Chinese Freeze Tag
My friend Carrie over at Barely Controlled Chaos, tagged me in a game of Chinese Freeze Tag. Here’s how it works:
– I’ll write 10 interesting (maybe) facts about me.
– I’ll “tag” some others (it’s supposed to be 10 people, but I don’t know 10 bloggers, and I don’t think I have but 3 readers who would see they’re tagged anyway…and 2 of those 3 have already been tagged in this game!).
– If you’ve been tagged, you do your own list and tag some more bloggers.
So, here’s my list:
- For the first 21 years of my life, I lived in 3 different Michigan cities, with a return to Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant) in 1991 to carry on the family tradition. The cities…in order of appearance…are: Mt. Pleasant, Stockbridge, Leslie, and Mt. Pleasant (again).
- Since then I have lived in Goldsboro NC, Belleville MI, Lexington KY, and Georgetown KY.
- My favorite place of residency is (by far) Georgetown. I absolutely love living in our neighborhood. I have, however, missed living close to home over the last 10+ years.
- My least favorite place of residency is Goldsboro. Although I met some wonderful people there, I will always remember the racism of the South. Some people consider Kentucky to be the South, but it’s nothing like the Carolinas. Having lived a relatively sheltered life in the extreme North, I was not prepared for the extreme bigotry that unfortunately still exists in this country.
- My proudest moment was starring as “Sparky” in Studio Players’ 1997 and 1998 productions of Forever Plaid. Neither before nor since have I had a role that I identified so closely with, that gave me that much pride, or that gave me such public recognition. During the two runs, we played to sold-out houses for 32 performances, and I was recognized in and around Lexington for several years afterward.
- My happiest moments were the births of my two beautiful children (2003 & 2006). We dreamed of having children for what seemed like an eternity. Now that we finally have them both, I can’t imagine life without them.
- My saddest moment was the death of my grandfather in 2001. “Papa” was one of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I feel very blessed to have such a great relationship with my grandparents. I think of him and miss him every day.
- When I was born, I was lucky enough to have (I hope I get the numbers right) 4 grandparents, 7 great grandparents, and 1 great-great grandparent. Not only did I have them, but (aside from my great-great grandmother, who I know I met, but unfortunately don’t remember) I also have vivid memories of times spent with each of my great grandparents. I was very young when my great-great grandmother passed away; she was 104. At almost 35, I have 3 grandparents and 1 great grandparent.
- I’m ashamed to admit that (except for the car I bought in high school for $1,000) I have never owned a car long enough to pay it off. I have a twisted obsession with cars, and I get bored easily. Since the age of 17 I have “owned” 10 different vehicles of varying classes/styles. Of course, for the last 9 years I’ve had a second driver in the household, so some were owned concurrently. My favorite was a 2000 Dodge Durango. Right now I drive a 2004 Toyota Camry…and boy am I tired of it!
- I am a Christian Democrat. Yes, Mr. Bush, we do exist.
And I’ll tag the following people:
- Jan at GGJan
- Kim at The Utterbeck Family
- Lisa at The Inner Sanctum
- My sister-in-law Paulie (c’mon Paulie…create a blog for Mason and use this as your first post. It’ll help you get started!)
- And YOU! If you haven’t already participated…or you don’t even have a blog yet…use this as your first post. The first post is always the hardest…