.
-- Chuck

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Thanks for the tag! Hopefully I'll get to it this week - it's going to require some deep thoughts, of which I have few.

And 200 lb of hamburger? Uh....no.

vanilla said...

Silver, let us just say, You may play!

Mikki, perhaps it'd be a good thing if everyone got to smell some grease or get some cement dust in their eyebrows along the way.

Chandra, perhaps the circadian rhythms are what they are for each of us.

Chuck, age is no gaurantee of wisdom.

Candace Jean, will be looking for your post. And sorry about the hamburger reference; I'm sure you find the very mention repulsive.

Lin said...

Hmmmm....those are some interesting facts there, Vanilla. Thanks for the tag--I'll have to get to it after I'm done with vacation stories. :)