Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Blogosphere Playground

Sometimes blogging is like a big playground. For a while I've been hanging out in one corner playing foursquare and jump rope with the same awesome people. Recently, because of NaBloPoMo , I've been wandering around looking at what else is going on here. Yesterday, while I was contemplating the monkey bars probably, I got sucked into a meme by Tootsie who said, "Red Rover, Red Rover, send LILYMANE right over!" Actually since she used the word "tag", that's probably what they're playing but dang! I don't like tag. I never could run fast enough to catch anyone. I hope I'm better at blogger tag! At least they tell you how it works:

1- Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2- Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
3- Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4- Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes:

1. I'm scared of monkeys and clowns. Monkeys dressed as clowns (or clowns dressed as monkeys for that matter) would send me over the edge.
2. I still like Duran Duran.
3. I suck my thumb when I'm sleepy or trying to figure something out.
4. If I could have three celebrities over for a party, I'd invite Queen Latifah, Jodie Foster, and Madeline L'Engle. (<--I know, I know she died! I'm soooo sad about that, but pretend she's still alive and could come to my party. Wouldn't that be a kick ass group of women to get together?)
5. I know more about Pern than I do about China.
6. My friends refer to me as an Episcopagan.
7. I have a freaky (but random) ability to remember (some) dates. It's not very useful to remember my kindergarten pal Sam Marney's birthday when I forget my dear friend C is for Coffee's birthday - but there you go. It's what I do every year. On July 17th I think, "Hmmm today is Sam's birthday. Wonder what he's been doing for the last 25-30 years." And on December 1st, 2nd, or 3rd I think, "Oh shit! I missed C is for Coffee's birthday AGAIN!!! I even talked to her ON her birthday last week and I didn't remember to say anything."

Now, "Red Rover, Red Rover send Aimee Greeblemonkey, Ali, Chronicler, Not Fainthearted, Urban Housewife, Daddy Dan, and Jummy right over!!" Ok, ok, "TAG!" if you prefer. You've been chosen at random* to join the game. Please play along.

Hope you have as much fun as (and less anxiety than) I did playing. I see meme's all the time but had never been tagged before. It was a little tricky to come up with seven things about me that I haven't mentioned in the two years I've been blogging. I'm not sure what the "point" is but then again, what's the point of racing around during recess, shrieking and giggling? It's just a good thing to do every once in a while.

*The instructions say "random" but I had to have some structure from which to start. I decided to pick a random group on NaBlo and then to choose the first blog icon that caught my eye and tag them. (I did that seven (no, nine) times.) I confess I almost did not include Aimee Greeblemonkey (because monkey!!) but I didn't want to cheat on a randomness rule I made up for myself even if no one else would know it. Well, that and her blog looked nice (no real monkeys). And just like in real tag - folks are hard to catch. Twice I chose someone but by the time I posted the link and went to leave them a comment, they'd been tagged by someone else. It doesn't say that a person can't be tagged twice, but it doesn't seem right to me.


Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Lily, thank you so much! But I was tagged for this one just a few weeks ago - after waiting to be tagged for it forever!!! Shucks!

Tootsie said...

I lurve Madeline L'Engle. I don't know if I could count how many times I've read "A Wrinkle in Time."

chronicler said...

Fun! I love randomness! I'll have to buy that palm tree a treat for being so interesting!

AliBlahBlah said...

Lily, props for branching out, but sorry I was tagged for this last week too - honestly, who'd have thought it'd be so difficult? I'll give you a freebie random fact though - I run triathlons too, I've done 5 to date - so I'll be checking back to your blog with interest!

Loved the 'Episcopagan' bit!

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh that is SOOOOOOO cool! I was the BIGGEST Duranie in school, I became infamous because I threw myself on their limosine before their concert, LOL. It's nice to know I'm friends with another fan.

I am also terrified of clowns, absolutely petrified but I do like monkeys. Sharks scare me though.

Lights are still on, second storm is on its way!

Not Fainthearted said...

done! Posted for Thursday Nov 15.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie said...

Is your kindergarten friend Sam Marney living in Memphis (but maybe from Nashville)by any chance? Because if so, I know what he's been up to lately.

Steve said...

Hey, I've been over to your place for sorta dinner one time -- your place not where you are now but where you moved from -- and I'm a pseudo-celebrity! I even had my own half-hour TV show on Court TV that no one watched!

Anyway -- I love the "random/weird facts" lists. I'm surprised I already knew some of these about you.

Hope your Turkey Day were a good 'un.