I got tagged by my blogging husband in some crazy “tag, you’re it!” scheme going on amongst bloggers. Apparently, I am supposed to share eight random things about myself, and then tag eight additional people and challenge them do the same. I suppose the result is that we’ll all know more about each other and, therefore, love one another even more? Let the loving begin:
1. There are some songs that I absolutely must turn up when they come on the radio: “Sweet Child of Mine,” by Guns-n-Roses; “Radar Love” by Golden Earring; “LaGrange” by ZZ Top; “More Than a Feeling” by Boston; and “Pressure” by Queen. I actually danced around the kitchen just last night to “Pressure.”
2. I don’t like talking on the phone. This will come as a particular surprise to my parents who spent a good 15 years trying to pry the phone out of my hands. Now, I would much rather email or Facebook than call someone. I especially hate talking on my cell phone. And, I have no patience for people who talk on their cell (or Bluetooth) all the time.
3. I hate numbers, and I have no memory for them. My salary? No idea. Price of my house? Not sure. Simple math? Give me a calculator, piece of paper, and plenty of time. Or, better yet, give me the option to call Jeff. He was on the math team, after all.
4. I disagree with my denomination’s stance on women in ministry. Sometimes this is hard for me to reconcile. But, I love my local church and the people in it.
5. I am tempted to have a Starbucks every day. Thankfully, I don’t pass one on my way to work or church. And, I’m conscious of the impact a Starbucks-a-day would have on my wallet and waistline.
6. I am frustrated by picky eaters.
7. I like attending Catholic mass. I grew up with a Catholic father and Catholic grandparents. I was raised in a Methodist church, but I certainly attended a fair share of masses. In college, I used to get up early for 7 a.m. mass on occassion. I like the tradition and liturgy. And, I love the space — stained glass, stations of the cross, candles, creaky pews, the dominant presence of the cross. I hope I never see a Catholic church modernized to look like a movie thea, er I mean megachurch.
8. I would rather have a variety of cheap jewelry than expensive, diamond-studded jewelry.
I’m not sure whether I’ll tag eight people or not. How about if I leave it like this: the first people who come to mind that I would want to tag are Berlea, Brandie, Dan, Erin, and Lisa. I’m not sure whether any of them regularly read my blog like I read their’s, but, if so, “Tag. You’re it!”