Thursday, August 4, 2011

You're It!

Thanks to my friend, writer, and fellow blogger Amanda Cleary Eastep for passing along this blog prompt. Try it out on your blog or just enjoy reading it and meeting some new bloggers!

What do you think of when you the hear the word tag? I think of recess at Parkside School in Thornton, Illinois. I remember being "it" a lot because I wasn't so good at running or any type of outdoor activity. I also remember the "cootie" stage where the girls would try to catch the boys or boys catch the girls and "infect" them.
Do you think you’re hot? Last week, I was extremely hot :-). The humidity was killing me. My husband and I did the air conditioning battle - he inched the dial up - and I put it back down.

No - seriously - I feel like at age 45 I am finally growing into my body and becoming less worried about my appearance.
Upload a picture or wallpaper that you’re using at the moment.

This is a sunset in Door County, Wisconsin - always one of my favorite spots.
When was the last time you ate chicken? Yesterday, we went to La Creperie in downtown Chicago. We sat at the outdoor back patio and had crepes with chicken and mushrooms - finished off, of course, with a nutella and banana crepe (my favorite). Milt and I used to go to this little spot when we were dating. It was my daughter Sabrina's first visit.
The song(s) you listened to recently. I've been watching Glee with Sabrina...and I've really really enjoyed hearing some songs that I haven't heard for ages. The episode about religion was especially moving to me with: "Losing My Religion" and "One of Us"...two of my favorite alternative songs about faith.
What were you thinking as you were doing this? That my friend Amanda is pretty cool :-). And - I'm glad that I know so many writers, thinkers, and bloggers.
Do you have nicknames? What are they? Not really. Some people call me James. My family used to call me "Vera" after the dingy waitress at Mel's Diner. My grade school friends called me "Storms" - my maiden name.

Tag 8 blogger friends…

Who’s listed as No. 1? Connie. We were friends 25 years ago in college and reunited during the Chicago Blizzard at our reunion. Now we are reunited friends and writers - and she just got back from an exciting trip with Wycliffe to write about missions work in Europe.

Say something about No. 5 Ilene was my student. Her blog is so fun - and she is the most faithful blogger I know with a HUGE following. How do you do it!?

How did you get to know No. 3? John and I teach together. He has a sarcastic wit that helps keep me sane at MBI. I love his narratives. He is also published - I am jealous!

How about No. 4? Anna and I were roommates in grad school. She is creative and driven and is married to a Frenchman. I miss her!

Leave a message for No. 6. I will miss you at Moody! Be sure to stay in touch with me. I so appreciate your insights and sensitive soul...

Leave a lovey dovey message for No. 2. Hmmmm - I don't know about lovey dovey :-) - but I so love your huge heart and think you are an amazing person and writer and dad.

Do No. 7 and No. 8 have any similarities? Both former students. Both individuals who aren't afraid to step outside of the box and see everything (including faith) from a unique and yet utterly devoted light. I admire you both!
If you’re reading, please take a few minutes to check out these great bloggers, and if you have a blog…Tag, you’re it!

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