This is all Linda Goodnight's fault (this is said in loving kindness because Linda is a wonderful writer and friend). I would never have tagged anyone if she hadn't tagged me. Then I thought about Craftie Ladies of Suspense blog and I instantly had my six people to tag (I'll take a shortcut anyway I can). So I am tagging Cara Putman, Roxanne Rustand, Pamela Tracy, Debby Giusti, Terri Reed and Lisa Mondello.
a. Link to the person who tagged you.
b. Post the rules on your blog.
c. Write six random things about yourself.
d. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
e. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.
f. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.
1. My biggest joy in my life besides the day my son was born is the day my granddaughter was born. She is adorable—I know every grandmother says that. The thing that is different is that I don’t have a ton of pictures of her. I can count on my hand (one, not both) how many. I do have some digital ones in my camera but don’t really know what to do with them. I probably should go and buy a good old fashion camera and take a few snapshots to show my friends. Or I should figure out what to do with all my digital shots locked inside the camera, but then that would require time that I don’t have right now. So the next time I’m at the grocery store one disposable camera will be in my shopping cart.
2. I’m finally retired so why don’t I have more time? Good question that I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. Could it be because I took a subbing position for two months or the computer games (I’m really not that bad most of the time) I play because I’m too tired to think.
3. I think my roots are calling—not my hair roots (although they probably need another dye treatment soon) but my heritage. I want to go to Ireland and have for a long time. I had a trip planned and it fell through. One day I hope to visit.
4. There was one time years ago when my friend and I got caught in a riot in London purely by accident. We took the tube and needed to go across the square to get to our connection. We came up to street level from the tube station smack dab in the middle of a huge crowd with people carrying posters and shouting. They were protesting a poll tax. It hadn’t turned violent yet. I’ve never moved so fast. We got out of there and thankfully we did. That crowd ended up going on a rampage shortly after that and into the late night. The next day we saw the evidence on the way to the airport—cars turned over and burned, litter everywhere.
5. I love to travel but the best feeling in the world is coming home.
6. I have an auditory processing problem. I have had to deal with it all my life and sometimes it has caused me some embarrassing moments—like when I was speaking to a group and mispronounced a word. I love caller ID because now I don’t have to depend on a person giving me their phone number on my message machine so fast I can’t hear what the numbers are. Now all I have to do is look at my caller ID to get the correct numbers. Myself and four other authors Molly Bull, Ginny Aiken, Jane Perrine and Ruth Schmidt) have written a book called The Overcomers. It will be out in 2009. It is about dealing with a learning disability in our life and how to overcome it to become successful.
Now to get to the really fun part—tagging others. I am tagging the other six others on this blog with me. I hope they will take up the challenge and tell us six random things about themselves.