Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Random Things

Hadn't done a tag in a long time - this one came from Candy Minx -

1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Random things, hummmmm where shall I go with this - Webster's definition of random:
The word random is used to express lack of purpose, cause, order, or predictability in non-scientific parlance. A random process is a repeating process whose outcomes follow no describable deterministic pattern, but follow a probability distribution.

So, based on the above mumbo jumbo, let's see:

1. I've taken off, literally taken off (and returned) to strange places because of something wierd in my heart, I know not what - Baltimore, recent trip to Wyoming, hidden times spent on a reservation. Came within inches of going to Pakistan to live.

2. I've married men I knew I shouldn't have married. I've "loved" men that I knew I shouldn't love.

3. After a career I hated in the first place, I tried to change my career path a few years ago. Early in life, I should have found a company and stayed. And stayed. And stayed.

4. I hitch hiked to New York once from Baltimore. I went to a "Happening" in the East Village, handed daisies to New York cops, and hung out with the Hare Krishna folks for a short time. I started out for Chicago when the demonstrations were going on in the 70's but stopped short when being trained to protect my head from being kicked in.

5. I had children and decided I had better put my walking shoes away one day.

6. Despite my adventurous spirit, I have anxiety.

7. I'm a Bible College graduate. I would have gone on to be a pastor, had my son not passed away, leaving my head too messed up for a while to study.

Like Candy, I am reluctant to tag folks because some don't like it. However, I am going to specifically tag two - but I invite everyone who will!

1. Dirt Road Blues 2

2. Puppy


Red said...

You are such a fabulously multifaceted woman! Every time I read one of your posts I discover something else that makes me want to meet you in real life and listen to your stories.

I enjoyed reading this very much... I might even pick up that tagging glove and run with it...

Candy Minx said...

Yes, you do have so many stories! I love it that you were in NYC giving out daisies. Oh to see a picture!

This was fantastic and I'm so glad you took the randomness. A pastor huh? Don't regret not staying with the same company. You know we don't always understand why we make some of our decisions...or we feel we need to regret them when they help add up to make us the person we are today. Changing even a tiny idea might have changed our lives in ways we would also...or even more regret.

You are an awesome person so that means your decisions and paths were right for you despite understanding.

You said your heart made you decide some of the things...maybe your heart knew what you wanted? I bet it did.

tweetey30 said...

I did this tag a while back and I am reluctant to tag people too because I am never sure who does them.. But that must have been an adventure hitch hiking to NY. And handing out Daisies?? That sounds so neat.

Hattigrace said...

You are at the top of the cool chart!

tshsmom said...

At least you have exciting memories. ;)
I've never been very adventurous.

Milla said...

When I read this, "I hitch hiked to New York once from Baltimore." I thought: that's it! Oh Gardenia, you're such a super cool lady!