[unfinished post…I have to find my links]
Fawn tagged me yesterday with a meme. I didn’t know what it was, so I looked it up. From the internet Wikipedia, a meme”…consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity. Memes propagate themselves and can move through a “culture” in a manner similar to the behavior of a virus.”
So, I have so many things to blog about and I’m behind with everything, but in Fawn fashion, “..today I am ignoring all that because I got tagged with my first meme.”
This is the “7 Things” meme, and here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger. Post the rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself (random or weird)
3. Tag 7 friends
4. Leave a comment letting them know they have been tagged.
Now, I’ll have to see if I can think of seven things you might not know about me…
1. I grew up a Mile 906.8 Alaska Highway, just south of Whitehorse, Yukon. My parents currently live in Mary Lake. I love them so much, it hurts when I think about them. Growing up in the Yukon has defined my current world view and expectations of people in general. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
2. I lived in France for about two years in my early twenties. I loved being there. I dream about living there again.
3. I built a wooden kayak in 1998. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever created. And yes–it floats. It kicked butt. I sold it last year.
4. I’ve always wanted to be a writer for a living. I’ve been writing technical documents since 1995. I have struggled to do other things with moderate sucess. However, I always go back to writing…because that’s what I do. However, I think I may have just found a plan to transition where I can write and still make a living–so I’ll be working on that.
5. I love the CBC. CanCon rules!!!
6. I lived and worked at Bush-Field Estates Vineyards and Winery on top of Sonoma Mountain for a year and a half. Alan gave me a safe space to live and rebuild my self-esteem after my divorce. I learned a lot. And when I needed to, I left. I wouldn’t change that experience for the world (although I would have done a few things differently). But that’s life. Live and learn.
7. I have two things that make me borderline OCD: I like my towels rolled up AND colour-coded in the linen closet. And that makes me a hypocritical freak because every other part of my life is complete and total chaos. And, my keys on my key chain have to be ordered longest to shortest with all the smooth sides on the same side. And when a key doesn’t have a smooth side, I sigh and put it in the correct place according to it’s length. AND the fact that the key has a dual-edged jaggy bit drives me crazy for a few days until I get over it.
Seven people I can tag are:
1. Rachel Ferguson: I know Rach through her parents, Glenn and Donna. When I lived in Ottawa, and I was all about kayaking, we spent a lot of time together. I’m proud of her accomplishments.
2. Vicky James: A girlfriend from when I lived in France. I have to get in touch with her again.
3. Leanne Chan: I’ve known Leanne since before she was born. However, I didn’t meet her until Christmas of 2006.
4. Cindy Cabrit
5. Lori B