"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

9/7/08

Tagged! 8 Random Facts about ME

My dear friend Dee at My Heart's Dee-Light figured I had nothing better to do (hehe), so she tagged me to play along with this fun little game. So, here I go!

First, the rules:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Anyhow - here are my eight random facts:

1. My great uncle (my maternal grandmother's brother) Aaron Stell was an Emmy and American Cinema Editors Award-nominated film editor. He was one of the film editors for the original "To Kill a Mockingbird," (with Gregory Peck) as well as numerous movies and TV shows from the 1940's through his death in the mid 90's. He was also quite an artist, and an all-around fun guy. :)

2. When my grandparents took me to Europe the summer I turned 14, we saw three art museums and Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam - all in ONE DAY. Needless to say, we didn't take our time ;)

3. I can still recite (really fast!) the 23 verbs of being that I learned when I was in seventh grade.

4. When I was about 5, I broke my right pinkie when I was doing a cartwheel and hit it on the corner of a coffee table. My right pinkie is still slightly "malformed"(but I never had, nor considered, plastic surgery to fix it.::winka::)

5. When I was a child, I used to play school with my little brother. I was ALWAYS the teacher - and I gave homework!

6. I took piano lessons for three years - but never made it out of book 1.

7. I went to Acapulco, Mexico and stayed with my great aunt and a distant cousin for a week or so as a high school graduation present. As I walked down the street to the market with my cousin Marina, a man (maybe in his 30's or 40's) approached and kissed me on the lips, then continued walking. I did not chase after him. ;)

8. Whenever it is my birthday, and I have to sign a check or write the date for any other reason, I almost always write the year I was born instead of the year it is (Do it for hubby's birthday, and sometimes the kids', too!).

And now I'm supposed to tag eight people. Not sure I know eight who haven't been tagged already, but I suppose I can do my best!

1. Josh at Just Joshing
2. Amy at Sparrow's Flight
3. Karen at Along the Way
4. Kristen at Exemplify
8. Tracy at Seed Thoughts
(so I can't count. I'm a writer, not a numbers person! hehe)

Have fun!

5 comments:

  1. interesting facts,JO
    #6 is funny...it wouldn't help if I posted the notes with the morning song, would it?

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  2. is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been, have, has, had, do, does, did, should, would, shall, will, can, could, may, might, must.

    ~elaine

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  3. So cool about your uncle, Joanne! I recognized several of those old movies since I'm an old movies fan. How neat! You've had an interesting life! Thanks for playing along. ( :

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  4. I love that about your uncle! That is one of my all-time favorite movies and I loved, loved, loved Gregory Peck in it! Great random facts, thanks for sharing.

    And ok, you tagged me, so mine are now listed. Enjoy!

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  5. So did you forget to tell me you tagged me, or did I forget you told me you tagged me?? LOL

    Oh, and I took piano lessons for seven years and really never got very far, either. I'm so glad I know how, but it was never my gifting.

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