Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Mighty, mighty milestone!

There are milestones in all aspects of life. When I started this blog almost a year ago, I wondered if anyone would ever read it. Now I read blogs that get well over a hundred comments a day and think, "I'm so glad I don't have to keep up with all that mail". The truth is, I'm very happy with the way my blog has turned out so far. Some family and friends read it and I've got some new and awesome Blog Buddies that I keep up with (almost!) daily. I've never had comments number in the double digits, but I'll take quality over quantity any day. It's a nice place here and I like it.

Having said that, I'm totally excited that I have passed an important blogging milestone! I've been tagged! For a meme! By Becky, someone I've never met in Real Life (this is an important component)! w00t! This is cool! I feel like a real blogger!

It may be that I'm attaching too much significance to this. I'm blissfully ignoring that possibility.

The Meme

Those tagged must list 7 random facts about themselves. They also need to write in their blogs the rules of the game, which are pretty simple--you list your 7 facts, then list 7 people you are tagging. Then you leave them comments letting them know they've been tagged.

Here are my 7 random facts:
  1. I am a huge Star Wars fan from way back. In fact, I used to admin FanfiX: The Star Wars Fanfiction Library (now archived).

  2. I hate avocados. I think they taste like snot. Firm, pasty snot.

  3. Though I do many forms of handwork, I do not quilt. However, whenever I can't calm my mind enough to sleep, I think about designing quilt tops until I fall asleep.

  4. For seven years, I managed and owned my father's business -- a western wear store. I will never work retail again.

  5. I have no children, no pets and no houseplants. I briefly considered to getting a fish, but I doubt I could effectively care for it and I would be devastated if (when) it died. So I haven't gotten one.

  6. I used to teach swimming lessons and I really miss it. Almost every summer I think I should get my certification back, but then I think that I should wait until I'm less busy. Now, contractually, I can't take on an extracurricular commitment like that, so I'm out of luck for a few more years.

  7. I really like to be alone. Gator is the only person I can be with and it's as good as being alone. I realize that sounds really weird but, trust me, it's really good.

There. Those are my seven facts. The seven people I am tagging are:
  1. Gator
  2. Dorothy
  3. Judy
  4. Laura
  5. Missa
  6. Regina
  7. Trish

Wow! I feel so accomplished in the blogging realm! I have been tagged and have, in turn, tagged. I feel like I should get a lapel pin or something.



Carol said...

I was tagged too...
Have a great day sue

Becky G said...

A lapel pin sounds like a great idea. An official "I've been tagged" pin to show off this important milestone in our lives.

I feel the same way. I've been blogging for a year and a half, and this is the first time I've ever been tagged by name.

Melissa said...

Holy commitment cow! I feel honored, yet a little annoyed, as this means that I need to do some serious blogging in order to live up to such an act as being tagged. Thanks Sus!

Anonymous said...

I like being alone too, not that I'm anti-social or anything but I always have something that I want to do. However, I do like avocados, LOL! BTW, I'm a big Star Trek fan!

Becky G said...

Here's another milestone for you: You won my contest!