After all this time of avoiding being tagged, I’ve been hit twice within the last week. Today’s came from Heather over at the ‘view from Stonewater and the topic is “8 Random Facts About Myself.”
The first rule of the game, however, is to post the rules of the game. Here they are:
So here we go.
1. I traveled alone by bus from Mexico City to Denver, Colorado. Long story, but this came at the end of a summer in Mexico when I’d taken a couple classes at the University of Mexico, UNAM.
2. I lived in Tanzania, East Africa, for a year. I would never have been in Mexico that summer if I hadn’t first lived in Tanzania. Being genuinely abroad (not just driving across the Mexican or Canadian border and back) changed my worldview.
3. I never graduated from high school. OK, I said that for dramatic effect. 😉 I have a high school diploma but didn’t go to school my senior year. (More dramatic effect). What I did do was study by correspondence courses from the University of Nebraska. (See number 2). And I received my diploma in absentia, so never crossed the stage.
4. At one point, my dad, mom, sister, brother, grandmother, and I were all teachers. OK, not sure about my grandmother. I think she was still teaching literacy to adults, but I could be wrong.
5. When I was in high school, I wanted to be a math major and teach math. (I majored in English, minored in history, and taught English and Bible for thirty years. 😛 )
6. See the parentheses in number five.
7. My most favorite place in the world is anywhere above timberline!
8. My favorite sport is the one I’m playing at the time, but I played more volleyball than anything. Even have a couple church league tee shirts to prove it. 😀
And now, I get to DO the tagging. I guess turnabout’s fair play, so I’ll start with Jason Joyner. Seven more: Christopher Hopper, Wayne Thomas Batson, Bryan Davis, Donita K. Paul, Rachel Marks, John W. Otte, and Katie Popa.
Tomorrow, thoughts on satire.