Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The bonus of blogging

The blog thing is new for me, but I’m enjoying it and am surprised every time I see the counter click upward. Who in the heck is reading this thing?

About a week ago, I saw that blogger.com had listed in their “blogs of note” a site called “Teachings of the Horse.” How could I not visit? The blogger, Victoria Cummings, articulates things about horses and our relationships with them that I can’t begin to express. She writes a great blog, she’s a disciple of Mark Rashid, she appreciates a well-built manure fork, and come to find out, Lyle Lovett is her kind of guy.  She’s a kindred spirit, to be sure, and I told her as much when I commented on one of her postings.

A few days ago, Victoria tagged me with a game called “Meme.” Here are the rules of the game:
– Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
– Post the rules on your blog.
– Post seven random or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
– Tag seven people and link to them.
– Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

I’m game, so here are seven random/weird facts about me:
1. I can’t sing at all - not even “Happy Birthday”
2. When I’m lying in bed and remember something I need to do the next day but will likely forget, I’ll throw whatever’s handy into the middle of the floor so that when I trip over it in the morning, I’ll remember that I’m supposed to do something.
3. I once dated a congressman.
4. Every evening when I get home from my walk with my dog and my iPod is still connected to my ears, I dance in the corral...thank goodness I live in the middle of nowhere and nobody sees this!
5. I HATE taking out the trash, so the trash can under the kitchen sink is always spilling over.
6. The only kinds of music I ever listen to are country and Italian opera.
7. I came in second in a jalapeno pepper-eating contest, losing to a Marine (but I was the crowd favorite).

The only problem with this game is that I don’t know seven other bloggers whom I can tag, so I’ll just do the best I can. Play if you’d like, but it’s ok if you don’t. If nothing else, you'll learn how to add hyperlinks to your blog.




  1. Game on, Sista'.
    Great idea.
    Paybacks are hell.
    Check out my witty reposte.

  2. Linda - I dance in the corral too! You're right, we are kindred spirits. Thanks for all the kind words.

  3. I am returning to the beginning to read all of your blog posts, and I nearly died of laughter about you throwing something nearby to the middle of your room to remind you of something you must do.