Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tag lines

Okay, here's my not-entirely-compliant curtsy to the kind attentions of Lucy at Indieperfumes and Perfumeshrine at, uh, Perfume Shrine.

The Rules

1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about yourself (as if you need to know any more about me.)

4.& 5. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. (I'm ignoring these rules and breaking the chain, just because most of the very fine personal blogs I frequent have already been tagged by someone else. Instead, I've linked to a few sites you might find interesting.)

6. Let the tagger(s) know when your entry is up.

Six Random Things About Me:

1. I love language, but I stink at word games of all kinds. A bright 10-year-old could easily beat me at Scrabble.

2. When I was a kid, I fantasized that there was a magic doorway in my closet that led to a beautiful pool where I would be able to swim underwater without ever needing to come up for air. Occasionally, I would actually prowl inside the closet looking for the door.

3. Although I hate the idea of being too feeble to care for myself, I hope I live to be very old. I'm curious about the future, and I want to see it, even if it sucks.

4. I was horse-crazy when I was little. One summer our family (2 parents, 3 kids, 1 grandmother) drove from Tennessee to Colorado in a very crowded Ford Galaxy. I hollered "Horse!" every time I saw one, for all 2000 miles of the round trip. (And yet I'm still alive to write this. Very tolerant family I had.)

5. I continued to believe in the Easter Bunny long after I had given up on Santa Claus.

6. I love to eat unsweetened baking chocolate, and tomato paste right out of the can.

Here are some blogs and sites I encourage you to check out. Most of them are not palsy or personal, but I think they're interesting. I don't comment on any of them, but I do lurk on all of them at least semi-regularly.

1. To Miss with Love: Musings of a London schoolteacher.

2. wood s lot: A place to go and give your brain a workout. This guy trawls the ocean of thought and puts the best of what he finds up on his blog.

3. Johann Hari's posts at The Independent's "Open House" blog: I really enjoy Hari's commentary, though I disagree with him about half the time. His entries at "Open House" often link to his columns, but include other scribblings as well.

4. Red State Rebels: This is actually a book promo blog, but unlike most of that species, this one is kept up to date with new posts. Splits its attention between the evil deeds of the powerful, and honest-to-god resistance by little folk, along with an occasional excellent musical interlude.

5. Inside Iraq: A blog by Iraqi journalists working for the McClatchy news organization. Firsthand accounts of daily life in Iraq.

6. Susie Bright's Journal: You probably already know Susie Bright, but if you don't, click over to her site for some of the best sexy feminist snark you'll ever read.


Lucy said...

Ah, a very rich meal you have laid out before us here! There is enough here to keep me going for quite awhile....

Yes, the horses are very cheering, aren't they?

Perfumeshrine said...

Welcome back, hope you hafd a good time!

LOVE the horsies, so how could I not inwardly smile with your enthusiasm over seeing them?
I would NEVER had pegged you as a bad Scrabbler though: I am crestfallen!! Shocking! (I am serious now)
And ah....the Easter Bunny: what does it do exactly? Eating bitter cooking chocolate? My kind of bunny! ;P

BitterGrace said...

I hope you enjoy the links, Lucy. I especially love Susie Bright--always smart and extremely funny. My kind of woman.

I'm sorry to let you down about the Scrabble, E. It's shameful, isn't is? In my defense, I was very good at Risk when I was a kid, and not bad at Gomoku.

I wish the Easter Bunny had brought me bitter chocolate. He usually brought me icky, sugary marshmallow eggs--yet I loved him. I no longer believe in the Easter Bunny, but now I have Dave, who brings me an Easter basket every year. Dave gives perfume and jewelry, which is a nice improvement over marshmallow eggs.