"There are many things few people outside my immediate friends know about me. Last Christmas there was a game of tag that I thought was fun, though it's value to a political blog, or the lack of value thereof, confused some people. Hey, we are so serious all the time with our blogs, or at least I seem to be, it's nice to cut loose every once in a while," says Douglas ~ as he tags me to be one of the next players in the game..... just when I thought you were my friend, Douglas... LOL
Games People Play
I have been tagged by Douglas in a game of tag that asks the player to announce little known facts about themselves. So, here it goes,
"Five Things You Don't Know About Me"
1. A memory prompted by Douglas' first entry - During the 1971 earthquake, I was living in an apartment in Inglewood, California. I was awakened by the water bed (the early ones were a big bladder of water!) having a major tidal surge while I was being tossed around in it, and eventually struggled to get out of it. Funny now, terrifying then!
2. I am a Night Owl and I am most productive at night.
3. I always wanted to be a veterianarian, but never pursued it after a school counselor said to me, "Young ladies don't do those sorts of things," and assured me that I would never get into vet school. Times have changed, and now women can pursue any career they want to and, hopefully, succeed ONLY if they are qualified. I spent decades doing jobs that were not "traditionally women's" - pc speak for I pushed my way into jobs reserved for men.
4. I attract lost and stray animals. Over the last decade, our farm has often been a temporary sanctuary for lost animals (and we have adopted or have found homes for many of them.) We have had numerous dogs, dozens of cats, an Australian parakeet, several goats, a few sheep, a handful of cattle, and horses, lots of horses, stay or live here.
Here's my rant part - if you lose an animal and someone finds it, brings it to safety, cares for it, feeds and waters it and tracks you down - have the good manners to: say thank you, be nice, and depending on the animal - offer to pay compensation for board of the animal and for any damage done by the animal. For goodness sake, be gracious.
5. I am a bibliophile.
I tag Yankeemom, My Weekly Thoughts, Gunz Up (maybe everyone will play on this great team!!), Fight the Good Fight - but if you don't want to play, I like being able to give some of my favorite reads a link!!! If anyone does what to play that I haven't tagged, let me know and I will link to you here!!