Friday, December 16, 2005


So, there's this tag game going around... KLN tagged me and it has taken me a day or so to figure out what it's about! I'm still not sure I know but here's what I've gleaned from KLN and from PuddyRat, who tagged her, and from Mark who, I found out on Nancy's blog , tagged her. I'm finding things out in my usual roundabout way.

So here's how I believe it goes:

  • Someone tags you and leaves a note in your blog telling you you've been tagged.
  • You post in your blog that you were tagged, and by whom, and share 5 random thoughts/facts/things no one knows/things you maybe don't know either about yourself.
  • You tag either 3 or 5 other people (KLN posted 5 but Mark says 3.... will the correct number of people please stand up? I wanna do this right...
  • Leave a comment in their blog telling them they've been tagged.
  • And they continue it on.

This is what I've figured out so far, anyway.

OK, eeks, 5 things about me. Most of my friends know me pretty well, maybe better than I know myself. (I kind of feel like I'm playing Truth or Dare....)

  1. I got a D in high-school P.E. in 1968 because I did not read and report on Dr. Kenneth Cooper's article on Aerobic Exercise in Reader's Digest.
  2. I delivered a baby once.
  3. I gave birth to one of our children in our TV room in our house.
  4. Sometimes I worry that I can't hold my booze and ought to leave it alone.
  5. I still have recurring dreams about my first love.

Then we have the new Holiday Memories variation:

  1. My favorite holiday memory: my children discovering that Santa had been there.
  2. Favorite holiday treat: chocolate-covered cherries.
  3. We will be in Arizona... Christmas Eve with family; Christmas Day Dinner with "campmates."
  4. Favorite holiday song: "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" for its third verse, and "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." I may have to write these out for everyone, in a separate post.
  5. Family tradition: Somehow my husband, children and I started a ritual of making peanut brittle and then going roller skating, on New Year's Eve. We did this yearly for ages. I can't begin to remember how it started.

OK, next victims:


nancytoby said...

This verse? MADE ME LOOK!

Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love-song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife
And hear the angels sing.

Karen in Calgary said...

Whoa, thanks for looking up that verse, Nancy.

Tag: the 5 random things tag has you tag 5 others. Mark's tag about runners who rock has you tag 3 runners.

They don't have to be different runners. And you don't have to follow the rules! It's YOUR blog.

TriFeist said...

Cool! You are an amazing woman, Ellie.

Ellie said...

The verses must be ordered differently in different books and sources. I'm posting the one I was thinking of in a new day's blogpost...

*jeanne* said...

It's been awhile since I visited you here in
I've been missing out!

So what were you WATCHING when the baby was born?

Ellie said...

I think I had my eyes shut...