“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Friday, January 12, 2007

I Am Now A Tag Victim

We Bloggers tend to get way to serious. Every so often , you have to just do something completely different. If you’ve been following this blog during it’s short history, you are well aware that I take a strange turn from time to time. Well…it’s time for another one!

I have seen this floating around the various Blogs I visit. I thought I was escaping under the radar. BUT NO!!! Flag Gazer tagged me for the Five Things Meme today. I have to tell 5 things readers may not know about me. Then…I get to tag others to play along…(…heh heh heh heh…)

So… and after dubious consideration…

1. I have lived out of my car, and in a homeless shelter.

2. I nearly drowned twice in my pre-teen years—while canoeing in flood season in the Missouri Ozarks.

3. My favorite winter was right after we moved to New Jersey. There was a massive wall of snow along the hedge after the plows cleared to massive snowstorms—three weeks apart. We dug a foxhole at the corner of the driveway and used it to snowball cars—and other passersby. The drivers invariably stopped—sliding all over the street—got out of the car and went to the drive way to which way we ran away. The hard part was being silent until they drove off!

4. My most stunning realization—and great fun for my overactive imagination--was at the age of thirteen (1974), while reloading shotgun shells. I figured out how to turn Estes model rockets into weapons.
(…so how come it took a government commission to figure it out and not accomplish anything except making people more afraid…)

5. I can write music. I can build a house. I can shoot guns. But I know next to nothing about cars.

And, in return for the favor from Flag Gazer, and after checking to see who’s already been tagged, I’m tagging…Hub, Savannah Day Dreamin’, and A Keyboard And A .45.

It’s good to share the fun with friends…although how long friendship lasts after this…I wonder if they’ll still let me visit…???