Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I've Been Tagged.....

Just before I left for Washington last week, two of the blogs I regularly read (Yarnhog and Knottykitty) let me know I have been "tagged". This strikes me as somewhat amusing because I can say with absolute certainty that I have always tossed any chain letter I have ever received into the trash, thus depriving myself of untold riches, boundless good luck, health and other assorted sundry promises. But in the spirit of blogging I decided to play. So here are my eight random facts:

  1. I am a licensed pilot rated for both hot air balloons and single engine planes. My first hot air balloon was a purple, blue and white Raven RX-6 named Skybird. I continue to like that color combination and use it frequently in my knitting.
  2. My husband and I have been together for nearly sixteen years. I met him when he arrested my client in the courtroom on an outstanding warrant (Dan was working as a bailiff in the Family Law Department at the time). He doesn't fully understand my huge collection of books and/or yarn stash but has managed to learn to quit looking surprised when he discovers yarn stash in unusual areas in our house, such as in the book shelf, in the pantry, in the hall closet, under the bed......
  3. I am a published author and have had stories appear in Guideposts Magazine and Reader's Digest.

  4. I have owned Schipperkes (a breed of dog) continuously for the past 35 years. Quite a few have became champions in confirmation shows.
  5. I am over six feet tall. For those that are wondering, I am about five inches taller than Dan.
  6. I like to ride horses and have owned a rather cantankerous American Quarter Horse named Dallas for the past 14 years.
  7. Both my husband and I have ham radio licenses.
  8. I like power boating. Dan and I have a 30 foot Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser named Blue Moose. Two years ago my son's Cub Scout Pack decorated the boat and our truck and entered it in the Clovis Children's Light Parade. Otherwise, we take the boat to the California Delta and stay on board for up to seven days. Unfortunately, the recent huge spike in gasoline prices has curtailed much of our boating this year.

I have checked nearly every blog that I read and this "Eight Random Things" tag seems to have spread like wildfire. As a result, every blog I frequent has already posted their random facts and it seems unfair to tag someone I haven't read on a regular basis. If you haven't played, and want to be tagged, post a comment requesting that I tag you and I will be more than happy to oblige.

8 comments:

Mel said...

It sounds like you enjoy adventure. Six feet tall? Had no idea from that photo. None at all. I guess all bloggers are about 5ft 6in in my head (same as me).

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Thanks for being such a good sport and sharing - I've just learned a lot more about you.

knottykitty said...

Holy meme, Kathleen! Your random things are so...well...exciting!! Piloting and hot air balloons! You are quite the adventurer! As you know, I put out a hit on the ones that tagged me---they are still scratching from that unwashed wool bath I had them put into! :)

marti said...

I love your Washington State photos! It looks just like my parent's back yard looked like when I was growing up. It is still one of my favorite places to be.

HomeJewel said...

We have something in common - I'm over 6 feet - by almost 4 inches! My eldest son past me up a few months ago - he's almost 6'6". My dh is about 6'5".

Your life sounds rich!

nann said...

Wow! This is an impressive and inspiring list. And it's sad about the boating, isn't it? since it's looking like we're going to have a pretty spectacular PNW summer.

ChrisKnit said...

Hi there, just stopped by to say hello. Some interesting facts about yourself here. Thanks for sharing.

Life's a Stitch said...

You have a very interesting list,
Li