Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tag....I'm It

I was never good at sports. Why does blog tag feel like a sport to me? I'm having flashbacks to 6th grade PE, playing dodgeball in the gym. (How many of my Durant friends read this? Who can be the first to name the girl we were so scared of in dodgeball? I mean, it seriously hurt when she tagged you. I remember her name, but I'm interested to see who gets it first....Beth.)

But this time I'm tagged virtually. No gym uniform, no running around in the midday sun on a playground, so I'm game.

The tagging rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4. If you're tagged, DO IT and pass on the tag

I've been stalling because I didn't think I could think of 6 random things. But I'll try. Here goes:

1. I faked gym. See above. As in, when my parents asked "How do you like soccer in PE?" My response was that it was a little harder to PRETEND you were actually playing than some of the other sports. Softball, for example: you can just stand there in left field. Of course I'm not going to catch anything. I duck from the ball like Buster Bluth. But at least I don't have to run up and down the field while I'm faking.

2. Parenting came about as naturally to me as being an astronaut.

3. I almost broke up with Justin when we had just started dating because I didn't feel "called" to be a pastor's wife. Too opinionated, too independent, too likely to seek employment.... maybe I should run for vice president.

4. In medical school, I was always the one to raise my hand and ask a stupid question. I realized I would much rather do that than get caught bluffing. I always had people say things to me later like "I'm so glad you asked that; I didn't know either but I was too embarrassed to ask." Not me. I would literally raise my hand in front of a hundred people and say "I'm sorry, but I don't understand what that picture is. Would you please explain it?"

The ability to ask lots of questions without embarrassment is one of the best things I learned in medical school. It has served me well. I ask Justin stupid Bible questions all the time, and I know I drove our builder crazy. ("I'm sorry, I don't understand these symbols on the blueprints. Will you please explain them all to me?")

5. I have always wanted to drive an eighteen wheeler. Maybe it's something to do with my maiden name.

6. I grew up on country music, and it still feels like home to me. Not the new stuff, nothing described as "young country" or "today's country". I'm talking about Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline. My first concert as a small child was Willie Nelson. (My first concert "for me" was Michael Jackson Thriller.)

Well, there's my 6. I tag:

Beth Anderson, Jen Lokey, Heather Hendricks, and Lynsey Kramer.



5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

How fun! Jason still needs to do his from Justin's tag. I'll put in a word:).

I'll be thinking about my random things. I LOVE random.

And I still thinks it so neat you are from Durant. I spent many a summers at Lake Texoma since my family lives there.

I would have never known parenting didn't come natural for you. You are an amazing mommy!


Jen said...

i cannot believe you tagged me! great, now i have to participate...it'll take me a few days...i am so slow!

okcowgirl421 said...

Sabrina Eurcho. You're welcome.

Mommy, M.D. said...

i knew you would get it, beth. that chick was scary!

Unknown said...

Just as an FYI she had a younger sister named Melissa that was equally scary!

Unknown said...

I am good! Living in Central Coast California and raising Hannah (8 months today)! I can not picture you living your life! I love your blog! I would never have guessed you would be living the "farm life" and killing snakes! I am very impressed! Also, I saw that you tagged Jennifer Lokey- does she have a blog? I would love to know what is going on with her! Kim

Mommy, M.D. said...

jen has a private blog. i'll send her your blog and let her know you asked.