Sunday, January 4, 2009

Seven Things You Really Don't Need To Know About Me

I was tagged by teacher Penny Ryder of Australia with this meme, 7 Things You Really Don't Need to Know About Me. I never heard that word before I became a Twitter user where I've found several Tweeple answering these questions. I wondered if it would get around to me and it did thanks to Penny. See who I've tagged below with some great websites to follow :)
Madison (beautiful cat nip lover) and BK (Big Kitty who is really a teddy bear)

1. I am an animal advocate and probably should have been a zookeeper, veterinarian, or animal trainer. I have saved many animals, found homes for strays or taken them to safety. As a child, I always had puppy dogs, but as an adult I've had a number of cats. I started with 1, then 2, then 1, then 2, then 0, then 2, then 4. Never thought I'd have 4 cats at the same time, but these kitties found me. The 4 I have consist of: 2 tabby cat that look like bookends from a woman who died of cancer ... and 2 kittens who were abandoned at our school. They all love, groom, and snuggle together in the winter months to stay warm. They also all have different personalities and keep me laughing through the week and calm me from a busy day.

Molly (came to me with a clipped ear: her trademark) and Tunaboat (senior kitty in the house and in charge)
2. Hmmm ... When I was little and sitting in church, instead of listening to the minister, I'd study the patterns of the person's shirt, blouse, or dress in front of me. I also used to study the patterns and make up pictures with the bumps on my bedroom wall. My favorite game was Feely Meely where the object of the game was to pull out the object inside the box without looking, but only by feeling. Hmmm ... all signs of intelligence and learning styles to come. Kinesthetic and visual?
3. I love to sing with a band and harmonize with other voices.
4. I love having nothing to do ... or rather pretending having nothing to do. :) I like to pudder around the house ... doing nothing much at all. Can't afford that luxury much.
5. I used to be scared to death of speaking in front of a group. Dropped my college speech class because of this. Teaching changed all of that!
6. I used to live in Virginia and worked at a women's college in publications/media relations. Enjoyed the beautiful seasons for the first time in my life ... being a southern Cal girl and all.
7. I've taken watercolor, drawing, lettering, calligraphy, and graphic design classes throughout my 20s and 30s.
And now, to pass this meme on, I tag the following 7 people:
2M Gems
Don't feel you have to play along. But be sure to let me know if you do.