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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Vale of Evening Fog

I was tagg'd by Zoe, who I found a couple of weeks ago when I was browsing. She's a really good writer, and she likes to keep it mystical, as do I. . . So here's the thing:

first the rules:

1) Post these rules before you give your facts

2) List 8 random facts about yourself

3) At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them

4) Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they've been tagged

then the facts:

1. I feel better about things in general than I ever have in my life. I'm about to turn forty, and I'm no longer a spring chickie, but I guess I've been through enough and made it past enough to know that it's all added up to something. I'm not entirely comfortable in my skin, yet I've never been more comfortable than right now. A secret: getting older is really really awesome! I feel like Miss Jean Brodie, except without the outsider's perspective.

2. I'm a really good roller skater, and I'm super strong. I was never very coordinated when I was younger. Oh, I was a disco skating queen and I took lots of gymnastics and played soccer and stuff. But back then, I was clumsy. Now I feel coordinated and capable and even graceful.

3. No scars, no tats, and no secret history. What you see is what you get. I'm really pretty wholesome, and I'm honest, and I LONG to be a paragon of good health. Though I know sadness, I expect happiness. I'm still working on embracing what's great about now. It's all there in front of me, and I just have to open my arms.

4. I was born a blonde, then I went brown. Since then I've had orange, bleach blonde, black, an unfortunate morning of dark green (dressed to match to pull it off), then brown again for a long time, now reddish, and underneath, a little gray. The grays started when I was 26.

5. I don't know if I'm able to become pregnant. I made halfhearted attempts once, with a someone, and nothing. Me? Him? Don't know. Part of me longs to, and part of me worries that I'd wind up alone and in a jam if I did.

6. I have always worked very hard, and though I've never been rich, I've always managed to do the kind of work that fulfills me. But if you know, as I know, what phsyical labor means (I like work that's part physical because I love the feel of my muscles stretching and contracting), you know too how rough that can be on the feet.

7. I'd rather eat spinach than chocolate, and I swear I'm not lying.

8. Ienjoy any activity that's solitary or that I can share quietly with one patient person. That means writing, rock climbing, pool, yoga, meditation, camping, cooking, and hopefully chess (I've never found the person who could teach me). Though I dress kinda funky, I'm a bit of an introvert.


I tag:

the best friend, ginab
the hot & wise Matty
the exquisite Miss S
the elusive Josh Williams
the talented Ticharu
the lovely Meredith
the five-year-old Phillipe!
the incredible Karen Little


Blogger matty said...

This is a great post!

I'm worried my facts will be dull or without import.

I will be thinking on it and create my list.

"They" say that when one has a child of one's own -- one finds a way. Focus and meanings change. And, if there is love, it works out. As good as anything in life can.

If I knew how to play chess I would play with you.

And, you do so totally kick ass on skates! My disco roller princess!

8:35 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, tagged!!! I'll posty a response when I'm not feeling like such a wretch.

<3 S

11:07 PM

Blogger josh williams said...

You have let to alert me that I have been tagged, so I have a moments reprieve. Being a...Nope not yet, I ...nothing...tick a lock. JW

6:58 PM

Blogger josh williams said...

yet to alert me...tick

2:09 PM

Anonymous Meredith said...

While reading your facts I was dying to do this, just for myself, clarification. Imagine my delight to find myself tagged. Now, what to do.... I've shut down my blogs.
Let me think on this a while. Perhaps I'll post it in your comments. Perhaps I'll have to start yet another blog. god forbid. I'll give it some thought and return.

9:02 PM

Anonymous Meredith said...

come to think of it that would be an interesting way to start off a new blog....

9:03 PM

Blogger josh williams said...

I just posted something relating to nonsense, just to remain consistant, and the I discover I am tagged...This may take awhile but I will tag some other poor fools...Soon but not real soon... I have to look up George Saunders...Kind Regards JW

8:20 PM

Blogger Ahvarahn said...

I went through that curtain of 40 a couple of years back (for some reason it reminds me of the be red curtain in Fire Walk With Me), and I got that sense of feeling comfortable though it was, at the same time, bitching with a sense of wisdom that wanted to question the purpose of everything. Everything turned philosophical, almost over night. It was just as easy to become cynical as it was to take the knocks and have fun. Things haven’t been that easy but I do not want to give a sense that I am all maudlin or morbid. I faced some difficult tragedies during that time in ways that I never thought possible, but I feel content.

You have a good attitude, and I sense contentment inasmuch as one can throw their arms around mild stabilities of everyday life.

We do what we do. I hope you continue to have enough serenity to make you comfortable, but are also thrown enough edge to excite you, and maybe even tattoo you. And that you also find Bobby Fisher.

Beijos, be well,
Paul (can’t quit chocolate)

1:35 PM

Blogger josh williams said...

It is done. A glorious revelation.

4:46 PM

Blogger SleekPelt said...

I like spinach better than chocolate too. Much, much better.

6:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Song of Deborah

...They chose new gods; then was war in the gates... Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song... the LORD made you have dominion over the mighty... Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty... Have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two? So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land rest forty years. Judges 5.

Deborah Palfrey deserves the Pemberton Award for Clean Governance.
Palfrey list is like the Black Book of 1918.
That Trial of the century is deleted from all books.
The list there had 47000 names.
The list here has 46000 phone bills.
The listed are not womenizers, machos or ordinary sinners.
They are power brokers, gay lutheran whock and awe agitators of all wars and all panics.
These wretches are one dirty cover to the real pimps deep undercover.
A curse on the kingpins, Justice Charles Darling then and Judge Adolph Kramer Kessler now.

Noel Pemberton-Billing
Trial of the Century 1918

3:22 AM


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