Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tag, tag, and more tags!

So I've now been introduced to the bloggy world of tagging. Some find this to be an annoyance but I have not been blogging long enough to be troubled and am always looking for a way to pass on strange and useless information!

So I'll start with a tag from Doing The Next Thing and also from Life with My 3 Boybarians. Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages.)

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people.

The nearest book to me is "'You Can't Make Me!' (But I Can Be Persuaded):Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child" by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias:

"That is not an SWC trait. That is sin, and anyone can do that. Again, let me take you into the mind of an SWC when it comes to following the rules. You need to know two things: ..."

How's that for a cliffhanger, huh? I bet you're all drooling to go out and grab this book right up! Lol! Yes - we have a SWC (strong willed child) but I'm not sure that this book is really giving me much guidance. I guess that's one of the reasons I'm only on page 101 so far!


Tag meme-thingy #2

Blogging With Purpose AwardRules:

1. Awarded parties must nominate five people who have not received the award.

2. The blogs that receive the award must serve some purpose.

3. In their post about the award they need to link back to this entry.

4. Awarded parties must post the award banner on their site. The banner must remain linked to the above linked site.

I've only been blogging for a couple months now but I know that I started with the purpose of being a resource and encouragement for other HSing moms looking to (or already) classically schooling their kids. After all, happening upon Trivium Academy is what motivated me (and I would tag her if I knew she hadn't already been tagged a million times).

Tag meme-thingy #3

Here are the rules:

1. You must post the rules before you give your answers.

2. List one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name).

3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details).

(I have never liked my middle name! It's rare that anyone even knows it but here goes!)

B: Balloons are my favorite party decoration - I can't get enough of them! They make me feel like a child again. Silly but true!

E: Eager to please others. I have a golden retriever personality which can be good for making friends but not for having good boundaries. I would like to say 'no' more often and be better able to argue my convictions.

T: Time constraints really stress me out! Having to get somewhere on time using causes me to start barking at everyone and anyone in my family (which is way not ok and something I am working on harder recently) and I always performed terribly on timed tests.

H: Hermit crabs (named Junior and Snuffy) have been randomly in my dreams since I bought them for the kids 5 months ago for Jefferson and Reagan. Weird? Yes. I think that I'm subconsciously terrified of killing them and then having to explain it to kids who've never lost a pet before! Again - silly but true!


Tag meme-thingy #4

First, the rules, which are important, because they also tag — randomly — six more people to join in the fun:

  • Link to the person that tagged you
  • Post the rules on your blog
  • Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
  • Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
  • Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website

I was tagged by Darcy. Six non-important things about myself:

  1. I joined the crew team my 1st year in college because the poster said "No experience needed".
  2. I love saurkraut - especially the real, homemade fermented kind.
  3. I had my fourth baby at home with just my dh and a great midwife.
  4. When I was working as a structural engineer (pre-kids, pre-snot, pre-circles under the eyes), I tried to design a roof in Phoenix with a SNOW load. *hehehehaha* (It was more embarrassing at the time than funny!)
  5. I was a marching band "fish" in H.S. and I love the show "Blast" based on a drum corp.
  6. I love Pilates (it makes that beloved post-baby dough-roll over the pants disappear!) but can't find the time for it!

Tag meme-thingy #5

By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10. Thank you out there for having such great blogs and being such great friends! You deserve this! Feel free to award people who have already been awarded…


Holy cow! That's a lot of people to tag and I'm not sure who really wants to be tagged. But here goes:

Ok -that took way too much time. Now you all know way too many useless things about me. I guess I need to focus my next entry on something more important now, huh? And I know some of you have gotten these tags b4 - I won't be offended if they get dropped. Just wanted to let you all know that I really enjoy your blogs and want others to drop by them as well! Thanks!


Laura said...

So we have to do *ALL 5* of them?!? YIPES!

Laura said...

Oh, and by the way...yes, having that one at home WAS on was AWESOME! I wanted to do it all over again...

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Wow! That is a lot of tags! I'll see what I can do though! :) I, too, have only been blogging for a short while and do not find tags annoying... I think they're fun! :)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I have been blogging for 7 months and I still love tagging and being tagged. It's fun!

Now, that being said, I am WAY behind on addressing all the tags, so please don't be offended.

I actually did the book thing this AM. I have those awards on my list to give out and will do so very soon. Thank you for thinking of me! That is a great compliment and a way to start my afternoon.

I will be back regarding the food allergy info you typed and skin stuff. My child #2 has so much of that going on too.

Monica said...

Thanks for the award. I'll be working on passing it along.

Laura said...

Okay, I did it...they're all up....come see!!!

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Sharon said...

Thanks for the award and I'll see how I go with the memes. I've already been given the Blogging with Purpose award!
~Sharon @ Equip Academy

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Ok, I've FINALLY gotten around to doing the tag! Sorry it's taken SO LONG!!! :)