The Bag Lady has been 'tagged'! Amy, who writes the hilarious blog, Mind Over Mullis, (which the Bag Lady highly recommends, but be sure to empty both your coffee cup and, for older types, your bladder, before you sit down!) has tagged the Bag.
Apparently, the Bag Lady also has to tag 5 of her fellow bloggers in the process. She has to state the rules, which are as follows: tell seven random and/or interesting facts about yourself, then get 5 friends to play along, and put links to each other's blogs. Well, all of that sounds simple enough, even for the Bag Lady!
The Bag Lady will tag her cousin, Leah, who writes the interesting and informative blog The Goat's Lunch Pail , as well as her sister, Reb, who is starting to post some great photos with her new camera over at Sibu Pegasus Power. Now comes the hard part, because the Bag Lady can dodge the bullets from her family, but she doesn't want to spoil any blog friendships if she can help it! So she's hoping she can entice Hilary, who posts terrific photos on The Smitten Image to play along, and Javachick, who blogs about exercise, life and her fabulous felines over at Javachick's Blog, and last, but certainly not least, she's hoping Dawn, the world-famous Kiwi author who blogs at the Flightless Writer will play, too! (Whew, the Bag Lady hopes she hasn't spoiled any friendships....) It was exceptionally difficult not to tag all her blog-buddies, so she is inviting everyone who would like to to play along!
Now, onto the seven random (because the Bag Lady doesn't have any interesting things to tell) facts about the Bag Lady:
1) When she was in grade two, the whole class would line up to take their turn at sharpening their pencils (goodness, she is dating herself, isn't she? Do they still even use pencils that need to be sharpened in school nowadays?) She had taken her turn, and was making her way back to her desk, pencil (with it's perfectly sharp point) held proudly aloft, when one of the boys in the line-up deliberately tripped her, causing her to fall, driving her perfectly sharpened pencil deep into her forehead! Forty-plus years later, it's still there; a little purple dot at her hairline! (wonder if that's what's wrong with her - lead poisoning?)
2) When she was in kindergarten and grade one, her father was going to the University of Alberta and they lived in the married-students' residence. She had to walk a mile to school, and took a fried egg sandwich almost every single day. (She warned you this would be boring!) Kids nowadays don't walk to school even if they live a block away. Did the Bag Lady mention what a skinny little kid she was? Or that she started kindergarten when she was 4 years old? Would parents nowadays allow a 4-year old to walk that far? No matter how cold, wet, hot, dry, or windy it was?
3) From the age of 12 until she was an adult, she was involved in an organization for girls called Job's Daughters. In order to belong, you had to be related to a Master Mason in good standing. The Bag Lady is a Past Honoured Queen. (Some famous Job's Daughters: Judy Garland, Debbie Reynolds and Kim Cattrall - the Bag Lady is in pretty good company!)
4) She's left-handed. And has green eyes. A couple of centuries ago, she would have been branded a witch for either of those things and burned at the stake....
5) She had a crush on David Cassidy when she was a teenager. Is there another soul out there who
even knows who that is would admit to that?
6) She took ballet, modern jazz and highland dancing when she was young. When she was doing theatre, the only dancing required was tap dancing, which she didn't know how to do, but learned. She can still "shuffle off to Buffalo" if the need ever arises.
7) She used to play the piano (badly) and the guitar (worse), but never played an instrument in the orchestra or band (except for a quickly aborted attempt to play the tuba). For the same theatre production where she had to learn to tap dance, she also had to learn to play the baritone saxophone. The musical director taught her to "play by numbers". She strolled on stage, wearing a red feather boa as part of her costume, sang the intro (in her soprano vocal range), then played "On the Good Ship Lollipop" in the low range of the baritone sax! Brought the house down every time! Especially opening night when she had her nerve-dampened fingers on the wrong keys and the sax emitted a horrible, loud, deep bass HHHOOOONNNKKK!! Seasoned performer that she was (haha), she just shrugged, moved her fingers to the right keys, nodded to the accompanying pianist, and carried on.
Got a standing ovation.
TA DA! (There, Amy, it's done!)
For those of you who are still awake, thanks for making it this far!!