magic 8... tagged again

One Gal tagged me in her blog, so even though I've done this before, there's always more to say! Copy and paste the rules into your own blog--

The Rules: “Each person posts the rules before their list, then they list 8 things about themselves. At the end of the post, that person tags and links to other people and then visits those peoples’ sites and comments letting them know that they have been tagged, and to come read the post, so they know what they have to do.”

1. I have never read the book nor watched the movie Gone With The Wind. I feel almost un-American admitting it, but Carol Burnett told me all I need to know. Here's Part I of Went With The Wind:

2. I have never wanted to be a mother. I think I would make an awesome step-mother, though. But I've never had a biological clock ticking in the background.

3. Nothing makes me happier than useless trivia. When weird, random facts pop into my head I get sheer pleasure passing it on.

4. I am a flagophile (stole that word from the Colbert Report). I love the history of the American flag and flag etiquette, but I despise the Pledge of Allegiance.

5. The black & white part of the Wizard of Oz used to scare me to death. I have one very clear memory of watching it when Mum was alive (so I must've been four or five) and she was making mini-pizzas for us when the movie came on I was so scared of the B&W that I ran into the kitchen to stay with her until it was over. I remember hugging her leg and my sisters calling me when it was done.

6. Lately I've been researching "intrusive thoughts" which is primarily what my OCD consists of... when you KNOW your thoughts are not based on anything real but they generate body responses--worry, anxiety, etc.

7. This is the first summer in my adult life that I have taken a complete break from everyone and everything. I am not working. No workshops, no part-time jobs (even though my usual offers have come in). I finally don't feel guilty. Last summer was really the first I didn't work but I was so dazed and medicated, it shouldn't count. Besides, the daily hospital appointments were kind of like a job.

8. A semester abroad in Ireland changed my life. It was the first time I went far enough away that no one knew my family by name and people liked me for me, not for anyone else. The people that we met seemed to respond more to me than to my roommates. Knowing people liked me gave me the confidence I had always lacked.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

Thanks for responding to the tag! I thought #7 was especially interesting. I'm glad you're no longer feeling guilty, and are able to enjoy.