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Jun 2, 2009

TAG I'M IT: 6 THINGS ABOUT ME

Kammy@ Small Home In The Country has tagged me to come up with 6 fascinating, amazing, stupendous things to tell you about myself. Only 6? With one hand tied behind my back. I could just cheat and re-post some from my previous list of 25 things about me but I thought I would come up with something new.
  1. I am (was- he retired) such a big fan of the basketball player, Karl Malone, who at the time was playing for the Utah Jazz that I drove with a friend over 200 miles from Canada to Portland, Oregon to see him play. I briefly considered bidding on a charity weekend in Utah sponsored by his team to go there and attend the banquet and also go to his home for a get together with his wife, other players and dignitaries. My sons encouraged me to do it but I explained to them that it would cost way more than the charity bid as I would need my airfare, hotel expenses etc. when my husband piped up and said I would also need money for a lawyer. That kind of put a damper on my bidding even if it would have gone to charity.
  2. I meet with a group of people every weekday morning at 7:00 for coffee. We have been meeting for about 5-6 years. Every single day we laugh out loud, good belly laughs about the silliest, rudest, crudest things. The major goal is to have coffee come out someones nose. Nothing is off limits. There are men and women, some still working, some retired. We go on road trips to wonderful places and buy organic vegetables, cheeses etc. We have a big summer barbecue at our house and also a Chinese food dinner in January. There have been health issues and marriage issues, kid issues and strata issues. We just vent and then we laugh. This is a good thing.
  3. I love my kids so much but if I couldn't have had kids I would have been fine with that. I don't care to be around other peoples kids much, I don't want to hold their babies. If my kids didn't want to have their own kids I would be fine with that. It was such a huge responsibility that I took so very, very seriously I could never expect them to take that on just to give me grand kids. I will adore them if they come but if they don't I am fine.
  4. I really want to go to Italy. We had planned it but I was having problems with my knee and could barely walk let alone go up and down stairs. We delayed it twice and right now financially it is not going to happen. I guess we could always stay at Lola's right? Sorry girl I am just teasing you.
  5. I know an little bit about an awful lot of things. I am also pretty opinionated. I don't always voice my opinion but inside I am thinking "this person is so wrong, naive and uninformed".
  6. I trust my intuition about people and so far I haven't been far off of my initial assessments. People start off yakking about what a great person so and so is and when I meet them the little bells go off in my head. I trust my instincts. For the first year of our dogs life I would walk her very early in the mornings on the dikes in our area. One morning while walking there I got the worst feeling of dread and fear and I called her and ran back to my car. That was 11 years ago and I have never gone back. They did find a burning torso there at one point but I am not sure of the time line. I just trust my intuition. Period.

    So now I get to pass the torch to 6 others who will rack their brains to talk about themselves. It really is a hard thing to do. Then you get to pass it on too.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Okay, Lori- Miss Ethel here will have to think about this and come up with something to say about myself. I don't ever seem to be at a loss for words- Hey I'm in sales and was a journalism major! You (and the world?!) will hear from me soon.... :-) Sue
P.S.- Ethel always put Fred in his place, and I have to say, I'm a little(?) like that. uh oh...

Florida Sue said...

Okay this is very good Lucy. I would have never dreamed that you would be a groupie of a basketball player. It's a little odd don't you think? It must be the NBA points thing. I envy your coffee group and I get what you say about kids. You know a lot about more things than I do, and I have really good intuition about people. I get their drift pretty quickly. That whole Italy thing and your new wine company plan is pretty cool. I really hope it is a great success. La Bella Lori will soon be a household name.
XO Lucy

Tina Ruse said...

This a good one!I need to think about it.But reading yours I think we would get along good if we met in person!

lindalee said...

See, I saw the tag on one of my blogs, but didn't know what it meant until I read yours. Knee problems....join the club....arthritis is a pain....! I'll have to give this a good think and do the post.

Vicki said...

You ARE an interesting person who I wish I knew and could join in for coffee in the mornings. I sometimes catch my neighbor in the early AM walking her dog; she eagerly accepts my offer of a cup of coffee. Other times, my other neighbor BRINGS me a cup of coffee! BTW, intuition should ALWAYS be trusted!

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