Until my friend and blogger Verna Wilder tagged me, I had no idea what this game was. It’s a take on the old children’s game, except that instead of standing there and counting when you’re ‘it’, you have to reveal five things about yourself then tag five other people you know, like, love, and/or admire.
- I didn’t speak English until I was twenty-one. I had studied it at university and knew enough to order a meal or talk about the weather when I was transferred to Halifax, Nova Scotia and put in charge of fifteen, non-French-speaking staff. I had to learn, and real fast.
- I met my husband when I was twenty-one. We met on a 13th of May and by 13 August (of the same summer) we were living together. We were married a year later and have been a couple for 28 years. If you want to know my age, do the math.
- I’m the laziest person I know. I’ve developed a technique where I do everything really efficiently so I have more time for my favorite sport, relaxing.
- I don’t watch TV. Hate it. Find it a total waste of time. I use the internet for news from around the world. Will watch DVDs, though.
- I’m fluent in three languages, and functional in two others. Fluent in French, English, Spanish. Can get by in Portuguese and Italian. I’m currently studying Italian more in depth. Next language for me: Mandarin Chinese.
Now that I’ve suffered through these revelations, here they are. (Darn, a lot of people I would’ve loved to tag don’t have blogs)
- Cheryl Swanson. Cheryl’s a one-person whirlwind with more energy than I have. She recently started a blog to promote her fellow authors from Zumaya and she writes incredible reviews. She also lives in Hawaii (one of the islands) and is known as Surfing Cheryl.
- Eva Kende. Eva is a Hungarian-Canadian who has lived an incredible life, both in Hungary and in Canada. She recently published her childhood memoirs in Snapshots: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain.
- Erin O’Brien. Erin likes to run around the internet… naked, talk about sex, and make hilarious comments on life in general.
- Edward Willett. Ed is a multi-published author who is rare: he writes both fiction and non-fiction. He’s also the diligent and hard-working (I know how much work that takes) webmaster for the SF Canada site.
- Christopher Stires. Another fellow author, Chris always has fun pieces on his blog. Chris lives in Southern California. Right now, with -11C and snow, neither Cheryl nor Chris are popular with me. I’m swiftly turning green.