The second reason is entirely selfish. Coming up with seven things to tell you about myself is far easier than penning some deep and philosophical treatise on abs. Oh, wait..
1. I spent my first five years in a 30 foot travel trailer and the next ten in a one room + a loft shop building. No windows. (There was a door on the bathroom, though -- so maybe that makes it a two room garage?)
2. Growing up without a tv made me appreciate silence, books, music, and family time. I married a man with an appreciation of the same. We have chosen not to have tv in our house.
3. As a teen, my dream was to own 1000 acres and to live smack dab in the middle of it. It broke my heart when I learned that I would have to pay property tax on something I "owned." I had planned to have a garden, raise my own food, and live off of the land...which doesn't produce the green stuff of IRS fantasies. It's still my dream, but now I just have to be independently wealthy.
4. I married my best friend. I asked him to marry me.
5. My parents always read to us. My favorite two childhood books were The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Jim Corbett's Man-eating Tigers of India.
6. Although I have no natural musical talent, I decided to learn the violin two years ago. I've taken several lessons and it still sounds like I'm lighting cat tails on fire. I refuse to give up.
7. My favorite childhood author was Edgar Rice Burroughs. I could write an entire post on just Tarzan. He served as a sort of fictional role model for many years.
There's my list of seven. In order to play the game right, I need to tag seven more to continue this virtual version of truth or dare. Without the dare. I hope you'll play -- by either filling out the seven things or by visiting one of the incredible writers I've listed below.
- Anthony Pacheco; 'nuff said
- Scintillating & Sharp: OtherLisa of The Paper Tiger
- Uppington -- diligent motivator & encourager of self & writers everywhere
- Inlandempiregirl, dear friend, from Gathering Around the Table
- Douglas L. Perry author of Lost in the Sky
- Nils - the demi-god of world-building
- The ever radiant Elizabeth